Cant fight pain any longer? Have you given up because you don’t know what to do next?
Have you guys felt those times when life turns all upside down, when things don’t begin to make sense anymore, situations keep hurling turmoil at you…one after the other…
….and then your heart feels heavy….WITH PAIN!
So much pain…that you can’t take it anymore.
and it doesn’t stop…it buries you in a wallow pit of self pity.
All of your circumstance seems confusing, doubtful, beyond your every control, leaving you desperate, hopeless and IN PAIN!
No one understands…or at least that’s what you feel …that no one CAN understand you but NO you don’t want any one’s sympathies either. So you don’t want to share your troubles with anyone. You want to solve it yourself.
…Life seems to slip away and you have tried everything…EVERYTHING.
If there is something more you could do, you would; but you tried everything possible and it all seems hopeless…almost IMPOSSIBLE.
Well dear friend, I have been there too.
Why isn’t Prayer helping?
Well, somehow you have prayed and prayed and still you see no change…no answer… no meaning.
And then ….
….you become angry with God, you breakdown in front of Him and it almost seems like He is not listening.
And then …
…you let go…
you just LET GO…
..you stop running behind trying to understand everything or trying to figure out the meaning of your circumstance….
you LET GO…because you are exhausted and you no longer have any energy left…
you stop praying,
you try indulging in distractions, thinking that that may help, but its only temporary, yet you cant find a way out.
you lose all hope,
your pain has swallowed you live and you know you cant do anything more by yourself
you GIVE UP!
and that’s WHEN IT HAPPENS.
That’s when you see something you have never seen before or imagined.
That’s when you see God run.
HE is running towards YOU!!!
Yes I have seen Him run! He came running to me.
He is running towards you too, saying
“I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.” – Hebrews 13:5b
He will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more grief or crying or pain. – Rev 21:4
“Do not be afraid—I will save you. I have called you by name—you are mine”. – Isaiah 43:1
You hear that? He calls you by ‘name’ . You are His ‘son’. You are His ‘daughter’. YOU are HIS!
Don’t you let go off your hope yet. Your wait is going to to be worthwhile. In Him, you will find your strength renewed yet again, when you wait.
But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31
But, why does God wait until my breakdown? Why isn’t He responding beforehand?
Some of you may feel, “why does God respond only after we breakdown?”
Well, that’s not about Him; its about us. Its when we are brokenhearted we seek Him deeper.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:12 – 13
and yes, that’s when He is closest to you because He knows you cant get through this alone. He knows you need Him and He knows you are more aware of His presence now than ever before.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18
That’s when you hear Him talk.
When God responds…
Through His word, through other people; through just anyone and any form He reaches out to you. Sometimes in the form of this post.
He tells you that He was the one waiting for you. He has been waiting all along for you.. ..for you to ask!
Ask, and you will receive – Luke 11:9
If you search deeper in His word, He will reveal to you why you are suffering. He will reveal to you His intent for your life.
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ -Jeremiah 33:3
He will tell you what to do. He will show you the way.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. – Psalm 32:8
He tells you not to be anxious. He tells you what to do instead.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4: 6-7
He asks you not to fear for He Himself will help you
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
He encourages you saying,
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
When you have given up and know that you are not in control and you CANNOT be in control then He will lift you up.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. – James 4:10
He expects you to rely on Him completely
Leave your worries unto Him for He cares for you – 1Peter 5:6
He doesn’t expect you to figure out everything that’s going on in your life. He never intended you to.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6
But He wanted you to ask Him to help you…
..to believe that He can and ONLY HE CAN help you now and ALWAYS!
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans. – Proverbs 16:3
All the verses above are those which I have received personally by my Father during my time of trouble. He may speak to you in the same way or perhaps differently, whichever is appropriate for your situation.
I don’t know what your trouble is neither can I comprehend but God can. He understands you. He knows what exactly you want. ASK HIM. SEEK HIM.
those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. – Psalm 34:10b
If you are reading this post, know this, that HE is reaching out to you. But remember, you wont entirely find your answer in this post, I can only aid you by explaining to you How the mighty Father has helped me.
If you want help, then you need to go now and seek Him. Seek what He wants to tell you. Seek it through your personal prayer time with Him and spending time in His word.
This is what the Lord says—
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you what is best for you,
who directs you in the way you should go. – Isaiah 48:17
God’s Promise for your situation
This is His promise to you,
You won’t cry anymore. The Lord will certainly have pity on you when you cry for help. As soon as he hears you, He will answer you.
The Lord may give you troubles and hardships. But your teacher will no longer be hidden from you. You will see your teacher with your own eyes.
You will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way. Follow it, whether it turns to the right or to the left.” – Isaiah 30 : 19-21
Here is a small video clip that I came across many years ago when the Lord reached out to me in my time of despair. I am grateful to God for whoever it is who created this video. I thank the Lord for reaching out to me using this person and thank God for His indescribable love and grace for all of us.
Its your turn now. If you feel God has reached out to you and if this post and video clip has helped you; then its your turn to help somebody else with the same help and encouragement you yourself have received.
May God Almighty use our hearts to touch other’s lives. See, your pain was after all worthwhile! You can now feel God’s love and you can see it overflow from your heart to another’s.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
Lots of love and prayers,