life hurts

Lately, I have been noticing more and more how good we are, as women, at pretending.  We may be having the worst day ever, but when it’s needed…we can slap on a fake smile and pretend everything is ok.  Truth is, sometimes everything is not ok.  Now, we are confident in our God and we know that he has purpose for the pains and frustrations we live through.  But, sometimes….life hurts.  It is so important for us to remember that God searches our hearts. He is not looking at the things that men look at.  He judges our hearts.  He knows every defeated thought we have.  He knows every fear and worry that lives inside of us.  He knows our insecurities, doubts and sadness.  Sometimes we pretend to be someone we are not.  We want the world to think we have it all together, but there are times when we are nearly falling apart.  I’m comforted by knowing that God knows who I really am and His Spirit intercedes for me each day.  So, even when I feel things are falling apart and I don’t know what to pray, God’s Spirit in me, knows.

Romans 8:27 says,” And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”  I want to encourage you today to know that it’s ok to cry.  You don’t have to pretend that everything is ok.  Sometimes, life hurts.  Allow your feelings to bring you to the foot of the cross and know that God loves you.  Stand firm on His truth and know that you can trust Him.  He will tend to your needs.

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    Thanks for the encouraging words today…what you said is so true….we sure can put on that happy face and at the same time be broken inside….

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    Lori Ring

    Thanks Joy…needed this sooooo much right now 🙂

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    Tyra Gardner

    Well said and you are so right on all counts! Thank you for you awesome words of encouragement!

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    Your words ring such truth. So glad that we don’t have to fake it with our God and that He truly does tend to our daily needs…

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