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Is there someone you know who needs a miracle?

Miracles can still happen, we simply have to believe and trust the one person who can provide a miracle, God!

All that you need is a miracle,
And all that you need can be yours,
All that you need is available
The moment you turn to the Lord.

Turn to God today, and believe!

Ever got to a point with something, or someone, where you feel like you’re getting no-where, not getting the respect or recognition you feel you are worthy of, or you feel no-one would even notice if you didn’t turn up any more? Do you feel like quitting the task, event or even life, when you feel like this?

Even if this is how you feel, the good news is, that…

Our quitting point is God’s beginning point. ~ Woodrow Kroll

No matter how bad or how low we may feel, God is still there for us, and He will get us out of our darkest times, we simply must believe.

Ever had a day when you seem need to be reminded that no matter what comes your way, God is there for you. Some days it can feel like every worry, every stress is foremost in your mind and no matter what you do, you just can’t shake those feelings which bring darkness to your life.

When days like these come, just remember you are in God’s hands, and whatever the future holds, He is there with you.

Whatever Comes by Rend Collective 

Lord, whatever comes
Make me steadfast, make me rooted
A cedar planted firm, deeply grounded in Your goodness
Whatever comes

Lord, whatever comes
Be my bedrock, keep me steady
Loyal to Your throne, whatever stands against me
Whatever comes
 
Be my bravery when I am trembling
Be my courage when my heart is caving in
Be the fireside when I am wandering
Be my Father, whatever comes
 
Lord, whatever comes
Be my soul, be strong as iron
Bending only when, when I kneel before the “I Am”
Whatever comes
 
Be my bravery when I am trembling
Be my courage when my heart is caving in
Be the fireside when I am wandering
Be my Father, whatever comes

 

I believe!

If there had been no Christmas, there would have been no Easter, no cross, no resurrection and ultimately no forgiveness for us.

How can we not believe!

I believe in a cross, I believe He came for one, he came for all
Heavens child became a plan, gave his life for me
In spite of all I am, I believe, I believe, oh I believe

Christmas lives in me
I believe

And if you don’t believe have a listen (and a watch) to this video which tells the full Christmas story, and reminds us that Christmas is more than a fable, more than a story.

Do you believe God is big enough, powerful enough and loving enough to care about everything you do?

He definitely is – He loves each and every one of us, therefore there really is not reason why we should worry about anything. However we are human, so we do worry.

Maybe we just need to remind ourselves that God is there for us, by asking ourselves this:

 

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. …Hope sweetens the memory of experiences well loved. It tempers our troubles to our growth and our strength. It befriends us in the dark hours, excites us in bright ones. It lends promise to the future and purpose to the past. It turns discouragement to determination. ~ Samuel Smiles

Hope is such a powerful word isn’t it – Without we can feel we can’t carry on, that there’s nothing to live for. However with it, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and even the darkest of days can seem less daunting.

Put your trust in God and He will give you hope for a brighter tomorrow.

We all glibly say ‘I hate such-and-such’ when we fall out with someone or dislike something.

We hear children saying ‘I hate you’ when they’re angry or annoyed that they haven’t got their own way.

 In reality in both these scenarios what we really mean is we ‘dislike’ someone or something. Hatred is such a strong powerful word that means intense dislike or abhorrence. I.e. Not ‘I’m just not very keen on something.

How many times have you said you hate something or someone? Did you really mean ‘hate’?

I think you’d agree that most people do not really ‘hate’ anyone. We may dislike them but we don’t really hate them. Hatred suggests we are completely opposed to a persons standards or ethics, we disagree with their beliefs or religion and that we simply despise them just because they are different from us.

I don’t know about you, but that’s not the kind of person I want be. Sadly there are many in our world today who do actually hate others, and will do absolutely anything to ensure others know they hate them.

Let’s pray for peace, and an end to hatred in this world we live in. It’s become a very dark and unwelcoming place to live. However there is still a ray of hope and light trying to burst through, and that is God’s love for us. We must therefore spread that light in this world so that the darkness can be eradicated, and there is an end to hatred and war.

It starts with the cross, continues with Jesus, and lasts forever because of God’s love.

1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Who have you put your trust in?

My hope is in God. He has proved to me over the years that putting my hope in Him is the best thing I could ever have done.

Long before the world was made, God chose Christ to be given to you in these last days. Because of Christ, you have put your trust in God. He raised Christ from the dead and gave Him great honor. So now your faith and hope are in God. ~ 1 Peter 1:20-21 (New life version)

When was the last time you thanked God for giving Christ for us?

Our faith and our hope in God is built on how much God loves us, and how willingly he sacrificed His Son so we could be forgiven. God had faith that we would love Him when He gave Christ to the world. So now it’s time for us fully repay God, by putting all our faith and trust in Him.