Emotions are part of who we are.
But they aren’t the whole story.
How we feel doesn’t necessarily line up with what is true.
You may feel really blue about something. It seems as though it won’t get better.
I can tell you that it will. God does not allow pain without relief – without hope.
Whenever you are blue, remember cloudy days aren’t cloudy forever. Behind those clouds the sun is shining.
It will shine on you again – no matter what you are going through.
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A four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman had recently lost his wife.
Upon seeing the man cry , the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard , climbed onto his lap , and just sat there.
When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor , the little boy said ,
‘Nothing , I just helped him cry’
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If you don’t look up, you will miss the gift God had for you today.
As the Scripture says, anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.
Shame comes from guilt.
It is a feeling of embarrassment after doing something foolish or wrong.
You want to rewind the tape.
But there is no rewinding.
But there is a way to rescue one who feels shame.
It’s called redemption.
God has a way to to fix a fault or a mistake.
He takes away the shame.
And makes us smile again!
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It might have been your fault and you feel guilty.
Or it might not have been and someone makes you feel guilty.
Don’t you know a benevolent God exists – who takes every detail upon himself?
He opens up his hands and takes guilt away. Because he is so much greater he is able to do this. Because he loves he is able to do this.
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