Lord of My Laughter & King of My Sorrow

We must do nothing that would hinder God’s plan, but instead do everything to accomplish them! Even when our plans fail, we must trust that God has something even better for us! When God overcame the world, He deprived it of its power to harm us, so even when the world seems to be against us, we must never forget God is for us!

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)

If we stop working towards God’s best, we can become stagnant which can be very dangerous.

If we are in a season of blessing and don’t give God praise, we are headed for calamity and if we are in a season of despair and don’t look to God for strength, we are left with only hopelessness.

It’s not our strength versus the problems we face; it’s the omnipotent power of God which overcame the world that will make us victors in our circumstances.
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As for God, His way is perfect, His word is flawless and He is a shield for those who need refuge. Every challenge we walk through is another opportunity to trust and grow closer to Him. Because of this, we should consider it pure joy when we face trials since we can do everything through Him whom gives us strength.

As humans, we want to always know why something is, but our knowledge without love can lead to destructive pride! This is why becoming more Christ-like is so important because He is love! Everything we walk through should shape us into His image. None of us can take from God what He freely gives and while some of us feel closer to God during times of blessings, others feel closer to God in times where they must rely solely on Him.

In all times, the most important thing we must do is keep God close no matter what is going on. He must always be the Lord of your laughter and the King of your sorrows. He is Emmanuel, God with us and the closer we draw to Him, the closer He will draw to us, no matter what we are walking through!

Battling Forces

Having true peace and absolute faith means in the midst of a storm when the world and life are dragging you down beneath the water and you have to fight for every breath, you choose to fix your eyes on Jesus. underwater
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)2 Corinthians 4 vs_18

I have found the harder I try to have control over things in life, the less I am actually in control and the less peace I have.

Instead, the more I submit areas of my life to God and the more I look to Him for answers, the more peace I feel because I know He is in control.

The more we trust God and believe He has overcome the world, the easier it is to face problems that are sure to arise.heb 12_2

Peace and fear are constant battling forces because challenges and trials in our life have been allowed by God.
Hope is the Wild Ride Between Peace and Fear
As we walk through them, He becomes the perfector of our faith and how we walk through them will determine the outcome and how much glory and honor the Lord will receive. God uses everything we walk through to shape us into His image, so we must always be looking for areas God may be presenting as an opportunity to grow and be more like Him. Even in our brokenness, God may be accomplishing something beautiful in His eternal plan.

In the not so distant past, I walked through a season that was very humbling, but necessary. It was in this season that my compassion and love for others was birthed and as painful as it was, it was essential for me to fulfill my destiny.

If God leads us to something, He will equip us and lead us through it.keep-calm-and-fix-your-eyes-on-jesus

It’s only when we allow our problems to overshadow God’s omnipotent power that we are deceiving ourselves because nothing is too difficult for God. Instead, we should allow His almighty presence to cover us in everything we do and be with us everywhere we go.take_heart

We should praise Him in the good times and trust Him in the bad. Trusting and believing in God’s plan is easy when things are going great and we should be praising Him in these times, but I challenge you in the times when you can’t understand why things are happening, you begin to look for ways to grow and be shaped into His image.Faith is the Key

Our eyes should stay fixed on Him, our hope should always come from Him, and our faith must always be in His plan!