The Bible says,
Psalm 63:7-9 (KJV)
7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
We all experience forlorn moments in our lives. In this scripture we are reminded that God is our help, he doesn’t leave us. We don’t have to feel hopeless, sad, depressed, rejected or live in despair.
Living day by day with forlorn thoughts and actions can truly be a thing of the past. We no longer have to be subject to our circumstances and situations. Love the good in your life and place God at the forefront of everything by following Him. Trust and watch Him to take care of you!
Have you experienced a time when everyone left you and you felt that you needed them the most at that time?
Have you ever been friendless?
Have you ever known someone who was always around until the moment that you needed them and then POOF! they’re gone?
Sometimes one of the hardest things in the world to find is someone who is LOYAL. By today’s standards it is much more attractive to be selfish. The only problem with being selfish is that we all encounter times in our lives when we need other people. Being selfish doesn’t help when the person who’s been selfish in now in need of other people.
Do you know that God is LOYAL? Yes, He really, really is. He promised to never leave us. He’s always there to help us. He’s always by our side. All that we have to do is call Him.
In the Amplified Bible, Hebrews 13:5 says…
Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”
This scripture reassures us that God will never leave, desert us or give up on us. I love this version because it says, He will not leave you with support or leave you helpless. Isn’t it wonderful to have God in your corner at all times? He’s a friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). All it takes is us calling on Him. He’s just a prayer away.
Don’t allow yourself to be depressed when everyone has disappeared. Go to God and watch Him work with you and for you. He’s LOYAL!
Do you believe that you can be happy?
Does it ever enter your mind that you can live a life where you can be at peace with yourself and others?
Have you allowed fear, depression, anxiety or the other ills of this life cause you to feel completely hopeless?
Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; it will be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was restored to health at that very hour. Matthew 8:13 (AMP)
What do you believe? Do you believe that you are supposed to feel down? Do you feel that you are supposed to be hopeless? Do you believe that depression is your life? In my post Do You Want to Be Happy?, I cover why these feelings, while we experience them, that is all that they are meant to be experiences. These experiences build you, they are not irrelevant.
It’s time that you believe that you can be happy! It is God’s desire that we live happy lives, even if we don’t feel happy every day. We have the capability in God to live in peace while all of hell is breaking loose around us. The question is, “do you believe that you can and that He will do this for you?”
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:19-21 (KJV)
This scripture teaches us that God can do so much more than what we can ever ask and think according to the power that worketh in us. That power is our belief! Do we believe that God wants us happy? If you have a child or a pet or a loved one, do you want them to be happy? Usually you do and will do whatever it takes to keep them happy. You can’t assure that every day will be happy because realistically, happiness is not permanent, it is a feeling and feelings change. On the days that you can’t provide their happiness, you can see to their peace and contentment.
The fruit of God’s Holy Spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. You can experience all of this on your worst day with the love of God in your heart. Don’t settle for another unhappy day. You don’t have to accept it.
You DON’T have to live in a depressed state! You CAN be HAPPY!
You just have to BELIEVE!
What is fashionable in your eyes?
Most people don’t consider themselves too fashionable. We often visualize ourselves through others views and perceptions, which can cause us to doubt ourselves when we attempt to live up to others’ expectations.
Do you know that God fashioned you with His own hands?
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. Psalms 119:73
The thing about fashioning and/or creating something is that we take our time working on it. Even if we make a mistake during the initial creation, we continue to work on it to its perfection. We love to see a beautiful finished product. God is not human, so unlike us, He doesn’t make mistakes, everything that He created He looks at and calls it GOOD.
You were fashioned by the Master Creator, the God of this Universe. When He made you He looked you over and called you GOOD. He gave you talents and gifts that make you unique compared to others.
You were fashionable then and you are fashionable now. You are fashionable in God’s eyes, which means more than being fashionable to others. Be the unique person that God created you to be.
Step into life as your own fashionable self!
What you went through and all that you’ve endured. It wasn’t irrelevant.
That situation that you overcame. It wasn’t irrelevant.
The time, the pain, the anguish. It wasn’t irrelevant.
You found it unnecessary, but it wasn’t irrelevant.
It was time-consuming and mentally exhausting, but not irrelevant.
It depleted you of resources and friends, still not irrelevant.
It was dark and lonely. It felt sickening, but it wasn’t irrelevant.
Sometime after everything was done, you started to see the sun shine again. Sometime after the pain, you started to feel again. Sometime after the headaches, you lifted your head again. Sometime after the court dates, the illness, the loneliness, you decided it was time to live again.
You grew stronger.
The problem, the circumstance, the situation, the trial, the sickness, the tribulation taught you patience. The patience taught you what to expect and what not to expect. It taught you the process. You now have experience. You know what to do before it happens ever again. You can tell someone else how to handle it. You are experienced now. With your experience you learned something that is tremendous.
You now have HOPE.
You see, it wasn’t irrelevant. It was meant for you to learn, for you to grow, for you to gain the experience necessary to help you through your next life challenge. Now you are better equipped to make it. You are a survivor!
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
There is nothing to fear when you decide to trust God with your life…
Psalm 91 King James Version (KJV)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.