Understand Now That It’s All Just Part of the Journey

Dear Brides, never be afraid should you be in a storm. He has a reason for it, and HE is with You always… should you need some direction when you are feeling lost reading Living the Abundant Life especially Chapter 7: Believing God for Great Things is an excellent source to show you what HE is doing in the midst of a storm…

“I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with Him in His house my whole life long. [Where] I’ll contemplate His beauty; I’ll study at His feet” (Psalm 27:4, MSG).

“There’s no one quite like you among the gods, O Lord, and nothing to compare with your works. All the nations You made are on their way, ready to give honor to You, O Lord, Ready to put Your beauty on display, parading Your greatness, and the great things You do—You’re the One, there’s no one but You!” (Psalm 86:8,
This is exactly how I feel about HIM “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19).

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27).

His loving reminder to me., it is exactly what I needed to hear today “For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You? —Psalm 71:19

“In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me” (Psalms 31:1).

“They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed” (Psalms 34:5).

“In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed” (Psalms 71:1).

“The sons of those who afflicted you will come bowing to you, and all those who despised you will bow themselves at the soles of your feet . . .” (Isaiah 60:14).

“Peter said, ‘Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You.’ And He said to them, ‘Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life’” (Luke 18:28 –30).

His promises to me, that I sorely needed today He has taught me to trust Him for great things. To stop worrying, if He can and will do for Michele, He will for me too. I have been struggling with worry about my finances, my sisters asking me about my plans, about work etc, and my body.

I understand now that it is all just part of the journey, and I am going to surrender it all to HIM because HE just told me that He will vindicate me, justify me and never allow me to be ashamed.I will continue to do as HE says, regardless of what others may say. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”—1 John 1:9

~ Sandra from Indonesia

Do you want to PRAISE Him for how He’s helped you understand something you were struggling with? Aren’t you thankful that Sandra took the time to share her PRAISE with you an Encouraging Woman?

Remember, Matthew 7:13-14 tells us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”

And Psalm 100:4 tells us HOW to Enter— “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”

Be sure to submit a Praise Report today and enter through that narrow gate few ever find!