Good day everyone! I was led to this message for everyone to reflect on and wanted to share in hopes it encourages someone.
Sometimes it just feels like our lives our falling apart. The world seems to come crashing down on us, and we just can’t see anything good. In times like this we need to ask the Lord to help us. To help me to see how He bring good things from bad situations and to see the goodness that is following us. And know that He is always with us and we can trust that He can use all things for good and to help us to be able to see the good He is doing. Have a wonderful day as you remain in His presence. Love you.
“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalm 23:6
Maybe you been going through some really rough times. If so I pray that you open God’s Word during times like these. The above verse should really speak to me today. David wrote that goodness and love would FOLLOW us, not lead us. While we go through things that are unpleasant, or seem to be devastating, we can trust that God’s goodness and love are following us. He is with us, and He can use ALL things together for the good of those that love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
While you might be going through a tough time, know that it won’t last forever. You can take heart knowing that while in this world we have troubles, Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33). Know that God loves you no matter what. While life isn’t always a bed of roses, we trust that something good comes out of every situation. Thus, goodness follows us.
It’s sometimes easier to focus on the situation at hand, the devastating news, or the unpleasant circumstances, but when we look forward to see what God can do through the situation, everything becomes more tolerable. When I look back on my walk with the Lord I realize that some of the worst times during my life brought about the best things in my life now. Goodness has always followed me, even when in the worst of times. My guess is that the same is true for you. You just might not realize it yet.
Are you focusing on the unpleasant situation you are in, or are you looking forward to see how God might be using this for good?
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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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