On this first What Jesus Did Wednesday of 2013, I invite you to read this article that encourages us that God is bigger than what we are currently facing - or will face - this year. Be blessed.
Did you know that the difficult times in our lives actually mold us and help create who we are? It's true, those difficult times, demanding as they are, help us see and find things out about ourselves. And sorry, but no matter how devoted you are to the Lord, Jesus' faithful followers are not excluded from difficult days.
One thing you need to remember, we live in a society that places expectations upon us. Sometimes those demands are thrust upon us without notice, but sometimes we create that demand and place unnecessary stress and frustration on ourselves. When your world is crumbling right before you, and expectations seem too much to bear, you need to remember this one very important detail: God is still on the throne. You serve a God that is a “Can Do,” not “Cannot.” God is full of possibilities and He is ready and willing to help you, but you have to reach out and ask for His help, and He will guide you through those difficult circumstances.
If you're in one of those moments of frustration and difficulty, remember what it says in James 1:2-4: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Use those difficult circumstances as a building block towards developing your faith and walk with the Lord. The more you trust Jesus, the easier it will be to walk through trials. Yes they are still there, but it helps to make you stronger and wiser.
Jesus, I know all to well that sometimes saying I am going to trust you is easier said than actually doing it. Many times we are wounded by certain circumstances, so I ask you Lord to please start your healing process as you lift us up. When we face that difficult time, give us the strength to trust you, no matter what circumstance we have to face. Jesus, thank you for helping us, and showing us your gracious love. You truly are amazing, and it helps me to fall deeper in love with you. Amen.
\You do not have to face your circumstance alone, you have a mighty Lord, and you also have brothers and sisters that are willing to lift you up, and might even willing to go a litter further, but you have to ask. I know I am willing to help in any way possible, but prayer is always a given, so please know I am lifting you all up in prayer, and asking the Lord to help you and guide you this weekend. Love to you all, and may the strength of the Lord be your provider. God Bless
Pastor Dave - What Jesus Did Co-founder