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Gods Grace

Sep 15, 2008
Remembering God's mercy and grace isn't always the easiest thing to do. Sometimes, the negative worldly issues can lead to discord within your spiritual relationship with the Lord. I can say from my own personal experiences, that sometimes it is hard to remember that you're not alone. But it is precisely at moments like this when God's word can be counted on for the strength needed to pull you through.

Even in dire times of weakness, you can take your concerns to the Lord in prayer. 1 Peter 5:7 says to: "Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you." This verse, though a short one, speaks in volumes. It really is as simple as confiding your worries and cares in Him through prayer. Psalms 55:22 reiterates: "Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall." Praying, and therefore having one-on-one time with God, is a major first step in getting out of the depressing hold that the devil has on you. Making time to read your Bible will also help, as there are verses for virtually every issue that you may or could be suffering through. The devil can be counted on to try and pull you into a state of despair while testing your faith at the same time. However, do not give up: Isaiah 40:31 states that "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; and they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

I know it sometimes feels hard to overcome the negativity threatening to pull you down. Satan does not want you to be happy, especially in the name of the Lord, and he will try to take everything from you that he can. If you're alone, it can become impossible to hold fast against this (and in fact, he seems to count on this in his sheer wickedness), but your Bible (and ultimately the Lord) are prepared for these trials, as well. In Deuteronomy 31:6, we are advised to "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you." God's position is that of a Heavenly (rather than earthly) father: He looks after us, and protects us in our day to day lives while also knowing what is to become of us. It is through His word that he seeks to pull us out of deep hopelessness and give us peace. In times of seeming doubt or hopelessness, insight can be pulled from Matthew 11:28-30: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." God has a plan for all who are willing, and is a loving Father who wants the best for us so we can join him eternally in Heaven.
About the Author
Jason Powers a Christian Writer in the state of Florida. His books have touched many lives from around the world including India, Pakistan, Africa and the UK. For more information about Jason Powers or his writings visit A Healing God
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