Encouragement For Everyone · Encouragement For Singles

#WIFE: 2017 Didn’t Go As Planned?

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Hey guys,

Happy New Year.

2018, exciting right?  Or not so much? Perhaps, because 2017 didn’t go quite as you thought it would, didn’t end on a good note? Tell me about it.

Barely a week to the end of 2017, I had an accident that left me with a broken forehead and serious pains. You’ve got to be kidding me, this is not how I planned to end the year, just laying there, not able to move around, ‘popping pills’, hurting, crying, cranky, emotional…

But hey, it could have been worse. I was whining about how I was ending the year when I should have been thankful that I was ending the year regardless, I mean.

2018 God can

(That’s me. The photo on the left was few days after the accident, I was getting better, I don’t want to show you anything gory 🙂 and the photo on the right is me doing much more better).

Jan. 1st was the last thing on my mind when I was in pains and my face was covered in blood on Dec. 22nd, but truly, “this too shall pass”. I’m here today, with scars, ‘bald’ and all, healing, stronger, in way less pain and I’m again reminded that God delivers, He heals, He cares, He’s there. Not just there but right in there with you, in whatever you are going through,  He’s the one who takes us through, opening doors, making ways, sending help, showing mercy, giving favour, strengthening us, encouraging us… It’s all Him. Such a good God.

He says, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.” – Isaiah 43:2

So dear reader, 2017 may not have ended the way you wanted it to but you are still here.

You may say, so what? It’s yet another year, I’m still here but I’m not quite ‘there’ yet.

Well, hang in there. Let the new year renew your hope and trust in God, who makes new and is able to take you ‘there’.

I don’t belong to the “new year, new me” school of thought (I’m sorry if that’s yours, maybe we’ll talk about it later), I encourage you rather, to continue to press on.

“Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.” – Philippians 3:12

If you are not in Christ, as in, haven’t accepted Him as your Lord and Saviour, then you definitely need to do so to become new, but if you are, then please continue in Him.

Continue to love God, walk with Him, trust Him, wait on Him, to grow, to love and live to fullest, the life He has given you (regardless of what it looks like now).

Continue in Him.

May we attain new heights in our walk with God this year and as we seek Him, may our lives continually be filled with the joy, peace and pleasures in His presence.

Happy 2018.

Be encouraged.

 

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Encouragement For Everyone

#WIFE: Help’s Always Available

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Happy Wednesday.

Hope you are doing okay?

Just want to remind you that you are never without help.

No matter the matter, you can always look up and call on God.

“God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!” Psalms 46: 1-3 AMPC

“So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:6 AMPC

So dear reader, let not your heart be troubled but let it trust and rest in God’s word.

Be encouraged.

*Image from pixabay.com

 

Encouragement For Singles

#WIFE: Better Nobody Than The Wrong Somebody

Dont settle

Hey girl,

How are you? Trust you’re doing ok.

It’s the last Wednesday of the month and you know what it is, Wednesday Is For Encouragement, #WIFE.

Today, I just want to encourage you to not settle, keep not settling and don’t stay settling.

“Better nobody than the wrong somebody.” – Laju Iren

Being single can be hard and lonely sometimes, yea, but you know what’s harder to deal with and lonelier, settling for the wrong person…

Please don’t do it, you don’t have to. Do this instead;

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

Be encouraged to keep trusting God and waiting on Him, choosing to do things His way.

He will not let you down.

Happy Wednesday.

Encouragement For Everyone

#WIFE: Stay Hopeful

 

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Scripture says “When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples… ” – Romans 4:18 MSG

There’s this scene from “Ice Age: Continental drift”, where after the continent splits, Manny, Diego & Sid, now separated from their family and friends were trying to make their way through the storm and at a point, Manny says, more like screams, “just keep your eyes on the horizon” and Diego screams back, “I can’t find the horizon”, lol, funny not funny.

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Diego, Sid & Manny

Perhaps, you are in a storm of life, you know, and like Diego, you practically can’t find the horizon, there seems to be no way out, hold on to hope, trust God, He will do what He’s said He will do.

He says, “No one who hopes in Me ever regrets it.” (Isaiah 49:23MSG)

Stay hopeful.

Be encouraged.

*Images from pixabay.com and google.