The time in which one feels stuck or in a position of stagnation, one will tend to be stricken by worry, fear, and hopelessness. The individual will have this notion of an impossible escape from this issue that besets him or her. The hopes of release from the burden will be very low.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is very loving, caring, and compassionate towards humanity. He only asks us unworthy sinners to believe and to do our duties to each other by loving one another as ourselves. This is explicated in Matthew 22:37-40, when someone asked Jesus what the greatest commandments were. Our Lord Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
These are very small requests Jesus asks of us. The two commandments our Lord specifies are the very essentials of being a Christian. If you are unable to love God, and only Him, and be kind to your fellow brethren, how can you honestly call yourself a Christian? Think about this for a moment.
There are thousands upon thousands of individuals in this world, who claim to be Christians. Which of these so-called Christians love one another as themselves? How many truly love God with all their mind, heart, and strength? The real question is whether we can truly call ourselves a Christian.
Remember that we are no better at being Christian than those around us. We must acknowledge that we are nothing compared to God, and no higher than our fellow brothers or sisters. When you are in need of help or guidance, there is only one way to go. Prayer and constant communication with our Lord Jesus, is the only way through anything, either good or bad. “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24)”.
Instead of watching those around you, try watching yourself. There are potholes everywhere we go and we never know when it will be our turn to fall into one. When you do fall into a deep, endless hole, remember the following passage: “But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26).”