What about those of us married and really struggling with our relationship? Will we listen to those who try to help us? It is amazing to really understand that many 'old' married couples have very hard struggles. We don't generally talk about our struggles with friends do we? We either don't want others to know our lives are messed up or don't figure anyone else will understand where we are coming from. Often, we don't even know where we are coming from. There are many reasons we struggle in our marriages. I wished my marriage was perfect just as I wish yours was but, I know this bent world won't allow us to have perfection.
Quite honestly, this desperate world leaves much to be desired. How can we move beyond our sorrows? Physical distractions can temporarily take our mind off our sorrows but that is only a delay. People can say that God can take your burden away but, how do we give God our burden. Can we just drop our burdens off and come back later all fixed up? We are sadly not cars and God is not our mechanic.
We need hope in our lives. Hope is not found in this physical world. We cannot go to a mountain and dig up our stash of hope. We must find hope beyond this physical existence. God can and is willing to bear our burdens however; we must have a 'real' relationship with God. If we take the time we have been given to visit with God and get to know him and he us, our Father will help us. God will give us hope and love.
Look, I and ask a friend to borrow something to help me. I can ask a friend to help me move from one dwelling to another. You see, I can ask a friend for help just as a friend can ask me for help but, I doubt a stranger on the street would lend me an expensive tool or help me move. I doubt I would even bother asking because I don't know the stranger on the street. If God is that stranger on the street, would we ask him for help? That is why God must become our 'friend'. Those of you who are long time Christians, don't take 'friend' out of context. We know that a relationship with God is much more than a fair weathered friend however; the deep friendship of love starts somewhere...it starts as a relationship.~b