Joy and prayer have been my two main focuses the past few weeks. I haven’t stopped praying for the JOY of the Lord, and the contentment only He can bring. The last few weeks have been just bleh; but I haven’t stopped seeking joy.
In our society joy’s a hard thing to find. Our culture is SO caught up in the lies of this world, and it’s a dark place. The world is yelling so many conflicting things in the ears of the poor people who will listen–who will secumb to their lies. Yelling things like;
‘You’ll never measure up.’
‘You’re too fat.’
‘You’re too skinny.’
‘You’ll never be anything’.
People believe these lies, and I say lies because that’s EXACTLY what they are. Jesus says in Psalm 139:13-14, ‘For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.’ As the Psalm says, YOU are fearfully AND wonderfully made. That leaves no room for Satan’s lies. You are perfect just the way you are. If you believe his lies, he will steal your joy! Don’t let him do that!
Pray for the joy of the Lord, and don’t ever stop. He will provide. Always. No matter what. ❤️
As I get older and experience more difficult and serious situations in my own life and in the life of others around me I begin to realize my need for Jesus more and more. My need for everything He has to offer me… Not just my name as a ‘christian’ or the feel good stuff, but my true need in my deepest, darkest, loneliest moments.
Recently I have had to work through several things that have been churning in my own heart for a long time that have caused bitterness, jealousy, anger and hurt, and I know that I couldn’t make it through all of this on my own accord. No way, no how. It’s just too much for our little, sinful souls to handle. Sometimes there is really nothing anyone can do or say, and nothing even we can do for ourselves except fall down at His feet with all our worries and problems.
We have to lean on Him to Set. Us. Free. Salvation and a life lived fully committed to Him doesn’t come by our own strength. NOTHING, and I mean nothing can come through our own strength, you have to leave it up to God. It’s a very hard thing to do, and it takes A LOT of time but it’s so worth it. Not having to worry about things you really can’t to anything about and having someone to lean on in your darkest night really is as lovely as it sounds. Being saved is the best thing that ever happened to me… And the best thing that could ever happen to you! Let Him set you free. I promise… You will have absolutely no regrets. ♥
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
~2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV~