Sometimes the toll life takes on us seems too high a price to pay. We get stressed out; it happens to everyone. I find incredible comfort in confiding in someone who genuinely desires that I feel God’s love and find peace.
Good Christian counselors can provide that help. They ask hard questions, but they also help us deal with the answers. My sessions with a counselor led to greater clarity. I saw how trivial some things were that I had thought were so important. This helped me see how unimportant “stuff” was. No longer desiring to accumulate material things, I tore through closets and drawers, getting rid of unwanted possessions. The freedom I felt from such action was amazing.
My stress stemmed from being out of balance. What is keeping you out of balance?
This message is adapted from “Christian Counseling: Help on the Journey” written by CJ Hines in the May 2005 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine. Today is the fifth Sunday of Lent. The readings are Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45.