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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. 3- Proverbs 3:34

The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.  

Those that are quiet, or unobtrusive, are often mocked and criticized for not joining the crowd.   Don’t be afraid to keep to yourself, or to be quiet when under attack.   The Lord sees and hears what is being done to you, trust Him to be in control.  


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Ch. 2- Mark 5:36

Mark 5:36

But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, don’t be afraid.  Just have faith.

Pray ~ Trust ~ Believe

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

What obstacles do you face when you try to give it all over to God?

God is big enough to create the world.

He’s definitely big enough to handle your life.

Believe.

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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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Mark 6:31

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Don’t forget to take a day to give your mind, body, and soul a chance to heal, energize, and prepare for the next week.

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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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Pity Parties

Ever have a day, week, month, LIFE that left you wondering why God even bothered to put you into this world?

It’s as if some of us were just born to be in bad situations.   It’s so easy to be down and see the hurtful, negative, and unfair situations that surround you.

Someone tells you that you have a purpose and you become even more resentful because words aren’t changing your situation.

Reality check: the only person that can change your situation is YOU.

Stop relying on PEOPLE to change your life.  The reality is that 99% of people won’t work on helping you unless it benefits them in some way.  That’s just human nature.

Today, no matter how small the steps have to be, do one thing to improve your situation.

I don’t know your needs, dreams, or future plans.   I do know that you aren’t accomplishing anything by sitting around in a pool of pity all day.

Get up.   Take a shower.   Refresh your mind.  Spend time praying and asking God to open your eyes to His message for you.

If you truly want to improve your life, take the steps to get there.  You might be uncomfortable for some time, but at least you won’t be stagnant.

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