Chelsea Crockett

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8 Verses That Remind Us God is in Control

It is no secret that life can be rough. When our life seems out of control, that is a good time to remind ourselves that God is in control. Whatever…

It is no secret that life can be rough. When our life seems out of control, that is a good time to remind ourselves that God is in control. Whatever you face, amidst the struggles and anxious thoughts and worries of life, God is there strengthening us and helping us. Here are 8 verses that remind us that God is in control.

  1. “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3
  2. “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” Proverbs 12:25
  3. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
  4. “Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue…” Isaiah 35:4
  5. “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
  6. “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22
  7. “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
  8. “Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’” Mark 5:36

God is greater than your worries. He gives us the power to live boldly, fearlessly, and courageously in this life. When everything in life is telling us to be afraid, God’s truth reminds us that we are strong. Replace your fearful thoughts with His words of truth. He knows what concerns you, and He’s got you covered.

XOXO, Chels

 

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5 Reasons to Pray

Why do we pray? God knows everything already, so why do we need to tell Him about our troubles or ask Him for wisdom? He is in control of all…

Why do we pray? God knows everything already, so why do we need to tell Him about our troubles or ask Him for wisdom? He is in control of all things, and knows all things. So why pray? Here are 5 great reasons to pray.

  1. We pray because we are God’s children and he loves to hear from us! (Zephaniah 3:17). Just like your dad and mom love to hear from you, God is our father and loves hearing from His children.
  2. We pray because it deepens our trust in God. (Philippians 4:6-7).
  3. We pray because it causes us to depend on God. (Isaiah 40:26).
  4. We pray because it gives us the chance to express ourselves to the Lord. (Psalms 62:8). Just like it feels good to vent about our troubles or gush about great things happening in our lives to the people we love, God loves hearing us express our ups and downs to Him.
  5. We pray because it’s an amazing way that we get to be involved with what God is already doing in our world. (1 Thessalonians 5:25). Mother Teresa said that “God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.” There is a lot of evil happening in the world. Just turn on the news and that will be obvious. Our prayers help shape the world!

So when you are feeling like your prayers don’t matter, just remember these 5 reasons to pray. Your prayers are so important to God!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Proverbs 16:9

In my quiet time with God I recently ran across a verse that really spoke to me. The verse is Proverbs 16:9 and it says “People can plan what they…

In my quiet time with God I recently ran across a verse that really spoke to me. The verse is Proverbs 16:9 and it says “People can plan what they want to do, but it is the Lord who guides their steps.” Let me tell you why this verse struck a cord with me.

I like to plan things out. I know I’m not the only one out there who likes to have a plan before going into proverbsanything, and likes to know what she has to do next. I like planning life out! It makes me feel in control. You know what the problem with that is? It is that I am not the one that is in control, GOD is. No matter how many life plans I make, or how hard I try to plan for the future and plan my future out, God is the one who has the ultimate say in how my life goes. I can plan all I want! I can take a piece of paper and write down what I want my life to look like in 5 years and make all the plans my heart desires. But it is God who determines your steps, and where life takes you. Pray to Him about your desires for your life. If they are His desires for you, too, He will see them through! He will guide your steps and will take your life down the path that He desires. That is such a comfort to me, because it lets me know that I do not need to worry about how my life will go, I just need to trust in God and seek Him and he will lead me where He wants me.

I pray that you trust God with your future as well. He can do such amazing things in your life if you invite Him in!

XOXO, Chels 

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Life Lessons from Daniel 3

Have you ever wanted something so bad and worked so hard for it…and then didn’t get it? And you wondered why God would do this to you, you deserved it,…

Have you ever wanted something so bad and worked so hard for it…and then didn’t get it? And you wondered why God would do this to you, you deserved it, right? It could be a scholarship, boyfriend, job, winning a sports event, anything that you strive for and want more than anything. Daniel 3:17-18 gives us a little reality check when we don’t get the things we really want.daniel

Daniel 3:17-18 says “And if not, He is still GOOD.” This means that if God doesn’t give you what you want or badly desire or have strived for, He is still good. He knows what is best for you, and maybe getting the job or boyfriend would have led to something negative in the future. He knows how much you can handle in your life, and He knows what your life has in store for you. Think about all of the other things He has given you in your life! You are incredibly blessed. He is SO good!

So, when you don’t God doesn’t give you exactly what you want or have strived for, just remember all of the other blessings in your life and that He is good!

XOXO, Chels

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Single and Happy

Who says you have to have a boyfriend to make you happy? So many girls find their self-worth and happiness through the guys they date. I want to tell you…

Who says you have to have a boyfriend to make you happy? So many girls find their self-worth and happiness through the guys they date. I want to tell you that the single life is a GOOD life! Just because you don’t have a boy toy doesn’t mean you aren’t pretty or likeable, it just means God has bigger plans for you! Here are a few ways to be happily single.

  1. Enjoy your independence: When you have a boyfriend you aren’t just thinking of yourself anymore because your actions impact both of you. When you are single, you have so much freedom! Want to go out with friends Friday night? DO it! You won’t have a boyfriend competing for your attention! Enjoy this time with your girlfriends, because before long you will all be going off to college and growing apart as you grow up.FullSizeRender (8)
  2. Figure YOU out: These teenage years are crucial for us teenage girls! These are the years where we are figuring out who we are and what we are all about. Sometimes having a boyfriend can cause us to put our thoughts/feelings on the back burner and focus more on his. Be confident and sure of yourself and who you are!
  3. Trust God’s timing: I don’t stress about being single because I know that it is just God preparing the perfect guy for me. Plus, he is preparing ME for the perfect guy! You may feel ready to meet your prince charming, but God may have other plans. Don’t stress, just enjoy life where God has you. The perfect guy will come along when you least expect it. 

So, if you are single, just enjoy it! I know I do!

XOXO, Chels

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