✝️Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.”
It’s not always easy to walk by faith. Especially when things are rough and you have so many questions and things to stress about. Faith means giving up your control and giving it away to someone else. Like God, Jesus. What is faith?
✝️Matthew 17:20 “…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
I suggest you practice giving your concerns to the Lord, because He truly cares for you.
✝️1 Peter 5:7 says “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for us”. Just throw it on him, and let him carry your burdens. Jesus said we could cast all of our cares on him because he cares for us! There is nothing we are going through that we cannot cast on the Lord.
✝️Romans 3:23-26 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus
You are loved! Even when you don’t feel like it.
✝️Psalm 36:7–9 7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 8 They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. 9 For with you is the fountain of life; your light do we see light.
✝️Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Remember it is the king of lies and deceit that’s trying to keep you down.
Don’t let him win. Take charge. Because God is our source!
✝️ John 10:1-11 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
At times you may think you are invisible, alone, that no one can see you and no one cares. Especially with the lock downs and chaos going on in the world and in our country. Well, you are wrong! Maybe you lost loved ones, maybe it seems like your world is falling apart, or maybeyoufeel lost. You may very well be. I know for us personally it seems to be that way for us for various reasons.
To top it off, our country has been at a cyber cival war amist the Covid crisis… People attacking people over big and small issues. Missunderstandings and hate crimes are happing all over the world. Not just in the USA… In all my years I have not seen our country and people as divided as we are now….
This division has caused fear and anger to grow amongst the feelings that we people were already dealing with. Some people are out and about trying to get thier lives back. Even with the crazy resrtaints being forced on us more now then before when Covid first started. For otheres they are becoming more secluded away without other people. Becoming hermits and surviving via online shopping. Various by choice, others without opinions.
Having to stay apart and the drama going on- love, compassion, hugs and affection are becoming harder to receive. Yet alone to give. Why? I seriously want you to think about that. Why do you think? How does all this make you feel and how are you responding to the situations?
Personally I believe that fear is the main culprit. Fear of false truths, fear of lack of knowledge, fear of being forced into something, fear of being left out, fear of pain, fear of Covid, fear of the unknown, fear of not being noticed, fear of failure, fear of not doing what you should, fear of standing out to much, of being invisible, fear of death and so much more. Fear is a powerful weapon. Fear can be physically crippling. What does God say about fear?
✞ John 10:10 (King James Version) The thief comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy: I am come so that they might have life, and that they might have it abundantly.
✞ John 10:11-12 (New Living Translation) “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock.
✞ 2 Timothy 2:1 (King James Version) Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
✞ Joshua 1:9 (NIV) “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
✞Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT) “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
✞ Deuteronomy 28:12-14 (NIV) The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.
✞ Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
✞Romans 8: 38-39 (NKJV) “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
✞ Hebrews 13:5-6 (NASV) “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. “What will man do to me?”
✞ Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Now that’s deep! In short that means-
It’s true you do, and you are not alone. Not only is God on your side but so are many others. Maybe not physically in person but in prayer!
✞Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV) Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
✞ Matthew 18:20 (NIV) For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
If you are not sure how to pray. Think of talking to a parent, or better yet a bestfriend and say what is on your heart ❤
Also The Lord’s Prayer works too…
✞ Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (
✞ Hebrews 13:5-6 (NIV) “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. “What will man do to me?”
Don’t forget to put on your spiritual armor as well!
God bless you today and always!
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