I have recently met several people who seem to be bogged down with life. They believe that every time they turn a corner another obstacle comes out of nowhere and hits them in the face. One said he got a small raise and shortly after cashing his check his car transmission went out. Another said he planned a vacation with his family, purchased the tickets, and one week before they were scheduled to leave he got a call that His mother was being placed in hospice and would probably only live a couple of weeks.
“Why me Lord? Why now?” These are common words we say when things don’t seem to go our way. Where can we go when we are going through these challenges, tests and trials? Where can we turn when we can’t see beyond the pain? It’s easy to forget that God loves us and He never sets us up to fail. He alone is the only one that can say be still to the storms in our lives and all chaos must stop. He reminds us in Matthew 11:28-30 (WEB)
28 “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
He alone promises He can give us rest for our souls. Always go to the Word of God because it is only there that you can find comfort, direction, healing, and strength for your mind, body, and soul.
When you feel like you are at the end of your rope, consider reading these verses to be reminded that God is always in control. Our Lord never leaves you and He promises He will never put on you more than you can bear. Then you can have a daily pick me up and go out and share that message of hope with someone else who may be hurting too. Remember God loves you and He’s only a prayer away.