Christ & My Heartaches
Jesus understands our suffering and heartaches perfectly. He lived a sinless life, and yet endured mistreatment, injustice, cruelty and disappointment. He wept at the loss of friends and prayed in agony during difficult decisions. He is the perfect Friend to come to when we are down.
If you need immediate prayer or help please contact us, and we will do our best to help lighten your burden. If you would like to set up a Bible study to find help in handling a major life events such as a divorce or the death of a loved one, please contact one of our elders or our evangelist. If you are simply in need of a refreshed spirit then may we recommend that you meditate on the following thoughts and join us at one of our assemblies soon for more detailed encouragement.
WHEN I FEEL DISCOURAGED
- (1 Peter 1:6-9) In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
- (Psalms 138:7) Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.
- (John 14:1) “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.
- (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
- (Hebrews 10:35-36) Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
WHEN I FEEL WORRIED
- (1 Peter 5:6-7) Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
- (Colossians 3:15) Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
- (Isaiah 26:3) “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.
- (Psalms 4:8) In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.
- (Matthew 6:25-34) “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
- (John 14:27) “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
WHEN I FEEL ANGRY
- (James 1:19-20) This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.(Ephesians 4:26) BE ANGRY, AND YET DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
- (Proverbs 15:1) A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
- (Proverbs 14:29) He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
- (Romans 12:19) Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.
- (Colossians 3:8) But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.