bible verse: “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
thought: we can never run away from problems or tragedy, we will continually face challenges as we live in a fallen world. and unfourtunetly we will have to suffer through the pain of heart break, losing a loved one, struggling with friends, etc. and through those things we try to heal ourselves, we try to manage up enough of our own strength to move past whatever issues we are facing when in reality Jesus is standing there waiting for us to give it all up to Him. for as the verse says, may we not fear [the unknown, the problems ahead, whatever we feel stuck in] for He is with us, be not dismayed [distressed, discouraged, overwhelmed] for the creator of the universe, the king over everything is our God. He will always help us, He will strengthen us with His strength, not our own human strength but His supernatural strength and will uphold us with His righteous right hand. He will carry us when we are weak, we just have to not fear or become discouraged but give it all up to Him. May today, whatever you pay be facing or dealing with, be reminded of the Lords great, unfailing love and turn towards Him in this time. Remember, God wants a relationship with you, He wants to help you through this because He knows you can’t make it through alone.
prayer: “dear heavenly father, I pray that whatever we may be facing today that we will not turn away from you but turn to you through this time. I thank you for your love that transcends all understanding and that you are with us every step of our journey. May you allow us to feel the depth of your love through our struggles, may we see your light in our darkness and may we never become discouraged but allow you to strengthen us, equip us, comfort us and hold us in your gentle hands. I thank you that we never have to face these challenges alone but you are walking with us through them, I love you Lord and I thank you for your mercy and saving grace. in your heavenly name, Amen!”