These last few weeks have not gone as well as I would have liked. Situations arose that were out of my control and I felt helpless. Emotions and feelings entered my mind that made me quite discouraged. I am not sure if you have ever felt like that but I do from time to time. After about a week or so of feeling pretty helpless and discouraged, I spent an evening simply pouring out my heart to God for a few hours. It was a time where I was honest with how I felt. I even cried. By the time all was said and done, I felt an inner peace that renewed my hope and joy.
Have you ever experienced moments similar to what I recently went through? If so, may I encourage you that there is always a breakthrough. I pray that His strength and peace will surround you in the face of continual surprises and unexpected events. I pray that you do not trust in your own strength but that you will lean on Him, ask Him, trust Him, share with Him, cry out to Him and know that He will guide you through the darkest of days and the loneliest of nights. I pray that you would believe the promises found throughout His Word. Be encouraged that tomorrow is a new day with a fresh outpouring of His mercy and grace. May you and I take heart in what Jesus said,
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
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