Why do we put such a huge burden on people? We expect them to give us the peace our hearts desire. Isn’t God the only one that can do this? Still, we place others on a pedestal — and when they fail — we break down or get angry. Is it fair to put this kind of pressure on anyone’s shoulders? You might even do this to yourself — expecting the perfection that only Jesus delivers to your soul.
This doesn’t mean that we can’t trust or depend on others. It doesn’t mean we won’t get hurt. That’s all part of being human. But when the deepest inner core of your being rests in Christ alone, you receive a peace that goes far beyond people and circumstances. It all begins with loving God above all things.
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Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
“If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
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I am so alone. I have no friends, 2. Daughters, one loves me but lives far away and one that we have become estranged. I live inn a house 2 years and have no friends and a very little money. I pray to the holy father to help me with my family and giver me friends. I have a disability and cannot work, I would love to work. God I’m heaven I beg for your help. In Jesus name I pray. Thank you father. Amen
O merciful Lord, hear Lois, accept her prayer…. pour out your mercy and blessings… send her your grace… bless and protect Lois O Lord…
Dear Lois… I’m so sorry to hear about your troubles. Have you tried connecting with people at church?
I will be praying for you!
I’m struggling to really let past go. I believe in Jesus and I pray daily. Want to feel like I really forgave, feel like I’m free, feel free to love in the next relationship like I dont have my guard up from what’s happened in my past relationship. I want to be healed and love how Jesus wants us to love. Love like he loves us❣
It’s okay Ann to struggle! It’s a process of healing and restoration. Keep trusting God to bring you to a more spacious place where his grace sets you free. I will be praying for you!
I’m amazed at the people that don’t put their faith in God, they would see how much happier and blessed their lives would be if they only gave Him a chance. I pray that people will come to Jesus, repent, and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Amen
Amen Michael. Supporting your prayer with mine. God bless you!
prayers for this empty, lost and kind of rejected feeling. Prayers that God will heal it , and fill it with what He wants.
Praying for you now!
This prayer and insight is right on! Thanks for your continued faithfulness to write the words God lays on your heart, to strengthen the faith of your readers.
Thank you for your kind words Charmé… may God bless you with his abundant grace!