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How do I get through the days of confusion and loss?

You need to remember the promises of God.

• Never doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.
When you’re going through those days of confusion and pain and you’re going to go through them many times in life when you can’t put one foot in front of the other and it’s so dark you can’t see ahead of you one foot. You haven’t the slightest idea what to do next with your life. Everything has just kind of turned to ashes. It’s thrown up in the air. All of your plans have gone down the drain. That’s when you must rely on the promises of God..

• Right before Jesus was crucified he gave his disciples a huge promise to hang on to.
John 16:19- ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy”.

Jesus was saying, “When I come back you’re going to be fearless because you know that I can handle anything. It was all planned. It was all part of the grand scheme.”

I don’t know what you’re going through right now. But I will tell you this. You need to become a promise person. What’s a promise person? A promise person knows claims and relies on the promises of God daily.

That’s why Paul says I want to know Christ. My prayer for you this Easter is Ephesians 1:19-20 “I pray that you will begin to understand how incredibly great his power is to help those who believe him. It is that same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead.”

Hello! The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to you on a daily basis. If God can raise a dead body, he can raise a dead marriage. If God can raise a dead body, he can raise a dead career. If God can raise a dead body, he can raise a dead relationship. He can do anything. It’s a whole new ballgame with the power of God in your life.

He says if it means going through tough times so be it, as long as I can get to know Jesus. If that’s what it takes so be it. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection because that’s what matters most.

Peace,

Pastor Rick

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