This time of year can be especially difficult. The daylight is shorter. The weather is typically colder. Special gatherings are taking place all around.
My heart is tender to suffering of every kind. I’m sure you’ve experienced loss and suffering. I have had my share of loss as well.
Reading through my journal I came across words God gave me I believe to lovingly and sweetly encouraged me to continue to move forward, keep pressing on, trust Him and know He will make everything right. He knows best.
He made us in His image. He sent His only Son to Earth to experience the love, relationship, joy, and even grief and betrayal that we experience.
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created him; male and female … Genesis 1:27 (ESV)
Nothing takes God by surprise. Life sure does take us by surprise at times, but not God.
Regardless of the type of suffering you may be walking through, I won’t offer you platitudes. I will, however, encourage you to rely fully on His truth, the Word of God.
During one of my most difficult trials God gave me Psalm 91 through two different people to draw strength from, my best friend and my Stephens Minister. It is one of the longest Psalms so, to save room I won’t insert it here. When you read it I hope you too will find it beautiful and victorious as I do. It seems to seal each crack in every heart that reads it mending it into a state of supernatural healing especially if you feel alone, betrayed or under attack. This Psalm will most certainly love on you and empower you to hold your head high, square your shoulders back and give you the strength, His strength, to move forward.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
What scripture verse has carried you through a difficult time?
If your currently struggling please know I am praying for you. I may not know your name or circumstance, but God does. I do know He loves you and He will right the wrongs of your life.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose Romans 8:28 (ESV)
I also know a glimpse of the plans He has for you and your family . . .
‘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.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
As I lay my head on my pillow tonight I’m praying for you, for swift change for the best leaving no doubt that only God could be responsible. He loves you and so do I.
Don’t forget to share the scripture or scriptures that carry or have carried you through a difficult time. That verse could very well by the one that blesses another in their time of need.
Stay safe and God bless you!
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