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Finding Hope

Maybe I’m just tired, or maybe I’m noticing it more… but the sheer evil in this world has been wearing me down.  Turn on the television- violence, open the paper or a magazine- more stories of violence, and don’t even look at social media unless you want to see graphic pictures and graphic writing.

The stories that really hit hard are the ones about crimes against children.   I am sick to my stomach about these things.   How can children be abused so horribly?   I thought I had seen and been through some bad things, but lately, oh my goodness….  I cry out to God to save these poor innocent babies.

We are in the process of opening a foster home.  It’s been a long process, and yes, I am tired and stressed…. but oh, how amazing it is going to be to welcome in a child to our home and help rebuild what someone else has destroyed.   I suppose the whole point of this post is to encourage you to find hope, give hope, be hope to someone out there, regardless of age, race, male or female– give someone hope today.   In return, you may find yourself being hopeful again.   For when two or more are gathered, God is present.

 

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Ch. 4- Psalm 39:7

And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. 

Days of hopelessness, feeling lost, unsure of where you’re supposed to be in your life, are sure to come.   But, as believers, we have the promise that our Father is going to take care of us.  

Breathe…

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Ch 2- 2 Timothy 4:2-5

From Chapter 2- Faith and Perseverance

Stay focused on the one and only, Father God- remain humble and true to His word. Don’t be persuaded and charmed by those who use His word for their own good.    Times will be hard, you will feel overwhelmed, find a quiet space and spend time telling your concerns to God.   Time to create a war room!

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Breathe and Forgive

I have a hard time letting go of anger and hurt when I find out that others, who I trusted, have said or done things against me or my family.   I think it’s because I don’t bond with many people, so when something negative happens I feel it deeply.

The problem is, I’m only hurting myself by holding onto these negative feelings.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to go through those feelings.  In fact, you need to process them to move on.   However, don’t dwell on them.   Focus on what’s important, focus on the people and circumstances that are positive influences.

No one said living life as a believer would be easy.   It may be one of the most difficult things ever.  But- think of who is watching you, think of who might be brought to Christ through your example.

Like my grandma used to say- Let Go and Let God.

Make a positive impact today.

Be a blessing.

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

You have a gift that was bestowed upon you even before you were placed on this earth.   The problem arises when we are taught to ignore those inherent feelings and listen to what society tells us is the appropriate path for our lives.

God has a reason for you to be here.

No one is greater, more special, or more deserving.

We all have a plan.

We all matter in the eyes of Father God.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself being happy.  What comes to mind when you think about this?

What comes to mind when you think about this?

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Never Forget

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 NIV 17 You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

How many times do we struggle and cry out to God to help us, only to forget about Him once things in life start becoming positive?  I can say that I am so guilty of this.  I become intwined among the daily activities and prosperous moments that I don’t take time to thank the one that got me there.

I’ve been disciplined so many times by my Father God.  The blessed times were amazing- with the ability to provide for my family, enjoy fine things, buy whatever I wanted, whenever I felt like it.  It was so easy to become caught up in material desires, and it was so difficult to be satisfied with what I had, and not long for the “better things” that those around me were obtaining.

Once again, I am at a point in my life where everything has been lost.  I’m battling chronic illnesses, attempting to find the energy to complete simple tasks, and watching as my husband and children struggle each day with basic needs.

I don’t believe that God wants us to hurt like this.  I believe He is a parent that longs for his children to succeed and prosper.  However, like children, we take for granted what is provided to us and forget to keep a thankful heart.

Wherever you are at in life right now, stop for a moment.  Close your eyes.   Breathe in the fresh air and start thanking your Father for surrounding you with air, clothing, shelter, food, and other people who care for you.

Look at the simple things and thank Him.

Look at the major blessings in your life and thank Him.

Look at your struggles, and thank Him because they make us stronger.
Thank Him

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