Never Alone

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Today is a new day. Today is a beginning. Today is fresh and an opportunity to do with it as you wish. For some people facing a new day can be overwhelming. Sometimes our lives are so difficult to face that we simply have no idea how to face it. We are lost, hurt, alone and the pain of those emotions have a tight grip on our minds. I have been there. Most of us have had some level of exasperation in our lives. It is a very hard place to be. Sometimes the only thing you have to hold onto is the “thought” of God being somewhere out there. When we don’t “feel” the presence of God…especially at times of difficulty and depression…we have a sense of abandonment. We wonder how to face a new day. We wonder how to trust in God if we don’t see signs or evidence of Him helping us out. These emotions cannot be overlooked because they are real human emotions.

Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” MATTHEW 27:46 Forsaken means to give up or leave someone or something entirely. Jesus spoke these words upon the cross, realizing that His death and momentary separation from God was so that He could take those sins from us…so that we would NEVER be separated from God. Jesus bore our sin. Jesus died on the cross, forsaken so that we might NEVER be forsaken. Jesus was resurrected and lives today, having given us the gift of eternal life and hope. God is with us every single day. God is there, He does not leave us. It is a promise that we can hold onto forever. Take this day and make it a new beginning. Drop to your knees in prayer. Speak to God even when you don’t feel His presence. Tell God how you feel. No matter what you are going through in your life you are valuable and precious to God. Cry out to your Father in Heaven because Your Father is waiting to help you.

Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ROMANS 8:39

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” HEBREWS 13:6

God is with us.

Layla

© Layla Freeman 2019
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. www.lightofhopeinc.org. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, www.laylafreeman.com. She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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