"I Cling to Jesus" 4:120:00/4:12
We all feel discouraged from time to time. Sometimes it's difficult to pull ourselves up and get back on our feet.
The Bible has a lot to say about discouragement, and there are scriptures that are very helpful.
Sometimes God does allow these situations to happen in our lives for the sole purpose of drawing us closer to Him. I know that when things are going good in my life, I tend to pray less, and seek Him less. But when I am in the middle of a trial or put in a situation that is so overwhelming for me, I find myself on my knees and calling out His name. Somehow, time after time, He picks me up and helps me to go on to another day. And though I cannot see it at the time, the joy I experience later seems to be more fulfilling, and it is probably because I allowed Jesus to help me and I relied on His strength to get me through.
I wish I could tell you that these times would never come for you. That your life will always be happy. But the reality is, most of us will feel this type of desperation at one time or another.
I pray that you will just hold on. “Cling to Jesus”. Make the choice to cling to Him. Don’t run away, and please don’t give up. Keep praying! Even if your prayer is only “Jesus – Jesus –Jesus!” Keep praying. He will not let you down. He wants you to cry out to Him. He wants to know you need Him. He wants you to allow Him to make you whole.
Know also, that there is a purpose for your struggles, that God is working through you and building character in you to make you better, stronger, and best of all, to give you HOPE.
“We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
You can overcome your struggles, if you just continue to Cling to Jesus!
May you find the HOPE of Jesus, in your time of need, and know that God is there in your sadness, your darkness, and with you every step of the way. He is with you in your daily walk, and He will bring you through to happier times.
You are NOT alone.