Will this turn around?
Kerrie- does anybody understand me?
Have you ever felt as though nobody understands what you are going through?
We humans tend to think that when trouble comes, when we are sick or suffering physically or emotionally, that God doesn't care - or that He's moved away from us. That's what the disciples thought when they were caught in the middle of a terrible storm that threatened to sink their boat and drown them all. What they hadn't understood, but were just about to learn, was that they were perfectly safe because Jesus was in the boat.
Why was He asleep in the back of the boat while all this was going on? He knew the truth. He could rest and sleep because He knew without any shadow of a doubt that He was in God's will, and therefore nothing could happen to Him outside of God's will.
The trouble with us is, that as soon as we see trouble or pain, we get frightened and we want to escape from it. As soon as it looks as though we are going to lose something precious, we want to hang on to it. What we need to realise is, that if we are truly living 'under the shadow of His Wings' we can rest in His love and know that everything will be OK. Even when bad things happen, God can turn them around and bring about a good outcome.
If I could pass on the most important truth I have learned in my life, it is this:
the only safe place in this world is in the Arms of God. Someone else has said:
"It is better to be with God in a storm, than anywhere else without Him". The road may be rough and the going may get tough, but the end is glorious. The end is eternal life and heavenly rewards - love, joy peace and satisfaction forevermore.
My advice to every person is this: dedicate your life to the Lord as young as you possibly can and never, ever swerve from that commitment. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, delight yourself in Him and in His ways, obey Him to the fullest extent that you are able and cling to His Word and His Ways all the days of your life.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword”?
I'm very sorry about this, but the apostle Paul does not say we will not face trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword...
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. - Romans 8:31-39.