Life can fly up in your face and spit in your eye. It can scalp your finances down to nothing. Life stress can eat your insides like worms. It can be a bloody picture from a monster show, a heart stopping series of scenes. . . but ‘can be’s’ are not reality. Only we can make them reality. Our thoughts and beliefs can turn a situation into a plague. How does your mind work? Is it negative focused? Did you know by changing your perspective you can change your whole life? My friends, the best way to change a perspective is to find the ultimate answer. There is no more ultimate than God! “Oh, I’ve tried that and it does not work” they say. Well, as Yoda from Star Wars said “there is no try, there is only do”. ‘Do’ implies commitment. So you don’t try God, you commit yourself to Him. This enables a relationship to form which can carry you up out of a pit. A relationship can also allow you and I to experience how much God loves us; He doesn’t promise a storm free life, but He will walk through every storm with us, helping us, bringing strength, and support where needed. He brings joy and assurance that our life is worthwhile, and we can discover the purpose for which we were created.
My friends, I heard a piece of advice I thought was good: "if you are walking through a hellish time right now, just keep walking." Now we know that we are not alone when we know Jesus. His peace and rest can fill us no matter how crashing the thunder, nor sizzling the lightning. Trust in Jesus. He can turn our life into a new grace filled direction. He is faithful!