Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 5/13/2019

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by Jim Hughes

crossIs. 35:3-4 With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. Say to those who are afraid, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.”

Salvation is coming! Dear friend, we must never forget this wondrous truth. Life can be very rough at times and the world is not getting any better. It is getting harder and harder to live out a life of faith in peace. Satan is on the prowl and stirring up the world against Christ. Things are moving forward rapidly in preparation for Christ’s coming. Don’t let the state of the world overwhelm you. Salvation is coming!

Don’t look around you and get caught up in how bad things are. Look up, for our redemption draws near. Are you tired of the struggles? Salvation is coming! Is your soul weary? Salvation is coming! Do you feel like you are swimming up a creek without a paddle? Salvation is coming! Are you being harassed because of your faith? Salvation is coming! Does it seem like nothing good is happening in your life? Salvation is coming!

Oh, beloved of the Lord, let this wondrous truth strengthen your soul. You are not forgotten or forsaken. The Lord knows all about your struggles. He knows your weariness. He knows how life saps your strength. He knows how hard it is to live a godly life in an ungodly world. He understands how you feel and He wants you to know today, “Salvation is coming!”.

The Lord is coming to destroy the enemies of your soul. He is going to put an end to the constant battles you fight. He has overcome the world and will save you from your enemies. We don’t know how soon He is coming, but we do know He is. He is going to put an end to the madness. Trust Him. Persevere. It is worth the struggles. We are going to witness the subduing of the world. We are going to see our Lord in all His glory. Salvation is coming!

The Lord may make life easier for you now, or He may not. If He doesn’t, He will give you all you need in order to overcome and be victorious in your struggles. He has not, nor will He ever, leave you alone to fight your battles of life. He loves you and is with you. Call on Him and He will strengthen you and give you an overwhelming peace each step you take in your journey of life. Look up, for your redemption is near. Salvation is coming! Praise the name of the Lord!

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About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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