I was just checking out some blogs and I came across one where the lady was saying how happy she was that the year was winding down because it had been such a difficult one. I could relate because my husband and myself have just gotten over quite a difficult time in our lives also, this year has been pretty good, but we had several years of great financial difficulty as well as the sickness and death of his parents. This made me wonder how many of you are in a difficult season right now? And I just wanted to share a word of encouragement with you.
The first thing I wanted to say to you is to remember that what your going through is a season and seasons change, the Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1, To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. Can you remember a time in the past that was difficult and you thought it would never end? But it did! and the feelings that were so intense at the time subsided and eventually life was Ok again, yes even if it was altered permanently,( i.e, death, divorce etc.) Yes dear reader this too shall pass.
The second thing I wanted to say is, Cast all your care on him (God) for he cares for you. 1Peter 5:7 , Your heavenly Father loves you more than you know , he wants you to talk to him and invite him in to every area of your life, yes even the messes, I promise he will show up for you and Make a way where there seems to be no way, I have personally experienced this over and over again!
The third thing is cling to his promises, If God has said that He shall supply all of your needs according to his riches in Glory, Phillipians 4:19 and that He is for us and not against us Romans 8:31, and that he has made us more than conquerors through Jesus Christ, Romans 8:37 then we have great reason to be encouraged!
Ok, perhaps you've read all this and your saying right now, well that all sounds nice but I don't know God like that, I don't even know where to begin, John 3:16 tells us That God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten son that whosoever shall believe in him, shall not perish but have everlasting life and in Romans 10:9,10 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead , you shall be saved For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:13 says for whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
It's so simple dear reader don't wait another minute, simply pray this prayer, Father I believe that Jesus Christ is your only begotten son who died for my sins and that you have raised him from the dead, I repent of my ways and I ask Jesus to be lord of my life, I do confess Jesus as Lord, Amen. Now find your self a Bible based church and be baptized and continue to learn who you are in Christ.
If you live anywhere near Apopka, FL, I cordially invite you to my church, Word Of Life where I promise it's never boring and you always learn something!
Now for those of you who may be in a place of thinking I just don't believe that or I don't know if this is right or true, I have a challenge for you, ask God to show you if this is real, if He really exists, would he please make himself known to you, go ahead, be brave!! He loves you and wants you for his very own and he is not afraid of your questions SO ASK!!
If you have been helped by any of this please let me know in the comments and with that I'm leaving you with some pictures of a few of my favorite things. Till next time, Love and blessings to you all