Fear of what to do often causes us to shut down, but avoidance doesn’t make the problem go away. Speak life into those areas. Come out of passivity.
People often feel God picks on them the same way. How come some people have blatant sin and God still continues to bless them, while you say a word at the wrong time and you feel God’s conviction? Why does God have some on a shorter leash than others?
Jesus cares about you and over everything. And, as you get His perspective on life, you can know that no matter what happens, Jesus can protect your heart.
Will we choose to believe God is still good toward us when hardships are all around? Thanksgiving in all things opens us up to God’s redemption.
But the thing about Liv’s name is that not only is it what we’re praying for God to do in her life, it’s a constant reminder of what He’s done in mine. I too am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God, and I trust in God’s unfailing love forever. And I thank God because HE HAS DONE IT. It was nothing I could do, but He brought about this amazing healing and transformation in my heart and life.
Often we can be afraid of God and move away from Him because of lies we believe about Him. When we believe those lies, we won’t come to Him which could perpetuate more lies and keep us further from Him. But I’ve seen the opposite be just as true. As God has uprooted lies in my life and replaced it with truth, it draws me closer to Him. I continue to lean into Him more. I know His love for me even more.
This is from a friend that walked through the process and found life on the other side. As you read, your appreciation of the kindness of God will grow.
How does Bill Johnson keep himself from disappointment when the people for whom he pursues healing do not get healed? Here are some of his quick remarks.
Jesus suffering grief in the Gospels when He wept and when He questioned God on the cross. Grief is normal. Knowing how to deal with grief is important.
Too many of us are more comfortable with the fear of God than the love of God. We know how to respond to the fear. We don’t know what to do with His love.
I received this newsletter in the mail this weekend from John Eldredge’s Ransomed Heart Ministry. I wanted to share it hear because of his comments about not wanting to pray for his friend. I think they are common doubts for believers and common hindrances to prayer. Enjoy.
How can God make something good out of this? Whatever painful circumstance you have endured, take it to Jesus. Allow Him to interpret it for you.