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Still a Dreamer / Anything Can Be Made New

Yep, that’s me…still a dreamer, just like it says in the lyric in the song below. No matter what life throws my way it will always be the case. Hard times, pessimism, setbacks, and all the rest of the things that try to get in the way of peace and happiness…go ahead world, do your worst 🙂

I don’t have every answer in life but I’m trusting You one day at a time, because You can make a weak heart stay alive forever.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

What about you? If things aren’t going the way you thought they would in your life right now, believe that it will get better. It will! Don’t buy into the all of the negativity that’s out there in the world. Never stop dreaming or expecting the best for yourself 🙂

To quote Andy Dufresne’s character in the movie Shawshank Redemption:
‘Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.’

Don’t believe the lies that say there is no hope, that miracles don’t happen, that you don’t deserve to be happy, that you don’t deserve love or forgiveness, that worthwhile things aren’t worth it, or that you can’t change for the better.

I believe anything can be made new through the power of God’s healing – people, health, relationships, behavior, outlooks on life, you name it. He can make anything new. He’s been doing it since the beginning of time.

Have a great day everyone.

(The members of Sanctus Real, the band that performs the song I included earlier in this post, gave some personal testimonies in a separate video they produced for their YouTube channel. Thought it was worth sharing here, especially the part from 1:14 to 1:37. Even when things aren’t working, God is there and He always will be.)

You Can Do Everything

Yes, you read that correctly. You can do everything.

Not many things. Not some things. Not just one or two things. Not everything except the one thing you think you can’t do. Nope, believe it or not you can do EVERYTHING.

Here’s why I believe that and also why I am writing this today:

Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

This may be my favorite verse in the Bible. I need to hear it – often. To me it’s a reminder that no problem, no stressor, no fear, no worry, no situation, no trouble…nothing…is too much to overcome when God is in control.

I don’t know what it is about us as humans but we all (myself very much included) have this desire to be in control. I have been reminded over and over and over again that it just doesn’t work out very well when we try to have total control over our lives. I could list countless examples of this both in my life and in the lives of others.

And so, I just thought I would share that verse today. Maybe you’re struggling with something and don’t feel like you have the ability to get through it, get past it, get over it, or get around it. I hope you’ll feel otherwise after reading that verse.

I’d also like to share the following song as a reminder of what faith can do. Have a great day today and remember, as the song says, impossible is not a word. Nothing is impossible. You can do everything. God has all the strength you need to get through anything in life. All you have to do is ask.