Sometimes, You Have To.

Sometimes, you have to. Sometimes, you have to eat when you’re sick because you know it’ll make you feel worse if you don’t. Sometimes, you have to work even when you feel you’re too tired. Sometimes, you need to end a friendship because it’s more toxic than uplifting. Sometimes, you have to apologize even when you don’t want to.

Sometimes, you have to have faith that things will work out the way God planned, even when it seems impossible.

Sometime…

You have to.

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By Your Side

We all have to know by now that Maggie is a Tenth Avenue North fangirl. Seeing them in concert a few months back was such an amazing experience and I can’t even describe how great they are. There’s no need for studio editing their voices (that’s the statement I’m going with because I cannot seem to word very well tonight), because they’re naturally extremely gifted. So anyways enough rambling and onto the actual meaning of this post…

“Why are you striving these days, why are you still trying to earn grace, why are you crying, let me lift up your face, just don’t turn away”. Okay, woah. I’m never sure where to even begin with how I’d explain that because it could mean a million new, different things every time you read it. We’re striving to be the best when, let’s be honest, why does that actually matter? If we are who we are and that’s what we stick with then how can there be a best? Best. Adjective. A word I’d call pointless if it weren’t in our bovine dictionaries. He wants us to give our lives for Him, yet we turn our faces away from the very thing we need.

“Why are you looking for love, why are you still searching, as if I’m not enough, to where will you go child, tell me where will you run, to where will you run”. We look in this world for things that we think can sustain ourselves and we try to thrive off of other people; whether it means we use their attention or we build our thrones out of the people we stepped on to get there. If God isn’t enough what is? We run to the easiest thing that seems to help us like drugs or hurting ourselves, but if you honestly think about it, what good has ever come from them? There’s no Earthly thing we can run to that will sustain us like God, and he’s the easiest thing to hold onto.

“Cause I’ll be by your side whenever you fall, in the dead of night whenever you call, and please don’t fight these hands that are holding you, my hands are holding you”. He will never leave us nor will He turn us away if we’re broken. He wants us because we’re broken so He can show us how He can break our shackles.

Sorry for the long post, I was feeling a little bit of a longer one tonight and I needed to reassure two people who means so much to me that I’m not giving up on God or them.

And for the little lady out there (and you know who you are) that I talked to about hurting yourself tonight, this post was created for you ma petite amour.

Retreat

This past weekend I went on a retreat. I was quite nervous, whether people could notice or not, about having a reaction from my medical issues. I was surprised to find myself feeling sick but not even caring half of the time. I’m big on comfort, so I’m used to stopping something if it means I feel better in any ways at all. Usually if I’m having horrible stomach pain, I stop singing during worship; But, like I said, this time I didn’t seem to care. I had an amazing time hanging with a great group of friends that I love to death. Lately in my life, I haven’t been able to say this very much, but God was definitely there. I have a long way to go but it’s worth, isn’t it?

Life is a Book

So lately I’ve been into reading a lot of quotes of the internet and I would come across a few that I like so I would screenshot them. There were a few that really struck me hard and made me realize that life may not always go as we hope it will. I saw one that said “some people that we think are going to be thought out the whole book (book meaning life) are only going to be there for a chapter or two.” This got me thinking about how true this really is and how it can apply to anything really. We never know what will come and go, but the things that stay are going to be the ones that we never realized. God has a different plan made for every single one of us so we need to stop trying to create one on our own.

Faith

Probably all of you know about this story, but for the few who don’t, here it goes. There was (is) a man who is amazing at walking the tightrope. He asked the crowd if they thought he could walk the tightrope with a wheelbarrow with a person in it, and all of these people started cheering him on because they knew he could do it. Then, he asked for volunteers for who would go in the wheelbarrow, and the crowd went silent. Our faith in Jesus Christ can sometimes be like this story. We may say we believe it and sometimes mean in a little, but to we fully mean it?

Fall!!!

Fall is my favorite season, and it starts tomorrow. I am so exciting because that means that everything turns into pumpkin flavor and spice! But, enough about me, it’s time to focus on the LORD. You may be wondering what in the world fall has to do with God, but I have a pretty good way to sum it up. Have you ever noticed that God is like the first fall that ever happened? He was a tree, who, under the circumstances of the current moment, took all of our sins- which are the leaves. Then, he died which took all of our sins away- this being the tree growing all these leaves. After this he rose again- this meaning that the tree grew strong again- and then they fell of. He continually does this when we ask for forgiveness- he grows new leaves, they fall off, and then they grow again and fall off.

There May Be Tears

There is a new Christian song out called There May Be Tears. It may sound gloomy but the lyrics are very encouraging! It says “My children, don’t worry take my hand; I’m taking you down this road you don’t understand. There may be tears while you’re waiting for these answers; I can see the picture I can see the future- I can tell you right now, it’s gonna be alright.” This song is coming from God’s point of  view telling us not to worry or feel like we are alone. Here is your challenge for today or tomorrow: listen to the song on youtube and post a comment below with your opinion and favorite lyrics/ if you have them. I promise that I’ll do my very best to answer all of you guys in some way, shape, or form! Come on, let’s see how many people we can get to comment on this post!

Prayer

Prayer. Prayer is the best medicine, because it can heal a broken heart. By using it, God works in mysterious ways; ways that we can’t even imagine. You cannot tell me that prayer was a part of what healed a 4th grader ready to give up and die from cancer( she is back in school and doing much better now! 🙂 ). Prayer can make the biggest problem in your life become a small bump in the road! Have you prayed about it as much as you’ve talked about it?

Good Morning

What makes a “good” morning? Does it mean there were happy events that morning, or does it mean the sun rose again? Things like this always confuse me because there is no actual meaning to it- it’s just a matter of opinion. When we walk up to people and say “good morning”, half of the time it wasn’t exactly a good morning. I’m using this for an example of how we never really explain everything. When a kid is in trouble, do they ever tell the entire truth/whole story? Most of the time they don’t because they are afraid of what will happen. But in the end, they realize that telling the entire truth will get them in less trouble than they would have been if they didn’t lie. We, as humans, need to open up more so we can work out our problems before they get even worse.