I’ve been feeling on edge, depressed, lately. As have a lot of people
I tell myself that I really shouldn’t. My family and I are healthy. We are not having financial trouble.
But many people are sick. Many have died.
The coronavirus. Financial hardships. Americans fighting Americans because of racial issues, because of politics.
It is a sad time.
I’ve been a Christian for over forty years. I’m not giving that up. But it’s hard to find hope, for myself, to share with others who aren’t sure they believe in God.
Recently,, in a book I read, I was reminded how writers can be encouragers. The father in this story told his daughter not to give up on God. He said if she did, then Satan wins.
I’m going back to the simple truth to find my hope, and then the strength to share it with others. Jesus loves me. Jesus loves you.
Jesus did everything that was needed to meet our greatest need. He is alive again, and he promises to walk beside us every day.
John 19:30: When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Mark 16:6: “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.”
Matthew 28:18-20: Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Jesus loves you. Jesus loves me.
Kathy, you can be assured that all of what's happening is known by God. In the end times, troublesome times comes. We can see that happening now. The time is approaching for our Lord's second coming. It may not be right away, and we may have more sorrow to go through before that day, but know that this is a sign of things to come. He went through troublesome times too. So did millions of other Christians around the world at one time or another. No one said living in this world would be easy.ReplyDelete
God is still in control, no matter how hard the times get. And we, as Christians, have Him to look to. We have His Word for comfort. We have the songs about Him to go to for relief from out anxieties and frustrations.
When the lost around us see us turning to Him for comfort and putting our trust in Him, it's a testimony in itself. Yes, we Christians despair, but we know where to turn. Our trust is in our Savior. He will supply our need.
And if He decides it's time for us to come home, all our troubles are over. He will not give us more than we can handle. With His help, we can occupy until He comes or until He calls us home.
Take heart, my friend.
God bless you. Thank you.Delete