Good morning guys!
I just want to share these words of hope with you because I believe in the truth that says Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. We all need strength in this weary world and I believe each person is going through stuff but I want you to know that if you are in Christ Jesus— it is impossible that Jesus should leave a soul that hangs upon him to suffer or be stuck. You may be brought very low, but still underneath you shall be the everlasting arms. You may feel as if you were crushed by the wheels of external circumstances, your spirit may sink nearly into hopelessness, but then again neither "things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate you from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus your Lord.
"Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labour of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills." Habakkuk 3:17-19
I just want to encourage you to give not way to the fainting-fit of unbelief; believe in Christ Jesus, and not in your own feelings; believe in his promise and not in your own effort. Whatever season you may find yourself, whether it is winter or summer count it all joy because Christ Jesus is the same, and he has said, "Because I live, ye shall live also." Resort to your unfailing Friend (Jesus). Lean on the arm whose strengths cannot crack, cast your weight on the shoulders, which cannot grow weary.
"Blessed is the man whose strength is in God,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baca [weeping],
They make it a spring;
The rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength;
Each one appears before God in Zion." Psalm 84:5-7
Ponder on what Brother Paul said in the book of Philippians 4:11-13 —"Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." My brothers and sisters, yes we CAN because - "As your days, so shall your strength be." Deuteronomy 33:25
My brothers and sisters, Let us not dishonour his name by wavering, and doubting, and fearing. Cast yourselves on the Lord and rejoice in him, lean yourselves upon him, if you are weary and take up your psalm of praise this morning, and go on your way rejoicing. "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:15-16
For those of you who are yet to receive Jesus as your Lord and personal saviour: I pray that you would come to Jesus this morning!
"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19. Amen!
It is well with us all! Have a lovely day! J