Lately my faith has been yo-yo-ing – going up and down concerning some dreams of mine.
I shared with our Facebook Community about it this week. I’d like to share it with you today, for someone who needs a word of encouragement.
The last few days I’ve been wondering (okay stressing out) about my seeming “inability” to stand firm in faith over some things we are believing God for.
I have felt overcome, fearful, discouraged, hurt, terrified and loosing hope that I don’t have what it takes to be used of God..cos I am so weak in faith, so distrustful, fiery-hearted.
I’ve battled feeling like a lost cause, feeling like I will never “get there”.
But God shared these words with me
“I can hold your hand, help you day by day. There’s no permanent cure for being human..but I make the difference”
Sweet wife struggling in your marriage and life, feeling like you will never measure up, like when you get one chaos under control another one flares up, feeling like God can never use you, bless you, love you, give you those dreams cos you are so weak, so human, so messy;
Stop trying to be perfect in order to be loved and used of God.
His love is not work-based, its based on grace. His blessing is not based on your abilities, but on your desire, your faith.
Lean hard into His grace.
Keep your hand in His and He will lead you into mind blowing moments and breakthroughs. He is with you through the valleys, the mountains, the hills, the deserts.
You might not feel Him but He’s there. But when you look back you’ll know He was. You might be weeping now but don’t mourn as one without hope; walk thru it, like the daughter of the King you are.
There’s no permanent cure for your humanity (not this side of the eternity anyway) but He makes the difference.
He enables you to keep walking, praising, believing through the storms and chaos of life. He’s all you need. Quit trying to be Him, find and rest in His strength instead.
Philippians 1:6 “.. being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ
I hope you are encouraged. Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus, He who began a good work in you will complete it!
Before our relocation I was designing and selling jewelry, amongst other pursuits.
Today I am giving away three handmade leather accessories from Kenya.
I did not design or create these myself but I thought you might enjoy them 🙂
Map-of-Africa Key Holder
Bracelet with map of Africa.
All you have to do to win all three is to leave a comment below!
The deadline for entering is Thursday 21st November 2013 at Midnight (ET) . Please note that you’ll need to sign into Disqus (the comment system) using your email address in order to be entered into the draw. I’ll need your email address to contact you if you win : )
Question: How has God encouraged you this week? Please share a word or verse.