Frayed, Frazzled And Victorious


So there’s a whole heap of us weary pilgrims, tired and frayed from the battles of the journey. It’s mind boggling isn’t it how simplicity becomes so complex and small becomes so monstrous and way over the top? Yeah, don’t we know it well? Those times when problems surpass any kind of peace, big time and issues drain us and take our focus from the Truth? So, we’re frayed, frazzled and undone, dumped up on the shoreline like a rotten pile of debris mixed with broken shells, dead fish and seaweed. No, it’s not a pretty sight nor is it a great day when trouble comes knocking and keeps knocking it’s nitty-gritty way, well into the days, weeks, and months of life. Where’s God when you need Him most? Why so silent God? Why no answers God? No confirmations and sometimes not even a promise to ease that tired, restless mind into some sort of peaceful ambiance?

Oh beautiful soul, you can know, He’s there, walkin’ it with you, feelin’ it for you, experiencing it just like you and He’s interceding to His Father just for you and I and we and us. Oh yeah, you can know it. All that brokenness, that shell of brokenness that lies on the shoreline! He’s got that and He’s keeping it in His care as He orchestrates the next perfect step, the next best move, the next wise thought, and the next beautiful repair. Your brokenness is in His care. Your fear is kept in His Trust and your worries? Yeah, they’re carried on His shoulders. So let them go!

The One Sovereign God, gave up His credentials to become like us. To walk among us. To feel the pain of sin and excruciating brokenness. Christ gave up His heavenly crown of royalty, to replace it with one of thorns. It is He who stretched His arms wide across the cross of death for a lost world and you and I and it is He who knows our pain from the inside out. He’s got this, whatever it is that’s got you completely undone. Search Him, Seek Him out! See Him in your broken spaces and broken places and heaps of washed out debris. He makes all things new and He fashions them from broken and nothing, and disappointment. That’s what he does. I love how He does it.

Say with the Psalmist in Psalm 63: 1 – 3, 7
“O God, You are my God; I earnestly search for you. My whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen You in Your sanctuary and gazed upon Your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise You….Because You are my helper, I will sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings.”

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Are The Rats Winning?


So ~ are the rats are winning in your life? Those icky, ugly subjects that just keep creeping into your world from all manner of corners? Are the enemies, whatever they might be, closing in on your space, leaving you feeling claustrophobic, maybe weakened and ready to give up? Addictions to sinful ways, that maybe you want desperately to let go of but can’t? Has some sort of failure left you ready to throw in the towel and forget life? Well, beautiful soul, if the rats are winning, stop feeding them, because you see, If we feed them with attention, negative thinking, fear, worry or maybe compromise, without doubt they will take the lead and eventually win! Rather than being caught and dealt with, they catch and deal. Ahh, yes, but the good news is this ~ as believers in a Sovereign God, full of grace and mercy, we have within our reach a potential and powerful element to aid us in dealing with the unpleasantries, addictions, hard places and hard knocks of life’s bad choices! As followers of Christ we are not vulnerable to the sin that tries to ensnare but we are totally secure in the one true God, who is over and above all, and we can know that we can know, that the Christ of the Cross has brought us victory over the evil one and his relentless counterparts. So today, yeah you, today ~ get up and face it head on! Do you know Him personally? Because if you do, there is not room for rats in your life and we need to clean up and out-smart them by using the right bait! Above all, Stand firm in the Light of Truth and claim the powerful words and promises of Christ! Submit to God and watch the rats scurry helter skelter to find a safer location far away from the victorious promises of God that threaten to take them out.

James gives us such powerful advice in his letter to the twelve tribes and to us today, in James 4: 7
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands , you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double minded…..humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up.”
Just do it and beat the rats at their own game today.

White Feather

Give It Over One More Time

So you and I and we and us, we sometimes find it difficult to just ‘let go’ of the heap of stuff that nips at our heels breaking into our day, and dragging on into the dark of our sleepless nights! We give it over and we take it back. Oh yeah, over and over again we do and time and time again these things trip us up and defy our faith and our trust in the God that we know really cares about us. He’s graced us with His favor in a lifetime of blessing and yet, these issues creep into the nooks and crannies and small moments of the day to steal from us. Yeah, they do! They rob us of joy if our eyes aren’t focused properly on the God in control of it all. Eyes fixed on the problems turn even small things into overwhelming moments,huge hurdles and big days to navigate through. Sometimes we may find that we don’t do so well on the journey and weariness sets in and looms heavy about our hearts and our heads. Well, beautiful soul, give it and all of it over once more to the God in charge! The One who holds you in the dark nights, in the storms, in the rough waters, and carries you through the fire unscathed and unharmed. He knows you through and through; your fears, your worries, your insecurities, your weaknesses. Yeah, He made you from scratch and no one understands you like He does. Let Psalm 139: 13 -14 refresh your memory for now, let it sink in deep. “Certainly you made my mind and heart; you wove me together in my mother’s womb. I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. You knew me thoroughly;” Did you get that? His deeds are awesome and amazing! You are His creation ~ yeah, awesome and amazing you and you can know that not one thing will touch you that He doesn’t allow. So tuck that under your soft pillow tonight and rest on it. Relax in His presence and focus on God’s goodness. He knows you inside out and He got solutions for all that information overload jammed into your mind and all that heap of stuff on your plate. Breathe and ask His counsel. Don’t forget to listen. His words are wisdom and truth. He won’t lead you off track.

Sweet Dreams Beautiful One <3
Sweet Dreams Beautiful One ❤

Isaiah 55: 8-9
“Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds, for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans. For just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans.

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The Whole Armour

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So no, you’re not really sure what the day holds! As a matter of fact, you’re not ready at all and you’re not really sure about any of it and you’re not sure how you will make it through? There’s just a whole lot of stuff to wade through and a whole heap of unsettled issues that press in with threats and fears and worries and yeah, some unsettled issues may just press panic buttons to weaken your faith, setting you off course momentarily. Oh dear one, the enemy lurks about seeking where he might get his foot in the door, through weakness, so be alert for his undermining tactics of “take down” and defeat. Oh beautiful soul, we need the full armour of God for days like this. We need to garb up with God’s divine strength and courage, for the daily battles, so that nothing can hit us from behind or sideswipe us off our feet. Grab the Word of God! Put it on early and don’t leave home without it. Paul reminds us in Ephesians 6: 10 – 11,13, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.… Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

Be alert
Be alert

Yeah, our enemies are mighty and plentiful and strong and our weaknesses many and great, but God is our strength and our victory! Praise Him for that! Put Him on today and saturate yourself in His grace and in His sovereignty and all knowing authority and power! He sees it all and understands it all. He has skills beyond our comprehension to fix and repair. If you’re on His side, He’s got you and the enemies will crumble under foot. Put on the armour of God and stand firm even when the day ahead threatens to be overwhelming.

Ephesians 4: 14
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.”

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