There was a season in my life where it felt as if I was losing control of my life and chaos was surrounding me in all areas. During this time, I was battling anxiety, struggling with fear and uncertainty, and was dealing with the pain of a broken relationship. It was in this place where I was desperately seeking wisdom and reached a place where I needed to put my hand up and ask for help. Reaching this place was quite vulnerable and humbling, as asking for help felt very uncomfortable. I had to make the decision to step out of my comfort zone and decide to seek out the road of counselling.
I had to let go of any fearful or prideful thoughts concerning counselling and know God desired for me to live in wholeness and freedom. It was challenging to begin counselling at the beginning. It was uncomfortable to admit to myself I needed it. It was uncomfortable to keep the commitment every week. It was uncomfortable to share the deepest hurts and pains of my life on a weekly basis. However, in my place of discomfort and uncertainty, God met me right where I was. He began to show me a way forward and used the professional help to restore the broken parts of my life.
It was in this season of my life I witnessed the goodness and faithfulness of God.
2 Corinthians 12:9 in the Message translation reads;
“My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness.”
I am so thankful that in my place of discomfort, God’s power took control and brought healing, freedom, and restoration in my life.
God please have your way in my life. Even if the road is uncomfortable, I pray for the strength to keep moving forward, so that I can be healed and whole and in turn help others. AMEN
Devoted Devotional By Hannah Hopper