Word 4U Today




“…He rewards those who earnestly seek Him”  Hebrews 11:6 NIV


Feeling ‘stuck’ in life is one of those things that can weigh us right down, and leave us feeling powerless.  Yet, there’s always a way through.

How? (Even if your situation feels beyond help, stick with us.)

Two ways:  forgiveness and faith.

Guilt that follows failure can paralyze you, but forgiveness sets you free. Your energy and creativity will return.

There are two-dimensions to forgiveness:

Firstly, receive God’s forgiveness for your failures. He chooses to forget them (Isaiah 43:25), so why hold on? Whether it’s things you’ve done, or things you haven’t done, God wants you to give that guilt to Him.

Second, you must forgive anyone who failed you—as hard as that may be, and however long that may take; you are severing the chains of your past by putting forgiveness into action.

Faith. How can faith get us out of that stuck place?

Well, acting in spite of your feelings is a very rewarding thing to do. God promises new life (2 Cor. 5:17), so when your past wreaks havoc on your mind, stop, and think: Does this match up to what God wants for me? Act like you believe, even if you don’t feel up to it, and God will reward your faith. ‘He rewards those who earnestly seek him.’ (Hebrews 11:6).


What now?

If you find yourself replaying the past in your head over and over, give it to God. Chances are, He wants to set you straight with a new perspective.


Joy Ferdiz

October 15th, 2013

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