Jun 26 2013

Through

 

If you feel like you are stuck, here’s a gentle little nudge. 

I get while you’re stuck, maybe even numb, you're wishing right now you were curled up in a bawl in bed hiding from your circumstances. I don’t know about you, but avoiding issues has never solved them for me - neither has blaming God for them.

I admit to you there are days as a single parent, with my kids gone for their summer visitation with their Dad, that I want to hibernate until they come back. But, I can’t. I cry out to God to hold my hand. Some days I need Jesus to swoop in, pick me up, and carry me through it. Today is "carry me" day, and I am so thankful that He always says yes to that prayer.

God promises us that he doesn’t cause our problems to teach us a lesson. He doesn’t put us in the so-called “valley of the shadow of death”, nor does he leave us in it to wallow. His promise is that he will carry us THROUGH it! 

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4 

If you’re feeling stuck, numb, or like hibernating.  Here’s a little nudge to get up, take a baby step forward, and pray this:

Pick me up, Jesus, I am yours.  –Amen.

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Jun 24 2013

Fear Not?

You don't have to have it all figured out.

I was listening to the song, Courageous, today in a different light. I've always heard it in the past as a challenge to be brave for God, to step up.  

But, what happens when you don't feel like you can? The song actually encourages us to ask for help from God. 

The only way we'll ever stand
Is on our knees with lifted hands
Make us courageous
Lord, make us courageous 

So, don't feel bad if some days you look at your future and what you’re facing, and you’re scared to death. Pray for God to make you courageous.  

This is what I pray, if you'd like, join me! 

Help us to completely relinquish any fear that we have into Your capable hands. God, help us fully trust that You are holding our hand, leading us in the way we should go. 

For your word says, "Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. - Isaiah 41:10. 

In Jesus name, Amen.

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