May the peace and love of God cover you on this day.
The storms of life are like giant waves that drag you and take you through the different corners of the soul and imprison you in the negative emotions of anxiety and anguish. It takes faith and a lot of trust in God to overcome all these storms and reach the safe harbor of peace in Christ. However, you may ask: how can I persevere in my faith during difficult times?
You are God's masterpiece, and He has given you His Word as a testimony of the love and joy he feels for you.
Zephaniah 3:17 says:
Jehovah is in your midst, mighty; He will save; He will rejoice over you with joy, he will be silent with love, he will rejoice over you with songs.
God rejoices for you and is transforming your life to reflect your kindness to others. He has an incredible plan for his life. You are not yet what you will be when you enter into the eternal presence of God (1 Cor 13:12; 1 Jn 3: 2). Until that time comes, God will mold it and form it patiently according to the image of his Son. Therefore, you will never have any reason to give up (Galatians 6: 9). You're not alone! Jesus is with you, cheering and celebrating his progress towards victory. He is by your side to strengthen and encourage you. If you fix your eyes on Him and not on your circumstances, you will begin to see life very differently. Instead of thinking negatively, the Holy Spirit will teach you to think about the things of God, with thoughts that honor Jesus Christ.
God also makes it clear that he loves him with an eternal love and that he has sworn not to abandon or abandon him (Deut 31: 6: He 13: 5). He walks with you through disappointments, and when he confesses his sins "he is faithful and just to forgive (his) sins and (cleanse him) from all evil" (1 Jn 1: 9). You have seen the finished photo! He cannot do it on his own, but He knows that through Christ he can, he will succeed (Philippians 1: 6; 4:13). This does not mean that you will not suffer or feel pain. Jesus suffered and felt pain, but did not give up. He knew that to complete his mission he would have to endure until the end, and what he most wanted was to fulfill the will of the Father.
How could he bear the weight of all our sins and still be victorious? Because he had an eternal perspective (He 12: 2). Long before it happened, Jesus saw the resurrection as a fact already done (Mt 20: 18-19). Three days later, he will rise from the grave and walk in victory over sin and death (1 Cor 15: 55-57). You can be sure and triumphant because Jesus is your example and your Spirit lives within you (Pr 3: 5-6).
Like the colors on an artist's palette, God can use every situation in his life, including the one he faces right now to bring him closer (Jer 29: 11-13).