“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others…” Matthew 20:28, NLT
I’ll never forget when my bestfriend lost her son. It was their first child and he was only three months old. As soon as we received the heartbreaking news, all of her family and friends drove to her home, some of us from out of town, to comfort her. After a month went by, I called to see how she was doing. She said, “I’m just looking for opportunities to share the Gospel with others.” I remember I was standing in the grocery store when she said this and tears began to run down my face. I was so amazed. Her heart didn’t turn from God, it turned to Him. She didn’t stop serving others because of her calamity, she served all the more. She showed herself to truly be a disciple of Jesus.
We all experience adversity and trials that completely devastate us. We all experience hurt and pain, but I encourage you, don’t turn away from God. Turn to Him. Don’t stop serving others. Serve all the more. Don’t stop telling others about Jesus. Look for witnessing opportunities that God will send your way. I know it’s hard, but you can rise above it all by God’s strength. Don’t go inward. Keep reaching outward. Show yourself to truly be a disciple of Jesus.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking to my heart. No matter what I go through in life, help me always turn to you. Help me Lord to never stop serving you. Give me the heart of Jesus. Give me the mind of Jesus. Even in the midst of my hurt and pain, help me to keep reaching, and keep looking to be a blessing. Help me to rise above it all and serve you by serving others. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.