Have you ever experienced a hard place: times of confusion, fear, sorrow, loneliness? Relationships may fail; precious dreams die. Summers are scorching; winters appear bleak. Questions are asked; answers won’t come. Our circumstances vary, but we all go through them. If you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, here are 12 things to remember that can encourage you.
Jesus’ 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 one from Jesus’ long track record of faithfulness. Jesus’ 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 promises like that, why would we ever doubt Jesus’ 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!
Would you like to know why I’m so confident of Jesus’ help in those times I’ve listed above? I’m so passionate about God’s faithfulness, that I wrote about 90 ways, 90 needs, and 90 reminders of His faithfulness and how He wants to help us. He cares for us not just when we are between a rock and a hard place, but at all times! You’ll find these in my new prayer devotional of two-way prayer conversations with our heavenly Father, along with 450 supportive Bible verses written out, and so much more. I hope you’ll check out Day-votions® with Your Faithful Father: 90 Days with the One Who Wants to Meet All Your Needs here or on my website. I can’t wait to hear how the truths in this book have helped and encouraged you!
It’s Your Turn
What about you? What things about Jesus/God do you remember that get you through a hard place in life? What Bible verses give you strength in those times between a rock and a hard place? You can always write me through my contact page. Just fill out the basic name and address info, and then the email will come to me. Your name or info will never be shared with anyone without your permission.
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