Falling Apart

Falling Apart

Lord, I am falling apart; nothing is working for me and I just cannot seem to get myself together enough to make my life seem liveable.

Today I’m going to;

Remember that You knit my very being

That You always have my best planned and You are ever-seeing.

Blue Mountain

I can’t tell you how many days I felt that I was falling apart. I could not control my emotions, my thoughts were erratic and my mind just kept falling to emotion and despair no matter how much I tried to gain control.

It is so important to know God on so many levels. When in this state of mind, the best thing to remember is that He is the maker of your being and therefore, through your faith, the restorer of your soul. He who created your inner fiber, your spirit and your life’s plan is omnipotently able to put together what seems to be falling apart to you.

1 Peter 5:10 And the God of grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  

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His Amazing Love

His Amazing Love - Daisy

His Love

Beautiful heart, so precious so pure

Brought here to love, brought here to cure

Brought here to carry, brought here to give

Brought to enable the broken to live

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Selflessly living, giving His soul

Compassion the motive, healing His goal

Bestowing grace on the weary and broken

Benevolent Savior, lived actions not spoken

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Not seeking reward for His selfless way

Fulfilled by a smile from a child on his way

Broken of spirit drew to His side

He smiled and blessed, His arms opened wide

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He lived for your blessing, He died for your life

Not welcomed by any, surrounded in strife

Alone in His purpose, His heart sang out love

Here for your blessing, God’s gift from above

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He whispers His love in your broken heart’s ear

He calls to you spirit, can you not hear?

He longs to anoint you and bathe you in grace

He smiles on your spirit, come seek His beautiful face

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Fog

Fog

 

Lord.. I feel like I am existing in a deep fog; my thoughts seem to be dulled and weak

Today I’m going to…

Know that in the fog, my Heavenly Father holds my hand

I only need to lift my voice in praise and understand 

There are times, when I have been so depressed that thoughts seem to have a mind of their own; each thought becoming more difficult to string together. A fog seems to grow over any attempts you make to think and get through the day to the point that you can feel totally incapable.

On these days, when clarity is needed, lift up your thoughts and voice to give praise to God.  We are taught to “Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of Heaviness.  Lift up your heart to God”.  Like the sun peeking through the rain clouds as the sky clears, your thoughts, the fog will lift with each word of love, worship, adoration that we speak.  Furthermore, following that passage is a promise that those who do so will be called “Oaks of Righteousness”.  Wow!  He gets you through the fog and then gives you such a gracious reward.

Isaiah 61:3

and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

Feeling Defeated

Feeling Defeated

 

Lord.. I feel like I am ready to just quit, I am defeated, tired and cannot go on.

Today I’m going to… Look to You; my only hope in these days that my sorrows defeat me Knowing You are my sword and shield, there is nothing that exists which can beat me

It is a terrible thing to live day after day feeling as if you have been fighting hard to do what is right, yet seeing that there is always something that comes to stand as an opponent. Relentlessly, you find yourself constantly in a “battle” and feel at the end of your rope; exhausted physically, emotionally and spiritually defeated.

Yet, the bible tells us that it is not so. That the battles that we live through day after day and moment after moment are God’s to fight. We must trust in His loving Spirit completely and know that He is fighting the unseen, the yet-to-come and the day that we are in for our good. Through so many difficult days, God comforted me with this scripture.

Ex 14:14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.

Life Just Seems so Hard..

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Lord.. Why must life be so very hard?

Today I’m going to…

Remember the times that I’ve come out on top with all the odds against me

Knowing You surround me with care; Your love and care enfence me

 

Yes… day to day, when we focus on how difficult life is, we feel it is too much to take. When, however, we remember the time that the car did not hit us, when we’ve passed through great illnesses and been ok, when we’ve gotten kindness from a stranger or suddenly something happens that we don’t expect in much-needed help, we know that Our loving Father is with us.

On that day when life is just too much and all you can do is think His precious name.. Love flows out and over us supernaturally, our comfort, our shelter, our joy.

 

Job 1:10Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Lord, I feel completely overwhelmed

Today I’m going to;

Pick a task and know that with You, it’s not too big

Compared to Your greatness, this task isn’t a forest, but a twig

Beautiful evening in Mississauga fishing off of the Port Credit rocks

When in the midst of the forest, it is easy to get lost in thinking about the magnitude of the forest and the innumerable trees; We may get glimpses of the sun shining through the tops of the trees, but it is our nature to worry about how we will ever get out of the tangles instead of just taking our very next step.

In fact, focusing on how lost we are can cripple us to the point that we cannot take a step in any direction. It is hard to know where to start when things seem out of control, whether it be taking care of your home, finances, family, a project at work, etc. Remember that Our Father carries our burdens with us and He is the compass that leads us, guides us and has planned our every moment of every day.

Ex 29:30  See; I am sending an angel ahead of you to guide you along the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared (for you).

So Many Regrets

So Many Regrets

Lord, I am so full of regrets, how can you forgive me?

Today I’m going to;

Pick a thought that causes me regret

I’ll ask the Lord’s forgiveness and then I will forget

Picture by Easter Ellen
Picture by Easter Ellen

We are taught that God forgives, God is loving, God is the perfection of mercy and grace. Today, think about one of those difficult memories. You know the kind of memory that is buried deeply in one of the dark little corners of your spirit.. almost forgotten, but never gone. Regret; it can have a powerful effect on our self-worth and in time even in our ability to cope with every-day life as it festers in the background of our spirit. Today, let us confess our regrets and sins to God, seek forgiveness and believe… yes believe that we are forgiven as our Father in Heaven promises us.

Jesus took all upon Himself so that we would not have to carry the weight, the judgment and the burden of our sins. Jesus died for our freedom from the weight of carrying our sins that we have until we seek His forgiveness.

Once you confess your sins to God, be assured that they are now dead and gone. We are promised that God purifies our hearts and our spirits. Then, in the truest meaning of repentance, “go and sin no more”. I know.. easy to say. Use this as your guiding light and goal. Let God be the strength that fights with and for you and gives you the ability to walk in His way.

Matthew 26;28 This is the blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.  

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