Promises for the Hungry Heart - Week 48 {Update}

Promises for the Hungry Heart - Week 48 {Update}

Well, we made it! We got through all 48 weeks of promises. That means we looked at 192 of God's promises - and I know there are so many more! Don't let the end of this study mean the end of searching through the Bible for what God promises us. His word stands true forever. 

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Find New Strength {Three Word Wednesday}

Find New Strength {Three Word Wednesday}

How many of you are feeling tired, worn out, like you are burning the candle at both ends and possibly in the middle as well? My hand is right up there with you! I have days where I feel like I've totally got all this handled and other days when I just stare at the wall because I can't fathom finishing everything on my list so clearly the answer is to do nothing... right?

Or what about those of you with heavier struggles. You are watching your child battle a health issue. You lost your main source of income. You are burying a dear friend. Your marriage is strained. You don't have any fight left in you to go on another day.

Dear sweet friend, I want to wrap you in my arms and hug and cry with you! But have faith for you are not alone. When you feel yourself burning out, when you aren't sure you can endure much more of the same I encourage you to do these three things:

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Do you remain loyal?

Do you stray when times get hard or do you persevere and remain loyal to those around you? 

We are not promised an easy life. Jesus told us that in this world we will have trouble - there is no getting around it! They key is to stay faithful to Him and not stray in order to have life, and have it abundant. 

What about when people disappoint you? Do you immediately write them off or do you give them another chance? Do you let them explain themselves or assume the worst?

When you and your spouse get into an argument over the same thing once again do you figure this is the way it will always be and throw in the towel or do you communicate and find a way to overcome the trouble together? 

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

To me, being loyal is a given. I want those around me to know I have their back and that I want what's best for them. I speak highly of my husband to friends because I want him to do the same of me. I try not to think for others. If I have an issue with the way another did something I need to ask them about it an not assume they did it in order to cause me trouble. 

Just because the road gets a little dark, gets a little hard to navigate, or the terrain changes doesn't mean I need to turn back the way I came or leave entirely. I need to remain on the path God has set before me and see it through. Light will come again as I stay loyal to Him that called me. 

 

I'm linking this up over at Kate Motaung's for Five Minute Friday. Every week a one-word writing prompt is given and writers have five minutes to share.

This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.

 


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Katie McGowen

I've got a passion for encouraging women to really love the life they have - crazy schedules, messy floors, toddler tantrums, and sloppy kisses. I want to inspire you to choose joy during the highs and during the lows. I want you to love the chaos but also find a way to manage it so you don't lose your beautiful mind in the process. 

Promises for the Hungry Heart - Week 19 (Update)

Promises for the Hungry Heart - Week 19 (Update)

Welcome back! If you are just joining us, we are using the YouVersion Bible App to follow a devotional together. Read THIS POST to get all the information you need to join in and then you can read THIS MORNING'S POST to see the promises we are focusing on this week.  

I've come to realize that my favorite part of studying all these promises in the Bible is how many there are for us. As I read my Bible I'm drawn to all the absolutes that the authors use. God's word doesn't talk about "maybe, possibly, I'll think about it" when it comes to His plans or His love. He uses "will, won't, is" and so many other declarative statements. There is no doubting His promises - they are for real! And with that said, the promise I chose this week is... 

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