A couple of weeks ago, I had a conversation with a girl that began to tell me about all of the struggles and disruptions in her life. She shared how her parents had moved several times leaving her a trail of shallow relationships. She talked about the death of a close relative and a strong sense of insecurity.
After a few minutes, she told me that she routinely hurt herself by taking a paper clip and digging into her skin leaving visabily scars and stinging pain. Although it was not a logical action, it seemed to help her deal. Because my heart went out to her I wanted badly to help.
I told her that Jesus said he would willingly take the worries and cares of her life away. I had the privilege of praying with her and asking Christ to help her deal with life. Since that day, I have received a couple of emails from her. Although life is still difficult, she is doing better. She told me that God is comforting her and helping her deal with life.
If you can relate to that young girl, you need to know that Jesus cares. He refuses to abandon you. If you are looking for a reason to hope…to believe that life can get better, take a moment and ask the God of the Bible to fill you with His peace and comfort.