The only thing that will cancel out the hurt and expunge the record of wrongs is forgiveness. Forgiveness isn’t letting a person off the hook or inviting them to hurt you again, it’s a way of saying “I don’t like what you did, but I’m willing to not hold it against you for my sake and yours”. Let’s do our part to stop the cycle of hurt and abuse. Let’s try a better way; let’s love and forgive instead.
“…That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” Have you ever thought about why
You are uniquely crafted by a creative God, do you believe it?
We as human beings have a tendency to take our eyes off of what really matters to focus on a momentary distraction. But that’s the great thing about Jesus; when we take our eyes off of Him, we can always get back up, and reinstate Him as our focal point.
Wow! Our God is so much bigger and better than I can ever hope to understand! If he could provide that much for those people in need, what can and will he do for you in your life?
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and they say something that makes you cringe? They’ll say “I
Growing up I was that child who would ask questions almost constantly. I love learning and gathering information, which is
Timothy had a great calling on his life, yet Paul knew that Timothy, as we do, had the tendency to want to shrink back from that call and remain inactive, a much less terrifying place to be. God has called us to be fearless and fight that tendency to stay stuck. But it’s so much more than that! Fear usually leads to rash or unwise decisions but God has given us the tools to fight against that as well: power, love, a calm mind, a well-balanced mind, discipline, and self-control.
Despite your present circumstance, know that you are the apple of His eye, His precious child, and don’t let anyone or anything tell you any different. Cry out to Him in the middle of your wilderness, ask Him to meet you in the middle of your “waste” and wait to see what He will do. He surely won’t disappoint.
What is God calling you to do? Even though it may be scary, get out from behind your “baggage”. Don’t think that your past disqualifies you from doing amazing things, in fact, your specific set of experiences may be what uniquely qualifies you to do something incredible. Don’t let your baggage hold you back, step out in faith and be amazed at what God can do through you!