DO YOU EVER THINK THAT GOD HAS FORSAKEN YOU?
Where Is God In The Midst Of Your Troubles?
It’s my desire and joy that my fellow Christians find the light of Jesus Christ in their lives in order to overcome the darkness that can overtake anyone. I had a difficult life as a child, and as a result, I had many hardships functioning as a fully matured adult until I received God’s Word and realized great transformation. But, no matter what difficulties I had faced in life, even as a child, I always had a prevailing joy and hope that I would find my way with God.
However, during the most devastating time of my life, I allowed myself to feel so badly that without realizing it, I had turned away from the light of Jesus Christ. I never consciously turned away from God or blamed Him for my problems, but I blocked the power I had in Jesus. I looked to myself instead which reflected my problem, not the solution.
When we live in the darkness of our problems rather than the light of the Word, our souls become deeply wounded, distancing us from God, even if we love Him. I did this for a time, but eventually pushed myself to get back to God’s Word. When I did, I re-established my relationship with God and the light of Jesus began to shine bright in my life once again. But what a dark time I lived through and it was totally unnecessary!
Did God turn away from me during my dark time?
James 4:8 (NASB) 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
According to James 4:8 the responsibility of a close relationship with God is ours. We see that God never turns away from us. If we draw near to God, He will draw near to us and stick with us throughout our lives and bring us a positive conclusion to our problems. God gave us a free will and He must honor our right to choose Him or the world. So if we push Him away, then we keep God out of our lives by choice, even though God is always ready to love us and bless us.
When Christians get lost in their problems or indulge in self-pity, they become double-minded as James 4:8 says. We want to be delivered, but at the same time, we can indulge ourselves in the drama of a situation or fall prey to the temptation to just give up. The only way out is to surrender ourselves and our problems to God before we become devoured by our troubles and make it even more difficult to experience deliverance.
Don’t let go of God during difficult times. Push yourself out of your emotions and into God’s waiting arms through Jesus Christ and you will experience victory NOW! God will find a way to fix your life and all the circumstances involved that have been affected by your problem.
Deuteronomy 31:6 (ASV) 6 Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them: for Jehovah thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:5 (KJV) Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
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