A Gentle Nudge [ Not To Worry ]

Be Anxious for Nothing

Hey there friends! I hope your having a sunny day. But if you’re feeling down, anxious, and worried, here’s a gentle nudge from God’s Word to encourage you . . .

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” —Philippians 4:6-8 Message translation

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A Gentle Nudge [Hang in There!]

Encouraging quote for hard times

Hey there friends! I hope your having a sunny day. But if you’re feeling down for any reason, here’s a gentle nudge to encourage you . . .

There is a blessing in your storm, hang in there . . . God is making you perfect and complete, not lacking in anything!

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1:2-4

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Quote of the Day [for Broken Hearts]


Broken Heart

Quote of the day for broken hearts . . .

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.” —Barbara Bloom

What an incredible analogy for what God does with brokenness! Focusing on the purpose of pain helps us to hang in there when feeling discouraged. God is filling the cracks of our lives with His Holy presence, refining us, and making us as pure as gold. Hang in there, dear friend. God is making something beautiful!

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Key Benefit of a Broken Heart [according to James]

May your broken heart heal

The pain of a broken heart is as real as they come! All we can think about is the pain and all the negative aspects of feeling broken (rejection, feeling unloved, lonely, afraid . . .)

But what if there was a benefit to a broken heart? What if there was purpose for your pain? 

Let me begin by saying, if you’re reading this and your heart is broken, I feel for you, and I’m terribly sorry. It’s a shock to the system (I’ve been there), and you are probably grieving. But here is the good news. The most grueling roads often lead to the most beautiful destinations! Stay positive. Beautiful things are in the making!

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A Gentle Nudge [ TO PRESS ON ]

Let us not get tired of doing what it right

Hey there friends! I hope your having a sunny day. But if you’re feeling down for any reason, here’s a gentle nudge to encourage you . . .

This is the day the Lord has made! Rejoice, be glad, choose happiness, even when it’s hard. Follow in the footsteps on Father God. He’s cheering you on saying,

You can do it!

Don’t give up!

You’re almost there!

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” ~ Galatians 6:9

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