“Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.” (Psalms 119:49, 50 NKJV)
God’s word can give you life, God’s word can give you hope, God’s word can give you the comfort needed to get you through your afflictions and trials of life. And no matter how hard it may seem, or how much pain and suffering you may experience, you will overcome! You will reach the light at the end of that dark tunnel! But in order to do so you must be in a relationship with Jesus Christ! For He is the way, the truth, and the life! (John 14:6) And through your relationship with Jesus Christ you have access to God, and when you have access to God you get the privilege of holding onto His word and the promises He gives. You get the privilege of life! You have a hope and a future! Your name is written in the book of life! You have a place in Heaven where there will be no more pain and suffering, there will be no more afflictions! That alone should give you a good reason to hold on! A reason to endure and not give up! If you are going through any trials or afflictions hang in there! Don’t lose hope! Don’t quit! Open God’s word, open your heart and let Jesus in! You won’t regret it! He will give you life! He will give you the hope you need!
The psalmist tells us, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12 NKJV)
“Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Psalms 146:5 NKJV)
The author of Lamentations writes, “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.” (Lamentations 3:24-26 NKJV)
Thank you for your word, thank you for your great promises, and thank you for the comfort you give us when we have faith, and accept Jesus into our life! Thank you for all that you do! Good and bad! Without you we are just lost souls spinning our wheels through a life going nowhere but down! Father help us to overcome, heal us from our afflictions, help us live the life that we were meant to live! Father we wait patiently for your return, we endure, we overcome, we hang on to the hope! We fill the empty void in the pit of our stomachs by reading and remembering your word, it soothes our souls! We will never give up! We will never quit! Nevertheless, your will be done, not ours! In Jesus name we pray, amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – August 26, 2013