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Let Me Help - A message from Jesus

Loss. Damage. Death. Devastation. These are words you hear a lot right now. You have been touched by sorrow. You know what loss means. Your heart aches. Your spirit is low. You've seen how from one day to the next a life can drastically change-or end. Someone who was here yesterday could be gone tomorrow. Anything can happen. Nothing physical lasts forever.

Hope. Peace. Happiness. Faith. These are words you don't hear much right now. These aren't things you can see and feel, the way you can see and feel your loss. Yet these spiritual things are what matter most at the end of the day.

I know about suffering. I know about loss. I experienced it Myself. I also know about hope, peace, happiness, and faith. They come from Me, and they are yours for the asking. To find faith, you just need to find Me-Jesus-and I'm right here. All you have to do is call, and I'll be right with you. I have a lot to offer you! In fact, I have just what you need, no matter what it is or who you are, and I start giving the moment you reach out to Me. In the day-to-day rush of normal life, it's easy to ignore Me, and even forget about Me. At times like this, though, it becomes more obvious that you need more than what you have within yourself, or around you. You need Me. You've seen how material things and even the people you love and count on most can't always be there for you. There are only two constants in life, only two sure things that will never change no matter what, and they are Me and My love. I am always here for you, and so is My love.

The reasons for disasters like this one, as well as the ways in which I manifest My love in such times, are as varied and as complex as the people involved. But if you'll open your heart and reach out to Me, wanting to trust and believe in My love, then you will come to know it.

Once you trust in My love, you will be able to see its good effects in your life, even in the worst of times. If you let Me open your spiritual eyes, you'll see that there is always something to be thankful for, and you'll discover the power of gratefulness, which can lift you out of the depths of sorrow and despair. Count your blessings, even if you can only think of one, and thank Me for it. I call this “praise.” When you praise Me, it will bring a sense of peace to your heart that can't be explained. When you thank Me for the good in your life, you are in essence acknowledging My presence and humbling yourself before My power. You put yourself in a good spiritual position-one where faith and peace and inner strength that you could never find within yourself become available to you.

If you're having a hard time thinking of something you can be thankful for right now, try thinking about how the situation could be worse, or how it is worse for others. No matter how bad you have it, there's always someone who's lost more or suffered more than you. That means there's always someone who needs you, someone whom you can support, love, and comfort. It's only natural to be focused on your own sorrow and loss, but if you can look beyond that and think about what you can do for others, you'll find that in giving to others you'll receive from Me. I bless unselfish love and concern. I fill the giving and caring heart with genuine love and happiness-more than enough for itself-so it can continue to share with others.

I know you, I love you, and I can make it possible for you to have a complete and beautiful life, no matter what happens or what goes wrong. If you have faith, anything is possible. If you have Me, then you can have faith no matter how impossible things look.

If you haven't spoken with Me much before, now is a good time to start. If you know Me and love Me, lean harder on Me now. My arms are strong enough to hold you up. My shoulders are broad enough to carry the weight of all your sorrows. Come to Me, talk with Me, and open your heart to let Me speak to you. I love you, and I want to help you know that and believe it. Let Me love you. Let Me help you. Let Me give you hope. Let Me show you the good, even if it's through your tears. Let Me show you how you can love and comfort others, even when it seems you have little or nothing to give. Let Me help you pick up the broken pieces of your life and make something beautiful of them. Let Me help you rebuild your life on a solid foundation, one that will last when all else fails. I am forever, I am here for you, and I will love you for all eternity.

-Jesus

If you don't know Jesus, you can invite Him into your life by praying this simple prayer:

Dear Jesus, please come into my heart, and give me Your gift of eternal life. Please forgive me for my mistakes and wrongs, and thank You for loving me despite them. Help me to know Your love and peace, and help me to learn how to give Your love and comfort to others as well. Thank You for hearing and answering this prayer and for being with me always, from this moment on. Amen.

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NEWS FOR SUNDAY, MAY 8

From Jesus With Love -- Include Me

If you want a happier family and happier family life, here’s how: Include Me in everything you do.

I’m not talking about dry, formal, somber religiosity—anything but! You just might be surprised at how much fun I can be! The benefits of including Me are too numerous to list here, but I’ll give you three.

One: I’m full of ideas. My Father and I created this world together—the first-ever family project, if you will—and you’ve got to admit, we came up with some pretty good stuff! If we made it all for you and want you to enjoy it to the full—which we did—don’t you think I can show you better things to do together than to sit semi-comatose in front of a TV?

Two: I can relate. I can relate to every generation and know better than anyone how to bring generations together and keep them together. Don’t forget, I’ve been at this a long time. There’s no situation you face that I haven’t helped others deal with before, so consult with Me the moment you begin to have problems on the home front.

Three: More love. Isn’t that what you want most for your family—love? I am love—the very spirit of love—so where I am, love is. The Bible says that in My presence is fullness of joy, and at My right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). I have so much love to give you and yours—more than you could possibly imagine and much more than you can contain. It’s here for you any time, all the time, just for the asking.

I’m at your beck and call. Just say, “Jesus, thank You for being a part of our family—the head of our family. Be with us now in what we’re about to do.”

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NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

Happy Mother’s Day

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Rules the World

What an important job a mother has! The mothers of the next generation are the ones who are molding the future. Motherhood is just about the greatest calling in the world. Of course, taking care of a baby may not always seem very important, but don’t ever minimize it. Who knows what an impact that child may have on the lives of many others one day?

Motherhood takes the strength of Samson, the wisdom of Solomon, the patience of Job, the faith of Abraham, the insight of Daniel, and the courage and administrative ability of David. It also takes the love of God, that’s for sure! What a job!

The thing that makes a mother so wonderful is her self-sacrificial spirit that is willing to sacrifice her time and strength and even her own health, if necessary, for the sake of that child. Any woman can have a baby, but it takes a real mother to learn how to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6).

—DAVID BRANDT BERG

Activated Magazine: May 2005 Edition Special Family Issue

An Excerpt: From Jesus With Love -- Include Me

If you want a happier family and happier family life, here’s how: Include Me in everything you do.

I’m not talking about dry, formal, somber religiosity—anything but! You just might be surprised at how much fun I can be! The benefits of including Me are too numerous to list here, but I’ll give you three.

One: I’m full of ideas. My Father and I created this world together—the first-ever family project, if you will—and you’ve got to admit, we came up with some pretty good stuff! If we made it all for you and want you to enjoy it to the full—which we did—don’t you think I can show you better things to do together than to sit semi-comatose in front of a TV?

Two: I can relate. I can relate to every generation and know better than anyone how to bring generations together and keep them together. Don’t forget, I’ve been at this a long time. There’s no situation you face that I haven’t helped others deal with before, so consult with Me the moment you begin to have problems on the home front.

Three: More love. Isn’t that what you want most for your family—love? I am love—the very spirit of love—so where I am, love is. The Bible says that in My presence is fullness of joy, and at My right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). I have so much love to give you and yours—more than you could possibly imagine and much more than you can contain. It’s here for you any time, all the time, just for the asking.

I’m at your beck and call. Just say, “Jesus, thank You for being a part of our family—the head of our family. Be with us now in what we’re about to do.”


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