Now why I really said shoulders are important to me is because I use mine a lot. I shoulder a lot of things on my own. I do not share well with others all the time. Case in point: someone will ask how are you? I say good or fine when in reality, I am on the verge of tears at any point. But I don’t say that because it would bother someone or make me look weak. I want to think it is not wanting to be a bother but it really is just being PROUD. I always want people to be honest and tell me what they need. I would tell people my shoulder is there if they needed it. But you know what? We have to be honest with people. If they ask how are you? Be honest. A dear friend asked the other day how I was doing? I said well if we are being honest, Life stinks. Overwhelmed with some life things, and brother has cancer. But on the flip side I know God has it as well.
I have been through a few different journeys lately in my walk with God. I have a favorite song I turn to and - go figure - it has the title of “SHOULDERS” by King and Country. The lyrics are amazing. When we are in trials or feeling of no end to what is going on the ultimate shoulders we need to turn to is GOD. How? Through prayer, reading the Bible and talking and reaching out to others. Using their shoulders. God is there to carry us through. He is wanting to help us to lift us up and see us thru the test we are going thru. He does not want us to drown or fail. He wants us to ultimately turn to him. He has after all carried everything on his shoulders when He carried the cross up the hill and bore all our sins. If he can do that can He not listen to our prayers and help us through what we are going through now?
So when I want to cry because I am weak emotionally or hurting physically, I need to turn to God. His shoulders are ultimately the biggest there are and they are evident in His people. So open up and be transparent. Let others know when you need prayer. Let God work through others and you.
Take a second and listen to the song and may it be the blessing to you that it has been to me.