We all have days when we just feel that we have no hope. I recently went through a period of time where I lost all hope for my future. My marriage break up two and a half years ago really shook me up and I was still struggling in dealing with all the after effects, the fall out. I didn’t feel I was capable of doing my job which I loved, I felt that I was not doing a very good job of being a mother and the list went on and on. Have you ever felt like this?
My faith in God was strong, I believed, but I just couldn’t get out of this rut that I was in. I wanted a better life than the sad struggle that I was living, and I believed that God wanted more for me as well. I wanted it, I had the faith that He could do it but I didn’t know how to get there.
As I sat in my rocking chair crying and crying out to God in despair one Saturday morning, He answered me. It wasn’t a lightning bolt moment, it wasn’t an audible voice of God thing, it was just a ‘knowing’ and a confidence that it was God directing my steps. His direction was to start ministering to women and girls who had gone through and were wanting to come out of abusive relationships and thus sheisclothedwithdignity.com was born.
It has been interesting to see that as I have stepped out and have become obedient to what God has asked of me that my life has suddenly become a lot less oppressive. So many blessings have come my way over the past few weeks, family relationships have improved, financial blessing has come and I have been surrounded by wonderful Godly friends who have encouraged me to keep doing what I have decided to do. It all started with a despairing cry out to God. I do love Jeremiah 29:12 in the Message Bible “When you call on me, when come and pray to me. I’ll listen. When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. When you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed”.
That is a decree from God but it requires action from us. We can’t just sit around waiting for God to act, He wants a relationship with us. Relationship.com defines the word as “a connection, association or involvement”. God wants us to be involved with Him, connected to Him, associated with Him. He created us so that we could have relationship with Him but we need to want that as well. Prayer should not be a reaction to a desperate situation, it must always be our first response.
If you have not yet started a relationship with Jesus, I urge you to do so today. If you don’t know what to pray then go to our website and pray the prayer of salvation. When you have done that please email me email@example.com and let me know that you have accepted Jesus as your Saviour and I will get you connected with a church in your area so you can grow in your relationship with Him.