Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Camp’

A couple of days ago in Vulnerable, I spoke about how we shouldn’t let ourselves become spiritually vulnerable, because God is always there for us. But maybe we need to look a bit more closely at what being vulnerable means – Here’s the dictionary definition:

Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Emotionally vulnerable…

That’s a phrase that sends a cold shiver down my spine, as that’s something I really find difficult to cope with, even though I know God is always with me.

I’ve never been comfortable showing my emotions publicly. In fact I’d go as far as saying it’s one of my worst nightmares, to fall apart in public! Therefore, when I’m feeling emotional, I feel vulnerable, and when I feel vulnerable, I feel more emotional…a vicious circle.

I know I’m not the only person who doesn’t like feeling vulnerable. So I’m guessing I’m not alone feeling isolated, alone and embarrassed when I’m emotional and vulnerable.

When we feel vulnerable we must remind ourselves that we are never ever alone, even when it feels like the world is ignoring us, because God is always at our side. We simply need to trust Him…I just need to remember to take my own advice!

When you drive a car, what characteristics do you need? You need to be alert, in control, aware of others around you (people, vehicles and other objects).

What about in life, what characteristics do we need to make our life the success that God wants it to be?

She of the characteristics we need when driving are the same ones we need in life. However, there is one which only applies partially when talking about life, and that is ‘in control’.

We may be a person who likes to be ‘in control’ of everything that’s going on, but in reality it’s God who we should let be ‘in control’ of our life. However we may still have parts of our life that we want to show others we are ‘in control’ of, such as emotions, relationships etc, but to bring this back to driving, we do need to let God drive our lives, as only He knows the future.

 

Time to shine

Posted: June 29, 2017 in hope, music, quotes, religion
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Are you ready to shine?

Crying out

Posted: February 19, 2017 in bible, depression, life, music, quotes, religion, stress
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Whatever we need, whenever you need it, God will be there when you cry out to Him, when you need help.

God can and will heal all your wounds and take away all your worries.

Following on from yesterday’s blog post Music is, here’s some more thoughts about the impact music can have on our lives.

We can listen to the same song or piece of music many times but never really hear the lyrics, until that one time when the lyrics are just the lyrics you need to hear at that moment in time. Here’s what I mean:

understanding-the-lyrics

So did you stop and think the last time you really paid attention to the lyrics of a song, and what your mood was at the time?

Once again, this proves just how much music and their lyrics can express our deepest feelings even when we can’t find the words to say ourselves.

If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

The world is a dark and daunting place these days, so it’s not surprising that we get distressed about it.

It can be tough knowing that we fail and disappoint God on a daily basis, so again it’s not surprising that can depress up.

But despite all these things, God’s love shines through it all, and that is why if we keep trusting in God, we can find peace in this dark world.

When things go wrong in your life, or you struggle to face each new day, who do you turn to?

Always go to God first when you have a problem. Do not go to the phone. Go to the throne. ~ Joyce Meyer

Sadly for many, even although they know God is the one person who can help us in every situation, the first person they will turn to when things go wrong are friends or family. Maybe we just need to keep reminding ourselves that God must always be the first person we turn to, so that it will become habit for us.

Let’s all make God our 1st choice in every situation.

It’s not a nice feeling is it when someone deliberately ignores you. So imagine how God feels when he reaches out to help and guide us but we turn away and ignore him. Sometimes we may ignore Him because we think we know better than Him and can get there on our own, but there are other times when we may just have forgotten God is there just waiting for us to ask Him for help.

So don’t ignore God, because He is there by your side each and every minute of each day!

When you’re told not to panic, do you find it helps?

I guess it depends on the situation and the circumstances whether your panic is full-blown or whether you’re just on the verge of panic setting in.

There is one thing that should calm us when we feel panic is taking over, and that is the reassurance that no matter what our circumstances, God is with us and will give us the strength to get through whatever we’re facing.

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100% success

Posted: January 26, 2016 in depression, stress
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We all have tough days sometimes, however on days when I’m struggling to face another day I remind myself of the following:

100% success

Yes, I’ve been through some really tough times as several points in my life, but I got through them, by trusting God to guide and support me. Because of that I’m 100% certain that I can continue to get through anything that comes my way…that doesn’t mean I’ll not find it difficult or wonder when it’ll come to an end, it simply means I’ll remind myself I’ve been in some tough situations before, and I’ve survived them.

I know that with God by my side, I can get through anything! Do you?