I don’t know how to go through life on my own. I’m so thankful that no matter where I’m at, I’m not alone. Sometimes I feel like I can’t take another step. Then I’m reminded of Jesus and that he wept. He endured much pain leading up to the cross. He knows what it’s like to suffer and endure great loss. I’m thankful for his character and the life that he lead. I’m thankful for his sacrifice and the blood he shed. Though the enemy always tries to deceive, Jesus is greater and the Holy Spirit is in me. I don’t have to live a life of fear. Father speak truth and bless my ears. I’ll follow your voice, may I listen and hear. I know that you are with me, you are always near! Step by step, lead the way. Lord I want to do all you say. I love when I’m walking with you in stride, in both the high and low tide. Give me the strength to follow you. No matter where you lead, may I walk with you!
When love is experienced everything is ok. You wonder why you can’t feel this way every day. The truth is God loves you and you have a choice. You can live as a son or daughter or you can be distracted by the noise. The world will fill your mind and the enemy will feed you lies, but God will be your Father and never leave your side. There will be times you feel like he’s no where to be found, but take time to listen he’s speaking, hear his sound? He’s that gentle whisper that says it’s going to be ok. I know you don’t understand why I don’t always answer when you pray. But I promise you I hear everything you say. Child I love you, come be with me today. He will not force you to comply, he even loves you when you ask why. You don’t have to continue to strive, to prove you have value while you’re alive. You are treasured in God’s eyes. It’s why he sent his son die. For if Jesus never died, we would be seperated forever you and I. But because perfect blood was shed, now we can live instead. When Jesus conquered the grave, he left but the Holy Spirit came. Ask him to lead you, you’ll never be the same. When you’re going through many trials and everything seems to pile. He will give you the ability to persevere and the courage to conquer your fears. Live as a son or daughter and receive the love of God the Father. When you work from a place of rest you realize that God’s the best. You don’t have to strive to be loved, he is a gentle as a dove. When you let him speak life to you, you feel rejuvenated and renewed. Love changes everything! What a beautiful gift from a king. Be carriers of this precious gift. It has the ability to lift, anyone from anything. Love changes everything!
Brokenness is hard but beautiful to me. When you’re struggling child bring me your needs. I’m your strength and comfort in the storm. I knew you child before you were born. Lean on me and the Body of Christ. On the cross Jesus suffered and paid the price. Before that he was tempted and he was tried. Yes Jesus wept, yes he cried. He was insulted and mocked, but death set us free. Children run, run to me. Don’t try to be strong for you are weak. Learn to humble, learn to be meek. Ask me to come and help you each day. I’m the only truth, I’m the only way. Brokenness is beautiful in my eyes. Just tell me the truth, nothing’s a surprise!
Sometimes you go through times where you tell yourself over and over again, “I can do it.” As Dory would say on Finding Nemo “just keep swimming.” I am currently dealing with situations that I’ve never been trained for. Life throws curve balls and we have to adjust. This post is for those of you who are struggling to get through another day. Some situations seem hopeless. I can’t argue with the statement, “life is hard.”
The only I know to do is ask God to renew my hope. To bring hope where there is none. To bring comfort in the midst of pain. To bring peace to the chaos. To bring light to the darkness. To bring wisdom when confusion is present. When I start asking God for these things and speaking truth about who God is, I find myself filled with a little more hope. Sometimes all we need is a glimmer to help us through difficult times.
I recently started my first job as a speech language pathologist. The job came up quickly, I was hired quickly and started almost immediately. I’m going through a myriad of emotions and find myself adjusting to many new changes. I’ve struggled with anxiety during this time. I’ve been discouraged and overwhelmed. But in the midst of what seems like chaos, I know I am learning and growing. I make a conscious decision daily, often multiple times daily, to learn from my mistakes and keep going. I want to be a light to the students on my caseload and my colleagues. Changes are hard, but I have hope. Thank you Lord for giving me hope. We all need hope to help keep us going! I encourage you to embrace the change and transition. Give yourself grace as you learn. My prayer for everyone who reads this post is that peace would rest on you and that you would have an overwhelming sense of love. That grace would abound and hope would prevail.
This poem was written when God was speaking to me about being a child, a daughter. This painting was done by a friend during worship. As I looked at it, God downloaded the poem that follows the picture.A girl dancing joyful and free. She’s joyful because she knows her identity. Her Father loves her, says dance with me. Delighted she says, anything for thee! As she dances she praises and sings. Her feet move to his melody. Her eyes open she finally sees. The world from her Father’s view. She sees herself loved and renewed. She says Father I want to always see, from heaven’s perspective will you do that for me?. The Father says child thanks for asking me. From this day forward you will always see. Now go release what I’ve given to you. Go help others see my view. Then come back and dance for me. I love seeing you happy and free!
There are some days that I find that I am scared. Sometimes I wonder if God really hears my prayers. I’m thankful that in my hurt and pain, that God calls me beloved, he calls me by my name. He tells me that I don’t have to live in shame. God I want to keep growing and becoming more like you. I don’t want to look at life as something I just have to get through. I want to love and show others what it means to be kind. No matter what happens, I want to be a light that shines. God help me, be with me today. It’s you oh Lord that I want to obey. I love you Lord, I know you really care. Thank you for hearing all my prayers!