وَٱلَّذِينَ جَٰهَدُوا۟ فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا

And those who strive for Us - We will surely guide them to Our ways.

Qur’an 29:69

No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have a unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Persist and persevere, your desired path remains possible.
—  Brad Gast
Look,” he said, “the point is there’s no way to be a hundred percent sure about anyone or anything. So you’re left with a choice. Either hope for the best, or just expect the worst.”
If you expect the worst, you’re never disappointed,” I pointed out.
Yeah, but who lives like that?
—  Sarah Dessen
You will never find the real truth among people that are insecure or have egos to protect. Truth over time becomes either guarded or twisted as their perspective changes; it changes with the seasons of their shame, love, hope or pride.
—  Shannon L. Alder

DAY 110
Apr 20, 2015

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. - Psalm 27:13

My dear sister,

This post is for you–the dreamer. The one who dreams about the places she wants to go and the people she wants to meet. The one who wants to dedicate her work to the Lord and use her gifts, her talents for the Lord–even if she doesn’t quite know what that looks like yet.

I write this post to you tonight to encourage you to remain confident. Remain confident knowing that it doesn’t matter how uncertain this semester looks, this week looks, or the rest of this year looks, through Jesus Christ, God has given you all you need. You don’t have to hide away in your doubts about the future anymore. God’s got this. Trust and believe that He is taking care of you and that He has more ahead.
Remember this when it comes to your dream of:

1. Starting your own business
2. Traveling the world
3. Marrying a godly man
4. Doing meaningful work
5. Making a difference in your city
6. Using your gifts to glorify God
7. Getting married and having a family
8. Entering the ministry full time
9. Starting a non profit
10. Graduating from college/graduate school
11. Working in the field you dream of
12. Getting closer to God in every aspect of your life

I know there are many dreams and these are just a few, but I just want to encourage you tonight to keep on dreaming of doing things for the Lord, because as the Apostle Paul told the church of Corinth in 1 Co. 15:58, the work you do for the Lord is NEVER in vain!

So don’t be afraid to dream because of the naysayers and the negative thoughts in your head. God loves you, He knows what’s on your heart, and He is pleased when you dream what you dream to bring glory to Him! So if that’s you, keep on doing that! I know it might not seem like much, but you are sowing seeds everyday and God sees you. He hears you. He LOVES you. You can trust Him with your dreams and you can put your confidence in Him, 100%. No, it won’t all be easy, but it WILL be worth it, because God is faithful and through Him, there is so much more up ahead.

Biblical context + further reading: Ps. 27, 1 Co. 15:58, Gal. 6:9

RE: She’s okay! :’)

So I promised to write to you all as soon as I heard anything, and so far so good! a-lost-soul-in-wonderland has just written a post confirming that she is indeed alive and from what I can tell is presumably recovering from her horrendous night. She writes that friends contacted her nonstop and then just after midnight she decided to call her brother to take her to hospital for emergency treatment. Honestly so happy to see her post, I know she’s probably still in quite a fragile state but at least she is here now. Thank you so much to everyone who supported her, perhaps a few hundred people really can change the world after all! Peace and love and all things nice! Xx