In general, most people understand that life consists of ebbs and flows. We all have or will experience ups and downs, easy times as well as tough times. Sadly, for some individuals, the hard times overwhelm and overtake them. In other words, they only see suicide as the solution to their troubles. But oh, my friends, there is a better way — trusting God. In my experience, trusting Him took me from weeping to joy.
Of course, I must show you what the Holy Bible says about the matter in the following scripture. Proverbs 3:5-6 English Standard Version says, “5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
I’ve said this before, receiving Jesus of Nazareth as Savior and Lord is the best decision one could make. And when you receive Him and trust Him, it guarantees that you will receive God’s absolute best for your life. The key though is trusting His directions.
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You see, God wants us to always trust and depend on Him. In full transparency, when I took things into my own hands, I fell flat on my face. And I wasn’t trying to be arrogant as many others who don’t think they need God.
Actually, I didn’t want to burden God with what I thought was a small matter. Simply put, I thought, “Why worry God, I got this.” Wrong. I didn’t have it.
That is to say, I found out the hard way that, I need God’s Holy Spirit to direct me in every area of my life. But that, my dear friends, is my experience; it’s time that you get to know the Lord for yourself.
So, if you or someone you know is struggling through the tough times of life, then this podcast episode is for you.
Go ahead and use the player at the top of this blog post. Or subscribe and listen via your preferred podcast platform. Then get encouraged by joining Lady V and me in our discussion: From Weeping to JOY.
Scriptures Referenced in Episode Discussion
|Psalm Chapter 30
Receive your Free Gift of Salvation – The Gospel of Jesus Christ
If you are reading this, it is not by chance. This is your time to receive the gift of salvation through Christ Jesus. Now, you may be wondering, “Why do I need that?” Oh, I’m so glad you asked. The Bible says, that because Adam ate fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil — he released sin into the world.
And ultimately, Adam’s sin brought death and death spread to everyone. No doubt, you may be thinking, “Of course, everyone is going to die.” But, my question to you is “Where will you spend eternity?” Because there is life after death. In fact, when you die you go to one of two places — heaven or hell.
Also, it is important to understand that, Adam’s sin also brought an eternity in hell. But for those who choose not to receive the free gift of eternal life. Thus, you must make that choice before you take your last breath.
Romans 5:17 New Living Translation says, “For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.”
To sum it all up, Romans 6:23 New Living Translation says,
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
So, if you are reading this, don’t let another day go by without receiving this life-changing gift.
“8 …“The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.” And that message is the very message about faith that we preach:
9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins. I ask You to forgive me. I want to follow You, Jesus. Come into my heart, into my life, and be my Lord and Savior. I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead. By faith, I receive You, Jesus Christ, as my Lord and Savior.
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Bible Study Resources
- Holy Bible [NLT, NIV, ESV, NASB, NKJV, KJV]
- Bible App by YouVersion
- NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible
- Read the Bible Online – Bible Gateway
- Read the Bible and Commentaries Online – Bible Hub
Christ-Centered Grace Ministries
Check out the following grace-based teaching from a Christ-centered perspective:
- Dr. Creflo Dollar – creflodollarministries.org
- Pastor Gregory Dickow – gregorydickow.com
- Pastor Joseph Prince – josephprince.org
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