Hang in there
Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the LORD has told me to go to the Jordan River.”
But Elisha replied, “As surely as the LORD lives and you yourself life, I will never leave you.” — 2 Kings 2:6
We build our walls, even if we do it unintentionally. When the hurt REALLY hurts, we shelter ourselves. We close up and close off. If we don’t close up and close off, someone we know does this.
During our self-isolation times, that one friend or family member is like Elisha who does not leave Elijah. This love simply waits. They never leave.
God never leaves us, either. We can close off God. We can barricade ourselves for a moment or for months (or even years) at a time, but God lives in your life.
In fact, it may be God who nudges your friend or family member to reach you at just the right time with just the right words.
We make God too small. It is more than possible that God will enter a thought, or encourage an action from the Elisha-like person in your life. God will get through with the person who cares for you.
We have all been like Elijah who says, “Stay put.”
We have all been like Elisha, too. We pursue and persist.
Let Elisha teach us. With God nudges, let’s gently pursue. Let’s gently persist.
PRAYER: Lord, help us hang in there when someone we love hurts. Amen.