Looking for comfort in a struggling world
We are together in this world we live in, for the most part we interact
with one another either in a positive way or in a negative way. There are
always mixed emotions as to what we see and experience as we live together in life. Some things that
happen are exciting and enjoyable, yet other situations seem to drain
all the life out of us. Our feelings are on a high at times and other times they are very low to
the point of deep depression.
There are people in this world that are very kind and caring and there
are others that make life very challenging. In this up and down world
how can a person deal with it? We can just accept life in the midst of turmoil, at times we may not
have a choice but to deal with it or for sure it will deal with us.
How can I go through life portraying outwardly that things are good but
inwardly there is no peace or joy? Situations and circumstances seem to
control our lives, controlling how we feel and many have to take drugs to deal with the
pain and hurt we feel inside. There are times that all of us can agree
with when life just seems to be unfair. Some times our physical condition may
require medication from a doctor but for the majority of us we try to
deal with stress ourselves. Dependence on self seems to be ineffective
or at best just a temporary fix. Help comes from God of the Old Testament, He is the same God of the New
testament. Question, "In the midst of where I am, will I seek His help?".
He has created us and knows our needs and is willing to help us to overcome
our struggles. God desires a personal relationship with His creation,
that we may enjoy a new life in Him. God reveals himself in the New Testament as the
humanity of God in Christ Jesus. Look at Jesus, his attributes, they are
the same as God the Father. Jesus said to him "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not
known Me Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you
say, Show us the Father?" John 14:9.
He is the beginning of a new life's journey. Jesus died on the cross to
pay for our sins, have you accepted Him as savior? If not, pray and ask
Him to be your savior to begin a new life. In doing this God has made some promises to you, He will be with you
always, He will not abandon you, you have a home in Heaven. So as a
Jesus follower what is our part, how can God help us to overcome the struggles of this world?
When you accept Jesus Christ, God gives you the Holy Spirit. The
Spirit does 4 basic things, He comforts, He strengthens, He teaches, He convicts us (not make us
feel guilty, but to help us grow in our faith). So the key is how the
Holy Spirit can help us - and what does that look like?
Galatians 5:22 -23. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control".
God gives us, Love, Joy, Peace - as we love Him. Patience, Kindness, Goodness - as we love the Lord by His Spirit we can
love others with His love. Faithfulness is loves confidence. Gentleness
is loves humility. Self-Control - Control is loves victory to overcome. Pursuing God through Jesus is
the answer to experiencing the blessing of life and being able to love others.
Any questions please use the comments section on this page.
May God bless you as you pursue Him.