Have you found yourself on your own without help? Have you ever had to say, “Lord, I need help, and it’s just you and me together” with no help for a difficult job? Who doesn’t need help? And what are they supposed to do when the task is hard and they need help to accomplish it, but no one’s around?
I have Five Ways We can Overcome Trials and Tribulations and live in God’s Peace! Oh, how many trials and tribulations have I overcome? I testify that no matter what it is, God is able to handle it and helps me overcome! He wants us to live in peace, and we can be of good cheer or He wouldn’t tell us to! We know He has overcome the world, and because He has, and we are in Him, then so can we! We can overcome!
Recently I uncovered a paradox that will change my idea of who I am. Although at odds with this conclusion and not whom I perceive myself to be, God is using it to change me. To embrace this reality, I‘m reminded of Paul and the thorn in the flesh that God gave him. Instead of being disgruntled with my thorn, like Paul I need to accept, embrace and be thankful for it.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, but it is also Ash Wednesday which begins Lent. Both days celebrate love, our love for a spouse or family member and Jesus’ great love for us, but do they require sacrifice? I think they do, and sacrifice requires love.
Have you heard the saying that you can’t judge anyone until you walk a mile in their shoes? This is so true. Advice is so easily given and judgment quickly rendered on a situation others cannot totally understand. If they would wear my shoes for a day or even a few hours, my shoes would hurt their feet.
Paula Moldenhauer has stated her life’s calling is an “Isaiah 61 passion: To set captives free and heal the broken-hearted.” I suddenly knew my life call was to join with Jesus in the Isaiah 61 passion—to set captives free and heal the broken-hearted.