From My Heart to Your Heart,

May 2017

Published May 4, 2017 by Janice Millirons Hayman in Heartbeat of Southside


If you want to experience victory in the conflicts and tough decisions facing you, consider what Jesus did. Before He got to the cross, Jesus fought a crucial, pivotal battle in the Garden of Gethsemane, where He wrestled with what lay ahead.

For our Savior, the weight of sin He would bear was overwhelming. He went out to a peaceful and quiet place of prayer, where He got alone with His Father and cried out to Him. When Jesus left that garden, He walked out a winner. He would still drink the cup of suffering and separation, but He knew that in the end He would triumph over it.

Jesus’ example reveals that the key to winning life’s battles is to come before God – alone with Him and fully surrendered to His will. Godly counsel is important, but you cannot depend exclusively on others to tell you what to do. If you don’t spend time alone with the Lord, wrestling things out until you know what He is saying, you’ll never be sure you’re doing the right thing.

By making it a habit to spend time alone in God’s presence, you’ll be able to understand His perfect will as you come to major decisions that can have significant or even lifelong consequences. After all, where could your decisions and your future be safer, than in the control of our all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful God?


Pastor Randy