Archive | April 2012

When Your Heart is Heavy

Feeling sad? Gloomy? Down in the dumps? If it makes you feel better, everyone does from time to time, so welcome to the human race! Maybe your dog just died, or your best friend is moving away, or your parents are getting a divorce. Whatever it is, feeling down is definitely not fun.shutterstock_19238281

Did you know that God created emotions? And that even Jesus wept? God knows everything that happens to you . . . He knows every detail. He knows what you’re going through when life is rough.

Psalm 147:3 says, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” That’s the good news . . . that He’ll heal your broken heart and make things right, no matter what you’re going through. He will comfort you and strengthen you when times are tough, and He will lift you up.

So when your heart is heavy, look to Him and trust Him. He will heal your broken heart!

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Jealous? Envious? Not!

Ever want something your best friend has? Or totally NOT your best friend? Or someone just passing by? Is it her cool hair? Fun clothes? Popularity? Or smarts?

Or maybe you dreamed of winning that contest, when someone else did . . .shutterstock_46888414

If that’s ever happened, it’s TOTALLY not fun. It’s being in that awful place called jealousy . . . envy . . . dying to have what someone else has.

But you know what? You don’t have to be there. Really. And God doesn’t want you to. In fact, He has a perfect plan that fits exactly who you are . . . your strengths, personality, talents, and desires . . . and you don’t have to compare or compete with anyone, because His plan is designed just for you.

And how do we know that? Take a look at Psalm 37:4. “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Now how awesome is that? That when you think about Him, how amazing He is, He will truly give you what’s deep in your heart. So listen to your heart and discover what’s there. Do you love to draw? Bake yummy stuff? Ride horses? Help others? Remember that it’s God who’s put those desires there, and He’s the one who will bring them about. Now isn’t that just the best news yet? Is there anything better than being totally who you are?

So whenever feelings of jealousy or envy try to creep in, just remember God’s truth, and hug a friend instead!

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