Forgotten by God…

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Spiritual Help

  Has God forgotten you? Sometimes life looks bleak and you feel forgotten by God.  You question God.  Where are you? Do you remember me? God, have you forgotten me? Silence greets you. This place you traveled is temporary. God uses a time of sorrow and uncertainty for His purpose and your benefit. He will bring you back to a place of joy. Your faith will be strengthened and proven to be genuine resulting in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. I Peter 1:1-9 Have you been there? It is a lonely, dark, and desolate place. Go to God and His Word for nourishment, comfort, and encouragement. God takes you… through trials and times of despair only to renew your spirit on the road leading to Him. Your hope, answer, and solution to living a life full of joy and peace mixed in with the sorrow and trials of the world is found in God. God has never forsaken you nor forgotten about you although feelings tell you otherwise. Feelings are fickle and untrustworthy. He longs to hold you and comfort you. “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.” Isaiah 41:10 Your fears battle your faith and you turn from God. He longs and waits for you to turn back to Him. Do not be anxious or discouraged. He is your God and He will help you when your faith falters, doubts assault you, and you question Him. Do you believe God’s promise? Do you believe what He says? Is it true? Yes, means you accept His truth. He will be with you, strengthen you, and bring you to a place of joy. Brenda Luther                                                                                                                                                        thirteenonecoaching.com...

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Hello…Are You Broken?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Personal Growth Tips

  Hello, Are you broken? I’ve been broken too. I know what it’s like: To cry in the night…alone. To scream obscenties in private rage; To feel the endless pit of pain, To soak my pillows with tears, To wonder when the pain will ever end, To wonder if I’ll ever, really, be whole again, To ask God why I was born, To ask God why the pain, How can He use what I’ve got, How can He take a messed up life, And turn it into something special? Only one who has experienced brokenness can best Recognize, And encourage one who has been broken, And work to encourage others who are also broken. (C Hull) If this describes you today, seek God, read your Bible, find comfort in God’s Word and His promises, and encourage others. We are all broken. God has taken us to places in our lives we never asked or wanted to go. When we hit rock bottom the solution is to turn to God as our source of strength. He reaches down, raises us up, and heals us as He changes our heart and our desires. The poem above I came across several years ago described my feelings and my struggles. God continues to break me as He molds me into His desire for me. “Why am I so discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again- my Savior and my God! Psalm 42:5-6 (NLT) “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)      ...

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