What do you do when the phone rings and the person on the other side of the line gives you bad news? It may be a call from a family member sharing with you the news of a loved one that has passed. It could be the scary call from the Doctor with the results from the test that don’t look very promising. Or it could be any number of different scenarios giving you the news that you have always dreaded to hear! If you live long enough you will experience some of these dark times of life. Times where the bad news of circumstances seem to be bigger and heavier than the good news of daily living.
Dark Times! During the dark times of life it is very important that we take the time to remind ourselves of some very important truths. These truths will shine as a light in the darkness and guide us through to the other side, where we will find blessing for having made it through the challenge.
Remind Yourself That God Loves You! That’s right! We know it, but we take it for granted and we often forget about it! It is somewhere in there, but not where it needs to be. Put right up in the front of your mind and heart the reminder that “GOD LOVES ME!” God does love you – more than you can dream or imagine!
Remind Yourself That All Things Work Together For The Good Of Those That Love God And Who Are Called According To His Purpose! God is always at work. And God is always working for our blessing. When we love God and live in obedience to Him and His calling, then His blessings are able to flow to and through our lives. God can use even the bad for our good, if we will love, trust and obey Him!
Remind Yourself That God Has A Plan And It Is Better Than Any Plan That You Can Come Up With! Look around you – everything that God has created has a purpose! God has a plan and purpose for your life and if He has allowed some challenge to come into your life, then you can bank on the fact that He is going to use it to grow you and use you for His glory!
Remind Yourself To Deal With Any Sin That Might Get In Between You And God! We don’t like to admit it, but the truth is: WE ARE SINNERS AND OUR SIN GETS IN THE WAY! Don’t beat up on yourself for being a sinner. Just admit it, asked for God’s forgiveness and strength to overcome! Don’t allow sin to block the flow of God’s blessing to and through you!
Remind Yourself Of The Reality That God Has Been With Me, Is With Me Now And Will Be With Me For Always! God has been with you always and will be with you always. He was with you before you were born and desires to be with you after you die. There may be times that you feel like you are all alone, but God is always just one prayer away. Take some time to talk with Him today and thank Him for what you’ve been reminded of!