This morning I was reading through Psalms and I stumbled upon a few passages that really touched me:
The first one is Psalm 71:14-15
"But I will keep on hoping for Your help;
I will praise you more and more.
I will tell everyone about your righteousness.
All day long i will proclaim your saving power,
though I am not skilled with words.” (NLT)
David admitted what he was not good at speaking to people (skillful with words) but he does not let that stop him from praising His Heavenly Father. Remember not to let your inabiblities interfere with your worship and your sharing of the Good News. Ask God to strengthen those weaknesses with His Holy Spirit.
The second passage is Psalm 71:20-21
"You have allowed me to suffer much hardship,
but you will restore me to life again
and lift me up from the depths of the earth.
You will restore me to even greater honor
and comfort me once again.” (NLT)
Trials are what God uses to make us stronger and to bring us closer to Him. Remember as you weather the storm, that it will eventually end, and if you remain strong in your faith, you will draw closer to Him and earn your reward. Don’t lose heart or be discouraged during trials, your reward is soon to come (but in God’s time, not ours)
God bless and hope yall have a wonderful week :D
So for many of you, school has started back, and if you’re anything like me, the school work is piling up…. FAST. The stress is quickly starting to ease it’s way in, with deadlines for, homework, exams, papers all due at the same time, while trying to balance Jesus, daily Bible time, friends, family, and work too. Needless to say, it’s pretty stressful. But tonight Pastor gave an awesome word, and he pointed out this scripture and I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys!
It is Psalm 68:19
“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” Psalm 68:19
Praise the LORD!! He bears our burdens DAILY! There is not a day that goes by where He does not offer to carry our burdens. So no matter what stress is going on in our life, be it school, work, family, relationships, whatever it is, there is nothing too big that God can’t handle. If you will only give them to Him, He will gladly bear your burdens for you! Remember, He has overcome the world!
God bless and hope you all are doing well! Peace and blessings!
Here is something to try and think about:
If your dealing with any of these things like Self harm, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, being sad, whatever it may be, you should try this.
Grab a box, or a jar, whichever you’d like. Get out a notebook, scissors, pens (colorful if you want.) And your bible. (:
Go through your bible and pick out your favorite encouraging inspiring bible verses that make you feel better, give you strength, and remind you of God and Jesus. Any verses you like, write them down, cut them out, and fold them up. Place them in your jar or box.
Now, when your sad or you feel yourself starting to slip or drift away from God, grab your little box.
Open it and read all of your bible verses. They’ll make you feel happy, loved, remind you that God is there and listening. And you will probably feel closer to him getting into his word.
So every time these feelings come back, before turning to anything else, self harming, or being sad and making things worse by over thinking, try grabbing your little box of bible verses to bring you back up. And Pray. (:
What am I meant to do? What is my purpose in life? What career am I meant for? Where will I be in 10 years?
These are questions that probably cross most of your minds quite frequently. We can’t just sit here, wonder these questions, and have the answer pop up in front of you in blinking neon lights. It doesn’t work that way.
You can pray about it, God listens to anything and everything you tell him. He loves you, and he cares. Just because you may not feel an answer right away, doesn’t mean he wasn’t listening.
God has our lives planned out. He knows everything that is going to happen, how it will, when, and also where. There is nothing about you, your past, or your future that he doesn’t know. He is God.
He created you for something. You do have a purpose. You do mean something. You are meant for something.
I would deffinitly pray to God about all your worries and questions. Anything your curious or anxiety ridden about, ask him! Tell him everything.
Now, If your wondering who your going to meet, or where your going to get a job, or what your life will turn into, part of it is us trying to make that happen.
I’m not saying going out and forcing things into your life and trying to take it out of God’s hands, and into yours…
What I’m saying is, we can’t just sit here doing nothing waiting for God to do these huge things in our lives. You still have to live. Get your job, hang out with your friends, travel, live your life! God will reveal these things to you and place things into your life when you are ready for them.
You don’t have to sit and wait and want it to magically appear in front of you.
Pray about it, ask God about it, pray some more, stop stressing, and keep living. He has it all under control.
Plans like this can help guide you throughout the year, to reach your goal of reading the bible.
Plans can be very helpful and keep you on track with your reading.
You, yes you. Every person reading this. You are beautiful. Inside and out. The creator of this earth made you with his hands. Look around at everything, and then look at yourself. How could you say you’re not?
We all have insecurities, every single one of us. So I know how you feel if your feeling worthless right now, if your feeling your not meant for anything, if your feeling as if your not beautiful. I understand.
But you are. I am. The person sitting next to you in class today. That guy you passed while getting on the train, all of them. They’re beautiful, priceless, masterpieces of God’s own hands.
Don’t beat yourself up over how you look. Don’t compare yourself to society, or other people. God made you the way you are. The world’s best artist put you together. Not only are you beautiful, but you mean so much to him, to this world, and to me. All of you.
God has a plan for each and every one of us. Sure, we get worried and stressed, wondering how things could ever turn out right. We may wonder if our future will become clearer in time, instead of just staring into darkness wondering where life will take us. But God has everything planned out. He knows everything that is going to happen. He, is writing your story. So stop stressing, relax, pray about your worries, and move on. Enjoy your life. Right now, enjoy the moment your living in, and don’t always be focusing on the future. (or the past.) Because if your focusing on any other time than in the present, you may regret all the time you’ve wasted. And once you do, you can’t turn back.
So realize that your beautiful, and embrace it. Know that God has a plan for you, and breathe. Everything is going to be okay. You’re in God’s hands, the best place to be.
Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he’ll lead your paths straight.
Isaiah 64:8 - But now, O Lord, You are our father; We are the clay, and you our potter; We are all the work of your hand.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future, and a hope. Then you will call upon me and go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried you captive.
Proverbs 16:9 - In his heart, a man plans his course. But the Lord, determines his steps.
Song of Solomon 4:7 - You are all fair, my love, there is no spot in you
Some of you may or may not have known, but I myself have been trying to find that perfect church to go to.
For reasons that I’m not going to type out, (because it would be way too long..) My family has been searching for a church for a while now.
We found one, they were great. I really did love it there. We went a few times, and we haven’t gone in a week or two. My mom and I were talking today, and we think our search isn’t over just yet.
If you don’t feel 150% about a church, keep looking! Pray. Never stop praying.
Your church should be somewhere to go and feel comfortable. To feel welcome, and loved, and supported, and also support others.
I don’t think any of us should have to “settle” on a church. I really do strongly believe, if you keep praying you will find the perfect church for you and your family.
For me, my family’s search has not ended. Sure we found a nice church, at first I LOVED it. But after much thought, there’s much more we want out of a church we will attend. If you don’t feel positive about it, maybe your search isn’t supposed to be over.
Never give up hope, you will deffinitly find a church soon. It’s not an easy task, but it’s most deffinitly worth the time.