Remember

Whatever it is you are grieving today –

Remember

We have a Savior who knows our sorrows.

A God who hears our cries.

A promise that one day all tears will be wiped away.

These reasons lead us to hope even as we grieve.

~ XXOO Michelle Bollom

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Adjust Your Focus

Are you focusing on the diagnosis more than His Promise Of deliverance?

The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles. ~ Psalm 34:17

He renews our hopes and heals our bodies. ~ Psalm 147:3

Are you focusing on the aches and pains instead of His promise of being the strength we need in our weakness?

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9

Are you focusing on how far you have to go to turn some things around or His promises about not worrying about tomorrow or making all things new?

Don’t worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. ~ Matthew 6:34

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. ~ Isaiah 43:19

And He who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.~ Revelations 21:5

Are you focusing on how you will ever get from simply A to B not ever believing you will ever make it from A to Z or His Promise that He is the Alpha & Omega – The Beginning and the End – the Every place in-between because He promises to never leave you or forsake you?

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. ~ Revelations 22:13

Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or terrified, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will never leave you or forsake you.~ Deuteronomy 31:6

We tend to fixate on our problems instead of focusing on God and His promises.

We will also gravitate to where our focus is.

We must adjust our focus!

There is a Promise for every problem you face.

We must believe that Every Promise In The Book (Bible) is ours. It’s time to put your name on it!

~ XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom

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Emerge

The darkness and wrestling

of your cocoon stage is almost over

and you will be emerging soon.

At first your wings will be wet and bloody

from all the struggles and shaking.

The winds of change; God’s mighty Spirit,

will blow and dry and strengthen you

with each flap of your wings.

Preparing you to emerge

from that dark season of your cocoon;

Fully transformed

with an unstoppable ability to soar

above all that has tried to keep you silent

and suffering for far too long, My Dear!

~ XXOO Michelle Bollom

Emerge

e·merge

əˈmərj/

verb:

move out of or away from something and come into view.

synonyms: come out, appear, come into view, become visible, surface, materialize, manifest oneself, issue, come forth,become apparent, important, or prominent; become known, become apparent, be revealed, come to light, come out, turn up, transpire, unfold

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My Reflection

I want to be strong,

To pull myself up

From depth that has me chained

To fear,

Shame,

And a past I can’t seem to forget;

In fear of what others might think,

I display a picture of strength,

Fearlessness,

And faith,

And yet I am so far away from it all,

Or at least that’s what my mind keeps

telling me;

I see myself fading,

Submerging deeper and deeper

Into the ocean where I am lost

Yet forever found by my Savior;

If only I would receive that

And accept His truth,

I would be better off

Than where fear has left me-

Paralyzed and feeling lost,

Not able to move forward

Out of fear of failure;

I want to be on the surface

Waiting for His love to find me

Instead of rejecting it

Cause thoughts keep telling me

That I’m worthless and a mistake,

But I want to truly believe the opposite,

And I’m really the only one

Stopping myself from receiving it;

Fear can be my answer for everything,

But it doesn’t have to be

Cause we are brave enough,

Strong enough to pull ourselves up,

And in time, be free…

You just have to want it hard enough…

I know I do;

I will take a leap of faith,

I will be brave

No matter what comes my way,

I believe I’m here for a purpose,

And I want to know what He has for me,

So I will go from depth to surface

And walk on the water with Jesus;

I will keep my eyes focused on Him

And learn to trust God

Cause I know with Him,

I can’t be weak…

I will go from fear to faith.

~ Bethany Anne

Think – Stand – Fight

We can’t win our battles when we’re our own worst enemy.

We’ll never stand in victory if our thoughts constantly condemn us.

We were made for more.

Our confidence comes from Christ.

He’s alive within us!

His power surges through our veins.

His heart beats in our chest.

His Word opens doors, parts the waters, and heals the broken.

Your life is hidden in Christ.

He already won the victory.

Refuse thoughts that weaken you.

Think, stand, and fight like the heir you are!

~ Fenich Jerry

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It Won’t Last Forever

Maybe when we get knocked down

we’re supposed to stay there awhile-

absorb every pain,

every feeling,

so that when we feel better

and are in a sound mind,

we can help another soul

go from darkness to light

and not just say we understand,

but know what it’s like

cause we didn’t just experience it,

we learned all we could

from the darkness we walked through;

i know that the moment feels like it lasts forever

cause it never seems to get better,

only worse;

i know the feeling of intense fear,

shame,

sadness curling up inside

and it sucks;

people try to reach out and help,

but you feel lost

and no matter what you do,

you seem to distance yourself

further and further away from the shore;

you are fighting for your life

although you’re tired,

you are strong even though you feel weak,

you are beautiful

even though you think all that’s left of you are ashes,

even when it feels like you won’t survive

you will cause you know you aren’t a quitter,

and you know this even though your mind

tries to tell you that you are;

i feel stuck,

like i can’t move

and maybe i’m not suppose to;

i keep hoping to be free one day,

but maybe for now

i’m to be here,

and truly absorb everything

so i can be free one day

and be able and let it all go,

cause i know one day

my time will come,

and i will be free from it all,

all that’s enslaving me;

i won’t give up,

but i will fight

and be content in this storm

cause i have to believe

it won’t last forever.

~ Bethany Anne

http://www.restoredministries.org

Launch Forth

What’s on the other side of the storm?

What’s on the other side of the wilderness?

What’s on the other side of the valley of the shadow of death?

Victory is on the other side.

Calm waters are on the other side.

Fulfillment of purpose is on the other side.

The will of God, people being saved, healed and helped are all on the other side.

If Jesus said, ‘Let us go to the other side, that’s where you want to be headed.’

~ Emery Horvath

Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. ~ Luke 8:22 KJV

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