Several of you have privately emailed me recently, telling me that you don’t ever see your lives getting better. No matter how much you try and you believe, nothing good seems to be coming your way.
Does God see me? Does He love me? Where is He in all of this?
Boy, I can relate to those feelings. I really, really can. And here is why.
It is ingrained in me to go to that place in my head and focus on the wrong. The failing. The let down. The negative.
I spent years thinking and believing that if my abuse hadn’t happened, I’d be a different person. That I’d have a different, naturally happy personality. And perhaps I would have but if I let myself wallow in that place, then I can’t ever move beyond it. I stay stuck in my mind.
The mind is a prison and you are the prisoner. A prisoner to self. But you are not meant to be a prisoner! If you know the Lord, that is not the life He means for you. Let me say it again. Read it out loud. Being a prisoner in your own mind is not the life God meant for you!
His Promises For You:
- To give you rest. Matthew 11:28-29
- Gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:29-31
- He will supply all our needs. Philippians 4:19
- Peace of mind and heart. John 14:27
- Eternal life. Romans 6:23
- Renewing of our minds. Romans 12:2
- No separation from His love. Romans 8:35
- Freedom. Galatians 5:1
- No condemnation. Romans 8:1
Let me encourage you to open your bible and look for His promises. They are all over the scriptures. Then choose for yourself to believe them. It is a choice.
Meditate on the promises because right now, you are meditating on lies if you are believing God isn’t there for you. How will your renew your mind if your only focus is on lies from the enemy? Don’t give satan that power in your life. Because when you do, he takes it and runs with it.
Please give us the power to focus on your promises and love. Help us give the enemy of lies the boot and not focus on what he is trying to feed us. Your word promises peace and hope and we need those now. We thank you for the good in our lives and the good that is to come. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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