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When you feel like those around you don’t want you around, and you feel rejected by the world. Always remind yourself you are not really alone, because God loves you!

God loves you and can help feel part of this world, His world, again.

Remember God loves you!

The most meaningful presents we receive might not come wrapped in shiny paper or frilly ribbons. They are often the ones that lift your spirit, brighten your day or trigger your imagination.

I’ve been curious what others consider to be their ‘best gift’ so have been looking at other people’s stories about their ‘best gifts’, so here’s one I want to share with you.

There was a phase in my life when I was going through a rough time (Professionally ). Every now and then I use to get positive quotes stuck on my desk by my Friends. 🙂 But then I was going for a month vacation. So, while parting, A Friend of mine gifted this to me. Happy Box!! 🙂  It’s a box that contains so many positive quotes/moments. It’s been 5 months, whenever I am feeling low I just open the box and take a slip out of it. And yes, may be it’s not solving my problem but Yes , I always end up with a smile on my face and positive attitude to solve the problem. 🙂

Sometimes a gift may be a gift that just keeps on giving, even many months and years after it was initially given, simply because it brings beautiful happy memories to our mind. So cherish those gifts, and cherish those moments in your live, they are both the best gifts your can ever receive.

Other than yourself, is there anyone else who knows every single things about you?

Do you have anyone in your life who knows every bad thing you’ve ever done, big or small?

I would suspect, like me that your answer is that no-one knows everything about you. But that’s where we’re wrong – Jesus knows everything about each and every one of us; He knows every good thought and every good deed; He also knows every bad things we’ve ever said, thought or done that we shouldn’t have.

There really is no escape, because He knows everything about us!

If everyone we knew knew everything about you, do you think they would still want to be your friend, or even know you?

Once again, Jesus comes out top in this question, as even though He knows everything about us, He still loves us more than anyone else could possibly love us. How amazing is that!

 

We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, so why do people not realise the same advice applies to people too?

We shouldn’t make judgements about who or what some is by how they look. We also shouldn’t assume we know how someone is feeling, as we have no idea how they really feel or indeed, what they may be going through.

Some ‘put on’ a public face so others don’t ‘see’ how they really feel. But even they will still have days when they find ‘putting on a public face’ is too difficult. Those are the days when everyone will really know they are having a bad day!

So today I want you to think about everything you say and everything you do. It may seem like a ridiculous requests as everyday we each say thousands of words and do  many things, but there is a reason…sometimes we can be guilty of just jumping in and saying or doing something without thinking about how our words or actions will make others feel or impact their lives.

So today, just think before you say or do anything, and if your answer to any of the following questions is ‘No’, reconsider what you were about to say or do.

Hebrews 10:32-35 (NIV)
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

We may not face daily persecution because of our Christian beliefs, however many do. Yes, like many of you I’ll have been called names, shouted but nothing like the level of persecution some in other countries have to endure because they believe in God.

Can you imagine still having the strength and courage to openly share your faith, even when others persecute you because of it. I’m not sure my faith would be strong is enough in that situation, is yours?

Matthew 11:28 (The Passion Translation)

“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis.”

It can seem as if there’s no point carrying on when life gets difficult, but if we give all our worries and troubles to God and leave them there, we can be sure God will give us the strength to carry on.

So give God all your problems, and let Him give you all you need to make it through your storm.

 

Anxiety and worry are a toxic combination which in turn can make you feel more anxious and then worry more. Worries and concerns are something that God has told us He will take care of for us, so give them all to God, and He will give you peace.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.  Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:6-8)

 

Some things in our lives can’t be predicted: exactly when we’ll be born, or exactly when we’ll die. Even what happens to us in between those two life events isn’t really predictable as it’s only as we grow and learn that our personality is shaped, and we make choice that then start to define where and what our future will hold.

I must when I’m starting something, I like to know what the possible outcomes are, as I’m not very comfortable with uncertainty. Which is odd isn’t it because the whole of life is filled with uncertainty!

Maybe it’s because for me, the uncertainty about life and what lies ahead seems different from the uncertainty about taking on a task, because I know my future is already known to God, and so my future is already planned. Therefore no matter what lies ahead, I know God is already prepared for it, and is ready to help and guide me through whatever storms I may face.

Life may not be predictable, but God’s presence and His love for us is!

Go to sleep

Posted: June 15, 2018 in depression, life, quotes, religion, stress
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Whatever is troubling you when you god to bed at night…

Because, only then will you find true rest.

No matter what your troubles, God really can release you from the stresses of these troubles. So give every part of your life to Him, and He will give you rest.