Encouragement for Difficult Times
Are you struggling through difficult times? Do you feel like you can't cope anymore? Are you struggling financially? Are you trying to cope with the illness or death of a loved one? Are you struggling with an illness yourself? Do you feel like God is no longer there? Have you no one to turn to? Is it a struggle to get out of bed each morning? Well be assured and encouraged, you are not alone - God loves you and will see you through these difficult times.
Troubles Will Come - Life on this earth is tough and can be full of struggles and difficult times. Jesus knows the troubles we face as He told his disciples ...
'In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.' (John 16:33)
Being a Christian is tough and Jesus said you will have troubles, but you don't need to face these troubles alone.
'I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.' (John 17:15)
God is always there for you even when you feel far from Him or can't feel his presence.
'Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.' (Psalm 139:7-10)
God is there for you. He hears your prayers and Jesus promised that he is always with us ... 'And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.' (Matthew 28:20).