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It can sometimes feel like everything you try to achieve is impossible. When we try to do things on our own without seeking God’s help, we are always likely to fail.

However, as we’re told in Mark’s gospel, if we give everything to God, He can help us achieve great things.

At work we have managers or team leaders who are there to guide, direct and teach us.

How about in your life as a whole? Do you know who is leading you?

God is my Lord, and my leader. I hope He is your leader too.

Hebrews 10:32-35 (NIV)
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

We may not face daily persecution because of our Christian beliefs, however many do. Yes, like many of you I’ll have been called names, shouted but nothing like the level of persecution some in other countries have to endure because they believe in God.

Can you imagine still having the strength and courage to openly share your faith, even when others persecute you because of it. I’m not sure my faith would be strong is enough in that situation, is yours?

Matthew 11:28 (The Passion Translation)

“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis.”

It can seem as if there’s no point carrying on when life gets difficult, but if we give all our worries and troubles to God and leave them there, we can be sure God will give us the strength to carry on.

So give God all your problems, and let Him give you all you need to make it through your storm.

 

God gives us so much each day, but what do we give Him in return?

‘Cause I am found, I am Yours
I am loved, I’m made pure
I have life, I can breathe
I am healed, I am free

And because of all that I willing say to God

Here’s my heart Lord

Who am I?

I am
Holding onto you
I am
Holding onto you
In the middle of the storm
I am holding on
I am!

He is God

and I am His.

Ever felt like you are surplus to requirements? Like no-one is there for you?

There is reassurance from God if this is how you feel:

John 14:1-4 (NLT)
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.  And you know the way to where I am going.”

God loves each and every one of us. He has time for each of us, and has promised to always be these for each of us, whenever we need him.

 

We all worry sometimes, we’re only human.

But does worrying actually achieve anything? The only thing achieved by worrying is stress, as worrying never actually changes anything does it?

Even although we know worry doesn’t change anything, we still worry, but we are only human.

Even although we know God is with us every step of the way, it can still be hard not to worry sometimes, but we are only human.

Take all your worries, all your anxieties to God, and leave them there. God can take care of them and you!

 

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10 

It can be scary when we don’t know how the future will turn out. It can be scary in the present as well, when our circumstances change and we’re suddenly left having to deal with new circumstances or news.

But as we’re told in Isaiah, we really shouldn’t get dismayed when life is difficult, as God has promised to give us the strength to get through anything. We’re only human though, so we do worry, and we do get scared, so we just need to remind ourselves that God is always by our side, and if we trust Him, we can face anything!

Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences. Christ’s death was also a one-time event, but it was a sacrifice that took care of sins forever. And so, when he next appears, the outcome for those eager to greet him is, precisely, salvation. ~ Hebrews 9:28 (The message)

Are you ready to greet Jesus when he next appears on earth?

Are you ready to receive salvation – deliverance from sin and its consequences? If you have faith in Christ, you are well prepared for Christ’s second coming.