Wednesday, November 21, 2018

❤Hurting Heart at Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Friend!  I hope you are having a wonderful day filled with family and friends.  I hope that you feel God's love and are overflowing with thankfulness!   However, chances are there is someone reading this post that is hurting today.  You are tired of being lonely.  You feel that life has passed you by.  You may be with other people but your heart aches inside.  I have some good news for you! The Bible tells us that God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalms 34:18)

God sees your breaking heart and He cares.  He's there.  Your feelings are screaming that you are alone and have no real friends.  On the other hand, as a Christian, the Bible tells us Jesus is our friend and NOTHING can separate us from His love.  You may feel alone today but God is there  and is working everything out for your good. (Romans 8:28) He loves you and is still writing your story. Walk in faith and don't give up!  Reach out to someone that God has put into your life.  Encourage them and pray for them.   When we reach out to others and think about how we could bless them, we often feel more peace and fulfillment.

What if you don't know God as your Savior?  Does that mean you truly are alone and hopeless?  It means that God, the Creator of the Universe, is longing for you to come to Him.  You have an emptiness in your heart because you were created to need God's love.   He has made a way that a hopeless sinner can be forgiven and walk in unity with Christ; His son died on a cross in our place.  We were born with a sinful nature that we inherited from Adam.  God knew we couldn't be holy on our own.  Jesus died on a cross and paid the cost for our sins.  He paid it all.  He loves you and wants you to receive eternal life by receiving Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  Cry out to Him and let Him forgive and restore you.  You will never be alone again.

So whatever condition your heart is in today, look up! There is HOPE for you.  God is stirring your heart and leading you to focus on Him and His will for you.  God is faithful and keeps His promises.  Please know I am praying for you today and you are loved.

Happy Thanksgiving❤