Thanking God

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It’s almost the end of the year! 2016 had come to end and now we will bid goodbye and welcome the new year!

I know everybody is in different moods and feelings. Some are excited to welcome the year,others consider it as an ordinary day, maybe some are also disappointed with the things that are happening in their lives. So, is it possible to have a thankful heart as we welcome the year with all the hurtful feelings and maybe problems that arises? Or when we observe other people suffering? One of the books I read says, Thanking God is not only possible, but advisable.

We may not feel like thanking God in the midst of our suffering, and certainly we don’t want to thank God when disaster strikes someone. Thanking God when we hurt goes much deeper. Thanking God in our suffering means that we can thank Him for getting us through our suffering. But have we ever realized that through the years we have thoughened up. We can handle more pain, especially if it means helping to ease the pain of someone else.

As Winston Churchill once said in one of his shortest but powerful speech:

Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great and small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

This end of the year, we may not know why certain things happened to us, but we don’t give up. We can thank God for never, ever abandoning us. The new year will come and when things get so bad that we don’t think we can bear it any longer, there is someone we can count on to help ease our burden. His name is Jesus, the one who suffered for us more than we will ever know. He is the one who makes our life possible.

Matthew 11: 28-30

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give is light.

I believe God has made us to endure and overcome suffering.  Jesus promises to help carry our heavy load, that’s why this coming new year, we have many reasons to thank Him and hope in His name.

Happy New Year everyone! I pray that we will have a continuous attitude of thanksgiving no matter what.

 

A Confident Heart

 

I believe it’s not an accident that you are reading this post. I want you to know that all your waiting time and maybe heartaches matter to God. And this is a letter I’ve read from a blog few years ago that blessed my heart. This is what I believe we ladies need to know. This is why my heart is confident to believe that God loves me and that He has in store great things for me. So here it goes…

To Every Godly Young Woman

To every girl who wants to be called “beautiful,” not “hot.”

To every girl that cries at night because of another heartbreak.

To every girl that just wants to hang out not make out.

To every girl that won’t give away her kisses to just anyone because she knows they really mean something.

To all those girls that want a boyfriend whose dedicated enough to keep God number one above her.

To every girl who just wishes her boyfriend cared more & gave up hope a long time ago for something better.

To every girl who would just once want a guy to give their jacket up when they are cold.

To every girl who just wants him to call.

To every girl who lies awake at night thinking about him

To every girl that is SCARED to put her heart out there again because she has been stupid enough to give her heart away to every guy she sees and watched them take it & step on it.

To every girl who knows what it’s like to show how much she cares and gets nothing back

To every girl that believes in her dreams.

To every girl that’s willing to give everything over to God so that through Him she can achieve those dreams.

To every girl that doesn’t want a guy who just plays with her emotions but actually cares about how she feels.

To every girl that gave her heart away to have it shoved back in her face.

To every girl that’s searching to have a godly boyfriend that loves God with all His heart.

A boyfriend who wants a Proverbs 31 woman and will respect her for who God made her to be and not try to change her.

Someone who she can share everything with…the good, the bad…& everything in-between.

A guy who really loves her, not only as his girlfriend but as a best friend!

A boyfriend who really CARES about what she has to say and what she thinks, not just about how she looks in tight clothes.

A guy who looks at her heart and sees her…a beautiful creation in Christ…and will cherish her as Christ cherishes the church.

Someone who won’t leave her for someone that’s easy and fast, but a guy who’ll stay with her to the end.

I think all girls can relate….

I pray that we would wait for what God has in store for us! There’s a guy out there…God’s working on his heart as He is of yours (& if He’s not, you should really be thinking about “why not?”).

But until you meet that godly gentleman, give your whole heart to God, all your fears & ambitions…let Him smooth out those rough spots!

My youth pastor is awesome. He said, “The world today shows you what they say is ‘love’ but it isn’t really. There’s no commitment!”

So until you get married, commit yourself to Christ.

Let Him show you, true love, & what real dedication means.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving me even at my worst. When the time comes that its hard for me to believe your promises help me to make my faith bigger and believe and be confident that you know what’s best for me. From now on I trust you that you have a wonderful plan for my life and you make everything work together for my good. Amen.