When You Can’t Handle It Anymore… (part 3)

Extract from our Weekly Bulletin

November 01, 2015
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore…  (part 3)

Is this only an experience for these who lived in the Old Testament?

Can Christians who are under the New Covenant and who are full of the Spirit of God go through moments like these?

Can people who spend hours on their knees, people who have given their lives to the service of Jesus Christ, go through moments so sad that they don’t know what they’re going to do?

If there is a man who can answer this question, it is the Apostle Paul.

The Apostle Paul had left everything behind to serve Jesus Christ.

Oh, how greatly did God use this man!
The Apostle Paul had received such a great revelation from God that he couldn’t even repeat it!

God used the Apostle Paul to write more than half of the New Testament!

Again from Paul’s ministry, God had saved souls, healed the sick and had done tremendous miracles. Acts 19:11-12 “God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.”

But even with all this, the Apostle Paul also suffered more than what we can imagine!

2 Corinthians 1:8-9 “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia.

We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves God, who raises the dead.” Romans 7:24 “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?”

Today, I am speaking to many who love Christ with all of their Heart, but are going through tremendous hardship!

You are here this morning and everyone sees you smiling. Everyone believes that you are doing well, but in your heart there is a pain that words can’t describe!
Have you gone through sleepless nights, have you cried rivers of tears and have you thought in your mind “God, I don’t want to live any more, take me with you Lord! I cannot bear the pain in my mind and heart!”

Where do you find the way out?

There are 3 things that God has taught me and I want to share it with you.
The first one is, Don’t think that you are experiencing something weird or out of the ordinary.

On the contrary, you’re in good company. When you feel this sadness, remember the great servants of God, remember Job, remember Jeremiah, remember Elijah and remember Paul.
In 1 Peter 4:12-13 we read “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”

To be continued – Message by Pastor Richard Pérez

God Bless You,
Ps. Marisa Varjabedian

Read the previous parts to this anecdote here…
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore…  (part 1)
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore…  (part 2)
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore…  (part 3)
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore…  (part 4)