Thursday, October 20, 2011

Accepting Helplessness and Depending on Divine Power, Words of the Heart by a Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Accepting Helplessness 
Depending on Divine Power

Helplessness is a basic human condition. 

For those of us who like control in life, this is hard to swallow. While we try continually to grasp and deal with the world around us, we eventually find we truly are helpless.

What seems to be easy for us to observe as actions needing to be done, cannot always be done. Something or someone stands in the way.

In Romans 7:18 Paul writes:  "I can will what is right, but I cannot do it." 

Paul's journey was fraught with trials and bad events every place he visited. His writings spoke of his helplessness, but his attitude was always optimistic.  Paul constantly chose peace and joy in place of despondency.

What do you do when you are overwhelmed?  How hard is it to accept that we are basically helpless? God is in control and once you accept the 'helplessness' you realize you are only safe and at peace in a relationship with Him.

Alzheimers has taught the members of my family the reality of this lesson.  When this dreaded disease strikes so many of our elderly and there is nothing we can do, we begin to realize how truly helpless we are. We depend on Doctors to save us at the emergency room from heart attacks, strokes, injuries etc...but no one can save you from Alzheimers or the helplessness that comes with the disease.  This helplessness is not just the family member with the disease, but the helplessness for the entire family.  Rising over the anguish when clarity continues to set in on the loss as you are reminded daily of the 'missing' person in your life.

Words from my Heart,

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
Philippians 4:7

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