Life can be difficult at times. There are so many moving parts: kids, careers, finances. It can all feel so overwhelming. On the same note, life can also be so full of abundant blessings. It all depends on your perspective. So what is your perspective? As a Christian, a follower of Christ, we should always look at life from the best perspective. Yes, life is hard at times, but God is good, and that good God is the one calling the shots. That should give you peace and comfort. Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Is there anything better than having Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of our lives? Is there anything better than having an intimate relationship with the One who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be saved? For me? No, there is nothing better than that, because “God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)” (Ephesians 2:4-5).
The Lord has definitely taken my family and I through many seasons. Some were difficult and some almost unbearable, but some had us praising Jesus from the mountaintop. No matter what the season or circumstance we were in, we had the comfort of knowing that Jesus was right there with us.
My husband was recently offered an opportunity that he just could not pass up. It was career opportunity to do something that he loves, an opportunity that we knew was literally handed to us from the Lord. With this new career came new responsibilities, and this new position is more demanding of his time than we have ever experienced in the past. In most recent events, we found out that he would now be traveling for work every single week. This is going to be tough for us. We have a very active lifestyle with four very active children. How on earth were we going to handle such a huge change in our lives? Well, we have Jesus. He has allowed all of these things to take place. His hand has been in every detail. He is with us, so we will survive!
Life with Jesus is not always easy, but life with Jesus is the only life worth living. The free gift of salvation is an opportunity you just cannot pass up! Those thoughts of a future and a hope that the Lord has are for those who accept the free gift of salvation. Live a life with Jesus by your side!