Where sin is, grace abounds. Where darkness is, hope shines through. Where shame is, freedom reigns. Where the deceivers lies are, the Word of God stands firm. Where guilt manifests, forgiveness purifies. Where rejection is threatened, acceptance takes hold. Where abandonment is feared, love remains. Where the enemy pounces, the Lord protects.
When our lives are falling apart, give God the glory. When we don't know which way to turn, give God the glory. When we feel helpless and lost, give God the glory. When we can't understand a thing in our lives, give God the glory. And when things finally turn around for the better, give God the glory.
I’ve learned that by living a thankful life, whether I am faced with trials that I can’t seem to have enough strength to face or when circumstances are too heavy for my heart and mind to bear, I am realizing that my own strength will never be enough and that our God is stronger than anything I have to face here on Earth. By simply thanking God in every situation, I am admitting that He has complete control over my life and that He knows exactly what He’s doing. If I’ve offered my life to Christ, what does it matter if I’m faced with a severely tough trial? Didn’t God make me a promise that he would always be there for me, no matter what (Psalm 46:1)? Why do I have to be afraid of the dark when the Light of the world has my heart and control over my life? God’s words in the Bible are not just merely words, they are Truth. They are promises that will last through generations, they are the breath and life that we need daily in order to thoroughly live our lives in Him, and they are the living Bread and Blood that we need to have eternal salvation. His word is complete Truth and promises that I should never forget, promises He’s made to His daughter when I gave my life to Him. Even though I’ve offered my life to Christ, I’m often times left scrambling for security, lost in my own stressful thoughts, wondering when I will find peace again. Often times I can’t understand why I’m at a certain place in my life or where I need to go next in order to fulfill what He needs me to do. Then, somehow, whether it’s by a song I hear on the radio or a church service message that grabs my heart with such force that I just can’t deny His own voice speaking to me, I find peace again. I find this peace often because I let go of my stress, I let go of my worries, and I let God take hold of the reigns again when during the past days or weeks, I slowly took hold of them to try to control the direction of my life, even though deep down I know that my own understanding could never make my life’s path straight (Proverbs 3:5-6). Our God surely is an awesome God. He has saved me through many rough trials over the years and as long as I trust in His will and His direction for my life, even though I may feel like I’m in the dark, His Light will always guide me Home. I no longer have to be afraid of what life will dish out to me because my life is now in His hands and there is no better way to live than by His sovereign and just leading. God has given me the best gift of all, simply because I offered my life to Him — I now have eternal salvation and the promise of never ever being alone in this world. How amazing is that?! Hallelujah!
We can’t be saved unless we admit we need saving. We can’t be healed unless we admit we need healing. We can’t be cleansed unless we admit that we have been made dirty. We can’t have Jesus in full unless we admit we need Him completely.
It’s never too late to admit that we need all these things because His love saves.
I pray you set your eyes on Jesus. He loves you so much. More then I ever will! Even though I will pour out everything I have with all the strength and courage I have, He seeks you out and loves being near you.
Tonight I pray for you—wherever you are—that God will bless, comfort, and heal you. Not that you are broken and need to be fixed. You may be…but it’s more healing from the bumps bruises and little knocks we take in life.
I pray your giftings are released, that self doubts dissipate. Yes, you have weaknesses, but through the rose tinted glasses of how God sees you, you are a precious jewel. Gracious and compassionate, overflowing in love. Talented and gifted in so many facets of your life.
I pray you cherish your sensitivity. Although you might see it as a weakness, it is one of your greatest assets. I will overlook things you see and understand. I pray your heart stays soft and you don’t feel the need to harden up.
I pray you feel safe to flourish and simply be authentic in who you are.
I pray you can relax in the joy of friendship and family
I pray that God has not given you a spirit of fear but of love power and a sound mind.
I pray that you don’t feel the pressure to attract the right one. It will happen naturally. Trust me.
I pray that you are covered in peace. I pray that your soul is awakened to the presence of the holy spirit like you have never known before.
Dear God! I am so blessed. You are so beautiful, so attractive, so sneaky.
I love it. I love you. Take care, my radiant bride. I might not be coming around the corner riding a white horse, but I’m doing everything I can to cultivate a healthy inner life. A heart that is big expansive and soft before God. A lifestyle free of petty insecurities. To abide with Jesus and you. :)
Haha so much Joy, so little space.
“A woman who has truly denied herself, taken up her cross, and become entirely consumed with Jesus Christ is not going to be an insecure young woman, starving herself and obsessed with making herself look more attractive. Rather, she’s so enraptured with Jesus Christ that she’s completely lost sight of herself.”—Leslie Ludy (via youareabeautifulwoman)
“My child, you keep asking for my presence and you keep begging me to touch you, but do you not know that I shall draw near to those who draw near to me? Come to me. Not just in prayers of repentance! Not just with songs of worship! Not just in daily readings of the Word! Come to me with all that you are. If you truly desired me, as you say you do, you would be willing to let go of the things blocking you from encountering my sacred heart. I speak the truth when I say that you have little patience and you have chosen to let your heart harden. But I am more than willing to pour out my Spirit on you. All I ask is that you draw near to me, my child. Seek me, not just after you sin and not just when needing wisdom. Seek me at all times and do what must be done to keep your heart seeking. I will give you the grace needed to encounter me and walk with me. Just draw near to me and I shall draw near to you.”—(via gotchrist)