Getting Through Personal Struggles
Your struggle is all part of His working in you the man or women He sees and created you to be. I know that might not be of much comfort at this time, however, the Word is always comforting.
Ephesians 3:19 (AMP) "That you may really come to know (practically, through experience for yourself) the love of Christ which far passes mere knowledge, that you may be filled through all your being the fullness of God and become a body wholly filled with God Himself."
This comes about as we cry out to Him, acknowledging that we can't do it without Him. Take your child when an infant or really young. They needed you. They were depending upon you for everything. You loved them unconditionally as Christ loves you. Nothing can cause you to stop loving them. So, Christ's love for you is even greater!!
I want to share with you from my heart. You aren't alone in having struggles, I've struggled with my weight. I was always about 30 or so pounds more than I should have been. I saw myself as being bigger (low-self esteem). I took great pride in the fact that I could simply put myself on a diet and lose it, only it comes back again! (PRIDE)
Then there came a time when I found myself weighting over 350 pounds. I couldn't do much of anything but find myself before the Lord, crying out to Him, coming into a personal relationship with Him. I couldn't find freedom without Him.
So, you see, I understand one going through a struggle. I was desperate for Him. I still am!!
He taught me so much at that time. I don't know why we have to get so low before we come to Him in the childlike dependency but we do. Didn't He say the Kingdom of Heaven is like a little child?
That time, though difficult, was precious because I came to experience His love for me in a way I never could have learned I became dependant upon Him. No longer could I take pride in what I could do. I couldn't do it.
You know, often times when I'd be troubled or agitated and didn't understand why, I would cry out to Him in prayer. I would pray with "groaning which can't be uttered" until a peace would come. I was communing with My Heavenly Father (Abba) who loved me and understood me and had nothing but good for me.
Ephesians 3:20 says, "To Him who is able by the power that is at work within us, is able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly, far over and above all that we dare ask or think." WOW infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, hopes or dreams!!
You are going to make it~! Jesus says, "We're going to make it." Why? Or How? Because we have the greatest source available to us….Jesus, Christ. In Him be all the glory, honor and praise. You are truly loved.
Without Him we can do nothing, but with Him all things are possible. And this is what I believe you are going to experience. VICTORY all your days. You will be a living, walking, vibrant, powerful testimony for Him and of Him,. L I believe it. I see it! I expect it! Praise God!
Thank you Jesus for making it all possible. . . . . Amen
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