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Reassurance

Posted: May 17, 2019 in depression, faith, life, music, quotes, religion, stress, trust
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At the start of every day, isn’t it reassuring to know that, no matter what each day may bring, God is with us and will take care of everything that may stress or worry us.

It’s definitely worth reminding ourselves of this at the start of each day, because we’re human, and so can be easy to forget God has everything under his control.

 

What is faith?

This quote from Charles Surgeon, pretty much sums it up I think.

When everything is going well, it can be easy to trust God. However when we’re challenged or face difficult situations, we can be guilty of turning away from God because we think he doesn’t care or isn’t there for us any more. However during those difficult times, that is when we should trust God more than ever.

When we do trust God through no matter what situations we face, our faith will keep us strong and keep us believing God will get us through whatever we’re facing.

When there seems no hope at all, remember, there is God!

God can calm every storm, rid us of all fears, give us hope for the future, and love us always. There is no-one else who can give us all those things, so there is no reason not to have faith in God.

If you’ve ever felt as if your life feels hopeless and you feel all alone, you’ll understand just how low life can feel at times. I’ve been there, and I felt so isolated, so alone – It felt like everyone else’s lives were going so well, and that I wasn’t part of anyone’s plans, no-one seemed to care how I felt.

It felt as if even God had deserted me as I couldn’t pray, and found God wasn’t fixing everything the way I wanted. The reality was, it was me who deserted God because I stopped praying, I stopped believing God was there or even cared about me. How wrong was I!

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Even although I knew this verse in the bible, and I believed in God, I doubted God at a time when I needed Him most. The good news is, even when we desert God, He never deserts us!

And I’ve been down the other road
Where fear and doubt
They take control
And I won’t go there anymore

I got through that time of feeling hopeless, and I believe I got through it because God was with me. Yes, I suffered, yes I was scared, but God was with me. Somewhere deep inside me my faith kept me going even when I didn’t realise it. Without my faith, without God who knows how my life would have turned out when I hit rock bottom.

Without God there is no hope, but with Him we have the promise of eternal life!

I’m sure we’ve all faced situations or circumstances when we’ve felt as if there’s no way you can get through it. But here we are, we’re still here, so we must have made it through those difficult times. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a struggle or that we didn’t wish we didn’t need to face those things, it simply means we had  the strength to make it through those times.

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes
And make a new beginning

Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you’re stronger
Stronger than you know

When we put our trust firmly in God, he will give us the strength we need to get through anything.

Always remember, you are stronger than you could ever imagine when God is supporting you. So trust Him, and he will give you the strength you need, always.

Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve found myself thinking about my life now, and how that compares to what my life was like when I was much younger.

In doing that, I’ve wondered, if I was able to give my younger self some advice or information to help them, what would that be. So today I want to share with you another three bits of advise I’d want to give my younger self:

  1. Don’t let work rule your life, there are far more important things in life.
  2. Don’t let others tell you what to do or say, they don’t own you or rule your life.
  3. Pray, pray and pray some more – even when it feels as if God has deserted you

How about you, what advise would you give your younger self?

Wait

Posted: April 30, 2019 in faith, life, prayer, quotes, religion
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We’re told God always answers our prayers. We’re told that even though God will always answers our prayers, He may not do so in the way we want, or even when we want.

Sometimes it can seem like God has forgotten us, because we get no answers to our prayers. That doesn’t mean God’s forgotten us, or our prayer, He’s simply decided now is not the best time to answer your prayer.

This means that God knows where we are just now is where we need to be.

 

We talk a lot about how much we should believe in God, and how we want to live more like Jesus each day. But do our words and our actions show others that we love God?

We can say we’re a Christian, we can go to church regularly, we can go through the motions of being a Christian, but if we’ve not given our heart to God, we can never truly live our lives as God wants us to.

Do your words and actions show others you believe in Christ?

I pray that the way I live my life, will reflect that I love God.

I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I’m part way through something, but have to stop working on it before I am able to finish it.

Because of Easter we have unfinished work that we must do for God. And because of Easter we have the power of God’s love to help us finish the work that Jesus started.

From cowardice defend us
From lethargy awake!
Forth on Thine errands send us
To labour for Thy sake

We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord

Alive

Posted: April 25, 2019 in belief, faith, life, music, religion, words
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Through the dark I hear Your voice
Rising up I will rejoice
For I was lost but now I’m found
‘Cause even death can’t hold You down
You are God, You’re the Great “I Am”
Breath of life I breathe You in
Even in the fire, I’m alive in You
You are strong in my brokenness
Sovereign over every step
Even in the fire, I’m alive
I’m alive in You

Christ is alive, but is he living in you?

Even when we go through really difficult times, it’s important that we still keep our faith in God. We we put our faith completely in God, we are alive in Christ, as Christ is living within us.

Be alive in Christ, and continue to help others put their faith in God, and find new life!