Love In Action


Continuing on with our theme of “Godly Relationships” here at MOHL, I wanted to write a little bit on some of the practical ways we can show love to others.

Romans 12:9-13 reads as follows:

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

Wow… there are a lot of things written to us as believers just in that short passage.

Something I really want to point out from those scriptures is that a lot of those commands relate directly to the attitude in our hearts. It says that we ought to:

1. Honor others before yourself. This could mean a few different things, but I think mainly, it is really seeking to put the needs or wants of others above your own. Do you know of someone who is struggling with finances and they have no way to keep warm? Give them a coat to wear. Do you know of someone who is hungry? Bring them some food! Even giving a bright and cheery smile to the cashier in the store who has had a long day can bring some sunshine into their lives. You might be the only bit of happiness and joy that enters their life that day. You never know how God can use even the smallest things to encourage others. This goes into point #2.

2. Never be lacking in zeal and spiritual fervor for the Lord. As we continue on the paths the Lord has placed in our lives, He will lead us through the valley and the desert both. Sometimes, it feels like we have never been closer to the Lord, and everything is “going our way”. We’re in the valley…joy-filled, at peace, and excitedly going down the path of the Lord’s will. Then, He may choose to bring us through a dry, desert time. It seems as if everything is a struggle, like the Lord is far away and doesn’t hear our desperate pleas of asking for peace from the conflict, whatever it might be. Having walked through a time like this recently, I can’t even begin to tell you what a blessing it was to have dear sisters constantly sending me scripture verses and praying for me. Do you know someone who is struggling in their spiritual life? The Lord may be calling you to be a witness to them as they walk through this time in the desert. Diligently seek to pray for them, look for little ways you can encourage them. Perhaps a note in the mail or some favorite scriptures written out on notecards and given to them will help them on their journey.

3. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. This part speaks for itself in many ways. Be joyful in hope… We have a great hope in the knowledge that one day, the Lord will return to take us home to be with Him for all eternity. We have a great hope because He chose, in His divine providence, to take on the weight of our sins and wash them clean. He took the punishment, that we rightly deserve, that we might be white as snow, and have this great hope! What a mighty, faithful and loving God we serve.  Patient in affliction… Our pastor was just teaching this past Sunday about how trials are brought into our lives for our good. We often do the most growing as we learn to further rely on the Lord, and less on our own efforts. When we are completely broken, we realize just how small we are, and just how mighty our Lord is. We may not understand in this life why He sent specific trials into our lives, but we can rest once again in the greater Hope- that the Lord works together all things for the good of those who are His own according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28) Faithful in prayer… once again, this part speaks for itself, but in many ways, how often are we guilty of telling someone that we will pray for them and then forgetting or never getting around to doing so? *raises hand* One way that we can really seek to show love to others is remembering to be faithful in praying for them, or over specific requests they may have shared with us. For myself, I’ve found that keeping a prayer request journal is a great way to specifically list out folks or requests that I am praying for during that time. It’s also neat to look back through and see exactly how God answered those prayers!

4. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Building somewhat on #1, sharing with fellow believers who are in need is one of the greatest ways that we can show love to others. One specific way my church tries to do this is by taking meals to families who have recently had a baby, lost a family member, are sick, etc. Having been on both ends of this, I can say that it is a blessing to both parties. Taking a meal to someone is a way of acknowledging to them that you know they are struggling with something at the time, and it is a very practical way of showing love to them. It truly blesses you knowing that you are lending them a helping hand in their time of need. When my family has been on the receiving end, it is so nice to not have to worry about cooking on top of everything else going on at the time, no matter what the circumstance is. There are obviously several other ways to help folks in need…I just used food as an example because here in the South, food is a big deal. :) As far as showing hospitality, the definition of hospitality means: “The friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers.” What better way to show hospitality to believers and non-believers alike than to host them in your home? Whether just for a meal or for an extended stay, oftentimes, one of the best ways we can be a witness to others is to have them in our homes, so that they can see the way we live, and Lord willing, to see the love of Christ in us and through us.

What are some different ways you can show “love in action” to others around you?


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Friends Are Flowers



I have no two friends alike. There are a scant few I’ve known for the same long amount of time. Others I’ve known for a comparatively less amount of time but am inexplicably close to. Each of my relationships-friends & family-has had their share of ups & downs. As all the beautiful flowers & even the bright dandelions in the yard now that spring’s finally sprung-each of our relationships, present, past & future-serve a purpose.

This purpose is God’s alone. One we may never be able to see, even looking back, until we reach Paradise. When I was younger, I wanted so much to have a whole big crowd of friends to do things with every week & be invited to their birthday parties & sleepovers. As I grew older & saw that many of the girls who went to school together every day were a little inclusive, my shyness morphed partly into being overly sensitive & feeling slighted at the littlest thing. All the while in these formative years I made friends in other avenues, wrote letters back & forth, made up stories & plays & make-believe. And I am blessed to say two of these friends I slightly took for granted at a young impressionable age I am still close friends with. And next year I’ll stand beside one as a maid of honor.

My friends & I  have had our misunderstandings & issues we’ve needed to air. For my long distance sisters, it’s increasingly bittersweet to not be able to visit or see each other in person for special events & moments. But because of each & everyone of my friends, I have been challenged. Encouraged. Embraced even across the miles. I’ve been taught. I’ve been accepted & loved for just who I am. My friends are the hands, feet & heart of Jesus to me.

Think back on the times of utter happiness & the heartbreaking times when your friends were there. When they spoke God’s truth to you even if you didn’t want to hear it but God spoke through them. If you have broken friendships in your past that left scars on your heart, thank God for how He drew you closer to Himself & how He brought your current heart-sisters into your life.

Thank our gracious Lord for those friends who continue to love you unconditionally continuously.
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Little Ways

This month, our topical theme here at Meditations of His Love is Experience Produces Character. Melinda asked that we share some of the different experiences that we have had through the years as we have walked with Christ.

This past year, my grandmother was diagnosed with and died from cancer. I wrote the following blog post shortly after she passed away, sharing about one of the unique and special ways the Lord encouraged my family and I through His word, as we walked through what was *undoubtedly* one of the hardest times in our lives. Perhaps you, dear friend, are walking through a struggle of your own. I pray that this testimony of the Lord providing encouragement to me during that time will be a blessing and encouragement to you. May we always trust in the Lord and seek to stay faithful to Him, even when it is hard. <3

~Miss C


From June 10th, 2013:


It has been interesting to look back at many of the ways the LORD has sent encouragement to us over the past several weeks.

When I look back over the past few months, I can see where the LORD really spoke to my heart through very specific Bible verses. During the weeks following after we learned about my grandmother’s cancer, and then continuing on as we cared for her until her homecoming, the LORD revealed scriptural truths  to me as I sought comfort in His word. As they were laid on my heart, I felt led to write down those verses and hang them beside the sink, so that I could work on memorizing them while doing dishes or cooking during the day.

“The day we found out she had cancer, February 14th, the verse that came to mind after much prayer was James 1:2-4 :

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

While it was hard to see at the time of my grandmother’s cancer diagnosis, and admittedly, is still very hard to see at times now, we are to completely and totally rely on God and trust in Him. Even when situations seem to be at their absolute worst, we are to TRUST Him. Really, really trust Him- with our whole heart. God never sends us trials or situations greater than what His grace will allow us to bear. Never will He leave us or desert us in our time of need. We are to REJOICE when He sends trials to us. We should always seek to rejoice in the sanctification that comes from bearing burdens here on earth and know that working through those difficult situations in a godly manner is ultimately a manner or refining for us. A way of making us more like our beloved Saviour. It is so hard to rejoice in the midst of troubles….of worries…. of burdens that feel too large to bear, but through God’s grace, I pray that we all weary not of doing right and seeking to consider even the largest of burdens a JOY.

The second verse that God placed on my heart was Ecclesiastes 3:1-8:

“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”

I believe God was continuing to reveal to me that this season of my grandmother struggling with cancer wouldn’t last forever. Like many other things in life, this was a season and it too would pass. There were days when it was all I could do not to weep as the enormity of situation began to sink in. There were many nights when I cried myself to sleep thinking over all of the what-ifs and possible scenarios…

And that is when God laid Psalm 27:13-14 on my heart:

“I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.”

At this time, as we were approaching the second chemo treatment, we were watching my grandmother begin to slip away as the cancer began to take its toll. I can’t even begin to explain what it is like to watch someone suffer the way she was beginning to suffer. The pain that began to show itself on her face… watching the difficulty she was beginning to have just walking around our home. I found myself constantly praying the second part of that verse: “Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.. Lord, please help me to wait for you- please help me to be strong and take heart and wait for you.

The next verse that was laid on my heart was 1st Thessalonians 5:18:

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

The day I felt led to write out this verse and add it to the others beside the sink was the day before my grandmother passed away.

God’s timing in things is always perfect. Oftentimes, we can’t see why He directs things a certain way or puts specific situations in our paths, but we can rest in the fact that HE does know and that His ways are always perfect! What an amazing peace it is to know God directs all and that He has already numbered our every step here on this earth! I believe His timing in revealing that verse to me was perfect. I certainly didn’t know that God would take my grandmother home the next day, but God was telling me to rejoice in my circumstances whatever they might be. While my family and I are still suffering the loss of my precious grandmother, we can rejoice in the fact that she is no longer suffering- no longer in pain. She is in the joyous presence of our heavenly Father, and what a blessed thought that is!

Which leads me to the last verse I wrote out and hung beside the sink- Jeremiah 17:14:

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”

God revealed this verse to me through a Bible study I was doing a few weeks ago. I felt very strongly God was showing me that verse specifically as a balm for our wounds. An encouragement that healing would indeed come. We serve such a faithful and merciful God- it is so true that His mercies are anew each morning! As we continue through both of these seasons of mourning and healing, I know that through His mercies, our hearts will be restored. I am so thankful He continues to whisper His truths to us each day, in the most amazing of ways. What a mighty God we serve!”

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~He will wipe away every tear~

He Will Wipe Away Every Tear

Life oftentimes throws us “curve balls”. Unexpected circumstances seem to abound at times, swirling and whirling and tossing us about the waves of life until we feel like we are absolutely broken, crushed, and unable to even breathe.

We can all relate to struggling with difficulties in this life. Living in a fallen world, the effects of sin are all around us. Each day, we struggle with different things brought into our lives. For you, maybe it is the death of a close family member or friend, or receiving news of a life-threatening medical diagnosis. Perhaps it is being shunned by a close friend, or having a relationship shatter into an oblivion of tiny little pieces. It might be struggling with having enough money to put food on the table, or feeling absolutely alone, drowning in your doubts and fears, whatever they may be.

The Lord has told us that one day, when we go to be with Him, He will free us from the earthly burdens of pain and mourning:

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”Revelation 21:4

What a blessed promise the Lord gives us in this scripture passage! What a joyous thing it is to know that we will be dwelling with our Heavenly Father in perfect peace, and not experiencing the pain and suffering that is found while we are still on earth. What a blessing it is to know that the Lord, in His infinite goodness and mercy, chose us to be His people, and that we will be with Him forever!

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.” - Revelation 21:3

The Lord will dwell with us…among us. Can you imagine what a wondrous thing that will be! No more pain. No suffering. No sin! As the Bride of Christ, we will be *with* Him in His kingdom, with the tumultuous effects of sin no longer plaguing us. I feel so very blessed that He chose to count me among His own! <3

My dear sister, when you feel as if life can’t possibly get any worse, remember the promise the Lord has given to us; for He remains, now and forevermore, true to His promises. One day, He will take us to be with Him, and He will wipe every tear from our eyes. No longer will we be afflicted by the effects of sin. Praise be to His holy name! <3

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Beloved Bride

Beloved Bride

Beloved bride.

What an absolutely beautiful name those of us carry who are in Christ. We are His beloved bride; His redeemed, sanctified and forgiven ones, set apart and chosen by Him before the beginning of time to be his very own.

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” - Isaiah 61:10

He has provided us with beautiful bridal clothes of salvation, given by the ultimate sacrifice of His one and only son. What an amazing sacrifice the LORD has given that we might live!

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.” - Ephesian 5:25-27

He gave up what He loved most of all, so that we, a fallen and undeserving people, could find salvation and life eternal through Him. Can you even imagine what pain He must have endured, sending His only son to the cross, in order that we might live? Can you imagine what Jesus must have experienced as He took on the weight of all of our sin upon himself? And yet, the sacrifice was made. The sacrifice was made so that we might be spotlessly clean, no longer clothed in the filthy rags of sin, but in the beautiful bridal clothes of radiant, sinless purity, and in the shining truth of righteousness.

While we are still on this earth, He knows that we will continue to fall short. We cannot, as humans, achieve a life without sin while we are still dwelling in our temporal bodies. When we do fail, the Lord is faithful to draw us back to Him and wash us clean once more, ever patiently sanctifying us as He continues to mold and shape us into whom He would have us be. He has promised to be our faithful bridegroom, drawing us ever nearer and closer as He washes us time and time again from the iniquities of our sins, and sets us back upon the path we ought to go. He is preparing us each and every moment for the glorious day when He will take us home, for He will be our bridegroom, and we will be His beloved bride.

“I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice,  in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.” - Hosea 2:19-20

I invite you to celebrate with me today, dear sisters, of being counted among the Lord’s beloved bride- set apart, redeemed, forgiven, and chosen to be His own. <3

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Philippians 3:1 tells us that we are to rejoice in the Lord!

“Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord.”

If you are like me, there are days when it is difficult to rejoice. Perhaps your entire day has been difficult from beginning to end. Each and every thing you have tried to do has backfired. You were late on a project due, you burned your lunch, the car wouldn’t start, your favorite mug was dropped and shattered into teeny tiny little fragments of glass. You start to realize you feel a bit like that mug- shattered, broken, scarred, and burned by life.

The Lord is so much bigger than our circumstances. He tells us that we are to rejoice in Him, no matter what.

Oftentimes, the Lord will bring us to the end of our strength, so that we can more fully rely on Him, and on the blessed peace and calming strength found only in submission to His will. He wants us to open our eyes past our circumstances here on earth, and to focus our thoughts on our relationship with Christ Jesus and the glorious reunion yet to come when we are taken up to heaven to be with Him! <3

Psalm 119:18 - “Open my eyes, that I might see, glorious truths from your law!”

We are to rejoice when it is easy. When everything is going absolutely perfectly, and nothing could be better.

We are to rejoice when it is hard. When we are at the end of our rope. When everything in our life is going crazy and spinning out of control.

Philippians 4:4 - “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice!”

We are to rejoice in the Lord always, no matter what. God is our Abba Father, and we are to find our strength, our peace, our identity, our everything in Him. When we focus our eyes on the things of the Lord, we will find joy. The perfect joy that is found only in Christ. We will find ourselves rejoicing. Rejoicing that the Lord is our Saviour. Rejoicing that the Lord is our Redeemer-King. Rejoicing that He chose to save us, rather than condemn us to a life apart from Him. Rejoicing that there is a great hope to be found through Him.

My dear sisters, will you join me in rejoicing in the Lord? <3

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The Upward Call

January's theme verse

January’s theme verse

January is over  halfway over. How did that happen?

Middles puzzle me. As much as I love to read, the beginnings-if good-& ends are my favorite part about books. Even some of the middle books of the Bible are the more difficult ones to push through & glean, in comparison to the New Testament or even the Psalms & Proverbs.

I’m a writer-& I have to be transparent, here. When I begin a book, the points most clear in my mind are the beginning rise to the conflict, right down again to the resolution/happy ending. The middle is the part that takes me the longest to complete. Up until then I’m excited & running on the adrenaline of starting a new book. It’s like a writer’s middle of the day slump-you know that time of day. When you feel a wee bit sluggish, cranky even, & the yawns commence.

Middles are a very necessary part of life. However, God did not create those waiting seasons in life in between schooling & marriage/children for our comfort. He works even in the messy middles. Even in this mid-month slump after the holiday excitement & rush. If anything, the middle parts of our work, our day, & our lives should be spent all the more diligently pressing on in the upward call of Jesus Christ. Paul’s words from Philippians, not mine.

Wherever we find ourselves in life this very moment-this nineteenth day of January, 2014-our gracious God does not want us to grow lackluster in complacency & go through the daily motions. Recall the purpose you felt prayerfully jotting down resolutions or your One Word for 2014 … or the purpose you feel in those blessed moments when you can almost literally feel God’s smile upon you when you are doing exactly what He wants you to do.

Most of all, sisters-remember the grace & immense goodness of our Lord. He is the one to give joy in the mundane. Purpose in the pain, & in every moment of life in-between. He is to be our ultimate purpose, aim & goal more than any yearly list. It is when we lose sight of the brilliant hope God & His salvation are, that we slump back into complacency & go on our not-so-merry way through life.

It’s easier said than done, I know-but walk with your gaze focused upwards at our amazing God. He’s the one who’s literally doing 10,000 things at once when we may only see a paltry few in the day to day. Press on when your joy seems snuffed by stress, or your drive hindered by bumps in the road or interruptions.

We’ll always be works in progress-but by grace.

Amazing grace-how sweet is it’s sound?

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected;

but I press on.

Philippians 3:12

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The Giver or Gift? {Sunday Specials}

Living by faith, not sight, is difficult, at best. What more aptly describes this pillar of our relationship with the Lord are words like terrifying or nerve-wracking. When  must we walk by faith &  not by sight? Every moment of every day, sisters. Certain seasons, however, can jar us quite out of our comfort zones & onto our knees, & we’re faced with a choice. To trust the Giver of the grace-filled gift of salvation through Christ Jesus our Lord … or we can turn away in hurt thinking the Lord surely is not as good as He should be for allowing such bad things to happen to good people.
It is in those good seasons of relative plenty where we get almost too comfortable. We praise & thank God for all He’s given us-the gift of our individual lives we lead-only until a shoe drops or the rug is yanked out from under us. We either cling to Him, or run away when this happens. And that is because we, in becoming too comfortable, had trusted too fully in the good, fleeting gifts in our circumstances God gives us, rather than Him-the Giver. Beyond all the heart-cries, the running & the “why’s?”, God still moves mightily even when our circumstances suggest other wise.

God’s providence works through loss, that there is a ministry to us through failure & the fading of things, & that He gives the gift of emptiness.
-October 5, Streams in the Desert
by L.B. Cowman

Whatever you may be going through, try to rest in the One who holds all your tomorrows, as well as your yesterdays. Praise Him both in the days of plenty & sunshine, as well as in the storm. The whole world may fall around our feet-but God has always stayed the same. It is when we feel as if we are poured out to the dregs of our strength, when He gives us the gift of emptiness so He may fill us up to overflowing.
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Confidence in The Son {Sunday Specials}

I have confidence in sunshine!
I have confidence in rain
I have confidence that spring will come again!
And I’ll make you see I have confidence in me! 
~~Sound of Music~~
What does this ever-elusive word look like in the day to day? 
Confidence, as defined by Webster’s dictionary: 
The feeling of being certain that something will happen or that something is true

I don’t know about you … but confidence, to me, oftentimes sounds like the above lyrics from Sound of Music. But by God’s grace, over this past year, I’ve learned it means more than that. 
The very word confidence reverberates with hope, & alludes to faith. Not in ourselves or our circumstances, but the One who has been writing our unique stories from the beginning of time.
It is important to have confidence in yourself, don’t get me wrong … but, confidence should not rest solely on your own shoulders. It should rest in the fact that while we are all works in progress, God’s grace is renewing & growing us day by day, & it is by Jesus Christ’s redemptive sacrifice on the Cross, that we can have true confidence. How does that play out in everyday life? 
We’re all different-the beautiful originality of God’s creative design-& we lead different lives. Some of us don’t blink at having to socialize in a big group of practically strangers, while still others shrink back like a wallflower. Yet all of us have some inward struggle with our faith that somehow, someway-against so many odds-God will carry through on His promises. It’s hard to wait with blind faith, girls! Yet we must carry on & walk with confidence-the surety of things hoped for, what is unseen. What God is working behind the scenes.

Take heart, dear sisters. Take confidence in the fact that, wherever you are, whatever your struggles or trials you’re trying to overcome & move on from-God’s got this! He is so much bigger than it all. Yes, even my our shyness or unconquerable fears.

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:14-16 NIV

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{Sunday Specials} He Fights Our Battles

by Meghan

You know those times when you just feel overwhelmed? Burdened with fear, doubts, & anxiety? Or those times when issues flare up either in your own soul or through circumstances that just make you want to hide under the covers. Life is filled with battles; some seem to go on forever, while others have the length of a skirmish. Civil War geek coming out… 

This is why we have the Armor of God, as Paul writes about in Ephesians 6:10-13 NKJV: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

What triumphant verses! We are-not will be, nor have been-more than conquerors. But what does this look like when not one iota of a particularly trying circumstance is alleviated? When coworkers get on your back for a particular belief, when situations at home or with extended family only worsen? What do we do, how do we respond, when yet another health issue comes up in a family member who we feel is already suffering enough.
Ladies, it boils down to surrender.
It boils down to letting go, & letting God in full assurance of our faith. This is a scary thing to do, because we think we have to control everything & make everything right. 
We so often forget that our battle is the Lord’s.
And He is never late in coming to our rescue…but seldom early. 

And God’s timing is one of life’s great mysteries, only to be unraveled in full when we reach paradise with our Savior. Living a life walking on the narrow way in the Lord & for His glory, is not always easy. In fact, the way the world walks can appear infinitely easier than what we are called do as heirs together with Christ. This is why Jesus tells us to take heart, for He has overcome the world. This is why He calls us to be salt & light in a world of darkness. To take His yoke upon our shoulders, for it is easy, His burden is light when it replaces the burdens we so often take on our shoulders.
“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance.”Ephesians 6:14-18 NKJV
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