Does controlled chaos describe your everyday life? Have the deep hurts of your past paralyzed your ability to forgive? Has your addiction tried to give you one last knockout punch to ensure you never again try another recovery? Or is it that your tank is just on empty from auto-pilot living and life without purpose?
This amazing journey we're on dishes out unexpected twists and turns that jump out at us like thieves in the night, robbing us of every last ounce of joy and strength we possess. Dark days of turmoil and regret loom over us like ominous storm clouds that never give way to the sun. Minor setbacks that were once easy to maneuver can become mountains that all too often are impossible to scale. Let's face it, life can go from a whisper to a roar in a New York second leaving us reeling and muttering, or at times screaming at the top of our lungs, "I can't do this anymore!"
If what I'm describing here is what your life looks like right now, be of good cheer. Believe it or not, it is here that there is hope and strength; here, where God's very voice cries out to you. It says, "There is an answer to your problem, and there is freedom from the bondage!" There is a peace in the midst of this raging storm! You are worth it! God says in His Word, there will be trials and temptations, struggles and setbacks, but He has the answer, in fact, He is the answer! There is something your Creator has placed in the deepest core of your being that, honestly, not many ever tap into, but it contains the very life you were meant to live! I call it Soul Strength! Imagine never having to stay in the constant season of sorrow or be taken by temptation. God wants you to be unleashed from the beast of burden that continues to hold you captive. This is not pie in the sky thinking or the good life every late night infomercial offers, and it's not the false hope sold on every corner packaged in self-help book.
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