May 16, 2011

Keep Strong in the Lord

It seems that the older we get, the more challenges there are. When we hear of bad news we say, “What next is going to happen?” Strife comes to all of us and it is something that we must endure throughout life. But life is not all bad. We share in joy and laughter when we hear and experience good news.

There is something that each of us can share in regardless of the storms of life and the blessings of happiness, and that is hope! How can we say that we have hope while we live in this world as we know it? Keep in mind that Jesus came to earth to be among us to fulfill the Father’s will. He came to offer hope and life but he suffered and died on a cross so that each one of us may have the opportunity of eternal life. That is our future hope!

He knows the problems that come our way. There is nothing that any one of us can go through that He hasn’t endured himself. In fact, He already suffered more than we could ever fathom but His resurrection was victorious and triumphant. Hebrews 4:14 says, “Therefore since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.”

God sympathizes us in our weaknesses. Our sinless father to whom we cry out and have our hope is our compassionate Father. He asks us to place our hope and confidence in Him. Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

In our prayers we can exclaim, “Lord you know my need, you know what I’m going through. I am seeking your grace and mercy to help me. I believe you will Lord, because you understand!”
Take hold of the hope that is yours! Keep strong in the Lord! Do not give up believing that God’s power and grace will carry you through life just as He promised He would.

“You can’t find firm footing in a swamp, but life rooted in God stands firm.” Proverbs 12:3

(The Message)

Janice Keats

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this very encouraging and inspiring post. God really is on our side!


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