Archive for ‘Our Father’

October 21, 2010

Leave behind

by Kelsey

 Nothing ruins a new day faster, than bring up yesterday. Let the past, be the past.

Everyone has scars. That is part of life, sorry to be blunt, but that is how it is. The question is, how are you going to deal with it? Are you going to let it get you down, feel like a failure, and forget what God’s mercy has done for you? Or, are you going to rejoice that God has been with you through it all, and is still holding you, leading you, and keeping you? 

The second sounds like a better choice to me. So why do we normally chose the first before the second? Well the truth, I don’t really know why. Yep its out, I don’t know everything. But I do know that part of it is, we don’t trust God enough. Do you really think He is going to let you down? He promises that He won’t. Then why do we live with this idea, when life gets hard? If life was always easy, then what would we need God for? Now of course I’m not limiting God to only helping us when the going gets tough, but you see my point.

We act like we only need God when things get hard or uncertain. And when life is hard, we tend to focus on the negative, instead of focusing on the positive.

Have you had something in your life that you wish wouldn’t have happened? Has someone hurt you, and you think you can’t ever forgive them? Maybe you are having a hard time with your husband or boyfriend, or a friend isn’t getting along with you. Well gals, don’t let that get you down. God knows what He is doing. And we have to stop looking at the problems with the present, and the mistakes of the past, and look to the only thing we know is secure. Jesus Christ!

It doesn’t matter what you’re going through, God has promised, – The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”-Deuteronomy  31:8. He always keeps His promises. So believe it!

So forget the past. The past has been washed away, and you can start again. Forgive and forget. It’s that simple. Don’t make it more complicated then it has to be, and don’t make excuses. Forgive, like you were forgiven, forget just like Christ forgets all your trespasses.

Look forward to the future, for He holds it in His hands. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

October 12, 2010

Protected

by Kelsey

Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings. Psalm 17:8

We are safe and protected. That’s right, girls, we are safe from all harm; the world can’t do anything to us! God sends trials and hardships, but only to draw us closer to Him. All the hurt we have may still be present deep down inside us, but our hurt doesn’t control us – it shapes us.

God has His eyes on us, watching over us. He provides protection for us in the safety of His wings. We can live our lives knowing that, yes, this life is hard and trials will come, but God will see us through them all, and He will never leave us or forsake us.