What do you have planned today? Work, school, schedules, responsibilities, financial obligations, health issues, and many more things…encompass our days. Sometimes we become tired of facing all of these things, and we just want a break. For some people there is no break. Vacations or time off is unheard of. You may be facing a chronic illness, or a debilitating health issue such as cancer…that you must face head on…every single day. You may have lost a loved one…through death or divorce…and suddenly you face everything alone. You may be working at a job you resent, because no one seems to appreciate your hard work, and you are definitely underpaid. You may have serious debt or overwhelming financial obligations to meet. You may be at a point where you just don’t care anymore. You are tired of climbing that never ending hill of life challenges. For many people, it can be really hard to keep going, simply because they feel so alone in their journey. Each morning can be hard to wake up to, because you know what the plan for the day is. Facing that day is hard. Facing that day alone…is even more difficult. You see, many times when we find ourselves in these difficult situations, we forget or even subconsciously…eliminate God. We get so wrapped up in the mess that we neglect our spirit. Our spirit is yearning for Jesus, but we forget to seek Him while we struggle. Jesus is our core…or source…our strength. Jesus is who we can turn to for help and comfort. Jesus has walked in your shoes. Jesus suffered…Jesus died…Jesus rose again, making it possible for you call on Him at any time, and find strength, hope, recovery, and love. God is waiting on you to call on His Son, to receive the free gift of help through Jesus Christ. God knows your struggle, and He desires for you to find peace and hope. God is waiting for you to release your burdens, and never walk the walk of life alone. Call on Jesus and ask Him to walk through life beside you. It is then that God can begin molding and transforming your spirit, and you will find peace, comfort and hope.
But because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them. HEBREWS 7:24-25
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. 1 JOHN 4:15
God is with us.
© Layla Freeman 2017
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light
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