Thoughts to “Be of Good Cheer” & Have Faith During Hard Times

Tonight I’m sharing some last thoughts related to the video podcast I posted yesterday on suicide, personal missions and faith. You can watch it here. I know, I know.😆 When it comes to the Come Follow Me study guide we’re meant to be moving on to Romans.🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ But the end of Acts has so much good stuff! 💕 And this is one of my favorite topics: Faith in hard times.

Basically, I have a few one-liners that bring me some comfort, hope and faith when I face hard times. Thinking these with hope can help my faith stay strong anyway. 💪🙌🏽

We all have times that we aren’t super happy or grateful about our situation, our trials, our body, our family, our home, our callings, our progress or lack thereof…I could go on, but I think we all get it. 😉 While God wants to bless us, He also wants to see us become our best selves which means giving us space to fall, fail and with faith, rise up stronger.

Or to have a more humble or compassionate attitude.❤️

It doesn’t mean we’ll have all the answers, but we’ll have enough for that next breath and baby step. That’s why it still takes faith to get through hard things.

I hope these thoughts can help you hold on when times are hard,🥀🌹and become even more beautiful and rich with experience for making it through the hard times!

Try on a few of these thoughts and see how you feel. 💗 I hope and pray you can feel Christ close! 🤟

I’d love to hear your hopeful thoughts too! What helps you?🕯️

Most of all, remember God loves you!

Musical Come Follow Me Podcast, Episode 1

Last week I said I would share a story about a time I tried taking my life.

Here it is. ❤️ And why I’m still here. 🙏 And a song. 🎶 You can watch it on my new channel on YouTube by clicking here. Be sure to subscribe to the new Feel Like Christ channel for the latest content! (I’ll be switching all my Lift Like Christ videos over there!)

For 3 years I’ve wanted to have a scripture podcast, but I wasn’t sure what the focus should be or how I should do it or how to make the time.

Well, tonight I stopped trying to make my recording perfect or my house perfect or my face perfect or my plan perfect before I started.

This is you and me sitting in my room talking about real pain and real hope through a simple story, scripture and song.

I hope it helps you know that you are NEVER alone, that we ALL are needed and that miracles STILL happen. I am literal living proof of that.🕯️

So please be patient with yourself and with God.💗

He ALWAYS stand by you and will help you fight your battles.👊

“I believe in second chances, even third and fourth.”

If you think this could help someone, plz Like and Share the hope! Till next time, here are the song lyrics. I hope they help you remember not to quit. With God, you can do anything.

Remember, God loves YOU!

Your Own Yellow Brick Road

© Eva Barnett 2017/www.FeelChristClose.org

I believe in second chances even third and fourth

How ever many it may take to reach what’s worth reaching for

I believe in happy endings happy middles too

And if you aren’t quite happy yet say plot twist and push through

Push through it’s what we’re meant to do

Keep going keep trying keep swimming keep flying

Keep keep keep spreading those wings wings wings

Keep laughing keep hoping keep dancing keep rowing

Keep keep keep all of your dreams dreams dreams afloat

And you’ll find that wherever you go you’re on your own yellow brick road

Sometimes life gets muddy the road’s not even paved

You feel like you’re going uphill in the snow both ways

That’s why God made snowshoes and the sunshine too

So even when it’s cloudy that bright sunshine can shine through so shine too

It’s what we’re meant to do

Keep going keep trying keep swimming keep flying

Keep keep keep spreading those wings wings wings

Keep laughing keep hoping keep dancing keep rowing

Keep keep keep all of your dreams dreams dreams afloat

And you’ll find that wherever you go you’re on your own yellow brick road

Some people say all good things must end

But I simply smile and whisper to them

When a door closes a window opens

It sounds cliché I know but it’s still true so

Keep going keep trying keep swimming keep flying

Keep keep keep spreading those wings wings wings

Keep laughing keep hoping keep dancing keep rowing

Keep keep keep all of your dreams dreams dreams

Keep loving keep healing keep praying believing

Keep keep keep faith through all things things things

Keep giving keep chancing keep singing keep planting

Keep keep keep growing the deep deep roots of your soul

Don’t you let them go

And you’ll find that wherever wherever

You go you’re on your own yellow brick road

I believe in second chances even third and fourth

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