Tragedies, Disease, Divorce…
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Tragedies strike. Diseases take our loved ones. Marriages struggle. Careers fail. Accidents happen. Loss comes. These unforeseen catastrophes turn your world upside down. The hurt builds up inside of you, the pain stings. You wake up and you try to press forward, but your mind is stuck on rewind. So you try desperately to manage and control your emotions and grief.
Questions haunt your thoughts and sorrow manipulates your minds. The grief comes suddenly, but doesn’t go away. You try to find hope, to let go and move on, but waves of disbelief and heartbreak keep crashing down. Sadness threatens to drown you and the painful tides have brought you out too far. But just when you’ve lost sight of the shore, I throw you a lifeline. I am the preserver, reeling you back in with a life line of grace and tether of love.
What problems are you facing? Have you prayed about them as much as you’ve complained about them?
Rely on me to help you through all of your problems. How you ask? Prayer will keep you connect to me, reading my word will encourage you and remind you of my goodness, spending time with other believers will uplift you, worship will redirect your mind.
If you give your problems to me, I will deliver you. I will rescue you in your greatest need.
Catalyst for Spiritual Growth:
1 —It is easy to focus on the bad things that are happening in our lives, but have you outweighed them with the good? Read Isaiah 41:10 and Philippians 4:6-8. Find strength in knowing that God can resolve anything, and He is here to help you through whatever problem you are facing.
2 — If you are going through a struggle don’t keep it to yourself. First ask God for help and then share it with a trusted Christian friend or minister and have them pray with you.
3 — For more encouragement this week sign-up for one of our 5-Day Spiritual Journeys.