God’s Interruptions, Surprises, and Miracles

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Comfort and Peace, Interruptions, Miracles_Surprises

God’s interruptions serve a purpose and are a teaching tool in His hands. For a second after receiving devastating news our world crashes. We experience the crushing weight of fear gripping our heart and squeezing the breath from our body. The heart breaks into a million little pieces. Reality is that our world has forever changed and life as we know it will never be the same. Reality is too much to bear. Tears and questions light up our mind and we search for answers. The answers are not ones we want to hear. The desire to look to God and surrender the interruption to Him flashes through our mind, but fear has us in it’s grip and holds us back from relinquishing what has consumed and wrecked our peace. Finally, we face the reality and the lack of choices we have in the interruption. The truth of reality is that in this world we often have no control over the interruptions that invade our life. God is our only hope. Desire for a greater faith in Him fills our soul and we seek a miracle that only He has the power to perform. We look to Him for peace and His love calms us as He encircles us with His arms. God is in the struggle, in the midst of the fear and doubt, offering us His peace as the storm swirls around us shaking and interrupting the world we know. Nothing we have experienced has ever struck the cord of anxiety and fear and the loss we feel in our soul today as we look into an uncertain future. Fear and doubt whispers to us in the interruption of our world. Refuse to listen to the lies that invade our thoughts seeking to steal joy, peace, love and faith in God as they assail our mind.    For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) Faith in God is the expectation that He will show up and that He is interested in giving us the best He has to offer. Trust in the miraculous love of God, release the hands holding onto what is comfortable and familiar, let go, and let God take over the healing process. Watch as He works in the life of the one we desire a miracle. Our faith believes that God is on our side, every day, all the time. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-8 (ESV) God often surprises us with interruptions and we need to leave room for His surprises and His miracles. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I...

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Jesus, Our Comfort and Peace

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Comfort and Peace

                                                                                                                                        The aim of our lives and all things is that God will be glorified. What God desires and thinks is of utmost importance in our lives and all that really matters. Seeking Him brings comfort and peace. When we are struggling: Peace comes when we realize He is in control. We are not alone in the journey of life. He is with us in times of joy and suffering. God is in the midst of us and all things come from Him, through Him, and all for His glory. Romans 11:36 (NIV) We grow in our journey and learn to receive and share God’s love showing compassion and understanding to other people. God desires our lives to glorify Him. Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that  you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do to obey the gospel of God? And,             “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,               what will happen to the ungodly and the sinner?” So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. I Peter 4:12-19 (NIV) In the love and hope of Christ, Brenda Luther...

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