I Have A Problem! What Are My Options?
I know that right now many of You are hurting! This week I have counseled many people who had such deep pain in their hearts that it led some even to the point of despair. I love my friends and have provided Biblical counseling as I sought to provide Biblical hope for each one.
When people are hurting, they often feel as there is no hope or way out of their problem. First, I love options! Options removes so much stress from life. My dear friends, you must know that God always provides you with options!
There are two great forces at work in your life today. One force is attempting to pull everything apart through a myriad of problems, while the other is seeking to put your life back together again. Satan tries to Destroy while Jesus Christ is the Restorer.
The story is told of a New York hotel maid that had walked into a room one day, expecting to clean it for the next Guest. Then she discovered that the previous Guests was lying on the floor dead. He had committed suicide. Now this is very important to me as just last week I counseled two people, that were definitely suicidal.
The maid found “the note.” “I leave to society a bad example. I leave to my friends the memory of a misspent life. I leave to my Father and Mother all the sorrow they can possibly bear in their old age. I leave to my Wife a broken heart and to my Children the name of a drunkard and a suicide.
Here was a man whose life had fallen apart. He thought he had no hope. It is a shame that apparently no one explained to him how Jesus Christ can put lives back together again! This past week God allowed me to counsel a man from North America that was suicidal, and later in the week counsel a lady that was definitely suicidal that lives in Asia. By the grace of God, and use of the Word of God, I was able to provide Biblical hope to each and they, thank God did not follow through with their suicidal threats.
As a Christian of 44 years, I have come to understand that there will ALWAYS come, “Good News During Bad Times.” There is always hope! What is broken can be fixed; what there is loss, there is often gain; Where there is devastation, there is often the birth of a ministry to help others; Where there is hurt, there will soon come joy.
In our World, it appears as though EVERYTHING is Falling Apart.
Just from this week’s news.
· Malaysia Airliner Disappearance Possibly ‘Done Intentionally’
· American President spends 1.2 million USD to go shopping and attend two Political Fundraisers in just one day.
· BATTLE FOR CRIMEA: The Ukraine and Russia Situation.
· Then there is what You are currently facing in your life.
If you will read the Book of Ruth you will see that she was living in a World very similar to our World. Uncertainty, discouragement; despair, people hurting and living in fear. Yet as you read through the book you will see how God brought the people through the crisis they were facing. This book of Ruth teaches us “How we can Cope when our lives are falling apart.” It literally teaches us how we can put the pieces of our lives back together again.
I have decided to teach from the Book of Ruth on my Website Blog and on my Weekly Newsletter that we call: ‘VALUES’ It will teach us HOW we can go from Devastation to Delight; From Sorrow to Satisfaction, by using the same principles God used in the life of Ruth.
Do You need encouragement during this particular time? Please feel free to send me a private message telling me your story and I will pray with you and provide any FREE coaching that I can on Skype to assist you.