In these unprecedented times it often comes to our mind that where exactly is our God? Physical sufferings , global recession, hunger, and fear is all we see today. We flip over the news channels ending up getting more fearful and anxious whereas the eternal book of hope waits to be opened on a Sunday. Unfortunately our first touch point is out last option.

The Bible clearly says no branch can bear a fruit by itself; it must remain in the wine.  If today we feel that life has come to a standstill and confusion is all I can see, it’s the perfect time to get back to our first love, our vine Jesus Christ. The answer to all our problems can only be met when we read the living word of God. But we are a self-righteous generation Afterall we know it all, how can God understand what I am facing today. So let’s picture a few situations we might be facing today. the first half of each situation might be a fact, but the later part is definitely the truth.

If you are lying on a hospital bed in pain and surrounded with uncertainties asking where is God and why did he put you in this situation? The word says that He was wounded for you so that you may be healed. So stop calling yourself sick, you are healed. He is our JEHOVAH-RAPHA (“The Lord Who Heals” Exodus 15:22-26)

If you have lost your job and wondering how your rent EMIs will be paid? The word says that He became poor with our poverty that we become rich with His riches. You will suffer no lack. So stop living in self pity you are blessed beyond measure. He is our JEHOVAH-JIREH (“The Lord will Provide” Genesis. 22:14)

If you are fearful of what lies ahead of you? The word says I am the Good Shepherd who leads you to pastures of tender green grass and waters of rest. So stop living in fear, your maker watches over you every second. He is our JEHOVAH-ROHI (“The Lord Our Shepherd” Psalm 23)

If you feel you are not loved; nobody loves you, you are no good. The word says You are fearfully and wonderfully made. He created your inmost being, you are handpicked, loved and adored by Him. You are not rejected you are a royal priesthood.

If you think you can’t get rid of your addictions, it’s too late everyone has given up on you. The word says I am the light of the world when you walk in me, you will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. You are no more slave to an addiction you have been set free and the one whom God sets free is free indeed. He is our JEHOVAH-M’KADDESH (“The Lord Who Sanctifies” Leviticus 20:7-8)

If you are wondering that if there is more to life than merely existing from day to day? The word says I am the resurrection and the life. I came to give you life and where there is life there cannot be death. You will have life and life more abundantly. You are not depressed you have a sound mind in Christ which gives you hope to keep pressing towards your goal. He is our EL SHADDAI (“God All Sufficient” Genesis 31:29)

If your malignant report is a fact of your life which you cannot deny. The word says, I am the Alpha and the Omega the first and the last I have the final word in your life. Believe in the truth rather than the facts. Your report diagnoses you with cancer, but His word declares you healed because of the indestructible seed of Christ in your life, you will surely not perish. He is our Alpha and Omega

If your family has rejected, you completely and you have lost all hope to be welcomed in your family back. The word says He endured our rejection that we might have His acceptance as children of God. You are no more rejected you have been eternally accepted in the kingdom of God.

If you have lost your loved one and feel hopeless and alone, you are no more lonely as the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart. He is our JEHOVAH-SHALOM (“The Lord Our Peace” Judges 6:24)

Well this was just a glimpse I’m sure we have our endless self pity situations strong enough to keep us away from the word but praise God His love for us is stronger than anything to keep us away from him. Romans 8:38 – 39 says, “[38] For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, [39] neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

I have a good news for you as no matter whatever challenges we are facing today The great I AM is calling out to us saying “I am to you what you need me to be “with just a little condition remain in me and I will remain in you. We might have drifted away from Him but its never too late to come back to him as the maker of heaven and earth has not given up on us. Its time we get back our biblical identity in Christ, get back to the alter and surrender our lives to Jesus. He can heal a broken heart provided we hand him over all the pieces. Trust Jesus with your life He will not let you down.

Ransomed by His blood

Your sister in Christ

Prateeksha