Wednesday, October 3, 2012

When Life is Hard: Finding Hope

Life can be hard sometimes. What do you do when: feel like GIVING UP…and need PERSEVERANCE’re BUSY and STRESSED…and need PEACE and REST
...when life is a MESS…when you’re DEPRESSED…FEARFUL…or INSECURE?
You can come to God in prayer and find help, hope and relief. The One who loves you most longs to connect with you.
When you need COURAGE…STRENGTH…or the power to OVERCOME a bad habit or addiction….When you need help with your HEALTH, JOB/CAREER ISSUES, RELATIONSHIPS or FINANCES, come to Him in prayer.
You can have hope for the future and for this very moment because:
God is sovereign. He is in control and you can trust Him even when you do not understand.
God is loving. He accepts you unconditionally, despite your circumstances or poor choices. He’s chosen you; He’s just waiting for you to choose Him back.
God is wise. He knows what He’s doing and His wisdom and ways are far beyond our comprehension.
God keeps His promises. He is trustworthy to do what He says He will do, and that strengthens your faith.
God is faithful. He is totally reliable and utterly dependable.
He is with you and He is for you, our loving God will provide for all you need.
The good news is that the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is available to you and me today, and we access His “wonder working power” through prayer.
When you pray, talk to God like you would a friend and tell him your worries and cares. In humble awe and reverence, thank Him for all He has done for You—and all He’s yet to do.
And when things to right, continue to come to God in pray and have a heart of gratitude.
May you have wild, extravagant HOPE today!
Excerpted from PowerfulPrayers for Challenging Times by Jackie M. Johnson (Revell, 2012)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this entry today. This is exactly what I needed to find. I have never read this blog before, but somehow today I googled "healing prayers" and "women's blogs" and this came up. And I just ended a five year relationship with my college sweetheart yesterday. Thank you for being a source of light, hope, and His love.