Inspired by my devotional, “The Cross on Jesus' Back,” Lela took courage. She reached out for Jesus and he took the hand of the scared little girl inside her and helped her to share her song as part of the “On Cross Roads” Soul Shepherding retreat I led last week. The cross sang in Lela's soul - and ours too!
You can apply that lesson to other things like keeping your peace in stress, responding with kindness when you’re mistreated, being generous to people who don’t deserve it, not being impulsive in relationships or business deals, and being happy for others to succeed more than you do.
All Christ-followers go through Dark Nights when God seems distant and prayer and other spiritual activities do not yield the experience of God’s blessings as they have in times past. But few people today have been trained in how to deal with these spiritual trials.