The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth – Psalm 145:18
When we are at the lowest point in our lives or even on a regular day if you feel like you cannot do it anymore remember to not give up. On these days that seems like you cannot love yourself or you cannot do the things God is destined us to, remember that we have an everlasting Father who is faithful and the holy spirit as our counselor (But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.(John 14:16)). But today it is not about God being there for us but what we need to do to feel that peace and joy that only Jesus could give. This is about our part when faced with such circumstances.
What we need to do when we are at the lowest point in our lives, when we face the guilt of sin on our shoulders. It is our part to pick up the broken pieces of failure or disappointments or what ever you are facing today and moving on towards God and his will for our life, like Samson did when he fell in his life. He lost everything (his honor, his freedom, his strength). But instead of sitting and feeling guilty he started his relation with God again. He did not give up on himself. This made him again grow in the Lord. (But the hair on his head began to grow again after it had been shaved(Judges 16:22)). If he gave up when he lost at that moment, he would have not fulfilled the purpose of his life that God has already planned for him. (He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.(Judges 13:5))
In today’s world it would be very easy to fall into sin. Often times we give up on our self when we do that. Though we might be fallen today and think it is impossible to get up and recover from what you have done or even if you think it is impossible for redemption, remove all those thoughts from your mind and pick up the broken pieces(cross) and start again.
(Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus(Philippians 1:6)).
So no matter where you are or what you have done God is waiting for us to get back to him. But we need to remember that it is also our effort and our choice that brings us together with God and redeems us. So do not admit defeat of your circumstances and pick up your cross and follow him.
(Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24))