1. God is closer than you think. Even if you can’t feel Him or hear Him right now, He’s there.
2. Change is gradual, not overnight. Trust in who God is calling you to be.
3. Call on the fruits of the spirit when you need them. When you’re annoyed call on patience, when your angry call on forgiveness, etc.
4. Your mind is a battlefield. Meaning you have to fight every single day. Don’t wake up with your guard down, wake up in prayer ready to put on the full armor of God and captivate your thoughts.
5. You are loved, you are forgiven, you are justified, you are sanctified, you are glorified, you are set free.
We cry “I’m hopeless!” Jesus cries “It is finished!” We scream “But I’ve fallen too many times!” Jesus whispers “And I hold the scars.” We weep “God, I’m scared.” And Jesus walks towards us, wraps us in His arms and says “So was I, but I am here so that you will never be alone.”
And that is the glory of Emmanuel; He is with us in the storms, He is with us in the sunshine. He is with us when we are low, He is with us when we are filled with joy.He is with us, always. T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
Don’t ever, ever, ever let anyone make you feel like your feelings aren’t valid.
If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via jessicapshaw)