God's word in today's world

God will protect you!

In what phase of your life do you find yourself today? I often talk about each of us being in a specific season in life, some in good seasons, some in not so good seasons.

Susan’s season, no, seasons, not so good:

In the past eight years my life took a turn that is filled with pain. I lost my husband to cancer and my son to drugs. I got married again and later found out that my husband had kept certain things from me.

My life feels like a never-ending mountain. I have to live with my husband’s lie and is being destroyed by it. All I can think of is to take my own life. There is no hope for me.

I serve the poor. I have met so many people through my Jesus, but the burden is becoming too heavy for me to bear.

May I pray to Jesus to come and get me? May I pray for death and beg Jesus to make it happen? Will I go to hell? How does one live a life of pain and humiliation?

Please give me an answer! I’ve got my back against the wall. I would never hurt anybody because I know how painful it is. Please help me!!!!!

My pal Frik always asks: “Is God missing in action?” One curve ball after another comes my way; every bad season is followed by another. Why is this happening to me? Why do I have to suffer like this? Where is God? Will evil win?

Dian is more or less in the same place:

I do good. I help where I can. I treat others with respect. I’m honest in everything that I do. I take responsibility for my actions. I do what is right.

I’m not in a good place, my practical experience in life and what I feel is the exact opposite of what you say and what the Bible says. It is difficult for me to believe in something when life kicks me in the face all the time and all I experience is hardship and misery.

I think it is better not to believe in anything.

Sorry for being so negative, but maybe I should start praying for negative and bad things. Maybe then something positive and good will come my way.

I don’t pray anymore …

Often my words are too few and crooked to help and encourage. Even scripture is often too small to cover the enormous holes. But I still want to risk it with Paul’s testimony. He also experienced some rough and violent seasons. If despite that, you can say the following, we must surely listen to what he says and believe: 18God’s looking after me, keeping me safe in the kingdom of heaven. All praise to him, praise forever! Oh, yes!

That is what we must believe. That must be our motto. We must hang onto it for life and death!

2 Tim 4:16-18

So, how are you?
Are you struggling?
Do you believe Gods got you?

Father, I need this word so much! I can’t go on. I can’t do things on my own anymore. Everything is just becoming too much for me. So please, Lord, help me now. Amen.

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