๐Ÿ’ƒ HIGHS AND LOWS ๐Ÿ˜•

Highs and lows

Every day so far, in these last couple of days left in this year has been a reflective one for me. I just know I wouldn’t be here or fine each day if there is no upper hand sustaining and holding me by and by.

There is a song I remembered listening to, almost every day when I fought serious mind battles and I was not fine at heart and in my mind. I fought doubt and clarity of what would happen next as I watched my plans go away right in front of me. For someone who had plans and so much liked her plans to go the way, she had envisaged it. It hit me hard I just never knew how much shock absorber God placed in me till I faced all that happened in the year for me.

His Upper hand - Sustains

So the song I mentioned was gotten through a dear friend and it is “Highs and lows” by Hillsong young.

This song made me tear up a lot of time as I can be such a cry baby sometimes. Just sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜‚
My lachrymal gland can be so super active if you know what I am trying to drive at. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Goofy - Avatar - Joy

So we have had our highs and lows in this super amazing year 2020. I was talking with a colleague about how many people always mentioned 2020 in retrospect. Especially when I finished my undergraduate degree as we all had plans set ahead of us. And here we are, all so blown away by the amazing year 2020.

God has been so good to us, despite it all. And that right there is the constant in all situations of our lives and our hope in our highs and lows. God remains faithful even when all work against us and wants us to be faithless. And even when we struggle the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings. That is deep for me because a person only groans when it is deeply felt within him or her. And that right there just reassures me that even I struggle to know how I feel in some particular situations. God is never unaware and His spirit in me intercedes on my behalf to get through these trying times. ๐Ÿ™Œ

He is aware - Intercedes - Prays

God is good!. Oh yes, He is.

I don’t know how the year 2020 may have been for you. But one thing I know is that His hand has been the one rocking your cradle and holding you by and by.

In your weakest moments, He showed up dear. With deep groanings not known to the human mind. With so much love in His heart that He felt it all just as you did. It touched His very core He couldn’t leave you to bear it all alone. And He offered you His arms.

Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Romans 8:26 ESV

I don’t know about you. But some days I literarily feel Him hugging me in those “lows”. Reassuring me that He is still for me. And when my faith is being tested, that He is my faith and He won’t fail me. ๐Ÿ˜ช

If we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself.

2 Timothy 2:13 AMP

God is good. This is the message for you, now and always. ๐Ÿ™Œ

So if there is any reason to look forward to Christmas, which is my favorite time of the year. Just because I love December a lot. As it does have this calm and grace that I just love. I can’t explain it. ๐Ÿ˜
Sorry for the detour. ๐Ÿ˜€ So yes the reason is “God saw you through”. And regardless of the downsides you are still here. There is still hope that though the tree is cut down that it will indeed sprout again. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

“For there is hope for a tree if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease.

Job 14:7 ESV

Abba is that shoot. It won’t cease. He indeed holds your lot. Like the Vine in John 15. He holds you!

I pray that your heart as you read this encapsulates this comfort. And may you find joy in Him even as this year gradually doffs its hat and bade us a farewell. So that we can all welcome the new year with greater joy in Him. A joy that can’t be marred or stolen. His kind of Joy that sprouts hope in us. That which He delights in us that we should exude. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Blessings. ๐Ÿ™

Happy new week of great joy in Him. ๐Ÿค—

๐Ÿ’ฎ#HCCounsels#๐Ÿ’ฎ

46 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa B. says:

    Yes, He is right there with us all the time!

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    1. Yes, ma’am. He is. ๐Ÿ˜
      And it is such a blessing to know this truth. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day. โค

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      1. Lisa B. says:

        Thanks, you too!

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        1. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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  2. jesusluvsall says:

    Jesus loves you little sister and is always with you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Aww. Thanks for this reminder, big bro. โค He loves you and He is always for you, too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿค—

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  3. I like December too ๐Ÿ˜Š. Don’t worry about crying, I cry too because of the goodness of God and everything He has blessed me with. God Bless.

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    1. Aww. High five to us. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™‹
      Smiles. Yeah. Thinking about all He does hit me deeply. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Amen. And you too, sis. ๐Ÿ™
      Wishing you a blessed day. โค

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  4. Thanks for the encouragement my friend. What a blessing it is to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that out God is always there with it

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    1. You are welcome ma’am. ๐Ÿค—
      Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes, it is. And a great comfort too. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thank you for your comments. โค
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™

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  5. Dawn says:

    God has been faithful, like you said, He has been with us through it all. We do not have to worry. Thanks for your inspiring words, and congratulations on the undergraduate degree! ๐ŸŽ‰โค๏ธ

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    1. Yes, He has been. And if not for Him we would have been nowhere!. Thinking of this mesmerizes me. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—
      Smiles. Thank you, big sis. โค
      Though I completed it, 2015. I just made a reference to it. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™

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      1. Dawn says:

        Youโ€™re welcome! Blessings! ๐Ÿค—

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  6. Sheree says:

    Itโ€™s good that you can always feel his presence and support, particularly in these trying times.

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    1. Yes, ma’am. Grateful for it. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Trust you have been good, ma’am. โค
      Wishing you a blessed day ahead. ๐Ÿค—

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  7. Hephzibah says:

    Yes, this year has been a real 2020, but God has been Good, Always!!
    Praise God for upholding each of us as during such a time as this!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Haha. Emphasis on the “real”. ๐Ÿ˜
      Yes, He has. And so grateful for His presence in these times. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thanks for your comments, sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Do have a blessed day. ๐Ÿ™

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      1. Hephzibah says:

        ๐Ÿ˜… …. Amen! Blessed day to you too, sis! ๐Ÿค—

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        1. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. capost2k says:

    wOw!! “When you find it hard to pray, HE prays over you!” What a unique perspective on Christ’s intercessory position for us! You were a wonderful blessing to read today.
    Oh, btw, cats are particularly the most intelligent creatures Father made, next to humans. Some think they are dumb because they cannot be trained to retrieve a stick like a dog. But when a cat sees you throw a stick and say, “Fetch,” its reply is, “Why should [I] go get it, silly. You threw it away; get it yourself!” :-0))))) Loved the mouse story!

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    1. capost2k says:

      Oops, sent the email correctly but put the comment on the wrong blog! Please disregard the comment about the cat!! (although it IS true ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) In the meantime, reading this blog was a great encouragement as well.

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      1. Smiles. Thank you so much, sir.
        Blessings to you and family. ๐Ÿค—

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  9. K.L. Hale says:

    What a beautiful post my friend. โค๏ธ I love your heart and spirit. God is indeed holding us in everything~the highs and the lows! He is so amazing. And I cry too when I praise and worship him with songs. They move me to the core~pure worship! God bless you sweetheart! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

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    1. Smiles. Thanks a lot, ma’am. โค
      Yes!. He does. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Aww. I can relate with this. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Amen and you too. ๐Ÿ™
      Thank you so much for your comments. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Blessings always.

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      1. K.L. Hale says:

        โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  10. He has been faithful throughout this year. The upper hand still holding us is one I most grateful for!
    God is good today, tomorrow, & always. God is good both in the good times and bad times.

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    1. Yes dear. He has. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Me too. ๐Ÿ˜
      Yes!!. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thank you for your comments, sis.
      Blessings always. โค

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  11. Israel says:

    Yes.. God is ever faithful.
    Thanks for sharing this

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    1. Yes, sis. He is. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Glad to. You are welcome, bro.
      Thank you for your comments. ๐Ÿค—

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  12. God is truly good all the time!

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    1. Yes, sis. He is amazingly good. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you for your comments, sis.
      Blessings, always. ๐Ÿค—

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  13. Michelle says:

    What a wonderful post! I remember the first time I felt God’s “hug”. It was the night my grandma passed away and I just broke down all alone. I could feel His arms around me and it was such an amazing feeling!!
    I tear up at songs, too. And these days I tear up at just about everything! lol!!

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    1. Smiles. Thank you. Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wow. I am glad to read about your experience of Him. โค
      Yes!. It is such a great experience. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Aww. Haha. Me too. ๐Ÿ˜
      Grateful for Abba’s timely hugs. Thanks so much for your comments, ma’am. Blessings. ๐Ÿค—

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  14. Nancy Ruegg says:

    I too have experienced God’s peace, comfort, and joy through 2020. You are right, Mercy: He does not fail us! Hallelujah!

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    1. I am glad to read your testimony, ma’am. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ƒ
      And yes, He doesn’t. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you for your comments.
      Happy Sunday to you and the family. โค

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  15. Amen. I agree with you “God has been so good to us, despite it all.” My husband mentioned this in today’s sermon. Have a great day and remain safe.

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    1. Smiles. Glad to know you affirm this. โค
      I will do that. Thanks a lot, Tangie.
      A happy new week to you. ๐Ÿค—

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  16. Ruelha says:

    God is so good…I don’t deserve His goodness…
    But Hes so good to me. I’m such a selfish human….but Hes working on me and hasnt given up on me….๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœ๏ธ๐ŸŽ€

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    1. Yes, He is. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Smiles. He won’t give up on us. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Merry Christmas, Ruelha. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Ruelha says:

        Merry Christmas Mercy โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ—๐Ÿท

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  17. beavoicefororphans says:

    May GOD bless you and your family this Christmas and into then new year…

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    1. Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      And you too. ๐Ÿค—
      I appreciate your prayers.
      Merry Christmas to you and your family. โค

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  18. justynlove says:

    Indeed God is good

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    1. Yes, He is. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Happy new week. ๐Ÿค—

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