There will always be a reason to get discouraged. There will always be a reason to give up and to feel defeated but there will also always be Jesus. Jesus is the reason why you will make it. He’s the reason why you will get through this. He’s the reason why all the bad reasons are going to be canceled. The enemy wants you in a place of total frustration and despair but Jesus wants you in the palm of His hand where there is peace and hope all the time. You are in His hand. You have been there but your mind tends to take you places where Jesus is nowhere to be found. Remember that He is everywhere. Remember that He is with you in the valley. Remember that nothing, absolutely nothing can separate you from His love. Don’t give the negative reasons a reason to win over your reasoning. As a child of God, your reasoning should mirror the Lord’s reasoning and be completely faith based. As a child of God living in this world, your faith will be challenged and you will reason like the world. Let Jesus be your reasoning. Let your thinking be impacted by Jesus. Jesus makes sense to your spirit. Allow Him to make sense to your mind by focusing on Him and making Him the number one reason why. Jesus is the reason why you are blessed. The number one reason why you are loved. The number one reason why you are who you are. The number one reason why you have no reason to fear and to worry. Jesus is always the reason!
When the reason why I am happy or excited has nothing to do with the Lord, I can end up being very disappointed. When my hope is placed in things outside the Lord, I set myself up for a disaster. When the reason why I get up in the morning is not connected to God, my day can easily go the wrong way. I am not saying that I shouldn’t enjoy life unless I see the Lord in what happens or in what I do. When I see that the Lord is behind the events of my life or He is the reason why I have the people in my life and the things I have then I am looking at the right reasons. I love my family and friends and I thank the Lord for them. I love my job and my daily activities and I thank the Lord for them. I love my relationship with the Lord and I thank the Lord for it. I love learning about God, love and faith and I thank the Lord for that. I love prayer, praise, worship and gratitude and I thank the Lord for them. I love the Word of God and I thank the Lord for it. Jesus is the reason behind the scenes in my life and I thank Him for that. Jesus is the reason why I am saved and I can’t forget that. I can’t get over what He did on the cross. I can’t get over how much He loves all of us. Jesus is the reason why even when I am lonely, I am never alone. Jesus is the reason why even when someone doesn’t like me, I am still loved. Jesus is the reason why even when I lose patience, God is still patient with me. Jesus is the reason why I always get back up even when life beats me down. There are a million reasons why I can get angry but Jesus is the reason why I don’t get overwhelmed by anger.
The number one reason why things are going to get better for you is Jesus. He took care of your current circumstances when He was on the cross. He carried your sins, your sorrow, your difficulties, your trouble, your trials, your lacks and your worries and fear. Anything that is negative in your life was nailed on that cross and it died back then. Jesus rose from the dead and left all that negativity in the grave. Don’t let your mind and your emotions resurrect it. Leave all that bad stuff behind. It is not going to win against you. It is not going to ruin you. Put the thoughts and the emotions in the hands of the Lord. He is the reason why you are going to conquer them all. Look at the reason why you should be holding on to hope and not hanging on to fear today. Jesus, the reason why you are loved, is going to make things right for you. He is pressuring your current situation with His resurrection power. He is blowing life into your life and giving you a reason to remain hopeful. Jesus is the reason you can do this and you will do it beautifully. Don’t let your heart be troubled. Trouble your troubles with the peace of the Lord. Show your problems that you have a Lord that is way bigger and way stronger than them. Sing to the Lord a new song. Sing to Him a song that celebrates the reason why hope will never die. Keep your head up. Keep your hopes up. Keep your eyes on the best reason why. Keep remembering that Jesus is the reason why you have no reason to be afraid. The Lord is always with you!
Suggested reading: John 14:6; Romans 8:38; 1 Timothy 2:5