From Jesus: On Life’s Cycles

From Jesus: On Life’s Cycles

There are cycles in life–times in which everything seems to go well, and times when things seem to go badly. I want you to learn to hold on to Me through each phase of the cycle.

When you are faced with a new obstacle or problem, don’t let it discourage you and don’t worry that you and I together won’t be able to overcome it. We will, but you must pass through this low phase of the cycle in the process. Problems cause you to exercise your faith as you rise up to meet them, and that brings the next phase of the cycle: You call on Me for help, and you fight and you win and you make progress. It’s like a wheel as it turns: As the top goes down, the bottom comes around to the top and the wheel carries you forward.

Each time you face a new test, you must fight once again. You take up the challenge, call on Me for help, and once again overcome and make more progress. More tests bring more victories. But if at any time you don’t seek Me for the solution, if you don’t take up the challenge or don’t fight through to victory, you stop the cycle. You remain at the low point and there is no forward motion; you go nowhere.

So don’t look at the low points in your life as defeats, but as opportunities to make forward progress. I know it’s often difficult to go through these cycles, but you must in order to keep moving forward, so keep at it!

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1 Comment

  1. Pascal
    March 13, 2015, 6:54 am   /  Reply

    This has been of great help, read it multiple times. I am in a situation like this where the wheel is spinning. I try to speak to the Lord each day, asking him to strenghten me. I believe I will feel better as the time passes by. I have bookmarked your website, gonna read everything on it in the upcoming weeks. Thanks for making this site.

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