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Be still and know that I am God-Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
I looked up the definition for still and found these: not moving or making a sound; deep silence and calm; stillness.
Are you searching for peace in this world and haven’t found it?
Do you want to learn how to be still in the middle of chaos? Do you want peace beyond all understanding? Just some advice from someone who searched the world for peace for a long time and never won: Invite Christ into your heart and life. God will never leave or forsake you, He loves you more than you could ever imagine, despite all the things we have done in our lives. His Son died for that sin, so that you could have freedom once you ask Him into your heart and life, forever and all the time, right now here. Once you have taken this step of faith, you don’t have to worry about tomorrow because when you do leave this world, you will be in His arms, your forever home. You don’t have to be anxious about the news or troubles in the world when you know that your Hope is Jesus. He is alive! He didn’t stop there, He sent the Holy Spirit down to live with us forever here on earth, because He knew we needed some help down here! I’ve learned that Jesus isn’t someone we go to just when life gets tough or because we want to feel better, He is everything, all the time, and he wants you all the time, so please stop running
I’ve learned that I may not have an earthly Father that ever cared about me, but I’ve always had and have a Heavenly Father, all because of Jesus.
Jesus, He is my best friend, my Teacher, my God, the God, my Father, He is my peace and joy through all seasons, and he didn’t stop with His life, the Cross, or the Resurrection, He sent the Holy Spirit as our guide through every second in our lives.
God orchestrates everything, we just need to trust, be still, and know that He is in charge.
These words have rang over and over this afternoon, in my mind and heart all day:
In Him (JESUS), we already have peace and joy because He left us with both.
I don’t need to pray for those two things, God has already given those to me in Jesus.  So, when those whispers come of who I was or what I did, or who my Husband was and what he did, I use some awesome tools: a pen and sticky note to write down the truth, of what God says I have and who I am in Jesus!
It’s a whole lot easier, believing who God says I am, now that I’m not trying to do this whole self-control thing on my own, you know not relying on my own strength! The Holy Spirit moves me to God’s word as soon as those voices start, and I’m learning exactly what this verse means:
Titus 2:12 NIV It teaches us to say NO to the ungodliness & worldly passions, & to live self controlled, upright & Godly lives in this present age.
I hope you accept this invitation and promise you will never regret it.
Choices, Christian Walk, Free Will, marriage, Prayer, Submission, Transparency, Trust

Who are you going to trust?

God has spoken to me this morning, to look to Him for approval, not this world or the people in it. When I look to anyone other than God for approval, I will always be let down in one way or another, but God, he doesn’t operate like that with me. He doesn’t let me down. He may let me go through some very uncomfortable situations and he gives me choices to make through those times. I can lean on Him for His understanding, trusting Him or I can lean on my own understanding or this world.

He’s teaching me this week about truth and love. He’s teaching me to be set apart, to respond differently. I have to be honest it isn’t easy, at times my flesh wants to fight against Him, but He gives me his strength to say NO to the ugly like he never has before. He has given me the boldness and confidence to confront some people in my life that are only hindering and not helping the very thing God is doing in my marriage and life. He reminded me He will fight for me, I only need to be still. He is working on my behalf.  All I have to do is trust Him and hold Him to His word.

His Son set the example I am to follow. Jesus knew all He was going to go through, and he still chose to trust God. He trusted God even while He’s hanging, crucified on the cross, asking God to forgive us. Wow! I can’t even begin to imagine the pain He felt, yet He wasn’t even focused on the pain, He was focused on his trust in God, His plan, US, and he had compassion.

Luke 23:34 Jesus said “Father forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.

When the world says no you shouldn’t forgive, hold on to that, make them earn your forgiveness, prove yourself, Jesus reminds me daily, you have nothing to prove, I am the proof, let that go my child, I’ve got this, I died on the cross for that. Forgive like I have forgiven you.

People are going to let you down, people are not going to understand, but God will never let you down and He understands all too well what you are going through. He gave His Son up for you to be forgiven and reconciled to Him. Do you hear those precious words of redemption?

Psalm 103:9-12 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve; or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

No matter what you’ve done, no matter what you or they think, no matter how they make you feel, no matter how you feel about yourself, there is one thing that will not change…who God is, what He has done for you and how much He loves you.

I choose to trust His promises. I choose to trust God. I choose Jesus.