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Burden Lifted

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It’s good to see her happy,” my husband remarked tonight.

My friend’s valley season is over. Tonight, we danced and laughed with twinkling eyes and hearts come alive.

Yesterday, we dwelled in the pit of despair. We struggled to take a breath and wondered if we’d ever exhale without wailing.

If you are abiding in the house of mourning right now, I want to remind you that it’s not your permanent home.

The Lifter of your head will sweep in soon and replace your sackcloth with a garment of strength and gladness.

No situation is beyond God’s help. He will sustain your breath in the valley and restore your peace.

God is a burden lifter. He shields you from defeat and surrounds you with songs of deliverance.

  • A Song of Comfort
    • The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).
  • A Song of Cheer
    • “When doubts filled my mind, Your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer” (Psalm 94:19).
  • A Song of Confidence
    • So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear.What can mere people do to me?’ ” (Hebrews 13:6).

In His grace He will lift you up from the hellish pit and place you on higher ground above the mire of fear and doubt.

God always heals. He redeems all.

With burden lifted, your eyes will twinkle once again.

Get your dancing shoes ready.

Shout up to your Defender and watch Him thunder down from His holy mountain on your behalf. 

Burden Lifter | Just Breathe for 31 Days - Day 26 | 3dlessons4life.com

Breathing Exercise:

Read Psalm 3. Thank God for being your Burden Lifter. Take special note of vs 8 — You are clothed in blessing.

Read Psalm 30. Worship the one who transforms nights of crying your eyes out into days of laughter.

Go to church with me and get your feet tapping to this joyful song. Breathe a praise offering to the One who makes your heart come alive over and over and over again.
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I am sharing “Burden Lifter” and joining like-minded sisters at Give Me Grace and Faith-Filled Friday.

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Truth Finder

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This world is blaring like a megaphone.

Is it just me, or has the enemy of our souls turned up the volume button lately?  How can I hear God’s still, small voice in the midst of the cacophony?  I can hardly take a breath because I am struggling to think in a world gone mad.

I need to press pause on the pandemonium. I don’t have to listen to the hellish howling. I can step away and sit in the silence and wait for God’s wisdom to re-align my thinking.

In the midst of a holy hush, I will remember that God created this entire universe with a mere warm breath.

God breathes life into barren spaces.

He is breathing over my life with

  • Freedom
    • And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul” (Psalm 19:7).
  • Wisdom
    • Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). “The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (Psalm 119:103). “The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life” (John 6:63).
  • Joy
    • Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight” (Psalm 119:111). “The commandments of the Lord are right,    bringing joy to the heart” (Psalm 19:8).
  • Hope
    • Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled” (Romans 15:4).
  • Peace
    • “Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble” (Psalm 119:165).

God’s Word fully equips you to face your day.

He speaks truth over man’s opinion. He warns us when we are winding down the wrong path. He teaches us how to transform our lives and respond righteously.

Let the Word of God be your truth finder in troubled times.

Truth Finder | Just Breathe for 31 Days - Day 25 | 3dlessons4life.com

Breathing Exercise:

Read Psalm 19. Write down all the ways that God’s Word helps restore your life.

Listen to this prayerful song and breathe a prayer asking God to speak to you.  His Word will teach your heart and heal your soul.
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I am sharing “Truth Finder” and joining like-minded sisters at Spiritual Sundays, Faith-Filled Friday, Fresh Market Friday, and Blessing Counters.

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Showers of Blessing

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Weary one, God sees you.

Your God knows everything about you, and He understands how hard it is for you to keep breathing in the midst of turmoil.

He hears your heaves as you pray. He is attentive to the cries of His children.

You must keep breathing. Your breakthrough is just a prayer away.

Will you trust Him?

  • Trust Him to support you with His strength when you are weak.
    • He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:29-31).
  • Trust Him to provide wisdom when you are wrestling with indecision.
    • Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
  • Trust Him to fill you with supernatural peace that surpasses the scope of your limited understanding.
    • “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

God has showered you with blessing.

Everyone on earth is fighting for oxygen today. We all have problems… but only God’s children have the benefit of His overcoming power and abundant provision in our lives.

The bravest thing you can do on a dark day is to trust God. Breathe in His grace and exhale thanksgiving.

 

 

Showers of Blessing | Just Breathe for 31 Days - Day 24 | 3dlessons4life.com

Breathing Exercise:

Read Psalm 116. Note that it is believed this is one of the psalms that Jesus sang with His disciples on the evening before His betrayal and arrest. How is thanksgiving and trust the ultimate love offering to God?

Listen to this beautiful song. Consider God’s promise that weeping my last for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Keep breathing, friend. Your sunrise is coming soon.

Breathe a prayer to the God who shatters the darkness with His everlasting light. Ask Him to remind you how incredibly blessed you are, even on the darkest of days. May His hope rise within you.

 

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I’m sharing “Showers of Blessing” with like-minded friends at Faith-Filled Friday.

 

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Safe and Sound

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We are living in seemingly uncertain days.

The path ahead is unclear and foreboding in so many ways.

If I start obsessing about “what is yet to come,” I work myself up into a tizzy. My thoughts race up to the brink of terror, and I start hyperventilating.

The key to facing the unknown tomorrow is to rest in the One who knows you today.

The Shepherd of your Soul longs to give you rest. He surrounds you with His

  • Protection: God guards His children and shows Himself strong in our lives.
    • “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one” (II Thessalonians 3:3).  “…I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day” (II Timothy 1:12).
  • Provision: His storehouse supply never runs out.
    • The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing” (Psalm 34:10). “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
  • Power:  God reigns sovereign over every circumstance.
    • “…You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you” (II Chronicles 20:6).  “For the Lord your God is living among you.     He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs” (Zephaniah 3:17).
  • Presence: God is alive and actively at work in your life.
    • Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). “In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; You keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues” (Psalm 31:20).

His wisdom will guide you along toward safe pasture, and if you get a little scraped up on the bumpy road, He will step in to bandage your wounds and fully restore you.

Trust in His care and follow His gentle voice. He knows the way, and He will sustain you every step of your journey.

God always shepherds us toward safety and rest. You are forever safe and sound in His circle of protection.

Safe and Sound | Just Breathe for 31 Days - Day 23 | 3dlessons4life.com

 

Breathing Exercise:

Read Psalm 23 and allow God to refresh Your spirit by inhaling the promise of His restorative work in your life.

Listen to this refreshing song and praise Him for making your path secure.

Breathe a prayer to your God asking Him to comfort you with His strength and peace.

 

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I am sharing “Safe and Sound” and joining like-minded sisters at Faith-Filled Friday, Tell His Story, Coffee for Your Heart, Three-Word Wednesday, Purposeful Faith’s RaRaLinkup, Rich-Faith Rising, Testimony Tuesday, and Moments of Hope.

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Room to Breathe

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No one is going to knock you down, friend. You are standing on a rock-solid foundation.

God always gives you room to breathe.

You are fortressed in His stalwart strength and security. God faithfully shelters His children.

The closer your draw under the shadow of His wings, the stronger He will  stabilize you.

When you are overwhelmed and lacking wisdom and courage, He will show Himself strong on your behalf.

3 Ways to Inhale God’s Strength

  • Wait expectantly in the silence. Rather than worry and fret, be still and know that He is God. He is working in ways you cannot see right now (Psalm 46:1 & 10).
  • Declare your confidence is in God. Praise Him for being your Defender. He will go before you and guide you through the darkest night. He surrounds you with songs of deliverance (Psalm 32:7-8).
  • Give thanks for His merciful help. He is your Strong Tower. Cast yourself fully on His strength (Psalm 28:6-9).

God is breathing room for your soul. 

Room to Breathe | Just Breathe for 31 Days - Day 22 | 3dlessons4life.com

Breathing Exercise:

Read Psalm 31, Psalm 61:1-5, and Psalm 62.

Listen to this stirring song. Thank God for being your refuge.

Breathe a prayer praising God for giving you breathing room.

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