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!
God has been so faithful.
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.
Hallelujah for what God is doing in my life right now.
I’m very joyful :)
Do His will and only His will.
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.
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?!