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...

Encouragement / 23.02.2017

Isaiah 49:10 – 11 “They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water. I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up.” Last week in Uniquely You I wrote: I might get really excited to study something, volunteering opportunities have the possibility to increase or I may gain some work – who knows but God. He knows the next step in...

Encouragement / 11.01.2017

Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” This week I read a book called When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steven Estes it explores suffering and where God fits into the picture. This book shook me to the core and broke my heart. Suffering and healing for me are sensitive because of the very personal implications in my own life and of those around me. Please note that if you are going to read this book I...

Encouragement / 05.01.2017

2 Chronicles 15:7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” New Year’s Eve was not how I planned. I wanted to celebrate. I had organised to catch up with friends but that didn’t work out so I thought I would go join in local festivities. What I wasn’t counting on was being overwhelmingly exhausted. Chronic Fatigue is ever present, it has been A Mountainous Journey. Sometimes I have a good day of energy (or few) where I feel full...