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Stepping Stones: Even if no one else existed…

Stepping Stones: Even if no one else existed…
May 24, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

Do you sometimes feel as though you are fighting your way through life and losing the battle? That you are such a failure that no one can help you?

We’ve probably all had these feelings at times. And if you suffer from chronic depression like so many people, you might feel alone and hopeless most of the time. When well-meaning people try to cheer you up by pointing out your good qualities, you may hear what they are saying as either false praise or else as words of one who doesn’t really know you that well.

There is someone who knows you better than you know yourself. Someone who wants to give you hope and help you win the battle. His name is Jesus. He promises you peace (John 14:27). He intercedes to God the Father for you (John 17:9). He promises to work all things for your good (Romans 8:28). He rides on the Heavens to help you (Deuteronomy 33:26).

You may say, “Those promises sound good for someone else, but they couldn’t be for me. I don’t deserve them. You don’t know me.” This may be true … but Jesus DOES know you. And He loves you. If no one else had existed, He would have died on the cross just for you. He loves you that much. None of us deserves that kind of love, but Jesus gives it freely and unconditionally.

Today, actually use this truth in how you view yourself and your circumstances. Write down who you are and why you believe that. Are those beliefs based on facts? Above all else…Let Him love you. Open your heart to the hope and healing that come only from Him.

Click here to share your perspective about Jesus’ unconditional love for you and your ability to receive it and believe it.

Prayer
Dear Father God, thank You for loving me unconditionally. Thank You for dying for me. When I’m feeling down, help me to remember Your love for me, to experience Your love, and to share Your love with others. I pray to You, Father, for all those in the world today that suffer from depression. I pray this and all prayers in the name of the One who knows me better than I know myself, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Ephesians 3:19

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