Romans 8:18 – For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
– And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My Righteousness
.Currently, I know an individual who is really struggling, physically, emotionally and spiritually. (Inject prayer request, no name). It seems that no matter what is said, there’s no comfort. This person claims to be a Believer in Jesus Christ, but the sad reality is, no matter what is said about His Presence and promise of peace, nothing seems to get through the agonizing feelings of isolation and pain.
Misery can be so isolating, it seems as though one is imprisoned by it, shackled by relentless hopelessness. But God’s perfect Word tells us that we are never alone, and where there is Christ, there is always hope. Temptation will come, so will persecution and various trials. Sometimes things come in “waves”. The songwriter Spafford penned in his wonderful “It Is Well With My Soul”, ” When peace like a river, attendeth my way,When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul”
Other times it may seem as though the hard times just come throughout our lives, ebb and flow of living. For some, it may be more like waiting at a train stop and cars just keep passing, seeming to have no end. From cradle to grave, all some ever realize is sadness, sorrow and suffering.
Keep your eyes on Jesus, now with a sound mind, and pray. Jesus, while He was here on earth, stayed in constant communication with The Father, so how could we, being mere sinful mortals, think we should be different? We have no power of our own to overcome grief, anxiety or anything. God hears the cries of His children. Jesus sent us the Great Comforter Who lives in us, on mountains of triumph and in valleys of despair.
Let’s briefly discuss the mountain peaks. It seems some are always there and others have never quite reached that point. One, no one is always “there”. No matter how many blissful social media posts, life is not “perfect”. Wealth or fame is not going to make life easier . Sure, one may be able to buy something without a second thought, or they may have the adoration of many, but is that what you REALLY want?
In all things give praise. The Lord wants a heart of joy, celebrating victories or in our darkest hours, knowing and believing that what we desire is for Him to be glorified. Our skills, talents, wealth, health, time and effort, with all we have and all He created us to be, to God be the glory!
Almighty Savior and King
Thank You for this day
Please forgive our sins against You, others and ourselves
Please accept all of the glory we get from others
You and You Alone are worthy of such praise
Please make Yourself known in a special way to those Who feel alone or disconnectedFor those who are at the mountain’s peak
Please let them acknowledge the Creator And give You the honor and recognition
Only You rightly deserve
When we fal
lYou, our Loving FatherPicks us up again
You are our Faithful King!
In Jesus Name