For the love of God, stop. Stop acting like you can control life. Stop pretending you are actually in control. God is. He is the author of life. He numbers our days. Do you want your numbered days to be … Continue reading
Ever work yourself into a worried frenzy? Consume your thoughts with worry and then your body simply shuts down? Worst case scenarios play out in your brain and you are completely convinced all heck will break loose? Think about the … Continue reading
Completeness. Perfectly sound. Intact. God promises us His peace. His perfect peace. His shalom. When the waters begin to sway your boat, He is there to speak peace over you. In the stillness of the night, He’s there to cover … Continue reading
Have you ever asked God to spend your time? To fill it with His desires and needs for you? God has fashioned our brains brilliantly. Capable of so much. Sometimes we have many voices, one louder than the next, all … Continue reading
It’s time. I’m done. Not reaching out for prayer, that is. We must pray for each other. Because prayer makes all the difference in the world. So why are we NOT utilizing this gift God has left for us? This … Continue reading
I lifted my tear stained eyes and looked upon my sweet Lord’s face. Compassion dripped from His eyes as He scooped me into His arms. My child, I love you. I cover you this day with My peace. May you … Continue reading
How many burdens do you keep?
How many burdens do you take back after you give them away to God?
When you lay your burden down, giving it to God,
don’t pick it back up.
We are not made to carry them.
We are sheep.
But our Shepherd is made for the job.
He’s willing and happy to do it.
But we have to make a choice.
To lay the burden down.
And leave it at the foot of the cross.
Jesus might not carry it like you think He should.
Don’t ask for it back.
When your mind thinks of that burden, you begin to think of ways to fix it.
That, my friends, is scooping the burden back up.
Every time your thoughts return to that burden, give it back to God.
Thank Him for fixing it for you.
Tell Him you can’t wait to see How he solves it.
He will let you know.
If you instead, keep musing over that issue,
the burden will climb back onto your shoulders.
Worry and fear will once again join you.
Give them to God and stop those thoughts in their tracks.
Smile, knowing God’s in control.
And He has your best in mind.
“Look unto Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:22 Saved, yes, for all of eternity. From the punishment we richly deserve. But I think there’s … Continue reading
My dear mother shared this verse with me today: “But none of these things move me….” Acts 20:24 Paul goes on to explain his pristine focus on the mission God had entrusted to him. Earthly things didn’t move him. Including … Continue reading
Who am I to question Almighty God? What gives me that right? His ways are above mine. He holds our future in His capable strong hands. Our job is to trust Him with faith like a child. Oh we can … Continue reading
Make a list of your blessings. I know you can, even if you are in the deep dark pit. Physically write them down. You’ll need to refer to the list often until you can remember them on your own. If … Continue reading
It should be obvious I am Your child, Lord. That I spend time with You. Sweet Jesus, please give me Your eyes. I want to see things through Your lens. Your filter. I want to see things as they really … Continue reading
Sometimes I feel like a hypocrite. Fraud. Someone who writes well and doesn’t listen to what she writes. Well, I’m only human. Not perfect. Not even close. Life is real. Emotions are real. Expectations are real. We are forced every … Continue reading
Everything. How will you respond to what life throws at you? When stress stares you in the face, how will you behave? Panicky? Unable to breathe? Grumpy pants? If that’s your response, your body will respond in fear. You will … Continue reading
Ugh. I really don’t like even the word. Who does? Wait. Our children detest the word. When they ask us something and we say ‘wait’, their faces usually fall, because they just know. Society buys cars with loans, we buy … Continue reading
You’re still holding the reins. Your life. You still want control. I do? Yes. How do you know? Easy. Every time you don’t see your life headed in the direction you want, you worry. When an issue pops … Continue reading
You’re so not worth it. You’ll never get it right. Life will always be one chaotic mess, so why try? He doesn’t really love you. You’re ugly. You’re boss is simply waiting for a chance … Continue reading
Disappointment is real, isn’t it? Life isn’t always a bed of roses. Heck, roses have thorns, but they sure smell wonderful, so it is a mixed bag at best. Life, that is. Here’s the bottom line: since we are guaranteed … Continue reading
Submitting to God and giving Him every drop of worry will happen again and again. Over and over. What? Why? Because we’re human and we forget, am I right? Our minds are trained to worry when our future is unclear. … Continue reading