Saturday, November 19, 2011

Take Heart

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Let's face it, this world is not always an inviting place. Things don't always turn out the way we would like them to. People can let us down. The circumstances surrounding our lives can sometimes cause us to suffer hardship. Jesus promised us that in this world we would have trouble, but He said, “...take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.

If your days seem dark and difficult, know that as you put your trust in the Lord, He will bring you out into a spacious place. He will cause you to rise up from the ashes. He will heal you from all disappointment. The Lord will comfort you in the midst of your duress, and He will bring you out. He will cause you to shine even brighter than you did before. And He will use you to comfort others with the comfort that God has shown you.

The Lord is close to us when we experience trouble. Let's put our trust in Him; we will not be ashamed. He is the God of all comfort and the God of hope. If things seem hopeless, know that God is in control. He will heal you, He will comfort You, and He will cause you to overcome every obstacle. He will refine you during this time and will cause you display His glory more clearly to those that need Him. Take heart my friend, God is on your side.

Dear Father God,

I thank You that You hear my every prayer. I ask You to be with me in the hard times. I ask You to perfect me and to bring me out into a spacious place. I thank You that I am an overcomer. Thank You for causing me to shine brighter and brighter until the day of Christ's coming. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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