If your day seems dull and dreary,
If your troubles get you down,
If you feel you are in deep water
And certain you will drown,
If you’re shackled by a burden
Held fast within its grip,
You wish you could be rescued
Your life’s a sinking ship;
Then it’s time to turn to Jesus
Who is reaching out to you
To take your hand to guide you,
Show you life anew.
Trust Jesus as your lifeline,
To still the storms you face,
He will take you to safe harbor
And provide a resting place.
He will be your friend and love you
No matter where you roam,
Then at your journey’s end
He will take you safely home.
God takes the darkest midnight,
Turns it to morning bright,
He takes the darkest moment,
Transforms it into light.
He takes away the raindrops
And makes the rainbow shine;
He takes away our worries
And gives us peace of mind.
He takes away the teardrops,
Put smiles upon our face;
He sets aside the dark clouds
And grants us sunny days.
He takes away our sorrows,
Puts joy into our hearts.
Our gracious God uplifts us;
From us He’ll never depart.
As the Bible tells us, in the last days the hearts of men will be desperately wicked. Some have lost all sense of what is right and wrong. Some seem to have sold their souls to the devil. They will do anything to rob the poor of the very little that they have. Some of these people will even try to use the name of God to seek wealth. They have no conscience. They target the poor, the disillusioned, those who are desperate for hope and do not understand that they should put their trust in God and not in man.
They say a drowning man will catch at a straw. When you are down and out and everything seem to come crashing down. When nothing is going well in your life, you are desperate for hope and someone says ” I can guarantee you an eight minute miracle” you might be tempted to stop and listen. When someone tells you plant a seed faith of two hundred five hundred or a thousand dollars and you will see an instant turn around in your life you might be so desperate for a change in your life that you do as you told without question.
No matter how desperate you are you need to ask yourself if this is how God operates. He said ask and it shall be given, seek and he shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you. Where did it say you have to pay in cash first to receive these favors? Some of them will tell you it is not for everyone, take a hint; the miracles they are promising are for only those who can afford to pay.
God wants us to give but not in the selfish manner that some of those who proclaim to teach in the name of the Lord want you to. When you feed the hungry, give to the poor, provide a home for the homeless and clothes the naked you are doing these things to the glory of God and as such you will receive his blessings because you are doing it out of love not because you expect to get something in return. Jesus said”‘ In so much as you do these things to the least of my brothers you do them unto me.”
These are the kind of seeds that God wants us to sow. He wants us to give of ourselves unselfishly expecting nothing in return from those for whom we do these good deeds. This is how we receive God’s blessings. This is how we see the miracles in our lives. No man on earth can guarantee you a miracle. If miracles were for sale what would happen to the poor?
Have faith in God. Trust in Him and believe that He will supply all your needs. Help the less fortunate in whatever way you can. God knows what is in the heart of every man. Those who try to sell you miracles as disciples of the devil and not of God. The Bible tells us that in the last days there will be false prophets. Open your eyes and see, open your ears and hear. Ask God for knowledge and understanding. Put not your trust in man and their promises. Trust only in God
It’s funny how things change,
There was a time when other things mattered,
In life not all dreams come true,
But there comes a time when you realize,
That the things that matters most,
Are the things you already have,
And everything else takes second place.
Sometimes you have to wonder,
What the fuss was all about,
So many did not make it through,
So many lives have been cut short,
So many have met untimely deaths,
So many tears have been shed,
So many have known sorrow,
For so many there is no tomorrow.
So many of us spend our lives complaining
When we should be giving thanks,
For the life that we have,
It may not be perfect,
But we are alive, and because we are alive,
There is still hope.
There is hope for a brighter tomorrow,
Hope to see our dreams come true.
We must use the time we have,
To repair broken relationships,
Heal old wounds,
Forgive those who hurt us,
And be at peace with our enemies,
Our friends and ourselves.