Today, Rusanne Carole looks at how women can overcome adversities and challenges we may face in today’s world and to look forward and not back, for God has a good plan for all of us! We must adorn the armour of God and trust His plan.
Welcome to God’s Grace, a Women World Leaders podcast. I am your host, Rusanne Carol. Born in Louisiana and now living in Australia. I’m a single mom of four boys and I’m currently working as a school chaplain at a local public Primary School. I want to thank the leadership team at women, world leaders, for giving me this opportunity and platform to share about the love and grace of our Lord. I hope you enjoy the podcast and are encouraged. Thank you so much for joining us today as we look at how women overcome the many adversities and challenges we may face in this world that we live in. We persevere and battle on. By putting on the full armor of God, becoming spirit, lead, and spirit field women of God, I get the opportunity to talk and walk through life with lots of women and young girls. And what God placed on my heart to share with you today is what many of us may feel inside. But often we don’t want to share with others.
As Christian women, we might even be tempted to give the impression that all is well when it’s really not. We wear a mask that gives the impression that we’ve got it all together. Or we might be feeling ashamed about some of our mistakes or bad decisions. We may even occasionally fall into a pit of comparing ourselves to others. This really steals our joy and prevents us from receiving all God has for us. I don’t know about you. But I can relate to sometimes feeling like really god, this is what you’ve got for me. This is it. This is my life. Will things ever get better? Will things ever change. We may feel or have even been taught we have to hold it together and make it appear. That all is well when on the inside. Inside. We may be screaming really god this is it. As little girls we dream and we’re supposed to dream. But what about when our dreams don’t come true? What about if our marriage didn’t work out like we wanted, our kids might be struggling in a wayward lifestyle. Sometimes it may even be family members or people we really love who haven’t met and then the Lord yet. And this puts a real burden on our heart. It may even be watching people we love and care for and extreme pain. Whether that be mentally, emotionally or physically. We might experience the unexpected loss of someone we love deeply. Or it could be watching someone you love walk through a long and excruciating illness. And you may have been thrusted into a caring role for someone. These last couple of years, the entire world has shown that things can change in an instant, what is constant? And where can we put our trust.
I’d like to encourage you that no matter what is happening around us, there is a God who loves you, no matter what is happening around us, even if it feels like the whole world itself. And our personal world is falling apart. God is there. He’s watching. He’s listening. And he’s guiding us through it all. Often we want the outcomes, the good outcomes without the conditions needed to manifest the outcome. Because God has a good outcome always. Jeremiah 29, verses 10 and 11. In the message translation translation puts it like this. This is God’s word on the subject. I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out. plans to take care of you not to abandon you plans to give you the future you hope for
sister I want to encourage you today that no matter what you’ve been through or going through, maybe even at the time you are listening to my words. God is a God of hope, and he has a good plan. Our job is to develop an intimate relationship with Him and trust his plan. How do we do this? We spend time with him. Getting to know him really know Him through prayer, quiet time, reading His word, and praising and worshiping Him even in the suffering
In preparing for today’s message, I was reminded of a woman in the Bible, Lot’s wife, we aren’t given her name. Sometimes I feel like I’m in such a heap of mess and challenges surrounding me. I feel like I don’t even know my name or what day it is. But the story in Genesis 19 tells us as she and her family were being rescued by God from the burning city of Sodom. she disobeyed and looked back, turning into a pillar of salt. Regret, disappointment, guilt, over the past can keep us from looking ahead to a better future. God stands in front of us waiting for us to take his hand in surrender and trust. Oh, he has something wonderful waiting just for you. Even Jesus referenced her recorded in Luke 17, verse 32. He says, Remember Lot’s wife. I think our Jesus might be saying, Look to Me, not behind you at things that may have happened. But look into my eyes and at me with me, we will take this journey together. We are told in Second Corinthians 517. If anyone is in Christ, she’s a new person. The old life is gone, a new life has begun. We often want things instantaneously. But this dance in life is where God leads and we follow.
In John 16, verse 33, Jesus reminds us we will experience trouble and sorrows in this world, but be of good cheer and be courageous. Our Lord has conquered this world. If you haven’t received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. I invite you to say this simple prayer inviting him into your heart. A new life will begin at this moment in time.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you died for my sins and rose from the dead. A turn from my sins and invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust you as my Lord and Savior.
If you said that prayer angels are rejoicing because the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are rejoicing to up pray that you will be surrounded by brothers and sisters that will disciple you and teach you the word in the ways of God. We’re all on an adventure with many mountains and valleys to travel. But God is there every step of the way.
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