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Joyce's Journey

  Not My Plan



Is Life Confusing?

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Is Life Confusing?

Are you trying to figure out the meaning of life? Can you remember the last time you felt the presence of God? If you are feeling overwhelmed, you may feel you are too busy to have a genuine sense of God’s closeness. My neighbor has been struggling with challenges while raising her family without a father. Her teenage daughter became a single mother. Then, her son was injured in a car accident. I have been praying for her to press into Jesus and attend a Bible study. Yet, today I received sad news. Last weekend, she attended a spiritual medium who gives advice by reading tarot cards. My heart wept. What can I do? Why do people seek false teachings instead of seeking the one true Savior? How can we explain the difference between truth and evil? God says, “When you know the truth — the truth will set you free”. It means free from worry, fear, lust, self destruction and false teachings.


God knows our heart and our challenges. Yet, he gives us the power to overcome temptation when we stay connected to him. God tells us, "Not by power, not by might, but by the spirit."  In Jeremiah 1:19 he says,  "They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you." God wants to lead us to victory. He is our refuge. Stay connected to him and be battle ready.


Lesson Learned: My job is not to judge. My job is to love, encourage and pray for my neighbors to find God’s truth.

Joyce Yexley
Author & Fashion Historian

Categories: Hope, Parenting