Everything we are going through is for a Divine reason, season, and purpose. 


Since God's grace brought us to it... we can rest assured that 


God's grace is more than adequate to see us through it.


This is the way... let us walk in it.

When our soul is filled with clutter and pain... 


let us not neglect the sweet intimate fellowship 


and connection we have with our burden bearer, God.



We can decrease the clutter and pain as we increase 


the quiet time we spend with God.

It is my firm conviction that in one way or another… 


many of us need healing of our inner hurts. 


May we always remember and never forget:


 God is our Comforter.


God is concerned with every facet of our being: 


spirit, soul, and body.


God is waiting for us, with opened arms, to bring all of our inner hurts,


heartbreaking memories, haunting thoughts, and family issues... 


and lay them at His feet.

While we may not be born into families of people who think like us 

and share our values... there are many people in the world 

who can provide the support that our family members 

may be unable to give.

The ways God provides for us are beyond 


anything we can ask or imagine 


(Ephesians 3:20). 



We can trust God's goodness, guidance, and shepherding care 


to do more for us than we could ever achieve on our own.


Spending time with God in God's Word isn't about gaining more knowledge. 


It's about getting to know Someone as real as the person next to us, 


yet as mysterious as the universe (Psalm 25:4).

Hold these words in your heart: 


“For I know the plans I have for you…


plans to prosper you and not to harm you.” 


Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

For those who have experienced life circumstances 


which may have caused you great pain... 


it is my prayer, you will come to realize 


that your hurting is only temporary.

God is with us in and through every experience 


and every moment of our lives. 


God is with us through the good times 


and the hard times.

Consider Nehemiah, the man who decided to rebuild two miles 


of Jerusalem’s walls. He faced opposition in the government, 


construction delays, and zoning problems; 


he even had problems with infighting among his own men. 


Yet in the end, he triumphed by overcoming all of his obstacles 


and rebuilding the wall in 52 days. 


His work then allowed others to see the glory of God through him. 


So today, know that God has not forgotten you


 while you face your obstacles. Instead, He is allowing His light 


to shine through you for the rest of the world to see. 


Embrace these words: 


“For nothing will be impossible with God.” 


Luke 1:37 (ESV)

Trusting God may not always be easy. Fortunately, 


we can go to the Scriptures for comfort during those difficult times. 


The Scriptures contain many passages that comfort us 


during those tough times. 



God's Promises provide the comfort and the fuel 


that spurs us on to greater faith.


This joy, peace, and comfort, we find in God's Promises, 

can never be supplied by the tangible things in this world. 


Trust, the Scriptures contain everything we need to be 


comforted and complete.


All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, 

correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God 

may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 

2 Timothy 3:15-17

God is able to reach down and touch

 


the point of our greatest need.


God knows all about our hurt, and


He will not ignore our needs.

God has given us a wonderful opportunity

 

to be an extension of Himself...


by comforting others as we have been comforted.

God desires that we share the Good News of His majesty and splendor.


We were created to show the world how precious. awesome, amazing, 


and deeply satisfying God is.



Every day there are opportunities to be the hands, 


the warm smile and or/ greeting, the listening ears, 


and feet of Jesus to those around us.



We bear the responsibility of being used of God 


as ambassadors for Christ. 



We have a marvelous opportunity of demonstrating 


to the world what Jesus might look like… 


and doing what Jesus would have done... 


were He to walk the earth, today.



People are suffering and in desperate need of God's love. 


Sometimes, we may be the only exposure 


one will have to the love of God. 


The world is hurting, 


and we can be a light.



Who knows, just merely smiling and acknowledging 


another... could turn a life around. 


Think about it… one could possibly


come to know Jesus... 


by watching us!



As believers the worse we will endure is criticism


 for loving God, who walked as a Man...


and changed the world.