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From Pain to Peace through Prayer

I was reading 1 Samuel 9-18 and was inspired to write this:

Pray when something is causing you pain, stress or fear. Be actively praying. Don’t sit back and hope that it just goes away. Go before God, open your heart you to Him, pour it all out.

Talk with someone. Find a friend, pastor or someone you trust to share your heart with. Sometimes we just need to get it out, to voice our feelings.

Trust God. You can rely on Him. Trust that He will help you overcome, that He will be with you through this time, comforting and guiding you.

When we trust God, we have a peace that can only come from Him.

Remember that God is always ready to talk with you, from your joys to your pains.

Be ready to open your heart to Him.

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De-stress That Life!

Philippians 4:6-7

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

 

Don’t worry” – this is one of the hardest thing anyone could ask of me. I am a huge worry wart. Even the smallest of things can trigger off my anxiety.

Pray” – Seems so simple doesn’t it? Then why is it our last resort? After we have made things worse by trying to fix them ourselves.

Prayer opens our hearts. None of us want anyone to see what is really in our hearts, so we lock them up, we don’t allow God inside. By doing this we are locking the fear, pain and worry inside. Open your hearts to God’s love, let Him in!

Thank God” – Thanking God helps us to see all that He has given us. We must remember all the times in our lives that He has been there for us.

Ask” – When we ask for something, we are saying that we need help, that we can’t do it on our own. I find it rather hard to admit that I am not superhuman. When we ask God to help us, we start to depend on Him and we learn so much about His strength and His faithfulness.

Peace” – We are all human so we all have worries and stress. Take them to God and talk them through with Him. Give them to Him and trust Him. It will feel like the world has been lifted from your shoulders. Yes, the problems will still be there, but you are not alone. God is on your side.

 

This is what I will be working on, to become less stressful, to trust God more, and to seek Him first!

Hopefully my life will be stress-free by 2019! 😀

Year’s End

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It’s the end of 2017!!! Congratulations for making it this far!

This year has been a real journey for me. Filled with many ups and downs.

 

Highlights:

  • I was baptised
  • I turned 21
  • I got a lemon tree
  • I cut my hair off
  • I have become more confident
  • I have learnt so many life lessons
  • I met awesome people!

 

One of the biggest changes that happened this year was my heart and my attitude toward God and His Word. I discovered that if you soften and open your heart up to Him you learn so much about yourself and about Him. It has become such a joy to read His word and to just spend time talking to Him. He has just become so much more real to me.

I am so excited to see what awesome adventures He has planned for me!

I hope all of you have a terrific new year! May God fill your year with love and laughter!

Be open to His love and you will discover amazing new life-changing things!

My Peace Comes From God

No one likes a Monday, but this Monday was longer and more tiring than usual. It left me feeling stressed and restless. After work that evening, I sat at my desk, thinking over the events of the day. I tried to bring myself out of this low space, but I couldn’t, I just got more anxious and frustrated.

I saw my Bible lying on my desk, and I remember that I hadn’t had my quite time with God that day. At first, I was like: “no. I don’t want to read or chat with God” because I wasn’t feeling up to it, But I made myself open it.

The very first sentence that I read struck me and was in my mind for the rest of the week. This is what I read: “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God.” John 14:1

I can’t explain to you how much I needed to hear that. I just sat there afterwards, praying, pouring out all my worries to God. It felt as if the world had been removed from my shoulders. All that stressed was replaced with peace, a peace that stuck with me for the whole week.

I feel like laughing as I look back…so much time wasted on worry when all I should have done was give it all to God from the start.

 

My Weakness Shows God’s Power

We all know we have flaws and weaknesses (no matter how much we would rather deny them). But instead of feeling shame and trying to hide them, why not put them out in the light for the world to see?

Hehe yeah, I know that sounds crazy, but if you do this, you will allow God’s strength and power to be displayed through you.

Through our faults, we learn to rely more and more on God, because we realise that we can’t do life in our own strength. We survive, no…We flourish in life through Christ.

People will see this…they will see how we turn to God, how we trust Him. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, especially from God.

“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” Corinthians 4:7

“Each time he said, My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  Corinthians 12:9-10

Just Bring Yourself

It still amazes me how I can read the same passage in the Bible and every time find something new that I hadn’t seen before.

 This morning I was reading the story of when Jesus fed the five thousand (John 6 vs 1-15). I was wowed by how Jesus took the five loaves and two fish and fed thousands of people.

It struck me that when Jesus asks us to do something He wants us to come with what little we have, He wants us to just have faith. If He can feed five thousand from a boy’s lunch how much more can He multiple our talents and gifts to do the job He wants us to do. Just have faith and take that step into God’s will…That is all He asks of us.

I find that I am often hesitant to do want God wants of me because I don’t think I am ready and I end up make up all sorts of excuses like: “There is someone who could do this better than me”, “God can’t really want me to do that”, “but I am no good at that”, “I am way too shy to do that”.

But I realised that God doesn’t need me to be perfect or good at something to be able to use me (I will never will be perfect). God wants me to come just as I am, with whatever I have…I need to believe that He can, and will use me for His own purpose.

It Has Been a Long Week…

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Isaiah 40:31

 

Hey guys. Wow it feels like forever since I have had some time to just sit down for a bit and type out my thoughts.

 

Yes, This week has been long. I know that we are barely half way through it, but I feel so worn out that it feels as if the weekend should start tomorrow.

How is your week going so far? Started off really well? Loads of exciting things planned? Or are you also feeling burn out like me?

Here is one of my favourite verses to encourage you:

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”  Isiah 40:31

I keep reminding myself of this verse over and over again. I need to give all my fears and worries over to God, then I just need to trust Him. Our strength comes from Him and Him alone!