Encouragement / 20.07.2017

Sometimes life really hurts. In moments like these it reopens wounds that had started to heal. Emotions are on edge as anger and sadness take turns in being the most dominant emotion. Once hopeful and optimistic to losing hope fast and feeling trapped. Knowing deep down that I am lovable but wondering how that can be. When my belief and trust in Jesus is down to all but a flickering flame that I consider walking away from my source of peace, hope and joy. Darker still, wondering for...

Encouragement / 08.06.2017

Psalm 18:16 – 17 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.” I am in a darkened room like an old warehouse with only a few overhead lights. The rest of the room is in darkness. I stand under one of the lights. A small dragon like creature is in front of me with spikes all over its body, its claws long and...

Encouragement / 25.05.2017

Isaiah 45:9 – 10 “Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘He has no hands?’ Woe to him who says to his father, ‘What have you begotten?’ or to his mother ‘What have you brought to birth?’ This week I just feel exhausted. The kind of exhaustion that makes me want to stay in bed but knowing if I do...

Encouragement / 11.05.2017

Isaiah 41: 11 – 14 “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will...

Encouragement / 27.04.2017

Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” I have been a university student for seven weeks now, and it’s hard work. Surprised? I sure am. Somehow I thought studying for the second time would be easier. Not a chance! I have submitted two assignments so far, both were late by a few days. In hindsight there are three things I didn’t factor in which probably contributed to the lateness. I underestimate how long it is going to take. I find studying tiring: you can...

Encouragement / 20.04.2017

John 3:16 -17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter. Two words that echoed in my thoughts during the Easter period was worth it. That Jesus thought I was worth it. That you were indeed worth it. Despite being flawed...

Encouragement / 06.04.2017

Song of Songs 2:6 “His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.” To be honest I wasn’t going to write this week but I like talking to all of you each week. I have an assignment due 5pm tomorrow that I haven’t finished yet. Part of me is like I have plenty of time she’ll be right the other part is must not panic… I am panicking! It is exhausting with the constant swing of emotions. Before you relabel this blog post as ‘procrastination...

Encouragement / 23.03.2017

John 10:14 -16 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” This week my pastor shared from John 10:1-21 about The Shepherd and His Flock. Jesus used this to...

Encouragement / 16.03.2017

Psalm 91:4 “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Life can just be plain hectic sometimes. You write to do lists but there always seems to be more to do. These past few weeks have been one of those times. Trying to juggle all of my commitments and not really succeeding. I recently enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce part – time (two subjects) completing it online. I forgot how time – consuming studying...

Encouragement / 09.03.2017

Job 42:2 “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.” “You trust Him for two seconds then you are back to being anxious, I am so angry with you! Have you not learnt anything?” This was the vein of my thoughts Sunday night. For weeks, ok, honestly, years I have struggled to trust Jesus in His plans for me and their perfect timing. This is despite Jesus continually reassuring me as He whispers into my heart “trust me…trust me…trust me…” I got...