God is good when your heart hurts; when the questions are heavy; when you don’t understand; when the answer feels like it’s never going to come. His goodness is not based on your circumstances but on the unchanging character of who He is. you can lean on His steadfast love and care for you. know that even when your world is seemingly spinning out of control, you can rest in this unchanging truth: God is good, and He is still good even when life is not. He is bigger than all things, He is holding every moment of your life in His hands, and He will always glorify His Name in your circumstance.

Hope In Faith

“Hope In Faith”

I long for hope that burns inside of me
Because there are so many things that I’ve never seen
So many places that I’ve never been
Wondering when will my life truly begin?

This hope I long for that burns inside of me
Is the cause and reason for me to believe
In all the things I’ve known and everything I have
For things can never really be that bad.

This hope I have is what pushes me foward
Slightly northward and around the corner
Its what gets me by each and every day
Because you never know what tomorrow may convey

You never really know what the future holds
Some days are bronze while others are gold
You never really know what tomorrow brings
Every darkened Winter will have a new day in Spring

You never really know what new friends you’ll meet
Or what old friends you fought with may come back and greet
The calendar repeats with all the same dates
But that doesn’t mean you can’t change your fate

We all hope for something; its what keeps us alive
Hope is the driving force that gets us to try
Hope for love, or money, or friends
Hope is what pushes us in the end

But without faith there is no hope
We put our hope in faith to help us cope
Whatever you believe in; believe in it still
Never lose faith nor sign off your will

Faith is like love; you can’t see it, but it’s there
You can’t touch it, taste it, smell it, but you know its in the air
You can only feel it deep inside your heart
You either believe or you don’t, but not always from the start

And if you believe in nothing, there’s still something to be said
At least you are living and those thoughts are in your head
If a lack of faith in something is enough to get you by
Then don’t deny there’s nothing because that nothing makes you try

Verses about identity in Christ:

You are a child of God-
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

John 1:12
Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—

Galatians 3:26-28
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

You are a new creation-
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


You are in Him-

1 John 2:4
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.


You are God’s special possession-
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

Ephesians 1:4-5
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—

Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

YOU were created in God’s image-
Genesis 1:27
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

You are God’s righteousness-
2 Corinthians 5:21
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.

You are a conqueror-

Romans 8:35/37
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

You are God’s temple-
1 Corinthians 3:16
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

You are not condemned-

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

You are light-
Ephesians 5:8-9
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and
truth)

Matthew 5:14
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

You are not forgotten-
Isaiah 49:16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

Deuteronomy 28:13
And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.


Hi Zinnia! If you are comfortable with it, would you mind talking a little bit about your faith and its relation to polyamory? I was raised Catholic in a rather strict community and had to unlearn a lot of toxic teachings to become comfortable with polyamory. I’m curious about your experience and keeping with the faith.

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