The truth WILL indeed set us FREE!

As I sat surrounded by these geese, I panicked! Each time I looked up, they got closer and closer. I knew they wouldn’t harm me, but a little part of me wouldn’t comply with what I KNOW to be true. After moments of contemplation and sweaty palms, I realized that by taking my eyes out of my book to pay attention to these birds, my anxiety grew. Finally, I decided to trust what I know, not how I felt! I continued to read and enjoyed the scenery. Within minutes, the geese disappeared to somewhere else.

It came to mind that this is what happens during storms, discomfort, or anything that makes us anxious. We PANIC! The more we take our eyes off Jesus and put them on our situations, the more we worry. A part of us continually struggles to comply with what we know to do, which is to trust God, be still, and allow the storms/ circumstances to pass/ disappear. What are you doing while you are waiting? Are you busy focusing on a situation? Or, are your eyes glued on Jesus; fulfilling purpose and enjoying the process of life? We KNOW that he’s got us! So let us rest in him and focus on what we know. Our situations will not devour us! He tells us that in the world, we will have trouble but rest assured, because He overcame the world! So why are we worrying when we can enjoy life??! Do not allow your troubles to drown you; they are not meant to overwhelm you. Turn them around for good! Use them to draw closer to Jesus, let them be lessons, let them strengthen you, and, or pull you out of your comfort zones! Whichever you choose, be reminded that you are not alone! Let the truth pf his words set us free.

Prayer: Father in heaven I come before you thanking you so very much for your word and that your word has power. Thank you for your promises to be with me always. Thank you for how much you love me, you say I am precious to you and I believe you! Thank you for how you see and think of me! Today God, I ask you to take away any thing that makes me anxious, I excitedly bring it at the feet of the cross, please help remove this burden (these burdens) from my shoulders. I choose to walk away with your peace, strength and joy today because of the truth that you are with me. I choose to acknowledge this day that you have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. No matter what surrounds me I will keep my eyes on you! You are the God who sees me, who fights my battles and the God of my peace. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen!

Meditation: John 16:33 ” I have told you this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, I have overcome the word.” NLT

Isaiah 43:2 “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up: the flames will not consume you.” NLT

Published by Stephanie

Hello, my name is Stephanie! It is my desire for souls to know Jesus personally; To be freed, uplifted, affirmed, and healed through our Savior. Know that you are loved so much! You have so much worth! You ’belong’ even if the world rejects and sees you as nothing! Despite what people around you, or even what your thoughts say about who you are, Jesus's truth is all that matters, and you are precious to him! Here is a bit of my story! I've been oppressed and ’held captive’ in my own mind for many years! I've struggled with depression for over 10 years. I had low self-esteem, not knowing my own worth. I chased after love, affirmation, attention, and a need to feel wanted- in relationships, to finding fulfillment in things. I didn't know how to love myself or how to receive love! I was sad most of the time to the point where I contemplated suicide twice. Deep inside, I felt a little girl full of joy, harmony, and peace who wanted freedom, and to live a fulfilled life; she was trapped inside. In late 2014 Jesus literally called out to me... and told me I would be okay. I committed my life to him in 2016. Since then, so much has happened! I've been finding shelter under his wings, and my mind is continually being renewed by his truth spoken to and about me. I have found and is still amazed by his perfect, unconditional love for me that follows me daily. I have found a secured relationship that attends to every area of my life. My journey started out rough, but it is BEAUTIFUL! It gets rocky and uncomfortable at times, but it is one filled with lessons, wonder, and crazy peace! It's apart of our walk. I am still healing (I view it as a life long process) some days I take a step forward only to take two backward but I now know to not depend on my strength even during healing as I am never alone. There are also many that I am unlearning and detoxing from my spirit that I grew up learning about. I have opened myself to allowing God to use me as I am, as an outlet to reach his precious ones. The purpose of my blog is to encourage a sincere and intentional relationship with Jesus! To help strengthen our faith and walk in him. To heal, uplift, and remind women of who God says we are. To walk in his identity- in hopes that you will know without a doubt that you matter much more than you can understand! I openly share my testimonies and personal experiences. I mean, it's a bit easier to speak and share from experiences. I firmly believe you will be blessed! Find yourself, find your path, and embark on this beautiful journey of life resting in God. Love, it's perfectly okay to be authentic- about where you are in every area of your life- in a world that forces us to mask our emotions and ’put the best forward, so people can ”see and think” we’ve got it all together.’ It's okay to NOT have it all together. Be true to yourself; this is an important step in being completely honest with our Lord.

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