Bitterness can settle down deep into the soul and provoke us to retaliate or to try to prove something. If there’s something you’re holding on to . . . I encourage you to let it go.
God uses pain as an invitation for us to lean into Him–His patience, His forgiveness, His love, His mercy, His grace, His ways.
We have a choice: we can lose hope or cling to Jesus and reframe our thinking.
I want to encourage you to place your trust and all your circumstances in the One who longs to give you rest–Jesus Christ.
Each day my Shepherd carries me
This lost and broken lamb
Ever patient, tender mercy
You are the great “I Am.”
God is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-sufficient, all-wise, all-loving, all good, timeless, all of everything we need to make it through the day.
Once we have embraced the promise of trials and accept that God has a purpose in them, then we can praise Him for the greater work He is doing in our lives.
Choosing to believe in Jesus Christ means choosing to live through all kinds of challenges with our eyes focused ONLY on Him and God’s Word.
When I’ve been at my weakest not my strongest–is when Jesus Christ has transformed my soul and given me freedom and rest regardless of life’s circumstances (1 Corinthians 1:27).
There is purpose in sorrow. Pain doesn’t afflict us because God is mean or because we lack faith. God uses pain to carve our character.