We can easily lose sight of our dreams and lower our expectations of life.
But if we read the Bible, God tells us to keep on believing more and more, not less and less.
When our earthly bodies grow weary, He calls us to Himself and reminds us we not only have a home in heaven but we will live in heavenly bodies like Jesus Himself after He returned from the grave.
2 Corinthians 5:1-2 (NLT)
1 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.
2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.
But we don’t have to live out our earthly days in mediocrity and weakness. On the contrary, in our weakness we can turn to God and He will demonstrate His power on our behalf.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV) And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
What should you do when you feel weak and burdened?
Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV)
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
- Our life experiences are often far from easy and our burdens are often heavy but Jesus will add His strength to your strength.
- A problem may be far too heavy for you to bear alone but when Jesus carries your burdens, you can actually move forwards instead of being paralysed.
How can you turn to God?
- Have you put your whole life in His hands?
- Have you committed your life to following Jesus Christ? Have you believed and trusted that Jesus bore all your griefs and sorrows on the cross and your pains and sicknesses as well?
Romans 5:6 (NKJV) For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Jesus willingly carried all our burdens to the cross, our sin and guilt, our failures and disappointments, our sickness and infirmities, our weakness and death.
He died so that you and I could live.
Jesus is the miracle worker. He can turn your darkness into light, a tragic defeat into an incredible turnaround.
He can turn a mentally ill person into someone who changes lives with love and power and peace. I have seen it. I have experienced it.
If you are in darkness, call out to Him.