If you are reading this and feel like your situation is hopeless…

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No matter what your situation is right now I want you to know that God is walking with you and “He is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)

If you are reading this and feel like your situation is hopeless. Or you feel like you’ll be crying forever, alone and lonely forever, broken, lost, and down and out forever. Trust me, that is not the case.

Your situation might be all you can see right now but you have to know that God is already into tomorrow, next week, next month, next year.. and He has a better and bigger plan for your life. As it says in Romans 8:28 “…we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

While we may wish it worked another way, oftentimes we are only able to fully realize God’s plan for us when we are brought to our knees and broken to the point that all we can do is cry out to Him.

Just because it seems like the world and everyone in it have given up on you, it doesn’t mean God has or ever will. Just because your circumstances appear bleak and hopeless right now, you have not reached the end of your story. In fact, the best part of your story is likely what’s yet to come.

I am praying for God’s favor in your life and that He will use your current situation to strengthen you and increase your faith.

Now is not the time to give up but to give up control, hand your life over to God, lay all your troubles, worries, pains, doubts, mistakes, cares…at the cross, and watch in amazement as your life begins to supernaturally change.

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

– Galatians 5:1

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13 replies

  1. Amen!!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. So lovely and encouraging, thanks 😌

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  3. Reblogged this on Chaplain + Entrepreneur = Chaplapreneur and commented:

    Amen. A great post for someone who needs hope.

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  4. Great post James and it did bless me greatly. 🙂

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  5. Agree with everyone above. Great post, and greatly blessed by it. My best take-away: “Now is not the time to give up but to give up control”

    Praise God and Thanks my brother.

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  6. Yeah yeah yeah !
    Hope & change is what I need !

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  7. James,

    I really enjoy your recent positive posts, which I greatly prefer over posts that seem only out to attack the opposition. I am not criticizing your message here, but wish to add to it. Reading this one reminds me about a friend whose church recently did a series on mental health which was very encouraging. Her pastor was focused on removing the unintentional side-effects that have come from simply not addressing the issue (which happens outside of the church, as well). I’m wondering about your thoughts on this, or if you would want to address it in a future post.

    For example, making it clear that things like Depression are real physical occurrences rather than a failure on our part to fight off the devil. That seeking treatment is okay, and does not mean one’s faith isn’t strong enough. It isn’t that the church believes otherwise, it’s just that it is easy to see how some might need this clarified and to have their church’s support when they need outside help. It would also make it easier to seek refuge in god if they understood that they were not failing spiritually by not being able to overcome their mental health issues on their own.

    There is a definite stigma associated with mental health that keeps many from seeking treatment. I have seen close friends who have not been Christians for years, who still have trouble with the idea of getting help and refuse to tell their religious family members when they do. I think churches can do better and I was very impressed with the efforts I saw at my friend’s church. I’d love to see more things like this promoted. I can probably dig up a link to it if you were interested.

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  8. Reblogged this on disturbeddeputy and commented:
    I have to read (and post) a lot of really depressing news to keep up with the blog, but God is on His throne and no weapon formed against me. ORshall prosper. Or you.

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