Dear heavenly Father,
I come before You interceding for Your people. Someone is going through. Someone is having a hard time. Someone is down. But I come before You, God knowing that nothing that we face, is too big for You. Nothing that we face is too hard for You to fix. Nothing that has happened or is happening is news to You. You hold our world in Your hands. You know our endings from our beginning. You are a good Father. Help us to look beyond our fears, hiccups, and pain and push to give You the praise in the midst of it. Help us to worship from a deeper place. Help us to honor You with the fruit of our lips. Help us to hold on to Your word knowing that it won’t return void. Many things will change in this world, but one thing is guaranteed, You will remain the same. No matter what is going on, You remain good. No matter how we feel, You remain good. No matter the test, You remain good. In lack, You’re good. In sickness, You’re good. In sadness, You’re good. In the midst of the storm, You’re good. You’re good when all is going well and we will claim the same when we hit a trial. Lord, how mighty are You. Your thoughts and ways are higher than ours. Give us the patience that we need for you to complete a perfect work in us. Give us the joy that will be our strength. Give us the endurance to remain in the race. Give us the peace that will surpass all understanding. Give us Your Word, for it is true and dependable. We will forever give You the praise and the glory. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Dear young lady,
You are loved! I know, I know. I can hear your question…I am loved? I can hear your “yeah right.” But don’t stop reading. Please, hear me out. I know things my be a little rough. I know life seems unfair. Yeah, it’s hard to smile genuinely. No one sees the pain you carry. No one hears the “help me” through the fake laugh. No one hears the “I’m over life” when you say “I’m ok.” So you think….
Your eyes tell your deepest secret. They long for an ear to whisper to. They reach in hopes they will find an individual that will care. You don’t say “help me” with your mouth because you don’t want to be a burden. So you stay burdened. Hindered. Stuck. Depressed. Down.
But, I see you!
“No you don’t”, you say.
Yes I do. How? Because I have been in your shoes. So please know that there is hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel. There is a hand reaching out waiting for you to grab. This hand wants to save you from sinking any deeper. This hand is being extended by Jesus.
He is the way. The truth. The life. He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. No weapon formed against us shall prosper for We are more than conquerors through Him. His joy is our strength.
Reach out and grab His hand. He loves you. He cares. Trust Him with your life.
Lord, I just want to share the beauty of Your love with everyone I encounter.
May Your words spoken through me kiss their soul.
May Your Spirit smother every hurt, every pain.
Bring a peace that will flow like a river and wash every fear and doubtful thought away.
Encamp around them through their daily journeys.
May the dipstick of their joy read “full”.
And Your comforting power bring that racing mind to a complete stop.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Allow those eyes to be yours.
Embrace your uniqueness.
You are dope.
Beauty. Its more than appearance. Allow it to radiate from within.
When you value yourself, others will too.
Be the person that make things happen.
You are capable of doing great things with your life.
Jesus loves you.
In the unknown…
Faith is produced.
Trust is found.
Character is built.
Tears are shed.
Joy is given.
Ideas are flowing.
Peace is restored.
New adventures explored.
Possibilities are endless.
Jesus is glorified.
Trust where God is leading you. The future can be scary, but don’t run back to the past because it’s familiar. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul. He wont let you fall. Time to get out of the boat.
Trust God, my friends. Trust God.
T R U S T G O D
Even when it looks like all hope is gone.
Even when everything is going contrary to what you’re speaking.
When it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.
When you can’t see a way out.
When friends and family turn their backs on you.
When nothing makes sense.
When nights seem long.
When all you wanna do is cry.
When it’s hard to smile.
When it’s hard to get out of the bed in the morning.
When you feel like it’s getting worse rather than better.
Because truth be told, God is with you every step of the way. He said that He’ll never leave you nor forsake you. So, keep speaking. Keep believing. Keep trusting the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him and He’ll direct your paths. He is making a way for you. All things are working together for your good. Don’t doubt. Don’t fear. Jesus loves you and He cares. Trust. Trust. Trust. He won’t let you fall! His glory will be shown. It’s not your job to understand/know how He’s going to do it, but its your job to TRUST that He’s going to do it. He’s not a man that He should lie. His word will not return unto Him void. He’s got you! Be still and know that He is God.
2 Corinthians 5:7
Remember…Jesus loves you and He cares!
If you’re reading this and you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, there’s no better time like the present to invite Him into your heart and life. If you’d like to do this now, genuinely and sincerely pray this prayer…
I truly believe that You are the Son of God. I confess that I have sinned against You and cannot save myself. Please forgive my wrongdoing and let me live in a relationship with You from now on. I receive You as my personal Savior and believe that You have died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead and are alive and can hear my prayers. I invite You to rule in my life and in my heart from this day forward. Help me to live a life that is pleasing to You. Thank You for saving me.
In Jesus’ name,
As I sat down and thought about my life, I began to think about what my main focus has been. What have I been spending the most time doing? What have I been trying to accomplish? I began to become slightly annoyed because I felt like I haven’t accomplished a whole lot in this new year. Then in the next moment, a peace came over me and I was reminded of all the greatness and blessings that overwhelmed me. Although I am not where I want to be, I have come a long way. ALL THANKS TO GOD!!!!!
My current situation is just a small chapter in my life, it isn’t the end. So can I encourage you, and myself, not to loose sight of where we are headed. Now is not the time to get discouraged, dismayed, or loose the faith. God is within us. We can not fail. Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world. I am more than a conqueror. God is about to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think. Keep the word in your mouth and keep moving forward. You got this! You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. Keep the faith. You can and will do IT!!