This one is for my brothers and sisters in the WordPress blogisphere first and foremost, but not limited to this group, of course.
There are several Christian blogs that I’ve followed and enjoy regularly, and there seems to be a group of us that congregate around each others blogs. Though we might have some different perspectives, I know we all have our place in the Kingdom of God and we are very similarly-minded in our love for the Lord, Jesus Christ and our Christian brethren.
I notice something that I relate to immensely among many of you, and as much as it is possible, I want to offer support. Though we all have our own reasons for having a Christian blog, I think many of us are searching for something. Though ultimately, we are searching for a better understanding and relationship with Jesus, within this I see many who deal with similar struggles of pain and loneliness.
The Christian journey is one of triumph and wonderment over the glory of God, but as we are growing we do suffer many things, and because we are one with each other and with Jesus, when I see your suffering I suffer with you. I know I’ve dealt with a great deal of troubles in my life – a great deal of feeling like there is no place for me in this world, a great deal of relationship problems, lack of faith, feeling unworthy of God’s love, and full of self-condemnation because of my sins both past and present.
Though I am young and my walk with Jesus is just beginning, I have been through my fair share of struggles in this world. It’s only in recent months that I have found peace in Jesus Christ. Prior to, my whole life has been riddled with destruction, abuse, self-defeating behavior, anxiety, depression, addiction – you name it.
As someone who has lived through hardships – but most importantly – as someone who Jesus is dealing graciously with, I want to offer encouragement and support. There were times in my Christian walk when I needed support badly and it was hard to come by because the people of this world tend to offer advice and support that is not always aligned with Christian values. I even found it difficult to find quality support within the Christian community.
Though Jesus has been very merciful to me and makes me stronger in him each day, we all need support. I know I do. I’m happy to get all the Christian fellowship I can, and we are supposed to fellowship with one another for a reason. When one of us suffers, we all suffer together – and so I want to extend an offer to anyone who might read this. Though we know that Jesus is with us and we are never alone, sometimes it helps to have someone of the faith to reach out to.
Whether you just want a friendly chat, prayer, or someone to vent to about a struggle, whatever the case might be, my door is always open. Just shoot me an email. I know it can be weird to reach out to strangers, but in Jesus we are not strangers. We are brothers and sisters, and I love you!
I’m going to leave comments open. I don’t know how much traffic this post will get, but in any case, this can also be a place for us to connect with one another. Maybe we can arrange a better way should we decide to congregate together.