Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen! How are you today? I look around and I don’t see too many happy faces. The day has just begun, and with each day, something beautiful can happen! Every day has the potential to be the life-changing moment we all need. All of us at times have felt down on our luck at some point in our lives. But there is always a glimmer of light in the darkness we find ourselves in. God is the light that shines through those black clouds and it is up to us to push those clouds away from us with hope and a belief in Jesus’ will.
Many of us have become weak and tired, but God understands we are humans and we will grow weak and tired, but Isaiah 40:31 says that those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, and they will walk and not be faint. As children of God, we must keep hope in the Lord and always have faith in Him. He has provided for you, He provides for you today, and He will continue providing for you as long as you let Him into your life. We must never give up.
Though times may seem hard today and may seemingly get tougher, the grace of God’s love is immeasurable. Now I have no experience when a time of my life was as tough as some of yours, but I have experienced God’s love in unimaginable ways. His love has pushed me through the toughest times of my life. And it was because of God that I kept myself afloat a time when I felt lonely and helpless. Allow God into your heart and he will fill you with warmth, bread, and a love like no other. Jesus told us, “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food? And the body more than clothing?”
To that, do not worry about what you wear, or what you eat, and do not let yourself be affected by what others say to you with hatred. As believers we are all part of a family bonded by ties of God’s love. We cannot break these bonds by losing hope, by giving up, by believing that nothing is possible.
Jun Ha Kim (Message given at homeless soup kitchen in July 2012)