Help Me Find God
My friends are you asking help me find god? “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled…”Like millions of American families who fell victim to the severe economic crisis over these past few years, our family would not be spared from that disaster. Being confronted with the possibility of losing everything we worked so hard for and dreamed of having, our worst fear became reality. We indeed lost everything. We were at a point where the only thing to do was to help me find God. However what we would later learn and experience from this adversity was the incomprehensible depth of God’s love for us.
Now what? The answer to “Help Me Find God”
In our hearts we knew deep down that every setback really is a setup for a comeback. God is good and we knew something good would eventually come of this one day. But we were confronted with having to deal with the emotional challenge of getting through every day. Having to cope with this adversity was the greatest challenge we would face.
Perhaps you are experiencing grief and heartache in your life and can relate to this. You have some good days and some bad days and a lot of “in between” days. Your life is void of a consistent daily peace and rest…in other words it’s like you are on a roller coaster ride. You can’t find any happiness or joy in your life. In looking back, one thing was for certain, the love of God was the only unwavering part of this journey. At the time we did not realize it but God never left us. So when I asked the question, “Help me find God”?, all I really needed to do was to draw near to Him and God would then draw near to me. It does seem really easy doesn’t it.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”. (James 4:8 NKJV)
It has been a very long journey to get to this point. We feel in our spirit a desire to reach out to people in a “bad place” and let them know how easy it is if you just turn it ALL over to God, 100% of it. The love God has for you is so deep and He wants you to draw comfort and strength from Him. If you have children, then you know how deep your love is for them. Can you imagine how deep the love of God is that He crucified His Son for YOU? The human mind finds this almost incomprehensible. Overwhelming, to say the least, isn’t it?
We experienced a lot of pain and sleepless nights along the way. We experienced every emotion imaginable from the pain of depression, despair, isolation, hopelessness, failure, no self-esteem and on and on. It literally was torture getting through each day. It was only when we realized that unless we totally turned over our life to the Lord, we would continue down this miserable path. We had to turn over 100% of our life-situation to Jesus, not 40%, not some of the time or when it suited us to.
You may be wondering what I mean by “tuning over 100% of our life to the Lord”? No it does not mean you can no longer watch television or read the paper or have a glass of wine at dinner or even go to the movies. It is about a “mindset”. It is about believing whole-heartedly the promises God has made to us (you included). Isn’t that what faith really is?
Establishing A Relationship With God – Drawing Near To Him
Here’s the bottom line, either you are “all in” or not. If you want to live in total peace and rest, then there is no other way…so we went ALL IN. That is, TOTAL unwavering faith in Jesus that He will bring us out much better off than before, that He really will never leave us or forsake us and that He really is going before us and making our crooked places straight.
Instead of consuming our time and energy worrying, stressing or anticipating what is to come, we began “hitting the delete button” to all these negative thoughts and wasted energy. (By the way, that is how we live our life now.) We needed to stop the insanity and madness and the only way to do so was to put ALL our worries on Him.
We focused on the love of God knowing the promises He made to us…“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”. (Matthew 11:28 NIV). The bible also says: “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. (Job 22:21 NIV). The bottom line is when you are at peace and rest, God will make a way for you. But YOU must invite Him in to do so.
Looking back, I must say we did not get here alone. We did not realize it but God was always by our side-He never left us. (He is by your side too!) Once we were able to acknowledge that, then that is when things started to get better for us emotionally.
So are you asking yourself, “Help me find God”? Well if things in your life are upside down and you are in a bad place emotionally, I urge you to take the first step and turn over all your worries and fears to Him. Make it a point that whenever you begin feeling something negative, that you are in control of “hitting the delete button” and put your focus on the goodness and the love of God. Invite Him into your life. You have to initiate it though. God has given you the free will to decide…so it’s your call. Once you decide to have a relationship with God, you will immediately begin changing your life and good things will start happening to you. Trust me we know.
Remember God Is Good!
I produced a video to the classic song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel (at the end of this article below) that I often listen to. It reminds me of God’s love for us and always lifts my spirits-Enjoy and experience the love of God!