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5614208322_59fcecb902_zAsk your family and your friends to pray for you.

Their love, faith and support when you feel like you can’t go on any longer can be a life-line, and God will absolutely work through them.

Kelly from This Ain’t the Lyceum wrote:

“When I could not talk to God, I basically asked everyone to pray on my behalf. For the boys, for me, for my husband, for our faith; when I couldn’t get unstuck from the horrible place I was in, I heavily relied on the spiritual strength of others to pry me loose. Even now, if you see me posting a rare piece about how I’m having a rough time, it’s because I’m struggling to choose joy and I need a spiritual kick in the pants from my prayer warrior friends.

“Learning to ask for and accept help in all circumstances is part and parcel of this special needs game. But it’s not just about having meals delivered or fundraisers organized. A spiritual crisis is a real crisis that can need assistance. It can be bigger than us, and just like we need help with physical things, we need the prayers of our friends and family to help when God does indeed give us more than we can handle. We can’t do life alone, none of us, no matter what our circumstances. If you are in a dark place, ask for help. You don’t need to be specific just ask for prayer, as many times as you need it, and force yourself to receive the Sacraments (Confession, Eucharist). Go sit in Adoration even if all you can do is ask “Why?” for a whole hour.”

You can read the rest here. 

It’s beautiful. It’s honest. It’s something that we can all share in — those times when God does give us more than we feel like we can handle.

When that happens, look to Him, and ask for help from Him and those closest to you. Be vulnerable, and allow your family and friends to carry you through and to show you their faith and compassion.

Give them a chance to give you some grace and to be Jesus for you in those moments.

And remember that He, “will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born.” (Isaiah 66:9).

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