Have you ever felt so Helpless in life? That there is nothing you can do to fix a situation or problem? You can’t lift up a person and make them feel better, you can’t answer your best friends, “why did this happen to me” question, you can’t make the hurt go away, you’re helpless.
The last few weeks I have felt Helpless.
It’s not the first time I have felt Helpless.
I felt Helpless when I watched the love of my life fly off in an emergency helicopter.
I felt Helpless when he was laying in a hospital bed with a tube in his brain.
I felt Helpless when he wasn’t awake yet after having major brain surgery.
I felt Helpless when he realized he was paralyzed on one side of his body.
I felt Helpless when my best friends dad committed suicide.
I felt Helpless when I couldn’t take away her pain.
I felt Helpless when I didn’t even have words to comfort her.
I felt Helpless when my dad left my family.
I felt Helpless when my entire family fell apart.
I felt Helpless when Nathan started teething and his painful cry hurt my heart.
I felt Helpless when Nathan got his first fever and I could only give him Tylenol.
I felt Helpless when Nathan got crazy hives.
This season of feeling Helpless is a little different.
I have been reminded that I’m not Helpless.
It might sound super silly and super easy, but its the small reminder that I have Christ Jesus living inside me. Although I may not be able to take away the pain of someone I love and I may not have the correct words and answers, I do have Jesus, and Jesus can do ALL things.
This was a good reminder tonight.
I was thinking of my current situation and what I could do to fix it. Then I came across the verse,
“The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.”
Psalm 34:17 NLT
That got me thinking of how I have been responding to feeling Helpless. I have this routine when I start to feel Helpless.
(Yes I know my process is not awesome and it is something I am working on personally. Not to panic and worry and instead be calm.)
God works in people when they are at a low. He teaches when people are sad, mad, frustrated, depressed, lonely, unsure, confused, and hurt. He is able to come in and give them a hug and really show his nurturing fatherly heart.
Praying IS enough. And my prayer is heard. My timing of when my answer should arrive is not the same of Gods timing, and I need to remember thats okay. I don’t need to be a frazzled stress ball pacing down my hall way.
Wherever life has you right now, I hope it’s on a high with lots of laughter and love, but if it’s not and you’re feeling Helpless, know you don’t have to be. God has you. He has a plan for what is going on. Boy do I wish I had the answers for you, but thankfully our ALL KNOWING GOD does. He hears your prayers friend! He sees you! He won’t abandon you!