“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs” Zephaniah 3:17, NLT.
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17
I used to be the kind of person who would go to the ends of the earth and bend over backward to help someone in need. I would let their emergency become my emergency. And just so they could sleep at night, I would take on their situation and lose sleep trying to figure out how I would solve their problems and make everything alright. After many years of doing this, I realized God never intended for me to be anyone’s savior. The LORD taught me that people need a friend, someone to come alongside them with love and encouragement. They may need help locating the wisdom of God for their situation. This insight will set you free and will allow God room to do what only He can do. People do not need you to be their savior, they need a friend.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for giving me revelation, wisdom and understanding. Your truth sets me free, and I am free. As I encounter people in need, help me Lord to stay reminded that you are God and I am not, that you are Savior, and I am not. Help me be a friend that loves them, while you be God who saves them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.