Relief.

Life is tough. I know every single person who reads this will agree. To be real with you, we go through straight up crap sometimes. Heartbreak, loneliness, disappointment, sorrow, fear, stress, worry, insecurity, hurt, rejection, anxiety, uncertainty, peer pressure, pain, depression, loss, and sickness sometimes seem to be playing on an endless loop. We are trying to weather this storm called life. We are trying to find relief. In fact, we are adamantly searching for relief.

The question is: where are you finding your relief?

Alcohol, drugs, “perfecting” your outward appearance {Perfecting is in “…” because God made YOU with intent, my friend. Do not forget that.}, work, school, money, people, and relationships are all TEMPORARY solutions. In fact, they are not even solutions at all. According to Merriam-Webster.com, a solution is “an answer to a problem.” None of the things listed are the answer to any of our problems. If they were the answer, why do they constantly fail us? They act as a mere band-aid to the much greater pain we are experiencing. Therefore, the relief they offer is not only temporary, but it is also not proportional to what we need.

So, what will give us relief?

It is not a what.

It’s a who.

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

What God offers is not a temporary solution or just a “band-aid” on your pain. He offers complete healing, restoration, comfort, and hope – the ultimate form of relief.

XOXO,

Cat


“Solution.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.

3 thoughts on “Relief.

  1. Catherine, this is EXACTLY what I needed to read today! Ive been incredibly stressed over Pink Out, and your post reminded me to find my relief from stress in spending time with the One who created me. Thanks!
    Joseph

    P.S. – you actually need to write a book. I love these, and would be the first to buy it! Lol!

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