Do not be afraid, My child, I know this is difficult.
Anything worth doing is often hard.
I have helped you in the past and will help you now.
This walk is one of faith.
The Christian life is not for the fearful who would turn back.
Like Paul, I want you to press on.
Your work can be a joyous labor of love,
if you would allow it to be.
I do want My joy to be in you!
Whether you are facing life threatening illnesses, a relationship problem or simply a challenging job, it is wonderful to know that the Lord will be with us. I think of Paul who wanted his “thorn in his flesh removed.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10 (NIV) “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ …For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Since God promises never to leave or forsake us, He will help our journey through difficult valleys while His Holy Spirit brings strength and courage. He does walk and talk with us.
There is an old familiar hymn called “Does Jesus Care?” This is one line: “When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares.”