There are some things which are not easy to get over. A lady shared recently how at the age of five she was molested by the son of a Church Officer.
People go through times of strain and stress.
A serious health problem can make you feel like something is attacking you, even making you almost lose hope in Jesus Christ. “Why is this happening to me?”
A crushing disappointment can shake you, as though you were alone in a boat in the middle of a raging storm.
The disciples of Jesus knew the reality of physical and emotional danger.
Dare to imagine what must have gone through the minds of the disciples when they began to lose those who were so close in the early fellowship of believers.
James, the brother of John, soon lost his life.
Everyone experiences circumstances which daunt us, and take us by surprise.
The disciples of Jesus discovered that Jesus came to them in their hour of fear and need.
Jesus met the paralysed man, the leper, the Roman Centurion’s servant, and various others in their desperate need.
Many have found how God comes when the storm is fiercest.
There was an amazing resilience in the lives of these pioneering apostles, anointed with the Holy Spirit. Paul and Peter are outstanding examples of perseverance, endurance and faithfulness, showing that ability to bounce back after setbacks.
Life may be harder than you ever expected it to be. God gives us resources to cope with pressures and difficulties – if we want His help.
Jesus Christ comes to restore what has been lost, and repair what has been broken.
“What a friend we have in Jesus” – try singing that song as if you were singing it for the first time.
There are some situations and scenarios and circumstances which can appear almost impossible to get over and overcome, however there is a way.
No matter what you have been through or what you might be presently going through there is a way. There is an answer.
Many ignore and reject this answer and that may be why they remain with this massive painful predicament.
Find this solution for yourself. Over the years I have helped some find it – not all – not everyone – because some were not interested.
Some did not want it, but to those who asked and searched and knocked there was relief and solution and restoration and refreshing – all depending upon the specific need.
Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on The Children’s Panel in Scotland. He has travelled extensively over these past years teaching, in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, 12 visits to Israel, and most recently in Uganda and Kenya.