During my experience of working with young people, I have come across numerous young men and women battling with depression, many of them harbouring thoughts of suicide or inflicting harm on themselves.
Maybe you clicked on this link because you are going through something painful. You want answers, you want a remedy and you want the pain to go away!
I want to introduce you to a character in the Bible named Jabez. His name literally means “he causes pain”. Imagine a mother having to go through such intense pain that she named her own child “pain”. Imagine what it would have been like to grow up with this unusual name. The neighbourhood kids surely wouldn't have gone easy on him. Jabez must have been continually taunted, living a horrible life under the shadow of his painful name.
This miserable faith, however, does not seem to break Jabez. We see him crying to God from his pain, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” (1 Chronicles 4:10)
Talk about a fervent, vulnerable and BOLD prayer!!
You can sense Jabez’s earnestness and trust in the one who alone can set him free. And the Bible says, God answered his prayer! Yes He did!
God took his pain and turned it into blessings.
God wants to take YOU from a place of pain to a place of blessing. God is championing you on to incredible breakthroughs.
I do not know what you are going through. But, there is no place dark enough where God cannot rescue you from.
Go ahead, make those fervent, vulnerable and bold prayers today!
Everyone goes through pain and it is completely alright to ask for help to get back on your feet. If you need someone to talk to or pray with, call/write to us at: +email@example.com
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