Once we've surrendered our lives to Christ, He is Lord, He is the King of our hearts and we must trust Him with whatever circumstances. We have entered the brave new world, the world of trusting in Christ, the world of hardships, struggles and sacrifice. I know, I have felt this many times. Sometimes, it's painful to be brave, to look at fear in the face and say, God, take me beyond the waves. He will never leave you, nor forsake you.
The other day, my uncle put some money in the bank and then paid his electric bill, after that, he went back and tried to pay another bill but the bank said he had no money. How could that be? He had just put some a few minuets before! As is turns out, someone had stolen his money. He was so depressed and he thought God had abandoned him. When you feel like this, and I know there is a time in everyone's life that they feel God has abandoned them and they are at their end, where God begins. He will turn the bitter into sweet, and the winter into spring - a new day for everyone. Though sorrow may last for the night, His joy comes in the morning
When you wake up in the morning, there is always a new facet to discover, another side of the prism. His love is new every morning.
I like singing. I like dancing. I also like to read books. I am musically inclined, I play piano and cello. I have a dog, who is my baby and my family owns chickens and goats.
My name is Lizbeth, and I'm a teenager. But the most important thing about me is what I am called to be. I am called to be Jesus, the King of kings and the Lord of lord's bride - Yes, I did say bride. Spotless and white. Free from all her guilt, and rid of all her shame, and known by her true name. As Jesus's bride, I must follow His lead, wherever that is. It may be scary, it may be crazy, it may be wild, but Jesus will make me brave. He will call me out beyond the shore to the waves.
I like to think life is like the ocean. Sometimes scary, sometimes crazy, sometimes wild, but other times smooth and mellow, the most beautiful place of peace and tranquility. I'm sure most of you have had times like this, wild and uncontrolled or peaceful and happy. Many times we set out on life with no guide, no one to tell us where to go. Many of us think we know what we are going to do with our life, become an actor, photographer, singer, lawyer, there are so many occupations we can try to claim. We can say "I'm going to be a singer when I grow up," but how do we know what we will do? We don't have our story written down in the palm of our hand; But
know who does, King Jesus. He holds our hearts, He knows us better than we know ourselves. He has a plan for you that can not be done without Him.
From my own experience, when I say "I want to be..." and I start trying to pursue that, the door for that is always shut and my heart is crushed and God has to come and undo me, and redo me again. This is life, life is about the undoing of our spirits and the molding and refining of our souls. Yes, it hurts, but Jesus is our maker, we must surrender to Him, He is the King of our hearts. Our future is like a gem, a gem that we try to take control of but we end up breaking it or loosing it. Surrender your future to God, He is the author of your life. He knows what you don't. God won't loose your gem, it's not going to be like God is brushing His teeth and looking at your gem and accidentally drops it down the drain and says "Oops, sorry, I lost that one." No! When you allow God to come into your life and take this area and all areas of your life in His loving hands your life will find the rhythm of your heart.
He is your refuge and strength, your ever-present help in time of trouble. He is the wind in our sails, those who trust in the Lord with their future will never be put to shame.
What if the path God leads you on becomes a road? What if the grounds God gives you becomes your home? God has given you a path, it may not be easy, it may not be romantic, but will you take it? You are afraid, but you can hear adventure calling. There's a rush of adrenaline to your bones. What you make of this moment changes everything.
Jesus is the wind in your sails, He will lead you to the rhythm of your heart, if you will let Him.
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