I want to tell you straight-out that I am no better than you reading this. It is because of Jesus alone that I am saved and that I am here typing this right now. I am not a college-graduate, I was the person picked last in school for games. But none of that matters of course.
A couple years ago when I was unemployed and it wasn’t God’s fault, but my own, I started just thanking God for all I had, possession by possession. I got caught up in false teachings and by then had given or thrown most of my possessions away, so it wasn’t much I was thanking Him for, but it did help a bit in those times.
Praising God doesn’t make sense in hard times, I understand. But trust me, it helps. It certainly at least for that moment, gets your mind off of your situation and on to Jesus.
And truthfully Jesus is that brother that never leaves your side, even when the rest of the world would tell Him to.
I pray that this would encourage someone out there today. Know that Jesus does love you, and that you do matter. I mean that! Jesus died for you too! If you are not saved yet, I encourage you to go to the front page of this site, there is an article there explaining how to be saved. Jesus wants you to have the salvation that He accomplished for you, so that YOU could live. YOU are important! Never forget that.
Romans 5:8 (KJV)
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.