This message is for you:
I know you’re hurting. I know you’re struggling with something, some sort of problem, something that doesn’t look like it’s going to ever work out. You keep wondering when it’s going to end, and if it’s going to take you down once and for all. Well, I have good news.
Everything’s gonna be alright.
How can I say that? Well, for one thing, I know that God’s behind it all. There isn’t a place in the universe where we can go where God isn’t. Even in the midst of a bad situation, God is there. The question is never whether God is there; it’s whether we’re looking for him, and if we are, whether we’re humble enough to hear what he’s saying.
Now, in this situation you’re in, you have control over exactly one thing. Fortunately, it’s the only thing you need to control: Your own thoughts. YOU control how you see this situation. Since actions are the fruits of your thoughts, your actions will flow naturally out of what you choose to think about your situation. YOU will be the one who decides how you meet this situation. And if you can apply the principles of love, kindness and forgiveness that Jesus taught, you will find a strength that you didn’t even know was there.
So here’s an idea: Choose to look your situation dead in the eye and say this: EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT. After all, you know what’s really at work here. Things are very seldom what they seem. I’m asking you to look this situation dead in the eye (and yourself, if you have to) and say, “I know what it looks like. But God has something else going on here!” I want you speak to your situation with conviction and the power vested in you when God created you as the holy, divine and powerful image of Himself that you are.
Here’s what’s going to happen: Right now, you think your problems are bigger than you are. And, as long as you believe that, you’re right. But remember, as it says in “A Message From God,” you belong to something much bigger than yourself. By connecting with the infinite power that IS God, you will begin realize that in Christ, you are bigger than your problems. Or, as Jesus so profoundly said, “Greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world.”
As you embrace this, you will become a vessel of healing and inspiration for those around you. This is nothing short of the work of God through you. YOU will be the one telling people that everything’s going to be alright — and what’s more, you won’t just be saying it, you’ll be living it!
Remember this: one way to reinforce your own belief that everything will be alright is to show someone else the same. If you can provide an encouraging word; if you can help someone in need on the side of a road, or cook a meal for a friend who’s down on his luck . . . if you can do all of these things with a spirit of LOVE and KNOWING that no matter what it looks like, God is in the midst of the situation. . . . well, it’s the work of God, my friend.
Something came over me this morning to pound this keyboard and send this message. I know it’s going to reach someone where they are, at the right time with the right thoughts. I pray it’s done that for you. My only request is to add to the ripple. If this touches your heart, and you know someone else who needs to know EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT — please send them this link, post it to Twitter, Facebook, etc. Also, send a prayer request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it on the PrayerLine at www.amessagefromgod.org.
People are hurting and it’s time we add to the healing.
With love, peace and hope . . .
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