Even Jesus was tempted by the enemy, but He knew how to defeat him. God has given us those same practical tools that we can use to face temptation when it strikes.
I don’t know about you, but some days I just need a reminder that God is still on His throne, and is still at work in my life, working all things together for my good and for His glory. It’s easy to become negative and plunge into a pity-party, indulging in the “woe is me” song that occasionally gets stuck in a repeat loop in our mind.
“Would you pray for me?” the young woman asked, head bowed and eyes hidden from my gaze by her long, dark hair. “It would be my honor. How would you like me to pray for you?” I asked as I took her hands in mine, after handing her a tissue to dry her eyes as the cascade of tears began to flow. “I need God to heal me…” her voice barely a whisper now, as the tears caught in her throat.
This holiday season may not be the Thomas Kincaid picture perfect holidays that we all long for, but I encourage you to press in and look for ways that He is working in your circumstances for good. He promises He will. Read more for examples of how God uses our seasons of pain.
When life is hard, it can leave us feeling spent and our emotions turned upside down. What do you do when your emotions are raw? Who do you turn to when your friends don’t understand the circumstances you’re facing?