August 28, 2015

James 5:13-16
In his poem “No Man Is an Island,” John Donne states: “No man is an island, Entire of itself” (1-2). We were never meant to walk alone through the messiness of life. There are 59 instances of “one anothering” happening in Scripture. God is with us, and he has also placed other people around us to walk with us through the various seasons of life. We need one another to lean on in the mess. In order for that to happen, we have to let others in on our mess. We must commit ourselves to not just presenting our polished side of life, but letting others in on the dirty side as well. This doesn’t mean we must publicize our mess to everyone. It does mean finding those who are willing to walk alongside us, pray for us, and love us in the midst of calmness and storms.

“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14 ESV).