Why, God?: Worshipping Through the Storm:

Sometimes worship isn’t easy. When everything seems to be going wrong and falling apart, when you find yourself in a dark place, when you’ve experienced pain, heartbreak, loss – in those moments, having a heart of worship can seem impossible. All you want to do is question God. You want to know why.

If you’re struggling with bad times, with hard times, remember that you are NOT alone. God is with you, and He has a purpose for what you’re going through. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
We cannot see His plan, but in the times that life is dark and you can’t see how your situation can be worked out for your good, remember that “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).

So, hold on. When you’re struggling, cling closer to the one constant: our unchanging God. He promised to never leave you or forsake you. Hold on to that promise, and praise Him through the storms this world throws at you. You’re greater is coming, and your struggles are going to help you get there.

Know Who You Are: A Son/Daughter of God!

“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

He gave you more potential than you can imagine. He will use you for things beyond your grasp. He values you higher than anything. You are of such great worth to Him that He sent His only son to die for you! You are His child, and He will not leave you. He’ll never let you go

NEW: Added Help Resource Page

Hey guys,

Based on the focus of the Never Alone Project, we added a new page to the site: Help Resources. On this page you will find hotline numbers and websites where you can find help. Please, if you ever need help, use those resources. Send us a message through the Prayer page so that we can pray for you and your situation. We are here for you. You are not alone. You don’t have to face your troubles alone.

With love,
Elizabeth

Feel free to email us at neveralone.ttwm@gmail.com or me specifically at elizabeth.telltheworldmovement@gmail.com.

Trouble is Only Temporary

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Are you struggling with something? Do you have problems and situations you’re facing that you just don’t know how to handle? Worry not! Cast your cares upon the Lord! Do not despair when times are bad. Lean on Him, and He will uphold you. All these things are temporary. Every problem, every fear, every pain is temporary. It isn’t going to last! But God will, and what He can offer is so much greater than any of the troubles you face.

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;
He will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22

I’m not minimizing your struggles or saying they’re insignificant. We’re human, so they are very significant, and sometimes they seem bigger than what we can handle. What I’m saying is that God is so much greater than anything this world can throw at us that, to Him, the Almighty, every problem is minuscule in comparison. He is greater than anything, so what do you have to worry about? 

Have faith in Him. Remember He is in control. He’s holding you always. He never leaves you. His love covers all things.

With love,
Elizabeth

He Empowers Us In Our Weakness

If I wanted to boast, I would be no fool in doing so, because I would be telling the truth. But I won’t do it, because I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message, even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:6-10

Have you ever made a mistake? Done something you’ve regretted? We all have. How do they make you feel? I’ll be the first to admit that I have made plenty of mistakes, and that there are some that I still struggle with. I know mine have made me feel so weak, and they’ve made me feel like I wasn’t good enough. How could God possibly use me after I did that? I’d feel ashamed, useless, and I’d often feel far away from God.

You know what that distance is? That is what happens when we doubt what God is capable of. By thinking that God couldn’t use us after we mess up, we are claiming that He is not strong enough to overcome our mistakes. Why do we doubt His faithfulness when we don’t need to?

“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I do. I will not forsake them.”

Isaiah 42:16

Focusing on the shame and the distance it seems to create is letting the enemy mess with your mind to convince you that he’s won and that God has given up on you, when clearly that is not the case. Lingering on that feeling of weakness opens the door to the enemy’s attacks because you’re saying you can’t fight anymore.

Well, that’s not the case, is it? No, you still have plenty of fight left. As long as you have breath, you can fight. How? Because God is a great and powerful God, and He never leaves you. With His help, you can do anything in His will.

“For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.”

Philippians 4:13

When you feel weak, when you mess up, yeah, you’ll feel put out and a bit useless at first, but that’s when you need to cling closer to God because He is the only one who can make you strong. He has a purpose for you. You know what He does with your weaknesses? Remember what 2 Corinthians 12:9 says:

Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.

When you are weak, He is still using you. If you lean on Him, He will help you use those experiences to help others – either by helping those have been through or are currently going through similar situations, or by helping those who haven’t avoid making the same mistakes. There is no predicting what God will do through you if you let Him take control.

Think about all those times you’ve questioned whether God could use you after you messed up. Guess what? He can, He is, and He always will. There will never be a time that you are too broken for God to use you. You will never make too many mistakes to be in God’s hands. No matter how many times you stumble and fall, He will take you back as soon as you turn back to Him. His path is perfect, and His love is never failing.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

There is nothing about you that God cannot use for His glory. You just have to listen to Him and draw closer to Him at all times.

Past mistakes don’t have to mean weakness.
He can use them and, through your testimony,
make them strengths.

– With love,
Elizabeth

Welcome!

Hey, everybody. Elizabeth, here. I just want to welcome you to the Never Alone page. There will be more to come. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us through prayer requests that you can send in on the Prayer page, the contact form on the Contact Us page, or by emailing us directly at neveralone.ttwm@gmail.com. We are here for you,and we hope to get to know you as you allow us to, and we hope you never feel alone again because, as the verse says, God is always with you; He never leaves. Even when the people of this world fail you, He never will.

Have a blessed day, and remember to smile!