Hello everyone. I pray that this blog post finds you well. I recently learned some sad news about my friend’s dad this week. It was at that moment I was reminded that we have all experienced challenges in life that may be heart-wrenching. Your situation may not be mine and mine may not be yours, but we have all gone through something, or had to face something that we couldn’t imagine.
In church this past Sunday, we worshipped God to the song, You are my strength. When I heard the song my heart just held onto the words and wouldn’t let go. I’ve been thinking about it ever since and even played it several times this week. The song doesn’t have many words to remember, but the words are so powerful! Isn’t that how we should pray? The Bible says in Matthew 6:7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
In just the first couple lyrics of the song, you’re able to find encouragement during hardships or reminders of why we should be rejoicing and praising God every day: You are my strength; Strength like no other – Reaches to me; Hope like no other – Reaches to me.
To hear the full song You are my strength by William Murphy, click on the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwjak1EyKsU
It doesn’t matter what anyone is facing today, God’s strength is able to pull you through. I know it may be hard, and I know it may not seem like the pain will ever go away, but you will survive with Jesus Christ. I’m telling you what I know personally. When the pain is so strong that you cannot utter any words, God is still there. There have been times where all I could say were the words,” Lord help me.” That was it and He showed up. I did not stay there in my pain and neither will you. Don’t give up.
He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5); this is a promise in His Word that we have through Jesus Christ. You may have heard this verse quoted many times, but do you believe it? This is a question that only you can answer.
Our heavenly Father is faithful. He watches over His Word to see that it is fulfilled in our lives (Jeremiah 1:12). For the Bible says in Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. This means that you can believe His Word, count on it, and receive the blessings for your life.
I may not have endured your challenges, and you may not have endured mine, but we have the assurance in Jesus Christ that we will overcome (John 16:33). Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning (Psalm 30:5). It’s not just a verse in a song or an old saying from your grandparents, but it is in His Word. King David, who wrote Psalm 30, encountered many challenges in his own life and this was His testimony written for us. God is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). He will bring you through. All you have to do is believe it and put your complete trust in Him.
Let’s look beyond ourselves today and encourage someone else who may be going through a tough time. Sometimes all people need to hear is that you have experienced your own trials and have made it through with God’s help. He is our helper in time of need (Hebrews 13:6).
“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.”
Love you all in Christ,
Ayesha L. Shoulders
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