The Journey is tough but we all can make it to the top...some way...some how. I'm sure! Press On!
GOD IS OUR MOST
CRUCIAL NEED IN LIFE!
Life may be tough but God is much tougher. Through the storms, He is still God. Come what may God will never change. He never fails. He has never lost a battle. He is strong but we are weak. He is great but we are small. He is faithful but we grow weary, we cheat. He is ALL Powerful but we are "all" powerless. He owns the universe, He created it. We had nothing but He gave us His only begotten Son because He loves us (John 3:16). Hence, we have everything! So, if all we have in life is God then He is all we need; and if we put our trust in Him, He will lead us through and help us. He will PROSPER you and not harm you. He will give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). With God ALL things are possible. Without Him nothing is possible!
"Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment." (NIV) 1 Timothy 6:17
Substance of Life by Tamra Brathwaite
Life is a ladder which we all must climb in order to survive. Life is about going, moving, and doing. It is about creating something beautiful out of you. It is a precious gift which many sadly, take for granted. Life is no easy road as you know it. You may have some disappointment but there is hope. You may face discouragement but there is a future. You may feel pressed but you don't have to be crushed, you may be persecuted but not abandoned. You may feel lonely but you're never alone. You may have sickness but there is healing. Your heart may be broken but it can be mended. You may be confused and frustrated but there is peace. You may grow old and weary but there is strength. You may not have all that you want in life but you can have all that you need. You may be called worthless, but the price paid for your life, no one could repay.
Know that in this life we all need a Savior; we need an anchor because it is the biggest battle field you will ever face. How could a lamp light if it is not connected to its source of power? Without light in the dark we will stumble and fall; we won't be able to see where we're going. So too, we must keep in touch with God, who gave us life and who offers us a life way beyond our imagination in order to avoid being beaten and weighed down by the evil and toils in this life.
John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (ESV). We must be content with what God has given us and at the same time trust Him for Who He says He Is. To grow and be blessed we must be willing to do what is right and pleasing in God's sight. Live and do good. "Shun evil and do good." -1 Peter 3:11. Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 (ESV) "I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man. Search for peace, and work to maintain it."
There will always be evil in the world; we will have to face our own battles but our human nature is not strong enough to fight every battle. Hence, we need God (who promises us the victory 1 Cor. 15:57) on our side in order to survive. We can not be effective and experience true success and meaning and happiness in this life without trusting God to guide us and abiding by His Rules. "But godliness with contentment is great gain..."- 1 Timothy 6:6 (ESV). God chose you to bless you. He wants you to experience life to the fullest. He wants you to be happy.