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You can’t be strong all the time. Sometimes you just need to be alone and let your tears out…And that is okay.

For those who keep their true emotions under wraps, and hidden from public few, even the thought of showing your tears in public can be a terrifying thought. But there are times when we all really need to let go of our tears, even if that is when we’re on our own where no-one else can see us.

Tears can be therapeutic, so try not to be afraid to cry. You never know you might even feel better for it.

Your journey #5

Posted: April 19, 2018 in belief, depression, life, music, stress, trust
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It might not seem like the tough times in your life are helpful, but they are. In times of difficulty we learn and we grow. If we put our trust in God during difficult time, we grow spiritually too.

So even though your journey may at times seem difficult, stay strong, and keep trusting God, and He will get you through those tough times.

Your journey #3

Posted: April 17, 2018 in depression, holiday, life, religion, stress
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When you’re told you’re going on a journey, how do you feel – excited, nervous

I guess it depends whether we’re going on a journey to somewhere we want to go doesn’t. For example if we’re going on a journey to Disneyland, I suspect we’d all be excited, but if we were going on a journey to visit a sick relative it would be quite an apprehensive journey – a journey we maybe would wish we didn’t need to make.

When it comes to our journey through life, it’s definitely a journey that can be full of ups and downs and lots of other unexpected things. That’s why if we try to travel through our journey without God, that journey is going to be much more difficult to successfully negotiate.

So when it comes to life’s journey, make sure God is your travel companion!

Walking by faith means you have the courage to stand up for everyone – the hurting, the broken, and the down-trodden – to face death yourself for the good of others.

If you agree to do this you’ll need to be willing to get out of your comfort zone. You must be willing to let God take your world and turn it upside down, and start all over again. You must be willing to let God change how you see Him, and change how you life by letting Him use you the way that He sees fit.

Maybe God will ask you to do something you never dreamed you would ever do like foster or adopt children, leave your job and become a church minister, trade in all your worldly goods for God’s service…

Maybe God will challenge you. For example, how would you respond when life throws some devastating events at you – divorce, addiction, death of a child or sibling – all events that hurt like nothing else.

I don’t know how God may want to use you, but I do know that if you give your all to God, and allow Him to change your life, He will honour your request. He will take you on a journey, your journey by teaching you to walk by faith, and trust you with some of life’s most treasured moments with Him by your side.

In this last week I’ve spoken about ‘walking by faith’ a couple of times. When you are ‘walking by faith’ you need to have a strong determination to follow God’s plan, regardless what life throws your way.

God teaches us to trust him so he can do something bigger and better than we ever dreamed possible. He wants us to let go and trust him with our all – our heart, our soul, our life.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

We can do more and more through us if we simply trust Him each and every day. God is trying to make us into someone who can be his beacon of light and hope in a world which desperately needs to see Jesus.

No matter where we are in our journey of walking by faith, we must surrender our all to God. That way we can let God take our life, our pain, our loss and use them all for his glory. Pray to God, and ask Him to do amazing work in you so he can do an amazing work through you.

Ever stopped to think how you got to where you are today?

I expect though, you’ve questioned where God was when you were going through a difficult time, and you’ve felt as if God has deserted you.

God is part of all the good things that happen in your life, just as he is always there for you during the difficult times. That’s why it’s quite ironic that we forget God is there during the good times, but are quick to accuse him of deserting us during difficult times.

God’s not going to do everything for us, but we can’t do anything without Him.

So remember to thank God for all he does for you every day, as you wouldn’t be where you are today if God hadn’t helped you.

Some words from 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV) that you’ve probably heard or read many times:

For we live by faith, not by sight.

Following on from yesterday’s blog post Walk By Faith, today I want to think further about our walk through life. When it’s dark around us we can stumble around getting nowhere if we have no guiding light. Likewise, when we are blinded either temporarily by a bright light or something in our eyes, or permanently blind, we can also find ourselves getting nowhere in the darkness unless we have a guide.

These are exactly the circumstances when those words from Corinthians can be most applicable. After all when we can’t see around us, we really are walking or moving about in faith aren’t we – Faith that we’ll find a safe route or path out of the darkness.

Our faith must be strong enough to get us through those dark day, otherwise we put ourselves in real danger of not getting through those dark days unscathed.

Walk by faith

Posted: April 11, 2018 in belief, depression, faith, life, music, quotes, Salvation Army, stress
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Imagine sitting in the dark, with no electricity or power of any kind…you hear a noise, but can’t see anything…you’re not sure who or what is there. Do you be brave and go and investigate or just stay put and wait until the power comes back on?

Life can be a bit like sitting in the dark, as sometimes when we’re going through a difficult period in our life, it can feel like we’re stumbling around in the dark, unsure of what lies ahead. But for those of us who trust in God, that’s when our faith should see us through.

God is with us always, we just have to trust Him even when we’re in the darkest of days and can see no positives in life.

Sometimes no words are necessary…

When we’re having a rough day, we can sometimes wonder what’s the point of trying anymore. I came across this quote a while ago – it’s a great reminder that if we’re here, we’re here for a reason, God’s reason. We must therefore not give up, but keep focused on God.