Search our Hearts oh Lord!

Lord, as we face our struggles and doubts today, be with us and grant us courage to turn to You. Help us to open the darkest corners of our hearts and minds to Your examination, knowing that we can trust You to love and accept us, and not reject us. There are times our hearts are filled with anxiety and worry, and we can’t find any peace. The stress and struggle of daily living clouds our souls, and we find ourselves losing sight of God and His plan for our life. When that happens, many times we find ourselves drawing away from God and retreating inside ourselves. I pray that this ministers to your heart.

search my heart oh god

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me, and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and led me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:23-24
The hardest thing to do is to ask God to search our heart, examine our ways, and cleanse us of any wicked ways that lie inside us. It means being vulnerable and opening ourself to pain – the pain that comes with growth. None of us want to think that there’s any wickedness inside us, but Jeremiah 17:9 says that the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked. That’s why it’s important to open up to God, even in the midst of our pain and confusion. His Spirit reveals the darkness of our souls, and when we see what lies inside of us, we can confess it to Him, and He has promised to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Once we face what God is revealing to us, we can move forward into His grace and love, and discover His peace, the peace that passes understanding. Opening up to God is a frightening thing to do, but He already knows what lies inside us. Nothing we ever think, feel or do is hidden from Him, and to try to hide it from Him or deny our feelings is a bit ridiculous and shortsighted. He created each one of us and He knows everything we’ve ever done and ever will do….and you know what? He loves us anyway!

We can trust Him to bring healing and peace into our lives when we allow Him to search our hearts…He has promised to lead us in the way everlasting, and He keeps His promises. Open yourself up to Him today – it’s hard, but it’s not a risk, because He loves you and has promised to forgive you.

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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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