23 Aug Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 81
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 81- South Beach, Florida: Hope For a Better Tomorrow
As humans we all want to feel safe and secure. Our natural instincts are to protect ourselves by any means necessary and when events occur in our lives that make us venerable, we either sink or swim under the pressure. It can be very difficult to realize that with every heartbreak and missed opportunity is a moment in time where God is there to help us get through. God is ever present, which in turn allows Jesus to work in our lives in profound ways.
When you get kicked down so much in life, it seems like it gets harder and harder to get back up. The way of the Lord is for everyone, but not everyone is listening and observing how the mayhem surrounding us is actually a blessing for future events in our lives that are unknown. If our actions reflect our true loving nature, than who can stop us? No obstacle or adversary will ever defeat us, as the victory is the Lord’s. When Jesus died on the cross He demonstrated how Gods love works in this world. Love is the cornerstone of who we are and who we always will be. If we do not love or have compassion for others, then what is the value of our lives on Earth?
In Romans, the hope for a better tomorrow and what God has in store for us is clearly defined in the following manner, “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God”.
God already knows are hearts desires and he gives us the strength to get back up for the millionth time. We may get up kicking and screaming, but we will rise up with the strength of God behind us. In John we are taught, “that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life”. We have eternal life through our faith in Jesus and should not despair. Let us all elevate our prayers to God in our times of need, and observe the miracles that occur as a result.
Jesus, we pray for Your light to shine on everyone around the world who is in pain, so that they may be uplifted for your Glory. Amen.
Reflection Day #81
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: