Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jesus Loves You - Be Encouraged!

Psalm 42:11 (NIV) Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Is it possible at this time of the year where joy is sung about, expressed, dramatized, shared among family and friends that some may be downcast?  Yes, it is, perhaps even you.

Today I want to encourage you to look to the God that created everything you see.  How's your faith? Have you recognized God in the midst of your life? Even as troubles, sickness, bankruptcy, addictions, heartache, etc. are at times part of this life....I want you to look to the Author of Life. He's not an imaginary friend or he's not an excuse to go to church on Christmas Day. NO...he has loved & known you before you were even born. Perhaps you find that hard to believe...but that is what the Word of God tells us.  Don't rationalize it, excuse it, dismiss it, but press in and receive by faith what he is telling you. No one loves you like Jesus!  This little child, born in a manger, grew up, lived, and then died for you & for me...because he loves us! Receive his love.....keep your focus, your gaze upon the Creator.  He made you...knows you better than anyone else...knows you better than you know yourself.  Rest in his arms.....Let the joy that God gives well up in you……His  love, joy & peace….rest in him! Merry Christmas!

God bless you!~Liz


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