Have you ever experienced times that leave you hanging between a rock and a hard place: times of confusion, fear, sorrow, loneliness? Relationships may fail; precious dreams die. Winters appear bleak; answers won’t come. Our circumstances vary, but we all go through them.
Jesus’s Help in Hard Times
In those times I’ve learned to rehearse some things about God, times when Jesus has walked with me, held my hand, and brought me through the hard places. These are 12 things I can remember that keep me from being discouraged. And this list is only a small portion of what I’ve recorded in my memory bank from Jesus’s track record of faithfulness. Jesus’s help in hard times is readily available.
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end— Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior” (Isaiah 43:1-3, MSG).
With a track record record like that, why would I ever doubt Jesus’s faithfulness?
My Personal Prayer for You
Lord Jesus, thank You for being with us in the hard places of our lives. For all the times You’ve rescued us, held us, loved us, and filled us with your hope and peace, we are so grateful. When we’re in over our heads, You’re there. When we feel like we’re going down for the last time, You pull us up. Teach us to trust You more and more and to run from discouragement when we’re between a rock and a hard place. With You, there are no dead ends–only endless grace and possibilities. Thank You, Jesus!
What about you? What things about Jesus/God do you remember that get you through a hard place in life?
DEVOTIONAL BOOK GIVEAWAY!!
Anyone who would like to find at least five Bible verses/promises for each of the 12 things to remember that I’ve listed above will be entered into a drawing for my newest Easter devotional booklet: Celebrate Easter: Meditations for Lent and Easter. When you find them, list them in the comments section below to count for the booklet giveaway! (And then print them out and put in your Bible to remember!) You’re welcome to find twelve verses, too–one for each thing to remember! Start digging!
Note: This drawing has expired.