Dear brother/sister, do not feel bad or worried if you feel like you cannot go on. You are not the only one. Many men of God also went through hard times. There is nothing bad about feeling that way, but the bad thing is to get stuck in that feeling.
The evangelist Billy Graham once said:
“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ “
What will make the difference is the way you react when having hard times. God knew his children were going to face difficulties, that´s why He gave us his word for us to keep going and be more than conquerors in Jesus Christ.
Open the ears of your soul and listen to the word God has for you today:
- Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
- Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
- I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
- For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6)
- You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (Isaiah 26:3)
- And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)
- The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:1-4)