It is our mind that either chains us or sets us free. Worrying about the future shields us from doing our best today. When life seems confusing, when circumstances appear impossible, when the future seems uncertain, know that God is there, He is in control, and He can be trusted.
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
We are all for the most part different. That is not a bad thing. That is something to be thankful for, and while it may not be easy to get past things you do not always comprehend, realize that it is conceivable if you both do it together. To know when to provide each other space and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship. The emotion that can break our hearts is most often the very one that heals it.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2).
Before you invest, investigate. Patience and Diligence, like Faith, eliminate mountains. Our goals can only be accomplished through the execution of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38) .
Believe that you can, and you are halfway there. Speak the truth about where you are at so that you can get to where you want to be. Courage is not having the strength to go on. It is going on when you do not have strength. You are not what you have done. You are what you have survived. You cannot go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
“Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him” (James 1:12).
It takes strength to make your way through grief, seize life and let it get you through. Tears shed for an individual are not a sign of weakness. They are an indication of a pure heart.
Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot envision that you might discover your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place , and now have moved on, in most cases this will bring hope.
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds” (Psalms 147:3).
Trust that God will put the right people in your life at the right time and for the right reason. Faith is trusting God even when you do not understand His plan. God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle, and a reward for your faithfulness. Trust Him and do not surrender. Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.
”Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1 Corinthians 2:13).