Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Surviving Life

It Is Written, Psalm 138:8, the Lord will perfect that which concerns me.
Everyone has times in their life when they feel like they can't go on. Life is too tough, and I need a break.
At this point in their lives, many people turn to drugs, alcohol, and various other vices in an attempt to get some happiness. This does not work. Things usually get out of control, and they hit bottom.
Hitting the bottom can also occur in other ways. For instance, the marriage can be a source of stress that causes bad choices to be made. Maybe the kids are a problem because they don't act like they should. Maybe there are feelings that the whole situation was a mistake, and the single life is better.
Then of course you have the job situation. Maybe you regret that you didn't go to college. Maybe you think that you studied the wrong field if you did go to college. Maybe at home and/or at work you feel unappreciated.
Your boss is not very nice, and is always looking over your shoulder. You don't make enough money. Here are a few thoughts that may help in one or all of the examples.
God did not cause these problems. Bad choices did. God has a plan for each of our lives that is much better than the way we think. If you choose not to believe that, that is your choice, but it does not change the fact that there is a plan.
God loves everyone, and allows each of us to have a free will to decide for ourselves. If we decide for ourselves and things go bad, God didn't make them go bad, we took our chances in the world system and lost.
Every example can be changed, and peace come into our lives, by accepting Jesus as our Savior and following Him. You ask, He answers. Listen for His voice and you will hear it. It is never too late.
As a reminder. If you think that Jesus is nonsense, or you don't want to hear about Him, that as I said doesn't change the truth, It just means that you made another bad decision.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal. Praise the Lord!
Thank You
Amen