Every person faces difficulties, regardless of their social, political, economic, or religious status.
Difficulties simply knock at our door. We could say that they are inevitable. They steal our inner peace. If we allow it, they overwhelm us and lead us to look at our panorama around completely overshadowed.
The Bible has a simple, practical, and effective route to face difficult times.
The apostle Paul traced that path when he wrote:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus ” (Philippians 4: 6-7)
Pay careful attention to the Scriptural passage. The author teaches us five steps to solve problems with God’s help:
1.- Identity what steals your peace.
2.- Renounce concerns. No one but you can do it.
3.- Render problems to God in prayer.
4.- Give thanks to God for what he wants to teach you in the midst of difficulties.
5.- Trust and wait on God.
When our lives, even the difficulties we are going through, are submitted to the Lord, everything changes. We found the exit at the crossroads.
Today is the day to print a definitive change to its existence. Trust in God, and let Jesus Christ rule your heart as your only and sufficient Savior.
Make the Most of Every Moment of Life
During my time as a high school student and even in higher education, I met brilliant people, with a promising future. At least two of those young people died — one of them for excess in drug use and another for AIDS. His madness ended one day in death. It didn’t help that they were children of parents with a relatively strong economic and social status.
Looking back, I reflect on the teaching of the Lord Jesus: “Well, what is the use of a man to win the whole world and lose his soul?” (Mark 8:36. New American Standard)
When it comes to defining where we will spend eternity, money, or fame or influences are of no use. We will be before the throne of God, and it is at that moment, unique and unrepeatable, that we will realize what we have done. If Christ dwells in our hearts, we are assured of eternity; If we reject it, we will always be in the dark.
When we are young, and there is “a lot of life ahead “, we tend to leave God aside. We always believe that there will be time for everything, even to repent. Tremendous error! We will never know when the final time will come, so we must be prepared, the best way to do, drawing every moment of life, but from the hand of God.
The book of the winners, the Bible, teaches: “Remember, then, your Creator in the days of your youth, before the bad days come, and the years in which you say come near: I have no pleasure in them; before the sun and the light darken, the moon and the stars, and the clouds return after the rain…” (Ecclesiastes 12: 1,2. New American Standard)
Today is the day to look back to God. You may have a lot of life ahead of you, but I can assure you that you will only enjoy it fully if you walk under the shadow of the Almighty.
He probably has not received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Today is the day for me to do it. Seized by the hand of the Lord Jesus, we embark on this wonderful path to personal and spiritual growth that we have always longed for. Do it; you will not regret it.
Currently a pastor, I devote most of my time to the ministry. I have been actively serving in ministry for roughly ten years now, and in that time; I have encountered countless trials and cruel hardships.
But somehow, through God’s grace; I overcame. And the one thing I have learned from those encounters – trust God.
Therefore, using my experiences and my relationship with God. I now seek to inspire and encourage those who visit my blog.
And may God continue to bless and enrich you greatly.