Life is hard. Suicide is NOT the answer.
There are no easy answers and no short cuts to the clichéd idea of ‘a life worth living.’ The spate of suicides we’ve seen among the rich & famous scream out the emptiness of fame and fortune. The devastating statistics on addiction declare a dead-end for escaping through mind-altering drugs. LIFE is worth living!
There is only one path to full, abundant living: Jesus Christ. He understood–and understands–the difficulties of life and made a way where it seemed there was no way.
ALL life is a gift from the God of the Bible…the One who spoke the world into being and created from nothing. There is but One God. He doesn’t want life to be hard…but He uses the ‘hardness’ to draw us to Himself. He wants us to bring the hard things to Him, trusting His plans for us are good–and His power to accomplish those plans sufficient!
The courage we need to face life is found only in the character of God. We must know who He is and live in that awareness. What our mind knows that our heart can’t feel is useless to us. It isn’t being able to state the ‘omni’s’ of God; it is being able to rest in those truths.
As difficult things come to us, we need to rest on the Truths of God’s identity–and our own. We who believe in Jesus Christ–in the truth that we are lost/doomed to a dark eternity without the Saving work of Christ–are God’s beloved children; His chosen. Those who do not have that kind of faith in God seek to make their own way to peace. It is a hard road with a harder ending.
If you have faith but not victory, this short video from Kirk Cameron might give some insights on enjoying the benefits of relationship that aren’t found in religion. If you do not have any faith, my prayer is that this same video will give you hope and this one offer clarity.
The essence of ‘salvation’ – of believing that Jesus is our personal need – is a reality we must live moment by moment. Salvation is a one-time decision; living its truth is a daily necessity. The Bible IS a light for our path. We need to mine it daily to find the Truths that will transform even the hardest things into treasures from the King Himself. God meets us right where we are if we will turn to Him.
God’s children can know that He is present in every difficulty. Any challenge is a Father-filtered reality and His love surrounds it. There is nothing that happens in our lives that takes Him by surprise or derails the good plans He has for us. His power is unlimited. What He purposes will take place. He promises guidance.
Our task in life is simply this: seek God’s face in all things. In His presence is purpose and peace…abundant life for us and those around us. He wants us to be connected to each other, loving each other and spreading His glory as we live.
How can I pray for you?
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