"My child, I see your troubles and your struggles. You are going through so much, you've had enough. I see your tears and I hurt even as you hurt. I see you are on the verge of giving up and packing it in. You wonder, is there really a God up there? If there is a God, then why am I going through so much? I see your pain is becoming unbearable and you are becoming weary. You are thinking, worrying, anxious and your peace has left you. You are desperate for a solution to your problems.
I want you to know that I am walking with you. I have not left you forsaken. You are not alone. Your tears mean a lot to me and I hurt when you hurt. You are wondering and asking, "Lord, do you feel my pain?" My answer to you is, yes, I feel your pain more than you can imagine. I feel your sorrows and infirmities. Because of my love for you, I chose to die for you. I was despised and rejected, yet, I chose to die for you. I bore your griefs and carried your sorrows so you might walk in freedom. No, you are not alone, I am walking with you and also talking to you. I have made a way out for you."
"I died for you, I am touched by your sufferings because I myself know what it means to suffer. I was beaten, bruised, despised, spat at and wrongly accused. I was nailed to the Cross to die. I suffered from hatred, rejection, mockery and abandonment. I suffered the loss of friends, I suffered from hunger, exhaustion and physical pain. I was denied and forsaken by my friends, I was left lonely and abandoned. I went through a lot of pain and suffering. If there is something you are suffering from, I have suffered in some like manner. I was subjected to all the kinds of trials and pain that you are subjected to and I am here to help you. Yes, I do feel your pain. I have compassion for you and I love you.
I want you to trust me that I will not leave you abandoned. I am here to carry you through, I am here to help you and to lead you out of your pain. Put your trust in me, lean on me and let me help you. Lean on my everlasting arms. I know you are tired and weary. I want you to surrender all to me now. Don't postpone it, surrender all to me now. I am here with outstretched arms, will you surrender all to me? I am able to carry you through. Trust me and don't doubt me. I am able."
This is the word of the Lord to you, are you willing to surrender all? If you are, then please pray this prayer with me. I want you to confess it:
"Dear Lord Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner and ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow you as my Lord and Saviour. I give all my burdens to you and I receive your peace into my heart. Come and help me and give me the strength I need to continue in this life. I pray in your mighty name. Amen.
(Written by Freda Ladé-Ajumobi, 2015 © All rights reserved.)