I Have A Problem! What Are My Options?
I know that right now many of You are hurting! This week I have counseled many people who had such deep pain in their hearts that it led some even to the point of despair. I love my friends and have provided Biblical counseling as I sought to provide Biblical hope for each one.
When people are hurting, they often feel as there is no hope or way out of their problem. First, I love options! Options removes so much stress from life. My dear friends, you must know that God always provides you with options!
There are two great forces at work in your life today. One force is attempting to pull everything apart through a myriad of problems, while the other is seeking to put your life back together again. Satan tries to Destroy while Jesus Christ is the Restorer.
The story is told of a New York hotel maid that had walked into a room one day, expecting to clean it for the next Guest. Then she discovered that the previous Guests was lying on the floor dead. He had committed suicide. Now this is very important to me as just last week I counseled two people, that were definitely suicidal.
The maid found “the note.” “I leave to society a bad example. I leave to my friends the memory of a misspent life. I leave to my Father and Mother all the sorrow they can possibly bear in their old age. I leave to my Wife a broken heart and to my Children the name of a drunkard and a suicide.
Here was a man whose life had fallen apart. He thought he had no hope. It is a shame that apparently no one explained to him how Jesus Christ can put lives back together again! This past week God allowed me to counsel a man from North America that was suicidal, and later in the week counsel a lady that was definitely suicidal that lives in Asia. By the grace of God, and use of the Word of God, I was able to provide Biblical hope to each and they, thank God did not follow through with their suicidal threats.