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The 30 Day Praise Challenge–Day 8

Warning.  I’m going to be transparent and vulnerable in this post.

Life can throw you a curve ball at the drop of a hat.  I came home last night to a house filled with pain and tears and anger and heartache.  This mother’s heart was broken.  This mother’s mouth was at a loss for words.  But this mother’s ears listened.  Not only to the words coming out of the mouths of my family members, but also to the still small voice of God.

Do you ever have those mornings when you wake up and remember the circumstances in which you went to bed the night before and you dread the day ahead?  That was me this morning.  I just wanted to shut my eyes and have everything go away.  I just wanted to wake up knowing that my family was not in pain.  Alas, life doesn’t work that way.  So I prayed and God gave me the strength to get out of bed, put one foot in front of the other and turn to Him in praise.

As I began to read today’s chapter of The 30 Day Praise Challenge I was blown away by God!  He was speaking to me LOUD AND CLEAR amidst the flood of heartache and pain of last night.

I have loved you with an everlasting love;

I have drawn you with loving-kindness. (Jeremiah 31:3)

God remind  me this morning that in this broken world, rejection is inevitable.  But God’s love is everlasting and perfect.  God wants to love us.  He doesn’t want us to run from Him.

God reminded me that He longs to hold us close, where we can hear Him singing over us. (Zephaniah. 3:17)

God was clear that we are engraved on the palms of His hands.  No matter the rejection we face, His love with never fail.

God was clear that even if we pull away, He will continue to pursue us.  Nothing can separate us from His love. (Romans 8:38-39)

Asking For Prayer

What you need to understand is that I am the only believer in my family.  My children, husband, parents and brother do not have a relationship with Jesus.  They do not want to know God.  But God is actively pursuing them.  Today’s reading affirmed to me that God loves my family more than I do.  He is pursuing them even when they reject him.  I began to explain this to them last night and am praying that this pain we are going through will open their hearts and their ears to hear God’s still, small voice.  He is pursuing them.  I ask that you would please pray for my family.

Today I am praising God for His love for us.


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