Hello everyone…and how is your day going? As for me, I’ve just been sitting here in my office…surrounded by the presence of One I love so much…and what a comfort to know that He is always near, especially during times like these…Amen!
You know…I just wonder how many of us have convinced ourselves that there is no reason to continue on right now. It seems as though we are surrounded by so much hurt in this world, which can cause us to think that nothing will ever change…only worsen with time.
During times such as these, we can feel so alone or even find it difficult to find someone who will listen to us and care for the need of our hearts…especially since we all seem to be in the same boat, when it comes to what is taking place around us.
The thing that truly helps me through these difficult times; is knowing that Jesus is only a prayer away; and while facing times such as these, all I have to do is sit and have a good talk with Him…for I know that He will listen...and not only listen; but He will always remain a heartbeat away from me…reading every feeling and thought that may be etched upon my heart.
While preparing to write you today, I was looking through some Bible verses online and I came across one in Isaiah 58:9a, which reads… “Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.” Now…do you know of anyone, who would be willing to react to your needs…night or day, in the way that the Lord is conveying Himself to us through this Bible verse?
You know…there was a time in my life, when I would make Jesus my last resort. It seemed like I had to try everything on my own, to resolve the problems that came my way. Once I found out that I was not the remedy to the problem; then I would fall apart, with no hope to cling to…that is, until I found myself crying out for the Lord’s help.
So many times, we tend to go through a situation; that only seems to point us in the direction of no hope. All we see at the time; is how the problem is growing with intensity and no end in sight…and from there, we find ourselves convinced that nothing will ever turn around for the good…and that is only because we are looking through our own man made eyes…eyes that can only go as far as the problem that’s standing before us. Once we are willing to turn to the One who can take us beyond the problem…to see what can come out of these problems; then that is when hope will come alive again within us.
So many times, we forget that Jesus is as near, as a prayer will take us. There have been many times, while in pain; that I have come into my office and felt relief…just knowing that I could come and lay every broken moment before Him.
You know…life can be a lot easier than what it actually appears to be, when we find ourselves willing to let go of everything and connect deeply with Jesus, rather than the problem; for when we connect with what is hurting us; we only find ourselves within the muck and mire of that despair, which only takes down a road of no hope; but when we can rise above the things that are being conveyed to us through the problem; then we find ourselves in a realm of peace…a peace that reassures us that we are being cared for, which helps us to continue on.
Maybe today, you are looking out into what seems to be one of the darkest moments of your life…one that has made you feel so alone…and only well acquainted with what is going on around you. May I encourage you to call out to Jesus…for one thing I can say without a doubt; is that He will pull up a chair within the heart and listen to your every need. Just think…you don’t have to get in your car and travel a long distance to find Jesus…or you don’t have to pay for a long distance phone call…from earth to heaven; but rather, all you have to do is speak His name…and one thing I know…He will come and say… “Here am I.” Remember…no matter how lonely this world makes you feel…or no matter how lonely the things you experience in this world makes you feel…you are never alone; for Jesus is only a prayer away.
Have a very special day…take care and I will hope to be with you again real soon!
Many blessings on your day!
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