"I am broken. Everyday is a new battle, but I am understanding that the war is already won. It was won by a man willing to give up everything for my wretched self. As broken as I stand He is whole. As hard as the battle seems He is victorious. I am trusting that beauty will come. And He will be glorified through the messiness of my life."
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G. Beltran (via heismore-iamless)

Broken beyond repair yet the impossible was overcome when He gave His everything for me

(via healed-by-his-love)

(via prayfordjohar)

"Most Christians are satisfied living as common Christians, without an insatiable hunger for the deeper things of God."
- A.W. Tozer (via beautiful-yell)

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It is so much easier to be attracted to someone than it is to be in love with someone.

Attraction comes and goes, it demands no obligation for you to stay loyal.

Love… Love requires two people to daily make the choice to be devoted to each other. To push one another to the cross because they know attraction will flee, they know that passion will be absent because that is what happens sometimes. Love, like joy, is not an emotion, it is endurance of future attraction, future passion. Love is the anchor that must keep us rooted in the storms, it is not the wind or the end goal, it is simply a tool that Christ gave to us the moment we were born.

Do not misuse love, do not mistake attraction for love. Because when it really matters and you are in desperate need of an anchor, using anything other than what is needed will end up with you sinking your ship.

Know love before you profess love.

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- T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)

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"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me… So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…"
- Aldous Huxley, Island  (via sheshallnotbemoved)

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"When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me, for I am a sinful man."~Luke 5:8 // It’s crazy when we doubt Him at His word…even though we know it’s truth. We still choose to go against His will and word. Our sin doesn’t stop His crazy love for us though and He won’t stop pursuing our hearts. What we need to remember is that when we do fall…we fall at His knees in repentance.

"And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to Me again, strengthen your brothers."~Luke 22:31-32 // In the NLT version, it says that Jesus pleaded in prayer for him. Oh that we would ever walk away and let go of our Savior’s strong hand. The Lord will NEVER give up on us. Please don’t give up on Him. Trust His loving heart.