Each day, each moment and everything around is a wonderful wonder
When fear, discouragement and dismay threatens to overwhelm you remember… He Has OVERCOME.
I am child of God.. set free in peace and love
No matter what comes my way My Lord is my Defense, Fortress, Strength and Redeemer…
Psalm 25: 16-18
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
and take away all my sins.
In this season of lent. As I pondered what to give up/ fast from, I came to a realization that my past Lents have always been about striving, striving to gain God’s approval, grace, blessing and love, despite knowing that His love is freely given.
3 years ago for 2 weeks I went on a liquid fast and I felt really good about it and now I realize it was because I felt like I had really earned God’s blessing. I felt like I had worked during lent so, automatically that counts with Christ.
Which is so, so wrong and it did not hit me until recently as I was reading “The Comeback” by Louie Giglio and in one of the chapters Louie says you cannot earn God’s love and that it is freely given.
I asked myself why am I striving, why am I trying to earn grace when it is freely giving… something I know but apparently never grasped. What about you? Do you think or know you are striving? If you are and are struggling here is a worship song I hope lifts you up and reminds you of the Father’s love.
When one is in too deep and all they can see is their circumstance and one is struggling to sing praise to the Lord Almight, here is a worship song that gives hope and reminds us all that God is here…. and has long as we have breath we can give praise no matter the circumstance.
Sometimes, there are days when it is difficult for one to turn to God. One is going through so much and the pain won’t just let up and you wonder oh God where art thou. You promised me relief and help but I feel and see nothing. Then you start to ask where are you Continue reading “When in doubt”