As long as I stay rooted in Christ, nothing and no one will ever come between my relationship with God.
Him above all things,
Him above all people,
When we see Him first, He will lead to us everything and everyone else.
Not by our own wisdom,
Not by our own strength,
Not by our own will,
All by the mercy of God.
My God will stand, unshakeable.
TYJ for all the sudden gushing of reminders and helping me to stay even more rooted in You! :’)
— Christen Rapske
So so so sooooo thankful for my Uni friends. They brought me to eat ice cream when they saw that I was feeling down after knowing our essays results and had a good laughing therapy till our jaws and stomach hurt so much. What more can I ask God for? :’)
Your ways are always higher than mine.
Your plans are always good.
What’s not meant to be mine, You protect me.
Your timings are always perfect.
You know my heart best.
You know my thoughts.
You know my feelings.
You feel my sadness.
You share my joys.
Holy Spirit, guide me along.
Jesus, be the center of my life.
God, heal my heart.
Nothing else matters, just You alone is enough for me.
No one else must ever come between us.
"When I’m stressed, it’s because I’m not lifting it up enough to God."
“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.” (Isaiah 61:3, NLT)
It’s easy to have a good attitude and pursue our dreams as long as everything is going our way. That doesn’t take a lot of faith. But what about the difficult times — when a relationship doesn’t work out, or you get a bad health report, or a friend does you wrong? It’s easy to lose your passion when you’re hurt. Too many people are sitting on the sidelines of life because they’re injured. Now they’re nursing their wounds, not moving forward because of what they’ve been through.
You may have a reason to feel sorry for yourself, but you don’t have a right. God promised He will give you beauty for those ashes. He said He would pay you back double for the wrongs, but you have to do your part. If you’re going to see the beauty, you have to shake off the ashes of self-pity. You’ve got to shake off the discouragement and get back in the game. Every person has injuries. We all have wounds, but you can’t let a loss, a health issue, a divorce or a hurt be an excuse to sit on the sidelines. Today, get back in the game. Know that your best days are ahead. Know that He is working things together for your good, and He has victory in store for your future!
This makes me so happy.
Aren’t you glad that God is a healer! It doesn’t matter what is “broken” in your life today, God’s nature is to bring you complete healing. Do you need healing in your body? Your mind? Heart? Finances? Relationships? God is your healer.
Notice what the Psalmist says in this verse: He binds up their wounds. In the natural, if you have a broken arm, it doesn’t just heal over night. The doctor makes a cast to hold it in place and protect it. He binds up your wound. In the spiritual realm, God does the same thing. He wraps Himself around your brokenness and protects the wounded area until it is strong enough to function properly again. The Bible also says that He is a restorer. That means that when He does a work of healing in our lives, He makes us better than we were before.
If you’re going through the healing process today, know this: it may take longer than you planned, but God is binding up your wound. He is protecting you and healing you. He will bring you out better and stronger than you were before. He will take you to a place of complete healing so that you can live the life of victory He has in store for you.