Me Telling Jesus How Hard My Life Is

Life Is Hard. Jesus Doesn’t Make It Easier.

Did you anticipate that life would be so difficult? All of the school assemblies devoted to disappointment and failure must have gone unnoticed by me. I don’t recall ever taking a course on how to be an adult. At the very least, sports were based on reality. It was a difficult season for neither the clubs I supported nor the ones on which I participated. I experienced the anguish of failure far more frequently than I experienced the ecstasy of success. However, ecstasy was generally followed by a trip to McDonald’s for french fries and a McFlurry to soothe the misery.

I said the vows a bit later in the evening.

It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor.

How was I supposed to understand any of this when I was only 22 years old?

  • Sickness?
  • Summer blockbusters are the only ones when this happens, and young men feel forced to accompany their girlfriends to watch them.
  • When the reality of life sets in, you’ll need more than a cliché.
  • You never know what is going to catch up with you.
  • Addiction.
  • Unemployment.
  • Rejection.

We were unable to have a kid with my wife.

I wasn’t sure if we were going to be able to make it.

After three years of extra graduate school, this was not the position I was looking for.

Nevertheless, what evidence did I have to show for it?

I began to question whether my wife and I had waited too long.

They desired a kid, and they received a child.

No assurances were made regarding my financial stability.

Until it became clear that it was no longer the best option.

And, with college loans on top of it all, and no guarantee of a profitable profession, I was unsure of how I would be able to support for the children we were unable to have.

What happens, though, if it doesn’t?

That was by far the most difficult thing for me.

A planner is someone who plans ahead of time.

And, for the most part, that counsel turned out to be correct.

They did, until they didn’t.

I’d done my homework and made an informed decision.

It doesn’t matter.

If you discover that your life’s motto was a fabrication, what do you do next?

I didn’t deal with the situation well.

As a result, the more I dug around inside myself for explanations and solutions, the more I became frustrated.

I couldn’t find any serenity.

Why did I believe I would be able to get out of it the same way? I wasn’t in command of the situation. And it was the most difficult aspect of it all for me to deal with. I discovered that there are several ways to become disoriented. There is only one method to locate it.

My Shepherd

Throughout this struggle, I was conscious of my identity as a Christian. God had surprised me when I was 15 years old with an experience of his grace. I wish I had the right words to describe what I’m going through to you. That one day, I was simply a troubled adolescent who didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life and couldn’t figure out how to fit in. And the next day, I was filled with excitement and a sense of belonging. I’m not sure how much of what was said made sense to me at the time.

  • This conversion took me by surprise, for all I had known about church up until this point was resentful participation in services.
  • I couldn’t figure out what all the hoopla was about.
  • Sleeping.
  • More sleeping is required.
  • Most of the people I knew from church, on the other hand, didn’t believe it was real.
  • It is possible that Jesus arose from the dead on the third day.
  • Alternatively, you could try very hard to find something.

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That was the most bizarre thing that happened.

It’s difficult for me to make new friends quickly through casual conversation.

I had the distinct impression that I had discovered myself and the way I was meant to be.

My childhood church had a large, beautiful stained-glass window in the back that I remember fondly.

If your earliest memories include a visit to the church, this is the type of symbolism you are accustomed to.

Psalm 23 contains one of the most well-known examples of this: I will not be in want because the LORD is my shepherd.

He takes me to a quiet spot near still waters.

He directs my steps in the direction of righteousness for the sake of his name.

You prepare a table before mein the presence of my enemies;you anoint my head with oil;my cup overflows.

The psalmist, David, understands God as an intimate companion, a reliable comfort.

And he applies it to himself, as the good shepherd (John 10:11).

But Jesus confuses the exact people who have been reading, reciting, and singing Psalm 23 their whole lives.

And they don’t approve of him, because he prefers to hang out and eat with the sinners, the folks shunned by their polite religious society.

The head of the line is actually the back.

Even the most insignificant person in the world’s eyes matters infinitely to God.

The head of the line is actually the back.

Even the most insignificant person in the world’s eyes matters infinitely to God.

And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

(Luke 15:4–7) Only the lost will be found. And the 99 who don’t realize they’re lost will never find their way home to God.

Amazing Grace

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Jesus or not. I’m not sure if you grew raised in a church or another religious setting, or if you had no religious upbringing at all. Whatever your background, I’d want to ask you a question: Have you ever had a genuine encounter with Jesus? Have you ever had the opportunity to hear him speak via the pages of his Word? Know about his excellent news, or do you only learn about him through the self-appointed spokesmen he employs to broadcast it on cable news?

  • During his 30-plus years of wandering among us, he shocked everyone he encountered.
  • No one, then or now, has ever spoken quite as he did.
  • Throughout the years and in front of a variety of audiences, he maintained his constancy.
  • These witnesses had faith in Jesus, even though they didn’t always grasp what he was saying.
  • However, once they had learnt, they were unable to forget.
  • During his three years of public ministry, Jesus imparted a great deal of knowledge to his disciples.
  • Following his resurrection, Jesus aided his disciples in discovering their actual identities, according to the Bible.

And that plan included the execution of his own death.

If someone want to serve me, he must do so in my footsteps; and wherever I go, my servant will follow.

(See also John 12:24–26.) According to all appearances, Jesus was defeated on the cross.

The religious leaders were ultimately able to apprehend him.

However, Jesus informs us that this is not the path of God’s kingdom.

If you only think about today, you’ll be dreading tomorrow.

One of the most common definitions of love is embracing others for who they are.

Despite how perplexing Jesus may appear to modern ears, it would be difficult to discover a more straightforward instruction from him.

One of the most common definitions of love is embracing others for who they are.

Sometimes we don’t do what we want to do because we are unable to.

And they cause us harm.

Others, on the other hand, put a stop to such plans.

And the evil appears to be spreading.

We are told by Jesus, “Whoever finds his life will lose it,” and “Whoever loses his life for my cause will find it” (John 10:10).

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Anyone can fall in love with someone who reciprocates their feelings.

But what would give you the ability to love, even forgive and reconcile with someone who has wronged you in the first place?

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,” Jesus cried out from the cross, demonstrating the same authority (Luke 23:34).

When we take up that cross and follow him, we discover what it is to live a life that is worth living.

He had not yet been nailed on the cross at this moment.

They, on the other hand, never forgot.

When all of your preparations come to nought.

It’s when you don’t know when your next paycheck is going to arrive.

When you dig within yourself for answers and come up with nothing but sadness, you have failed.

The clichés of youth begin to slide through your fingers like sand through your fingers.

When you’ve gotten your hands on a lady.

Purchase the holiday property.

To a large assembly, Jesus declared: “If anybody would come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” “For anyone wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever wishes to lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s sake will save it,” says Jesus.

If you want to find your life, you must first lose your life for the cause of Jesus Christ.

The purpose of this book, Lost and Found: How Jesus Helped Us Discover Our True Selves, is to assist you in comprehending and believing these teachings of Jesus.

We want you to witness firsthand how love defeats evil with good.

We want you to lose your life in order for God to discover you and save you.

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Jesus will accompany me through the valley of shadow of death, I am confident.

That he guarantees me nothing in this world but that the God of the universe sees, knows, and loves me, and that in the next world, when he lifts the load of my sin and the evil of this fallen world, I shall meet him face to face.

I used to be blind, but now I can see. Once upon a time, I was lost, then Jesus came to my rescue. Amazing grace, and what a beautiful sound! It was a lifesaver for a wretch like myself.

Am I Too Hard on Myself?

Transcript of the audio The question for today comes from a listener called Elliott. “Greetings, Pastor John! Do you believe there is such a thing as a Christian who is excessively critical of himself? In my secular employment, I am frequently admonished that I am too harsh on myself by others around me. Recently, my wife has expressed concern that the high standards of excellence that I strive for at church are becoming unreasonably high. This is not how I intend to perceive life or myself in the future.

I believe, more broadly, my question is, “Is it possible for a Christian to be excessively critical of oneself or herself?” Because I am not familiar with the specifics of what it means to be too harsh on oneself when it comes to justification, I will approach this question in principle as follows: What might it mean to be too hard on oneself when it comes to justification?

In addition, what are some rules to follow in order to be suitably harsh on ourselves without being too harsh on ourselves — without being sinfully harsh on ourselves?

No More Striving

Transcript of the Audio A listener called Elliott submitted the question for today. I’d want to say hi to Pastor John. What do you think about the idea of a Christian being overly severe on himself or herself? Several people in my secular employment have commented on my tendency to be overly critical of my own shortcomings. The standards of perfection I strive for at church have recently been criticized by my wife, who has stated on multiple occasions that I am setting myself too high. The way I look at life and myself is not something I choose to do.

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In a broader sense, my issue is: “Is it conceivable for a Christian to be too critical of oneself or herself?” Because I am not familiar with the specifics of what it means to be too harsh on oneself when it comes to justification, I will approach this topic in general terms as follows: What might it mean to be too hard on oneself when it comes to justifying oneself?

How about some recommendations to help us be suitably harsh on ourselves without being too harsh on ourselves — without being sinfully harsh on ourselves?

  • You are the one who earns your justification
  • You are the one who deserves your justification
  • You are the one who must suffer sufficiently in order to bear some of the punishment for your sins
  • You are the one who deflects God’s wrath away from you
  • You are the one who is brilliant enough in the courtroom of heaven to get an acquittal
  • You are the one who figures out a way to wipe your conscience clean before God
  • You are the one who figures out a way to

All of this would imply that you do not understand the gospel. God and all that he has done for you are not received by you. You’re being too hard on yourself by expecting yourself to perform things that only God can and has done for his people in the past. That would be a terrible sin if you were to burden yourself with such a heavy burden.

High Standards Aren’t the Problem

What about being too harsh on yourself in terms of sanctification; that is, not asking yourself, “How do I live so that I can be right with God?” “How, on the other hand, am I expected to live now that I have already been declared right with God via justification by faith alone?” “How am I to bring my life into accordance with who I truly am in Christ?” you might wonder. That is the crux of the sanctification debate. Jesus described the Christian life as a life of self-denial in his teachings.

Is it really necessary to be so harsh on yourself when carrying a cross?

To be able to experience life with God, Paul asserted that we must put our physical bodies to death in order to be with God (Romans 8:13).

He does this to avoid becoming a castaway after preaching to others (1 Corinthians 9:27).

through great perseverance, in sufferings, hardships, catastrophes, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, and hunger,” he said in 2 Corinthians 6:4–5, and he went on to say, “We praise ourselves.” Now, based on those texts from Jesus and Paul, I’ve come to the conclusion that we should be tough on ourselves in some ways.

  1. Is it possible to be too hard on yourself?
  2. However, I do not believe that a yesanswer inevitably indicates that the person who is too harsh on himself has set his standards too high for himself.
  3. For example, a car salesman would establish goals for himself such as selling one automobile every week in the start of his career.
  4. Then he can decide to increase the standard to two automobiles every day.
  5. His inability to fulfill the norm causes harmful, sinful results toward himself and others, and his success in meeting the standard develops a hurtful and haughty manner in him, is what they would have an issue with.

The problem is not primarily caused by extremely high standards. The difficulty lies in how a person responds to success and failure in fulfilling his or her own standards, and the substance of the problem is far deeper.

Three Warning Signs

So, what would be the signs that a person is being sinfully too harsh on oneself or herself? All I’ll say is that there are three things. First and foremost, if your failures to fulfill your standards result in a depressed loss of delight in the Lord, you are being far too harsh on yourself. The result of your failures is that you become brooding, gloomy, and sullen. If you, in general, lack the hope-filled joy that Christ provides, you are not dealing with your failures in a faith-filled, Christ-exalting manner.

“Christ has taken you under his wing.

Because we frequently take out our frustrations with our own feeling of failure on others, it is important to recognize this.

Third, if his failures cause him to experience paralyzing dread or anxiety while confronting the challenges of his life, this is a sign that he is being too harsh on himself.

Christ Made You His Own

So, what advice would I provide in such case? Look no farther than Philippians 3:12–14, in my opinion. It’s in this way that Paul deals with his own mistakes and imperfections:”Not that I. am already flawless, but I press on to make it my own, since Christ Jesus has made me his own.” One thing I do is move on toward the objective, forgetting about what has happened in the past and focusing on what is in front of me. I believe what Paul is saying is this: When I am running the Christian race, or living the Christian life, I do not burden myself (because that would be too difficult) with the paralyzing effects of past failures, nor do I burden myself with the deadly weight of pride at my past successes (because that would be too difficult).

I put it to one side.

So that’s what I’d want to refer to Elliott as: You are not required to have low standards.

You require reactions that are modest, courteous, loving, and kind, both in response to your triumphs and in response to your failures to fulfill those standards. So keep in mind that Christ has claimed you as his own. Everything about how you run your race is altered as a result of this.

4 things God wants you to remember when life is hard.

Life may be frustrating at times, and we’ve all had days (or even years) when things simply don’t seem to be going our way! Throughout my life, I’ve had periods of time when it seemed like nothing was functioning and everything was out of whack, as well as terrible days when I just couldn’t seem to get anything done. It was one of those mornings this morning. I was preparing all three of our sons for school, which is a tremendous task that makes me appreciate my wife even more because she is usually the one who does it!

  • Even after getting out the door, Connor had forgotten something and needed to go back in to retrieve it.
  • Now I have to find out a method to get the bird out of the house and all of the kids loaded into the car as quickly as I possibly can!
  • I couldn’t decide whether to yell or laugh at the absurdity of the situation.
  • But in the long run, a hectic morning doesn’t have much of an influence on life or eternity.
  • Even though difficulties will inevitably arise in life, destruction is not required.
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  • Always remember that your Character should always be stronger than your Circumstances, no matter what.

It is at those moments when I choose to stop grumbling and instead give thanks to God for the good in my life that the elements of my life that appear negative begin to become much less relevant.

It says in Philippians 4:4 that we should constantly “rejoice always, pray continually, and make thanks in all situations, because this is God’s wish for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (New International Version) 2.

Every challenge in your life, no matter how large or minor, is an opportunity for God to use it to develop greater strength, trust, and endurance in you if you allow Him to!

and we understand that God is at work in all things for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose.

Even though God’s plans are virtually always different from ours, His plans are always excellent!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 is a biblical verse.

Keep in mind that God will never abandon you or forsake you.

“Have bravery and strength of character.

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Bible Verses for When Life Is Hard

Nobody ever tells you how difficult it is to be a responsible adult. Growing up, you believe that becoming an adult is staying up till the wee hours of the morning and eating candy for supper. After you reach adulthood, you find yourself unable to keep your eyes open until 9 p.m., and you consume far more spinach than you ever imagined. As a teenager, you may believe that maturity entails never having to listen to anyone again. When you become an adult, though, you rapidly learn that you must pay attention to your job, your landlord, and, yes, even your own parents.

  1. A cancer diagnosis has been made for your buddy.
  2. You’re fired from your job.
  3. Your roof is dripping water.
  4. Your best friends are divorcing and forcing you to pick between the two of them.
  5. As a result of your spouse’s new work, you are forced to relocate across the nation, away from all of your friends and relatives.
  6. Friends, life is difficult.
  7. No matter what kind of sorrow comes your way, you can never be completely prepared.

The Psalms, in particular, express a vast spectrum of human emotions that we all experience!

God and His Word are sometimes seen as only surface-level providers of comfort.

God has a purpose for my life, and I am excited about it!

In spite of the fact that this is true, we must not restrict God’s actions to merely making our earthly life more comfortable.

However, this is not meant to belittle or dismiss the problems of human life on our planet.

I get that.

Psalm 13

This is one of my all-time favorite psalms, and I hope you like it as much as I do. When David asks “How long?” over and over again, you can sense his desperation, and that repetition mimics the continual emotion that comes with being in a tough season of one’s life. God, how much longer will life be this difficult? This psalm is particularly potent because it recognizes the reality of how difficult life may be at times. David does not keep anything from God; rather, he believes that God has abandoned him, and he expresses this belief to Him.

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I’m going to sing praises to the LORD since He has been so gracious to me.

(Verses 5–6) At the end of the day, David’s hope is still in the Lord, despite his circumstances. The sadness in his heart has not been forgotten, and there has been no sign of relief—yet he believes, rejoices, and hopes in the Lord even in the midst of his trials and tribulations.

John 16:33

You need to know that I have communicated these things to you in order for you to find peace in Me. You will have difficulties in this life. But don’t be discouraged; I have defeated the world. While acknowledging that living as a Christian will not be easy, Jesus also promises that we shall have more hope in the world to come.

Revelation 21:4

Then he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, nor shall there be any more grief or weeping or suffering, since those things that were previously present have been abolished. People who are only concerned with this earth may look to this verse for comfort, but the promises contained in this word are based on the coming of the new heavens and the coming of the new earth. We have a hope that extends beyond our brief existence on this planet, in which we can look forward to spending eternity in God’s presence on the Last Day of our lives.

Psalm 56:8

Then he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, nor shall there be any more grief or weeping or suffering, since those things that were previously present are no longer present. People who are only concerned with this planet may look to this verse for solace, yet the promises contained in this word are based on the future creation of the new heavens and new earth. The hope that we have goes beyond our brief existence on this planet, and we may look forward to spending eternity in God’s presence on the Last Day, when all things will be made right.

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Then he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, nor shall there be any more sorrow or weeping or pain, since those things have gone away. People who are only concerned with this earth may look to this verse for comfort, yet the promises contained in this word are based on the coming of the new heavens and the new earth. We have a hope that extends beyond our brief existence on this planet, and we may look forward to spending eternity in God’s presence on the Last Day.

Knowing God Personally

Is there anything you need to do to develop a relationship with God? Is it necessary for you to spend your time and energy to selfless religious deeds? Is it necessary for you to become a better person before God will accept you? You might be astonished to learn that none of those suggestions will work. God, on the other hand, has made it very plain in the Bible how we might know Him. The ideas that follow will explain how you can directly begin a relationship with God right now, via the person of Jesus Christ, as explained in the Bible.

Principle 1

According to John 3:16, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whomever believes in Him will not perish, but shall have eternal life” (John 3:16).

God’s Plan

When Jesus declared, “I come that they might have life, and that they could have it abundantly,” he was referring to the possibility of living a full and meaningful life.

Why is it that most people are not experiencing the abundant life? Because.

“We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Paul writes (Romans 3:23). The purpose of our creation was to enjoy fellowship with God, but because of our strong self-will, we chose to go our own way and so our relationship with God was severed.

This attitude of active disobedience or passive indifference, which is marked by a strong sense of self-will, is what the Bible refers to as sin.

We Are Separated

“Death is the wages of sin,” the Bible says (Romans 6:23). Death is defined as a spiritual separation from the Creator. This artwork conveys the message that God is holy and that humanity are sinners. We are separated by a vast chasm. The pursuit of God and the abundant life via our own efforts – such as living a decent life, studying philosophy or practicing religion – is an ongoing endeavor that is doomed to failure.

The third principle explains the only way to bridge this gulf.

“God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us,” says the Bible (Romans 5:8).

He Rose From the Dead

“Christ died as a sacrifice for our sins. He was laid to rest. According to the Scriptures, he was resurrected from the dead on the third day. He first appeared to Peter, and then to the other eleven disciples. In the following days, He appeared to more than five hundred people.” The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:3-6 that

He Is the Only Way to God

The following is what Jesus said to him: “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.” (See also John 14:6). Because God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place, bridging the gap that separates us from Him, we no longer have to live in fear of being separated from Him.

It is not enough just to know these three principles.

You have complete authority over your life, and Jesus has no impact over it. People like these have never had the opportunity to receive Jesus into their hearts. They are still guilty and separated from God as a result of their sin.

Christ-directed life

Jesus is in command, and you are submitting to Him as your Lord. People that are like this have accepted Jesus into their hearts and lives. They have been forgiven and have come to know God’s love for them.

You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer.

Prayer is just communicating with God. God knows what is in your heart, and He is less interested with your words than He is with the attitude that is present in your heart. The following is a prayer that has been suggested. If this prayer expresses the yearning of your heart, you may recite it right now, and Christ will enter into your life, just as He promised He would. I’m in desperate need of You, Lord Jesus. Thank You for bearing my sins on the cross and dying on the cross for me. I acknowledge You as my Savior and Lord by opening the door of my life to You.

I want you to take over the reins of my life.

How to Trust God, Even in Difficult Times

Life does not follow a predetermined pattern. Throughout the journey, there are ups and downs. Many of us want to put our faith in God. When things are going well, it can appear to be less difficult. However, it is even more critical to put your trust in God during difficult times. When things appear to be unsteady and uncertain, God’s unchanging character can provide a solid foundation for us. For a period of time, life may appear to be running smoothly. Your job is extremely fulfilling. It’s fun to spend time with your friends and family.

Everything seems to be going swimmingly until one day life throws you a curveball.

You are fired from your position.

Things that you previously considered secure become shaky and uncertain all of a sudden.

How do you put your faith in God’s goodness in the midst of these circumstances? How do you put your faith in Him when you don’t understand what is going on? When you are unable to see a solution? These are legitimate questions, and God desires to assist you in navigating them.

What Does It Mean to Trust God?

To put one’s faith in something means to believe in its dependability, truth, capacity, or strength. In other words, when it comes to trusting God, it means placing your faith in his dependability, his Word, his abilities, and your strength in Him. God, according to the Bible, is incapable of lying. That He always follows through on His promises. That He cares about you and has excellent things in store for your future. When you put your trust in Him, you are saying that you believe what He has to say about Himself, the world, and you.

  1. Your emotions and situations are important, and it is important to pay close attention to them.
  2. However, such items are not sufficient to provide a solid foundation for your existence.
  3. As opposed to this, God is immutable and unchanging.
  4. Trusting God does not imply that you should ignore your feelings or reality.
  5. Living a life of faith in and obedience to God, especially when it is tough, is what it means to trust God.

How to Trust God

Now that you understand what it means to put your faith in God, what steps can you take to put your faith in God in your everyday life? If you have faith in someone, you may be completely honest with them about any subject matter. God is far more dependable than even the most dependable of your closest friends. His request is not for you to keep your emotions bottled up when things get difficult for you. Cast all of your worries on Him, for He is concerned about you. Peter 5:7 (New International Version) says that Every one of my sorrows is kept track of by you.

  1. Each one has been meticulously documented in Your book.
  2. You may demonstrate your faith in God by sharing all of your feelings and situations with Him — both the good and the bad — via prayer.
  3. Don’t allow your emotions take over your life; instead, bring them to God so He can assist you in dealing with them.
  4. He is concerned about you, and you may put your confidence in Him in those matters.
  5. Your actions are also based on obedience (doing what God commands in His Word), and your faith is in God’s ability to take care of the rest.
  6. You will make mistakes, but God will be gentle and patient with you as you learn to rely on Him and put your confidence in Him.
  7. “Stay here and keep an eye on everything.” After a short distance, he dropped on the ground and prayed that the hour would pass him by as quickly as possible.
  8. Please take this cup from Me.” Nevertheless, it is not what I will, but what You will.” (Mark 14:34-36, New International Version) Jesus, who was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task before Him, went directly to His heavenly Father.
  9. He’s paying close attention.

Knowing that God is on your side will help you to put your confidence in Him even more at times of difficulty and uncertainty. Consider the following seven practical methods to put your confidence in God in your everyday life:

1. Seek Truth in Scripture

Scripture, often known as the Bible, is God’s written Word. God understands you need a safe place to go when you’re feeling uncertain. That is the location of His Word. It is constant and absolutely dependable in all circumstances. The Bible contains examples of how God has responded in tough situations in the past. It serves to remind you that He is trustworthy no matter what your circumstances are. Many people in Scripture refer to other passages of Scripture in order to encourage themselves and those around them, and this is not uncommon.

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It also frees you from the false situations that you tend to fall back on when you are stressed.

Particularly when you are feeling uncertain, you require a solid biblical basis on which to build your life.

When life throws you a curveball, you may hold to the reality of the statement.

2. Confess Unbelief

Be forthright. Allow God to remind you of who He is and what He has promised you, and then be honest with Him about your circumstances. You have the ability to communicate with God about how you are feeling and about the areas of your life where you are having difficulty trusting Him. First and foremost, it is important to recognize that His character is good and trustworthy. You can agree with Him on the fact that what He says is correct. In addition, you can inform Him when it’s tough for you to believe in Him.

  • He pleaded with Jesus to heal him “if you are able.” When Jesus questioned the man if he did not think that Jesus could heal him, the man responded as follows.
  • (Mark 9:24, New International Version) He had faith, but it had been a tough thing for him to believe.
  • Knowing the truth is one thing.
  • However, when life takes an unexpected turn, it may be difficult to remain optimistic.
  • When your sentiments and beliefs are out of sync with God’s Truth, you have the ability to confess them to Him.
  • This assists you in accepting the fact that God is far greater than you could possibly comprehend.
  • He pays attention to your wishes and responds to them.

3. Share Your Concerns With Your Community

You are not alone in dealing with these terrible circumstances. Every step of the road, the Lord will be at your side to encourage and support you. He also provides you with fellow Christians with whom to walk. Paul was a disciple of Jesus who rose to prominence as a leader in the early church. As a source of encouragement, he shared this with a fellow believer. I trust that your collaboration with us in the faith will be fruitful in helping you to have a better knowledge of all we do for the cause of Christ and everything we believe.

When you are experiencing difficulties, confide in another follower of Jesus in whom you have faith – someone you know is actively pursuing a relationship with God on a regular basis and who is familiar with God’s Word.

Through encouragement and accountability, your fellow Christians can serve as a reminder of God’s character.

They are able to pray for you and offer assistance. When you’re struggling, they might serve as a reminder of the reality. Even in difficult times, belonging to a community helps you remember that you are never alone.

4. Remember God and Spend Time With Him

It doesn’t matter how bad things are going for you; God is larger than all of it. Even while it may seem like difficult times would continue forever, they are only transitory. God is there in both the hard and the happy periods of our lives. He is a man of unwavering loyalty. God desires for you to come to Him in your current situation. Furthermore, He desires for you to come to Him just for the sake of spending time with Him. It is important not to allow your circumstances dictate how you relate to the Almighty.

  • Spend frequent time in God’s presence.
  • When it comes to establishing that foundation, it is never too late to begin.
  • Spend some time in prayer, thanking Him for who He is.
  • Serve others in your immediate vicinity.

5. Look for Things to Be Grateful For

At times, difficult circumstances seem to consume one’s entire life. It is really difficult to look past them and recognize the many positive things that are taking place. God’s grace, on the other hand, is present in everything. When you first wake up. On a bright and beautiful day. In response to a phone call from a buddy. He is involved in every aspect of it. However, such happy times are frequently overshadowed by other, more challenging events that are taking place. The Lord communicates His will for you and how you should respond to those obstacles when you are faced with them.

  1. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, New International Version) God is calling you to express gratitude.
  2. When everything appears to be coming apart, it might be difficult to recognize how the Good Father is at work.
  3. By being thankful, we may combat the idea that everything is terrible.
  4. God is here and is making himself known to those who are listening.
  5. As you seek God’s presence in the midst of what appears to be a dark and weighty situation, your faith strengthens.

6. Walk in the Holy Spirit

At times, difficult situations might seem overwhelming. To look past these and onto other positive developments is quite difficult. Although everything is a result of God’s favor, During the process of re-awakening When the weather is nice. In response to a phone call from a colleague. Throughout it all, he plays a role. These happy periods are, however, frequently overshadowed by other, more challenging events that are taking on in the background. God reveals His desire for you and how you should respond to those obstacles when you are confronted by them.

New International Version (NIV) of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 To express gratitude is a command from God.

When everything appears to be going apart, it might be difficult to recognize how the Good Father is at work.

Thanksgiving is a powerful weapon against the myth that everything is terrible.

God is here, and he is making himself known to those who are listening. There’s nothing more to it than looking! As you seek God’s presence in the midst of what appears to be a dark and terrible situation, your trust develops. He doesn’t come and go. He just stays.

7. Wait on the Lord

You will be guided by the Holy Spirit in determining what you should do. Sometimes the best course of action is to simply wait. Continue to seek the Lord with all your heart, but be patient and wait for His timing. Allow Him to intervene on your behalf while you wait. Allow Him to complete what you are unable to complete on your own. God speaks to the Israelites in the book of Isaiah after they believed that God had abandoned them and turned away from them. He reminds them that He does not sleep or take a break from His work in the world.

  1. These are the people who wait for the LORD: they will regain their strength; they will rise up on wings like eagles; they will run and not be exhausted; they will walk and not become faint.
  2. Waiting on the Lord serves as a constant reminder that you are not in command.
  3. He is far more powerful than any of your circumstances can ever be.
  4. God is never far away from you or your needs.
  5. When the righteous call out for aid, the LORD hears them and rescues them from all of their difficulties.

When Trust Falters

Although you may not immediately see your prayers answered or your difficulties resolved, God is always trustworthy. Life may be surprising and tough at times, and that struggle may last for a longer period of time than you had anticipated it would. It may even lead you to the brink of your physical and mental endurance. So, what do you do in that case? Continue to wait and trust, and always remember that God loves you. You may put your confidence in Him to maintain you, provide for you, and be by your side even when you are going through a difficult time.

  1. God is entirely trustworthy, yet He does not want you to put your faith in Him on a whim.
  2. Personal time with God as well as reading His Word are excellent ways to learn to know God.
  3. Throughout the book of Romans, one of Jesus’ early disciples, Paul, talks to Christians about the present state of their lives.
  4. Moreover, we see that God works all things for the good of those who love Him and who have been called according to His purposes.
  5. Keep in mind who He has been from the beginning.

If you are perplexed as to why God allows trouble, see the essay “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” for more information. More materials about putting your faith in God may be found at:

  • “Trusting God in the Unknown”
  • “21 Bible Verses on Trusting God”
  • “Trusting God in the Unknown”

Mel Gibson Talking to Bloody Jesus

Mel Gibson is a Hollywood actor who is best known for his role in the film “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Talking to Bloody Jesusis a macromeme of director Mel Gibson discussing the biblical drama The Passion of the Christ with actor Jim Caviezel on the set of the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ.

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Robert De Niro is a film director and producer who is most known for his work on the film The Aviator. ‘Talking to Bloody Jesus’ is a macromeme of filmmaker Mel Gibson discussing the biblical epic The Passion of the Christ with actor Jim Caviezel, which was released in 2004.

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