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What If (Words of Encouragement)

I’ve had some really difficult conversations with friends and loved ones this past week. There is a lot of hurting going on for a lot of people right now.

I’m praying that healing will come for everyone who is going through a difficult time.

As I heard in church today, God’s love for us is always there…even when it seems like nothing is going right. It’s not always easy to trust that but I can assure you that if you do, you will be able to make it through anything.

Psalm 46:1 God is our mighty fortress, always ready to help in times of trouble.

Here is a song I felt I should share today. I hope it will mean something to you.

There is a purpose behind everything. Every struggle, every disappointment, every heartache, every failure. Everything. God is using all of those things to make you a stronger person.

Wouldn’t you know, He is also using those things to bring you closer to Him. As the song lyrics say, so appropriately:

“What if my greatest disappointments, or the aching of this life, is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy.”

I hope that you will find comfort in this song and in knowing that God loves you no matter where you are, what you’re doing, or how far away He might seem to you. He is right there with you.

Just believe that things will get better. They will. Might not be the way you choose them to or as fast as you want them to…but they will.

Freedom Arts Project

This innovative program is the vision of some of the creative and kind hearted people at Dream Center Peoria. To quote the brochure:

“Freedom Arts Project aims to change the community by teaching young people lessons in the arts in a safe environment. Junior and senior high students participate one night a week in an 8-week course. The classes encourage young people, who otherwise would be unable to attend art classes, to pursue old and new passions in the arts.”

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