Yes, I’m choosing joy. No, that does not mean it’s easy. I have the inner battle every day between joy & depression. Some days I’m barely hanging on to that joy. But it’s still there. I can still be sad & have joy. My joy comes from Christ in me, not the circumstances around me.
I can’t love people, but I know you can. Please love people through me because it’s impossible without you.
I turned 24 today.
A few years ago, I thought I would have my life figured out by now, or at least pretty close to it.
To be honest, there are days when I worry about what my future holds for me, but waking up and knowing that God has created me for a purpose destroys all the worries.
His plans are always better than my dreams, and I will rest my confidence in Him alone.
You heard me cry and the sound drew you in.
My tears wash against your feet, but you persist.
“I’m not worth it; I’m not worth it,” I keep on saying.
“But you are. Of course, you are,” you insist.
You gather me in your arms, your hands on my back;
You sing to me your love, sing with all your heart.
“How can I not love you? I am your rock;
I will be here forever; I won’t let you fall apart.
“How can I not love you? I am your Creator;
I’d been with you since day one; and I could not leave—
Not when you sinned, not even when you cursed;
Not even when you lost control whenever you are peeved.
“How could you think I’ll ever stop? You are my daughter;
I gave up my life, so you could have a new one.
There is nothing that a father would want to see better
Than His child fully secured in His love and plan.”
God gave us free will because He wanted sincerity. He wanted us to choose Him, and only Him, each and every time.
We live not for ourselves, but to glorify God.
Whether you’re falling deeply in love with Jesus or feeling farther from Him, whether you’re on top of the world or stuck in the gutter, choose to worship Him.
He will deliver. I should know.
Whenever I see someone someone texting in church: “Um unless you’re texting Jesus, you can put your phone away.”
in millions of ways and
I have loved you in each" Haiku (via timedoesnotexisthere)