In novel one (Waiting for Mr. Right), Gretchen was finally ready for things to change in her life. She realized that things could be different. It didn’t have to be this way.
She tried breaking up with her boyfriend, but he reacted with angry threats, and she knew she was in serious trouble. This was not something she could handle by herself; she needed help.
Are you currently trying to work through a problem situation by yourself?
Be wise like Gretchen, and don’t try to handle difficult issues alone.
Someone may be hurting you, or you may be hurting yourself. Maybe your situation isn’t quite that serious, but everything that affects you is important to God! It matters!
There are people all around you who want to see you experience the best life possible. You can talk to a parent, teacher, neighbor, leader at church, or another trusted adult about what you’re experiencing. God can use them to help you get to a safe place, emotionally and physically.
If you hide problems or hurts, that secrecy gives them the ideal place to tunnel and grow. However, if you tell someone about them, the light of the truth will reveal what’s happening. Once everything is out in the open, you can get the help you need to be healed and free.
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1 (NLT)
Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 (NLT)
God says He is always ready to help you in times of trouble. How awesome to think that God Himself is there for you! And He often uses the people in your life to share your problems, big and small.
Never feel embarrassed to admit your life isn’t perfect. No one’s life is. We all need help from others sometimes. The sooner you seek out help, the sooner you can begin to experience the life God wants you to live.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
God’s good plans for us won’t just happen automatically. We need to cooperate with Him to see them all come to pass.
If you are going through something, you need to let someone know. Start with God. He already knows your situation, but He wants you to come to Him with it.
And don’t wait to deal with things; God wants them to start changing for you today! If you need to, ask God to give you the courage to reach out to the right people for the support you need. Like Gretchen, you’ll be incredibly glad you did!