Cloud of Pain

There are times when life can be so painful that it may feel as if the burden is just too heavy to bear. The shroud of darkness is so thick that it’s hard to see through the cloud of pain. Everything seems dark, and even of your head knows better, your heart tells you – that no one cares. Mqybe you’ve been struggling with a longtime illness that doctors can’t seem to find the cure for and you are just plain tired from the sheer fight to stay alive. Perhaps you are in a loveless marriage that your friends think is perfect – but you alone know what goes on behind closed doors and you are so emotionally drained from living the lie – that you don’t know how to do it anymore. There are countless reasons why someone is smothered with the burdens of life – but it’s during your darkest hour, that God is even closer to you. It may feel like you are alone and no one loves you – but God is there and HE loves you! You may even feel that you are not worthy of anyone’s love – but God makes you worthy! The Bible says in Psalm 34:17-19, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted qnd saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” So when life seems too heavy to bear and you have no strength to go on… lean on Jesus and He will give you strength and courage to escape the cloud of pain.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Psalm 147:3- He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 41:10- So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 55:22- Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.

Matthew 11:28- “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

2 Corinthians 4:8- We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9- persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

No Perfect Prayer

There are some who feel awkward when they pray, as if God is judging them on how eloquent their prayers are. They believe in God but they can’t really visualize or feel connected to Him. Because they are not comfortable praying, soon they stop trying altogether and drift farther and farther away from the very one who gave His life to save them! The truth is, there is no such thing as as a “perfect prayer”! God just wants you to talk to Him heart-to-heart, and friend-to-friend, and He truly listens, hears and answers. You’re not just an insignificant little human here on earth! Your voice matters in heaven! When you call out to Jesus, He gives you His full attention. He’s not listening to perfect grammar, nor does He condemn you for stuttering or stumbling over your words. He loves you with an everlasting love, and whatever you say – is important to Him. So the next time you think that God doesn’t hear you or that your prayers go no higher than your ceiling – think again! Jesus loves you and cares about every aspect of your life – and He wants to hear from you!

Psalm 142: 1 - I cry out to the Lord;
I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.
2 - I pour out before Him my complaint;
before Him I tell my trouble.

Jeremiah 33:3 - ‘Call to me and I will answer and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

Matthew 7:7 - “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”.

Brenda Walsh Ministries