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Who do you stand up for? Yourself, your beliefs, your friends and family?

I hope you stand up for yourself, but I also hope you stand up for your friends and family, your beliefs, and also those you don’t know, but who are being mistreated.

Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others. ~ Nicky Gumbel

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:7 (NIV)

Wouldn’t it be great if, no matter what was happening in our life, we could be 100% sure what the outcome would be?

Well, while we may not know exactly how events will turn out, we can be sure that Christ is there with us.

Ever feel like you don’t really belong?

Ever thought that you are in the right place, that you are where God wants you to be?

So when you feel like giving up
Cause you don’t fit in down here
Fear is crashing in, close your eyes and take my hand yeah.

We can be the kings and queens of anything if we believe.
It’s written in the stars that shine above
A world where you and I belong
Where faith and love will keep us strong
Exactly who we are is just enough
Exactly who we are is just enough
There’s a place for us

Remember there is a place for each and every one of us!

Did you go to church today?

If so did you go ready and willing to hear God speak to you, or did you go with your mind full of the events of the past week, or were you thinking about what lies ahead for you this coming week?

If we go to church but aren’t open and willing to hear God’s message, why do we go? Out of habit, to meet our friends or family, out of duty or something else?

Go to church, be open to God’s message and then live church every day of your life.

Words are not one of my strong points (you may have noticed this!) – I struggle to find the right words sometimes to express how I feel or how to comfort or encourage others or even myself! However I have found that even when I can’t find any words, music can often comfort and encourage me, so I’m sure finding the right music can help anyone in whatever situation or circumstances they find themselves.

Here’s one of my ‘go to’ songs when I need some encouragement:

Wounds don’t need to be physical to be painful, as emotional wounds can be just as painful, if not more painful!

Whether they be physical or emotional wounds, they do heal over time. While the scar may still be visible, that doesn’t mean we should reminding ourselves of the pain and hurt we felt when we acquired those wounds. When our wounds have healed, leave them healed, remember the lessons the wounds taught us, but most of all, move on.

No healing

Posted: November 16, 2017 in depression, Health, life, love, music, religion, words
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Just because we pray for healing from illness for ourselves, friends or family, doesn’t mean God will grant that prayer. That doesn’t mean we won’t receive blessings from what becomes our new ‘normal’.

Even in our darkest times, we can still receive blessings from God, sometimes from the most surprising sources.

Here

Posted: November 13, 2017 in friendship, life, quotes, Relationships
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We get upset when others talk about us behind our backs or in a derogatory way, so why do we still talk about others in the same way!

Talk about others as if they were present ~ Nicky Gumbel

I pray today that we may each become more respectful towards others, and never talk about anyone is a way we wouldn’t want anyone to talk about us.

In a day we all utter a lot of words, but here’s something to consider – how many of the words you uttered today were said with sincerity and meaning and how many were simply words you said because they were what you thought others wanted to hear?

I’m sure we’ve all fallen victim to hollow words from others and have also been guilty of says things that haven’t come from our heart. Here’s an example – how many people have ever said to you if ever you need anything day or night just give me a call? I wonder how many of them would actually answer their phone if we were to call them in the middle of the night?

Gods words are always from the heart and are always sincere, so as he tells us to come to him, he really does mean whenever and wherever we are.

There are thousands and thousands of words in the English language, but isn’t it funny how we still can’t find the right ones sometimes.

If a friend is hurt or upset by someone else it’s not easy to know how to make them feel better about themselves.

When someone is bereaved it can be hard to know what to say to them, not because we don’t care, but because we understand their pain and heartache.

Likewise, when struggling with life in general, telling someone just to ‘give themselves a shake’ or ‘snap out of it’ is not helpful, however it doesn’t make finding the right words any easier either.

When we are that person I described above who’s in need of help or support, it can difficult for us also to find words to explain how we feel. Unfortunately others can’t fully understand our feelings/emotions or what’s in our heart if we can find the words to express them. However God can!

Even when we are silent and find we have no words of prayer to say to God, He knows and understands what’s in our heart and on our minds. He will therefore take those unspoken prayers and answer them in His own way and in His own time.

Here’s a song which expresses all those thoughts/feelings perfectly: