When times are hard, look to the Lord God for guidance. Seeking His hand is the only way to find true comfort when we need it most.
Acts 27:22-25 (KJV)
22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
Lord God, I know that You are so good to us, even in the good and bad times. As long as our hearts are willing to seek You, You are there for us in a big way. Only through You, can the hardest of times feel peaceful and at ease. Where there was anxiety and fear, You come in and replace all those thoughts with glad tidings of great joy. We may not see it in the moment but soon we will have much to be grateful. And not only this Lord, You are able to help us stay positive and to uplift others that are down and depressed. With Your presence, we are able to look outside ourselves and see who we can uplift and comfort also. Your thoughts of visiting a person in jail, a person that just lost a loved one, a person that just lost a job, a person that is struggling financially, and others, will come to our minds. These visits are what delivers the peace people need. Thank You for reminding us about others that are also in need. Not only when we love one another are these people uplifted, but our souls are also and our faith is elevated. I know this to be true, since I recently lost a job and with my friends coming over and praying for me, this is what lifted me out of my sorrows. For I know You were there and sent them. Thank You God. Now I am at peace and there is great joy in my heart. I know that my future is bright, because of Your hand in my life. I am so grateful and give You all the praise. I say these things in Your holy Name, Jesus. Amen.