Saturday, March 22, 2008

"If God Knows I am Hurting, Why Doesn't He Help Me?"

Here is part of a devotional that spoke to me:

"If God Knows I Am Hurting, Why Doesn't He Help Me?"

I think this is worth posting ~ especially if you are going through hard times.

"And there's one thing very certain about the hard times in your life right now. It will change you. For better or for worse, it will change you. During difficult times, you either get stronger in your relationship with Christ or you get weaker. You never stay the same. But in the middle of such agony and pain, it's hard to see things clearly. It may even be difficult to see God's love. I think about Job, a man in the Old Testament who went through difficult times. He lost his whole family, virtually everything he owned, and went through sickness. He felt like you do now. And I want you to understand exactly what Job later understood: That no matter what you feel or what happens, God does exist and He deeply loves you. No matter how awful things become, no matter what happens, we can never be separated from God's love."

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels can't, and the demons can't. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 8:38-39

"Let us keep looking to Jesus. He is the author of faith. He also makes it perfect. He paid no attention to the shame of the cross. He suffered there because of the joy he was looking forward to. Then he sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. He put up with attacks from sinners. So think about him. Then you won't get tired. You won't lose hope."

Hebrews 12:2-3

If we don't believe in God our world would be dark and our lives filled with bitterness. I refuse to live that way. The only thing I focus on is JESUS and God's Word. That is all that matters! And because of that we have hope - we have happiness - we have faith and we BELIEVE!


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