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Abandoning Fears

I have heard His gentle whisper. When all my struggling makes me weary, He comes in and saves me completely. The Lord is my Strength and my Refuge. Because I know He will never leave me nor become exasperated with me, I can put my trust in Him fully.
   Written words make these actions of faith seem so effortless and simple, as if abandoning my fears is a piece of cake. Truth is, it's not so easy. It's not the kind of task that can be performed in an instant. It's definitely a process. I'm not going to sugarcoat this, surrendering is very difficult. It's so tempting to just stick to what you're familiar with, and continue on in your worries. It feels comfortable. You don't want to leave your comfort zone and take a risk, because you're afraid of falling. Well let me tell you something, God won't let you fall.
   "He will not let your foot slip - he who watches over you will not slumber;" (Psalms 121:3) Even in our darkest hour, He shines …

Saved

I know it sounds cliché, but Jesus honestly did save my life. I know many people have messed up and made mistakes, and God turned their lives around and saved them all. When I say that the Lord saved my life, I mean He really saved my life.
   It is difficult to grasp, because at the time, I was so weak. Now, I can look back and see just how serious the whole affair of this really was. It's painful to try and remember in detail, but it proves how faithful God's love is. He never left me and He never will. He'll never leave you, either.
   I know it sounds odd, but God has been revealing to me some very intense imagery. In my head I'm seeing pictures of how it was and the battle that was being fought. As I was barely surviving, God was keeping the demons of death off of me. He was protecting me, because I have a purpose. A really important purpose, for that matter!
   It's all so clear to me now. I yearn to tell everybody about Jesus. He is my everything. I am His a…

God is Perfect

You know, sometimes God doesn't make any sense to us. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are higher than ours. But, one thing is certain: God is always good. Always. It says in Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
   Often times we get so wrapped up in our concerns, that we forget how great our God is. We forget that He's always taking care of us. He cares for us and will never stop caring for us. "Look at the birds of the air, for they never sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" (Matthew 6:26)
   Sometimes I get worried. Shocking, I know. Whenever I worry, God is so quick to come and comfort me. It may feel like I'm all alone in my troubles, and it may feel like there is no hope, but nonetheless God is right next to me. He carries me through everything, and He wants you t…

It's Good to be Alive

From where I have wandered, I have come a very long way. It's hard to believe that my life was once so very dismal and gloomy. I've turned around, and I am not going down that dark road again! To me, now, life is a beautiful gift. Just one of God's many gifts. He didn't intend for our lives to be filled with sorrows and anxieties, but joy and peace. He is sad when we become sad. After all, Jesus was fully human whilst being fully God. He understands our pain, and He can take care of it all. He honestly doesn't want us to lug around all these burdens. He wants us to enjoy the life He has given.
   The way I see it, life is precious. Life should be treasured and honored. I believe in life: human life, animal life, and abundant life. It breaks my heart that some people don't value life anymore. This world desperately needs Jesus. We need to make Him known across all the nations, so that all can have life and have it to the full.
   Will you join me in making Jesu…

Listen to the Sound

Faith. This is something with which I greatly struggle. I am not proud to say, but I indeed have a very difficult time trusting and believing. Even when I've seen all I need to see to know that my fears are lies, I still fall into the pit of disbelief and discouragement. I'll call out to the Lord for help with all my fear, and it seems to be better, but how long will the peace stay? How long will my wandering mind be content? The never-ending question, "What if?" haunts my thoughts. I become enveloped in filthy worries. Where's the freedom now? Where is all this freedom I write about? In the middle of the storm it's hardest to see all I've written to be true. When I least expect it the enemy thrusts his dirty tricks towards me. I'm fed up with him thinking he has dominion over me! It is written that in the name of Jesus every knee must bow, even the demons cannot stand!
   So next time I'm faced with fear (because we all know there's going t…

Worship the Great I Am

I absolutely love being in worship and hearing the sounds of others singing to the Lord. No matter what kind of voice you have, God is delighted when you praise Him. It doesn't matter to God if you've never performed on a stage or won a Grammy award. When you sing to Him, the heavens are filled with the melodious sounds. We were created to worship Him.
   The presence of God is so powerful when we shout out His name. Darkness flees at the name of Jesus. Philippians 2:10-11 says, "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
   Rejoice and be hopeful, because an eternity of praises and worship to our Father awaits us in heaven! Hallelujah! He is worthy to be praised!

   -The Introverted Evangelist

He Hears You

No matter how difficult things may seem, it is all working for the good of those who love God. It states in Romans chapter eight, verse twenty-eight. So when we're burdened with troubles, the absolute best thing we can possibly do is talk to God. Just take a moment to talk with Him. Revel at how astonishing and breathtaking He is. Thank Him for all that He has done. Tell Him that you desperately need Him to carry you through this exhausting battle in which you are already victorious. Rejoice in the reassurance that you don't have to put up a fight. Never forget that when Jesus ascended up into Heaven (after first descending into the depths), all of satan's dominion was taken away. God is ruler over all principalities, even demons.   When we pray to the Lord, He doesn't get annoyed with our constant need for Him. He delights when we bring to Him our troubles. He knows you can't carry them, so when you bring them to Him you are filled with an overwhelming peace. A…

Faith That He is Near Always

One, of many things, for which I am very grateful, is that the Lord is always near me. He is never far away. I can call on Him through prayer, and He will always listen. He genuinely cares for what I am worried about. No prayer is too small or unimportant, because we are God's children and He loves us all.
   Call upon the Lord in times of need, and in times of joyfulness. He wants to commune with us. He desires our yearning for His presence. When we're longing for that "something more" He is the One that can satisfy. He is gentle and loving. He wants to be with you more than you can even imagine.
   "The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth." (Psalm 145:18) It pleases Him when we reach out to Him in desperation. Because He is The Creator of all things that exist, when He is our passionate desire, When He is the One thing we need, that's when we are complete. That is when we have peace, joy, and abundant life. Throug…