When Life doesn’t work out
Have you seen the movie, the Polar Express? There’s a little boy in the movie, named Billie, who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. His family is poor and He doesn’t have many friends nor does he get Christmas presents each year. There’s a scene in the movie where he says, “Christmas just doesn’t work out for me”. How sad it is when life comes at us in such a way that we feel defeated and down hearted. Some of you reading this blog today may feel this same way about life. There are times in our lives when we feel that life just doesn’t work out for us, times when things are bad, times when life seems dim. There are times when we wonder, “what in the world was I put here on earth to do?” Ever feel this way?
There’s a verse in Isaiah 41 that has been helpful in my life when I feel this way—a verse that reminds me of God’s truth. Look at what verse 10 days, “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” If we are a follower of Christ, then we are assured that He is with us. He tells us not to fear and not to get discouraged for He is our God. He is the giver of strength and He is our help. He will never leave us—NEVER! If you’re going through a tough season of life right now and you feel that life is just not working out for you, I encourage you to memorize this verse in Isaiah 41. Repeat it over and over and stand firm that God’s Word is TRUTH and we can take Him at His Word. When God says He will help us, then we must believe He will. When He says He will strengthen us, then we must believe He will. When He says He will uphold us, then we must walk with confidence that He will. May we live our lives with a strong faith that trusts God to be the God He says He is! Thanks for reading today! ~Joy