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Friday, March 15, 2024 (Ashley)

Posted on by Josh Heppner 0 comments
Later today, I am sitting down with someone I love to have a very hard and heavy conversation. All week long, my stomach has been in knots, my heart racing with anxiety, and my list of what to say and how to sayit continues to be revised. In my hands, this situation is the pits. All I want to do is cancel the meeting and run to hide someplace far, far, away.

But in God's hands, the situation is lifted high!

💜Because scripture reminds me that God knows the end from the beginning, I am assured that this circumstance is no different. One way or the other, God’s will will be done and I believe his will is GOOD!

“Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” -Isaiah 46:9-10

💜Because scripture reminds me that the Holy Spirit will equip me with the right words and heart attitude, I can go into this conversation with ease and confidence!

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:19-20

💜Because scripture reminds me that the enemy lurks around, looking for clever ways to get into our lives to cause suffering and pain, I can stand boldly against Satan and declare Jesus victory over this specific relationship!

“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith.” 1 Peter 5:8

Not having this difficult conversation would be the easy thing to do. I could get used to the way things are, even if I know they are wrong, right? It would also be safer for me… After all this person can’t get upset or disappointed with me if I just keep my mouth closed, right?


Because at the end of the day, I know God is calling me to step in and speak up. I know that this person and our relationship are far too important to me then to live with regret later on. I also know that God doesn’t ask us to walk through life alone. Sometimes, walking through life gets hard, it gets dirty, and it gets real. Having Christian family and friends to lend a hand, brace an arm, or help us stand back up is a BLESSING!

Whether you're on the giving or receiving end of that today, take comfort in the gift God has given us in one another.



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