I am so thankful this Memorial Day for the freedoms that I have. You see, I tend to allow life to distract me from recognizing all the sacrifices that have been made for me to be allowed to have all the freedoms I possess being a United States Citizen.
I'm going to keep it brief today and ask you to keep in mind what this weekend is all about. Not barbecues or parties but remembering the sacrifice of those who lost their lives (and continue to do so) for our country (USA). It is all too easy to take for granted the freedoms that we do still enjoy here.
Have you been there? In a dark place and no one else seems to see or care? I have. It's been many years but I can still feel that twinge in my heart. That twinge that says that 'your on your own', 'you got yourself into this', 'no one loves you' and so many other demeaning and condemning statements...
It can be so easy to think that since we have put God on the sidelines that He has done the same with us. Especially when we are going through struggles. But that's simply not true. He's still there, guiding us and loving us.
The aspect of being a blessing can come in many forms. Sometimes it will be giving a kind word to someone. Other times it may be assisting someone in buying something-whether it be a meal or something that they are in need of...maybe driving someone home. Ask God to guide you and He will make it plain to you.