Whoa. God is so faithful to be taking me to Italy and France and all over Europe. I’m grateful for the things He has taken away & for the things He has blessed me with. He’s taught me so much about leaning on Him and His power, not my own careless and unknowing mind. He has taught me that although life has so many ups and downs, He is a constant lover, a constant shoulder to lean on, and a constant hand to hold when things seem to get difficult. I don’t know where I would be if He hadn’t broken me down and made me realize that I needed Him more than anything I could say I “needed” in this life. He has taught me that by leaning on Him and Him alone, I can never feel lonely or lost because He is always the little light of hope in the back of my mind telling me that there are better days, that there is a purpose for everything that happens in my life and that He is always near. He has turned my life completely around, and in the best ways possible. I’m eternally grateful! Praise Jesus for a broken heart that is now healed. Praise Jesus for the constant love He showers me with. Praise Jesus for the sacrifice He made to let me know that I am truly loved by the best guy out there— God himself. Praise Jesus forever!
Desire Jesus, desire His word, desire His direction & He will make you stronger than you can imagine.
Life lately has been filled with so many of God’s blessings, I’m truly thankful for His great presence in my life. My heart is in such a joyful place this spring. It’s wonderful to feel so loved by a spectacular God who has brought me to this lovely place. Hallelujah!!
He’s in control, not me. He always knows best and has been so wonderfully good to me. I couldn’t be more thankful for such a great life lived in Him.
If you’re going through a rough time right now, rely on Jesus. He is the only savior for you, the only One who can cure you from your pain, sadness, loss, despair, anger, frustration, and anything negative that may be surrounding your life and encompassing your heart right now. You may try to find peace and guidance from others, hoping that they may be able to cure you. You will find, however, that although they may be able to help you find some form of peace with your situation (hopefully they are leading you closer to Christ) they cannot be your savior. They may give you some helpful words of encouragement, help you to carry on, and let you know that eventually you will get better, but they are not the ones whom you should place all your hope upon. It is Jesus who died on the cross to save us, to cleanse us from our filthy sin-filled lives, to help us understand that there IS a wonderful God out there who cares about us deeply and loves us enough to sacrifice His life for us. It is Jesus who can guide you by still waters when you’re in the midst of a terrible desert. It is Jesus who can take away your enemies and make your weak heart strong again. It is Jesus and only Jesus who can cure you from your crippling pain.
When there are others around you to help you carry on, remember that Jesus was the one to place those people in your life – to help you understand His love for you, and how He is constantly watching over you. You may not see Jesus here on Earth, but you can see His Holy Spirit working in others around you, showing you the love that you needed, especially during rough times. When the love of others and their guidance in your life helps you through this desert of troubles that you’re in, remember to thank God and continue to place your hope in Him and Him alone. Remember that people can help you along, but Jesus is the only One who can save you. He loves you and He will always help you through every season in your life, as long as you always place your hope in Him and not worldly things, trusting Him that He knows what He’s doing. He’s God after all, so what should we fear? Trust Jesus, hope in Jesus, find peace in Jesus.
This is what I need tonight.
Holding on to Him for eternity.
I have to keep reminding myself that my life is not my own and that God has His wonderful plan for my life already laid out for me, and that all I have to do is follow where He leads me.
…It’s easier said than done sometimes. We’re human and we like to take control of our lives, try to believe that we’ve “got this,” that we’re okay with all the stresses in our lives, despite the constant worrying. I feel like I’m trying to control my life right now, and I’m discovering that I’m only a weak human being with hardly any strength of my own to carry on with the simplest of daily tasks. The weight seems to be getting heavier and I am slowly realizing that I NEED JESUS. I know I’ve already offered up my life to Him and that He’s truly taken over my life but as the weak human being that I am, I often disregard Jesus when things seem to be going well and when things start to slip downwards, I stress out and worry instead of living in His glorious Peace. It’s a vicious cycle that I take my heart and mind through, a vicious cycle that I constantly try to battle off. But if I also constantly remind myself that Jesus is the ONLY one who can satisfy me, then my heart will be safe in His holy hands and I could live my life peacefully.
Tonight I am desperately needing His Peace. Tonight I am being reminded that His will is ALWAYS good and that His love for me is greater than I could ever possibly imagine, and that I should not worry at all. His love is great, His Word is true. He will never leave me.
We were not put on this earth to chase after our own desires and happiness.
We were put on this earth to give God the glory and bear fruit in His name.
This is our purpose — to live for Him and Him alone.
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.