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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Enjoy the real story of St. Patrick . . .
A story of forgiveness, faith, and courage! It’s actually way more interesting and then the myths. Enjoy this article about St. Patrick by Philip Freeman, Ph.D. in Classic and Celtic Studies at Harvard University.
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“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.” —Martin Luther
Dear friend, when you’re weary from lingering pain, whether emotional or physical, recall to mind the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” ( John 16:33). Jesus overcame evil through the resurrection from the dead. Through faith in Him we can find the power to overcome our trials. In Christ we have hope! When you think you can’t get through your day, just remember- Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for you. Pour out your heart to Him. You can do all things through Christ!
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Thanking God for Easter and for the joy of living with great expectation and hope in my heart . . .
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for giving us NEW BIRTH into a LIVING HOPE, through the RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST, and for an INHERITANCE that can never spoil or fade, kept for us in heaven. Now we can live with GREAT EXPECTATION and HOPE in our hearts!
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised him from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance — and inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.” 1 Peter 1:3-4
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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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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!
Here is one key benefit (learned from experience) to focus on to speed up the healing process . . . Continue reading “Key Benefit of a Broken Heart [according to James]”