"A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT
Are you there today? Are you trying to do it alone and just aren't making it? Why? Don't you know that we weren't made to handle life alone? God knew that. That is why He gave us the third person of the trinity--the Holy Spirit.
"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you." John 14:16-17 NLT
But again, at times, He knew that we would need more. We would need the companionship of others. That is why it is so important to cover yourself--surround yourself with a few solid, Christian friends that can support you when you can't. To strengthen you when you are weak. To pray for you when the words won't come. To love you when you are unlovable. To encourage you when you need encouragement. To reprimand you when you need reprimanding.
Our God is an all encompassing, MIGHTY God. He can and is capable of being all that we need. He wants that. But like a caring and compassionate Father, He knows His children and He knows that there will be times that we will need the feel His touch, His presence, His love--through the designated people that He has purposely placed into our lives. Please be mindful of this--these people are not to take the place of Him, but they are an extension of Him. Do you understand that?
So, back to the original question--Are you there today? If you are, please be praying that the person or persons that God wants to help you through, comes. That you see and recognize. That you don't let pride or self-sufficiency get the best of you--that you don't let those emotions keep the grace and blessing that God has in stored for you and for the others involved in His greater plan--from coming to you.
This is a new day! Be Glad and Rejoice in It! And Praise your Father through it all!