How many of you hate emotions? Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad. They can change on a whim and often feel like a roller coaster. That is how this summer has felt so far.... I apologize that my post have been kinda far apart, but life has just seemed that way. First off this summer so far has been AMAZING! Like I've said previously I'm working with CEF and we teach kids about Jesus basically. Last week was the best everrrrrr.... I saw more kids come to Christ and had some of the best experiences with it! Some day when i have more time I will tell some of the stories! They are pretty stinkin awesome! :) God also provided almost all of my support in just miraculous ways- PRAISE THE LORD! I got a new car yesterday! Woo hoo! :) I needed another one bad..... long story, but very thankful to have a new (to me new) car! I've also had the chance to lead a teen girls Bible study in my home every Tuesday night and I LOVEEEEE it! I love those precious girls so much! We are going through the book Lies young Women Believe and the Truth that sets them free. Along with other amazing things God has just really worked this summer! At the same time though this has been a very tough summer. I'll spare you the details on the hard part, but like I have said over and over this summer..... When God works satan fights and it can become a pretty dirty battle!
Through all this though I've been thinking.... Do we let our emotions control us? If we are having a "good" day are we happy and on a "bad" day are we without hope depressed? I've never really been a depressed person... I'm not really sure I could be, I just do not have it in me although I can easily get stressed out or down. We all can! The thing is though God is the same through it all.... through the good and the bad. I'm not sure what is going on in your life right now, but I'm sure 99% of you have something not so pleasant going on. It's just life. Girls, God is the same God He was yesterday and He will be the same God tomorrow. I normally do not write much personal stuff on here or at least not sad stuff, but girls i wanted to be real with you all.... Life gets tough. We would be living in fairy tale world if it didn't, but we have a God who in the end is Lord over all and we can rest in that!
Here are some verses/quotes/sayings that I've been holding on to lately and i pray that you will also!
~You are my strength when I am weak... You are the treasure that I seek.... You are my all in all!!!
~Quit telling God how big your storm is and begin telling your storm how big your God is!
~Nehemiah 8:10b The joy of the Lord is your strength!
~ James 1:2-8 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
Praying for you girls!