365 Days of Growing Together
Hi WR2W, in times like these it seems like when it rains it pours. When it seems like we have just begun to come to grips with one thing something else happens, and then something else happens until we feel as if we cannot breathe and this cannot be life. In times like these if we do not know the Savior, we better get to know the Savior and His name is Jesus. I would always hear the elder saints say, “in times like these we need a Savior and if you live long enough you will see what I am talking about.” Well, I can surely tell them that they were right, and I am sure many of you can agree with me and say in times like these, we are living what they were talking about!
Sometimes I think to myself, Lord when will it get better? I am striving everyday to live according to Your word and do what I know pleases You. Then there goes the but…But why Lord, why do I have to go through this…But when will You deliver me from this…But I’ve done everything You’ve asked me to do and still no relief; nothing but sadness surrounds me. At this point, we must stop and reflect on the goodness of God and Who He is and has been in our lives. In times like these, we need to shift our mind and focus not on the problem but what we expect to receive as an outcome and then give God the praise. In times like these we better learn to count our many blessings and say, to God be the Glory for all things that are working together for our good. In times like these, we must continue to pray and “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14 KJV).
WR2W, when we have become numb and speechless, and all we can do is shake our head, we better lift our head to Jesus instead. In times like these there is no time to get weak and give up. It is time to fight with the word of God and give it all over to God and let Him deal with all people, places, and things. In times like these, we need to learn to call on one another in the body of Christ and pray for and with one another and encourage one another in the Lord. In times like these, we better realize the Savior is all we have and all we need. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Overcoming Because of God