From Deep Despair To Ecstatic Delight

Helen Thomas By Helen Thomas, 27th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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You really do not have to stay in the condition that you are in. Your Creator wants to help you get ~ put back together again. RENEW YOUR MIND and get ready to soar like an eagle.

Delight Yourself In The Lord

It is certainly possible that at times ~ we may find ourselves in an emotional state that borders on despair. However It is wonderful to realize that we do not have to allow our feelings to control our behavior. We can change our feelings by changing the words we speak.

In Psalm 37 ~ Verse 4 ~ in the NIV Bible, the Psalmist lets us know that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires of our hearts.

He does not say ~~ the desires of the flesh. The point being ~ He will fulfill the godly desires He places in our hearts.

In Verse 5 ~ He says that we are to commit our way to Him ~ Trust Him ~ and He will do this. What a beautiful promise.

Overcoming Discouragement

We have to decide whose report we're going to believe. That are many factual disappointing news reports out there. Though it isn't wise to bury one's head in the sand, there seems to be no redeeming value in following all the reports of violent criminal behavior everywhere.

Instead ~ make it a habit of spending quality undisturbed time with your Creator in His Book of Love on a consistent basis.

Watch your emotional and spiritual state begin to change as you do this. Slowly ~ but surely ~ feelings of discouragement will begin to fade away. It's not magic however and it may take longer than you might like. Let patience have her perfect work.

To the extent possible ~ as much as practical ~ without being unkind ~ stay away from people who constantly talk doubt, fear and unbelief.

Keep your favorite upbeat praise music playing.

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

WE KNOW ~~ that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.


What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

Since He did not spare even his own Son but gave Him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?



Reference for this section is Romans 8 in the New Living Translation (NLT)
Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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Delightful, Desperation, Emotional Connection, Emotional Expression, Emotional Pain, Emotional Well Being, Emotions

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Minister ~ Realtor ~ Teacher who enjoys freelance writing, traveling, and amateur photography.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
3rd Nov 2013 (#)

Another encouraging word my friend ..Always at the right time .
God richly bless you .
Stella ><

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author avatar Helen Thomas
3rd Nov 2013 (#)

To God be the glory. Yes ~ His Word much encouragement for us. Thanks for sharing your comments, Stella. Richest Blessings to you!

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