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WHEN YOU FEEL SO ALONE

When I was growing up, I knew a lady who was going through a terrible time in her marriage. She was feeling the incredibly painful sting of betrayal and separation. Divorce seemed almost unavoidable. With a hurting heart, she would sing to the Gilbert O'Sullivan song, "Alone Again (Naturally)."

To think that only yesterday,
I was cheerful, bright and gay,
Looking forward to, but who wouldn't do,
The role I was about to play
But as if to knock me down,
Reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch,
Cut me into little pieces
Leaving me to doubt,
All about God and His mercy
For if He really does exist
Why did He desert me
In my hour of need?
I truly am indeed,
Alone again, naturally

That depressing song was a HUGE hit in the 70's. While it does express the heart and feelings of one who is really hurting, the lyrics are filled with faithlessness and error.

THE TRUTH

First of all, God does exist. Even though you cannot see Him, He is more real than the sun in the sky. Secondly, HE NEVER DESERTS HIS CHILDREN!

One of the greatest promises in all the Bible is found in Hebrews 13:5, "For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.'" As powerfully straightforward as that verse is in English, it is even more emphatic in the Greek as the Amplified Bible points out - "I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down relax My hold on you! Assuredly not!"

WOW! What a promise from the God who cannot lie and who always keeps His word.

Listen, if you have received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, He will never leave your side. He will be with you even when:

1. You sin terribly and temporarily turn your back on Him. Whenever we commit a sin that is very awful and shameful, we feel like God must hate us. Not so. He sticks with His children NO MATTER WHAT. If you don't believe me, just ask Simon Peter who cursed and swore and denied Jesus saying, "I don't even know the Man!"

2. You lose your job because of cutbacks . or because of something you did or failed to do.

3. You get sick with cancer or some other disease.

4. Your spouse leaves you for another.

5. Your loved ones dies . even though you prayed for a different outcome.

6. You fall into a deep depression because tragedy strikes.

PRAISE IS THE ANSWER

When trouble comes into your life like a flood, don't sing the blues. Don't sing those songs that drive you to new depths of depression and make you want to curse God and die. Sing the truth. Fill your heart with praise. God is still with me!! The God who can do anything and forgive any sin and calm any storm is still with me and He is going to see me through!

Remember, God is the One who is able to give beauty for ashes. He can take the worst of situations and turn them around for good. Regardless of the hurtful circumstances you may be facing today, in the midst of the pain, rise up and say with the Psalmist, "Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence" (Psalms 42:5).

By the way, that lady who was going through the terrible marriage problems, God did a miracle of reconciliation and she and her husband are happily married to this day, celebrating 56 years together.

Don't give up. Don't ever give up!! God has not forgotten you nor forsaken you. Keep trusting in Him!

Love,

Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries


Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you. From His Heart provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 182 countries each week on TV, and is always available online. Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All donations go to furthering the broadcast outreach. As a listener/viewer supported ministry, we thank you for joining with us to help speak the truth in love to a lost and hurting world. Go to www.fromhisheart.org for more information.

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From His Heart Ministries is the TV, Radio and Internet broadcast outreach of Dr. Jeff Schreve who believes that no matter how badly you have messed up in life, God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. We’re on mission to help a new generation discover their creator through the preaching of the compassionate, relevant, yet uncompromised truth of the Gospel. Pastor Jeff speaks the truth in love with clear biblical content combined with engaging, personal stories. His messages are filled with life-giving principles for everyday living and eternal assurance.

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About Dr. Jeff Schreve

Jeff's life has been radically changed by Jesus Christ.
Growing up in a church-going home, Jeff learned a lot about God, but he did not know God. He believed in Jesus in the same way he believed in George Washington: he knew Jesus was real, but had not personally met Him. All this changed one night after a Young Life meeting when he was alone in his bedroom. There Jeff saw his need for Christ and His forgiveness and surrendered his life to Jesus.

As a student at the University of Texas, Jeff grew in his Christian life. He graduated with a degree in business and moved back home to Houston, Texas to start a career in business. There he met his future wife, Debbie, at a single's group meeting at Champion Forest Baptist Church. They were married in 1986 and have been blessed with a wonderful relationship and three awesome daughters and two beautiful grandchildren.

A New Direction
After spending 13 years as a chemical salesman, God called Dr. Schreve to preach. He left his secure position and moved his family to North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was a scary and difficult move to make ... but it was one of the best decisions they have ever made. One year later, God called them to serve on staff at Champion Forest Baptist Church. In 2000, he completed his Master of Divinity degree graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2014 from Southeastern Seminary.

Jeff Schreve has been the senior Pastor of First Baptist Texarkana in 2003, a growing and exciting church with 4500+ members.

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