Live by faith

Be encouraged…even the difficulties things that we face, there’s something beautiful coming around the corner we just can’t see yet. 

” We live by faith not by sight.” 2 Cor: 5: 7

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Jars of Clay….

So this is kind of a big step for me to shart sharing more about some proactive ways we can help those dealing withissues regarding  abuse. Sometimes it’s scary to put stuff out there like that, but also at least to me it’s scary not to considering the cost silence has. I know this all to well.  I have included a link that I wish you would take a look at. Just go to the general statistics and it’s unreal the amount of pain from all of this. Remember, these are reported cases from a couple yrs ago even if I’m not mistaken…how many more are unreported~the number is insurmountable.  

http://www.childhelp-usa.org/pages/statistics 

   We have things that happen in our lives that are humiliating or embarrassing that we don’t want people to know about. I do know that, truly. I think that is also one of the problems many of us have at receiving Christ at face value. If you are one of the people in the world who has ever been on the receiving end of sexual or physical abuse, witnessed atrocities and have nothing in your life that even remotely has ever come close to resembling an unconditional love, forgiveness, such grace and mercy that it’s almost unbearable to attempt to conceive of? It seems so impossible. Again though, it’s not just difficult for the abused or broken to understand….but for any of us really because all of us have fallen short none of us are perfect and everyone has dreams, wishes or hopes…all has loves, hurts, falls, has short comings and fails. All have sinned, and not one of us is unscathed in this life.  One of the beautiful things is that I’ve really found to be true is that the God of all creation, who made the heavens and the earth, knows my name…purposed my life before it began and He did the same for you, for all of us. How could any human no matter what the back ground ever be able to grasp that.

 This is a beautiful verse:  “But  we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side,but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; prosecuted; but not abandoned; struck down; but not destroyed.” 2 Cor. 4:7-9

The God of all comfort

       I am so thankful we have the infallible Word of God through the Bible for us to rely on and not our own emotions.  I don’t know where you are at in your life, what  has or hasn’t happened, but the Lord does.  Sometimes it’s still hard for me to really feel that God hears me and loves me so intimately.  I know He does, don’t get me wrong.  He’s shown me numerous times over and over countless times in my life.  Still even now, after all this time there will be moments  I’ll be hurting so much that words won’t even come and my only prayers are silent.   Also times of joy so deep that again, the words are quieted with such an awe that it’s hard to contain.

       I am I am a mom of two sons, one with  medical special needs, and my older son who has gone through a lot of emotional and psychological troubles.   I am very thankful for God’s amazing comfort and grace, and I just wanted to say thank you for reading my thoughts and feelings and please feel free to share some of yours.

     ” Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”   

2Cor 1:3-4