You know those moments where you just feel so bad? Yeah, those moments where it feels as if the whole sky is crashing down on your head – and there isn’t a thing you can do to stop it and you can’t seem to get out from underneath the rubble.
You feel completely devastated and discouraged. In that time you seek encouragement, but where can you go for encouragement? What if no one else is around for you to turn to? Where will you go, but to the Lord?
Sometimes the things that happen to us in life are just that -LIFE! But other times the things that happen in your life is stuff that God has planned out for you… He will place a little trouble in every now and then. And at times, he may make it seem as if you’re alone – even though you’re not because at the time it’s the only way he can bring you closer to him.
Because when you finally realize that there is nothing that can fill the void, there isn’t any words you can write, a story, quote or song that will fill the empty void in your heart; when you realize with everything in you that the only person that can feel that void is Jesus Christ then you will be truly satisfied – until then, your kidding yourself.
Jesus can give you the comfort and peace that no one else can give you and when you let him in. When you let his joy in is when you’re filled with his never ending strength. The strength that can get you through anything, good times and bad (whether its for yourself or to be there for others). That’s why he’s given it to us, not only for ourselves but so that we can be a great witness and example for others as well.
Yes, I know it’s hard to get up and shout his name in glory when times are rough. You feel weak and like you can’t even move your lips or any part of your body for that matter, but people, let me tell you something. The time you fall is not the time to give in and lay there until somebody comes to pick you up because most the times you’ve got to pick yourself up!
Now who’s to say that Jesus won’t give you a hand but it takes you lifting yours and placing it in his for him to help you back up… You’re not so weak that you can’t lift your voice and hands in praise for Christ!
When Jesus was being crucified on the cross, he had nails in his hands and feet, he was truly weak and drained with a crown of thrones on his head. He managed to speak this to the God up above and his words were:
“Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.”
Amazing, isn’t it? Christ died for our sins and just because we’ve got some small little problem going on we can’t bring ourselves to thank him for all the blessings in our life!?
And even if you can’t find one good blessing in your life to praise God for let me tell you that there is! Because the most amazing thing that ever happened in your life before you were even born is that Christ died for your sins so that whoever will believe in him can have everlasting life.
Now I know you’re saying that it is easy to talk this talk, Nathan’ you’re just talking. What about when the going gets rough? Well I guess I’ll just have to get tough folks! When the rivers are rising I’m not gonna doubt that my sweet savior is gonna pull me out! I ain’t afraid of nothing because I believe, I’ve got a sky full of angels watching over me! And I’ve got a God who’s still on the throne TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS!
“And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”- Deuteronomy 31:8 K.J.V.
He said that he would never leave nor forsake us. As long as we put our trust in him we will be ok. I’ve believed in God every since I was little. I’ve had this strong faith all my life. I’ve seen many miracles and proof of his existence in my own life. If you don’t believe in God, explain a miracle. They happen all the time, and it’s not just a coincidence, people. It’s because of the almighty God up in heaven who is taking care of business!!!
Well, if God is able to give miracles then how come he doesn’t give them to everyone? Read the bible. You have got to have faith and believe in him. If you already doubt and don’t believe in God, what right do you have to one of his miracles? None whatsoever.
Salvation is free, yes, but that is just the beginning. It doesn’t stop with your little repentance prayer. That’s just the starting line! It takes much work for him not just witnessing but being a witness!
And most the time not all miracles are big miracles, there are small miracles that happen all day every day all around us, believe you me. We don’t notice them because we don’t call them miracles we call them a coincidence it’s luck! If you believe that then to me that’s more insane then believing it was a miracle.
Well, Nathan, you’re out of your mind for believing in such a fairytale?! Well that’s the thing, IT”S NOT a fairytale – it’s the way of life; it’s how God intended it to be. But because of some people’s ignorance they won’t believe. Why? Not because they truly don’t believe but because they refuse to believe! And if they are believing in nothing then that means they are falling for anything.
Y’all can have your coincidences. I’m gonna take my miracles from God. You can have your luck, I’m gonna take my blessings. You can have your fairytales, I’m going to take my truth – Gods truth – and I’m gonna defend it all the way because there is nothing more powerful than his word!
People just get lost… they get strayed away from him. We believers aren’t the ones brainwashed here, the non-believers are. Because for you to turn your back on God for such a stupid reason and to fall into the trap of lies is just right out ridiculous.
“Follow the truth, teach the truth and defend the truth.”- James Fickle
GOD IS NO FAIRYTALE!
Oh, but you don’t understand, that Jesus is just kiddy stuff… Old Macdonald is kiddy stuff, Jesus Christ is real! Christ is for all who will accept him in and though you may not accept him you’re still gonna have to put up with the fact that Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. His father, our God, up in heaven is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and FOREVER!
So you see I do understand. I understand many have excuses but look around, look at all the testimonies, you would have to be deranged to call God’s word a fairytale.
Because I’ve never seen anything out there in this world that is more powerful than that right there. Nothing can fill people’s void better than that right there. You can do all the drugs you want. You can swear all you want, drink all you want and smoke marijuana your whole life but until you find Jesus, until you really find him, you will never be satisfied. Because when the high comes back down and the drunk is gone, the hangover is still lingering. Your life will be the same it was and will continue that way on and on until you accept Christ into your heart.
And when you accept that God is on the throne taking care of business with everything in you. That is when true satisfaction will come to you.
God bless y’all!