Life’s Storms

Funnel cloud over UNC Charlotte | Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | Source

Everyone has times in their lives that it feels like their troubles will never end. It feels as if God is a million miles away and you are all alone. The truth is that He never left you. In Hebrews 13:5, Jesus tells us that He “will never leave you nor forsake you.” What needs to be examined is, did you leave God? What have you been doing lately? Maybe you have been hanging out with your friends, partying, doing drugs, watching questionable shows on television, or using foul language. It is very easy to remove yourself out of God’s circle of fellowship. However, the good news is that if you are a true believer that you can never be taken out of the circle of Salvation. If you have been feeling that God is not close to you, then you need to make the decision that you are going to start praying everyday, all day. It is through prayer and supplication/petitioning that we can draw near to God. God loves to talk with His children. The truth is, He thinks that you are to die for! [Romans 5:8 | John 3:16]

No matter what your situation is, God is there for you and ready to receive you with open arms. All you have to do is run to Him. But we should not just run to God only in the bad times. He wants us to come to Him when things are going good in our life. That is how much He loves us. Many times when everything seems to be going well, we will just talk with Him every now and then. possibly we talk to Him for a short moment when we wake up and then right before we go to bed, or maybe we just pray before our meals, or only on Sunday and Wednesday nights, or maybe we just do not pray at all. We use God as a crutch to get through life rather than letting Him be our best friend and our everything. God desires to be your all-in-all.

Along with prayer, reading the Word and putting it into action in your life will help you draw close to the Lord. The Word of God is a powerful tool to use in you daily walk with Christ. The Bible is the only piece of the Armor of God that is meant for offensive use. The others are defensive pieces of armor. The Bible is the Truth that overcomes the darkness; it reveals Satan’s plans; it gives us hope for the future. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever” [Isaiah 40:8].

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If you need prayer or just someone to talk to, feel free to email me with your concerns. I will be glad to help you out any way possible!

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