Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Do Not Lose Faith or Hope...

Lately I have had chronic pain with the shingles, and other random bumps showing up on my body. My bones hurt, my nerves hurt, my head hurts, it seems never endless. I have fallen over and over again because I'm still so weak and became anorexic; and have bruises all over knees. But through it all I still know God has control. I will not let physical pain steer my faith away, if anything it makes me trust God even more.

Romans 5:1-5

Therefore, since we have justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have access by faith into grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

It would be a lie if I said there hasn't been times where i've wanted to give up and stop fighting for my life. But when I get to that place, I tend to bury myself in scripture and worship music. Not only does it help anchor myself to God, but it helps feed my Soul and Spirit. I definitely have good days and bad days, and funny enough on those bad days my dog has been the one by my side... literally. However, my true consolidator is Jesus Christ.        

Romans 8: 18-19, 24-26

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed... For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the  Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  

Faith and Hope is all we need, no matter the situation or circumstances. Let's always remember that.                      



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