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Promises

I know a number of people who are going through some really tough times right now. I’m sharing this song and its lyrics today to encourage you and give you strength.

Hold on to the promises.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep believing
In what you can’t see
That everything happens for a reason
Even the worst life brings
If you’re reaching for an answer
And you don’t know what to pray
Just open up the pages
Let His word be your strength

And hold on to the promises
Hold on to the promises
Jesus is alive so hold tight
Hold on to the promises

All things work for the good
Of those who love God
He holds back nothing that will heal you
Not even His own Son
His love is everlasting
His faithfulness unending
Oh, if God is for us who can be against us
So if you feel weak

Just hold on to the promises
Hold on to the promises
Jesus is alive so hold tight
Hold on to the promises

Neither life, nor death
Could separate us
From the eternal love
Of our God who saves us

-Sanctus Real

Forgiven

Right now, people everywhere are carrying something with them that needs to be left behind. Maybe you’re one of those people.

Something you’ve done in your past, something you blame yourself for…something that has caused you unhappiness, possibly for quite a while, because you haven’t let it go.

Whether it’s guilt, shame, or regret, you are not allowing yourself to achieve your full potential right now because you have not freed yourself from that weight on your shoulders.

If this is you, I want you to know you have company. I can’t even count the number of times I have kept things with me that simply didn’t need to be with me anymore.

Continue reading Forgiven

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.)