Friday, July 29, 2011

Without Christ...What do you do?

After reading Ken’s post “Will I have work?” at his blog “Following Jesus”, it got me to thinking.  How do people who don’t know God get through life especially during difficult and trying times? 

What do you do when you lose your job?
What do you do when the doctor has bad news?
What do you do when you hit some bumpy waters in your marriage?
What do you do when a loved one dies?
What do you do when you’ve been hurt and you feel like you can’t go on?
What do you do when you see injustice?
What do you do, whom do you turn to?

Even though I accepted Christ at the age of 32, I can’t imagine facing life without Him or without the wisdom, counsel and comfort I find in the Bible.  I can’t imagine facing trials and tribulations without reaching out to family and friends, knowing that they will go before the throne of grace in prayer for me.

Thank You Lord that I don’t have to know what it’s like to live my life without You.  Thank You Lord for friends and family who come alongside me and help me when life is hard.  Thank You that You don’t waste anything because You are able to use the bad things in my life to minister to others.  Thank You for the Bible which helps me to learn about who You are.  Thank You that I can have confidence and unwavering trust in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and eternal security.  Thank You that all my sins have been forgiven, that they have been cast as far as the east is from the west.  Thank You for being faithful when I am faithless.  Thank You for Your people.  Thank You for pastors and teachers who are faithful and bold to teach Your Word.  Thank You for prayer.  Thank You for hearing and answering my prayers and speaking to me through Your Word and the Holy Spirit.  Thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit and the certainty that You will never leave nor forsake me.  Thank You for worship and praise and glorious music.  Thank You Lord!

3 comments:

Clint said...

My parents made me go to church when I was a kid. I hated it. Lots of rebellion. I stayed away from church and God until about 12 years ago.

The reason I returned to Him was because I am a slow learner and it finally dawned on me that I was not succeeding at anything important in life on my own.

Since then, He pilots my boat. I don't have to worry about all that crap I used to busy myself with. I wish everyone would give Him a try and see the difference He makes. God bless.

Ken said...

Amen! Thank you Lord.
I spent many years away from God, there is no way I would want to go back to that life. God is good and He is with His children through all our trials.
Thank you for this post and referencing my blog.
Blessings,
Ken

susanwalkergirl said...

Thank you Clint and Ken...I agree with both of you. I wouldn't want to go back to living without God. Praise God that He's got a firm grip on us.

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