Strength in the midst of struggles!

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Feb 122018
 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

A speaker was talking about managing difficult situations.

He raised a glass of water and asked the audience about the weight of the contents in the glass.

The answers varied from 20 to 500 grams.

The presenter told them that the absolute weight did not matter too much.
The important thing was the length of time he could hold the glass.

If he held it for a minute, said the speaker, nothing happens.
If he held it for an entire day, he would have to call an ambulance because it would cause him a serious problem.

The glass was the same weight.
But the longer he held it the heavier it became.

Many people, with their different experiences of bitter conflicts in their lives-
– start to load themselves with grief, grudges, and hate.

As time goes by, they become unable to bear any of it.
The burden is so heavy that despair and bitterness take over their lives.

For people with this negative attitude, conflicts become huge.
In their despair, they seek a solution but suffer great anguish in the process.

They do not want to forgive and do not even want to receive the forgiveness of those they have offended.
Their negative attitude is harmful to them and affects their personal lives.

When in the course of your life you face conflicts-
– always remember to look to our God, the Creator of life and love.

It is through faith in His Son, Jesus, that all burdens are removed.
It is through Christ that forgiveness is both received and given.

Rest in Him-
– so you may be able to enjoy His peace and protection.

Our dear Lord gives us the necessary strength in the midst of our struggles!
His presence leads us on paths that make us stronger by taking away our weaknesses and grief.

In order to get out of difficulties,
– and not surrender to them-
– come to Christ.

(PA)

Give it to God!

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Nov 182017
 

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14).

A little boy was trying to roll a rock.
His father was watching from a distance.

The boy was heaving and sighing.
But he couldn’t turn the stone over.

His dad with a smile said, “Son, are you using all of your strength?”

The boy said, “Yes, Daddy, I’m using all my strength.”

And the father said, “No, you’re not because you haven’t asked me to help you. My strength is your strength.”

Sometimes we wrestle with problems and say, “I don’t know what to do.”

Our Father’s strength is ours.
Run into His.
He is standing nearby only.

There is no problem too big for Jesus to solve.
Do you believe that?

Your problem is His project!
Is there a problem too big for you to solve?

Give it to God!

He can and will handle it!

(PA)

Jun 112017
 

“Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4) 

The One who created the valley is there with you!

He has prepared the way through the valley.

It is not a place of permanence.

It is a place of passage!

He knows every twist and turn,

– every changing shadow,

– every den where danger lurks!

That One is with you!

Focus on the light and not the darkness.

God has made you to walk through shadows.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me” (Psalm 23:4).

When the shadow approaches, you must walk through.

The One greater than death is in you!

He is your Jehovah Shamah.

– the Lord ever-present.

His grace is greater.

His peace is purer.

His devotion is dearer.

Where Satan casts a shadow-

– our Sovereign Lord reigns supreme!

This is a day of hope!

Ask God to give you a divine appointment to share this beloved truth with someone today.

(PA)

Jun 092017
 

“Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4) 

The One who created the valley is there with you!

He has prepared the way through the valley.

It is not a place of permanence.

It is a place of passage!

He knows every twist and turn,

– every changing shadow,

– every den where danger lurks!

That One is with you!

Focus on the light and not the darkness.

God has made you to walk through shadows.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me” (Psalm 23:4).

When the shadow approaches, you must walk through.

The One greater than death is in you!

He is your Jehovah Shamah.

– the Lord ever-present.

His grace is greater.

His peace is purer.

His devotion is dearer.

Where Satan casts a shadow-

– our Sovereign Lord reigns supreme!

This is a day of hope!

Ask God to give you a divine appointment to share this beloved truth with someone today.

(PA)

Feb 102017
 

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28.
Even when you’re young and strong-

– life can wear you down sometimes,

– both physically and emotionally.

There is one form of weariness, however, that no nap, bubble bath, or summer break can touch-
-spiritual exhaustion.
This usually happens gradually and imperceptibly.

You might not even be aware that your spiritual strength is draining-

– but one day you realize your soul feels heavy from all you’ve experienced.

It happens…
-When you stop spending time with God as you once did. -When you allow unconfessed sin or bitterness to weigh you down. -When you hold on to your anxieties instead of giving them to God. -When you wrestle with decisions God has already made for you.
These things can subtly eat away at your spiritual strength until you finally hit the wall.

You’ll know it when it happens- – because you’ll consider your Christian life a drain- – a burden rather than a joy.
It doesn’t have to be that way, however.

Jesus offers you a perfect, peaceful rest that no human therapy could ever give you.

He can give you strength, not only to get back on your feet, but to “soar on wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31.

He loves you.

He wants to carry your burdens.

Go to him and find rest for your soul.

(PA)