We are living in a time of great uncertainty. There is so much doom and gloom all around us. You may be anxious and worried. You may be depressed and feel weighed down by the calamities of the world. Your heart may be heavy and filled with dread. You may be afraid and feel completely overwhelmed.
But know this! It is not over until God says it’s over. There is hope in God. God can turn it around. He can turn the tide. He can bring light into your darkest situation. He can fix what is broken. He can make a way for he is the way-maker. He is the life-giver. He is the miracle worker. He is the God of the breakthrough. He is the All-Powerful and All-Knowing God. He is your Savior, your Healer, your Deliverer, and He is the Prince of Peace.
God can turn it around!
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28)
God can cause all things to work out for the good. Not only some things, but God can cause ALL THINGS to work out for the GOOD.
So, take your eyes off the problem and put your hope in God. Set your sights on Jesus. Hold onto him for He can turn it around.
Are you Anxious?
Depression is rife. So many have anxious thoughts. Worry may be weighing you down. You may be completely stressed out. Overwhelmed.
I need to encourage you to “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
Jesus told us, “Do not worry about your life.” Rather, “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:25-34)
Don’t worry about anything. Rather pray about everything.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Give God your burdens. You can know his supernatural peace.
Are you Afraid?
Fear can paralyze you. Fear can fill you with dread. Do not be afraid.
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up, the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” (Isaiah 43:1-3)
Today God calls you to arise. He calls you to stand firm.
“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Are you in a Financial Fix?
Many are battling to make ends meet. Many are struggling to survive. Debts are high. Markets are volatile. Everything is so uncertain. So many are stressed out.
At times like this, do you know where to turn?
Turn to God. He is your supernatural provider.
God can give you supernatural favor and wisdom to turn things around.
Psalms 37:25 says, “Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.”
He is the way maker. God can make a “roadway in the wilderness.” He can make “rivers flow in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19)
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
Look to God.
“Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.” (Psalm 34:10)
Trust in God. He is your provider.
“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.” (Deuteronomy 8:18)
Are you wanting to Quit?
So many are broken and ready to give up.
Do not give up on God. Do not give up on yourself. Do not give up on your marriage. Do not give up on your children.
The enemy is trying to paint a dark picture in your mind. He comes to kill, steal, and destroy. He will try to work on your thoughts, to get you feeling negative and defeated. He comes to condemn, to make you feel inadequate and hopeless. He will do his best to blind you from the truth, to distort reality, to give you a perspective of doom and gloom. He will try to convince you that everyone wants to deceive you and mess up your life.
Don’t believe the enemy’s lies. Do not throw in the towel. Do not quit.
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
With God at your side, you can make it.
“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)
God still has a good plan.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
May God lift the dark lenses of hopelessness and despair and deception off your eyes. May God give you a new vision. May you see things through God’s lenses.
Jesus spoke to the people and said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Has sin tripped you up?
Have you messed up? The truth is we all have. Sin puts us in bondage and cuts us off from God.
The Bible is clear, “No one is good, not even one.” (Romans 3:10)
We are also told, “For everyone has sinned, we all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:24)
But here is the good news. We are told, “Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as a sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.” (Romans 3:25)
Jesus paid the full price for sin so that we can find complete forgiveness, and be reconnected to God.
Hand the reins of your Life over to Jesus
You do not need to face life alone. You can surrender your sins, your cares and your concerns, and your battle to Jesus.
Jesus says, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
Do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
No matter what you have done, or where you find yourself today, the good news is that you can invite Jesus to be your Lord and Savior and reset your life. On the cross, Jesus, the Savior of the world, paid the full price for our sins and made the way for you and me to find forgiveness and peace, and become part of God’s unshakable Kingdom. This relationship can start today and goes on into eternity.
You may have failed. You may have messed up. No matter where you are today and no matter what you have done, you can RETURN to God. REPENT of your sins. You can RESET. You can RESTART your walk with God. You can SURRENDER your life to God. You can be REFRESHED. You can call on Jesus…
Dear Lord Jesus, I need you. I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you have prayed this simple prayer sincerely, you have become a child of God. Your sin is cleansed away. You are born again. You are part of God’s unshakable Kingdom. You can stand firm knowing that whatever may come or happen, you are secure in Christ.
Even though the world is crazy and uncertain, you can hold onto Jesus. Keep your chin up. Keep looking up. As a child of God, you can rest in Jesus. He is your Savior, your Healer, your Deliverer, and He is the Prince of Peace.
He is The One who can turn it around and cause all things to work out for the good.