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21 Quotes You Need To Read When You Feel That All Hope Is Lost

I refuse to imagine a tomorrow without you in it.

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21 Quotes You Need To Read When You Feel That All Hope Is Lost
Lauren Schugg

This world has so many amazing people, and you are one of them. Everyone has their struggles, some more than others, but you are strong enough to overcome them. You don't have to fight your battles alone. I refuse to imagine a tomorrow without you in it—betters days are ahead.

Here are 21 not-so-common quotes about choosing life that will hopefully encourage you to see another day:

1. "You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living, breathing, screaming invitation to believe better things."

2. "You've gotten through every bad day you didn't think you could get through."

3. "Your way out of the dark will light the way for others."

4. "The truth is: the space you occupy on this planet is space well-deserved."

5. "There are some days where life is just about putting one foot in front of the other. And that's okay."

6. "We are all in this together, shouting back at the darkness, a little louder each day."

7. "It's okay to be honest and it's okay to ask for help. It's simply part of being human." 

8. "There will certainly be days worse than these. But a beautiful truth remains-- there will be better days, too."

9. "It's possible to live with scars, to feel the same pain you feel right now and to not hurt yourself because of it."

10. "If you're feeling alone, know that the world can be a lonely place. But it would be lonlier without you in it."

11. "Give yourself the opportunity of seeing what a year from now holds.Take a chance on yourself and choose to stay."

12. "I promise you, those thoughts of people not loving you or wanting you be with you are a lie."

13. "Please stay alive. For every future joy. For the next album you're going to love. For the best concert you haven't been to yet. For your wedding or your husband or your wife. For the kids you have or dream of having. Please stay alive to be surprised, by love and hope and help."

14. "You are not the heaviness sitting inside of you. You are not the battlefield where the bodies fall, and you are not the sound of cannons breaking the sky open. You are what happens after the war. The surviving. The healing. The recovering." 

15. "Free yourself from the idea that you aren't worthy of other people's time."

16. "On the days when life pushes me around, I will dig my heels in, reach for my strength, and choose to fight back."

17. "You belong in the light, and you can get there again. Don't believe anyone who tells you differently."

18. "You will shake in your skin. You will be more terrified than you have ever been. But you will be brave, and you will be okay."

19. "But while your heart has been broken and scarred, it is still beating."

20. "So what's next? You heal, you grow, and you help others."

21. "The most important part in recovery is taking the power back and allowing yourself to believe you deserve to win."


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Is God Reckless?

Exploring the controversy behind the popular worship song "Reckless Love"

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Is God Reckless?


First things first I do not agree with people getting so caught up in the specific theology of a song that they forget who they are singing the song to. I normally don't pay attention to negative things that people say about worship music, but the things that people were saying caught my attention. For example, that the song was not biblical and should not be sung in churches. Worship was created to glorify God, and not to argue over what kind of theology the artist used to write the song. I was not made aware of the controversy surrounding the popular song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury until about a week ago, but now that I am aware this is what I have concluded.The controversy surrounding the song is how the term reckless is used to describe God's love. This is the statement that Cory Asbury released after many people questioned his theology regarding his lyrics. I think that by trying to clarify what the song was saying he added to the confusion behind the controversy.This is what he had to say,
"Many have asked me for clarity on the phrase, "reckless love". Many have wondered why I'd use a "negative" word to describe God. I've taken some time to write out my thoughts here. I hope it brings answers to your questions. But more than that, I hope it brings you into an encounter with the wildness of His love.When I use the phrase, "the reckless love of God", I'm not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so. What I mean is this: He is utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regards to His own safety, comfort, and well-being. His love isn't crafty or slick. It's not cunning or shrewd. In fact, all things considered, it's quite childlike, and might I even suggest, sometimes downright ridiculous. His love bankrupted heaven for you. His love doesn't consider Himself first. His love isn't selfish or self-serving. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself out there. He simply gives Himself away on the off-chance that one of us might look back at Him and offer ourselves in return.His love leaves the ninety-nine to find the one every time."
Some people are arguing that song is biblical because it makes reference to the scripture from Matthew 28:12-14 and Luke 15. Both of these scriptures talk about the parable of the lost sheep and the shepherd. The shepherd symbolizes God and the lost sheep are people that do not have a relationship with God. On the other hand some people are arguing that using the term reckless, referring to God's character is heretical and not biblical. I found two articles that discuss the controversy about the song.The first article is called, "Reckless Love" By Cory Asbury - "Song Meaning, Review, and Worship Leading Tips." The writer of the article, Jake Gosselin argues that people are "Making a mountain out of a molehill" and that the argument is foolish. The second article, "God's Love is not Reckless, Contrary to What You Might Sing" by author Andrew Gabriel argues that using the term reckless is irresponsible and that you cannot separate Gods character traits from God himself. For example, saying that God's love is reckless could also be argued that God himself is reckless. Reckless is typically not a word that someone would use to describe God and his love for us. The term reckless is defined as (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. However, Cory Asbury is not talking about a person, he is talking about God's passionate and relentless pursuit of the lost. While I would not have chosen the word reckless, I understand what he was trying to communicate through the song. Down below I have linked two articles that might be helpful if you are interested in reading more about the controversy.


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