May God’s grace, peace, mercy and joy be ever upon you.
We all struggle. That’s a fact. Lord knows that I have my share – especially as of late. I am in a place where there are no fellow believers to converse with (at least not in the cell block I am in). As a Christian, it is very lonely here. I am surrounded by hatred and violence. Just today I saw five members of a gang savagely beat one of their own over a phone. One has to be constantly vigilant here. You can be attacked at any moment without warning and with little if any provocation. I am not a gang member which makes me an easy target. All of this has hurt my spirit. It is hard to stay positive and upbeat in this kind of environment. I haven’t been myself lately. Sometimes being in this harsh and unforgiving place, it seems that I cannot fight anymore. For 4+ years, I have been fighting for my freedom. Sometimes this struggle weighs on me and I get so tired.
I know that you can relate on some level; For we all have our struggles. I am here to tell you some great news. GOD can lift us up when we are low. Yes sir, He can. I have been praying fervently. I have been reading the Word faithfully and I have been praising the LORD daily. I can feel Him working on me. I know that I will overcome my struggles. For my GOD is greater than all of them. Hallelujah! Thank you, mighty Jesus! It is hard to be a Christian. Ours is the path of most resistance, not the least. The path we are on is meant to strengthen and temper us. (more…)