Saturday, January 10, 2015

My Redeemer is Jesus Christ

I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. Job19:25 NIV84 

Thankful this morning for all my Redeemer's done for me. More than I can ever repay. I know He lives, and I am so grateful for that deep-seated knowledge. It was worth going through all the panic and depression so that I could be brought to the point of desperation and finally let go of my fears, doubts and insecurities and let God take it all. I don't know why it took me so long to just give in and admit I couldn't fix myself. My Redeemer is a much better Fixer than me. He does better than fix...He restores and makes all things new. Praise to you, Lord. You are most worthy of all praise! 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen Joni! its total surrender for he knows what is best for us and he will never leave us alone or forsake us!

Joni said...

Yes!

Nora Kirkham said...

Thank you, Joni for these words! God directed me to your blog during a very hard week coping with anxiety. I've also recently recognized my deep true need for God and have been trying to renew my relationship with Him as the only thing that can completely heal me of my anxiety and panic. It's so hard when you feel almost too anxious to function! It takes everything for me to believe God can speak through the chaos that is my mind and body but I will trust in him! Do you have any advice? Did you ever feel like this?

Joni said...

Hi, Nora,
Yes, I have felt the same way. I remember when putting together a grocery list was overwhelming. My advice is what has worked for me: a daily time of getting alone with God in honest and humble prayer asking for His help to increase my faith; daily meditating on and praying the Scriptures I've posted on this blog (see top tabs); exercising at least three times a week for 50 min.,doing Beth Moore's Bible studies, Believing God and Breaking Free slowly, at my own pace. I also spent time on my patio swing enjoying the peace and quiet and God's creation. I stopped watching as much tv--even the news and started reading Christian books. I prayed my Scriptures before going to bed, too. Getting enough sleep is important, too. I hope this helps you.

Nora Kirkham said...

Thank you so much for your advice. Your blog is so encouraging and is a testament to God's power. He is in control indeed! Breaking Free is a good one, I have watched the sermons. I am starting "Get Out of that Pit" by Beth Moore. I will pray through these scriptures. I'm just struggling with trusting God to heal me when I am not sure if my anxiety medication is hurting or helping anymore. I wish I had never taken medicine, but now I am waiting on God to heal me even when I have medicine that might be making things worse...

Joni said...

Pray about what God would have you do and then talk with your doctor. You may need your medication adjusted. Let God do what He can do and your doctor do what he/she can do. God will work it all out for your good as you pray to Him about your situation.