Capturing My Thoughts

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Minds can run wild sometimes, and mine tends to run towards anxiety, things I can’t control, what ifs, discontentedness.  Something that has really helped me lately with this is focusing on this verse:

“….bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”   ~2Corinthians 10:5b

and this one:

“….let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”  ~Hebrews 12:1b-2a

Try this the next time you are anxious:

~Breath deeply for a minute or more.

~Focus on Jesus, picture Him walking towards you on top of the stormy seas with no difficulty

~Thank Him, ask Him to help you calm the seas.  Remember He said, “Be still!” to the waves and wind, and they were.

~Breathe, pray, relax, thank Him, remain focused on Him.

This helps me very much, and I hope that it may help you as well.  Love and hugs, Lisa

 

Plans and Hopes

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Planning to do this or that; a list of things to come

Thinking of what could maybe be, or maybe not be

But fixing my eyes firmly on You, my maybes fade away

Into the surety of what is, what will be, what will always be

Love, hope, forgiveness, mercy, healing

My mind quiets and settles at Your feet and in Your care.

 

c2017 Lisa Lyons

With One Word

 

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Storms of chaos, fears, disability, anger, helplessness

Waves larger and larger till you feel that you will drown

But there is One who can walk right over those huge waves

With one Word, “Peace,” they are gone

Calmness and peace and stillness and smooth water

All around

 

Cling on to that promise.  Slainte,  Lisa

c2016 Lisa Lyons

Strength

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“I’m not strong enough.”

“I can’t do this.”

“I can’t see how this is going to work out.”

Are we strong enough?  No.  But God is.  Always.

We don’t see the strength beforehand…it comes as we need it, step by step.

And that’s where I rest, in Jesus’ hands, where there is rest and peace and protection.

So many people I know are going through some very difficult times.  I find myself praying more and more.  I have to have another surgery on my ankle in October.  More inactivity, more propping the foot up for hours on end.  But also, more time to spend with the One who has all the strength and hope and answers and power.  Jesus.  Thank God for that.

“God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”  ~Isaiah 40:29

Whatever you’re facing, Jesus is your strength.  Slainte, Lisa