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How then do we live? Week Three

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10
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Today, let’s reflect on some of the things we’ve read this week and highlight some observations.

he cares deeply for us

Jesus cares about our pain, be it physical or emotional. He knew that the bleeding woman’s problem wasn’t solely physical; he met both needs. Notice how loving he was in his interactions with the women, endearingly calling them “daughter.” What assurance for us to see that Jesus’s touch contains more than power but also the presence of his love.

he wants us to come to him

Jesus desires that we come to him in faith. When we are at the end of ourselves, he is enough. We can come to him, believing he can help. Jesus won’t condemn us for asking for help either.

he won't abandon us

Let Jesus’s urgency to raise a little girl from the dead be a reminder to us that when we are in the pit, he’s coming. His love is our blessed assurance, and nothing can separate us from it (Romans 8:35).

he wants to use our stories

Jesus heals us to love us, but also so that we can be examples of the good news and share his love with others.

we have his approval

Accept his loving approval. We are his daughters. We are who Jesus declares us to be, whether in pain or in process or in victory. We can act like we are his, trusting and obeying our Father. In this, he is pleased, and we are blessed.


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First and foremost praying about it so God can direct the words that will come out of my mouth and also to lead me to the right time to share and for the person to be open to receive. Then authencity is needed. To truly connect to people we need to remove all the walls around us and be vulnerable to others hence why we need to pray first so we are protected in God’s Grace, love, mercy and favour. After i lost both parents and my boyfriend within a year’s time it broke me and I backslide…I wanted to sin so that I could deserve the pain and hurt I was going through and I ‘hated’ God but he loved me through it all and he made me alive today to inspire and encourage others that with God anything is possible. We live by God not by our power nor our degrees nor our wealth nor our experience but it’s all for and to show God’s honor and glory. Amen.

I put it on FB. I ask for prayer and when God answers I put the praise report. I have a prayer chain on Messenger with ladies that used to meet. I tell them. I call friends that have prayed with me and tell them. When God brings people across my bath who are hurting or sick I share with them how God has helped me.

I can be vulnerable and help them to step into my pain but also to see my healing. God is a miracle working God. There is no pain that He doesn’t feel and there is no hurt that He cannot heal. We must be willing to surrender it to Him and truly believe that He cares for us enough to answer our prayers and fulfill His promises. It may not be right when we want it, but it will be right on time.

Emotionally, this is a feeling that moves me every time I pray earnestly. It’s a mixture of peace, love and the overwhelming presence of God in my heart and it goes throughout the day or if I get after my bedtime prayer, my sleep gets so peaceful. Beyond words. I thank God for His peace that passes all understanding.

share my testimony as the Holy Spirit leads me. Continue to meet with others and encourage, pray with, serve, and share life with.

Sharing my story with my friends and family. I have always been extremely private about my inner pain dealing with verbal abuse and with eating disorders. No one knew what was really going on in my life. Now, I want them to know my true story and how Jesus has and is continuing to heal me! No more hiding, no more shame, no more isolation.

I used to struggle with a fear of abandonment and insecurity, and it was affecting my marriage. But once I gave it to Jesus and accepted his love fully, I was able to love myself and accept the love my husband was giving me rather than questioning the trueness of it. My marriage has never been better and my self worth has never been greater since I have allowed Jesus to heal my heart.

I am so right there with you on this.. I struggle with this almost everyday! I am always questioning my husband and feeling like the "other shoe is going to drop" any day and he will leave because I am not good enough or worthy of him.. We have been married for almost 15yrs and yet I still cant get it through my head! please tell me how you are getting it to work for you?

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