When you or a loved one is going through a hard time

Someone I love very much is going through something extremely painful right now. It’s so hard to watch, and my heart is breaking for this loved one. Sometimes we don’t understand what on earth God is doing in our lives or in the lives of our family and our friends. We want to know “Why?”

It’s okay to ask God why and other questions. It’s okay to vent our emotions to God. He can handle it. He wants you to be real and transparent with Him. He wants you to come to Him with your troubles and your cares. God wants to help you.

King David was said to be a man after God’s own heart. David was a man of war and he was King. He had many enemies who wanted to kill him. Because of the anointing and the measure of the great calling on his life, the enemy wanted to take him out and if he couldn’t do that, then he wanted to discourage him and hinder him from his purpose. But David understood that God’s power was greater than man’s or Satan’s. David understood God’s unconditional love and forgiveness. He knew he could be real with his feelings of fear, depression, and discouragement with God. David knew that God was the only place he could go with his problems.

If you or a loved one are going through a hard time right now, you’ll find your answers – and your comfort and encouragement – in God.

“The Lord will also be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You. For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalm 9:9-10

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