Knowing Christ solves problems

Our lives are a series of priorities. We choose what we will do and what we are unwilling to do. People usually put their best efforts doing what is important to them.

At times, you may reflect about all that has touched your life and how it made a difference. Some things were good and some not so good. You may have gone through a trial that still is a daily struggle.

You can choose to allow your problems to keep you down or you can surrender them to Christ and allow him to work them out for your good.

In this life filled with trouble, the only way to have true joy in your life is by understanding that you are here for God’s purpose and plan. He alone holds your future.

Without a doubt, some days are filled with darkness. The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 that, “The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”

My friends, we may be witnessing the signs that Christ is getting ready to return.

To those who have put their trust in Him, there is nothing to fear in this perishing world. You just need to keep your eyes on Him and know that He is with you. The redeemed of Christ can never be destroyed. We have the assurance of a lasting peace and joy that will never end.

Those who are struggling and trying to carry their own burdens may feel like there is nowhere to turn. I pray that you will not let another day go by without asking Christ to come into your heart. He is the answer to every problem and heartache you face and has a way to bring you joy in the midst of every conflict.

Religion can’t save you. Only a relationship with Christ can give you eternal life.

In John 11:25, Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.”

Jesus is the only way!

“There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Jesus has broken every bondage and chain that keeps you from having victory over every battle that you face.

Eighteenth-century Evangelist D.L. Moody wrote “There isn’t an evil within or without but what He will deliver us from if we let Him. That is what He wants to do. As God said to Moses, ‘I have come down to deliver.’ If He could deliver three million slaves from the hands of the mightiest monarch on earth, don’t you think He can deliver us from every besetting sin, and give us complete victory?”

Without a doubt, there is nothing to hinder you from having all that God has for you if you choose to take him at his word.

I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that Christ has the plan for you that cannot fail.

Never lose hope, for God is still on the throne and in complete authority over all that happens in your life.

You have nothing to fear.

It may seem like he is not hearing your prayers; but the truth is that in the silence of your situation, the greatest power of God is already at work, and he will bring you through it.

Marianne Lordi attends Old North Church in Canfield.

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