TO THE DISCOURAGED CHRISTIAN!

Published August 1, 2017 by Janice Millirons Hayman in Deacons Corner

We understand that you are going through a difficult time right now. We wanted to encourage you that God cares about you very much, and His desire is for you to find peace and joy in Him.

This world can be a sad and scary place at times.  We must remember that this world is not our home, and that even in the midst of the worst day of our lives, God is still in control.  We don’t always understand why He lets certain things happen the way they do, but we must trust Him.

Job gives us a beautiful example of trusting God through even the most difficult of times.  Remember that Job had lost everything that was dear to him.  He had been stripped of his wealth, lost all his children and then even his health was failing.  And then Job, amazing servant of God, spoke these words:  “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.” Job 13:15

It is not easy to have that type of faith, but we must try. Whatever you are going through, Jesus understands.  The Bible tells us that Jesus was tempted in every single way that we are tempted.

Hebrews 4:15: “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.”  That includes fear, depression, loneliness, and discouragement.

We might FEEL alone sometimes, but we are not.  Jesus is always right there with us, and He cares very much about the things we care about.  The things that are important to us are important to Him.  Even during the times that we don’t feel that way, it’s important to remember that it’s the truth.

He loves you so much, and so do so many in this church body. It hurts us to see you hurting, and our prayer is that by learning to rest your cares on Jesus, you will be able to find some measure of peace.

If there is anything we can do, or if you’d just like to talk, feel free to contact Bob and me, or make an appointment to meet with us through the church secretary.

You are very important to God, and you are a very important part of Southside Baptist Church. 28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28.

Blessings in Christ,
The Deacon Ministry – Southside Baptist Church
Bob Lear
Tommy Gardner