There was a point in my walk where I had turned away from Jesus. I grew up feeling indifferent towards God, but then gave my life over to him when I was 19 years old after I had a serious car accident. Three months later I declared I no longer believed in Jesus.
Several years later I reluctantly watched church on TV with my husband who was more convinced about this Jesus guy than I was. After several weeks I rededicated my life to Christ.
If we are honest, once we’ve given our life to Christ I don’t think we can fully walk away from Him, or completely deny His existence.
We might spend many, many years mad at Him and ignoring Him (like I did.) But can we truly ever stop wondering, or fighting, His existence in our life and in this world?
At this point in time I find it’s difficult to live life without Jesus. My problems are my problems whether or not I decide to trust in Him. Sadness is my sadness. Loss is my loss. Heartbreak is my heartbreak.
I can either go through these things and place the hope Jesus gives me right into the center of them, or I can turn my back on Jesus and turn my back on hope.
People keep saying God won’t fix the world we are living and therefore what’s the point in praying.
But I know that Jesus is MY only hope, and the only hope in this world. We aren’t doing all that great without Him, why are we so reluctant to pray to Him and invite Him into our lives and this world?
I don’t like who I am when I feel hopeless. It’s hard to find something to be positive about, and it’s difficult to say anything nice, and the negative seems to be more apparent than anything else.
For me, it takes more work to not have hope than to simply submit to will of God and believe in the hope of Jesus.
I guess when Jesus said His yoke is easy and His burden is light, he meant it. (Matthew 11:29)
The best part? When we hope in Jesus our hearts becomes lighter and the future becomes brighter.
Life isn’t perfect but at least we have hope.
We don’t have to change the world. We just need to change our focus and put it back on our only hope, Jesus our savior. Then we pray, and hope, and bear much fruit. Thank you, Jesus!
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