It’s Not Supposed to be This Way!


“We are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.” ~~Hebrews 10:39

“I can’t do this. Things will never change. My life isn’t going to get better. I’ll never have the confidence I need.” Those are some depressing thoughts, aren’t they? But oh how quickly they slip into our minds and convince our hearts that they are true. There have probably been times when you felt almost paralyzed by thoughts like these that were laced with uncertainty. Times when we let self-doubt convince you that feelings of inadequacy and discouragement were normal.Times when you’ve shrunk back from changes and challenges, as well as opportunities and open doors.

Are there days when doubt convinces you that feeling inadequate and discouraged is normal? Or that having confident assurance isn’t possible for someone like you? I think we sometimes forget we have an enemy who uses self-doubt against us – who shouts from the sidelines: “It’s too hard. You might as well quit. Go ahead and give up.You don’t have what it takes.” It’s time for us to take a stand and stop listening to these lies. God wants us to know and believe that with Christ all things are possible – even a confident heart. Otherwise doubt, and the enemy, will win every time and our hearts will be eroded by attitudes and emotions of defeat.

But it’s not supposed to be this way. So how do we stop listening to our doubts and start living in the power of God’s promises? By choosing to believe God’s truths more than our feelings and fears. By moving beyond believing in God to really believing God as we rely on the power of His Words and live like they are true – no matter what our feelings tell us. It is a moment-by-moment, day-by-day, doubt-by-doubt decision where we process our thoughts and emotions with God, positioning our hearts and minds to let His perspective redefine ours with each uncertainty we face. Some days you may do better than others. But I have found that it’s possible to have lasting Christ-confidence by choosing to remember to believe.

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About Jesus is a safe harbor

I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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