So often we focus on small disappointments that cause us to grumble and complain rather than focusing on the wonderful things God has brought into our lives, not the least of which is His everlasting love and eternal salvation. As endless as God’s blessings are, So should our praises be for all His daily goodness’ that flow unceasingly! Instead of being preoccupied with our problems, let’s praise the Lord for His blessings.
“But I will hope continually, and will yet praise Him more and more.” ~ Psalm 71:14
Hope breeds praise! We all at sometime will be facing situations which seem impossible . . . more now than ever before! But in the midst of each and every situation, there is hope regardless of how bad things seem. Hope because God’s promises are true; He’s never neglected or forgotten anyone in their time of need, regardless of what it looks like in the natural!
Hope and faith go hand-in-hand . . . Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” When we apply faith to our hope, we find substance in the things we hope for. Perhaps the manifestation has not yet been realized, but it’s almost as if we can reach out and grab it, it becomes that real! When we couple hope with faith, we will soon find ourselves full of praise to the One who works all things to our good!
Praise will increase our faith . . . faith will give substance to our hope . . . the result will be more praise. As long as we continue to have hope . . . praise will spring forth from our innermost being and I will rejoice in You.
Have a wonderful day having hope in God and praising Him more and more. Love you all in Christ.
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!
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