Christianity, Devotion

I Know Whom I have Trusted

For this reason I also am suffering these things—but I am not ashamed, for I know in whom I have trusted and I am convinced He is able to safeguard what I have entrusted to Him until that Day.”


‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭TLV‬‬

Devotion, Faith

Fear Not, I Am

Fear not, for I am with you,

be not dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you.

Surely I will help you.

I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

-Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭TLV

Bible, Devotion

The Short Term, The Long Term, and, with Every Step

landscape photo of pathway between green leaf trees

What is our purpose?      What is our work?

That was the question a crowd in Capernaum, gathered around Jesus’s feet, wondered. They asked Jesus “What shall we do to perform the works of God?”  (John 6:28 TLV)  and Christ replied ” This is the work of God, to trust in the One He sent.”(John 6:29 TLV)

Really? That’s it? Just trusting in Jesus?

Yup. That’s it. But I’ve discovered 3 things about trusting in Jesus, it’s a simple request, the best thing you could do, but also the hardest. Whether it’s trusting God with our short term goals, long term future, or our daily lives, trusting can be difficult.

What makes trusting in God so difficult is the conscious decision to fully submit life’s circumstances and outcomes to God. An idea your senses cannot grab and only your faith can cling onto. It ultimately involves walking into the unknown.

The unknown can be a scary place, especially if you’ve experienced hurts, pains, and disappointments in your life, but remember, there is never anything to fear.

If we remember that Jesus loves us enough to die for us, and only wants what’s best for us as our Heavenly Father, we can take courage to believe that if He asks us to completely trust in Him, it will always be for our good. We can know without a doubt that it will be better than alright, it will be perfect as only He could do!

Trusting in God frees us to walk with joy and peace into all the wonderful plans and promises He has for us in our lives. Trusting in Jesus also brings you closer to Him, to see Him work in ways you would not have seen, or even fathomed, if you hadn’t trusted in God.

Trusting God with our long term future, short term goals, and every step of our lives is the work which fulfills our purpose. It is the best and surest thing you could possibly do.

“Surely no one who waits for You will be ashamed.”

-Psalms 25:3 TLV

    

 

Devotion, Faith

Trust & Rest in Jesus ❤️

“In a day when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you…”

“This I know—that God is for me.”

“Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For in You my soul takes refuge.

In the shadow of Your wings I take refuge, until destruction passes by.”

“…But I—I sing of your strength! Yes in the morning I sing aloud of Your lovingkindness”

“For God is my strong tower—My God of lovingkindness”

Psalm 56:4,10 . Psalm 57:2 . Psalm 59:17-18

Christianity, Devotion

When I Call on Jesus

I’m so very ordinary, nothing special on my own.

Oh, I have never walked on water, And I have never calmed a storm

Sometimes I’m hiding away from the madness around me,

Like a child who’s afraid of the dark…

But when I call on Jesus,

All things are possible

I can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar

When I call on Jesus,

Mountains are gonna fall

‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call

Weary brother, broken daughter,

Widowed lover, you’re not alone

If your tired and scared of the madness around you

If you can’t find the strength to carry on

Call Him in the morning, in the afternoon time

Late in the evening He’ll be there

When your heart is broken and You feel discouraged,

You can just remeber that He siad

He’ll be there

When I call on Jesus

All things are possible

I can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar

When I call on Jesus,

Mountains are gonna fall

‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call

Song by Nicole C. Mullen

christian, Devotion

Be Thou My Vision

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art–
thou my best thought by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father, I thy true son;
thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

Be thou my battle shield, sword for my fight;
be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tow’r:
raise thou me heav’n-ward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always:
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

-Translated by: Mary E. Byrne