For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
1 Timothy 4:10 (NKJV)
Life can be difficult sometimes, but Jesus is always with us! We are encouraged to continue in the faith! In Jesus, we can be grounded and steadfast.
If indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Colossians 1:23 (NKJV)
Jesus is always ready to hear our prayers! Can you imagine that the King of the universe is excited when we approach Him and want to have a relationship with Him?! It’s an amazing thought! This verse promises that Jesus will draw near to us when we draw near to Him. Even the process of us drawing near to Him in the first place is because of the Holy Spirit’s influence in our lives! God loves us so much and is doing everything to woo us to Him so that we might have eternal life!
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
James 4:8 (NKJV)