Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jesus wants to lift you up!

Whenever you feel alone and people do not care, there is always One waiting in the wings to lift you up. Jesus is His name! (Matthew 11:28-30). There are always those times or periods in our life we feel alone. We feel no one cares, no matter how much we do for others. Most of the time, if we will take a closer look at what is going on around us, we find those are just feelings.

The fact of the matter is, we expect people to make us feel wanted or important. They cannot, we have to see our own importance and value. We need to reevaluate what is going on around us, who we are associating with. Or simply, have we just begun to feel sorry for ourselves because things are not going our way? I have done just that in my own life when I have lost focus on, what are feelings and what are facts.

One thing I have learned over the years is to use those low times as a tool. A tool to get refocused and understand it is a time that was just slowing me down to regroup. I had stopped looking at it as a punishment and started looking at it as a time to learn. I have always heard, if you want to truly enjoy the mountain top you may have to go through some valleys.

Basically come to learn and appreciate the fact we have been given, at least, one more day. I know some people get stuck and seem to find no way out of their situation. That is where we come in. Christians need to open up their lives and share these testimonies! God has allowed us these journeys to shape us and train us and use us. There are no mistakes unless we fall short and fail to use these learning experiences with others.

When you see the looks on peoples faces. When they hear others have experienced the same feelings and situations. You begin to understand in a better way God's purposes in our lives and why we go through those periods of time. James 1:2-3 says count it all joy when we go through various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

We count it all Joy when we come to realize we are right where God wants us at just that time. No one rides a high all the time, there are most always down times yet God is there! It is in those times we learn to have real fellowship. It is in those times we come to appreciate and understand true worship. God is there and wants to lift us up. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.