RE: Please God, help
~~CALL FOR RENEWED TRUST~~
No matter whether our problems are caused by ourselves,
others or circumstances, Jesus is always where we turn.
Because Christ has overcome the world,
we can overcome it through his strength,
not our own. He is the answer to the problem-filled life.
That doesn't mean our problems will end
as soon as we surrender control to him.
It does mean, however, that our unbeatable ally
will bring us through everything that happens to us:
"A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all ..."
He doesn't spare us from them all, he doesn't shield us from them all,
but he does deliver us.
We may come out the other side with scars and losses,
but we will come out the other side.
Even if our suffering results in death,
we will be delivered into the hands of God.
Each new problem calls for renewed trust,
but if we think back on how God has delivered us in the past,
we see that unmistakable pattern of delivery in our lives.
Knowing God is on our side and supporting us through
our troubles can give us a sense of peace and confidence.
Once we understand that trouble is normal and to be expected in this life,
it will not catch us off-guard as much when it comes.
We don't have to like it, we certainly can't enjoy it,
but we can always count on God's help to get us through it.
A problem-free life is a myth here on earth but a reality in heaven.
We don't view heaven as pie-in-the-sky but
rather our reward for trusting Jesus Christ as our Savior.
It's a place where all will be made right,
because the God of Righteousness lives there.
Until we reach that place,
we can take heart, as Jesus commanded us.
He has overcome the world, and as his followers,
His victory is ours. Amen