Be Encouraged . . .
You may not see God or feel His presence right at this moment, but He is with you. Talk to Him about everything that is on your heart. God cares. Praying is simply talking to God. It’s often in those moments of intimate conversation that our troubled hearts find peace.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.” ~John 14:1
May you how wide, how long, how high, and how deep God’s love is for you 🧡
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YOU ARE A VIP . . .
If you’ve experienced rejection, heartbreak, loneliness, isolation and similar feelings you may be tempted to think otherwise. But the truth is, you are a VERY important person.
Not because I said so, but because God said so. Better said, God showed you so when He sent His Son into to the world to reveal His love. When Jesus hung on the cross He thought of you ❤️
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Blessed are the peacemakers! — Jesus (Matthew 5:9)
The best way to heal our broken land is to move past our hurt, both individually and as a nation. Forgive, let go, look forward with hope!
Leila Grandemange ❤️
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Lewis B. Smedes
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Hope is the confident expectation of good things from God!
Why is it that we so often wake up anxious, expecting the worst things to happen?
Okay, so bad things may happen. We live in a fallen messed up world! But why wake up each day expecting them? I’m sure there are many reasons . . . one reason may be because life keeps dealing a bad hand and we end up thinking “this is how it’s always going to be.” I get that. I’ve been there. But over time I’ve learned that staying in this mindset only serves to hurt me.
So if given the choice, to hope or to hurt, what would you choose?
Thanks be to God, I’m learning to choose hope . . . and hopeful thoughts always make me feel better. That said, I’d like to share my happiness tip #9 with you today . . . Continue reading “Expect Good Things! [Happiness Tip 9]”
The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.” – Robert Tew
Happiness tip #8: Keep your eyes on the road ahead
Keep your eyes on the road ahead. Stop looking back! Trust that your struggles (past or present) have purpose, and that they are developing in you great strength for tomorrow. So let go of past disappointments and hurts and look ahead to all the wondrous possibilities that lay in store. Though you cannot know what the future holds, you can trust the One who holds the future. Fear not. Whether God leads into a valley or a mountain top, He promises to be with us and to guide us. And the best part is that every trial we’ve faced has prepared us for what lies ahead. So keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and look ahead with joyful hope and confidence. Jesus is our faithful champion who initiates and perfects our faith as we walk with Him! Look ahead . . .
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When my heart grows faint, I often turn to the Psalms for inspiration. There I’m reminded that all throughout history people have suffered and grown weary. And they’ve turned to God for help.
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