Close—But Not Too Close
Living Free Every Day®
"For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die." Psalm 48:14 NLT
Thoughts for Today
Remind yourself every day that life is a journey. When trying to help a loved one, there are some days, if not many, that things seem hopeless. Live each day focusing on God, and he will work things out in your life. He promises to be our guide along the journey.
Ask God to clear your thinking and remove any obstacles that may exist in your relationship with him. Perhaps you have made some poor decisions or used bad judgment as a helper. God is there to forgive you and help you get back on track.
Consider this …
Always remember that you can create the environment for change, but God does the changing. And the Bible assures us that with him, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). Let him be your guide.
Father, thank you for being my constant guide. Help me be sensitive—and obedient—to your guidance. In Jesus' name …
These thoughts were drawn from …
Close—But Not Too Close by Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee. A complement to the Concerned Persons small group study, this booklet is written primarily for those who want to help someone close to them who is enslaved by the stronghold of a life-controlling issue. It is also designed to help someone who is suffering the consequences of a loved one's problem.