Pits of Despair

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You can be up and feeling on cloud nine.  Then, all of a sudden, you feel like your world is coming to an end.  Next, you find yourself focusing on all of the things that are wrong instead of what God is doing in your life. 

Before you know it, you are complaining and worrying about things you said God would work out for you.  As soon as these moods start, it is important to recognize the signs and to do something about them.  Life can get you down, cause you to compare your life to others, or cause you to become impatient.

Maybe, you have started believing your situation is without hope and that you will not see any improvements. Though we may face moments of despair, there is always a way out of the pit.  Jesus is the answer, and you can always ask him for help.

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken (Psalm 34:17-20).

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9 reminds that, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”  Along with this, we can cast all of our anxieties on him, because he cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). Believe me, I know what it is to have a rough day, a bad moment, or a pity party. 

However, I notice it happens when I try to “be strong” and “carry on” by my own knowledge and ability. From time to time, we all must remind ourselves that we do not have to walk alone or fight our own battles.  Like other believers in Jesus, we have One who fights for us! As long as we remember this, despair will always turn to joy.

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Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:25

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