Life can be hard. And no matter how optimistic you might be starting 2019, difficulties are unavoidable. But there’s hope - because as we walk with God in faith, He promises to get us through even the darkest of storms.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The disciples learned this lesson in a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee, while battling an incredible storm. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a man appeared a few yards from the boat. Talk about being terrified - was this a ghost That’s when they recognized Jesus. As soon as He climbed on board, Jesus spoke to the storm, and it stopped. Stunned, the disciples realized once again, that this was no ordinary man.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So what can we learn that helps us face OUR storms⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1) YOU’RE NOT ALONE. You might not always feel God’s presence, but trust that Jesus is right there with you. He is going to walk with you through every storm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) JESUS IS ALL POWERFUL. We are far too quick to forget God when crises strike. We forget the miracles God has done. Still, Jesus knows exactly what we’re facing and is always bigger than our biggest storm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3) ALL STORMS END. Even when visibility is lost and we can’t see what’s next, we can trust that Jesus knows where we’re headed. And Jesus promises not only to walk with us through the storm, but to get us where we need to go.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What storms are you facing as you walk into 2019 Stop battling in your own strength. Tell God to take over and let Jesus climb into the boat of your life. Then watch as His presence begins to calm both the storm and your soul.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In Ecclesiastes, Solomon, who had acquired for himself GREAT wealth, notoriety, women, wisdom, seems to be despondent (almost fatalistic) about the meaninglessness of life. He comes to the conclusion in chapter 12 that #meaning and #success is found in fearing God and keeping His commandments. -
King David shared that sentiment. For him, wisdom, happiness and peace do not come from #materialism but from knowing God's Word and obeying it. -
*"Psalm 19: 7. The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes."*
1. Where and who are we looking to for answers to happiness and success
2. Do we truly believe God's Word and that He will fulfill it in our lives -
3. Do we truly love Him more than these (the things we chase after as markers of status and success) -
The word of #God is #STILL relevant in #2019 (Heaven and Earth will pass away but not one iota of His words will vanish). In all your seeking and pursuits, seek after His will.
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When we come to the end of ourselves, there we find God waiting to catch us. .
And now my watch is over, let those at the other end of the world speak.
I know someone needs this. Heck...even I need it. Life is unpredictable. Out of our control. I think a lot of stress and anxiety in this world come from when we as humans try to control everything around us versus having faith in a plan rigged in our favor.
Know all is #rigged in your favor.
"Indeed, your efforts are diverse:" [92:4]
This statement is like the statement in Surah Inshiqaq:
"O man, you have to work hard constantly to reach your Lord." [84:6] which has already been explained in that Surah. (Please see my previous post)
The sense is that man, by his nature, is used to making efforts for one objective or another. But the nature and the results of these efforts are different. Some people work hard for an objective that brings eternal happiness to them, and others work hard for an objective that makes them suffer eternal perdition.
It is reported in a Tradition that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said: "Each morning when a man gets up, he goes to conduct his business and keeps himself busy. His business is either successful and emancipates himself from Hell, or unsuccessful and his efforts become the cause of his destruction."
Therefore, a wise person should first apply his mind to think whether his efforts will pay dividends, and he should never undertake those efforts that bring about temporary comfort and pleasure, but eternal perdition and grief.
The Two Diverse Types of Human Efforts Divide Humankind into Two Groups
The Qur'an further shows that, broadly speaking, the humankind may be divided into two opposing groups in terms of their opposing efforts. Each of the two groups are characterised by three qualities.
The first group is a successful one, and its three characteristics are:
 they give in charity in the cause of Allah;
 fear Allah and avoid violating the injunctions of Allah in every aspect of life; and
 believe in the 'best word'. The 'best words' refer to the credo of 'there is no god but Allah' [as Ibn 'Abbas, Dahhak have explained ]. Testifying to the kalimah signifies 'to profess the True Faith'.
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That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
1 John 1:1-10 KJV
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God is good all the time! That’s not just a saying. Sure we go through tough times in our lives, but the tough times I have gone through without Jesus in my life were a lot harder to get through than the tough days I had with Jesus in my life. I guess you wouldn’t know this until you accept him as your savior as well. What a difference he has made in my life. When I am weak he is my strength 💪🏼💪🏾💪🏻when I am In the dark he shows me the light. When I think there is no hope he then gives me some out of nowhere. God has a way of perfect timing. Don’t ask me how. Ask him yourself. You won’t regret it. I love you Jesus ty for everything you have done for me. I want MORE!!❤️❤️❤️💪🏻💪🏼💪🏾🙏💯 #jesus #jesuschrist #bepositive #love #hope #faith #praise #begrateful #bepositive #changeyourlife #change #shine #withgod #prayers #forgiveness #selfless #perfecttiming #poems #poetry #godslove #godsloveneverfails #amen
I’ll be the first to admit-I’m not a great friend, but I have the best friends.
The kind that stick by you and encourage you through the lowest of times and celebrate with you during the good times.
The kind that you can tell your deepest secrets and you know they are safe.
The kind that listen and give real, honest feedback, the things you might not want to hear, but need to hear.
The kind that have seen you at your worst and at your best and loved you the same regardless.
The kind that know the real you and still offers up her whole afternoon to sit and listen to your randomness.
This lady-she’s that kind of friend.
@cross.post in a world that is so filled with trash, let’s keep our hashtag going! Come on believers let’s tell others about JESUS! Gotta spread this good news!!! So they may KNOW HIM. ❤️ Please follow me: [email protected]jesus__islife
2018 had been rough many downs but I got up somehow with the strength of the Lord my faith my dedication my heart is so strong i can take these punches and know Ill recover Im proud of myself and all the obstacles I THOUGHT I couldnt handle but I did and am!! 2019 I pray God blesses my kids and family with health and strenght #wegotthis #majorsfamily #MAJORSTRONG #believe #trust #faith #fighters
Eleve suas expectativas.
Pessoas com sonhos grandes obtêm energia para crescer. Os perdedores dizem: "isso não é para nós". Os vencedores pensam em como realizar seu objetivo.
Good evening 🌏
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grace...always grace. •
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Dear baby boy,
Now that we’re getting so close to meeting each other, I wanted to write you this note in hopes that one day you’ll read it and know that no matter what life throws your way, you’ve been someone’s world ever since you were the size of a little poppy seed.
I held you close under my heart for nine whole months. Even though most days were filled with work and revolved around me and your daddy, there wasn’t one day I went to bed without daydreaming about you. Every time I felt you move, it would stop me from whatever I was doing; I’ve never been so aware of someone else’s presence and so curious about who they’d become.
I can’t wait to sit with you and breath you in, study every inch of your little body, and tell you how you are exactly what your daddy and I have been praying for.
I promise to love you unconditionally, raise you with patience, kindness, and grace while encouraging you to become who God intended you to be. Whenever you’re ready sweet boy.
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