You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

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Daily Reading

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you.

Devotional

I love this scripture, I love that God goes with us and he will never leave us nor forsake us.

This for me is so comforting.

This is like a warm comforting blanket on a cold winter’s day.

There are times when I can feel so alone, yes, I really do.

I can feel quite isolated, I can feel that I am doing life all alone.

I can sometimes feel left out and that I am lost.

I have felt that I am not included in things. Yes, this does break my heart.

I can feel that I am overlooked.

Can you relate to this?

I know that I am not alone, I know that God is with me.

I am so grateful that God is with me.

I feel so much comfort in this scripture.

This scripture encourages me not to fear or be afraid.

This scripture encourages me to be brave.

This scripture encourages me to trust God.

He has my best interest.

What does this scripture mean to you?

How do you feel knowing that God will never leave you nor forsake you?

Does this bring comfort to you?

I would love to hear from you.

Let’s encourage one another.

Tracey Buckley

 

 

 

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Stepping Out

Stepping Out

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Last week I was so blessed to be able to go to a camp at one of the schools that I work at.

I love my role as a primary school Chaplain and I really love what I get to do. I am so grateful for everything that I am able to experience.

Being a Chaplain, I am always stepping out of my comfort zone and expanding my world.

The camp was so amazing, we were in such a beautiful place in Perth near the Ocean.

It wasn’t really camping we were in dorms, which was okay.

There were so many activities that the children were able to be involved in.

One of the activities that I found stepping out of my comfort zone was… Abseiling.

What!!!

I had been Abseiling at another camp about two years ago.

So, the instructor asked who would like to go up first and demonstrate? I looked around at the students who were like no, not me.

I volunteered myself to go and demonstrate how to abseil.

So, I climbed up the ladder, focusing on what was ahead and not looking at what was behind me.

The ladder for me was challenging.

When I found myself up on the platform, I could feel my heart beating loudly.

Yes, I was feeling nervous, but I was also feeling excited about what I was going to do.

I walked over to the instructor whose name was Sven.

I had to place my life into his hands, aahh.

I really had agreed with Sven to let the students know that they were safe.

I was harnessed in and Sven asked me to slowly lean back on the edge of the structure.

I could feel the slack of the rope and was wondering what had happened?

He then proceeded to let everyone know that I was safe, but he didn’t let me know about his demonstration.

Then his phone rang, I said to him what, don’t answer your phone and he replied I’m not I am putting it on silence.

I really had to place my trust in Sven and know that he had me and would now let me fall.

So, after the demonstration, I listened to his instructions and made my way down.

Yes, I made it to the end and I did go up and have another go.

Was I concerned the second time?

To be honest yes.

Stepping out…………….

What is something that you have stepped out this week?

Tracey Buckley

 

 

When Your Thoughts Are Ruining Your Life

When Your Thoughts Are Ruining Your Life

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When Your Thoughts Are Ruining Your life

Daily Reading

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Daily Devotional

So, I have been thinking about when you have those negative thoughts that bombard you.

You know the ones that say-

  • You are not good enough
  • You cannot do anything right
  • You will never be any good
  • You are a fraud
  • You are useless
  • You don’t deserve to have a good life
  • You don’t deserve…………….

And then there are the what-ifs……….

Worry, worry and more worry.

I know them well.

Those are the thoughts of condemnation and shame.

This is not what God thinks about you.

He wants you to be made whole and well.

Yes you might have made mistakes, yes you might have upset someone, yes you are still on the journey.

Yes, you might be regretting things that you have said and done.

What do we do when the thoughts are consuming us?

Pray give them over to God and let Him heal you.

Read His word and see what He says about you.

Let His peace be over your mind today.

Be anxious for nothing.

Read that again.

You will get through this.

I love that we are a work in progress.

Today make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee and just breathe. Just breathe.

Tracey Buckley