Life is messy. There are no two ways about it. There are great and joyful moments but there are also tough times to endure. In the last few weeks, I have gotten the question, “Why GOD?”. If life is going to be hard, then why do I need JESUS?
JESUS gives us a light at the end of the tunnel. It is for sure. So no matter what you or I are going through, it will be taken care of. I know that my FATHER loves me and is guiding me to greater heights. Sometimes, my fears get in the way but when I rely on GOD my fears are less. GOD does not promise us a problem-free life. BUT he does offer peace beyond all understanding when the going gets tough.
Just knowing that allows you more freedom and confidence. Freedom in knowing that GOD’s plan is perfect and he promises us many fruits of the spirit to get us through….
LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, SELF-CONTROL.
Keeping our eyes upon JESUS instead of the issue at hand, will provide the gifts listed above. It does not matter who you are or what your problem or problems are.
One of the things I do (being a fatalist) is take things to the extreme in my head. But it looks a little different now than it used to. Before, I would look at things as ending up as the worst case scenario, and then I would panic endlessly. Where did that get me???? Tummy aches, angst…. so forth and on.. BUT if you take things to the worst and realize that no matter how hard it may get, JESUS is there with his arms open to offer refuge. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!
Bills, no money, taxes, temptation of drugs or alcohol, relationship issues, bad relationship you cannot shake off, worry for your children, sickness, and death – YOU ARE NOT ALONE! GOD does not want you to suffer, HE wants you to give relinquish your hardships to him. Let it go and then get on with it. If it comes back to haunt you again, pray. Do it over and over again. And PRAY, that is how you “get on with it”. Can’t find the words, just say “JESUS HELP ME” or cry out to HIM whatever you can muster up.
Faith WILL find a way. In Mark 2, there is a story of a man who is paralyzed. He could not find how to get into the home where JESUS was. So 4 men lowered him from the roof top of the home because the crowds were so massive. JESUS saw the faith of this man and said to him, “your sins are forgiven”. That did not sit well with those that were there, they thought that JESUS was being blaspheme. He gave the power for the man to take up his mat and walk. But his main point WAS that he not only could heal the sick, rise the dead but he forgives our sins.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! No matter what you are in, what you have done or where you think you are going…… if you seek faith, FAITH will find a way.