Sometimes our pain distracts us so badly we stop caring. But God still cares.
It helps, though, if you step back, put your wide-view goggles on, and take a broad look at the challenges you’re facing.
Look around you. What’s really happening?
Read Nehemiah 3:10, Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall.”
Is your strength giving out? Are you thinking of giving up? Here’s the real question … a solution that Satan’s possibly put in your mind.
Are you considering pulling away from God? From church? Oh, you’d never say so, but you’re weary … so bone weary.
Remember, Christianity is messy. It’s common to face opposition. Satan’s a master at hammering on Christians. But when you use your wide-view goggles, it’s easy to see the full picture.
Read on in Nehemiah 4, After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes” (v. 4).
Don’t let Satan distract you and steal your joy. Be like Nehemiah and stay focused on the job God gives, even when there were distractions.
What do you see when you look for the full picture?
Sometimes when we’re in the midst of tragedy, it’s difficult to grasp God’s presence and comfort.
I should know.
After suffering a seizure on April 1, 2011, doctors found a tumor on my brain and told me I may only have ten days to live. I spent those ten days seeking answers. Why was I facing such horror? What had I done to cause this? Was God punishing me?
Was God even there?
To my lady friends (or to men who know a lady). Check out Jillian Lancour and her Clothes and Curves website. She is truly a friend to all women.
I love this woman! I met Jillian a few years ago and immediately connected with her. Besides being one of the funniest women I know, she focuses on what her purpose is: to share Jesus with hurting ladies. She makes you laugh while building you up at the same time. Then she makes you think.
Check out her September 13, 2019 blog, Shouldn’t Christian Women Be the MOST Confident?
Leave her a note and tell her how her blog effected you. She’s so nice … she may write you back.
Love you , Jillian. Keep smiling.
Pardon me for as I offer a bit of shameful self-promotion.
Look what was included in the August/September 2019 edition of Leading Hearts Magazine. Here’s a copy of a full-page ad (page 34) handed out at the 2019 AWSA conference in Murfreesboro, Tennessee last month.
If you pull up the magazine, before you even get to page 34 and after, you’ll see wonderful information from terrific women who love talking about Jesus. While I smile at what I found in the publication on Page 34, my heart sings from what this this magazine offers. Be blessed by the stories and articles shared in this publication.
Let me know what you liked best from these articles. What stories moved your heart?
Do you wonder if God hears your cries? Feels your pain? Of, frankly, if he’s even there at all?
Check out Kristen D. Samuel’s latest blog.
A new day … take a step into what waits for you.
I’m on the road, writing on a phone that’s about to run out of juice. But I wanted to share a post I wrote for CBN.com. Please look past the rough post to see God’s message. https://www1.cbn.com/devotions/trust-god-without-hesitation