Faith in His assurance

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May our Lord grant you peace, love and rest for your soul during difficult times. And thankfulness when providence shines on you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Faith in His assurance, in Yeshua. He’s the medicine that cures our hearts and makes us stronger to deal with situations that come up on a daily basis. It’s in the not giving up but realizing our weaknesses and our need. In confessing/talking to the One who has been patiently waiting with open arms to listen, to help YOU. It’s in asking Him to abide in our heart, to change us from within to reflect His will in our life. His righteousness. He will give us His grace AND His strength to endure what life throws at us. In trusting Him, He sends us His Spirit to open both our mind and heart to love; love for Him, love for neighbor, love for life. Even in the chaos of life He gives us a clearer perceptive on how to move forward, how to be a blessing to others and thereby healing ourselves in this chaotic time we are in. His peace surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7 ) produces a calmness in our heart and mind. No matter what happens in our day this faith carries us through with the confidence and trust put upon Him we ride the wave of the time allotted on this earth. God is Perfect. Holy. Righteous. Loving. Kind. Friendly. Helpful. Protective. Caring. Sharing. Powerful. Mighty. Compassionate. Forgiving. Empowering. Discerning ♦, the list is endless of His attributes and with faith bestowed on us. How He loves us“unto the end” (John 13:1). Being united, joyful and in prayer, for what matters is life. YOUR life to Him.

Tragedy happens to all of us, no one is immune, our conduct in the face of adversity speaks volumes. People see your reaction in the face of it. Does it show a positive ‘over comer’ outlook or a negative ‘woe is me’ one?  Does it have you ‘picking yourself up, dusting yourself off’ attitude? Or burying yourself deeper in sadness?  Are you able to help others, think of others or wallow in self?  In helping others you help yourself for just that moment in time you’re not thinking of self but focus on others.  And our reaction to the ugliness of situations we face either feeds into it or can lift you out of it. Do you look through the eyes of despair or the eyes of triumph? Hopelessness, pessimism, sadness leads to despair. Thinking the opposite – HOPEFUL, being optimistic, leads us and gives us a better perspective, especially in doing for others. Our faith helps us see a better outlook, opening doors for endless possibilities.

Everything has a purpose and a purpose for everything in God’s sight (para. Ecclesiastes 3:1). He’s the One that turns every wrong to good for those who love Him, it’s on God’s timetable not ours. To trust Him and not loose heart in an ever-changing world. We are not alone, even when we think we are. That’s the evil one telling us we’re abandon not the reality of His grace. It’s in our deepest sorrow we come to realize how much we need Him in our lives, need His mercy and forgiveness, need His love in our hearts. Jesus came to instill that in us. He won the war by His death and resurrection. We’re already victors in Him. He paid the price of our rebellion. He took our penalty and gave us His purity. Trust Him to safely win the battles in our lives. Sometimes we don’t receive it immediately, doesn’t mean it not coming in some other way. God knows what we need when we need it, trust Him. His assurance among the chaos of this life is there’s calmness in Him. Giving up is not the option but in humble prayer, confessing all, changes our outlook and our life, to pick up our own cross and humbly carry it. Because He that is with us, in us is greater (1 John 4:4) than anything in this world. Faith is powerful, an unshakable belief, ‘it moves mountains’ (and not just the physical one). Our hope is in Christ.

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!  Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Meditate on These Things

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:4-9

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:5

 

Always looking up! The King of Glory is coming!  Let Him find you ready and in good cheer. God shines through us, it’s all about Him.
Stay strong, although the world is chaotic there is beauty in it. What does that tell you…

[ Everything Has Its Time ] To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1

God is not the author of our mishaps but allows them in our lives to wake us up to our true purpose. Sometimes these lessons are not intended for us yet, we must go through them with patience. Knowing He has our best interest at heart. How we handled them makes all the difference in both our lives and others. We all have choices, it’s not a time to curse and be angry (as some do) at the situation one finds themselves in, but to reevaluate oneself and pray for change in our own lives. The change in accepting the need for peace in our soul among the turmoil of life. That peace is in Christ alone, who told us to give Him our burdens and He will give us rest.

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:29,30

People will see this change in us, and with our prayers hopefully it will change them.

God is awesome! What changes instantly is our hearts, if we’re open to receive His grace. Reminds me of Reinhold Niebuhr’s prayer: ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference’.
Our lives in reflecting Jesus’ humility shows the world around us who lives in our hearts.

“Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you. 

Thank you for visiting 🙂 God bless

 

My thanks to: BibleGateway for the Scripture verses (emphasis used throughout; ♦ onechristianministry.com for my list of verbs; Dictionary.com ;Reinhold Niebuhr for his prayer and my picture source: http://www.bethanyplace.com

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