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23 LIFE GIVING STATEMENTS YOU NEED TO HEAR

By June 19, 2018 8 Comments

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The truth is, everyone faces lies. Everyone.

The strong. The depressed. Believers. Pastors.

“Despite the countless instances I’ve witnessed the power of the Lord – I find myself encountering other head spaces that are filled with lies from the enemy.” Allison Daniels

Can you relate to Allison?

Truth is life giving.

23 Life Giving Statements You Need To Hear

1. Your struggle is not your identity. You are more than your circumstances.

2. Death or despair do not mean your life is over. “God will restore you.” 1 Peter 5:10 (Reclaim The Roar)

3. When your prayers feel unanswered or your soul feels abandoned, God is closer than you know. “When you pass through the waters I will be with you. They shall not overwhelm you.” Isaiah 43:2

4. Some of the best days of my life have not been lived yet.

5. Its OK to cry.

6. Its OK to be upset.

7. Life is like a piano – the white keys represent happiness, the black keys, sadness. The black keys on a piano also create music. Its OK to be angry.

8. Its OK to feel stuck.

9. Its OK to be confused.

10. Be kind to yourself as God is kind to you. Refuse to let negative feelings trigger you into waging war on yourself.

11. Its OK to feel hurt.

12. Its OK to pause.

13. “In the spacious love of God, our souls can lie down and rest. This love from him is not something we must struggle for, earn, or fear to lose. It is bestowed. He has bestowed it upon us. He has chosen us. And nothing can separate us from his love. Not even we, ourselves. We are made for such a love.” John and Stasi Eldredge

14. Its OK to feel lonely.

15. Its OK to not be OK.

16. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars.

17. I have choices even when I don’t think I have choices.

18. “Share each other’s burdens.” Galatians 6:2

19. Those who love you are not fooled by the mistakes you’ve made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly…your wholeness when you are broken…your innocence when you feel guilty and your purpose when you are confused.

20. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace.

21. Sometimes when things feel like they are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.

22. Fear has two meanings:
   Forget Everything And Run   OR  Face Everything And Rise

23. “For I am the Lord God who takes hold of your right hand.” Isaiah 41:13

APPLICATION: Which statement stood out to you? Please leave a comment below. Thank you.


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Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 28 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 39 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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Join the discussion 8 Comments

  • Jenn K says:

    Number 21. “Sometimes when things feel like they are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” I believe I have just gone through a storm in my life where this totally rings true!

  • Carole Schlachta says:

    Thank you. I needed every point today.
    Blessings
    Carole

  • Colleen A says:

    #18 We can only share (help carry the load of) each other’s burdens IF we will share (talk about) our burdens.

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful

  • Marc Desgagne says:

    Wow. This morning this definitely resonates with me.. i have a renewed hope.
    I struggle with depression my entire life. But with God on my side. I will overcome anything that the enemy sends my way.
    I struggle with being lonely. Praying for God to provide a wonderful honest truthful woman who follows God.

  • Adena says:

    Number 19 for a variety of reasons brought tears to my eyes . This whole blog is beautiful .
    Maybe because we had Grade 7 locker clean up today , but I really needed to hear all of this . Thank you.

  • Myrna Gray says:

    Loved #21! Sometimes we can’t see ahead, this is a good quote to remember.

  • Donald Quist says:

    Plose send me daily inspiring verses.
    Have a blessed day.
    Keep me and family in your daily prayers.
    Thanks.
    McDonald Quist.
    972-838-0097.
    You can call me.

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