when you feel like you are failing

Sometimes it takes looking at your failures to understand how faithful God is to carry you through. Sometimes it takes seeing just how wrong you have been to finally see how right He can make things. Sometimes it takes losing so very much, maybe what feels like losing it all — to realize that it is […]

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for His name's sake

Psalm 23:3 is a verse I recite often, telling my soul that God will be there to restore. No matter what kind of storm, no matter how tall the waves that crash over us, how deep the hurt that resides in us. God will restore our soul, He will bring us back to a state of […]

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no need to try so hard to be perfect

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 1:24) Today? There is no need to try so hard, to be perfect and to get it all right. I know — there are all these expectations (mostly set by […]

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come out of hiding

Come out of your hiding place. Take refuge in His strength, and trust His everlasting love. Faith and fear cannot co-exist — so let go of your fear and choose faith. Find forgiveness, find peace and freedom. It takes courage. Oh, precious soul, does it take so much courage. It would be easier to keep hiding, so that nothing would hurt and you could walk away feeling like you still hold the pieces by yourself. But when you surrender yourself to Him who is our place of safety, who holds your heart and gives beauty for ashes — only then will you find yourself.

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