Friday, 15 October 2010

Giving Our Worries To God

As you may have heard, our worries are always better in than out. Sure, talking to a friend may help, but talking to God about it will help much more! Unlike most friends, God can do something about your problem!

Sometimes it seems like our problems are too small for God to care about, but he always cares! However small your problem is, give it to God. He can make you feel better, plus he already knows what you are worrying about!

It isn’t always God’s wish to make your problem disappear, but he will always give you his peace about the situation. Pour out your heart to your loving father, and you will feel all the better for it!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

I am so excited to tell you that I am going back to school next week! I will start off with one lesson a week, then slowly build up from there. It’s all happened very quickly and I thank God that he has helped us to sort it all out!

For those of you that are still stuck at home, in bed or even in hospital – don’t give up! God has a perfect timing for everything and if it is his will to heal you, he will do it when he knows it is the right time! In the mean time, keep praying, and use your time at home to build up a close relationship with your loving father.

I have learnt so much over the time I have been ill and I know that i will come out the other side a much stronger person. I am so glad that God is using this little blog to inspire other people, and I pray that he will keep doing that as I continue to write it!

I hope you are all as well as possible, and if not, don’t despair. Keep hoping in the Lord and take every opportunity that he gives you. Good things come to those who wait, as I have discovered!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Praising God

It’s so important to remember to praise God everyday! After all; he truly deserves it! The bible instructs us to ‘…continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God’ (Hebrews 13:15) and to ‘rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks'' (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). God loves to hear us praise him and it is what he asks of us!

Worshiping God can be hard when we are feeling sad or ill, but we shouldn’t just worship when we feel like it! Try praising God for who he is, rather than just what he has done for you. Your conditions and mood may change, but God is everlasting and unchangeable.

There are so many benefits of praising. It gives us indescribable peace and joy, and all our troubles become so small! God also promises to bless all who worship him.

If all those reasons aren't good enough…this one will be. We are so, so small and unholy. Our God is so, so big and amazingly holy! But he loves us and he always will! Now, I don’t know about you but that is a good enough reason as any to make me praise the Lord!!!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Building Up A Resistance

Although I would love to be at school – there are a few advantages of being at home! One of them is that it is easier not to get caught up in worldly things, as I don’t talk to people who may be bad influences and I don’t see my friends as often.

However, I will be back to school one day soon and I want to be prepared! I am using my time at home to build up a deep relationship with God, and I am praying that he will show me lies from the truth. When I go back, I want to be able to resist temptations, even if everyone else around me are sinning!

Obviously, we can’t avoid people of this world, and we shouldn’t be unfriendly to them. Rather, we should ask God to keep us holy and show us how to resist the temptation to do what they are doing.

With God’s help, I am building up a resistance! I want to be prepared!

Monday, 9 August 2010

God Is Everything We Need

It’s so wonderful to know that ALL we need is God! It’s important to remember this and to allow God to meet our every need. Some people may think of God as their Encourager, but not their Deliverer. Others may think of Him as Love, but not their Rock. I have asked God to show me every part of his character, so that I can let him be all that I need in every situation!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Changing The Way We Think

Today God spoke to me through an episode of “Enjoying Everyday Life” by Joyce Meyer. It was all about changing the way we think. It’s encouraging to know that we don’t have to think the thoughts that come into our head! For example, if we start to get thoughts about how awful life is with M.E - we can dwell on those thoughts and become upset. Or, we can diminish the thoughts and give them to God. We can change the way we think.

Our mood can change dramatically by the things that we are thinking. We can make ourselves happy by thinking encourage thoughts, and we can make ourselves sad by thinking discouraging thoughts. If we make the decision to change the way we think, we can improve our mood and attitude dramatically! Our mind is constantly in battle, but I have made the decision today to control the things that I am thinking and let God take away my discouraging thoughts.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Our Future Is In God's Hands.

It's so easy for everyone to worry about the future, but it's even easier when you have an illness. I often have worried about when I will be able to go back to school, if and how I will be able to do my GSCE's, if I will get better all worse - but it's very important that we leave this in God's hands and trust him.

 It's comforting to know that God already has a plan for our lives. Jerimiah 29:11 says: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." We can worry all we want but no amount of worrying will change the plans that God has for us!

I have decided to trust God with my future. Whenever a worrying thought comes into my head about the future, I will give it to God and leave it with him! He has great plans for my life, whatever they may be, so for my sake it's best just to leave my future with him! :)