I admit it. Sometimes I strive to do everything on my own. And at some point, I am so depleted and ready to give up, that’s what I do. I give up.
But giving up isn’t always the bad idea it is usually made out to be. Giving up can actually be a good thing. Especially if we’re giving it up, to let God take the lead.
I'm so thankful that nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate me from God. Not even myself. No matter where we go—in distance, height, width, or depth—God is with us. He knows where we are and knows how to find us. Even when we are at our lowest, God will never leave us nor forsake us.
Sitting in the corner
curled up into a ball
invisible to everyone
but the One who created all.
Some days we color a pretty picture all nice and neat. Other days turn into scribbles, all unruly outside of the lines.
And you know what? That's okay. The question is, do we include God in the messiness of our lives as much as we do the colorful days?
Watching the news, I just have no words for the images flashing across the screen of a country being torn apart. I am horrified by what I see. What do I do with the feelings and emotions coursing through me? Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, admitted he didn't know what to do either when an army came against him, except to focus his eyes on God. And so, as I watch, I pray. Would you pray with me?
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart; He gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11
How wonderful are the gifts God gives us. Springtime. New growth. Flowers and grass and trees. And I love how holds us with an everlasting love, like a new-born lamb.
A friend and I have been studying the story of Noah and the flood. I wanted to share with you something that has absolutely fascinated me I have never seen before.
In Genesis 9:13 we read, “I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.”
I never noticed it before ... “in the cloud.” This intrigued me. Why did God set it in the cloud?
Are you tired of the battle you are fighting? Have you been going through a trial for seems like forever? I'm not usually this transparent in my writings, but today I decided to feel all the feelings and write down my thoughts as I have struggled for a long time now through a heartache I fear will never end. But God says, "Peace, be still." And so, I choose to rest. I hope you will choose the same.
The love of God knows no bounds. We cannot fathom the depth, breath, or height of His love. *
One of my favorite things to do when I need a peaceful respite, is to go on YouTube and watch timelapse videos. If you’ve never watched one, these videos are usually of a scenic nature, usually of an island or country. Besides being inspiring and relaxing, it’s my way of traveling around the world.
And through it all, He declares His love for us.
Are you having trouble in your writing? Are you having trouble coming up with words to say to someone or to write? Take heart. Even Moses and Aaron hesitated to speak to God’s people and to the Pharoah.
But if you really want to write — especially to encourage others in the Lord — then you need to pray and ask God to speak to you and write through you.
Here are 5 ways to keep going when you feel all dried up.
The one thing about rivers is, they don’t stand still.
Rivers travel. They bubble and gurgle, always flowing somewhere. But they don’t get stagnant.
Rivers don’t give up. They don’t quit. No matter how many rocks and hills and logs might be in their way, rivers always find a way around their obstacles.