If there is one message I want to get across to those reading Authentic Christian Living it is that God loves you.
He cares for you.
He understands your heartache, your despair; your brokenness and the distress you are going through. He grieves with you and for you. And he loves you so very much.
In times of confusion and personal chaos it is normal to question the reality of God and why he allows so much pain and suffering.
Very often we do not have the answers we so desperately need. Very often those answers don’t come until way into the future.
When our world crashes around us, we need to nestle into God and allow his healing balm to calm our souls, heal our hearts and reassure us that he is with us, no matter what.
When all hell erupts around us, God is there. God’s word remains true for all of us:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).
A personal invitation from Jesus: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” (Matthew 11:28-30, The Message).