A Simple Truth Can Change You

A Simple Truth Can Change You

"Live simply so that others may simply live."

A simple truth can change one's whole life. A simple word can change one's life. A simple thought can change everything. "Live simply so that others may simply live." Usually, the things I think about are never simple. When I think about one thing, it leads to a million other thoughts. And, because of that, I often lie awake late at night just thinking-- sometimes about the most random things.

However, one simple truth that I have learned is that I'm better than my mistakes. But alone, I'm not. Only with God am I better than my mistakes. Because of Him, I can rest in forgiveness, and one day I won't have to live worrying if I have made a mistake.

Every day is a constant struggle to be the perfect person; but, thankfully, God doesn't call us to be that. God sent His only Son so that we would have salvation, so that we would be free. Being free doesn't mean we can do what we want. We still have to abide by God and follow Him; but, through grace and love, he allows us forgiveness.

My loving Savior teaches me every day what it means to be loved and how to love. Sometimes, I catch myself with an attitude that shocks me. What I mean when I say it shocks me is that I don't know why I act so terribly. Then I remember, I am only human. I mess up-- all of the time. I let the devil get his grip on me, and I fall into temptation.

I'm blessed to say that I have a God who is willing to pull me out of my sin and temptation no matter how many times I fall. I fall, and He lifts me up. I don't deserve anything He gives me-- not the love, not the forgiveness, not the comfort. I deserve much less. But, He loves me anyways. He forgives me anyways. He provides me comfort anyways. And for that, I can't be thankful enough.

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul." -Psalms 143:8
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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.

Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Poetry On Odyssey: Everything Good

It will all come to past!

You prayed and prayed, nothing today.

You cried and cried, still you must say goodbye.

You waited and waited,

in preparation you anticipated.

Finally an answer but it was no.

Hurt, you struggle to let go.

Years pass with the answer delayed.

Holding onto sanity,

you try not to dwell on the “Not Today.

Suddenly, your vision is refocused on Jesus.

And in your heart, you know all is well.

You will prevail!

"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless." — Psalms 84:11 NIV

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