“I am the vine”

John 15:5-6 “I am the vine; you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing.” (Msg) Ever feel overwhelmed? Nothing you do seems to be enough? Most of us, at one time or another, have felt this way. This verse tells us why….we are separated from the branch (God). When we try to do life on our own we become anxious, frustrated, sad, and the list goes on and on. I am not saying that we are not going to feel those things even when we are close to God I am saying that when we are connected to Christ and His word those things will not happen as often. We, especially women, feel that we can do everything on our own. I have to remind myself that even Christ did not walk this earth alone, he had 12 others that he counted on daily. Never be ashamed to ask for a helping hand. Father, thank you for wanting to be in a relationship with me, for loving me, for drawing me close to You. With every breath I take remind me that You are a life giving Savior. Bring Christ followers in to my life to walk with me as I face this broken world. AMEN