Often in our lives we allow similar perspective to rule and consume us, thinking our struggles are bigger than they are. We allow tough seasons, stressful days, or tedious tasks to fully block our light.
Ultimately, my God is a GOOD God. No matter what circumstance I am in or how many handicaps I have. He is still good. You see, when we are not moved by trials due to being planted firmly at the Lord’s feet, people notice. And what, in fact, they are noticing, is Jesus.
Yes, we will experience trials. There will always be something, but if we strive to plant ourselves by the living water, during the trails we will remain steadfast in His supernatural strength and will be able to conquer anything that comes our way.
So how do we combat this problem we all are susceptible to? Below are a few tips that help me and will hopefully encourage you the next time you start to worry. It is a battle you and I will face time and time again, but these 5 tips can help us conquer the spirit of worry once and for all.
So with that in mind, what would it look like to consider what God, the author and embodiment of love, says about you? Would you be willing to ask God to help you write a love letter to yourself? This may seem an odd thing to suggest. Perhaps even the thought of sitting down and asking God to help you write a letter professing love for yourself makes you want to run and hide. But lend me your ear, and let your heart sit with the idea for just a second. What would it be like to receive a love letter from the author of your story, your Father, the one who knit you together in your mother’s womb? The one who knows you inside and out? The one whose voice spoke the earth into existence and gently whispers to you in the darkest of nights?
One of my goals for the year is to seek God with more intentionality. I heard a powerful message a few months ago, and one of the main points was that many of God’s children don’t live out the promises of God because we are not familiar with them. God began challenging me to get deeper into His Word. Do you also want to grow in your knowledge of scripture? Getting into the Word, in my experience, can be a bit of a daunting task. Perhaps, like me, you’re not sure where to start!
This Advent Season I’m committing to slowing down in order to fully feel the weight of anticipation. In this effort, I want to focus on the significance that the arrival of Christ holds for my daily life. Sitting in anticipation is uncomfortable and risky. It’s exhilarating and hopeful…at first. Then it just leaves us weary. The Bible says that hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12)
We love seeing our graduates grab ahold of the tools they learn at Mercy and apply them to their daily life as they walk out the process of freedom. The below truths are applicable today to all of us on a spiritual journey! Take some time to return to childlike faith and explore the ABCs! A special thanks to 2015 Graduate, Joanna!