Are you lonely?
Can't seem to find that special 'someone' who is out there some where?
Battling to sleep at night cause stress and worry has you tightly in it's grip?
Don't have anyone to talk to or to share your lifelong secrets or joys with?
Depressed and feeling like the only thing left available to you is suicide?
Or are you happy but still seem to be missing something?
I've been there.
I've tried to fill my life with so many extras that didn't help fill the hole in my life.
I've then cut those things out of my life thinking it was too cluttered and that the problem was too much to concentrate on.
I've been married to my special 'someone'.
I've had two healthy children to 'complete' my life.
I've had pets.
I've had a secure full time job for the last 10 years.
I tried to live on the edge of danger with fast driving, stealing and other things I'm not proud of...
Yes, I had depression.
An unfulfilled feeling deep inside that didn't fit right.
I still felt angry that there was more I should
be doing and could be doing.
Many hobbies that could keep me occupied. But then a quiet but firm message got through to me.
A message that seemed to answer my questions. A message that gave me hope again.
It was the message that I was loved, no matter
what I had done, I would still be loved.
Someone wept for me when I was sad, wrapped loving arms around me when I was lonely
and comforted me when I was hurting.
But I had not felt it. I had not opened my
heart feel it.
Until the message.
This message I pass on to you now. I want to,
no - need to, share with you.
Not only the message but the truth behind the message.
The reality of living the truth and accepting the message with a hopeful heart.
And your hope will not be unfounded!
The message given to me by an internal conversation with God.
Deep inside my soul.
So deep I barely knew it was there.
Only the symptoms showed
Anger, quick temper
Frowns and evil eyes.
Lashing out at those around.
Yet so sad inside.
Depression pouring into my words
My thoughts, my light.
No answers came though long I pondered.
Until a glimmer
A faint sentence
sparked a hint of life
A hint of hope
"Jesus loves you and cares!"
How? How could someone
love something so dark?
"Because He chooses to."
Came the clear answer
"Because despite the dents and bumps to your soul
You are special.
You are loved
and He has a better path for you.
One filled with inner peace,
love and yes, happiness."
Unbelievable, I answer back,
no chance of that ever happening....
"Try it. You could always slip back
into the hole you've dug. Try reaching out
to the man who died while still loving your imperfect life.
Try accepting the gift He is handing to you, wanting to share with you."
Gift? I ask.
"The gift of love.
The gift of life.
The gift of healing.
The gift of peace."
Hah! As if any of those could be mine...
You have yet to know what I've done.
Where I've been and how I've lived...
"He does know.
He made you and loves you
DESPITE those choices.
But he wants a better life for you.
He wants you to live in the light,
not the dark."
"Because He has a beautiful plan for you.
One that might have some worldly pain
from time to time
but one the ensures you will live
in Heaven with Him for eternity thereafter.
With no hunger, no darkness, no pain."
Why did He have to have pain and darkness here and now?
"He gave us the opportunity of free will, of choice.
We chose the darkness, the pain, the sin.
We can choose again, to leave the sin behind
to embrace the goodness of God.
Or we can choose to keep sinning,
to keep the darkness in our hearts.
Wouldn't you prefer His peace
to the pain you're feeling right now?"
Hmmm, I'd like to think on that....
"Don't think too long.
Jesus is coming again
for those who have chosen Him
and there won't be much time.
The bible's predictions are almost complete."
If I choose His way, what do I have to do?
"Choose to ask for forgiveness
for what you have done wrong,
for all your sins.
Ask with a true heart and be sincere.
Claim His promise of redemption
through Jesus's blood that was spilt on the cross
Then start a day to day relationship
with Jesus as your best friend and first priority.
Find the family of God that is close to where you live
And join with them.
Pray daily asking God to reveal Himself to you
and to reveal what He wants you to do for Him.
Above all, love Him and love all that He has created."
How do I love?
"Ask Him to show you then wait for Him to answer.
Believe He will answer and then rest,
knowing it to be the truth.
You've been on a long journey and He knows you are tired.
So rest and wait on his perfect timing.
Feel the joy start to fill your heart.
Feel the sounds of praise start to burst from your lips.
Feel the peace that settles deep in your soul.
That is God working in your life, changing the dark into light.
Feel the need to tell others about Him and His love.
There. That is how you love.
That is how you live.
That is how your body dies
and how you will soar to be with Him in heaven."
I will choose Him!
Feel the love warm my heart.
The loneliness is disappearing, the light seeping into my soul.
I am home.
I am home.
Did the message reach your heart, reach your soul?
If so, reach for Him now. Jesus is standing at
the door to your heart, knocking patiently.
He's waiting there for you to open the door and to ask Him to come into your heart and your life.
He knows how special you are to Him and that
you can be a great and mighty testamony to Him.
He knows how lonely you've been feeling, how empty at times, how desperate.
Believe me when I say that there is peace ahead for you.
Even during times of trouble, that inner peace and calm of the Lord never fails unless you decide to let go of it.
So dig into His promises, cover yourself with His blood and believe in Him.
Jesus saith unto him, 'I am the way, and the
truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)
You can do all things through Christ. (Philippians 4:13)
"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.
Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life with You in Heaven.
I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.
I want to serve and follow the path You have set for me always."
If you would like to contact me and share your
joy at receiving the greated blessing we have been given then
Pastor Peter Loots at the Full Gospel Church Shelly Beach at goodnews2 @ vodamail.co.za
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Hugs and welcome to the amazing family of Jesus Christ!