“Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever” (Isaiah 61:7, The Message)
Are you going through a difficult time today? Let this word bring you encouragement. God wants to give you double for your trouble. He is the God of restoration—that means He’s not going to just repay you for every wrong done, He’s going to go above and beyond and make things even better than they were before.
If you are facing challenges today or going through a time of adversity, remember, it’s always darkest just before the dawn appears. Your days are destined to shine brighter because God is faithful. As you stay in faith and are obedient to His Word, you’ll receive double for your trouble and see His promises come to pass!
Words of Wisdom
Never let Fear cheat you out of your dreams. God is Bigger than whatever you’re worried about!
God is for you, so don’t lose sleep over anyone who might be against you!
God promised that everything would work out, not that everything would make sense. Trust Him.
Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it…not as a reflection of their Character but as a reflection of yours.
The Bible never once says, “Figure it out,” but over and over it says, “Trust God.” He’s already got it all figured out.
Jesus said “Never will I leave you or forsake you,” so even in your loneliest moment, you are never alone!
God loves you more than you love yourself. His plans for your life and better than your own plans for your life.
If you ever feel insignificant, just remember that your Father is the Eternal King of the World. You are Royalty!
3 important principles: 1. God Love You. 2. God is in Control. 3. If you ever feel overwhelmed, refer to numbers 1 & 2.
Don’t let a false sense of urgency rob you of your peace. God’s timing is perfect. Be patient and enjoy the moment.
Don’t try to change people; just love people. Love is what changes us!
When God closes a door, it’s always for your good. It means it’s either not the right time or it’s not the right door!
You are not defined by your mistakes. You are defined by your God, and He loves you no matter what!
You can’t focus on your Blessings & your Problems at the same time. The one that has your focus will shape your thinking.
No matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, remember that God loves you and has extraordinary plans for you life.
God loves you more than preteen girls love Justin Bieber!
If you’re following Jesus, then you’re always headed in the right direction!
Jesus’ final words from the Cross were “it is finished,” not “earn it,” so live in the freedom of His Grace!
If you’re motivated by love, then you can’t fail. Love always wins in the end.
Don’t let anybody tell you that you “can’t” do something when the Bible says, ‘You CAN do all things through Christ!”
What you see as “Bad News” might just be God’s way of redirecting you towards a better path.
Believe in Yourself. God made you and He never makes mistakes!
You can boldly and fearlessly walk into any situation knowing God is with You!
Never feel unqualified. God uses people with a willing heart, not a perfect resume.
Don’t look for someone else to complete you (unless that “Someone Else” is Jesus)!
Let your decisions be driven by your Faith, your Principles and your Commitments, not by your Emotions.
If you want more joy in your life, work to bring joy to others and you’ll find it coming back to you.
Take all the love you have, multiply it by eternity and then you will have a glimpse of how much God loves You!
The Bible says all things are “possible” for you; it never says all things would be “easy” for you. Don’t give up!
I love love love this picture and the message!
When you step out of the boat (your comfort zone), Jesus steps out with you. Don’t be afraid to fall - we all do it! Just know that Jesus is there to help you. He is a very present help in time of trouble, and He will walk on the water with you. That means He will help you rise above any circumstances.
I’m trying so hard to do this, trust in God be with me as I move away from what is comfortable and into new, different growth-inducing situations
Are you comfortable in your own skin? In other words, do you recognize yourself as the treasure God made you; or are you constantly looking for approval and comparing yourself to a neighbor, co-worker or friend? Do you try to out-dress them or out-perform them? Are you always looking for ways to one-up them?
Friend, it’s time to let all of that go. Comparison is a distraction. Comparison is a thief. It steals your time, energy, focus and joy. You aren’t here to impress anybody; you don’t have to prove anything because you are God’s special workmanship. He created you with a purpose for a purpose. You are empowered and equipped to do everything He’s called you to do.
If you will choose to stay free from a spirit of competition and just run your own race, not only will you enjoy your life more, but you’ll see your gifts and talents come out to the full. You’ll see His blessing and favor in a greater way, and you’ll move forward into the life of victory He has in store!
Pastor Walrond spoke about this very subject today.
i need to do this…
I usually hit it about three times and call in sick due to blood loss.
Way cuter than the time I “fell asleep” on my sister’s wedding cake.
I want one…