Unmerited favor

My friends, I’ve been in a dark place. I share that with the risk that there are some who will try to hurt me, but with the courage that comes from knowing a gracious and loving Father, who loves me unconditionally. I have once again allowed the devil to infiltrate my thoughts and plant seeds of doubt in what was once confidence grounded by my faith in Jesus.

I am so very thankful for that still small voice of God that whispers, “are you still trusting me?” With that confidence, I am able to begin to let go of all the thoughts dragging me down.

I am and will be forever burdened by those who need to know a loving Father…. the one who cries out, “I just want to be loved” in the middle of a crisis, the one who can’t seem to pull themselves out of the pit they made for themselves, the one who desperately needs to feel significant, who has made a wreck of their life, I just want them to know Jesus loves them, forgives them, will help them, if only they will let Him.

I have learned this lesson so many times that one might think I would never forget, but I find myself picking up my heavy burdens and dragging them with me, while Jesus is saying all the while, “give it to me”

Im giving it to Him today. Fully. Claiming victory through Jesus. I may need to remind myself of this (and am so thankful to those who have been praying for me and already reminding me!)

God loves us just as we are, but too much to leave us there. Full surrender to the Lordship of Christ in all areas of our life… our pain, our sorrow, or addictions, our perverseness, our relationships, our shortcomings. We’ve got to allow Him to do His work in us.

Once again I’m finding myself in a place where, with Gods help, I can pick myself back up, dust myself off and claim victory in Jesus.

May all I have be used for His glory alone. May others see Christ in me. Forgive me, Lord, when I fall, but give me the grace to stand again in Your Holy Name, no matter what others do.

Be blessed today. Life is indeed a journey.

SB

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Author: Journey-For-Life

I am a musician, an engineer, a mentor; my desire is to leave things better than I found them; I am a sister, daughter, wife, mother, aunt, friend. Suicide breaks my heart; Cancer breaks my heart; Human trafficking breaks my heart; Seeing people make bad life decisions breaks my heart. I am thankful for the One True and Living God who saved me from myself and, through His Son Jesus Christ, has saved from my sins; I am confidently persistent, passionately determined and boldly creative so that I may inspire others to live a life that ultimately matters.