When life gets messy, and you do not know what to do or where to turn, do not panic Look to Jesus instead. He is bigger than the mess. In John 14:6 He said:
“I am the way the truth and the life…”
“The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” –Zephaniah 3:17
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” –Isaiah 40:28-31
When life throws a curve ball in our direction, we instinctively call on God for help. But sometimes our most difficult moments can become doorways to a deeper relationship with Him.
Psalm 86: 6-7, “Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; And attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my distress, I will call upon You, because you will answer me.”
Do not panic when you lose your bearings in life. Trust your heavenly Father instead. He gives us His Word that we can use as our compass to get us back on track.
Psalm 119:105, Your Word is a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path.
The Christian life is a journey laden with challenges as well as opportunities. But, whatever your circumstance, face it with confidence because your heavenly Father has promised you His never-failing presence.
Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
Everybody has at least one nagging thorn that keeps digging into your flesh. And you are longing to have it go away. But every time you petitioned your heavenly Father to remove it, your prayer seems to go unanswered.
Still yet, the thorn you carry around may be there to help remind you of who you are now and who you were before you met Christ.
Paul, the beloved and great apostle had a thorn that lingered throughout his Christian life. Here is what he wrote in his second Epistle to the Corinthians 12:7-9.
“And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing, I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”