Monday, August 29, 2016

peace

hey y'all!

i have a story to tell today.

so about six months ago, i was struggling with something and i read a verse in the bible, philippians 4:7, "and the peace of god that transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in christ jesus."  that day, i prayed and basically just gave god that verse.  i read it and prayed that god would use it.  i prayed and said that i didn't know what god was speaking to me through the verse, but i knew he would use it.

i began to see philippains 4:7 everywhere!  it was in my devotionals, on social media, and so much more.  i knew that god had given me this verse, but i didn't know how and i didn't know why.

two weeks ago and part of last week i was battling with this same situation, the one i spoke about above.  it had been six months and i felt like god was telling me to let go.  on the other hand, i felt he was telling me to keep moving and to hold on.  i prayed and finally came up with the answer, to let go.  so last week i let go of all of this, with much prayer.  i can not explain to you how i felt after i let go of all of this baggage that i had been holding on to for 6 months.  there was a peace in my heart, that i cannot explain.  it was amazing, and that's how i knew that i had made the right decision.

this morning i was doing my devotions, you know, regular day, and i came across a verse that i was familiar with, philippians 4:7.  i immediately saw the word peace and remembered reading this verse 6 months ago.  and 6 months ago today i come across with the exact verse and realize what god was working through me all along.  it's amazing to see what god does behind the scenes.  low and behold, a week after i had let go of all of this, and i was having doubting thoughts about it, god never gave up on me. yesterday and when i woke up, i had conflicting thoughts but god didn't remain silent in my life, god acted on my part because i trusted in him and i believed that he has my life planned and he uses everything for my good.

there are no such things as coincidences god is always working on our part, in us, through little things.  he will always look out for us.  he will never leave or forsake us.  he will never forget us.

if you're going through something in your life, and you feel like god has forgotten you, and he doesn't hear your prayers, i am here to tell you today that he is always with you.  he is here, can you feel him?  you have to believe and trust that he is always working in you.  and you will find that peace, that transcends all understanding.  that peace is why i'm here today.

if you're going through something, i'm here for you.  just shoot me an email or comment below.  i'd love to pray for you.

we gotta stick together, guys!

"i have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. in this world you may have trouble.  but take heart! i have overcome the world!"
john 16:33

"cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
1 peter 5:7

"resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. and the god of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."
1 peter 5:9-10

" now may the lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. the lord be with all of you."
2 thessalonians 3:16

"you will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you."
isaiah 26:3

sincerely,
allie d.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

dialogue #1

"but everyone knows who they are."
"not everyone does, but step one to finding who you are is finding who you're living for."
"but i don't know what i'm living for. what if you're utterly confused?"
"you have to trust."
"no one has ever trusted me. how do i learn to trust?"
"you find the trust that you've wanted in your life, and you trust."
"but i'm afraid. what if i mess up. what if..."
"there are no what ifs in trust. step two is being open to change. change is a form of trust."
"change? up, down, across, and sideways?"
"yes, but in a dark world, there will be a fight and that's where the trust comes in."
"so life is a big war and we're trying to defeat the enemy?"
"yes, the enemy is the devil. and his plots and schemes will never end. you have to stay strong and resist temptations."
"but how do i resist?"
"you have to trust and pray that what your trust is upon will save you from the plots and schemes and temptations."
"so that's how it all connects. so life is a big puzzle. and each piece is a step."
"yes, and you'll learn along the way."

sincerely,
allie d.