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This revelation was shared to me by ma pwen @silviaghonata , who got it from @sean_unlshd 🤯 Thank you both for sharing such a powerful revelation!!
Do you know those days when things are just uncertain? It seems like you're walking in the darkness, having no imagery of what your future looks like, just.. lost?
Can I encourage you today that it's okay to not know it all?
A child being carried by her dad might not have the clearest view of everything because Daddy's body is blocking her sight.
But notice that because of that, she's facing Daddy's heart? Isn't that the best place we can be? Near and looking at God's heart? 💕
It's never about how far the child can see or go. The Father is doing the carrying and is bringing her places she can never reach by herself!
"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." - Isaiah 46:4 (NIV) ...
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 ...
Reminded today by some of your prayer requests that we are all going through personal storms one way or another. Whether it’s an addiction you are facing, or a loved one in critical condition, these are moments for us to take a step back to gain eternal perspective and try to see things through God’s eyes. God wants you whole heart, all the time. He’s the God of the hills and of the valleys. Constant through it all. Praise His name today for His ways and for what He has done for you on the cross. We can’t understand his reasoning, sometimes we are lucky and he reveals a glimpse of perspective to us. Just trust. You are loved. ...
During the fall season here in Canada, it’s amazing to see the leaves changing colour. When we stop to think about how the seasons change in a year, we realize how the seasons change in our own lives also. We might be starting a new job, or a new marriage. Either way, the one thing that we can rely on throughout these new seasons of life is the never changing love that Christ has for His children. How could you possibly change something that is already perfected? Sit on this and feel the Lord’s love for you today folks. Life with Him is great and he wants you to know the joys of pursuing Him more daily.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
(Psalm 36:7) ...
“Prosperity cannot be a proof of God's favor, since it is what the devil promises to those who worship him (Matthew 4:9).” —John Piper ...
✒Lｅｔｔｅｒ ｏｆ Hｏｐｅ.
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things.
The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, to your community around you, to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Xoxo Z. ...
✒Lｅｔｔｅｒ ｏｆ Hｏｐｅ.
The feeling of worthless is real.
Just as God is real.
The battle with negative thoughts are real.
Just, as the trials.
The anger, confusion, deep sadness, great denial are all real. Just, as the family impact is real.
The suicide stories are many. Mental illness has no face, age or religion.
But many people unable the denial and refuse to speak about these stories. Out of fear and judgment.
Escape is real and it takes many forms;
* Eating * Cutting * Drinking * Obsessive behaviour *Outbursts of anger * Crying * Isolation * Mistrust people * Being on the internet non stop.( social media)
But mental illness such bipolar, depression can also lead to DEATH. The ultimate escape!
Is someone of faith ‘immune’ to mental illness? The answer is No. But, God being real often works through pain to remind us that “ He will never leave or forsake us!” Even at our last breath. He is still there.
Therefore, churches need to bring more awareness about mental health and being a person of faith. You are not less of a Christian because you have a mental illness. You are not less of a Christian, if you struggle with prayer during a difficult time. You are no less of a Christian, if you are spiritually weak during this time. You are a real human and a creation of God, that needs the support from the body of Christ ‘the church’.
It all begins with honesty and breaking the stereotype that people will begin to experience hope and break through. Get rid of that stigma!
God knows, I cannot not do this by myself. So, if you know anyone who struggles with mental illness; *Care * Call them see how they are REALLY doing *Visit them * Walk this tough journey with them * And if you cannot, at least call a professional who can, a counsellor, doctor, nurse, and/or pastor.
It actually doesn’t take a lot.
Xoxo Z. ...