7. Start again.
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Grace doesn’t come with a sell-by date. If you’ve determined to call on the name of Jesus, to trust him and you feel as if you’ve failed, start again. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ, there is grace to pick us up each time we fall.
The enemy loves to use our brokenness to remind us how vulnerable we are. He loves to brag about how much damage has been done. He loves to make us believe that nothing has changed.
But Jesus changes everything. You can start fresh, having accepted what is broken, grieved your losses and pain, spoken the truth about your life to God and others and live a life of gratitude. You are invited to come as you are. God is for you, in the middle of your mess.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
Sheila Walsh Sheila Walsh is a powerful communicator, Bible teacher, and bestselling author with more than five million books sold. She is the author of the award-winning Gigi, God’s Little Princess series, Peace for Today, Loved Back to Life, The Storm Inside, Five Minutes with Jesus and The Longing in Me. She is cohost of Life Today with James and Betty Robison. Sheila lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and son, Christian.
In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for this Beautiful, Broken Life
(release date: Nov. 7, 2017)
Sheila Walsh reveals the hardened defenses that kept her from allowing God into her deepest hurts and shares how entering into a safe place with God and practicing this daily connection with him have saved her from the devil’s prowling attacks. Though we will never be completely “fixed” on earth, we are continually held by Jesus, whatever our circumstances.
This is Sheila’s most personal book, exploring her battles with depression, opening up for the first time about her struggle with suicidal thoughts. She wants women to understand that it’s ok for them to have these feelings and they are not alone in their struggles.
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