We are more than conquerors through him that loved us

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Thank God for the joy and privilege of worship and fellowship again today. Every such opportunity is always very refreshing and uplifting.

Today's worship particularly lifted up my spirit as I was very tired and stressed up yesterday. Thank God for the comfort of His Words and the assurance that He is able to still any storms in my life. My Pastor shared many encouraging portions from the Word of God. But one verse he referred to especially cheered my heart. It was from Romans 8 verse 37:

".... we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." Romans 8:37

My Pastor encouraged us that though we have many difficulties in this life, we are more than conquerors through our Lord Jesus Christ who loved us. He has come to live, suffered and died for us. He has conquered and is conquering. His grace is sufficient for me. Thank God for strengthening my heart through this reminder!

My Pastor also printed in our church bulletin his very encouraging sharing from Psalm 42 on "The righteous one in his weariness, looking up". My Pastor shared:

One of the things which I learn from this psalm, for example, is to talk to my soul when I am depressed.

David does that in verse 5—

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

Notice that I said: “Talk to my soul,” not “talk with my soul.” When you are depressed, you must not talk with your soul. If you do that you will spiral further into depression. You must rather talk to your soul. David, under inspiration, shows us how. Ask your soul why you are cast down. No, no; don’t wait for an answer. That would be to talk with your soul. When you ask your soul why he is cast down, you must ask in a way that suggests that he has no good reason to be cast down! Then exhort your soul to hope in God, to believe Him that help is nigh and He will soon lift up His countenance upon you.
I am learning to talk to my soul and exhort it to hope in God :)

A friend also reminded me that I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippians 4:13).

Michelle's hugs gave me a lot of warmth from the Lord :)

Thank God that no matter what we may have to go through in this life, we can have the assurance of His love and presence with us. We can do all things through Christ which strengthens us and we are more than conquerors through Him. What a comfort and encouragement to me! Thank God.


I took picture of these beautiful flowers at the Sentosa Flower exhibition at Sentosa Island, Singapore.

9 Kind thoughts:

Jim said...

As A.W. Tozer said "We are more than conquerors, through our Captain's triumph; Let us shout the victory as we onward go."

Thank you for sharing this today.

Jim

my life with bipolar disorder said...

Yes, thank God that we are more than conquerors through our Captain's triumph! How this thought calm the storms in my heart and uplifted my heart to our Captain. It gives me courage to face the challenges awaiting me, in His strength :) Take care, Jim.

Jenalexa said...

As you continue to walk boldly, holding God's word close to your heart, he will strengthen you daily.
"The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail" (Isaiah 58:11).

my life with bipolar disorder said...

Thanks, Jena. It's a great encouragement that our Lord will guide us and strengthen us as we look to Him. Take care.

Mariposa said...

You inspire me Nancie! As I have written in my blog...I'm a bit down today, and you are right, I need to talk to my sould...and that means not waiting for an asnwer...times like these, are opportunities to have communion with my Creator. I would like to tell you that from the time I've published my post to this time while I'm typing this comment, I've slowly felt God's hand resting on my shoulder.

Have a blessed week ahead!

lisa marie said...

Lovely flowers! Looks like I need to hang out with you for a while. :)

my life with bipolar disorder said...

Thank God, Mari, for helping you to look to Him and know His presence with you in your difficult time. I am learning to do that day by day. May God enable us to draw closer to Him and know that He is our God, and He is bigger than any difficulties we are going through. What a mercy to belong to Him! Have a blessed week ahead too :)

Thanks, Lisa, for dropping by. Thank God for the beauties of His creations. He Who clothes the lilies and feeds the sparrow, loves and cares for us daily. What a sweet assurance!

Jena said...

hey sweets- quick favor- can your remove my name/blog title from yours? i am trying to make sure that it is unlisted from the web. ty, dear, have a nice weekend :) (it's on a mar. 30th post i think)

Nancie said...

Okay, Sweetie. Done :)

Have a nice weekends too!

 

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