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Encouragement for Facing Giants

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Encouragement for Facing our “Giants”

 

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Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

10 thoughts on “Encouragement for Facing Giants

  1. Great teaching, Rachel. God has given you such a talent for communicating his truth! Our best defense against the enemy is to know the power of our God. Each of our battles gives us proof that God is indeed with us as he faithfully takes us through each of them. It is a lie from a defeated enemy in hell to try and make us forget that God’s power is more than enough!

  2. Thanks, Rachel!

    God’s been talking to me about this, too . . . perfect love casts out all fear. As He perfects us in love, the fear subsides because we understand that we can safely trust Him.

    I couldn’t hear everything you said (speakers in my little laptop aren’t great, and my ears are kinda wearing out, too 😉 ), but I think I got the gist of it. However, if I’m repeating, please forgive me . . . sometimes God delivers us in this world, and some of our brothers and sisters (particularly in places like Iran, Sudan, North Korea, etc.) receive their deliverance in the next life, but He never forsakes us. There’s infinitely more to life that the parts we can see with our physical senses.

    Love, Cindy

    • Thanks Cindy – I’m going to have to check on the sound. Thanks for letting me know. And I appreciate your comments – how true it is how His love casts out fear – I’ve seen that happen over and over in my life. God is faithful until the end.

      Rachel

  3. Thank you Rachel for your video and words of encouragement to trust the Lord through whatever we are going through in our lives. You have no idea how much I needed that reminder from God to trust in Him and to ask for His help and believe and watch for Him to answer. About 6 weeks ago, I fell and tore up the cartilage in my knee and have been discouraged because the doctor I feel is not taking my pain seriously and so far wants me to endure the pain instead. I have always been a person who loves to take long walks for exercise and for my mental health and also a time to praise my creator for the beautiful nature he created. So the loss of my walking is discouraging me big time! I needed your message today to remind me to focus on my great Big God and to trust Him with this.

    Also I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I’m so glad I popped over here to your blog and I will be returning. It’s been a blessing today.

    Lee Ann
    encouragement-is-contagious.blogspot.com/

    • LeAnn – I’ll be praying for you this week. I too love walks so I understand the frustration. You are in good hands – His hands. He knows every need and every concern and I pray that this downtime would be a rich time of building intimacy and trust in Him. Everything is for a reason for His kids. May you be blessed through this as the Great Physican heals you through and through.

      • Amen!–And in the meantime, LeAnn, might I suggest another doctor? As a nurse, I can tell you they are just people and not all the same. Find another one. There are often many different opinions among doctors as to how to treat similar conditions.

      • Thanks Cindy!

  4. I watched your video and enjoyed it. I have some giants in my life right now. My daughter died a few years ago, and now my son has a similar condition. It is very hard to believe God when nothing worked in the past.

    • John – I can only imagine the pain -and I’m so sorry for your loss. I have learned that when you are God’s child – everything is for a reason and as we draw near to Him in a real relationship we learn to trust Him more with the seemingly unexplainable or unnecessary situations in life. We get frustrated when we set certain expectations about how things should go. The goal is to have all our expectations in God – to be completely surrendered to His will regardless of where it leads us because we know it is for the ultimate good. I think this is the essence of being Christ-like – Jesus was completely surrendered to the point of going to the cross and carrying the sin of us all. Not to say this depth of surrender is quick to come by- but this is the goal that we move toward by spending time with Him each day praying and reading His Word as we cultivate a relationship with Him. When we are truly connected to Him, then we abide with Him in will, truth and love.

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