Isaiah 40:31 is the verse that has been coming to me all morning, “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.”
Today I want to encourage you to stay in the fight! The battle is raging, but the victory is already yours. Though you may be surrounded on every side…of this I am confident…the Lord your God will deliver you! He has come to send his angels to fight your battle with you. They are on the left and on the right. They are ahead making a way and behind as your rear guard.
Know that when you stay in the fight and God is on your side, the only thing that can happen when the chips fall and the dust clears…is that you become the complete victor in Jesus’ name!
It might not look like it today, but he is preparing the perfect resolution to your current situation. Don’t give up! Don’t back down! Stay in the fight, and get ready to be more than a conqueror!!
Happy Wednesday Friends!
Life is ______________ (you can fill in your own blank). For me I would say crazy, fun peppered with insanity, exhausting, thrilling ….and it comes at you fast.
Because life can be every possible emotion on the map, from time to time we need to just step off of the merry-go-round and take a break.
Psalm 46:10 is one of my favorites. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Life can strike without warning, knocking us down…but never out. Sometimes we experience the mountaintop…but we can’t stay there. Life is filled with tragedy and triumph…the bitter with the sweet.
But regardless of the circumstance you are in right now, God is still in control. When you don’t know what else to do…sit down and take a break. Praise him. Seek his face. And know that he will find you in that still small space and bring you to the place of complete victory!
Happy Tuesday Friends!😃
YOU ARE WORTH IT!
John 3:16 tells us that God loved us so much that He sent his only son to die in our place. If you were the only one on planet earth, He would have still sent Jesus to die in your place, to redeem you and set you free. YOU ARE WORTH IT!
If someone from your past (or present) has convinced you otherwise, let me remind you what the Word of God says. The Word of God that is our ultimate guide to life says, YOU ARE WORTH IT.
You were bought with a price. The price has been paid. If someone in your life is trying to convince you otherwise, wipe the dust off your sandals and keep on moving in the opposite direction. Life is much too short to be confined by someone else’s bitterness or malice.
Enjoy each moment (even the crazy ones) because each one is truly a gift.
Peace, Grace, Love and Blessing y’all!
Right now is not forever. The pain you are feeling right now, will not last forever. The obstacle you are trying to overcome, will not last forever. The hardship you are enduring, will not last forever.
Right now is NOT forever.
The Bible says it this way:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…”
It is so easy to lose our focus when we are drowning in debt, tragedy or pain. Overwhelming circumstances can cloud our vision. If the enemy can convince us that we will never be able to ___________ (fill in the blank based upon your own life circumstances)….then we have lost the battle. NEVER give up! NEVER quit! NEVER let the enemy convince you that you’re not worth it, that you aren’t good enough, or can’t have more than enough.
For everything there is a season. A time to heal and a time to break down. But you can’t heal if you aren’t sick. You can’t build up if you haven’t been broken down. It is during these times of great challenge that we can run to his sheltering wing and find comfort from the storm. We can build a relationship on the Rock, and we can come out on the other side better than ever.
Remember…scars can remind us of where we have been, but they don’t have to dictate where we are going.
Right now is NOT forever. Put on your battle gear and head out into the storm. Great things aren’t just on the other side of the battle, but found within the eye of the storm. For in our weakness HE is strong!
Happy Wednesday Friends!
John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
In this crazy, chaotic world that we rush around in, isn’t it nice to have that moment of total peace? The moment when your kids are tucked in bed and the house is completely silent? Or the moment when you have completed a large task and can sit down and rest?
Today, if you feel like chaos is being thrown at you from every possible direction….take a deep breath and remember, there is light at the end of the tunnel. God’s grace is sufficient. And his peace is readily available. Drink it in.
Today, may your life be filled with the peace that surpasses all understanding. May you let go of those things you cannot control and press forward toward the mark of YOUR high calling. Run the race, but don’t borrow someone else’s trouble along the way.
Isaiah 52:7, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!’”
It only takes a moment to look around and realize how awesome and majestic God truly is. Today, thank him for the amazing things he has done in your life. Thank him for the good, the bad and the ugly.
No matter where your journey has taken you, he has been there every step of the way. And he will continue to lead, guiding you towards your divine destiny…if you will only allow him to do so.
Today, Lord, we give you thanks for your many blessings. Even on days when we are at our ultimate low, our cup is truly full because of the blessings you rain down on us. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Lord, for loving us in spite of ourselves!
Happy Tuesday Friends!
I was reminded today of this verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9,”And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness…”
With each passing year, I hear from more and more friends, relative and acquaintances that they are coming down with bizarre and completely unexpected illnesses…just out of the blue. Maybe this has happened in your life, or to your family as well.
Truly in these situations people oftentimes have no idea what to say, so they blurt out the first plausible thing that comes to them. “Stay strong.” “You’ll be fine.” “This too shall pass.”
From experience, I can tell you that when you are in the driver’s seat with a horrible disease, none of these things are comforting. Just tell someone you will be praying for them. That’s all you really need to say. And that’s the very best thing you could possibly do. Nobody is expecting you to be Shakespeare.
If you have reached a point in your life where you feel like you’re about to crack in half, like the next feather to hit your eyelash will make you shatter into a thousand tiny pieces…know that that is absolutely OK.
Sometimes it takes us getting to the very end of our human limitations to push us to a place where we completely surrender to God. I wish we weren’t so stubborn, but I’m certainly guilty of this on occasion myself. I want to do everything for myself. This way I don’t bother anyone else, and I know the job will get done to my satisfaction.
But God says to call upon him, to seek him with our whole hearts…to allow him to be our burden bearer. And we do the exact opposite. We carry tremendous loads we were never intended to carry.
So, if you are in a place right now where the load is heavy and the outlook is bleak from a human perspective….call upon his name. When we are at our weakest point is when he does his very best work.
Happy Friday Friends!