SEPTEMBER 2014 NUGGETS OF TRUTH
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SEPTEMBER 2014 NUGGETS OF TRUTH

 



ARE YOU SUFFERING?

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Never before in the history of our world have we been able to view such suffering and heartache through media. It is thrust upon us every time we watch television, open our computers, or just look around us.

 

Suffering can come in many forms and intensity.  Some are unable to overcome the grief from the loss of a loved one.  The heart can become burdened with struggling over the welfare of a family member.  Difficult relationship issues can cause emotional pain.  There are those in such stress because of financial difficulties and uncertainty.  Many suffer from disease or pain and wondering if health will return again?   Among us are the lonely and the desperate who cannot find an answer for life.  Addictions may be causing one to spin out of control.  Depression and discouragement seems to be on the rise.  People can see the suffering of innocent people and begin to question why do they have to suffer?  Wrong choices can cause suffering.

 

Just reading the above paragraph can put a downer on the mind! 

 

Precious friend, it does not have to be that way.  We may not be able to change the world, but we can change ourselves.  There can always be a light at the end of the tunnel. 

 

If we would look into the lives of people in the Bible such as Job, Joseph, Apostle Paul, David and others, we see they suffered greatly yet rose to great victory.  Recently, I was watching a video on the amazing life of Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs.  The Lord is using Nick greatly because of his indomitable spirit of never quitting with such overwhelming conditions of life.  There are other true heroes in every day life that we do not hear about in the mainstream media.

 

Who is the suffering Saviour?  His name is Jesus!  He took upon His precious sinless body, every curse, sin, evil and challenge of life and circumstance of the entire world.  Jesus Christ died and arose again, victorious over death, hell and the grave for you and me.  From His sacrifice for mankind comes almost too-good-to-be-truegood news:  The Gospel of grace and salvation through Jesus Christ.   It is more than amazing!  Jesus loves with such incredible grace and compassion.

 

No matter how the world appears in all of its evilness and oppression, it does not come from God.  It is the enemy of God who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Man is born with a nature to sin and the flesh is weak (Jeremiah 17:9).  But the love of God will reach down to the uttermost to save all that call upon Him. Whatever the suffering and heartache, there is an answer for hope and deliverance.   Anyone can be changed, if the heart desires it.  Jesus can take away pain and corruption. He comes with love, joy, peace and true goodness of heart and life. 

 

Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost.  Whoever calls upon Him will be saved (John 10:9-10).  Repentance is a great gift.  When we confess our sin and become humble before God, it opens the door for Jesus to touch us and set us free.

 

How do we receive victory in overcoming suffering?  Look to Jesus with your whole heart.  Cry out to Him.  Believe Him.  Trust Him.  Get into the powerful, eternal Word of God that gives life and hope.

 

 

Christians, there is victory in a surrendered heart.  We can never be successful trying to live part of our life for ourselves and seek Jesus with part of our heart.  That propels us into double-mindedness. The Bible teaches us to be set apart from the world in all of its stresses and allurement. Search the Bible for answers.  They are there!  When you earnestly call upon God, whatever suffering you are in, He will meet you in your need.  It is so important to guard our mind.

 

Dear friends, pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  To love Israel is to know the heart of God.  Prayer is the hope for America.  Stand for right.  Time is short.  Our eternity can come in a twinkling of the eye.  

 

If I can be of encouragement and prayer, please email me.

 

 

Jan

www.janlowens.com

 

 

I am offering my Nuggets of Truth  book, which is a compilation of almost 4 years of monthly Nuggets,for $5.00 plus $2.00 s/h this month only.  I know it will bless your heart.  You may contact me at janlowens@verizon.net