walk by faith — May 21st

From a broken heel to a broken heart — God cares.

God thinks of me?

God cares?

While in this season of healing, slowing down, and asking God for help it’s come to my attention the quality of my thinking isn’t as good as I believed. This (fear-driven thinking) was the culprit behind retreating when there were conflicts in relationships, work, and life. The Holy Spirit came through with the conviction when I read the following words for the hundredth time this morning:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy — dwell on these things. Do what you have learned and received and heard from me, and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

Thank God for graciously teaching me, disciplining me, and holding me together even when the anxieties and concerns had me distracted and all over the place. It is only by grace I have made it this far and it is only by grace that I can keep going. Thank God for being the epitome of good and the very definition of love. From now on I receive from Him first before anyone or anything else. From even myself.

The old life was miserable. Internally speaking. Trying to manage both an inner utopia and a prison was exhausting. My heart wanted to know and be understanding of all people but now I see that this way of living compromised my ability to judge right from wrong, think & see clearly, and live well.

I had heard a warning about the heart being deceptive. I somewhat believed it but now I know it to be true wisdom. So I choose daily to surrender to Love, the Spirit of God within me. My heart and feelings will no longer be the death of me.

Because…

God thinks of me.

God cares.

This I know and this I won’t ever doubt again.

Praying this encourages you or someone you know in the walks that lead to letting go and letting God.

always in ❤️

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