Lord, You are the shield around me

 

 

 

Oh, Lord…You are the shield around me. You are my glory. You are the lifter of my head. (Psalm 3:3) Thank You for wrapping your faithful goodness and protection around me. Thank You for being my glory – the only reason there is hope and a future. Thank You for lifting my eyes and giving me vision beyond circumstances and situations. I set my sight and my mind on things above. Thank You that Your Word endures forever. You are good.

God is up to nothing but good

 

 

God is always, ALWAYS up to something good for us. Even when this life, this broken world, other people, or our own choices bring us difficulty, disappointment or pain…He’s ALWAYS got a plan that will bring the good and make things whole – when we believe it and receive it.

That may not always look like I think it will or even how I think it should. But He does work everything to my good. Even when “everything” isn’t good…He will turn the end result in my favor. Bring good. 

Whether it looks a little bleak or a whole lot of awful, think something like this, “Well, this is going to be interesting. Whatever He is working out to make His goodness and my belonging to Him obvious has got to be pretty wild. But, I WILL see it. That’s just Who He is. That’s just who I am to Him. He said so.” (Romans 8:28 and other scriptures)

God is good & He adores us.

God’s heart towards us is loving

 

 

Want real peace? Begin to meditate on the immense, endless, measureless love of God. Specifically for you. For me. For your best, most loved friend. For the person who has hurt you most of all. For us all. Never failing love. No matter what.

He’s not holding one thing against any of us. Not one thing. Doesn’t matter how broken. Doesn’t matter how bad. Doesn’t matter how unforgivable in the minds and hearts of others. Doesn’t matter if it is hard to forgive ourselves. (See Hebrews 8:12, Hebrews 10:17, Isaiah 43:25)

God’s heart towards us is loving, good, kind, merciful, to bless, to heal, to give.

God is good & He adores us. He really, really does.

Never stop dreaming…

Don’t let anyone or anything steal your dreams. No matter what.

Peace – it’s up to us

Choosing not to fear…

Don't let your hearts be troubled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” –Jesus (John 14:27)

I don’t have to be troubled or afraid. I can live in peace and with peace. My choice. He’s already done it. Given it.

Today, I choose to receive His gift of peace of mind and heart. I choose to trust in God and the finished work of Jesus. I choose NOT to be troubled or afraid.

God is good & He adores you!

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Merciful

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God is good & He adores you!

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You’re in good hands…

Isaiah 41 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The victorious hand of our Father. The Creator. He says He is with us. He says He will strengthen us and help us. He is our God and He will hold us up. We have His Word on it. This morning in my quiet time, I saw myself climbing into and settling in His hand. I saw Him lifting me. It reminded me of 1 Peter 5:6 – that humbling myself under His mighty hand insures that He will lift me up and bring me out in high places (above the issues) at the right time. In the meantime, He is with me and I couldn’t be in a better place.

God is good & He adores you. Put yourself in His hands…

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His peace…

my peace Jesus quote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His Peace. Available in no other way and from no other source. Peace of mind and heart.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Real Peace. A gift. Already given.

What is one of the ways to access and receive that Peace? By choosing not to be troubled. Not to be afraid.

How?

When I begin to feel troubled, I pause. I stop. I remember this gift of His Peace. In my heart, I whisper my gratitude for His perfect Peace. I begin to thank Him that He already knows what is trying to steal my peace. He has already provided whatever I need and will bring it into this situation. That He alone is my Source. I speak His Word. Sometimes on peace. Sometimes scriptures that pertain to whatever my circumstances are. Scriptures about not being afraid and why I don’t have to be afraid – about protection, about healing, about grace…

Scriptures about how very loved we are. The perfect love of Jesus. Of the Father.

The Word. His love. His presence. His goodness.

Because God is good & He adores us…and we’re going to make it.

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Got weakness??? Looking for a power source??

Strength and power Isaiah 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes, I act like I’ve never heard or understood that God always was, is, and always will be GOD. That He is the Creator of all the earth. His God-ness never lessens or weakens or isn’t enough. That He and all He is – and all that He knows fully – cannot be measured. He is everlasting, infinitely strong, endlessly knowing and understanding – and He is incomprehensibly generous in making all of Who He is a gift to us.

Feeling powerless? Weak? Don’t give up. Don’t worry. He gives HIS power to the weak and HIS strength to the powerless.

He’s got us covered. God is good & He adores us!!!

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