Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36
This was inspired by a disturbing note I saw one of my friends post online. She said that she had given up on everything and everyone. My response: This is not the time to give up, this is the time to start!
God empowered us to fight off despair and gloomy outlooks. People will come and go, especially false friends. Financial troubles will subside. Sickness can be healed. Those are all temporary conditions and experiences. God, however, is constant and eternal.
As the old hymn says, He is willing to aid you and He will carry you through anything you ask Him too. I have seen Him heal the sick. I have seen Him financially bless people that needed it. He is a Friend when all others abandon you. This is not just hearsay, these are personal testimonies.
Our God is a glorious God and He made us wonderfully. There is nothing we can't overcome if we put our trust in Him and thoroughly exercise our faith. Thus when it seems as though you have reached the end of your rope, remember that God is our heavenly lifeline. He will never fail us, all we have to do is not get weary in our struggle.
Today is not the day to surrender to the principalities and powers that want to see us suffer. This is the time to fight. Press on toward the higher mark and claim your victory today! Amen!