Hello everyone and welcome today to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! Happy Thursday! I pray that your day is going well and I also pray that you will feel the presence of God close by today…walking with you every step of the way!
How many of us today can truthfully say; that there was never a moment in our lives, when we wanted to give up and quit? I think that if we were to be honest with ourselves; we probably would remember at least one time, when we came maybe a ¼” from completely throwing in the towel and quitting.
As I was thinking on this today, I was thinking back to some times in my life, when I came so close to giving up on ever seeing my problems resolved. Do we realize that when we give up on life or a problem; then we are not only quitting; but we are also losing out, on the moments ahead that could truly become a blessing…through these difficult moments we face.
One thing I have recently come to see within my own life; is that when Jesus lives within us…we may try to walk away; but He never does. It seems as though there is something pulling us back and keeping us from the defeat that can stem from giving up and I have to believe that this is Jesus Christ.
Do we realize that at the moment, when we are trying to walk away and quit; that God’s hand is upon us…reaching out and becoming the strength that can pull us back and be what we can’t be for ourselves? What a love…that He would do this for us and care for us so much in this way! This just goes to show that when we are almost to the edge of the cliff; He will be there to pull us back and keep us standing…even through the most difficult times.
As I’m thinking on all of this…my eyes have once more been opened to the truth, as to why we need Jesus so much in our lives. For He is the One who steps in and becomes everything we lack; just so He can spare us from a life of total destruction. Do you know of a love that could be displayed in a greater way then this?
The situations we face in life are never easy and some of the paths we enter can seem so dark and dormant; to the place, where we just can’t find the strength to continue on; but when we choose to turn to Jesus, during these hours of great need; then He will step in and take over and be what we need for the moment.
There was a time in my life, when I had fallen into a long period of depression…along with other unresolved issues that I had been facing at the time. My situation became so hard to bear and the rope of hope that I had once held tightly to, had now become a thin thread of hope. At the time, when I came close to giving up on life, Jesus stepped in and even though it seemed like I was taking baby steps, to get back into life…for the first time, in a long time, I could feel myself moving in a direction that was taking me further away from the deep dark moments of despair.
Today, you may be at the end of your rope and about to give up. You may be sitting there, with no strength left…feeling drained and overwhelmed by a problem that just won’t seem to go away. Just take hold of Jesus and let Him be the strength you need to keep standing, during your hour of need. One thing I know…you may try to let go and pull away; but Jesus will always be there…working with His powerful strength, to pull you back into life…so never ever give up!
Blessings on your day!
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