Are you struggling right now to find some hope, peace or joy in your life? Life is challenging even when you have all your ducks in a row. It can take just one circumstance to throw your world off-balance. Am I right?
- How many of us have lived – or are living now – from paycheck to paycheck, waiting for the economy to recover? You wonder if you have enough to make it until next week?
- Who is still searching for that elusive job, pounding the pavement or the virtual internet highway praying this next application will produce the call you’ve been waiting for?
- I know some of you know what it’s like to live with pain, with chronic illnesses; some of you are fighting for your life right now. You are on your knees praying every night.
- Are you trying to keep your marriage together? You are not sure how, why? You made a vow before God but neither one of you has spoken to Him; you are not sure you even know how or where to start to ask for help. You wonder if your marriage can be saved?
Finding Hope, Peace, & Joy
You are not alone in your fight. You are never alone. Your God loves you. During trials it is hard to see past the hurt and the pain to where better things await. It is even harder to imagine that this trial you’re in will bring positive things with it. God gives us hard times to grow our faith and draw us closer to Him. He doesn’t want us to rely on our own wisdom, courage, and resources. He has given us Jesus Christ as our Savior and the Holy Spirit as our guide.
God hears our prayers. He is listening. Don’t ever lose hope that He is not; our Father loves to give His children joy. It is important to remember to be joyful in all circumstances; especially during troubled times. You are in control of your emotions, your emotions are not circumstances beyond your control.
Choose hope, peace and joy for your life and be specific about your prayers. Pray with intention and passion and praise God for His blessings. A change in focus, in attitude, in your prayer life – and in your priority, with God at #1 – and watch as the transformation begins to unfold.
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