GOD’S LOVE IS UNSHAKABLE

Good morning

Due to the storms this weekend, I didn’t sleep well last night either. While I’m processing my projects for work, I wanted to share what I learned during my Quiet Time earlier today. Here is the Verse of the Day:

For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:10 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/isa.54.10.NASB

If you guys have the Bible app, you notice they have these Storytime moments. Today’s storytime talked about God’s love being unshakeable. After reading this scripture and following the storytime, things started popping up in my mind. Here’s what I’ve been struggling with for a while on my spiritual journey:

  • I find myself going to food, toxic relationships, and material things during times of stress, anxiety, depression, and times of pure happiness and joy instead of turning to God for help
  • Feelings of frustration, being overwhelmed, and more stress causes me to either run away from my problems or wait until things get out of hand to deal with them
  • When I do pray, read the Word, and talk to God, I feel like I let Him down when I turn around and fall back into old habits
  • In the end, I beat myself up constantly for not doing what is right, and at times, forget that God loves me, through all my flaws, and that He wants me to run to Him and obey Him through everything that happens in my life

Overall, I’m learning that if I don’t have peace and try to find peace in God, there will be constant unrest in all aspects of my life. Today’s lesson for me: find peace in God, and He will give it to you if you surrender to Him. His love for you will never change. That’s how awesome God is.

Just some food for thought for you all. I hope you enjoy reading this post. I will be back with Day 6 of “Road to 200.” Have a great morning.

Until next time…

❤️

GOD WAS TRYING TO SPEAK TO ME

Good morning

Today’s post will start with this question:

Do you guys ever wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time falling back asleep and can never figure out why?

Well, this was one of those moments, and after that, today may be a slow day for me to focus on work. Let’s rewind back to last Monday. I had received news from my mom that my friend Mary, and her sister Stephanie, just lost their mother the previous evening. Then, this past Monday, my friend Jasmine informed me that our friends Whitney and Kim had lost their mother Sunday night. And finally, I woke up this morning to a sea of text messages from both Jasmine and Paris that Jasmine had gotten into a car accident early this morning.

Here’s the crazy part, the hours that the accident occurred, were the same hours that I was up battling an upset stomach and sinus issues. From 12AM until 4AM, I was up, drinking tea, watching Coffee and Bible Time, all the while asking myself:

“Why can’t I go back to sleep?”

When I read the text, I sat down and started to put it all together. Maybe God was trying to tell me that something wasn’t right and I didn’t listen. And after being hit with bad news back to back, my mind was starting to think negatively. That’s when I opened the Bible app and today’s reading helped give me clarity:

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NASB‬‬
https://www.bible.com/100/php.4.8.nasb

Instead of going into panic and worry, I should have trusted Him to know that she was ok, and that she’s going to be ok. I should have trusted Him to know that even though everyone was going through a rough time, God was going to help them get through it. I guess all the bad news clouded my mind and caused me to switch my way of thinking, that I forgot that if I focus on good things and trust in the Lord, I have nothing to worry about.

Don’t worry, she is fine. She’s going to Urgent Care to get checked out. I’ll keep you guys posted. But it’s amazing how God works and you don’t realize it sometimes.

Until next time…

❤️