"Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distress. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins." (Psalm 25:17-18, ESV) My friend, are the troubles of your heart looming largeand threatening to rob you of joy and peace? When painful trials and difficulties arise, you still have hope. You are not alone to fight for yourself. You have a Champion, a Savior, a Warrior King who is fighting for … [Read more...] about Deliverance From Distress Through Faith in Him
The Love of the Lord You, my sweet friend, are dearly loved. Not as the world loves with conditions and expectations. No, you are loved with a perfect, extreme, and unconditional love that cannot be completely understood or explained with human wisdom. You were loved before you were created. You were loved by a righteous, perfect God before you were His. You were loved by your Savior before you accepted or even knew Him. In Christ, you are forgiven, righteous, redeemed. You are a child of … [Read more...] about Perfect, Extreme, Unconditional Love
“Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like Him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want” (The Message). 1 Peter 4:1-3 Living Free I want to live free! I want to conquer my sinful habits of selfishness and pride. I want to put aside foolish, childish thinking … [Read more...] about Living Free to Pursue God’s Will
Trusting God for Victory Believer, our strength and power come from the Lord. Our hope and joy come from the Lord. No one--no power on earth or hell--can ever take that away! But...we can give it away. Piece by piece, moment by moment, we can let the enemy bind, steal and destroy that which God is building in us. We can let busyness distract us from God's call and purpose of our life. Why would we choose to give away our hope? Our joy? Our strength? We would never intentionally choose … [Read more...] about Stop Helping the Enemy~Trust God for Victory!
Genuine, Complete Rest in Christ We are surrounded by the beauty and power of God. Through His creation, we are offered glimpses of His glory, and through His Word and His presence we are offered the blessings of rest and renewal from the busy chaos that screams for our attention. Every day, we are offered a deep, genuine, lasting rest, but sadly, in our hurried, busy lives, we too often miss it…in our rush to get everything done, we miss Him. But when we pause, take time to see the … [Read more...] about The Beauty of Renewal and Rest
Overwhelmed by God Dear one, are you weary and overcome with emotion in your current situation? You are not alone! We will all be overwhelmed; it's inevitable. We will have seasons of busyness, times of trouble, and days of doubt. Yet, in God's grace and mercy, He gives us a choice, an important choice that affects everything else in our life. We can choose what will overwhelm us...the world or our Lord! We can be overwhelmed by the world. This leads to stress, worry, fear, anxiety, … [Read more...] about Overwhelmed by God
Condemned No More The woman accused in John 8:1-11 was in trouble; there was no question of her guilt. She was caught in the very act of her sin and she stood before Jesus condemned by the religious leaders. John 8:3: “As he [Jesus] was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.” She had been caught. There was no question that her behavior was sinful. Her actions were disobedient … [Read more...] about Condemned No More
A Place of Expectation Are you in a difficult situation? Are worry, fear and doubt preoccupying your mind and creating turmoil in your heart? God is offering you peace in this moment. Wait on God, expect Him to act, and trust Him for His answer. In His timing, In His way, He will come through for you. It may be in an unexpected way, but it will most assuredly be the best way! God's answer will be the path that brings Him glory, and also works out for your best! How do you … [Read more...] about Move From Worry To a Place of Expectation
Happy Holidays... Are you celebrating this holiday season? Do you have special traditions in place to gather with family and celebrate something special? I hope you do! I hope you can reconnect with family and friends you haven't seen in a while, laugh, celebrate, and enjoy the festivities of this season as well as remember those who are gone. The holiday season comes once a year and is meant to be a time of joy. It has become a season of trees, lights, gifts and laughter, but every … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?
Dwell in His Shelter Whatever you are facing, whatever this day may hold, remember Jesus has already overcome the world. In God, you are sheltered, protected, and you have a safe refuge in Him. Rely on His strength, rest in His shadow, and He will guide you through. ~*~ Lord, You are my refuge, my fortress, and I trust Your Word. You are help when I am in need, You are peace when I am anxious, and You are strength when I am weak. As I face the day ahead, turn my thoughts to You and guide me … [Read more...] about Dwell in His Shelter