Wednesday, June 2, 2010

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY WORD...a feeling of helplessness!

Do you ever feel helpless? Like no matter what you do or don't do, it is never good enough? I have felt this way many times. It is easy to feel helpless when it comes to ourselves but what about others...when other people near and dear to us do things that they shouldn't, an awful feeling of helplessness comes over us.

In last week's YOUR OPINION MATTERS POLL, I polled the readers the following question, "What area of life do you ever feel helpless?" The top 3 answers were:

1. 26% of those polled said that they feel helpless in their family.
2. Another 26% voted and said that they feel helpless at their job.
3. 26% more votes came in and said that they feel helpless in their friendships.

This poll reveals to me that not only do we struggle with what we should do or shouldn't do, but we struggle with what others do or don't do. Helplessness is simply a state of confusion and frustration.

ROMANS 5:6 "While we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly."
How amazing is it that everything that we have failed at or haven't been able to do, and every minute that has been wasted trying to fix things our way - all of it - can be forgiven and made right by simply placing our life into the hand of the One who first gave it to us!

No matter how hard we try, we can never simply be "good enough" to live with a pure and holy God but God sent His only Son into this world so we might live through Him. (1 John 4:9) It is by His death that the very idea of being unloved and feeling helpless was made invalid. Whenever we feel this way, we must have taken our eyes off of the cross because it was there that His love was proven for us!

This kind of love cannot be earned and certainly it is difficult to even grasp the depth of this kind of love, but this love of God is the kind that allows us to walk freely in the fullness and blessing of His love, without condemnation, without feeling helpless!

True love is found in Christ alone. Once we receive this gift of new life of forgiveness, we can help others instead of feeling helpless!


Karen said...

Amen! Love your closing paragraph!

Denise said...

Very, very true. said...

I often feel like I need help=)alot of it... God is sooo faithful...
Happy TT