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How to Have Hope When Everything is Falling Apart

Have you had days when you feel despairing and hopeless?

You wallow in self-pity accompanied by great heaving sobs? And to top things off, you know those thoughts don’t honor the character of God, which makes you feel even more wretched.

Does God still love you in times like these?

Did God love David, Elijah, Jeremiah, and the other luminaries of the Hebrew Scriptures who poured out their feelings in times of crisis and suffering?

Some, like Job, even took God to task!

The answer is a resounding YES! He does love you.

You know what? Believers in Jesus (Y’shua) are human, too.

If you read the Torah or the Psalms you’ll notice every human emotion is recorded there.

“My heart is severely pained within me,
And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
And horror has overwhelmed me.”
(Psalm 55:4-5 NKJV)

There isn’t a human emotion that isn’t recorded in Scripture for us. And aren’t we glad.

God isn’t turned off or shocked by our raw feelings.

“Then Joseph fell on his father’s face and wept over him, and kissed him.”
(Genesis 50:1 NKJV)

God loves us when we’re weeping or when we’re dancing.

He understands.

He experienced the gamut of human emotions in the person of his Son.

Jesus suffered, cried, got angry, but, unlike us, he did it perfectly, and without sin.

And that perfect record God gives to you!

“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
(Hebrews 4:15-16 NLT)

If you haven’t made that connection to Jesus, why not do it now? He is the mediator that brings you to God, the perfect lamb that took away your sins, so you could receive God’s life, love and comfort.

So no matter how you express your feelings when the going gets rough, remember to run the one who is your sympathetic High Priest —Jesus. Tell him how you feel, and he will listen and give you comfort and peace.  Really.

Visit this page to know more about making a deciscion to accept Jesus' sacrifice.

 

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0 # jesus.saves 2012-09-20 19:24
I am so happy to have found this site where jews accept jesus as son of God and that he truly is our savior.
I am a christian and I have always felt safe. Sadly in this society we live in today we find ourselves stressed and we arent always as close to God that we shuld be. I recently came to find how close we can come to God. I have sinned, I have lied but I have always felt that it was wrong and I felt bad about it. Jesus died on the cross for our sins and I have never felt such mercy but from him. Jesus wants us to come to him and accept him in our hearts. He recently saved me from going in the wrong direction. And ihave put my life in his hands. He have showed me signs and he even gave me the ability to heal my niece and my son. I love all people no matter where the come from and I have grat respect for jews and I got sad to find that many dont accept jesus. Thats why I am truly happy to be able to write here. God bless you all!
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0 # carolyne rohrig 2012-10-24 17:09
Dear Jesus Saves,

Thank you for your response. You are so right, we stand in the righteousness of Christ at all times, and it's because of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross we are forgiven of all of our sins. Now that's good news!

Blessings,
Carolyne
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+1 # Hope 7 2012-09-14 19:50
In the days we live in difficulties can be overwhelming. I have faced one of the most grueling summers of my life which has included not being able to find adequate work and finding my water and electricity turned off and on top of all that the current assistance I was given was suddenly and unexplicably interrupted. I was overwhelmed with troubles and trials but God is so faithful! When discrimination came my way I was nearly in despair but after months of this discrimination I put my JFJ "Jesus made me Kosher" hat on walked into the midst and stood my ground and God has heard my prayers and has supplied our needs.All things work for out good, all means all!
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-1 # carolyne rohrig 2012-10-24 17:06
Dear Hope,

Thank you for your heartfelt response. Life, as you know, can get very difficult, but God is trustworthy and he is there with us. As Psalm 97:10 says, "He preserves (guards and watches over) the souls of his saints." That's a wonderful promise to pray back to him.

Blessings,
Carolyne
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