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What burden are you trying to carry that is making you feel hopeless and alone? Is there a seemingly impossible situation in your life which has caused you to lose all faith and just give up? Whatever the circumstance, if your heart is breaking and you don’t know where to turn, take heart for God has a word for you today.
In Psalm 34, God’s word says that he is close to the brokenhearted. We are told in Psalm 58 that God has collected all of our tears in a bottle and recorded every one in his book. He cares about every aspect of our life and for this reason we can be comforted in any situation and know that God has a way for us to rise above every storm that we face. His power has no limit and there is absolutely nothing that he will not do to help those who call upon his name in time of need.
The enemy roams this earth and tries to blind us to the hope that Christ’s death and resurrection bought for us. That hope is a promise from God that he will fulfill his purpose in our lives no matter what struggles we face. Believers have the assurance that Jesus can restore shattered dreams and renew a future with victory and joy. He is sufficient for all of your needs and he will never fail you. The devil knows well that a child of God can never be destroyed.
The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 4, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength”. Paul realized that it did not matter what he had to go through because he knew that the strength to endure and conquer all of his problems came from Christ. That truth is also for us today. If you have put your trust in the finished work of Jesus, you now have his strength living in you. You will never be alone and nothing you can do will ever defeat his perfect plan for your life despite the painful situation you may be in.
Jesus died to set you free and to give you a new life. Before he formed the earth, he knew your name and had a purpose and a plan to bring you to him. His love for you will never end no matter what you have done and all that you go through touches his heart first. Although you may not understand why God allows pain in your life, you must remember that he has the power to cause all things to be used for your good no matter how hard it is at the time to endure. Then you can grow in the understanding that the testing of your faith develops perseverance so that you will not lack any good thing.
Those who endure with Jesus to the end will reign with him in eternity. We are not going to have all of the answers on this earth, however, we can live as conquerors and defeat the enemy if we stand firm and trust that God is bigger than any of our problems.
The assurance of all of God’s promises is yours if you simply pray and ask Jesus to make himself real to you. He is willing to come and live in your heart and be the power to overcome in your struggles. He wants to heal your pain so that you can live in the peace that he died to give you. Jesus says in Revelation 3;20 that he stands at the door and knocks and that if you open the door, he will come in and be with you. Today is that day. Call upon him now. Your eternity depends on it.