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Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.


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TROUBLES, TRUE, TRUST

***I wrote this five years ago.  Interestingly it is the basis scripture of my book series now, and His word is always timely. Our Abba Father is like that…***

 

 

Everyone has them…no one is exempt.

Jesus told us that we would have them.  Whether it is a health issue, financial troubles, family problems, school issues…trouble surrounds us in one form or another. I don’t believe that any one problem is anymore worth of His attention than another.  They ALL warrant His love and attention.  What might seem trivial and unimportant to me, might not to someone else….and I truly believe that because He loves us, He cares about our troubles.

The difference comes in how we handle these troubles.  THAT is it!  It is not about how WE handle them…but do we surrender them and turn them over to the Father?  Do we rest in HIM, even though the trouble seems to remain?

Interestingly enough, as I was looking in the back of my Bible in the Concordance…these were the alphabetical listings surrounding the topic “trouble”.

Trials, Tribulation, Triumphal, Triumphant, Trouble, True, Trust…hmmmm.  How cool is that?  We will have those trials, tribulations and troubles.  But it is true that we can be triumphant, as He is true and we can trust Him!  Isn’t it wonderful how all those words together can bring us peace..IN HIM!

Trust me when I say that emotions are real…and we will deal with them.  I believe the Father gave us these emotions to deal with our troubles…but HE wants to carry them for us.  We just have to let go and let HIM.

Oh how I need to be reminded of this today!

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy

 

 

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Curious…290 Views?

I am not sure what to make of this.  A couple of days ago my “readership spiked.”  I mean really spiked.  I went from like 40-50 views per post to 290 one day.  All of the activity was from one country only, and not the USA.

Interesting.  Puzzling.  Hopeful.

Hopeful that whether the posts are copied, read or just looked at someone felt the love of Christ and were encouraged.

Has this ever happened to any of you?question-mark-1495858_1280

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy


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Stop the Madness and Pass the Green Beans!

Stop the madness! 

Do you ever feel like you want to shout this from every street corner or closest mountaintop?  

I have felt this way.  In fact, I still feel this way.

I know…all will be well.  God is good.  All the time.  And I truly believe that.  Even in the midst of all the craziness called life.

But sometimes I just want to scream.

I am a crazy woman, as this picture would indicate.  I played “farm girl” yesterday at my Uncle’s house and picked some produce from his gardens.  The green beans are still cooking in the crock pot.

Yep…. crazy woman alright!

Life is not perfect.  I have circumstances to deal with like everyone else.  Someone actually indicated to me the other day that my life was perfect and I had it “altogether.”

Untrue.

I don’t have it altogether.  I worry.  I cry.  I yell.  I sometimes say inappropriate things.

Then when I am picking green beans off the vine the Father reminds me that He is the vine, and  I am the branch.  And that I am in Him and He is in me.  

John 15:1-8

And that I don’t have to have it altogether because He already does.

And that I cannot do this alone, on my own.  Jesus Christ is the only thing I can ever depend on.  Alcohol, drugs, friendships, jobs, money, roles, careers…none of these things will hold me up.  

I will only get through life with my Jesus. He is my vine. And I don’t do this alone.

How about you?

Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy