Don’t run away!

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Have you ever noticed? When facing difficulty, our first line of defense is frustration.

We can’t understand why our spouse won’t stop looking at his/her phone when we so desperately need someone to listen, why our coworkers seem to do everything possible to make work an ordeal, and why our pastors can’t seem to help us solve our problems…

So, our fight-or-flight survival instinct kicks in… and we flee.

We change:

  • Churches,
  • Spouses,
  • Jobs,
  • Neighborhoods,
  • Friends,
  • Etc.

Then, quite often, the difficulties return… And we may not want to acknowledge them. We close our eyes…

However, rather than running from them, the Lord exhorts you to find joy, take pleasure, in these difficulties!

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christs sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (the Bible, 2 Corinthians 12:10)

Why? Because these difficulties always hold a message for you.

What is God’s message for you?

Your Father, because He already accomplished everything for you, wants you to walk in His victory. His grace alone is enough… you can exchange your bitterness for forgiveness, what’s impossible for you for what’s possible for Him. Maybe you need to grow in flexibility, reexamine your priorities, or perhaps learn to better communicate?

It’s with such love that God sends you this message of hope: I love you just as you are, and I love you so much that I cant leave you in this place. I can bring you further, higher. You can let goMy grace is powerfully revealed in your weaknesses. I am with you! Dont be afraid.”

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6 Comments

  1. Donna Mckittrick on 10/08/2018 at 11:32 AM

    Can I request prayers, I am so alone, having had to leave all my friends to follow God and grow in Jesus. I am not close to my family having little contact with them,I would like God to bring new friends into my life as I am so alone and isolated Thankyou Donna

  2. Beautiful on 10/08/2018 at 3:42 PM

    I Think God for each and ever one of you .your make May day .and i request a prayer i had to take a leave of absence from my job cause my boss took my hours from 8 to 4 and want me to work at 30 Miles away from the last job and He lied on me with the company i pra y a job
    Lord i am so Tried of this man keep mess with my money i need healing in my life in Jesus name Amen

  3. Tencha on 10/08/2018 at 5:28 PM

    THANK YOU FATHER GOD FOR The GIFT OF GRACE. Praying to transform me and make me hold in whatever I am leaking in my humanness.Amen

  4. Shalawn Smith on 11/08/2018 at 1:31 AM

    I havr an unspoken prayer reques, could you all please pray for me.Thank you, God bless!

  5. Christopher Osborne on 11/08/2018 at 12:14 PM

    Lord thanks for accepting me i want to ask u to put the truth in my life help me speak it and live by your will amen

  6. Henry Rainey on 11/08/2018 at 9:36 PM

    Amen

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