The Christian Public Servant – “come quickly to help”

 

 

 

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May 15, 2018 – Tuesday

Reading

Psalm 119:28 [NIV] My soul is weary with sorry; strengthen me according to your word.

Psalm 22:19 [NIV] But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.

Reflection

My sister died. I am struggling. A week ago, I took vacation days to visit her for the last time. I still do not understand why she had to die at her age. Why did our last conversation have to be our very last?

And I am struggling about having to go back to work after the funeral. I am so tired emotionally and physically. My strength is running out. Will I be able to hold in my personal agony, so I can do my job? As a manager, employees feed off my reactions and emotions. I do not have the right to fail them because of my personal life.

Scripture tells, you and I must have faith that He will not forsake us. Even when the struggle seems too heavy to handle, we must push through, knowing He is close and His strength is ours.

I do not know if you’ve been through this kind of trauma. I do not know if you’ve struggled as I am struggling. Perhaps you are struggling right now? Certainly, you will struggle in the future.

You must ask for His strength. You must ask that He come quickly to help.

Today at work, regardless of the struggle you personally face or the one you may face down the line, know He is not far from you. Know you will gain His strength.

Throughout the workday, call on Him. He will come quickly to help.

Prayer

Dear Lord, I need Your strength. I know You are not far from me. Come quickly. Right now. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Jennifer Peacock
MPA Candidate
Belhaven University
Jackson, Mississippi USA

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