The Turning Point

By: Pastor Jarren Rogers

“We set forth our petitions before God, not in order to make known to Him our needs and desires, but rather so that we ourselves may realize that in these things it is necessary to turn to God for help.” – Thomas Aquinas

When I desire ice cream, I turn to the delicious anticipation that manifests itself in the Culver’s drive-thru. When I desire new clothes, I usually turn to the great deals provided by Kohl’s. When I desire a late-night snack, I usually turn to that box of popcorn stuffed into the back of my snack cabinet at home.

We all turn to various places when we desire different things.

But where do you turn when the going gets tough?

Where do you turn when you feel like the world is falling around you?

When we can’t turn off our brains from the worries we have, we grab the remote and binge watch Netflix.

When we feel like there’s something missing, like we are only part of a whole, we fill that void with junk food and soda.

When we feel like we are at the end of our rope, we fall back into old habits and addictions that we thought were long gone.

When we feel like there’s no reason to get out of bed in the morning, we don’t.

But, there is a better option. There is a place we can turn that provides satisfaction, peace, comfort, and fullness that nowhere else can provide!

Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other (Isaiah 45:22).

Turning to God and relying on him for help is the best decision you can make. God already knows about your situation. In fact, He knows more about your situation than you do!

So, when you can’t turn off your brain from the worries you have, turn to God for comfort and release.

When you feel like there’s something missing, like you are only part of a whole, turn to God fulfillment and fullness.

When you feel like you are at the end of your rope, turn to God for his saving grace and his deliverance.

When you feel like there’s no reason to get out of bed in the morning, turn to God because he will sustain you.

 

Parents: Ask your children what they do when they are angry, upset, or lonely. Tell them that they can turn to God in those times and he will be with them.

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