Why do I feel so empty? How can I gain a sense of hope? How can I obtain that sense of peace and that “light” that I can feel and see when I am around someone…who I know has the strength of the Lord within them? How do I get there?
We have all felt this way at some point in our lives. We have all looked around and wondered what we are supposed to ‘do’ to get to a point of refuge. As we face the challenges life has to offer, it becomes harder and harder to understand. We build walls within our heart and make it difficult on ourselves…and we don’t even realize we are doing it. We finally get to a point where we feel lost, alone, and defiant. The human response to these emotions…is to question God…blame God…and sometimes refuse to acknowledge God. The awesome thing about these human reactions, is that God understands. God sent His son Jesus to live among us…to understand us. Jesus bore our sin and died for us, so we could come to God and ask for His forgiveness. God knows your struggle…He knows your weakness…and He knows you need His help. We are the one’s that must take down the walls of pride, and simply begin. Begin by having a heart felt conversation with God. Tell God about your frustration with Him. Tell God you are hurt because you don’t feel like He is there. Tell God you need a change…and that you are desperate to know He loves you. Most importantly…tell God you are sorry for blocking Him out…and then ask God for His help. Ask God to forgive you, and then be willing to give God the time He needs to create that change in your life. We are all weak at times in our lives, but when we seek God and allow Him to love us, we begin to become stronger and stronger each day. Don’t let your weakness fool you. Surrender to God, and let the power of Christ begin to build you up!
For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 CORINTHIANS 12:10
Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. COLOSSIANS 1:11-14
God is with us.
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