Acknowledge fear, doubts and questions.
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Hey there Ladies!!
Everybody wants to belong…wants to be a part of something…something…anything that affirms who they are…Makes them feel…special, loved, unique, accepted, comfortable, needed.
You may not be the loud one with the purple hair, but be the soft-spoken one with hair in a bun. You may not be into basketball, video games, or Hip-Hop music but really love ballet, the theater, and classical music.
You see, we tend to gravitate to the people we feel most comfortable with. The Black kids to the Black kids…the athlete to the athletes…the White kids to the White kids…the punk-rocker to the punk-rockers…and so on and so on and so on, but that’s just the way it is. Yes, we do mingle and interact with other people groups all of the time, but those relationships are…different from our relationships with those who are like us. The language is different. The topics of conversation are different. The comfort levels are different. The experiences are different.
“He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.” Psalm 147:8
Sorry we missed you last month. As life has it, had a lot going on, but we’re back!
So, what happens when life isn’t like we imagined? Things don’t go the way you planned or the way you wanted. Hurts come. Disappointments happen. Friends you trusted let you down. Parents are not the perfect people you envisioned.
Well, such is life, isn’t it? In all of this, and then some, God is faithful! When it seems like He isn’t faithful, you’ve got to know that He is! Often, our faith in life waivers because of these things. Where is God? We don’t see Him. We don’t feel Him. We don’t hear Him. So, what do you do?
In scripture, both in the Old and the New Testaments, it is written that He will not leave us! But WE have to do something, too!
Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you (Deuteronomy 31:6 MSG) and
We’ve said before that the life of the Christian is a walk of faith. Not something you wanted to hear, huh? Well, it is! Lay aside your doubts – TRUST GOD. Don’t worry about the things you cannot do anything about – TRUST GOD. He IS there! Call Him and He will answer.
Let us hear from you – what do you do when you don’t hear from God? What do you tell your fam and friends?
Don’t make the mistake of being content to just blend in as a “good” person. Let’s support one another and hold one another accountable in Christian love that we may glorify God and lift up the name of Jesus with our whole being and without hesitation, countering the world’s messages that are destroying our youth.
Tricia L. Murray
What is your heart longing for? Have you noticed that many, many people nowadays do NOT have a longing for God?? Huh…what happened to all of the hungry people? Hungry for God. Hungry for His presence. Hungry for His word. We just don’t see that as much nowadays. Many have forgotten God, but I want to tell you that God is still God! Here are some passages from scripture to remind us that He is STILL strong, a protector, always with us, and is in control:
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV).
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10 NIV).
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? (Romans 8:31).
Lord, help us stay FOCUSED on You! Join the conversation!! Share your comments, questions, insight…
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GirlsFOCUSED meets THIS Saturday…we’re going to the dojo!!!! We will travel to Glenview IL to the ZUltimate dojo under the instruction of Sensei Steve to learn some self-defense techniques! Excited! GirlsFOCUSED is open to girls ages 13-18. Let us know BY FRIDAY if you can attend and need a ride! Visit us at focused-ministries.org for more info about us!