Posts Tagged ‘bible’

The Most Healing Words

I have this book called GOD’S PROMISES for every day, and I was just reading it. All it really is is bible verses selected for different phases of life. When I read bible verses, whenever I am in pain or feel like I am losing faith in God, the verses help make me feel loved and keep me from getting discouraged. They make me feel safe like Jesus will protect me.

Sometimes we all forget how healing these words can be. This is one thing that is so attractive and genuine about Christianity. You can read a bible verse a thousand times, and each time, discover something new about it, look at it in a different way, it can radically change you and help you grow each time. It never gets old. It’s because God’s word is overwhelmingly filled with his love. Each time I read, I feel his love reach my heart and kiss it. It teaches me discipline and patience and integrity. It teaches me to have grace and mercy because Jesus had grace and mercy towards me. It teaches me humility and strength, and fills me with the richest kind of wisdom. I directly feel God’s love for me when I read.

When I feel broken and torn up inside- when I feel misused, his words truly heal my broken heart and bandages my wounds. It pours peace and hope into all my internal cuts and bruises. It takes the very sting out of the pain the world has caused me.

It is my closest, most sacred and important friend because the word is God-inspired. It’s God’s words, wrote down by man. I watch myself heal from the most pain I have ever been in my life- and that anyone could call that fake by calling Christianity fake- is someone who obviously has never experienced the peace is brings. It challenges and comforts you all in one. People who don’t believe, such as atheists, travel in this world feeling alone. When life knocks them down, they don’t know the eternal peace God has given us so that we have grace in all situations we are in, bad or good. They have not experienced the strength and mercy of the Lord. That is one hell of a dangerous place to be: travelling the world, alone in your heart.

I have decided to write some powerful verses from the book, GOD’S PROMISES for every day, here:

Because of his love, God has already decided to make us his own children through Jesus Christ. That was what he wanted and what pleased him, and it brings praise to God because of his wonderful grace. God gave that grace to us freely, in Christ, the One he loves. In Christ we are set free by the blood of his death, and so we have forgiveness of sins. How rich is God’s grace. Ephesians 1:5-7

But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done. 1 John 1:9

Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you what you want. Depend on the Lord; trust him, and he will take care of you. Psalm 37:4-5

Then Jesus said, “I am the bread that gives life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35

For his own sake, the Lord won’t leave his people. Instead, he was pleased to make you his own people. 1 Samuel 12:22

I will not leave you alone like orphans; I will come back to you. John 14:18

So faith comes from hearing the Good News, and people hear the Good News when someone tells them about Christ. Romans 10:17

Every time I hear stuff from the bible, every time I read it, it resonates in my heart in a new way. It’s hard to explain. It’s like God’s voice speaking to me and loves echoes throughout my soul. Spend some time studying the word. Get closer to God doing so. You learn about him, and how to live an upright life. The bible is strength and protection and hope. It builds bridges where there are no bridges; builds bridges where the heart is broken.

It is the foundation of good living. It is so firm and it gives you something firm to stand up, something to hold on to. It teaches you and shows you how to be disciplined. It is mighty and challenges you to constantly change for the better.

These are the most healing words. Words written down by men, inspired by God himself. Read it, be blown over in the love of it all, and learn the true nature and character of God’s heart. It’s one of the best ways to get close to him. And also, pray. 🙂

God Healing My Heart, Wrote a Song, Tithing

I finally feel Jesus working in my heart. I remember for the longest time, I would pray and beg Him to help me with my problems. I tried to keep an open heart and mind and listen for anything He said. Sometimes it’s just silent. I’ve been in a lot of emotional pain… trust issues, boy issues, life/stess, everything, and I can finally feel God healing my heart. I would cry a lot because I’d be overwhelmed with stress, or I felt lonely, and He finally started helping me feel better. I talk to Him honestly and let Him know how I feel. I know this is important.. to be honest and sincere. I let Him lead me where he wants.

For example, I feel lonely a lot, so I might think of kissing someone, but most of the time, he pushes those thoughts out of my mind, and even though I get frustrated, I try to understand that he’s only looking out for me and trying to keep my from getting hurt. I trust that He cares and that He will lead me, just like He lead Lacey. Whenever I start thinking self-abusive thoughts, He blocks that kind of stuff out. I’ll let Him know if he makes me angry, and He does, but in the back of my mind I remember He’s only trying to protect me.

I’ve learned something very important.. the more time I spend with Jesus, the more love I feel, and the less of a need I feel to stress over boys.It’s very weird. Like when I want to lust and stuff.. God’s love drowns that kind of stuff out. It feels amazing! Who knew that His love could erase those kind of needs? I wish more girls and guys would focus their hearts and mind on Jesus, and then they could feel the love and not get caught up in so many relationships and so much drama. It’s good to put that stuff aside and just focus your heart on God’s. He’s got fantastic plans for all of us!

I’ve decided to work on finishing the bible a little bit later. I wrote about how I have about 100 pages left to read… but I’m putting it off until later this year. It’s not out of laziness, honestly! I’m just praying and letting Jesus heal my heart, and then I’ll work on reading. But I do try to do what He wants me to do.

I wrote a song for God the other day.. and possibly started writing some of the music for it.. I haven’t decided. But I love the song! When I work on my band, I want it to be one of the songs we play. I’m all excited! I want to be in a band that’s about worshiping the Lord. That means everything to me, and I want to spend my life worshiping.

I got a job at Chick-fil-A, and I start working next week. I really want to tithe. I went to church and they set up this plan that we would tithe so much over 3 years.. and we all wrote down how much we would give weekly, and we were supposed to be committed to doing that for 3 years. But I stopped going to church for awhile, and now that I have a real job, the first thing I want to do is pay off what I had already promised to give. After that’s done, I want to give 10% of whatever I make, regularly.

It’s important to put God first when it comes to money. And it’s hard for people, esp. in the economic crisis, but what I know is that when you put God first and take care of what you’re supposed to take care of by Him, He certainly will take care of you. You give and He will eventually give back. He could put the money to better use than I ever could. =]