We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest
upon us, O Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
~ Psalm 33:20-22
Recently, I’ve been going through a tough time. I’m finding that it is so much easier to let yourself get depressed, become bitter and to wallow in self pity. Way too easy. But that road doesn’t lead to anywhere good.
Another thing I’ve noticed is that if I didn’t have God in my life, I can’t imagine how I would have handled things although it could very possibly be like the former I described. Nevertheless, God is my strength. He is what gets me through the hardships. He is the one who picks me up when I am down.
So remember that Jesus’ loving arms are wrapped around you always. He never lets go! His love remains strong and true and nothing can change the way He feels about you. People may come and go in your life and it will hurt but God will never do that. He is the true constant in the complicated equation of life.
Further, I also realized that I am extremely blessed. I might not have everything I have ever wanted and life might not always go how I would like, but we serve an amazing God! That fact alone is enough. With that knowledge, we should be blessed for life! But it doesn’t stop there. I realized that I have a supportive family and great friends who truly care. God provides us with everything that we really need. Because of all that He has done for me, I can get through the tough times.
Therefore, when you find yourself in a similar situation, COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS! You will be amazed at how uplifting this can be. It brings a new perspective to life!
Remember that God is YOUR strength, YOUR fortress, YOUR defender, healer, saviour, redeemer and the BESTEST FRIEND YOU WILL EVER HAVE!
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1