We may lack everything this world offers as “good” such as fame and riches. Or we may lack basic essential needs like food, water, and shelter. But the one thing we can be sure of never lacking is the love of God and His salvation.
We have a real enemy who is out to steal, kill and destroy us (John 10:10). This is Satan’s purpose and desire. He strategically plans to target and aim at our weak and vulnerable places of our lives. He did this with Jesus. He used Jesus’ vulnerability as an opportunity to steal His identity by persuading him to do something that was against God’s will for him. Satan has not changed his strategy of deception. He still manipulates the situation to make us give into temptation and fall into sin.
God desires for us to obey His commands because He wants to bless us.Without our obedience to His commands, to His convictions, His promptings, we cannot receive His blessings.And we will not be in position to enter and seize the promises of God for our life.
Feeling depressed is not a bad thing. It’s not a sin either. Depression is part of being human. However, God desires us to endure our depression and not dwell in it. Pouring our heart out to Him about what we’re going through is considered enduring depression.
Friendships minimize our brokenness and depression. They also minimize our exhaustion and heaviness from our jobs, relationships, and circumstances. The reality is, we will all go through hard seasons of exhaustion, depression, loneliness and much more. But whom will we have next to us when we go through it?