Weekly Devotional

In the Palm of His Hands

A story of a transformed life

Written by GodLife on 31/10/2017

For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.

Isaiah 65:17

Every day people from all over the world come to GodLife.com looking for one thing: Jesus. These people are feeling lost, hurting and wanting answers of what the meaning of life is. Do you feel the same way?

Today, we would like to share Roy’s story. Any person who comes to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior has a story worth telling.

Searching for Meaning

As a Chinese native, a father and a husband, Roy felt pressured to meet his family’s and society’s expectations. But when Roy found himself away from the noise that surrounded him, his soul longed for the Savior. For the last three years, Roy felt a void in his heart that could not be filled by his job, his wife or his kids. Instead, bitterness and discouragement overwhelmed his thoughts. How was it that someone who was once so on fire for God strayed onto this path?

In the palm of his hands

After reaching a point of desperation, Roy began to search for answers to his spiritual needs. As he searched, an advertisement popped up on the small screen of his phone, opening the door to a new beginning with Jesus. “I felt so alone crying and grieving. There’s no one to talk to and ask help. And then with the phone in my hand there’s an ad that pop up into my screen and saw the word “God.” That's how it leads me to your site, GodLife.com. Right away I wrote a prayer to God.”

A few hours after sending his prayer request, Roy was connected with Jordan, his Online Missionary. The idea of safely talking to a fellow believer thousands of miles away allowed Roy to open up and share the regrets hindering his relationship with Jesus without any shame:

“It's almost 3 years I stopped reaching for God. I became so weak due to many challenges in life. And it wasn’t really easy. I was in the darkness until this new year entered and I get tired of my life. Family, flight or flight relationships, jobs, being away from home and kids. But there was still part of me saying ‘Get up! Don’t give up!’ My soul was being restless.”

A New Direction

There is no promise that the problems and trials in Roy’s life will disappear. But that’s what makes the hope of spending eternity with the Lord shine brighter in his life. Roy has experienced a genuine transformation. His life is now defined by the hope in God’s Word, and he has vowed that his life will be a living testimony to those around him. “I started already reaching to God again...Some of my friend noticed my temper. Thank you so much for supporting me by sending word of God through email... I have a bright hope again and I have this feeling of excitement with this journey with Jesus Christ again. I am looking forward [to] help some of my friend too that need God in their lives.”

If you have a desire to begin a relationship with Jesus but don’t know how, subscribe to our weekly updates and/or connect with a Christian friend. We are here to guide you to the feet of the Savior. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:17)

Pray this week:

God, ignite a fire within my heart that will lead me to a closer relationship with You.

Friend, do you hear Jesus calling your name? Don’t wait. Pick up your cross and follow Him.

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