Faith

One would think that in the past 24 hours, every negative entity that lurks around in our universe wants to destroy every ounce of goodness I have left. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. If I allow it, it has the potential to discourage me from my walk with God and make me completely give up on my life altogether.

There are a few reasons why I won’t and can’t give up:

  1. Hannah
  2. Rj
  3. Christian
  4. Mark 9:23 says, “-anything is possible if a person believes.”
  5. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  6. Matthew 17:20 says “‘You don’t have enough faith,’ Jesus told them. ‘I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.'”

I am so tired of cowering in the corner, crying like an infant when bad things happen. It’s not how I was raised and I will not allow this to become a permanent part of me. If I want to survive, if I want to push past these mental and physical ailments that have presented themselves to me, I have to be brave – I have to stand tall against the enemy who is trying his best to kill me.

I will do as God instructed in Ephesians 6:13-18. I will put on every piece of Gods armor so I that I will be able to resist the enemy. He tells us to stand our ground, put on the belt of truth, the body armor of Gods righteousness, for shoes we put on the peace that comes from the Good News, hold up the shield of faith, put on the helmet of salvation, and take up the sword of the Spirit which is the world of God. 

If I allow the enemy to get to me, thoughts of suicide cloud my mind every minute of every day. I proclaim, right now, that he will no longer be allowed to enter my mind. He will no longer be allowed to control how I feel or what I do.

Today’s devotional stated:

Jesus promises that anyone who believes in who he is – anyone who entrusts himself to the person of Jesus – will never encounter an impossibility. -Jennifer Kennedy Dean

I trust that everything that has happened in the past 24 hours is apart of his plan. And if it’s not apart of his plan, I believe that he will deliver us from Satans grasp and bless us beyond our dreams. I also believe that he will not, nor ever, abandon us in our time of need.

That being said, I hope everyone had a wonderful day. And if you didn’t, then you always have tomorrow to start over. God bless each and every one of you. If you are going through a hard time, just remember, God will never abandon you. 

Faith does not grasp a doctrine, but a heart. The trust which Christ requires is the bond that unites souls with Him; and the very life of it is entire committal of myself to Him in all my relations and for all my needs, and absolute utter confidence in Him as all-sufficient for everything that I can require. -Alexander MacLaren

 

 

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. Praying for you in Jesus name

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  2. Ben Aqiba says:

    I like the most this definition of faith “Faith is when you believe in impossible and when you see invisible ” !

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  3. Roy says:

    you are the sun that shines on so many persons like me
    Dear Ashley…u truly are the one Sunshine
    So I have nominated for sunshine blogger award . Check my post for details…

    https://dfloatingthoughts.com/2018/02/28/suns/

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    1. Thank you so much Shoumodip ❤️❤️😂

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  4. Always remember, life is beautiful. xoxo

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    1. It is. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️

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  5. I totally get it, my friend, when everything seems to be a spiritual battle. My thing is put on Christian music or listen to my favorite Christian podcast. It helps me to stay out of head and be drawn closer to the Lord

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    1. I agree. I’ve been blaring Christian music to help focus my energy on him. What’s the name of your favorite Christian podcast?

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      1. I have a few, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, JOHN Piper, Crystal Evans Hurst and more 😂

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        1. I’ll start with those. Thank you for your kind words and suggestions. Love ya! ❤️❤️

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  6. When today’s post said that this post was dark, I had to check in on you. I’m sorry you had a hard time. But it looks to me like you have the right attitude to handle it. You are stronger than you know girl. 🙂 I know, for me, I have those days when everything I touch goes to hell. We all have those days Sweet Girl. Hang in there and know there are people that care and want to help you through your struggle. You are Not alone. Big hugs! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Awww thank you so much Penny!! ❤️❤️❤️ Yoir words mean more than you’ll ever know. Big hugs to you, too! 🤗🤗

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  7. Awhh! Prayers for a better day tomorrow love!
    P.S. I have a son named RJ too 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗 I’m sure your Rj is as awesome as mine 😉😂

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    1. Thank you! 💪🏽❤️

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  8. Yes, Ashley, do as Paul said: Put on the belt of truth. You were not created to cower and cry.

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    1. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you so much! ❤️❤️

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  9. I always run to God’s word for comfort and peace in my times of trials and constant battles the enemy is warring against my mind and faith these days! The battle is REAL trust me! But we can’t give up! We have to continue to hold on to God, his WORD and his promises in Jesus Mighty Name! God bless and strengthen you! You are in my prayers! Satan is defeated in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ our precious Lord and Savior! Amen! Xx

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    1. Yes! Thank you Jesus. Amen!

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  10. Hey there, LOVED the realness and honesty in your post. Would love to hear more of your story! My blog is designed as an encouragement to women, and if you want to share your story I’d love to feature you on it. If you’re interested, please email me at softcoverheart@gmail.com
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    1. Thank you! I would love to be featured. I will email you shortly. Thank you so much ❤️❤️

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      1. AWESOME! Thanks a bunch girl

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