Nehemiah: Restoration Time

So many of us have been hurt by the actions of others. But God wants to bring healing and restoration as He raises us up with boldness to speak out.

Nehemiah is an example…
of God raising one up to lead.
For he was only a servant…
but to the king he did plead.
For his beloved land…
had taken a fall…
but God put it in his heart…
and he answered His call.
For the walls had fallen…
and the land was in fear…
for no barrier protected them…
with the enemy so near. Continue reading

Have You Ever Felt Destroyed… Like Rubble in a Pile?

As I read about Nehemiah this week, I want to share about rebuilding. Many of us have felt this broken… but we can rebuild our lives like Nehemiah rebuilt the wall…

Have you ever felt destroyed…
like rubble in a pile…
With nothing left to cling…
and no joy left to smile?
Have you ever been so broken…
like a torn and shattered heart…
with all seemingly lost…
as you fell totally apart? Continue reading

HE LIFTS US UP: The Obedience of Mary

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:

Obedience…
it’s my thought for the day.
The obedience of Mary…
how many would have that today?

To hear from God…
with a specific instruction.
Knowing in man’s eyes…
it would be character destruction.

To be visited by an angel…
with a reply, “Thy Will be done.”
Knowing the penalties of that day…
possible stoned or at least shunned.

And how about her family…
how realistic did they believe.
To know their child was pregnant…
claiming miraculously conceived.

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Life is Not Easy…with Struggles Every Day

This is for those who struggle through life with various abuses. God never promised that life would be easy but He did promise that He would help us to overcome it.

Life is not easy…
with struggles every day…
as we try to find happiness…
and live a peaceful way.
But many are abused or rejected…
with attack after attack…
with words or actions…
invisibly stabbing in the back. Continue reading