Hearts can easily be broken, as life deals out blows and challenges. We feel lost, empty and hopeless, as we battle to overcome adversity and take a new direction.
God is all we need – spiritually. He can strengthen us and bring us hope, as we trust him more and more, in our daily lives.
Psalm 103 gives us strong reassurance of what He willingly does for each one of us, as we bring Him into our lives.
1. He forgives all our sins. 2. He heals all our diseases. 3. He redeems our lives from destruction. 4. He crowns us with loving kindness and tender mercies. 5. He satisfies our mouths with good things, so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6. He executes righteousness and judgment for us against oppression. He sets us free. 7. He makes known His ways to us. 8. He gives us His grace and mercy in times of need.
All these things can be available to us, but we have to claim them through accepting Him through Jesus Christ.
God is all-powerful and all-knowing. He is everything we need and we can tap into His unending power, any time, by taking a different direction in life, and including Him in all we think, say and do. His promises can be trusted.
Ephesians 21-10 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (NKJV)
–dead in trespasses, means, spiritually dead and lost.
–you once walked, it could be a path of moral carelessness or a dark alley of evil, believers should no longer live according to their past evil ways.
–prince of power, namely the adversarial spirit Satan. To continue to disobey God’s way of living, is to support the devil.
–we were dead, because of Adam’s sin, the entire human race is spiritually dead. Only God can grant new life and save us from our wrong choices. His mercy and kindness prevail forever through Jesus Christ, His Son.
–the gift of God, is something we cannot earn by any good works. We cannot earn our salvation. Everything is received from our merciful and gracious Father, once we have faith enough to trust Him and believe in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice, for us.
All that God is, we need. First we have to invite Him into our lives and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
“Dear Lord, I want to know you personally. I know that I have done wrong and I am sorry. I am willing, with your help, to turn away from my sins and turn to You. I believe, Jesus, that You died and rose again for me. Please come into my life. I welcome you as my Saviour and Lord, as best as I know how. Right Now”.