1 Thessalonians 5:11 New International Version (NIV)
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Too much is happening around us to see the importance of one day. One day someone told me about Jesus and that he loved me. What did that mean to a kid and how would that impact my life? I took the words of JESUS LOVES ME and planted it inside my heart. A heart that would need to hear those words many times throughout my life. A God who created me was able to keep me in all areas of life. A God who shows me that having a happy heart is important.
Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Proverbs 18:10 New International Version (NIV)
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
MERRY HEART ~
Resting in the promises of God and knowing GOD IS ABLE. You may wonder why I speak of GOD IS ABLE to much. I've had things suddenly happen and I know the importance of knowing God has my life in his control. I had to release somethings that hurt me and let it go. I make a decision everyday of life to live in this day. Keeping your heart happy is your choice....
Yes, sorrow happens and things we just don't like in life. Yes, we cry and we mourn over things of life. Yes, we loose things we hold dear to our hearts. Yes, God can restores our hearts and help us through those hard times if we let him. God sends people into our path of life and we don't always see what we have until we let i go. Just like holding a string to a balloon and looking up, then sudden you let go of the string and the balloon flies high in the sky. Oh no, the balloon is gone and now you make a decision. Do I go buy another balloon or just forget it? My son was 6 years old and we had just bought 3 balloons for a birthday party. I was running late and I didn't have time to go back to buy more balloons. Chad was upset and I explain the importance of holding that string.
Now, I'm sharing this story as the importance of you holding the string God gave you for a new beginning. We don't know what is next in life but God does. We can't handle everything, but God can. Letting him bring you to a point of I CAN'T DO THIS ANYMORE, brings you to your knees of surrender to God. I know this too well and I've been there at other times of life. Go ahead, rise above the hurt and press on. Go head, praise in the new seasons of new beginnings and let God help you. Go ahead and see that God has placed people around you for a reason. If you are sitting home alone and don't feel this, then reach out by attending a healthy church and join one of their groups. One of the best things I ever did was attend Hillside Christian Church and I met some amazing people plus continue to meet new friends.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.