Coping with pain, stress and discouragement

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8–9

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor4:8

The emotion of despair can paralyse and debilitate even the strongest of souls. Pressures from every side can be perplexing; persecution can make us feel as though we’ve been struck down. When life is filled with despair, we must not give up. Instead we can turn to God, our loving Father, and His powerful Word to regain focus.

Let God’s truth refocus your eyes today on the treasure that dwells within you. This treasure can fill the emptiest of vessels; after all, a jar is designed to hold something! That treasure is God himself, living within us, bringing his abundant life.

Therefore take heart and be encouraged in HIS words, for He that keeps you never sleeps, He sees your pains and he hears your cry.
He is your VERY PRESENT HELP in times of trouble.

I pray strength and sustenance for you and the grace to carry your cross in hard and desperate times. Remember that you will overcome and this too will pass.

Seek help,counselling and advice if need be, there is always someone who has been through what you are going through too. 

  • LEARN TO LOVE YOU AND SEE YOURSELF THROUGH GODS EYE.
  • Engage yourself in something positive and purposeful
  • Trust God and increase your relationship with HIM
  • Praise HIM in all seasons.

May the Joy of knowing the Lord strengthen you will all you need to be victorious IJN

say to yourself ‘THIS IS MY WEEK OF VICTORY IJN’

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