I am here for YOU … NOW!
Back in the day, I didn’t even think about God. I was just trying to survive the stress and pressures of my job, the never-ending ‘to-do’ lists and all the anxiety I felt when I traveled leaving my family behind. Not to mention the constant thoughts of, “you’re not good enough” playing over and over in my head.
I rarely slept more than a few hours a night and thought, “Well, this is life, it’s not supposed to be easy, so deal with it.” And I would escape by drinking, smoking and partying because that is what most people did. It was a normal way of life for me and sadly, morning after morning, I would feel no better. To be honest, I felt WORSE! I was hungover and regretted things I said and did making my stress and shame multiply like bunnies in the summer.
What a vicious cycle I was in and I didn’t even know it.
I never thought of going to God to help me live my life … ever. I only prayed when there were health issues in my family or if I felt my job was in jeopardy or when I was looking for a job. And I really wasn’t sure if I was praying right or not.
I heard a homily this weekend that made me think of all the people out there who do not have a relationship with God. Maybe people think they are too sinful to go to Him—full of shame and regrets—how can I go to Him?
But that is the beauty of God …
He doesn’t expect us to go to Him perfect with all our ducks in a row in order ask for His help as if it is a business transaction. “God, I have done this and this—now will you give me that?”
He wants us to cry and scream out to Him right now where we are in our broken lives, in our addictions, in our stress and worry—in our shame. He wants all the lost sheep without a shepherd to come to Him so He can lead them to peace.
I fell into this a few times on my journey—when I would go back to sinful behavior I would hide from Him. I would be so full of shame that I didn’t want to go to Mass or pray but that is exactly what I needed to do. Eventually, I would go to confession and reconcile myself back to Him and ask for His help to stop acting in this or that way. Slowly but surely, His grace would flow and my actions changed—but only because I went to HIM for help. I couldn’t do it on my own.
God is here for YOU … NOW!
He doesn’t care if you are living a hedonistic, sinful, selfish, materialistic, masochistic, addictive, angry, ‘all-about-me’ life. Actually, He desperately wants to be there for you now—smack dab in the middle of your pain, hurt, anger and fear!
“I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners”
“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.”
Why not go to God now—what do you have to lose? Here are a few prayers that might help you with your stress/worry/anxiety, financial issues, illness, addiction and loss of a loved one—check it out. Please, please, please—forward this post or share this link with those who need Him NOW—in the middle of their mess!
God has transformed my life in so many ways and I sincerely want this supernatural peace and joy for everyone! Imagine living your life filled with peace, joy, and love for everyone ooooooozing from your every pore! Hard to imagine for some, but let me tell you—it is possible—miracles are waiting for you!
I am a living, breathing, walking miracle right here! Praise be to God!
Go pray BIG this week—cry, scream, beg, plead—He seeks you and is ready to help you! All you have to do is ask!
I will pray for you all—talk to you next week, have a blessed and inspired day!