Living In Faith

How To Have A Good Night’s Sleep

By Cayla Jarrell

Photo created by me. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We all have sleepless nights from time to time, I have always had trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep at night. Here are some of the things that I do before bed. I always remember to pray before bed, because prayer is always the answer to everything. I have a diffuser for essential oils and the best oil is Lavender, it is good and it helps me sleep better. Sometimes I watch a good movie, or tv show also. Ever since I was little, I always have had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep and sometimes I would go nights without sleeping, and it’s not fun at all. I would always be tired a lot.

Praying to God about everything before you go to sleep is the best thing you can do and thinking happy thoughts before bed is good too. You should never think about anything that stresses you out before bed because it can give you anxiety and it can also cause you to not be able to sleep. Overthinking is not a good thing, especially before you go to sleep, I sometimes have that horrible habit before bed and I am learning not to do that. Talk to God before you go to sleep and give your problems to God and He will take care of it. Go to God, especially when you feel weary and overwhelmed, and He will give you rest.

Insomnia can be difficult to deal with sometimes, but always remember that there’s always a solution to everything. There are things that you can do to help you sleep better like listening to music, watching a good movie, or tv show, reading a book. Those are good things to do before bed, and also try Lavender oil because it helps. Try taking a relaxing bubble bath before bed, that also helps. There is always something that you can do to sleep better at night and remember that God is always with you. If anyone understands sleep struggles, it’s me. I have had my share of those sleeping struggles and it’s frustrating, but I always remind myself that there is a solution to everything especially when it comes to sleep.

Today’s bible verses

“In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Love

By Cayla Jarrell

This photo was created by me! “Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:39‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Lately I have seen some people feel like they aren’t loved and the advice I can give everyone especially those who feel like they aren’t loved is that you are loved especially by someone who died for all of us. Jesus lovers you for the Bible says so.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am loved especially when I feel sad. When I read the Bible, it tells me that I am loved by God, and I am thankful to have people in my life that love me. I am also grateful for God’s love. I am also learning to love everyone like the Bible says. The Bible says to love everyone, even those who mistreated you. Love conquers all, remember that. We are supposed to love more than we hate.

Proverbs 10:12 says “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. Love makes everything better and we all need to love one another. Also remember to love yourself too. Always remember to love God. Loving God changes the way you love others. So choose love, not hate. Love is the only thing stronger than hate.

1 Corinthians 13:7 says “Love never gives up, never looses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. We should always remember that. Love never fails, and love is real. Also remember that God’s love endures forever, it says so in the Bible. God loves you more in a moment than anyone could in a lifetime.

Billy Graham once said “God’s love is unchangeable; He knows exactly what we are and loves us anyway.” There is no greater love than God’s love, His love is way deeper than the oceans. God’s love never fails, and God will never stop loving you. He is a loving God and nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ. I love God and I am proud to say that. I can’t brag about my love for God because I fail Him daily, but I can brag about His love for me because His love never fails. I know that God loves me, even though I mess up sometimes. I know that I am loved by everyone and I know that Jesus loves me. I also believe that in the end love wins. Love is stronger than hate, always remember that.

Today’s bible verses

“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:39‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“We love him, because he first loved us.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.”
‭‭2 John‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
‭‭John‬ ‭13:34‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:37‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:44‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Are You Stressed And Exhausted?

By Cayla Jarrell

Photo made by me! “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Lately I have seen some people get stressed out and worried about the things that are happening in our world right now. All I can say is that you are not alone, I get stressed out worried too and I get exhausted from it. The advice that I can give to everyone is that hard times don’t last forever and when you pray and leave everything in God’s hands, God will take care of it and He will restore everything that was lost.

Psalms 55:22 says “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Lately I have been praying a whole lot, especially when I get stressed out. I am learning to live by God’s Word everyday and I am also learning to keep my faith in God. There has been so much chaos going on with the world today and I get anxiety over it and sometimes I let my emotions get out of control and it makes things worse. I am learning how to control myself during hard times. The past year, I have gotten closer and closer to God and I have started to read the Bible more. Everything the Bible says is true. I believe that God can turn around any situation and He will give us the strength to get through the hard times.

Remember that things will change and try to see the positive in everything. Not only do we have to pray about our struggle, but we also have to pick ourselves up when we fall down and we also have to remind ourselves that everything will be fine. God will make a way, even when we don’t see a way.

I have seen some people loose their faith and got upset with God, especially when they get depressed and tired, it’s so sad but all we can do is pray for them. The advice that I can give to those who are struggling with anxiety and depression is that God will never leave you and He will never forsake you. Don’t give up on God because He will never give up on you. James 4:8 says “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” Run to God when you are feeling stressed out, because God will guide you and give you rest. Remember not to let the devil in, because he will try to put thoughts in your head. Fill your mind with God’s Word and you will never have room for Satan’s lies. Fix your eyes on Jesus Christ, the author and protector of our faith. Remember to follow Jesus Christ, He will never lead you wrong. Also remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Today’s bible verses

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:29‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:31‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭120:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:26‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:29‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭61:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
‭‭John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Give your problems to God and He will take care of it and He will make everything better.
This is a reminder that God will help you especially when you feel stressed out and tired. God is way bigger than your problems.

Forgiveness

By Cayla Jarrell

Photo made by me! “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Sometimes I make mistakes and I mess up a lot, but I always remember to ask God for forgiveness and God forgives me. God is a forgiving God and He can change your life. Nobody is perfect, and we all make mistakes sometimes, but what matters is how we learn from our mistakes and that when we ask for forgiveness, our sins are forgiven.

Sometimes I am hard on myself about the mistakes I have made and sometimes I feel ashamed of myself, but I am learning to remind myself that God forgives me and that my mistakes don’t define me. Sometimes I have my arguments with people and I am always hard on myself because arguing is wrong and it doesn’t accomplish anything. I have said stuff that I don’t mean to say and I beat myself up over it, but then I remember to ask for forgiveness and learn from my mistakes.

I am not a perfect person, I have messed up, I have made mistakes, I have had meltdowns, but God’s Grace is bigger than my sins. I am also learning to forgive others for the way they have treated me, because forgiveness is important and we should always remember to forgive others like Jesus did. The Bible says to forgive others, and we should. Jesus was betrayed, but He forgave Judas anyway. The only advice I can give you is that you should always remember to forgive those who mistreated you and holding a grudge against somebody won’t solve anything, it will just make you feel miserable and sad. Another little piece of advice is to remember to forgive yourself also, because God forgives you and so does everyone else. I am learning to live by that advice. Mistakes are meant for learning, not repeating. It’s very important to learn from your mistakes and to keep growing. Always remember that God’s Grace is bigger than your sins and there is no sin that God can’t forgive. He is a forgiving God and He can change your life.

Today’s bible verses

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:44‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭11:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:36‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:37‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

It’s Going To Be Alright

By Cayla Jarrell

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭55:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

There are times when I get anxiety really bad and sometimes it’s hard to control it but I know that when I pray, God will take care of it. I am trying to control myself better when I get bad anxiety and sometimes I let myself get out of control and I know that I shouldn’t let it get out of control. Sometimes I do stuff to try to get my mind off of stuff that gives me anxiety like reading my Bible, listening to music, praying, watching funny videos, watching a good movie or tv show, photography, journaling and blogging.

When I was a teenager I was diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder and my anxiety can get really bad at times. Sometimes I worry about stuff that I shouldn’t be worried about in the first place. I used to have health issues when I was a teenager and when I finally overcame those health problems, I realized that God makes miracles and God has always been there for me especially when I was at my worst. I have always known that God is real, but I didn’t realize that God heals. God has always answered my prayers, even when I couldn’t find the words to say.

This past year was really hard with my anxiety and sometimes I would get scared of all the chaos that is going on in our world today, and sometimes I have to remind myself that everything will be alright and all we can do is pray and leave everything in God’s hands because God will take care of it. Anxiety is not fun and it can make you feel really drained, but we have to remember to stay strong and trust God.

Today’s bible verses

“In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

This is a reminder that God is going to take care of all the chaos.

What I Love

By Cayla Jarrell

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We all have something that we love to do in life, mine is photography. When I was younger and was going through tough times, I found photography.

Photography helps me with my anxiety a lot and when I was younger I started taking pictures of different things. There’s nothing like grabbing the camera and capturing God’s beauty with the sun shining on your fave. It washes away my anxiety. It’s giving me a way to see all of God’s beauty we take for granted in our everyday lives. Photography may not be everyone’s choice but there are other relaxing stress relievers like reading a good book, listening to music, writing, drawing, painting, or anything of your choice as long as it’s something that keeps you focused, it will provide at least a few moments of peace and hopefully it will take the horrible feeling of your anxiety.

Just remember that you can do anything you set your mind to and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

Today’s bible verses

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Ecclesiastes 3:11 says “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” We should always remember that. I love capturing God’s beauty through the camera lens. Photography is what I love to do, it makes me happy.
Do what makes you happy always.

Just Pray

By Cayla Jarrell

“No matter how dark and helpless your situation might seem, never stop praying.” Billy Graham

Are you stressed? Pray! Are you happy? Pray! You should always pray every day and every night. God is everywhere so pray anywhere. Praying should be an everyday thing, not just a Sunday thing. So remember to pray about everything everyday and God will take care of it. Praying always helps, and when you have God on your side, everything will turn out right.

You should always pray for your family, your friends, the people that are struggling, and always remember to pray for everyone. Prayer changes everything and God works in mysterious ways. Like I said before, When we leave everything in God’s hands, everything gets better. God makes things better. Never doubt the power of prayer, because prayer changes things.

Praying always helps me get through every obstacle that I face. I have severe anxiety a lot and sometimes I have to take deep breaths and pray about it. I always ask God to take away my anxiety and God always helps me get through it. I always have to remind myself to leave everything in God’s hands and when I do leave everything in God’s hands, things get better for me. I believe that nothing is impossible with God and God is way bigger than my problems. I believe that God can turn around any situation and that He always answers my prayers. I always have to remind myself to keep praying.

Philippians 4:6-7 says “Be careful of nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” This bible verse always helps me a lot and I am learning to live by this especially when I get anxiety. I always have to remind myself to pray especially when I have anxiety. You should always pray especially when you feel stressed about everything. Overthinking things won’t solve anything. Pray about it as much as you think about it. So always remember to pray and never give up.

Today’s bible verses

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭21:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭11:24‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:”
‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭1:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

How Great Our God Is

By Cayla Jarrell

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Our God is greater than any storm. Our God is greater than the giants we face, we should always remember that. God always listens to our prayers and He answers our prayers in His timing. God understands our prayers, even when we can’t find the words to say. God always gives us more than what we ask for. His plans are greater than the plans I have for myself. God has always been right by my side and He has performed miracles for me throughout my life. I believe that God is bigger than our problems. God is a loving and forgiving God and He forgives us when we make mistakes. He loves us even when we are at our darkest.

I believe in God. Not because my parents told me to. Not because the church told me to. But because I have experienced how awesome He is. I have also believed in God throughout my life, but as I got older I started noticing the miracles that He has performed and that He has helped me overcome all obstacles. I believe that God still loves me especially when I mess up, because the Bible says so. Every word in the Bible is true. When we put our cares in His hands, He puts His peace in our hearts. Nothing is impossible with God.

When God guides He provides, we should always remember that.

John 13:7 says “You may not understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” God has amazing plans for your life and nothing can stop God’s plans for your life. God changes people’s lives and He will never lead us wrong. God makes all things better and He will always protect us and guide us. He will never leave us, or forsake us. He is a wonderful God and He is our strength and refuge and a very present help in times of trouble. God never breaks His promises and His Word is pure. God never makes mistakes and He made us all in His own image. God’s love never fails and He is always faithful. God has defended us in many battles, especially the ones that we didn’t know about. God works in mysterious ways and He has always been there for us and He always will. God is so awesome and His love endures forever. God is good all the time and all the time God is good, always remember that.

• Today’s bible verses •

“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭48:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”
‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭12:24‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.”
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭7:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭143:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭106:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”
‭‭Nahum‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“God’s love is unchangeable; He knows exactly what we are and loves us anyway.” Billy Graham

A Good Life

By Cayla Jarrell

Stay positive, work hard, and be happy. Choose kindness always and trust God, everything will work out great. Remember, your life is as good as your mindset. You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind. Remember to trust God always because God will lead you in the right direction.

I am thankful for the life that God gave me and I am excited for the good things that are coming. Everyone should always be thankful for the life that God gave. Like I said before God never makes mistakes and He has made everything beautiful in its time. I choose to live a good life and I choose to have faith in God because I know that God will guide me in the right path. I choose to be happy and I only want positive people around me. I am grateful for everyone that I have in my life. I choose to focus on the good things in life and I choose to focus on the people who are in my life. I will continue to praise God for the things He has done for my friends, family, and I.

Remember to live your life to the fullest and do what makes you happy. Don’t worry about the things you don’t have and be grateful for what you do have. Choose to trust God with your life because God will guide you and He will provide. God gave you this life because He knew that you were strong enough to live it, remember that. Live the live that God gave you and enjoy every moment. Keep moving forward and never look back. Don’t worry about your past because the past is in the past. You should always look forward and choose positivity. Wake up every morning with a good mindset and tell yourself that today will be a great day. Enjoy the little things in life because the little things matter the most in life.

What’s coming is better then what is gone. God has great plans in store for your life. Always remember to focus on the good things, don’t worry about the bad things because God will take care of it. Choose to be happy and remember that laughter is the best medicine. Life is better when you are laughing, so find something that makes you smile and surround yourself with the people that me you feel like sunshine. Stay close to people who make you happy. Always appreciate the things that God gave you and praise Him for all the things He has done.

• Today’s bible verses •

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭42:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God’s Love Is Everlasting

By Cayla Jarrell

God’s love endures forever and He loves all of us no matter what. God’s love for us is deeper than the oceans. I know that God loves me and He will never leave me. God comforts me when I am sad. He gives me strength when I am weak. God hears my prayers and He always answers my prayers. I feel like God is close beside me.

A relationship with God is the best relationship you can have. God will be with you wherever you go and He will never stop loving you. God’s Word is true and we should spread the Word of God always. God always keeps His promises and He never makes mistakes. God forgives us for our mistakes and He changes lives. God’s love never fails, the Bible says so.

Jeremiah 31:3 says “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” Always remember that God’s love is forever and His love endures forever. Our God is a loving God and He is good. Remember to follow God’s lead because He will never lead you wrong. God knows what’s best for you. God is fighting your battles, arranging things in your favor, and making a way even when you don’t see a way. Never underestimate God’s hand in all your plans. Just be patient and trust God. He loves you and He will always protect you. He will guide you in the right direction. Loving God changes the way you love others, remember that. God wants us to love everybody no matter what.

I can’t brag about my love for God because I fail Him daily, but I can brag about His love for me because it never fails. God’s love for us is way deeper than the ocean. God loves you more in a moment than anyone could in a lifetime. Remember that you are loved by God always and His love is eternal. I love God and I am not ashamed to say that. I will continue to love God always because He has always loved me. The Lord is by my side and I know that He will never leave my side. Falling in love with God is the best thing I have ever done. God is love and God is good all the time and all the time God is good.

• What the Bible says about God’s love •

“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:39‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.”
‭‭2 John‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“We love him, because he first loved us.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬