…what is very interesting and comforting to me is that usually Wordle renders word clouds in big blobs but this one looks to me like a person’s outline and the word “Lord” was rendered by Wordle at the top left and slightly higher…
And His name will be the hope of all the world. ~ Matthew 12:21
Hope isn’t the same as optimism. It isn’t the belief that something bad will turn out well. It’s the absolute confidence that every part of your life ultimately makes sense regardless of how it turns out this side of eternity. ~Rick Warren
This Weekend~Easy Weekend Activity~May 17~Release the Need for an explanation…
one of the tugs at peace, contentment, and gratitude is my
need for demand for an explanation. This demand is the tar that keeps this baby stuck in anxiousness, stress, and tight-neck-ville.
When something goes wrong in life, I ask, “Why is this happening to me, God? Why did you allow this to come to me, God?”
“to me,” “to me”…I will “me-me-me” all the way to the looney bin.
Release the Need for an explanation…
So, instead, this weekend… I am releasing my need for an explanation. Perhaps you might do this with me? I am replacing what I know to be true instead. Perhaps you might do this also?
You are God’s masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)
You are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7)
You are a new creature (II Corinthians 5:17)
You are strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10)
You are accepted in Christ (Ephesians 1:6)
You are loved with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3)
You are overtaken with blessings (Deuteronomy 28:2)
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If you’ve been hurt by someone else, whether it’s physical or emotional, you’ve got a decision to make. You can use your energy to get well or get even.*
But you can’t do both.
When I kept things to myself, I felt weak deep inside me. ~Psalm 32:3
Revealing is the beginning of healing: Because of Grace, we can talk to God about our hidden wounds until we can face our feelings in renewed health and energy…and, Because of Grace, He hears!
As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. ~ Psalm 138:8
*Quote from Rick Warren in this post
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ~Steve Maraboli
thank you, Garrett Eastman, for this quote from this post.
Hannah's Prayer~~A Mother's Prayer
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has answered my prayer made to Him.
1 Samuel 1:27
Hannah prayed and prayed for a son.
She named her son Samuel which means, "I have asked him of the Lord"
I hope you have many "I have asked of the Lord" moments today!
Moments where He reveals Himself to you and you know it!