There are days I need to be reminded that my life is in His hands.
Days when I need to slow down, pray up, and concentrate on the truth of God’s Word because the fact of the matter is, my life, my children’s lives, my family and friends lives… they are all in His mighty hands, not mine.
I know life can be hard.
I know the bad days can outnumber the good days.
The world we live in is crazy, cold, and mean at times, and we daily have to fight for joy, fight to choose love over anger, and fight to see Jesus in each moment.
But I want to encourage you with this… He is there.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.- 1 Peter 5:7
Friend, you are not alone in your battles or your sufferings.
Like David in the Psalms, tell God what is worrying you. Be honest with Him… it’s the only way to pray.
And choose to clothe yourself everyday with humility… it’s the most beautiful garment a woman can wear… besides a loving heart and smile, of course.
And remember to trust in God’s timing…
Though at times the world seems out of control, don’t believe that lie.
God has you right where He needs you… you are not unseen by Him.
“God never exalts anyone until that person is ready for it. First the cross, then the crown; first the suffering, then the glory.”- Warren Wiersbe
Are you walking through a hard situation right now? Do you feel like all your work and service for God is going unnoticed? Take heart, and remember that God has a plan and purpose for your life. Our lives are for His glory…release yourself from the pressure to perform and please everyone.
We live for an audience of One.
As women “of the cross” we are called to humble ourselves before our loving King and move under the protection of His mighty hands. He is in control, trust Him to lift you up…in His timing.
Because we place our lives into His mighty hands we can trust Him with the outcome. We are called to love, obey and serve. We walk in faith and dig into scripture…but the results of our lives? The results, the harvest…that is not a burden we are meant to carry. Release that burden, that anxiety you are holding to Jesus, He can carry that load.
Don’t rush the process of growth God has you in. It takes time to grow into your calling.
Remember, trees don’t mature over night. It takes years of continual growth both above ground and below for a tree to grow healthy and strong.
God has a purpose for where you are right now… learn, grow, and embrace the season.
You are seen.
You are loved.
Love God Greatly!
Good morning, I’m very better after I’d read this text. Thank you
Ohhh I’m so glad, Raiza! 🙂 Thank you for joining us!:)
What a beautiful and encouraging read this morning. Thank you. My husband is having surgery at noon today so this was very calming.
I am praying for you and for your husband.
Ohhh praying his surgery went well, Sheila! Thank you for ALL your encouragement!:)
Perfect! Each morning I begin my day with Love God Greatly. But things have been stressful the past week so I was going to try to get some extra needed sleep. That did not work. A Voice was telling me to not put off my morning readings. And when I began your message for today I knew why. I needed to be reminded that my life is in His hands. That is just what I needed. Thank you! You all at LGG are the best!
So honored to know God used it today to remind you that He is in control…and that He cares for you!!:)
Awesome, encouraging word! Thanks so much. I pray that God continue to keep and direct this ministry!
Ohhh so appreciate your prayers, Shelly! Thank you for blessing us in that way!:)
Thank you so much for this most reassuring and encouraging reminder. What a blessed assurance to know that we are not meant to face this life left to our own devices. God loves us, He has a plan for us and timing for that plan and He is not bound by the limitations that face us. Oh to be ever mindful of the fact that He never leaves us. May we be quick to come humbly to Him; laying our burdens at His feet, committing to focusing on Him, on His plan and resting in His love for us.
Amen, sweet sister!:)
Thank you for this!! How come I don’t get the emails anymore? I keep resubscribing but nothing has come. Thanks!!
Ohhh I’m so sorry to hear this! When you have time, please check to make sure they aren’t going into your spam, junk or social/promotions folders or tabs. 🙂 Hope you can find them there!:)
Such a beautiful and encouraging blog post, Angela! Thank you!
Thank you, sweet friend!:) So blessed to hear that it encouraged you!:)
Thank you for this. God has used you to speak the words I needed this morning! As I wondered whether I have missed the open doors He had for me, what do I do now and where do I go from here, this post gave me peace and comfort. So I am humbling myself under His mighty hand and trusting Him in the season, knowing that He is preparing me.
He sure is, Genessa…cling to Him, stay in His Word and step out in faith…the best is yet to come!
Thank you so much for this encouragement. The skies have been gray over my house and my heart, but your words reminded me that this is simply a season under Him. I will wait on Him to lift me up, not try to rush or force it into being. I am comforted that He has not forgotten me and that He continues to see my days. 1 Peter 5:7 helps a lot!
Ohhh so blessed to know you were encouraged!!:) Praying over you right now, Maureen!!
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I find I’ve been saving up the blog posts, and every time I read one I’m reminded that I’m right where I’m supposed to be. Thank you for reminding me that Gog is working in my life and helping me grow. Blessings to you and the Love a God Greatly ministry!
I am so overwhelmed and my heart so heavy right now,that I can find that words to express how truely grateful I am to have these messages to carry me thru,I will say,in spite of it all,to God Be the glory!! Love God Greatly ministry has been a blessing. I ask that you join me in prayer lifting my aunt ( A sincere,faithful ,woman of God) up,who was put into hospice today.I know that God has the final word and I trust Him with my whole heart. God Bless you
Thank you of your blog. Especially this one ( and it was written on my birthday).
It is comforting to know that God sees me and my struggle.
I feel very lonely and misunderstood in life. People have disappointed me so much that I reached my breaking point. I am finding my way back to God. But is sometimes so hard to really really believe that he is there for me. I need to find trust in God’s guidance. Am I the only one with these doubts?
Glad to read the blog and that I am not the only one trying to grow as a person and coming closer to God.