Have you ever been so overwhelmed with life’s hardships that you felt like you couldn’t go through another day? I certainly have—many times! I am so grateful the Lord has taught me to run to Jesus during those times—to the ONLY ONE who can help me. Without Jesus, I would be utterly consumed by my troubles.
This life is constantly filled with new heartaches and suffering. A few years back when I felt like I just couldn’t on, the Lord led me to these verses:
…He himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. (Acts 17:25 emphasis added)
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. (Jn 6:54-57)
As I meditated on His precious Word, He gave me the following thoughts to encourage my plagued soul:
You are my life’s blood coursing through my veins—restoring me, refreshing me, renewing me!
Christ’s Blood gives us life!
~Your life’s blood goes to my brain, giving me clarity, understanding, and wisdom.
~Your life’s blood calms my heart and helps it beat solely for You.
~Your life’s blood gives my eyes eternal perspective, so I can live in faith and not fear.
~Your life’s blood unclogs my ears to hear Your whispers and tender words of affection.
~Your life’s blood controls my tongue to speak only truth with perfect timing, wisdom, and kindness.
~Your life’s blood enables my mouth to shout Your glorious Name from the mountain tops!
~Your life’s blood endows strength to my feeble hands to accomplish the wonderful works You have prepared for me to do.
~Your life’s blood brings motivation to my legs and feet to take me to places far beyond my reach and imagination.
~Your life’s blood provides me with strength to just take the next step!
~Your life’s blood heals my wounded parts so I can live in freedom and enjoy the abundant life now.
~Your life’s blood empowers me to do whatever You ask, including forgiving others and enduring through painful difficulties without complaining.
~Your life’s blood arms me with power to resist temptation.
~Your life’s blood forgives my sins and saves my wretched soul from hell, so I can worship You forever!
~Your life’s blood permeates even into every facet of my being—my thinking, personality, emotions, desires, and will—so that I can be more like You!
~Your life’s blood penetrates deep into my inner soul and spirit giving me eternal life both now and forevermore!
So my friends, have you been born again? Have you been bought with His blood? Is His precious blood coursing through your veins?
If you are His child, the Eternal One is in you; His life’s blood is giving you life both now and forevermore. Remember that the next time you feel overwhelmed. Your Savior is always available. Run to Him in your time of need and He WILL meet you at your point of need.
“There is power, power, wonder-working power in the precious blood of the Lamb.”
For in him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28)
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