The Good Life!

Sometimes we go through days where everything works out and we feel like we’re  living the good life! The sun shines brightly, people are nice, we feel happy and life is just wonderful! Inevitably, pleasing moments like these are interrupted by challenges and soon we’re faced with opportunities to work through things, seek the truth, make wrong things right, and trust God even when we cannot see our way through.

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“They reeled and staggered like drunkards; they were at their wits’ end. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.” ~ Psalm 107:27-31

Often, a knee-jerk reaction to a problem is to try and fix it. When we get upset and immediately try to fix the situation, we can actually make the situation worse. It takes courage to trust God and wait to see His way through the difficulty. By grasping for control now we lose courage and begin to reel in the storm. It’s only when we give up on fixing things that we begin to see the storm from God’s perspective and gain His strength.

As we learn to trust God, peace enters our heart. As we abide in Him, we begin to see His answers to our prayers. It’s not always as we would have hoped or imagined, but we can rest assured that God will eventually show us the bigger picture. “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you.” John 15:7. Prayer works. Don’t give up. God has given you the authority to pray and experience triumph in Christ. The good life begins with prayers of trust and surrender.

Lord, we pray that You would give us eyes to see our difficulties the way that You do. Help us to trust You when the waves are high around us. Even though You permit the waves, You will give us the courage we need to endure until You ultimately calm the sea. We choose to trust You today. In Your precious name. Amen and Amen.

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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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