Dear Friend, Are you going through a tough time in life? Are you finding yourself in the middle of a storm and being tossed by many cyclic thoughts right now? God knows what you are going through. He cares for your future. The Bible says, "Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you." Life on earth is not easy. Every one of us has challenges. But God's love and His guidance will be with us all through the ups and downs of our life. He will never let us down. I would like to write a few things you may want to do while you are going through a tough time.
Be with your loved ones
Whatever the problems you are going through right now please do not spend your time alone. Be with your loved ones. They could be your parents, relatives, friends or whomever you know. Even if no one is around please try to write a note or call your friend. Try to express what you are going through. You need someone willing to listen to you. Someone who cares for you.
If you do not have anyone to write or call, please look up to Jesus. He is always willing to listen to you. You are His precious child. He is your heavenly father. He understands your heart more than anyone else in this world. Jesus knows how to hold your hands and lead you.
Look Up to God:
When you realize the problem at hand is beyond your control the first thing you can do is stop looking down at the situation and start looking up to God. Surrender the situation in God's hand. Seek His advice, wisdom and wait for His answer.
One night I was taken to the emergency since one side of my body became numb. I lost my ability to speak. My brain stopped working partially. I was rushed to the emergency. Doctors scanned my brain and did various tests. Their conclusion was brain cancer. I went through the biopsy. We as a family waited at God's feet. The biopsy results pointed to another disease. I went through many months of pain. Gracious God slowly brought me out of my painful condition.
I would say my happy times are to praise God. My tough times are to learn lessons from Him. The Bible says, "Therefore, I (God) am going to persuade her, lead her to the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her." Some of us need wilderness experience. So that we will have time alone with God to listen to what He is trying to speak to us. God who helped me wants to help you too. He wants to wipe away your tears right now and give you peace. Are you ready to Believe Him and seek His face?
Try to Stop Thinking about Losses
You might be carrying a fresh wound due to what you are going through. There could be losses in your life. The lost element could be wealth, time, health, or relationship. Do not focus on what you have lost. You will surely get back what you have lost. Some of the things we lose in life are not reversible or in other words, we may not be able to get it back. But over time we will get over it. I have lost someone close to my heart. I have hope that I will meet him in heaven. David when he lost his dear child said, "I (David) will someday go to where he is, but he can never come back to me." Jesus helped me to get over my loss over time. He will help you too. Do not lose heart.
Pondering over and over about the things we have lost will only make our wounds deeper and keep them fresher for a long time. This will make our recovery longer and slow down the healing process. I know it's very difficult to stop thinking about what we have lost. But if we need to move on in life we need to forget the past. At times keep thinking about our life situations can lead to depression or anxiety. If you are getting any signs of that please set up an appointment with the doctor immediately.
Do Not Compare
When you are down and disappointed with your own life, do not compare yourself with others. Do not presume that all the others are happy in life except you. All of us go through problems. A comparison will create self-pity and bring in more negative thoughts in the mind. To overcome the situation stay positive and think positively. Trust God. He will surely lead and guide you out of the situation. Keep your eyes on Him than comparing with others.
Reconcile with God
If you have not already reconciled with God for your past life and mistakes, please do it immediately. God wants to forgive and forget your past. We need God on our side to come out of the current situation. When God is on our side who can be against us. Bible says If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. God is ready to forgive your past if we are ready to confess our mistakes. Do not wait for tomorrow. Wherever you are, go down to your knees and ask for forgiveness right now. It's time to reconcile with your God and keep God on your side. When God is on your side, who can be against you!! Do you want to know, how to reconcile with Jesus? You can watch the short video below to know more.
Our situation in life changes over time. Our emotions change from happy to sad and vice versa. Our perspective changes over time. God can change your life independent of your problems. He can change your situation and give you new hope. Everything will be alright very soon. Do not give up. You can overcome and come out of your situation very soon. It does not matter how deep your problems are. Jesus can still pick you up from the pit you are in. He can lift you up.
Finally, Let's close with the word of prayer. Are you ready? God can change your life and give you peace right now. He can take away the pain you are going through.
Place your hand on your heart and believe Jesus can change your situation. We are going to pray for your situation. Jesus is going to change it. He is with you right now. Let's pray. Would you pray the below prayer with your own words?
Dear Jesus, I come to your presence. You know what I am going through. You know the pain and the struggles of my heart. Jesus, you alone can give me peace and heal my heart. You alone can give me peace. Please help me. Forgive my past mistakes. I have done mistakes in my life. Wash my heart clean and make me pure before you. Listen to my prayers and answer me. Change my life. Let me follow you with all my heart. I thank you because you are going to change my life and do new things right now. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen.
Dear Friend, God is bigger than your problem. He can surely comfort your heart and wipe away the tears. Believe Him. If you have never prayed to Jesus before, here is video to know how to pray to Jesus.
Jesus wants to make you His own child. Ask for forgiveness for your past life. Jesus will forgive you. He will renew your life and lead you like a father lead His own child. Please humble you heart and pray to Jesus. If you want to know how you can become a child of Jesus, you can read here =>