Out For Recycle

So, ok! You know God has this, whatever it is you’ve got on your mind and your heart. Whatever it is that’s being difficult for you to manage. You know for sure He’s right there in the middle of it right? I know that we know He takes the bad, blesses it in recycle and makes good of it! Yeah, we do know that don’t we? We really do know that! But when He has to take the bad, to use it for good, it’s really hard on the rest of us isn’t it? If only, oh if only, He could just always use the good, and not have to take us through the thicket of consequences and the trenches of pitfalls. We’re thankful and blessed that He can do it and does it to perfection but it’s those hard places in the getting from the bad to the good that are so difficult to maneuver through and around and in and out of.

We need to remember in the hard places there’s been no abandonment. God hasn’t left us! He has not thrown us aside for something better. No… He’s just got to take this old sinful world with it’s pathetic baggage and tweak it here and fine tune it there to redeem it, make it of some value, as He works it out for our good and His glory. But He’s with us through the confusion and chaos of it all. He’s walking us through the consequences of the bad.

David knew! He knew that his life was all fashioned out and planned by a brilliant, loving God who cared compassionately about his situation and his outlandish circumstances. In Psalm 139:16, he confirms it in his mind, heart and soul when he vocally proclaims to the LORD, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They can not be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! When I wake up You are still with me!

David’s sense of perception of His LORD, led him to a sweet place of awe before his awesome God, who was in complete control of all things. Whether good or bad, he knew God had complete understanding and a strength and ability to work it out. So can we! In our highs and lows we can know, Romans 8:28, “That in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
So when He has to recycle the wrong, He has to recycle our worry into TRUST, our fear into COURAGE, and our doubt into FAITH. Then He can work it out and fashion a new hope for our road ahead bringing a new joy and a new peace into the hard place!

#Safeinhardplaces
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What’s All The Noise About Hope?

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So, what’s all the noise and fuss about lighting this candle of hope at Advent season? What’s hope anyway in this bad, sad world of ours? What’s up with hope anyways in the wars, the riots, the killings, the shootings, the earthquakes, and all the ‘not so great things’ that happen daily in our own lives and in our own worlds? Hope? Is it some pie in the sky crutch to help Christ ones over the rough patches or some kind of brainwashing that has believers totally running off the reality track? What is it? Where is it and how on the wide side of the earth do we find hope within a world such as this? A world in such utter disarray and chaos? Is this thing Hope, really for real or just some word tossed about to get us by and give us some kind of false idea that all will be better by and by?dsc_6298

Yeah, it is for real! It resides in the hearts and minds of Christ’s disciples ~ in the hearts and minds of His followers. Hope resides there because His followers have tasted of the healing and forgiveness and faithfulness of the Lord and witnessed His hand of goodness even through the storms, the losses, the trials and the fires. Prophecies foretold of this wondrous hope splashed all through the pages of scripture, of this One who would step down from heaven and enter as the only solution, into a world crushed by sin and torn apart by it’s ruthless destruction. He would enter as a babe, so tender, so helpless, so human yet so divine! He would enter humbly and be laid in a manger as the Light of world! As the Saviour of the world! Yes, let’s light a candle to symbolize this Hope for the world! Prophecy foretold the Good news of His coming to take away the ugly sin-stain of mankind and heal their land, their hearts and their souls. Isaiah’s words to Hezekiah in Isaiah 40: 1-5 were words of comfort for the people of Israel at a very difficult time. It was a message of encouragement with the good news of forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration. A message still so real and relevant for us today as we sit in a broken world with broken lives ravaged by sin! And ah, yes, beautiful soul, He did come! He came as a babe to live, and walk among us and die and yet rise to defeat death so that our own hearts can be healed and forgiven and made new because the Light of the World came into the world! He came to seek and to save that which is lost. That’s you and I and because of this great event in history, we don’t have to continue to live in the darkness and the ruins of sin that so easily entangle us and make the world the bad, sad world that it is.

Oh yes, the hope is real and for ‘very’ real for sure!! There is Hope laced throughout the brokenness and the darkness of this dismal world, in the form of a Saviour, the Light of the world.
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Isaiah 40: 1 – 5
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD ; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

#Adventofhope

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Soul Soothe

So the journey is long and unsettled and the doubts are large and looming. Fear lurks in the little corners of your world, nipping joy in the bud or maybe aggressively approaches without warning, sideswiping you blindfolded if it fails to hit head on! Yet, here you sit on another day of trying to get it together ~ making decisions and hoping for right ones. Friends are like Job’s friends, probably best if they would remain silent or at least offer some sort of tangible encouragement. It seems like you just dealt with “that” and now “this.” World news is anything but good and your news? well ~ let’s just say you could do with a little bit better deal than what was just dealt! Where on this whole wide earth is life going and where is it taking you?
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Beautiful soul, God speaks to you through all the stuff that’s got you! He only allows it to make your beautiful soul more beautiful and more strong and more graced and more faithed and more steady for still ~ the journey ahead. He hasn’t promised it easy but just to be in it with you and guide your way. So those decisions you need to make ~ just ask Him to lead and be obedient to follow! Remember the same God that spoke peace and calmed the wild waters and stilled the pounding sea speaks a sweet, gentle peace into your frightening moments and upheaveled uneasiness to calm and soothe your soul and smooth the trouble! So beautiful you ~ take heart and let God take control of this moment, the next, and the next and the day ahead.
~k

Mark 4: 39
“When Jesus woke up He rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence, be still.” Suddenly the wind stopped and there was a great calm.”
So have faith today in the One who has authority over the wind and the waves and has you and has your stuff and has your back and has you covered. There’s hope there and peace there for those in need.

Miracles Through Complexities


So have you some things coming at you that you wish weren’t. They’re coming from all directions and it’s shaping up to be a hassled week with difficult things to face. Oh, they’re not really even that hard, but for you they are because it’s your story and your story has nooks and crannies that others might not even know nor care about. Know, this beautiful soul; God’s presence goes before you today, tomorrow and the week ahead and paves the way for your difficult moments. He’s not leaving you to face it on your own or to walk your path of distress, alone. No! Not even for a moment is He doing that. For your anxieties, He’s got peace. For the blues, He’s got Hope! For the doubts, He’s got promises! For our weaknesses, He’s got strength. For our failures He got grace and for our insecurities He’s got confidence and unconditional love that reaches to the lowest depths of our feelings to lift us into the highest heights of the heavenlies. That’s pretty awesome to thing about. So think on it today as you ponder the days ahead. He’s got it! He’s got it all; your next moment, your day, the week ahead and He might not send a burning bush or a parted Red Sea as such, but He will indeed speak over you and bless you with divine guidance if you wait on Him, and walk on faithfully. So persevere through the difficult, faithful one, and watch His mighty hand work His miracles through your complexities!
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Psalm 25:4-5
“Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.”

Psalm 73:23-24
“Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory.”

Isaiah 57:15
“For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.”

God Bless pen