There are so many things the devil will try to use to lead us astray. stay focused on the cross and don't fall for the evil one's tricks.
Only one thing will ultimately bring you peace. He's already completed His part, now it's up to you.
Only the Holy Spirit can help you "long term" with your sinning.
Surrender and accept Jesus into your life and allow the Spirit to begin working in you to help you with those “things” you can’t seem to let go of on your own.
Sanctification isn’t an overnight process, but one that will last until you meet our Lord and Savior in the end.
So, take heart, God knows your struggles here on earth:
“Each time he said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
The pastoral answer (he mentions in the end) is when tragedy hits us, it hurts. Sometimes so much so that we feel like we can't go on. But, know that the Lord is there to help us through it. He knows how you feel. He really does, because He himself came down and became human through Jesus.
Pray and even "yell" if you need to! God knows your pain. Let Him in and let Him help.
This was awesome. God bless her for using that platform to share His glory!
Regardless of how much you love your spouse, or you have had broken relationships in the past, your FIRST priority in this life is clear. Jesus. All else will take care of itself.
"Jesus replied, “You are mistaken because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. In the resurrection, people will neither marry nor be given in marriage. Instead, they will be like the angels in heaven. But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what God said to you: ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?’ He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Matthew 22:29-32)
"Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life" (John 5:24)
" Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)
"This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Have you ever talked to people who say they do not believe there is a God? Or people who say they believe there is a higher power, but don’t know what it is or if it is God. Maybe even people who say, oh if there is a God, he is such a loving God that he is ok with the things I do, wrong or right. Then there's the ones who say, well if there is a God, tell me why he allows me to be hurt or to have to live like I do in all the pain and sorrow.
The fact is: We Are Not To Question God, Period. We were created by God, for God, and to Serve God, and no matter what happens to us or as hard as it may be, we are to praise him in the good and the bad. 1Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Have you ever had something so bad happen to you, you just could not for the life of you understand why. But later on you found it to be a blessing instead. See our flesh thinks it knows everything, and what it does not know, it will argue it does.
There will even be people reading this who are sitting there thinking, right, I am the only one who knows what is best for me and no one can tell or teach me any different. But the fact is….There is a GOD and only God knows what is best for us…We are (Allowed) to make Choices for our lives. My choice is to believe for I know there is a God! He lives in my life and shows me every day just how much he loves and takes care of me. He talks to me, he walks with me and helps me whenever I am in need.
I am not perfect and I have trials same as everyone does, but God is always there for me. God is first in my life and always will be. He has shown himself to me time and time again. I am at peace with my flesh because it belongs to God, for I am not my own. You can have that peace also. That is what happens to a person when they believe God lives, and ask him to live in them. God is alive!!
I cannot make you believe , but I ask that you will not wait till something goes wrong in your life to call on God and give your life to him. Give your life to God because you want to before it's too late, let him show you how much he loves you too….And, Believe…
John 14:6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
God Bless you all today in all you do!!!!
(from Spirit Food for Thought)
In this world we will experience suffering. Will it draw you away from god or closer to him? I pray closer.