No matter the challenges we face in life God promises to be our refuge and strength through the trial. He promises that He will be with us in and through every storm we face.
His presence with us is to allow us not to fear but to stand strong in Him even though the winds may blow and the waves may crash all around us.
Every storm passes though some can persist for a long time. None of this matters to God. He sees and knows every storm we face in life. He also knows that it's in these storms that our faith is built strong as we learn to trust in His faithfulness and goodness.
The key is learning to trust in Him and not ourselves. If our focus is on us and our problems then we are not focusing on Him. We need to look into His eyes, full of mercy and grace. There and only there will we find the strength we need to carry on. There we will find the path we need to take to navigate our way through the storm.
When our eyes are on Him we look up above our circumstances and onto the truth of His Word and what He says.
His word to us is: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah” Psalms 46:10-11
different translations for Ps 46v10....Be still..let go..relax..cease striving. .let be...step out of the traffic and take a long loving leisurely look at God. ..and know that I am God!!
Yes ✨ repost via 💫@m_p91318 from all the incessant studying and LOTs of prayers and faith in Him, i faced and passed this #PCCN exam! thank you Lord for allowing me to accomplish another milestone in my nursing career! and thank you everyone, family and friends, for believing in me and supporting me when i started to doubt myself!! ❤️ #thankyouJesus#Godisgood#bestillandknow
0 31 hours ago
She gave it to me straight tonight prior to these messages. The truth hurt but my sweet friend is right. I’ve been running for too long. It’s time I focus on my relationship with God. #bestillandknow
0 63 hours ago
How can we hold it all? How do I walk in the orchard sun where laughter breaks our cheeks and stains memories on my heart, and walk that same heart through the aches of life? The waiting for adoption. The tearful goodbye.
I remember holding baby H the first time. Impossible to separate the bursting from the breaking in my chest. I looked at her face and saw a thousand unspoken things, all held in a mother’s embrace. Head bent, eyes intent. The holding of love.
We widen the crook of our arms to embrace gratitude with grieving, promise with departure, the color and the Fall. A bouquet the authentic colors of life.
(sound on)🔊Being in relationship with God is free for us by faith but giving the gift of salvation wasn’t free to God. He sent His only Son who knew no sin to be sin for us so that through Him we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2Corinthians 5:21). God paid a heavy price to bring humanity back to Himself as He watched His only begotten Son hang on a cross after being brutally beat for the sake of us all. He did it out of love. God wants a relationship with us but will not force it; we must come willingly. The choice is ours, believing in the One He sent is the prerequisite for relationship with the Living God. Jesus said in John 11:25 that those who believe in Him will live even when they die! That’s a promise friends. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life.
I wasn't planning on doing an art journal entry for #restoreyourroyalty but then the devotional I read this morning from Our Daily Bread jumped out at me. I thought about how it applied to my life. Then I thought about how it also applies to survivors of domestic abuse.
Some people may say you should have left a lot sooner. Some may say you're a bad mom because you let your kids experience that. Some may say you should not have been in the relationship in the first place. But that is your past! Accept God's grace and forgiveness. Thank him that you aren't in that relationship now. Be free! Don't be ashamed! And when you walk in freedom, you have the power to help others. Some may be helped by knowing your story. And others don't need to know a thing about your past, they just need to know the Queen you are becoming.
I absolutely loved using the Create Something kit from @pixelscrapper for this digital art journal page.
15 295 hours ago
How many of you have been feeling the call to do something that ignites a little bit of “ahhh!!” in your thought life?! Yeah, me too! I’ll be honest, I never in my wildest dreams thought God would ask me to write an E-course, start an e-commerce store, be a Kingdom entrepreneur, or write a book for Moms (to name a few things)! I’d be pretty content not doing any of this and just staying comfortable & only doing the things that make me feel good. I mean, I used to want to be a singer! How did I end up here?
Oh yeah, because when I gave Him my “yes, I also said “I’ll do anything and I’ll go anywhere for You, Jesus”. I signed up for- to live is Christ & to die is gain, a God who’s a Consuming Fire, and knowing that my love is supposed to produce obedience.
So what is He calling you into that’s uncomfortable?
This I know... “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
2 596 hours ago
I spent the weekend with my family who is so dear to me. We don’t see each other as often as I’d like and we’re spread across the state but we do what we can and when I get that time with them I feel absolutely rejuvenated ☀️
I whine too much about wishing we were all closer but I stopped and told myself to remember that I HAVE a family, that we’re not broken, and that there’s so much love we spread to each other even from far away. It’s too easy to focus on what you want and the negative side of things before you get slapped in the face with what truly matters.
Reach out to your fam and send em a short ‘i ❤️ you’ — you cant say it enough 🤟🏼
That time you spent an entire weekend in very close proximity with an Olympic athlete and a Number 1 New York Times Bestselling Author (both so exquisitely down-to-earth and humble) as well as a room full of 200 incredible woman AKA “The Wolf Pack 🐺” as these presenters named us. For 3 days, women from all around the country talked about hard things in a safe space, tapping into the fierce warriors we are and working on finding our truest selves. So very grateful to have had this privilege to participate and for this much needed space away from the city to recharge, reevaluate and evolve from where I started on Friday. All the juicy morsels of wisdom, love and courage on display truly moved my soul. And the extraordinarily touching and brave stories shared were truly inspiring. I am returning home invigorated, rejuvenated and ready to follow through with the Marching Orders the weekend culminated in and that emerged from this sacred space. #blessed#omegainstitute#glennondoylemelton#abbywambach#wecandohardthings#carryonwarrior#blownaway#wolfpack#bestillandknow#feelitalluseitall#imagine#trustyourdesires#letitburn#buildandprotectyourisland#marchingorders@glennondoyle@abbywambach ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ PS-The sign is a shout out to my 4 Soul Sisters and BFFs (@brightwell_home , Elizabeth, Stephanie, and @kimbelvy ) who introduced me to Glennon and Abby but who couldn’t make it to the workshop so I channeled their spirits into the room-didn’t want them to feel excluded!!!
My lesson today at church was basically this 1. God WANTS and is waiting to talk to you and help you with, oh, EVERYTHING. 2. Stop complaining and using excuses as to why your life is the way it is or why you “struggle” with some “commandments”. Just let it go. You are ready to move on. Get off the complaining train at the next station. 3. If you want to have spiritual guidance from God, give him time and dedicate yourself to listening. EVERY DAY. ******I’m going to take a 7 day fast from complaining. This is going to be way harder than my social media fast but I’m excited to see awesome results. Anyone else with me? #positivevibes#theobstacleistheway#bestillandknow
I have heard/seen this phrase so many times, but it has never hit me like it did today. You. Are. Enough. You are smart enough, you are brave enough, you are tough enough, you are creative enough.. you are uniquely you, and you are everything you need to be in this moment. There is more than enough negativity in the world, don’t let it inside your head as well. #youareenough#positivevibes#strongwomen#strength#courageous#bestillandknow
About this weekend ✨ Making memories is my favorite thing. Tell me about your weekend! Make any good memories??
14 1048 hours ago
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6 788 hours ago
Some of my best quiet time happens twenty feet up in this summit climber..sure feels good this evening. #bestillandknow#quietplace
We’re just 3 days into our trip and it’s shaping up to be something more than we expected! Excited to see the Lord move in BIG ways by offering ourselves to the mission that He wants to accomplish this week. I can’t even begin to scratch the surface of the depths and details that God has encountered us with in the past few days! 😩🤯😱
Faithful isn’t something God just “does” when we’re good. Faithful is WHO God is. We can’t earn His faithfulness—otherwise, we’d spend our lives doing a bunch of good things to “get” instead of desiring to know God. It’s in the hunger and eagerness of knowing Him that He shows Himself faithful because we become aware of WHO He has always been...and will continue to be.
➡️ Fun Fact: I was telling Ryan how much I wanted to see nice boats a couple weeks ago 😂🤷🏽♀️ Right?! I know, trust me—I’m pretty random at times. Anyways, picture God’s faithfulness riiiiiiight now. Not only did we attend a beautiful wedding on a MARINA—but we also got to go out on TWO boats in one day, as we watched jaw dropping boats surrounding us 😳🤭 I’m done. Isn’t God SO attentive?!! Even to little Milli musings. Point of the matter—dream away! Ya never know, God might just come and get you by blessing you and stuff 😉
It’s gone all work out in the end. 💪🏾 .
Does the deposit of coal get angry that it’s under immense pressure? Does it lash out at the other coal deposits closest to it? Does it question God and act out of character? Does it blame others for being between a rock and a hard place? Or does it sit still knowing that when it’s all over, it will have flawless clarity? #PRESSUREMAKESDIAMONDS#BESTILLANDKNOW#GOD#TEMPERANCE
It’s so rare to find amazing Christian women at age 35 who truly will keep you accountable in God’s plan. These girls are my sisters! I don’t know what I would do without them! You are who you are around. You reflect the 5 people you hang out with the most. Do your friends offer you life and challenge you? Are they life suckers? Evaluate! #chosen2018
Encouraging Reminder: Brothers and sisters, I want to encourage you today to allow every storm and dry season that you go through to push you to trust God in a greater way. Look to the Word, and the strength of Jesus that can get you through. He is your strength, your shield, and your provider. And in His name you will overcome. 💪🏽
(sound on)🔊: The power of our words is something that we all must understand. In one breath you can be praying and believing for something but in the next breath curse the very thing you are believing for. Our words carry weight in eternity and here on earth. Watch what comes out of your mouth because you can bring life or death with the same instrument. Bless and don’t curse!
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Tonight, as you are going about your evening say this out loud to the Lord. Ask God to make you one with Him. I pray blessings into each of your hearts this evening, may God pour abundance, love and grace into your life this week. #itisgood#onebody#onespirit#onemind#ihumblypray