Today I have the honor of my own beautiful mother guest posting.
Over at her blog, Sweet Tea & Simplicity, she always has such encouraging things to say. I just couldn’t help but get her to share a post here on Musings of an Elf! So, without further ado:
When Life Makes You Say…
“But I am physically sick, and emotionally drained.” God is your Great Physician, your Healer, and although we may not always understand His ways, we can trust Him, because He always has our best interest at heart. (2 Cor. 12:9; Ps. 103:3)
“But my life seems hopeless!” Hopelessness, to a person that is saved by grace, may be a matter of not understanding. Peril can cloud our thinking. If we only knew what He has in store for us, though! Look beyond the raging storms in your life and allow God to enlighten you. He will provide you with much reason to hope and rejoice! (Eph. 1:18-20; Jer. 29:11)
“But I’ve messed up.” God is full of forgiveness, and mercy, and grace if you have trusted Jesus as your Savior. (Ps. 86:5; Rom. 10:9) (If you would like to know more about trusting Jesus as your Savior, click here.)
“But you don’t know how terrible my circumstances are!” That is true, but God does. He will be with you. Seek Him wholeheartedly. (Jer. 29:13) Allow Him to guide and instruct you. Don’t focus on your troubles, my friend, focus on Jesus. Be consumed by His call; trust and understand that “all things work together for good.” (Rom. 8:28) When you do that, life will take on a new significance and meaning, and you will discover and experience joy, regardless of the challenges that you face. (Ps.32:8; 1 Peter 4:12-13; Phil. 1:6)
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