When I prayed this morning and asks God to give me the words to write on my site; I wasn’t expecting this. I was hoping for some cute baking analogy to compare to Christianity or salvation. But I got was something much more valuable. . . setbacks.
Everyone has experienced a day where, from a wordly perspective, you want to say, “Why did I even get up this morning?” or “I can’t do this anymore!” or “I just can’t deal with this personal pitfall, problem or person!!” Simple answer to it all: But God is in control. I know you know that already. I know that I know that already. So why are we still spazzin out? You might say, “but you don’t know what I’m going through!” Well, you don’t know what I’m going through either. Nobody fully understands anybody else’s situation exactly. Only the one who created you fully understands you. Be honest, really take time to think about this. Even if someone was there with you right now, sharing in your setback telling you their experience, even though if would provide some comfort, would it really change the fact that you still are going through it? If you have Celiac disease if you are with a friend that has it too, it won’t change the fact that you can’t eat out like everybody else. If someone has passed away or you have suffered loss or illness or a broken heart, another person can’t restore what you’ve lost. Only God can.
God, and there is only one true God, can fill your heart with so much love that setbacks can’t compare to the relationship you have with God the Father through Jesus Christ. As a child of God, when loss of love or loved ones, jobs, health, or friendships hit, we have promises directly from the Word of God that He will fill us with His peace and never leave us. It doesn’t mean that bad things won’t ever happen to us. Setbacks are a part of sin and this sin cursed world. But we, as believers, have the promise of life everlasting in Jesus Christ our Savior. Tell Him how you are feeling and what you are struggling with. Ask Him to keep your eyes fixed on Him so you can’t see all the bad things going on around you, the negativity that constantly wants to discourage you, the lies the devil tells you that you just can’t do it because you are broken, alone and a failure. All those feelings, thoughts and attitudes are just lies, Worthless, powerless, dried-up lies that have no power in the presence of Almighty God.
I saw this on Pinterest or facebook and saved it as a reminder of just some of the great promises we have as Christians in Jesus Christ. Sorry, I know it’s incredibly small but it blurs if I try to make it any bigger.
And don’t forget the biggest, best promise . . . that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you. John 3:16, Romans 8:35-39, Galations 5:6, Ephesian 2:4 and so many more.
Feel free to personal message me any prayer requests that you might have. I would love to pray for them for you. I know that I need the prayers of others for me. If you don’t believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior from sin and hell and death, then you will not see the above promises in your life. He still is your creator, and knows you and loves you, but until you believe on Jesus Christ as your Savior you can’t have that peace and assurance that comes from a personal relationship with Him. So believe on Him today as your Savior. He will never turn anyone away that believes on Him with their heart. Acts 16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” It’s as simple as that. Don’t over think it. Don’t try to do it by being a good person or doing good things or talking to your priest, just believe on Jesus Christ alone for your salvation. He is all that you need.