Life is a bowl full of broken dreams, immeasurable joy, pregnant hope and a look through a telescope into a vast universe full of endless possibilities reflected through the lens of God’s Grace. In Christ we have the assurance of a life filled with hope and promise yet because of fear and uncertainty we many times walk through life as if we are not sure that the ice is not thick enough to support our weight.
God wants to take all the happiness, joy and peace of heaven along with all the disasters, messes, pain, and heartache that you have endured and forge them together, blending them into a story of grace fulfilling His purpose in your life.
Acts 17:28 tells us that in our Lord we live and move and exist. He is our purpose, He is our being. In Christ there is a divine purpose for which we were born. When crisis strikes in our lives, He covers us and shelters us, providing us comfort to withstand it all by His grace. In our every moment of joy or hardship, He is there.
In Malachi 3:6, God says, “For I am the Lord, I change not.” Changes occur in life and affect us all. We must thank the Lord and count our blessings, whether the changes are good or bad. When we find that we are broken, stresses out, hurt or in pain is the time to cast our cares upon the Lord. When everything is falling apart, we must call on Him for strength. When we lean on Him, we can endure anything and trust that the difficulties will pave a way for renewed success. God tells us to cast our fears upon Him and trust in Him to direct our path. He is our constant Rock and Eternal Anchor – He never changes.
Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. This beautiful piece of His Word is more real today than any other time in history. Compared to a thousand years ago, the current world is filled with many more troubled circumstances. Be certain that the glory of God will be revealed in our lives when stressful events occur. Do you often wonder how you will face difficulties that come your way? Problems with finances, family, relationships, health, work, and your livelihood cover our lives like a blanket. Our character and foundation of faith are tested when life pulls the rug out from under us. When our entire world is shaken, our ability to recover is impossible unless we rely on the Lord for strength. When we know we don’t have to face it alone, it makes all the difference. Knowing that He is there helps us survive another day.
Psalm 28:7: The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
God is always there, always faithful, and always right. Remember to “fasten your seat-belts”, because life is going to get bumpy, full of turbulence. We have to strap ourselves into His word and trust in His faithfulness. No matter your situation, God will perform miracles in your life. So when tragedy knocks at your door, remember to stay focused, placing your faith in God. When we trust in Him, all is well.
As we journey through life, we will get beaten up- we will get hurt and bruised along the way. Scarred memories mark our journey like markers on a highway. There are times of joy and bliss that we savor, but sometimes it seems that they get lost in our journey. We all wonder what tomorrow will bring; a better life; a better situation; a more prosperous job; or a happy marriage. It is in God that we can find the hope for our future. If we put our hope in God, there will be no surprising ending in our lives.
God knows what His will is for our lives, he has declared it, and it is set in stone. God says to you, “I know what I have the plans I have for you. Gods says, I have success for you, I will make a way for you, I have a job for you, I made you, I formed you, I breathed life into you and I have redeemed you. I promise you that God has a plan for you. We have a hunger pang inside of us to have a happy life. God has the plan to make that happen in our lives.
Trust Jesus to tame the violent storms in your life, releasing heartache and procuring healing as He blends them all together becoming the missing puzzle piece in your journey completing the picture of grace that He intends for your life.
Jeremiah 29:11-13: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
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