God’s encouragement for our challenges

I have mentioned my son a few times during past posting. For the most part, he is glad he is not “normal”. Lately, he has been saying that he is “cursed” to have all the challenges in his life. I have told him over and over that isn’t so.

Today, while I was sitting in class at church, I ran across a verse that hit me would be perfect for my son as a special verse. Then, I was thinking that it could be a special verse for anyone with mental illness or any other type of challenge. So I decided to pass it on. It is from the NKJV. It is below:

II Corith 4:8-10, 16-18:

We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed-

always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

while we do not look at the things which are seen, but that the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

So I hope you people out there who are being challenged by life will be able to draw hope  from these verses. Remember that God never gives you more than you can handle. Sometimes we have to put a knot in the end of the rope and wait on the Lord. He is never late, never early; and always on time. His time.

Rough times are ahead for everyone, especially for those with challenges. Depending on God will be the only thing to carry us through. He is never far away even if it sometimes feels like it. We have to hold on to what we know in our head, not necessarily feel in our hearts. Our emotions are tricked so easily. Not so our heads filled with knowledge. Hold on to the promises given to us.

I pray that God will bless His word to enrich each of your hearts.

 Have a good week next week.