http://beachgroupcommercial.com/?kachalka=indicatore-mt4-opzioni-binarie&8ec=b5 Weakness. http://gyutofoundation.org/?iuut=trading-on-line-senza-deposito&c03=29 I think about mine all the time. I have many of them and like Paul, mine stick in my side like a thorn. Do you ever wonder what Paul’s thorn was? What kind of weakness did he have that caused him such great pain? And why didn’t God remove the thorn that tormented him so much? Do you ever ask yourself those questions about your own weaknesses?
Day in and day out I fight and struggle to find a way through the mess that is my day toward SOMETHING that will miraculously take the struggle, the fight, the pain that is my weakness, away. http://drybonesinthevalley.com/?tyiuds=visa-forex-fee My thorn is DEFEAT…a lie from the enemy I willingly believe because I struggle to believe that in the midst of my day to day…somewhere in there, I’m alone and God can’t possibly help me in THIS awful mess. Defeat…it’s the feeling I get, the one I succumb to all too easily when I’m neck deep in my mothering and I can’t see the forest through the trees.
http://obat-kutil-dikemaluan.com/?pifpax=pdf-on-binary-options-trading&3ae=68 And then He reminds me…after I’ve come to the end of myself, that I don’t need to see that far ahead or even with that much clarity. All I need to see is Jesus. And thankfully, we don’t need to look far. He’s not playing a game of hide and seek with us. He’s just simply right here.
http://irvat.org/index.php?option=com_content So I ask Him about these weaknesses of mine. Why is it that I can’t seem to get one load of laundry done per day to stay on top of it? Why do I have such a hard time finishing what I start? Why is it that when my kids are bickering with each other and complaining all day, my patience flees and my pride rears it’s ugly head. I need to be heard by my boys. And suddenly in that moment when chaos is building, I need to be right, as well, to be respected, to be in control. And when my grace takes a backseat to pride, it’s not pretty. I ask God why it is so difficult for me to let go and just have fun with my kids sometimes. It seems that I’ve lost my fun-factor. Why did that happen God? These questions lead to worry and fear that I’m failing as a mother to my kids. Doubt creeps in and then, there it is….defeat. That all encompassing weakness that often overshadows the Joy that I long to rest in as a mother to our four amazing boys.
It’s not them. They’re kids. And yes, they’re unbelievably loud, undeniably curious, incredibly active and rowdy and uncontrollably willful. They fight, they complain, they tease and they argue and they’re MESSY!!! Most any minute of any given day, they all need me at the same time. And often I feel pulled in a million different directions and don’t even really feel like I’ve helped anyone.
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http://gatehousegallery.co.uk/?myka=tradi-online&f8c=c4 I’m believing my own emotions, fueled by lies from the enemy about who I am and how I’m failing. There it is…another weakness…UNBELIEF. The enemy is sneaky. He has absolutely no way of knowing what we think of feel, but he sure can make suggestions and make us feel worthless.
http://bothniafritid.se/?siresse=k%C3%B6pa-Viagra-teneriffa&459=8e It brings me to my knees to know that at times, I feel like an infant tossed about by the ocean’s waves, half believing every wind of teaching and scheming lie of the enemy. (Ephesians 4:14) But, when my belief in Him is proving weak, and I feel so small, I can ask God to increase my faith and He will, every time. That is something I can cling to. The bible tells us that when we choose to put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20) we are protected. And…
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16
trade forex online Oh, praise God! Moms, we are not left defenseless or on our own. We have all we need. Our Hope is Jesus who came to save us once and for all. And in all the messes of our lives, when our weaknesses are all that we see, let’s remember that our greatest strength is our admission of where we are weak. Because then, He can do immeasurably more than we could ever imagine. He can use those weaknesses to perform miracles in our hearts and in the hearts of those around us. He can give us victory in areas we never dreamed of.
köp Cialis i sverige I am thankful for a Hope that is Jesus, a man who is like no one else. This is how we know that our God, the Savior, the Holy Spirit who lives in us is alive and active in our hearts today and why we can rest in the HOPE that is Him.
- He makes us different in all ways.
- He gives us strength we know we don’t have on our own.
- He tells us over and over and over and over again that He loves us…no matter how “unlovely” we feel.
- He comforts us when our feelings are hurt.
- He allows us to make bad choices, but convicts us and doesn’t let us get away with ourselves.
- He can place Scripture in our heart and give us the sense that He is speaking it to us in Holy Spirit language.
- He can arrange our day so we connect with the right person.
- He can give us boldness when we feel fear.
- He can give us words to say when we can’t think of any.
- He can not only change our lives, but He can change our days completely and even our moods and attitudes.
- He can change our heart in an instant. (did you read that….an instant.)
- We can spend even the tiniest moments in our busy days with Jesus, taking all of our weaknesses to Him and go from all kinds of anger, defeat and bitterness straight to Love, Peace and Joy.
There is no one else who can do that for us like Jesus can.
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