Monday, June 23, 2014

"What is the Lord capable of?" A guest post by Cynthia Giles

I read the phrase: “turn your scars into stars” from Kimberly Pothier. This phrase is a testimony of what Christ is capable of.

Ephesians 3:20

The Lord is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we dare to ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us.

Are you broken?

The Lord comforts and saves the heart crushed in spirit.

Are you lacking money or resources?

The Lord makes you a royal heir, with access to wisdom which is worth more than rubies.

Are you depressed?

The Lord offers exceeding joy as a recipe for strength.

Are you fatherless?

The Lord will adopt you as a daughter or son. The Lord will grant you double for your losses.

Are you lonely?

Neither height nor depth, nor anything in all creation can separate you from the love of God and his omnipotent presence. Seek friendship through prayer.

Are you abused?
Be strong and courageous. The Lord is your advocate and redeemer. The darkness is light to you.

Are you tempted?

Do not fear. The Lord will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear and he will provide a way out.

Are you sick?

The Lord brings deliverance and his power is made perfect in weakness.

Are you oppressed?

The Lord is your refuge and relief from despair. You serve the Lord of the breakthrough. Where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.

Are you a widow?

The Lord is your bridegroom, defender, romance, and best friend.

Are you anxious or part of a stressful situation?

The Lord is faithful. Do not be discouraged. He goes before you. The Holy Spirit is a counselor.

Are you forgotten? 

The Lord accepts you as a chosen one, set apart to do good works.

Are you insecure? 

The Lord transforms timidity into a spirit of power, love, and self-control.

Are you under the weight of shame?

The past doesn’t define you, it refines you. The Lord makes all things new. You’re pure.

Did you make poor decisions leading to irreversible mistakes?

The Lord keeps no records of wrongs and remembers your sins no more.

Are you lacking love?

The Lord is love. He rejoices and delights in how he created you. His love endures forever.

I hope your need was listed with an answer. What do you need today? Write a list and pray. Ask God to reveal the answer to your need. God wants to be there for every bit of your story, the good, bad, pretty, and ugly. God wants you to ask hard questions. The Lord knows we are prone to doubt so release the guilt and ask. You’re going to be okay.

The Lord desires the best for you when it’s difficult to accept his answer. If you misunderstand or wrestle with the Lords answer, ask another question. Trust his character. Maybe theirs part of the story you can’t see yet. Be strong, take heart, and wait on the Lord.

The Lord holds the answers to the questions in your heart.

Philippians 4:19

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

God wants to meet your need. Ask for the answer. God wants to hear you ask.

Matthew 7:7

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

Cynthia Giles enjoys writing in all types of genres and styles. Her goal is to honor God by remaining humble and thankful for the opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. She is a published writer and spoken word artist who performs at various events. She holds a bachelor's degree in Integrative Studies, with concentrations in English and Writing from Kennesaw State University. Connect with her on facebook at

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