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God is so amazing...
I can't even begin to express how beautiful He is. How amazing He is... just how AWESOME He is!
I can't contain it, and I can't describe it, but its beautiful.
But sometimes its really hard to keep up.. I want to just fall over and forget about everything sometimes, and its easy to do, but that's where faith comes in.
When things are the worst, when it seems like the pain or sorrow or suffering will never end, that's when its important to have faith. So easily we can just walk away from our problems and curl up, letting the whole world pass us by, but that's the whole opposite of what we're supposed to do - even if it feels like its the only way out.
When Jesus said to pick up your cross and follow Him, He didn't mean at all to run away. He was saying that we need to embrace our pain, our problems, our hurt, our suffering, and offer it up to Him. That hurts because we have to experience what is hurting us, but that's where faith comes in.
Faith that God will take what you lift up to Him. That He will take your burdens away from you, if only you give them to Him.
Its so easy for this world to get you down. Our world is so full of empty promises and let downs. These are lies my friends - things that lead us to sin. Sin always presents itself in a manner that makes it look waaaay better than what it really is. The thing is we always have a choice, and we can always say no to sin.
Saying no to sin is sayin YES to God.
All He needs is that little 'yes' from us, and He can do wonders with it...
Now, I know that there's a lot going on in life, and that everything God does is for a reason, but it's easy to get scared. It's very easy, actually.
So God, right now, I lift up all that I am to You. I give you my wants, my fears, my desires, my hopes, my dreams, my feelings, my life, my emotions, all that I do, all that goes on in my life, I give to You. I trust that your loving arms will embrace me when I'm most down, and when I'm most joyful. I love you, and I want my heart's will to be conformed to Your most perfect will. I give all that I am to You and let You take control of my life, because only you can give me the love that I need to be complete. Lord, I pray that you increase in me as I decrease, so that you may be brought to others through me.
Jesus, I lift up everything to You. I embrace what You've given me, and I give it back to you.
You see, because when we give all of our love to God, He gives it back 100 fold. He loves us so much that He gave His life for us. That is true love.. So we need to give our lives up to Him - each and every morning when we wake up.
So just remember, when you hurt, and when you think there is no 'out', just give it all up to God. You won't be disappointed.