Christmas is a time when families get together, presents are given, memories are made, and so much more! Why is this so stressful? Busyness tries to inhabit and abide. We loose sight of what really matters. Time off work is spent running around. We don’t rest. We remember fights and forget we’re blessed. We forget how to celebrate and not be stressed. Jesus is the reason we can rest. He is enough. He’s all that we need. Come spend time with him on your knees. Worship and adore the king of kings. He will change your perspective eternally. I know when I stop striving and simply come. Jesus says child you’re loved not dumb. In a moment my troubles aren’t wearing me down. I’m wrapped up in worship releasing a sound. Worship the king who came as a babe and later for the world his life he gave.
I’m in a season where I’m crushed, but in the crushing I have a hope for rebuilding. It’s been really hard to go through! I wasn’t able to write much for awhile, but yesterday I was blessed by the Lord’s beautiful, honest words that came in poetic form.
It’s not easy to go through any type of pain. Unfortunately, often it seems to lead to shame.
But that’s not how God looks at pain. He doesn’t see someone who’s going insane. You might hear lies every day. But you can live free and alive today. Learning how to walk is a journey we can take. We can be real with God and others, not fake. Knowing boundaries and how to take care of ourselves. Is important for others and for our own health. It’s ok to cry, it’s ok to be upset. It’s ok to ask questions, remember Jesus wept. Pain and grief can seem debilitating, but God sent his Son because he said you’re worth saving! It’s hard to grieve, but it’s important that we see, our emotions are important to God indeed. If we don’t process them, we don’t know our needs. We all have a story and hope to give, life is so much more fun when we can fully live!
The last month has been hard! Full of unexpected challenges and often times answers were no where in sight. Fear became something I encountered often. After battling fear throughout different circumstances in my life, I came to the conclusion the other day that need God to kill the fear inside of me that holds me back from experiencing abundant life. In order for this to happen fear must die and God must love me back to life. I believe he cares and is full of joy to hear this prayer. I encourage you to ask him to take your fear. He already went to the cross to deal with all sin! I don’t want to live afraid rather I want to live courageous. Lord give us the strength and boldness to live for you!
Pain is hard, tears we’ve cried. I’ve asked God many times why. Though I don’t get an answer I start to grow. He begins to lift me up out of the low. Once in a pit all around was dark. Then Jesus came in and I could see marks. Scars on his body and marks on the walls from people once there until they realized they’re called! Jesus is the light that helped them out. Jesus I surrender I don’t want to pout. Life is hard, but you conquered the grave. You are with me always because I am saved. Guide my steps every day and keep on my tongue things you want to say. Let me be a light, a bringer of hope to a world that is hurting and just trying to cope. Show us what it is to live with life, instead of feeling like we’re stabbed by knives. Joy come and fill our hearts. May the church arise and do her part. Love one another, encourage and pray. I believe together the world we can change!
The loss of a child, the loss of a friend, the loss of a job will tragedy end? I can’t say I understand all the trials and pain, but my heart breaks for those treading through rocky terrain. It’s hard and it’s tiring will the trek ever end? It is hard to take another step and even bend. I hear people say when can I rest? I’ve given life my all, my very best. I wish I could say tomorrow the tide will turn and you will look back and see all you’ve learned. I don’t know when that time will come, but I encourage you to keep walking you are worthy not dumb. You may feel like the world is crumbling under your feet. Remember how much you’ve gone through, living life is quite a feat. I’ve experienced many trials and chosen to believe that there’s treasures that have been deposited in me. Life isn’t easy but I’ve learned much indeed. I pray that these words comfort others in need!