My heart is heavy tonight as i sit here, Im just here with my worship music blasting because thoughts and temptations our trying to overcome me tonight, but me as a Christian i will not allow it, not one bit at all. Worry and thoughts about the past our just lies from the enemy, and the word tells us to "Cast all our anxieties on him for he CARES for us" 1st peter 5:7 The word in here that stands out to me the most every time is cares- isn't it one of the best feelings to feel cared for? It is one of the best feelings for me thats for sure and Jesus died on the cross for our worries and trials, and so much more.
Also 1st Peter 5:8 is one of the verses that lays strong on my heart tonight because it is so easy to let thoughts trials and temptations in but we our strong and can say no no you stinking lying devil and we learn how to only let the good thoughts come into our hearts. "Keep your mind clear and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1st peter 5:8) So be ready and alert, dont let him in the Doors, Tonight i sat here and thought about how i failed God a little by letting my thoughts come to play and they shouldn't have but everybody has their moments and I thank God every second for forgiveness.
"May the words from my mouth and the thoughts from my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my defender" Psalm 19:14
Everything that you say against the Lord, remember that it is a sin. Im still working on that myself, remember we all make mistakes and nobody is perfect, but the Lord always will forgive us.
"The Lord is good and decent.That is why he teaches sinners the way they should live" Psalm 25:8
Sitting here at the moment thinking about one of the biggest things i had to find the courage to forgive, it was so hard for me but i gained the courage to forgive this man. Getting sexually touched by a man at a wedding in front of people, that was one of the worst images to go through in my life. He held onto me and wouldn't let go of me, and it was just one of those situations that i was scared and didn't know what to do. I felt so useless and so ashamed and so lost for about a month. It took me so long, to relieze it was not my fault, i saw that mans face everywhere i went, even when i looked at my pastor i saw him and it was one of the saddest things to overcome for me, just recently i am now overcoming the look of that mans eyes and face. But besides that I am healed, and restored and closer then ever with God, It was a process, but meditating and praising God thru the storm really pays off.
I would like to leave you with some of the things i do when im scared or feeling alone.
- I talk to God
- I get down on my knees and pray
- I meditate and read the word (bible)
- And i Praise God
"And whenever you stand praying,forgive if you have anything against anyone,so that your Father who is also in heaven may forgive you of your trespasses" Mark 11:25
And Here I leave you with a couple songs that got me Smiling:)
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With Love, Sarah Elizabeth
"All things are possible, thru Christ who strengthens you" Phil 4:13