The One Thing We Need…

This is gonna be a short and simple post and I’m not sure I’ll post again for a while.

I think so much has become overcomplicated and overwhelming lately in America and all over that I honestly just desire some basic, surefooted instructions…anyone else?

As I sat down this morning to do my Bible study I thought about how I had a choice to make. I could choose to whine around for the umpteenth day in a row and be irritated with the circumstances of our world given the mess of the Coronavirus or I could focus on God’s faithfulness and change my perspective to a positive one. In that moment the words ‘He will renew your strength’ came to mind…I flipped my Bible open to Isaiah 40:31 which says, ‘but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’

The basic and direct instruction in that verse tells us to hope. When any kind of trouble, irritation, or unsureness comes we can simply make the choice to hope in the Lord. It doesn’t mean we’ll see the circumstances change, but suddenly our perspective shifts to one of peace…and hope, capable of renewing our strength.

I’m not sure the purpose of this ordeal, which has quite literally impacted our entire nation and caused me to be selfishly annoyed with the changes—but I do believe everything truly happens for a reason.

It saddens me for those across our world who have become ill and those who’ve lost family or friends. What gets to me even more though is that many people are dealing with this without any hope at all. They’re living through this thing with fear as their subconscious motivation, no faith in God, and therefore zero hope.

I’ve had group text-messages with friends sending me memes over the past week—some of which are hilarious and may or may not be blog appropriate…but the one I received yesterday is the one that continues to reel through my thoughts:

I read those words and can’t help but think how true and accurate they surely must be…

May we as Christians join together in spirit, heart, and like-mindedness to pray for our country—praying globally as well…that hope might be sought through Him above…Amen.

Author: alimw2013

About For His Purpose~ My name is Alicia and I'm a thirty-something year old who loves Jesus. Only through God’s amazing grace and mercy I have been redeemed from past regret and shame. Reading His word has allowed me to look past Satan’s forceful lies, to see myself for who Christ says I am in Him. Through writing I have learned why I made the choices I made in my younger years and I now have a better understanding of why I desire to love God like crazy these days. Despite my daily failures, God remains faithful always. I am reassured of His unconditional love for me by every ink-drop spilled out on paper, each committed prayer as I cry out to Him, and deep understanding reflected through reading His word as truth. Yes keeping a blog will make me vulnerable to others’ opinions- there will be some who don’t understand, some who may criticize or judge, but on the other hand if just one piece expressed through my writing grabs someone’s attention and directs them to God, then pouring out my heart in a blog for the world to read is worth it. I choose to glorify Him alone through words streaming across a glowing screen. And it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reveal the fact that I’m incredibly quirky; I’m my loving husband’s best friend, my vivacious kids’ craziest cheerleader and spiritual trainer (3 John 1:4). I love anything farmhouse and rustic style. I think cupping a warm coffee mug in the palm of my hands is more satisfying than the contents within. I share a common obsession with my husband for the mountains, but I would (without a doubt) settle for waves crashing against my legs at the Atlantic Ocean just as well, and I almost always have a Yorkie curled up on my lap while writing. *All photos are photographed by forhispurpose.blog and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

21 thoughts on “The One Thing We Need…”

  1. Yes…th world is in panic mode because they have no idea abt hope…but we are in Christ n rest in security n peace in Him…whether we go out or stay in…theres only one hope and that is Christ Jesus…

    Enjoy ur time away frm distractions…I am doing th same…

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  2. Alicia, I’ve also been selfishly annoyed, but my heart changes after I sit down, have a long, honest prayer, and read some scripture. Idk how people get through times like these without the peace of God and the hope of Jesus.

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    1. Amen! You are right! I don’t get it either…I’ve had to make a serious conscious effort to focus on the positive through Him! …Without Him there’d be no peace.

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    1. Thank you so much, I sometimes cringe at the thought of being so transparent but I believe that’s what I’m called to do. Thanks so much for reading and for your support! Praise to Him!!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this. So very true. Each time I feel the fear I have to put on a worship song or hold on to God’s promises. What do people do when they have no hope of a future beyond this world? I think we can clearly see now what they do.

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    1. I’m pretty broken hearted right now for that very reason. My grandma was admitted to the nursing home yesterday after spending the past week in the hospital, she fell and broke her hip last week. We can’t visit her right now and it’s super hard to even be able to talk to her on the phone because some of the nurses aren’t on the same page, I’m in the midst of getting her landline from her house switched to the nursing home so if you could throw up a little prayer for that to happen smoothly!!!❤️🙏🙏🙏

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