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Topic: IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL (don't write about the song) (04/02/15)
- TITLE: Finding Hope in God
By Richard Hicks
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In all the circumstances of our physical existence we should emulate an inner-knowing through Christ giving us His supernatural strength not to give up. Words sometime get in the way; we just need to learn to be still and just know that He is God that took our sufferings upon Himself as the ultimate supreme sacrifice. His glory is our glory, and His strength is our strength. In this we can find our hope in God alone.
I recently had to go into inpatient care for severe depression because of an imbalance in my medications. I am ashamed to say that it had got to such a severe point that I turned my back on God. My soul was numb, but on the second day I knew I had to make an important decision to make. Reaching out through my darkness no matter what happened; I grabbed onto God’s hand in blind faith. I trusted Him with my heart to bring me though this suffering. It almost took a devastating toll on my marriage. I would not be sitting here right now if I had not made the decision to not give in to giving up on my life that God had blessed me with. I decided to not take the easy way out; I chose to stick it out. That doesn’t mean that life got easier, I am taking life as it comes one step at a time.
My message I pray is quiet clear, sometimes the way is as dim and dark as the sufferings are heavy. It is so easy to turn to away and sulk and have a pity party. That is not allowing God to have his way in your heart. No matter what you are going through, decide to follow Jesus no matter what the cost.
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