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Being balanced usually keeps us in line or at least moving straight ahead at an even pace.

Have you ever driven really fast in your car only to find the steering shot, the car or truck vibrating and wobbling like some carnival ride?

You realize the front-end alignment is out of whack and it needs to be aligned properly.

There are times in our lives we need an adjustment or realignment because we lost our balance and did not realize that our life was out of control and off the rails. When a major crisis or event hits you like a loss of a loved one, a divorce, a financial upheaval, or maybe a nervous breakdown or chronic depression, etc.

You may feel like doing absolutely nothing, being lonely or anti-social, like going out with friends or coworkers. You might even pull the shades down on a beautiful sunny day and just stay in bed because you are so depressed. Alcohol sales were through the roof the past 18 months due to Covid 19, and you may not realize how much you have been drinking or taking excess prescription drugs.

Perhaps you feel trapped, and you are experiencing this “I don’t care attitude”, but the reality is that you may need help and don’t even realize it.

I want to encourage you to get the help you need. Call a trusted friend or coworker. Get up and get dressed and get some fresh air and maybe even some exercise. Look to the Lord for strength and hope. God knows what you are going through and is there with you, waiting for you to look to Him (Jesus) and cry out for help.

Even though you can’t see or feel God, faith will steer you in the right direction and begin to bring you into balance. (I realize that there are people with extreme cases and have bipolar or chemical imbalances in life, where you need proper medical care, medication, and counseling). In any case reach out to get the proper help, because it’s worth it. It’s worth it for you, your family, and your friends.

You do not have to live in isolation or darkness, feeling trapped or drowning in continuous strife or grief. The wheels in life at times do spin out of control and vibrate profusely. However, getting an alignment will bring you back into balance so you can move forward in life adjustments with peace, joy, and hope.

Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?” Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” -John 4:10‭-‬14 NLT

Pastor Andy Provitola

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