The closer I am in relationship with God, the less I am affected by bad things happening. I am not saying that fewer bad things happen… that would be ridiculous to say. In fact, the enemy comes against Christians far more and with a vengeance. What I am saying is that it affects me less when I am closer to God, reading His Truth in the Bible as much as possible, praying, worshipping, just being with consciously. God gives peace and joy and the more time spent with Him and His goodness, the more the fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control) take prominence in my character. This provides security and hope and beautiful assurance that no one can separate me from the love of God ever. Fasting makes this more clear but so does time and spiritual maturity doing the right thing in keeping in the Bible and prayer and fellowship with Christians.❤
I won’t lie. I have been tired all day, took a 2 hour nap after the morning school routine and woke up still tired with a headache. Thoughts of loved ones gone going throughy head. I miss those people I loved so long. Rough day. But one thing I know. Everyone has bad days, either because of past remembrances or recent mistakes or demonic attacks or other people’s bad decisions, and that happens universally. But, and that is a very big “but”, I know my Redeemer. I am His friend. And Jesus walks with me, God is always with me. I am never alone on hard days or good days. I am never ever alone. And when no one is here to love or hug me, God is here to comfort me. He never changes. Not ever. And I am God’s daughter. So it’s all good and tomorrow will be better. (But even if it isn’t, it’s still all good.)❤
Romans 8:38. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39. neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Psalm 23:1. “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3. he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
My confidence in in God’s ability and live for me, not in my own abilities, which ebb and tide. I trust my Rock, my Shepherd.
Thrown away, the soul dejected
Lost, alone, the heart does cry
The fit of loss is hard lifted
The burdened pain of love passed by.
And yet is hope, I hear it singing
Fading in from miles away
Call of trump and future mansion
Jesus beckons me to His day.
Never think a loss is wasted.
Never wonder at pain you bear.
Bow in prayer to One who know all
And think on Him and He is there.❤