Help_____ I Feel Overwhelmed!!!
I can't even count the amount of times I have been overwhelmed in my life.. What about you? Over this past weekend,-- again-- I was reminded-- my happiness lies in God's hands, and truly comes from the heart and NOT in the circumstance. I have been battling with pain and the loss of movement in one of my arms; not to mention my neck is having a horrible time staying straight.
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I can't sleep well, and it seemed to me, as if my dependance lie merely on God and His grace, would it be enough? Can I go on living like this? As I woke up this morning feeling upset and angry about my current living situation; I had to remember back on the many times God has helped me through the day, and night- what I like to call; hell on earth.. (This is of course, after diving into self pity for a time this morning, and forgetting the very things I coach others on). Encouragement from my sister and God's Word this morning, brought me back to a place of peace. Thank God!
Living with an illness isn't joyful , and I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy- if I had one.. That being said ; God's grace is enough and without these trials I have gone through, I can only guess-- I would have remained in bondage and lifeless.. These trials I've had in my life_ TRULY_ have brought me closer to God. I have freedom and eternal life now! I really do have joy! Otherwise I might have continued down a road of destruction and sin, believing there is no purpose here on earth.) Believing my "good works" and kindness was enough and continuing to buy into the lie. (FYI- We are all sinners) And it God's grace; through His Son, Jesus, that we are forgiven. Thank God! No good works will get you or I to Heaven. This is the truth!
Paul, whom asked God to remove the thorn from his flesh; quoted this-
2 Corinthians 12-9- NIV -
Three times I begged the Lord to make this suffering go away. "But he replied, "My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak, "So if Christ is giving me His power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore , I will rather boast about my weaknesses , so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with my weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ sake, for when I am weak , then I am strong!
Daniel 10;19 NIV-
Do not be afraid, you are highly esteemed, he said. Peace! Be strong now; be strong. When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, "Speak , my Lord, since you have given me strength."
I am weak, yet in my weakness Lord, I am strong, and am grateful. So, my answer is Yes! I can get through anything with the Lord Jesus Christ who strengthens me! And so can you!!! Don't lose hope, and remember God truly knows how much each one of us can handle, and He is there for each one of us-- who find refuge and comfort in His arms! God bless you all! I pray you also find peace and comfort in Christ! Amen! Glory to God!
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