O Zion, messenger of good news, shout from the mountaintops! Shout it louder, O Jerusalem. Shout, and do not be afraid. Tell the towns of Judah, Your God is coming! Yes, the Sovereign LORD is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes. He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.
Isaiah 40:9-11 (NLT)
#BibliclTruth God is our redeemer and our reward, do not be afraid to speak it loudly and boldly, for He cares for and loves those that are His.
Most people know I've been through some hard times. It's no secret. So many times I've allowed situations to cause me to lose faith. Sometimes it seems like the harder you try to do the right thing the more resistance you get. People put you down, people you thought you could trust turn their back on you and at times it might feel like you wanna give up... but, the best thing about experiencing hard times is the lesson learned from each of them. I've learned looking back that there's ALWAYS been something going on behind the scenes... behind my back... something I had no idea that was gong on to make that particular "hard time" of benefit.
The other day I was driving the kids to school listening to my morning motivationals. I'd hardly slept the night before. There were all those things racing through my mind trying to steal my faith as they attempt to do. On top of that I had to turn around a few miles from home because I'd forgotten to put the trash out. While the kids watched their ipads in the back seat I hopped out and put the trash in the dumpster. Got back in the truck restarted the track I was listening to and hoped I wouldn't be late getting them to school. About a mile down the street my son says, "Dad, why'd it stop"? Thinking he was referring to the game he was playing I said, "I don't know son. I can't fix your iPad cause I don't want us to be late". My son then said something that brought a tear to my eye. He said, "Dad I'm not talking about my game. I'm talking about the radio. Listening to this in the morning helps me to keep from pinching and hitting at school. "
See, I didn't know it but my son had been listening to my motivationals every morning in the back seat. . It was just another one of those blessings going on behind the scenes that I might not have seen if I wasnt looking for it. I've gotta remember that when I'm going through some hard times that they have not come to stay. They have come to pass. Have a blessed weekend!
he said to them, “Tell your master this: The Lord says, ‘Don’t be afraid of what you have heard. Don’t be frightened by the words the servants of the king of Assyria have spoken against me. Listen! I am going to put a spirit in the king of Assyria. He will hear a report that will make him return to his own country, and I will cause him to die by the sword there.'” Isaiah 37:6-7 (NCV)
#Biblicaltruth Those that belong to God have no reason to fear those that are against Him. Though enemies may make fun of and mock, they cannot hurt. God will ultimately judge.
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
Isaiah 11:2-3Â (KJV)
#BiblicalTruth All the gifts and grace of the Holy Spirit abide in Christ, our Savior. He is our example of courage and truth in advancing the gospel and our encouragement in the worshiping of our Lord.
I remember being a child and realizing that standing alone in the fight for what is right was worth more to me than doing nothing. I have been taught to act on those promptings to do good and share the light. I believe those feelings are for a greater purpose.
In my experiences, I have learned that some people just may not understand your position and what you extend. What you have to offer. But it is ok if they don’t. We get so bogged down with the idea that our personal self acceptance and love is dictated by others and the response. How many likes. How many, how many.
This is just another deception in our time. I am so interested in our natural desire for acceptance everywhere else other than the acceptance from ourself! It is so important to recognize that when you do what feels right and extend love to others, just because we may not see a response in our efforts, does not mean that we stop doing what is right. Does not mean we aren’t of worth. Does not mean that we stop extending love and care for one another. .
No, keep sharing love. Let people know that you love and care for them. Step out of your comfort zone and express it to others. Even if you do not know them. This is what we need more of in our world.
It does not matter the response. Keep pressing forward in goodness. Keep doing what feels right. Because one day, those efforts will be some of the greatest investments you will ever make. Accept who you are and know that doing what is right will always be worth it. Even if you stand alone.
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So this is what the Lord, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, says: O my people in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrians when they oppress you with rod and club as the Egyptians did long ago. In a little while my anger against you will end, and then my anger will rise up to destroy them.
Isaiah 10:24-25 (NLT)
#BiblicalTruth Be encouraged and give thanks for Gods forgiving comfort, for the sources of our fear are ultimately crushed. We have no need to fear anything that can do no more than frighten us.
Enjoyed running another spartan race with a good friend/brother of mine. @kayleb_henson my face in this photo is a good example of how my life is going right now. My body, mind, and spirit has been tested and is being tested right now. I am tired all around. Yet I know a lot of others are in the same boat as me. So even though everything we are and know is being challenged let’s keep fighting, let’s keep pressing forward. Though We can’t see the end of this season in our lives let us choose to hope and believe that it will be one of our greatest victories when we get there. Keep moving forward. We can do this. #keeppressingforward#dontgiveup#seethelight#jesus#spartanracefayetteville#spartanrace#spartanrace2018
With his great power the LORD warned me not to follow the road which the people were following. He said, “Do not join in the schemes of the people and do not be afraid of the things that they fear. Remember that I, the LORD Almighty, am holy; I am the one you must fear.” Isaiah 8:11-13Â (GNT)
#BiblicalTruth The Lord is our Maker, make Him the object of your fear and stand in awe of His supreme power, which overshadows the fear of our enemies.
Allowing myself to do things that make me happy. Not sacrificing myself or my happiness in order to help someone. Letting go of my need for control.... some of the hardest things I have ever attempted to do. My sanity and wellbeing depend on it, however. It’s such a scary feeling to try to let go and just TRUST that everything will work out. I’m not there yet, but I am learning. I still don’t fully know how to be happy, but I feel like I am getting a little bit closer. #trust#itwillallworkout#surrender#whenwillibehappy#itsachoice#keeppressingforward#photodiary
Tell Ahaz, Be careful. Be calm and don’t worry. Don’t let those two men, Rezin and Pekah son of Remaliah, scare you. Don’t be afraid of their anger or Aram’s anger, because they are like two barely burning sticks that are ready to go out. They have made plans against you, saying, Let’s fight against Judah and tear it apart. We will divide the land for ourselves and make the son of Tabeel the new king of Judah. But I, the Lord God, say, Their plan will not succeed; it will not happen., Isaiah 7:4-7Â (NCV)
#BiblicalTruth Do not let the anger of those that are against God cause you to be afraid or worry, their threats are ultimately snuffed out. God is our consuming fire that is able to extinguish fear and worry.