Tuesday, July 16, 2019

God Will Never Fail Me


No matter what I face, God will never fail me.

No matter how dark life gets, God will never fail me.

No matter how much I am afraid, he will not fail me.

No matter what comes my way, God will never fail me.

God will always be with me and give me strength.

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26


By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Look To God For Hope And Peace


We can be afraid of what is to come or trust God with it.

We can let ourselves become overwhelmed, or we can ask God for help.

We can be discouraged, or we can ask God for hope.

We can be angry, or we can look to God for peace.

It is important to be aware of what we are thinking and feeling and doing. It is important to trust God, to look to him so that we can feel peace and live in the way that he wants.

It's not easy, but when we begin trusting more and look to God for hope and peace, we will feel better than ever.

 




By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

5 Things I'm Grateful For This Week


1. Freedom in this country. With Independence Day coming up this week it's important to remember that this country was founded to give people freedom. I never want to take it for granted!

2. Summer. It has been pretty hot lately, and while the heat isn't always the most enjoyable, I will take it over snow and winter any day!

3. Sports. Go Brewers!

4. Health. I am grateful for health for me and my family.

5. Writing. I am grateful I get to write every day.

Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 117:1-2

What are you grateful for this week?


By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

We Live By Faith



My nine-year-old nephew asked me to read him the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den this past week. About King Darius, he said, "His faith must have been a bit smaller than the size of a mustard seed." It's amazing to see him understand something like faith.

Faith is believing what we don't yet see.

Faith is powerful.

Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.

Faith makes us strong.

We live by faith.


By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Each Life Was Made By God


So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27
Life is precious.

Each life has a purpose.

Life is so tempory, and yet so beautiful.

Life is irreplaceable.

Each life was made by God.

Each life is worth living. Worth loving.

Life is precious.

Life is a gift.

I am grateful for life.




By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A Few Bible Verses About God's Love And Care

God loves us and cares about us, and we are reminded of that so many times throughout the Bible, including in these verses.






By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

This World Is Far From Perfect... But God Is Still Good


This world is far from perfect. It's easy to see that some days. It's easy to become overwhelmed by the evil some days.

But, God is still good.

When I begin to feel overwhelmed by all of the bad things in this world, when I begin to think that no one is trying to do any good, I need to remember that God is still in control.

And there is something perfect to look forward to. One day, we who have accepted God's grace will live in Heaven.

But, until then, here are a few Bible verses to keep in mind.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Phillippians 2:3-4

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16


By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken