Hold My Heart

At different points in my life I find myself connecting with different music, I am sure you know the feeling and have experienced it for yourself.

This song came on my shuffled music this morning.

I know God brought it to my ears as it totally sums up what I have been thinking….

The best news of all? God is close and He does hear us! He has a plan for us, He has never left us…no matter how small you may feel, God is there.

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Forgiveness

One of the hardest things you will ever have to do in your entire life is exercise forgiveness towards someone…yet it can also be one of the most important things you can ever do.

I will be honest, sometimes it is very difficult to say those three words: I forgive you. There have been people in my life who I may not want to forgive, for one reason or another. These are people who have hurt me physically or emotionally, have broken my heart or my body, have changed me in ways I could not have previously imagined…

To these people, I feel called to extend forgiveness. As the songs say, this is very difficult and you often feel like the one loosing when you offer someone forgiveness. However, as the physical and emotional wounds heal, I know that the healing will only be complete once I extend true forgiveness.

I have personal stories of forgiveness, and may share them here at some time. But for now, I encourage you to seek out one of two type of people…first, the people that have wronged you, tell them you forgive them…second, the people you have wronged or hurt in some way-ask them for their forgiveness.

Father- grant me the grace to show these people the forgiveness they deserve. You have forgiven me of all my sins and wrong doings, who am I not to extend this to those who have wronged me? Help too, these people…allow them to learn from their mistakes and work in them to help them be who you want them to be.

I know it will not be easy, but I will do my best to live the words of Matthew 6:14-15For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. And Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

You Are More

There is so much more to you than the mistakes you’ve made or the things you’ve done wrong. We have all messed up and it is easy to beat ourselves up over our past misdoings, but we are all so much more than that! Like the song says, “it’s not about what you’ve done but what has been done for you..it’s not about where you’ve been, it’s about where your brokeness leads you to.” Through Christ each of us has been completely and utterly remade. I urge you, hit play below and listen to the song…it is speaking about you and to you….you are more.