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All Your Needs

“You can’t always get what you want.”

The Rolling Stones took that line and made it famous with their hit song 40 or so years ago. It still applies today and it always will here on Earth.

Life can seem really unfair sometimes. We all go through times when we simply do not get what we want – for some, it may seem like this happens all too often.

Whether it’s a promotion at work that doesn’t materialize, asking someone out and getting turned down, a coveted toy as a kid that never makes it to the living room, or something far more serious…as we go through life we are going to encounter times when what we want is not what is planned for us. It doesn’t make a lot of sense and it can be frustrating and lead to some pretty rough sailing.

I can think of plenty of times in my life when it felt like I just wasn’t getting what I thought I should get. Pretty sure I’m not alone, there. It’s tough to swallow and it can be hard to look on the bright side, especially if it’s something you’ve tagged with a high level of importance.

There are some powerful words that help me at times like this. I’ve come to really love and cherish this verse and I wanted to share it with you today.

Philippians 4
19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

The part that always makes me feel better is when it says that all of my NEEDS will be met. There isn’t anything in there about all of my WANTS being met, but it specifically says that God will take care of what I need.

I think it’s easy to lose sight of this. I am frequently guilty of it. But it’s written right there, that despite my unfulfilled wants and all of the things that don’t seem to come to fruition at times…God has and is going to continue to give me what I need.

It’s a reminder that I have so much more than I deserve and more than I could have ever earned through any actions of mine. It’s all provided to me because of Jesus and I’m so thankful for it.

I hope this verse helps someone out there today who might be having a hard time or struggling to see the positive side of a situation when it doesn’t seem like you’re getting what you want. Just remember that with Him, you’re always going to have what you need 🙂

Have a great day!

It’s Your Choice

Perhaps you’re facing a difficult situation right now. Maybe you’ve been dealt a hand you feel isn’t fair or feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle. You’re looking at it as a bad deal, and one that doesn’t seem to have any upside to it.

No matter what it might be, the situations we encounter in our lives are neither good nor bad – they only become one of those two as a result of how we view them. Regardless of whether or not you’ve chosen your situation, you always get to choose how you look at it.

Continue reading It’s Your Choice

Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything

Advice for myself today…and anyone else who may need it.

Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Sometimes life gets hard and worries can build up fast. It’s just nice to know God is listening.

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.