Beyond the Sorrow There is Hope in the Promises of God
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Psalm 34:18
“I have good plans for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.” Jeremiah 29:11
When you draw near to Go in times of trouble, you learn who He really is. Then you learn:
- You can trust Him
- He is not sitting in heaven on a throne, but walking with you here on earth.
- He wants a personal relationship with you.
- You can know the depth of His love for you.
- Your soul craves relationship with God.
- You can call on Him for help first, not after other sources have failed.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Then you will call my name.
You will come to me and pray to me,
And I will listen to you.
You will search for me.
And when you search for me with all your heart,
You will find me! I will let you find me,”
Says the Lord.
Faith is a risk, but not having faith is also a risk. We risk missing out on our lives becoming a part of the greatest love story of all time – the story of a God who loved us so much that He left heaven to be with us. Tammy Trent
Work like you don’t need the money: Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like no one is watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth. Luci Swindoll
“If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.” John 14:15-18
“Give, and you will receive. You will be given much.
Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into you lap.
The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.” Luke 6:38
Do not worry about anything,
But pray and ask God for everything you need,
Always giving thanks. And God peace,
Which is so great we cannot understand it,
Will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor principalities nor powers,
nor things present”
Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those
who hate me, from the deep waters. Do not let the flood waters
engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its
mouth over me. Answer me, O Lord, out of the goodness
of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. Do not hide
your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
Come near and rescue me…
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To preach good news to the needy.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim freedom for the captives
And release from darkness for the prisoners.