In Proverbs 3:3-6 (NIV), says:
” Let love and faithfulness Â never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Â Lord Â with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths Â straight.“
All I can do is admit my personal truth to all of you: I had a very ‘crooked’ or unaligned life. I say that I “had” a crooked life because this was during a time that I did not know much about Jesus Christ. After years of learning, being taught, and asking Christians questions, I felt so much freedom afterward in receiving the answers to every short and long confusing question I had.
I say all of this to you because it took me years to learn how to love God and to learn about Him. I remember one of the questions I wondered as a teenager was Â “Why do people love God so much?”
I was someone that wasn’t raised up in a Christian home or had frequent lessons about Jesus Christ, whom He was, and what He did. I will share how I am doing today.
He held my hand in bringing me out of my darkest times as a child, He rescued me from the devilish spirits that were scaring and hurting me, and He continues to be there for all of us… and for me. As I look back on my past pains and difficult life situations, I praise God’s Name for holding my hand and continuously lifting me up out of danger, darkness, and being hurt.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. – Â Psalm 121:5
He loves me and He loves you too. All you have to do is talk to Him and pray to Him about whatever your problem may be. Believe me when I say that He will, in fact, help to fix your life in remarkable ways. It took me years to find out about Jesus Christ, but now, I know Him a lot more… even though I’m still yearning and craving to learn more; and you know what. I am excited hearing from others and reading His Word every day I love it.
Despite how rocky and treacherous your path or life may be, youâ€™re not going to face it alone. God wants you to know and be assured of is this, HE IS BY YOUR SIDE.
â€œGod is working in you.” The word â€œworking” in Greek is the word energos, from which we get the word â€œenergy.” God is the energy driver in your life. Youâ€™re not just going on willpower. Youâ€™re not just going on your own power. God says he will give you the power you need, no matter what youâ€™re facing.
Isnâ€™t that great news? If God is with you, and God is in you, and God is for you, who on earth can stand against you?
Father God, I pray that all who read Â this message will be encouraged, strengthened and bless. Â Let them know in their spirit that they are not alone. Â Let them know without a doubt that you are with them. Â Give them the strength and courage to keep moving, show them the path to take, show them the steps to make, by your power Guide them, Lord, for you alone know the way. Â We wait on you. We love you and we praise you. Â In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.