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Have you ever felt like God was silent? Or like you couldn't hear His voice? Have you ever wondered where God was in your pain? I have. I have been there.
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The Bible abounds with evidence that God is far from silent. He actually speaks to His people quite often. Which leads me to believe that if I can't hear God, the problem lies with me.
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I have walked through different seasons of those valleys and moutaintops and ultimately learned that God wants to speak to me. If only I will listen.
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Here’s what I have come to know as true: God is faithful to do whatever it takes to accomplish His will in the lives of His people.
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So in the darkest of night, I can say God is faithful, because He is. When the sun is shining on me and joy is overflowing, I can say God is faithful, because He is. He is faithful no matter what. He is faithful to do what brings Himself the most glory.
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Jehovah Rapha. The Lord That Heals.
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God is in the business of healing. He can heal us emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. He is able. There is no question.
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His Word says He heals the brokenhearted. He does what He says He will do.
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God gives us what we need. It's just that simple. I had no idea that I needed a break tonight and time spent with a precious family who has loved me so well through this season in New Orleans. But God knew I needed it.
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He knows even before I ask or know what I need. He is a good God. And not only that He is a kind Father who cares for His children.
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My challenge for you is to take the last 24 hours and think about how God has met a need. Write it down. Thank Him for it.
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For my short but to the point blog post on God giving me exactly what I needed tonight, click the link below or just go directly to www.jennamcmurphy.com.
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All I know to say is not my will, Lord, but yours be done.
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Not my will. Not want I want. Not what I desire. But what you will. What you want. What you desire. That's what I want.
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I want you, Lord. I want more of you and less of me. Take everything. I want to see you in the midst of every dark night. I want to remember in the dark what I know in the light. I want to be able to sit back and say "you are God and I am not."
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Another song for this season that has impacted me is Thy Will by Hillary Scott. I linked a video of the song in my blog. Just click the link in my bio or go directly to www.jennamcmurphy.com.
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Y'all. This book. This book is very dear to me. I will always cherish this book and where it found me at the bottom of a deep pit of fear, doubt, confusion, and sorrow.
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God used this book to pull me out. And to remind me of His kindness. Through listening to this book, God helped me to see that He had not forgotten me. He was grieving with me. He was showing kindness to me in the exact way I needed it.
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I highly recommend Remember God by @anniefdowns. I explain more on my blog in the link in my bio, but let me recap for those who I know are scrolling quickly and won't click the link (I know. I do the same thing).
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Two things. 1) Read this book because we've all been in dark places and hard situations that have left us wounded and hurting and this book reminds you to always remember God and His kindness.
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2) Read this book because you want to better understand what it feels like for singles in modern day Christian culture. I pray this book will encourage those married in the church to be more intentional about loving on the single people in the church not excluding them.
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There you have it. My book recommendation for the week.
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All of this feels so important. My heart has been so transformed by the Lord. He has taken what was one of the darkest moments of my year and filled it with so much light.
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I am overwhelmed by God’s kindness.
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Check out my blog by clicking the link in my bio or go directly to www.jennamcmurphy.com to read the rest of the story.
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I’m not even gonna pretend like I haven’t thrown the biggest of pity parties in my life. I have always struggled with life feeling unfair.
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I wanted to work through these issues and refocus them with the truth. It worked. And I can honestly say that I’m so thankful that God’s Word is living and active. Sharper than any two-edged sword. There’s no questioning that power.
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It did its job for me tonight and I’m overflowing with gratitude to God for the healing He has brought and is continuing to bring to me through writing this series.
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Check out my new blog post for the day at the link in my bio or go directly to www.jennamcmurphy.com.
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Found myself sick today. And it has kicked my tail. Not sure if it’s side effects to the flu shot or a virus, but I am down for the count.
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I am literally down. But figuratively I’m standing taller. It would be easy to give up on this series now. The least bit of opposition or problem could convince me to fold.
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But it’s not happening. Taking a little detour to reestablish my resolve and my stance against the enemy.
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Do not give up. It will be worth it in the end. We may fall down. We may get hurt. But God will help us up. He will restore and heal us. I’m here for that.
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Check out the link in my bio or go to directly to www.jennamcmurphy.com for more.
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I never doubted that God was good, but it was incredibly hard to see clearly in the midst of such pain. What I was experiencing didn’t feel good.
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I wrestled with God over what it meant for Him to be good and for what I was going through to not feel good. And I can now say that God has assured me of His goodness.
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I asked God to reveal Himself to me, and He did. He has shown me what it means for Him to be wholly good in the midst of my not so good situation.
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He’ll reveal Himself to you too. Just ask.
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For the rest of the story, check out my blog via the link in my bio or just go directly to www.jennamcmurphy.com.
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Lies have no place here. I’m done believing lies, so this is it. This is farewell. One by one.
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First lie up: God can’t handle my fears, doubts, anger, sadness, pain, and suffering. Newsflash: not true. He can handle it, because He created us this way.
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Our emotions and feelings change, but he doesn’t. Not once. Ever. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
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Check out the link in my bio or go directly to www.jennamcmurphy.com to read more on how I fought this lie and am choosing to stand on truth.
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🎶In the crushing. In the pressing. You are making new wine. Where there is new wine. There is new power. I lay down my old flames. To carry your new fire today.🎶
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God used this song to breathe hope, truth, & life into my soul during one of the most painful seasons I’ve endured.
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Music is like that. It’s such a simple tool. But God uses it to speak to our hearts when maybe nothing else will get our attention.
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How kind of God to use the same word that spoke defeat over my life to sing over me a new hope of a new season.
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God redeems the broken. I’m living proof.
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Check out the link in my bio or just go directly to www.jennamcmurphy.com to hear more about and listen to this song.
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Kill the Spider - @loswhit.
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If there’s any part of you that has resonated with the beginning of my blog series this week, you need to read this book.
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It has been transformational for me. I love a good analogy. And the first time I heard Carlos talk about the spider and cobwebs made we weep. I had been trying so hard for so long to sweep cobwebs out of my life in this particular area, but what I really needed to do was to kill the spider..
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This book is worth the read. Do yourself a favor. Read this book. And check out the link in bio or visit www.jennamcmurphy.com to read more about it.
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This one hurt a little. Who wants to admit they believed lies? Let me answer that for you. No one.
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I hate that I succumbed to the lies of the enemy and even well-intentioned people over the years. I hate that it warped my view of God.
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Calling out lies and replacing them with truth. This is the game plan. Step one. Identify the lies. ✅. Step two. Replace with truth. Stay tuned for the follow up next week.
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Link in bio or as always you can go directly to www.jennamcmurphy.com.
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Why?
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If you’ve never said it, I can about guarantee that you thought it. And while I’m over here feeling heretical, I remembered tonight that David asked a lot of whys in the Psalms.
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So I’m not alone in my whys & neither are you. Keep asking. God won’t let you down.
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I backtracked a little tonight to give some more reasoning behind why I chose the topic #rediscoveringGod. I realized some things about who I believed God was. And it led me here. Check out the link in my bio or go to www.jennamcmurphy.com.
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For those who have experienced grief.
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This one is for you. I know how it feels. Even after time has passed, there are still times it creeps back in. You are not alone in your hurt, pain, and suffering.
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There’s so much I want to tell you. There is such deep hurt that I have experienced, yet my story of victory will have to do. God rescues me from my grief. He’ll do the same for you.
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My prayer for this post is that someone who needs to read this will be as encouraged and radically changed by this reminder: God grieves with you. He hurts for you. He wants to comfort you. Let him.
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If you want to read more, the link to my blog post is in my bio. Drop a comment and let me know how or if I can be praying for you.
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Know your enemy.
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This isn’t some movie super villain. This isn’t a fictional character. This is a real enemy who is out to sabotage our effectiveness for the kingdom.
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While the questions I had for God were cries of my soul, I also know that the enemy was feeding me lies of doubt, fear, and confusion.
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God doesn’t deal in those things. He can be trusted for who He is. Check out my blog through the link in my bio or at www.jennamcmurphy.com for more of my thoughts, challenge, and encouragement to face the enemy head on.
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I’m in this fight with you!
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31 Days to Rediscovering God.
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This series has been brewing in my heart, soul & mind for quite some time now. I still don’t really understand where the Lord is going with this, but with every challenge, I trust that God is going to speak through me.
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“I don’t intend to be heretical whatsoever here. My intention is just to start an open discussion that might not be widely talked about. I had so many questions for God.”
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Due to the very personal and transparent nature of this series, I’ve decided to only post the full posts over on my new blog, so if you’re interested, check out my blog through the link in my bio or at wwww.jennamcmurphy.com.
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This is fair warning for what’s to come.
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NEW BLOG POST (not only for the first time in almost two years but also at a new place) // “Blogging is virtually a dead art, but it works for me. It provides an avenue for God to display His glory in my mind, my thoughts, my writing, & my life. I have no idea where God will take this blog next, but I’m ready to find out.”
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Check out my blog for more. Link in my profile/bio or simply www.jennamcmurphy.com. Making things easier.
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On Monday, I’ll start another #write31days challenge, and I’ll reveal my topic then. God has been stirring in my heart for so long now, & It’s both scary and exciting to share it.
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The summary of my blog post: My life = His glory.
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🎶It may look like I’m surrounded, but I’m surrounded by you. It may look like I’m surrounded, but I’m surrounded by you.🎶
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When you find an anthem for a season, you sing it over and over and over again until you believe it to your very core.
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There is nothing. No enemy. No darkness. No evil. Nothing that can surround us more than our Savior, our Father, our Hope, like God Himself.
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There is no trial. No hardship. No strain. No circumstance that can defeat our God or that can scare our God from action. It’s just not possible.
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I’m done looking out at the enemy and the difficulties to come. I’m embracing the God of heaven and earth. The God of miracles to surround me and change me.
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I know this world can knock us down. It tells us that we have lost and that we should just give up, but that’s not how it works with God.
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I can endure all things through Christ who gives me strength. And so can you. He’s on your side. He’s surrounding you. And my prayer today is that you won’t be able to deny His presence in your life.
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