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When You Believe and Know the Truth of God

When you believe and know the truth of God, it changes everything. I’m a worrier. There are times that trouble overwhelms me and fills my mind with grief. I used to let it consume me until I couldn’t take it anymore. The only way I got through and will get through these discouraging times, is God. Now when worry is looming, the first thing I do is ask God for help. It’s true, my friends. When you face uncertainty, trust God. He can handle anything that comes our way. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the …

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Live in Awareness, Not Fear

      Which came first, depression or anxiety? I’ve lived with both and can tell you that neither is fun. Both are self-serving and hard to treat. Both conditions are very real and can destroy lives if not diagnosed and controlled, often with medicine. Instead of living in fear, get the facts from the Specialists; ask God for wisdom and give your fears to Him. Worrying and complaining solve nothing. Replace those bad thoughts with what is real and true. Don’t fret. God’s got this. 1 Peter 5:7 – “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for …

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Being Too Certain of the Wrong Things

    My husband tells me that I can be very convincing at times. Some may call it stubborn. But, we both know that my sense of direction is way off. When we trust and truly believe in something that is very wrong (not within God’s word), it may cause us to stray from our faith. One thing for certain, God, who started a good work in me will one day welcome me into Heaven. Guilt can be deceiving. Align your decisions with God’s word and you will make the right decision in the right time. Driving a car in …

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A Good Day with a Bad Moment

    One bad egg can ruin an omelet. Just as one bad moment can ruin your whole day. But you don’t have to let it. I look at each day as a gift. I’m breathing, able to walk and talk. I have enough to eat and have a roof over my head. When something disrupts the day, look for an opportunity to put a positive spin on it. Don’t get mad and don’t try to get even. You can still have a good day with just one bad moment. Look for God in everything. This is only a season …

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Trade My Will for His Will

    I’ve said this before, God is not a ‘Genie in a bottle.’ We just can’t wish for something selfishly and it appears. You may be thinking of a totally different plan for your life, one that fulfills your own selfish desires, but God’s plan will ultimately be the best for you. Quit fighting your destiny. Trade your will for His Will and just watch how much easier life gets. Even in the tough days, He’s there to pick us up, wipe away the tears and help us press on to a better life. Psalm 143:10 – “Teach me …

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What’s My Purpose?

    If I ask you today, “what is your purpose in life?,” what would you say? You might say, “I have no idea” or you may tell me exactly what you think your purpose is. God created each one of us with a purpose in mind. And, ONLY God knows the answer to this question. If you’re unsure, or really have no clue, just ask Him. God listens to His children and He never dismisses the desires of our hearts. Just make sure when you ask ‘what is my purpose?’ that you’re ready to do what His will is …

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Do Your Valleys Outnumber Your Peaks

2020 may have seemed like the longest, darkest valley in your life, but there was always hope to those who trust in God. I’ve literally hiked to the top of a 14,000 foot mountain, and I can tell you that it was one of the most alive feelings I’ve ever experienced. And there’s also been emotional and spiritual moments of greatness where I wanted to leave this earth and go straight to heaven. The peaks in life are blessings and the favor of God. I imagine Heaven might be like that. Everlasting peaks! I’ve had my share of valleys too. …

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Circumstantial Joy

  Are you waiting for things to change before you’ll be happy again? You could be waiting a long time, my friend. If you are a Christian, joy is an emotion as a result of the Holy Spirit that lives within you. This Spirit produces this ongoing positive and hopeful emotion, as we turn our heart and mind to Christ. Even when our world is engulfed in violence and hate, the Holy Spirit can give you peace. This comes from knowing your faith is not in what’s going on around you, it’s your trust that God loves you and will …

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Changing Our Position will Change Our Prespective

Life happens. Circumstances change, people move on and we’re left to pick up the pieces and move forward. Change is inevitable. Without it, there would be no purpose. But, when the outlook appears dim and tragedy strikes, you have two choices. Wallow in self-pity or change your position. Our perspective is based on our decisions and how we live our lives, based on how we see things. Seeing life through God’s eyes will reveal purpose and hope, even when life hasn’t turned out like you hoped. Life is like a river, running from left to right, sometimes rough waters emerge …

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Does God Believe in You

Has anyone ever asked you, “do you believe in God?” If you answered yes, and followed through with it, you’re a Christian. But, have you ever asked yourself, “does God believe in me?” And, what does that really mean, anyway? God created humanity and every living thing on earth. Those of us who believe this know that we serve an amazing, omnipotent God. He’s everywhere, all the time. He existed before time itself and yet, we rarely ask ourselves, “does God believe in me?” Does He believe me when i say I love Him and want my life to change? …

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Confidence in Christ Not Our Flesh

  You know that feeling of self-confidence, when you’re being challenged to do something that you’re well experienced at? What about being confident in someone or something else? I can be confident in someone who makes a promise to me, until that promise is broken. Or, I can be hopeful that my car will start when I turn the key, but what if it doesn’t? I’ve found that there’s only one thing that I can be 100% confident of, and that’s in God Himself, and His promises. God has not only been there when I needed Him but He’s going …

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Give Hope

Did you know that you can’t give something away that you don’t already possess. This is also true with hope. Encouraging others is a gift from God that I inspire others to achieve. “A Christian’s hope isn’t an escape or wishful thinking, as C.S. Lewis says, but something that a Christian is meant to do.” Can you have hope, but not faith? In God you can’t. Faith to a Christian is believing that God does what He says He will do. Hope is the forethought of that faith. I can hope that someone in my family will be saved, but …