Tag Archives: love

You’re Not Alone

A promise you can always hold…you’re not alone.

Just a short message today to anyone who’s feeling lonely or alone in this world. You’re not alone and you never will be. God loves you!

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; 
   do not be dismayed, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you and help you; 
   I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Thankful

Maybe it’s the unseasonably warm late winter/early spring we’re having here in the Midwest, maybe it’s something else. Whatever it is, I’ve been feeling pretty thankful for a lot of things lately.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Very few days of the year have the polarizing effect that you do.

Let’s face it, a whole lot of people either love or hate this holiday depending on where they are in life.

For lovebirds it can be the most romantic day of the year and a day to celebrate your relationship with your loved one. For those who have lost love or simply not found it yet, it can be a day that is dreaded like few others. As with countless others out there, I’ve experienced both sides of this.

Wherever you fall on the spectrum, it seems people have a tendency to place a high level of importance on being with someone and sharing love. Nothing wrong with that of course, but keeping it in perspective is important.

Those of us who really want love in our lives are going to go through ups and downs in the process. If you’re gonna put yourself out there, chances are you’re gonna get hurt sometimes. You might end up hurting other people sometimes. People get hurt in the world of love. It happens.

If no one cared, it wouldn’t happen. But we all know that’s never going to be the case. Overwhelmingly as human beings, we care, and we open ourselves up to hurt as a result.

When there is hurt from unfulfilled relationships and when there is loneliness, it’s easy to get negative and feel like we’re missing out. But what we often fail to forget is that we already have the opportunity to share a love with someone who will always be there, regardless of our relationship status.

Whether you’re happily married or dating someone you’re crazy about, or whether you’re single, divorced, widowed, or anything else in between – God loves you. That love will always be there, no matter what happens in your life. All He wants is for you to love Him back.

So, for anyone out there who’s feeling bummed about Valentine’s Day this year (or anyone else for that matter) I would like to share these words:

Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD,  and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone and remember, no matter where you are in life right now as you read this…you are loved.

Some People Change

Here’s to the strong, thanks to the brave. Don’t give up hope, some people change. Against all odds, against the grain. Love finds a way, some people change.

I’ve always liked this song. I believe that anyone can change, no matter who they’ve been and what they’ve done in their life. Not everyone does, and I recognize that. But anyone can…and some people do, just like the chorus of that song says.

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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.