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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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Comments (4)

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?

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.

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

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