The Mountain of “Just trying to Survive”

All over the United States, this week is going to be one of preparation and anticipation.  Some families will be reunited after having spent long periods of time without seeing one another.  Some will pile in their cars or catch last minute flights out of town in order to celebrate the American holiday of Thanksgiving with their loved ones.

There will be millions of dollars spent on groceries for the Thursday feasts and pizzas for the night before the feast.  There will be laughing, crying, drinking, chaos, family feuds newly ignited and kids with upset tummies because they snuck too many cookies.

There will be those who are having the time of their lives and they will not be surfing the internet this week.  Some of them will purposely vow to leave their computers switched off or at home all week.  They will be taking a break from their weekly blogging schedules.  Instead of blogging or surfing, they will be cooking, traveling, developing new family traditions, making memories, etc. etc.

If you are that person, this post is not for you.  I entreat you, have a wonderful holiday, don’t eat too much and be kind to your relatives.

During the holiday seasons, I believe that there are pretty much two extremes of people…the wildly happy who are “in their element” at this time of year and the extremely troubled who are “just trying to survive”.

There is a place of rest that we can enter into that is not at either one of these extremes…I want to introduce you to that place.

My post today is for those of you who may be lonely, frustrated or without hope.  Especially during a week like this one.  You are the one who will be turning to other places for answers.  You will be the one who is surfing the internet to look for answers.  You will be at the end of your rope or just trying to act as if you don’t really care anymore about anything especially not the holiday.  You may be very far away from your loved ones by distance.  You may be at work.  You may have burned too many bridges and feel that you can’t go back and face those loved ones.  You may not have an extended family, at all.

I’m not going to give you a cliché answer and say “just be thankful”.  Or, “count your blessings”.

I’m going to tell you something very simple.

Try God.

Try His Son, Jesus Christ.  Through Jesus you can have salvation from all of the things that are trying to beat you up and pull you down.

If you were the only person on this earth He would have made a way for you to have a relationship with Him.  Try Him, He won’t let you down.

Once you try Him, there will never be anything that can separate you from Him, again.  He will fill you, give you hope, peace in your heart and freedom.

He is FOR you.  He wants your life to be a happy, satisfying, fulfilled one.

It’s not God who will let you down.  He never lets you down.  People and circumstances will always let you down and God will be blamed, but He, honestly, will never let you down.  He’s never let me down.

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:31-35, 37-39

If you have never made that step (to try God and the plan He has to offer all mankind), then click here in order to see the very simple steps.

Try God today and this will be your most memorable Thanksgiving week, ever!

Love and blessings to you!



About Rhonda

Let me introduce myself to you who may not know who I am...I am an artist, writer, blogger, born again follower of Jesus Christ (I pursue Him on an ongoing basis with passion), I am a recovering codependent, survivor of childhood and adulthood domestic violence, an empty nester who still has a LOT of life to live and a LOT more places to go before I stop, the wife to Mr. John, mother, grandmother and I have a passion for being a part of the process of getting preschoolers ready for the rest of their lives! I have probably left something out but that's ok.
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14 Responses to The Mountain of “Just trying to Survive”

  1. Auntie Em says:

    Excellent post! You really can minister to the hurting people in the world!

  2. eil1een says:

    Evie Jo, what a beautiful reminder of what is important. The holiday this year will be very hard for some people. We need to be sensitive to this. And you are so right, we need to point to the ONE who is more than willing to help.

  3. EvieJo says:

    Yes, I agree. Blessings to you!

  4. Floyd says:

    That free gift that God gave to my family and me is what I’ll be celebrating this Thanksgiving. What a great post of the beautiful and perfect message of Jesus Christ. God bless you and yours and Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. For those with and for those without as much – – may they be encouraged as they read your post and understand that God is always there. Thank you for sharing at Tell Me a Story.”

    • EvieJo says:

      Thank you, Mrs. Hazel for making Tell Me a Story available, God is really speaking to my heart through it and I am seeing the world from a different perspective.

  6. Joy says:

    Yes, i tried God. Best decisions I have ever made.
    Wonderful post. Happy thanksgiving!

  7. Jedidja says:

    Thanks! And I am very thankful for your comment on mu blog!

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