Better Than Life
It's a new year, and you may feel hopeless. Maybe you feel like every year is another year to bring you hard times and troubles, and you're just not motivated in any way. It may be that you don't even want to go on with life, but I assure you there is hope. There is a better life, because in Him there is abundant life.
You are small and incapable, but He is bigger than what's hurting you, and able to do all things. Hope is always available at every hour, every minute, of every day. There is no need to feel like ending it all, because His lovingkindness is better than life.
"Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name." (Psalms 63:3-4)
Say it with me, "Lord, I will bless You. I will bless You while I live." It doesn't say to bless Him once your life here on earth is over and there's no more suffering or difficult seasons. It says to bless while you live.
In hard times, I will bless the Lord. In joyful times I will bless the Lord. At all times, in every season, in all things, I will bless the Lord.
His lovingkindness is better than life, meaning in Him is joy. In Him you'll never fail to find the hope you need in the hopeless times, and you'll never be turned down. God is always open for the help you desperately need. Don't be afraid to come to Him.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7)
Come to Him frightened and distraught, leave with peace and security. Come to Him with an open and empty soul, leave covered and overflowing with His Presence.
His loving kindness is better than life, so bless Him all your days. Take that aching emptiness to the Throne, and be filled with all that you need.
-The Introverted Evangelist