We are not meant to be alone!

Posted: April 5, 2016 in homeless, homelessness, shelters, Uncategorized

We are not meant to be alone in life. We were created for relationship with God, and with each other.

This topic has been on my mind for a few weeks now, and i just have to share it. At the shelter we try to create an atmosphere that promotes healthy relationships, and family. Recently I had someone in my office telling me some stories. Some times they are hard on the head because they have a lot of stories to tell, some are true, but some are definitely not.

As I listened to them speak about sleeping in stair wells, and on the street, not knowing where they would sleep at night, they got my heart aching for change. I have written a entry about this person before, and how they would not come inside our shelter for years.

“I have not given you a Spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound mind”. 

This is a verse that we love to quote at the shelter. As i listen to people’s stories I can’t help but wonder at what point in their life did things go bad? Since i have worked in the shelter for over 10 years, I have seen people have a sound mind, leave for a few years, come back and not be in their right mind.

Mental Health professionals would say there is no cure for a mental health issue, but i believe that there is always hope in Jesus. I wrote another entry awhile ago about this topic, and will try to find it after. We know that through Jesus all things are possible.

This individual would ask themselves how they ended up at this point in their life, and would get lost in their thoughts. When we are alone with just our thoughts, the enemy can have full reign. When Jesus shared the parable of how “the Shepard” would leave 99 sheep in a pasture to find 1 who has gone missing, he would bring the sheep back to the rest of the flock. As people we are not meant to be alone in life, but some times life would make you think that you have no choice, but you do!

I know Christians that will justify why they do not attend a regular church service, but will watch a YouTube video or just listen to a sermon. If that was the type of life or ministry we were called to Jesus would not have sent out the 70 in two’s. Even more as Christians and just being apart of humanity, we need to take the time to include others.

I have seen people come out of their delusions, after spending time with loving, caring and compassionate people. We need to be these people.

The individual I have been speaking about on this post, still struggles with their thoughts and stories, but I know that through the power of Jesus they can be healed! Please be praying with me that they allow Christ to be apart of their life in a real way.

I have some exciting stories to tell you over the next few weeks, but wanted to start with the most pressing thoughts on my mind. Bless you all for reading, and I hope that you will pray with me, and be encouraged that God is working in peoples lives still today.

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