Have you ever felt like you're drowning in an ocean of complete yuckiness? Do you ever wonder if those nagging burdens will ever leave? Does it ever cross your mind about whether or not our God really can make what seems impossible actually possible? Are you ever in need of a healer? What about a deliverer? Have you ever needed a Savior? Have you ever been so broken that you felt completely un-beautiful? Have you ever been weak and needed strength? What about love, have you ever just needed a hint of it?
Well guess what... all of that yuckiness that we see as an ocean, it's all like a puddle at the feet of our Jesus! Those burdens that you just can't seem to get rid of, our Jesus is standing there with open arms ready to take it all from you! All of that stuff that seems completely impossible, our Jesus can most definitely make it possible, every single bit of it! On those days when you are lost in anything and everything but Jesus and need someone to deliver you, He's right beside you waiting for you to grab hold. Those days when you are broken and need a healer, He's there restoring your heart. On that day when you were lost as a goose, caught in the traps of the enemy, longing for something more, longing for someone to accept you despite your yuckiness, He reached out and saved you! On those days when you are beyond weak, He is your strength that is unlike any other. On those days when you are broken and feel completely un-beautiful, He reaches down deep into your brokenness and makes you beautiful all over again! Those times when all you long for is just a hint of love, He showers you with His unconditional love that is absolutely like no other! Although we may never be able to fully grasp how mighty our God is, it doesn't stop Him from being the incredibly amazing God that He is!
"I have seen what they do,
but I will HEAL them anyway!
I will lead them.
I will COMFORT those who mourn,
bringing words of praise to their lips.
May they have abundant peace, both near and far,
says the Lord, who heals them!"
"The Lord will GUIDE you continually,
giving you water when you are dry
and RESTORING your strength
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like an ever flowing spring."
"Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere." Ephesians 6:10-18
"He gives POWER to the weak
and STRENGTH to the powerless."
"O Israel, hope in the Lord;
for with Him there is UNFAILING LOVE.
His redemption OVERFLOWS."
"O Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
now and always!"
"Then Jesus said, Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light." Matthew 11:28-30
"For the Lord, your God is living among you.
He is a MIGHTY Savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With His love, He will calm your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."
"For NOTHING is impossible with God!"
I pray that you would become lost like crazy in the love of our Jesus! I pray that you would continually grab hold of Him and never ever let go! I pray that He would move in and through you in an incredibly amazing way! I pray that you would seek after Him and only Him! I pray that He would make you strong in times of weakness, and that you would be clothed in the armor of God daily! I pray that you would daily long for more and more of Him! I pray that you would not be silent, but that you would SHOUT forth His praise! I pray that you would be a willing vessel for the Kingdom of Christ! I pray that you would no longer fight against this world, but that your chains would be broken in Jesus' name! I pray that you would daily see yourself as the beautiful person that you are! I pray that you would no longer see things as impossible, but rather possible through the eyes of our God! I pray that you would be used to shake this nation! I pray that you would daily become lost all over again in the eyes of our Maker! I pray that your heart would dance harder than ever before our Daddy today!