From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
There is a great deal said in the 21st century about the importance of self-confidence, but the reality is that we must place less confidence in ourselves and put all of our confidence in Almighty God.
Everyone experiences failures and disappointments. Many grow up in troubled homes. No one escapes troubled times—it’s part of living in this world. Thoughts of suicide come from Satan and the Bible tells us not to give him a foothold. When people begin to have these thoughts it is critically important to seek help, because there is help—and most certainly there is hope in God. Turning to Him with our every problem and need is the first step, because He, more than any other, knows our weaknesses and our grief and despair.
The Bible tells us that the Lord cares for His own. The most important decision is not to take our lives into our own hands but rather let God take control of our lives and cleanse us from all sin so that He can bring joy, comfort, and peace to our hearts. Jesus Christ came into this world for this purpose: to restore our relationship to Him. As we commit our lives to God, He forgives us, transforms us, and adopts us into His family. He becomes our daily companion and friend.
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)
Sometimes the challenges of the world can seem overwhelming, but He—the Lord Jesus—has overcome this world. To talk with someone, please call the BGEA Prayer Line at 888-388-2683 right now or send us a private message at http://m.me/PeaceWithGod. A caring person who will listen to you, share with you the Good News of God’s love for you, and pray with you, wants to hear from you.
God will help you if you will let Him. God knows about your problems, and He also will help you make it through them. He wants you to cast “all your cares—all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all—on Him, for He cares about you with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully” (1 Peter 5:7).