Keep Holding On     

  

This month's Box of Blessings intends to help you understand the importance of clinging to the Lord, especially when you don't feel like you can. Sometimes we, and others, let us down, but we have our hope in Christ alone. We are weak but Christ strengthens us.


The verse I've found that helps me cling to the Lord is Psalm 73:25-26:


"Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."


Psalm 73 is written by a man named Asaph. We understand this Psalm as a cry to the Lord, an understanding that He alone gives us strength.  He confesses jealously of those who seem to have no hardship, although they are wicked. However, the Lord's justice will prevail. He reminds himself of the mercies of God for His people and that our conflict in this life does not compare to the hope we have in heaven.


We struggle with these same thoughts. We often question why God is putting us through hardships and trials if we follow Him, while there seem to be others who do not follow God and never see hardship. We cry out to God in these moments and sometimes wonder if He is even listening. We aren't getting the answers we want, and sometimes it feels like we are getting no answer at all. However, this does not mean that the Lord has abandoned you. 


The Lord will not abandon His children, and He repeatedly reminds us of that truth in His word. The Lord is right beside us. You can bring your hurt to Him because He understands you fully. Sin causes destruction and death, but praise God that His Son has taken on that sin, and we can be found righteous through Him. Once you put your faith in Christ, you know you have hope in Him, and one day there will be no more pain, sorrow, or tears in heaven. So, if you are overwhelmed today with a hard decision, physical pain, a burden you cannot bear alone, or guilt and shame of your mistakes – turn it over to the Lord. He understands and wants to hold you up if you let Him do so.


This Bette's Box of Blessings is a great way to combat difficult seasons with God's truth, so let's take a look at this month's Box: 

 

Included In This Month's Box of Blessings:

Holding On When You Want To Let Go by Sheila Walsh

 365 Encouraging Prayers For Morning & Evening

A 'Thankful, Grateful, Blessed' Pen with Gift Box

Everyday Bible Crossword Collection

A Set of Six Premium Christian Greeting Cards