With God’s Spirit working in us and through us as followers we can get through what we’re going through. The apostle Paul says this is the very time we can learn to trust Jesus: “Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am” (Philippians 4:13 MSG). If we want to make a significant contribution to the Kingdom of God, we cannot sidestep the difficult seasons of life. Getting through what you’re going through requires a shift. Instead of asking, “Why me?” ask, “What do I do with this, God?” I hope you have an amazing day as you take your eyes off the situation and instead look through the eyes of Hope in Jesus. Love you all.
“We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8–9
Sometimes adversity seems to be a constant companion. It can cause us to begin to feel the trouble we are facing is never ending. It’s not easy, to look past the current circumstance and see the lasting benefits, born in the midst of the incredibly painful times in our lives. We see instead, shattered dreams; a broken trust; a lonely life; tears instead of laughter and a future that does not seem so very bright.
If we could for a moment, take our eyes off the situation and instead look through the eyes of hope, to see that in the midst of it all, God is performing some of His best work ever. We will find comfort, as His hands embrace us, and begin to discover true joy and peace in the center of it all. We will see that the pain and heartbreak do not serve to destroy, but to strengthen our faith, build great character and cause us to become firmly rooted. There is not one of us that have all the answers, but we can certainly trust in the One who does. God is loving and good, all the time. He doesn’t make mistakes and He is never unkind.
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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