A Group Hug

Hey, Darling Things! You guys just equipped me with some of the most profound material and insight I have ever seen in that previous post about “Acting a Fool.” Lord have mercy, I can’t tell you how many of those entries made me nod and say out loud, I’ve been THERE. Thank you so much for helping me out. I just closed the comments because the numbers can get so overwhelming that people tend not to read them anymore. I’m cutting and pasting them on a document and printing them out for a notebook I’ve already begun on the subject. You have helped me immensely. Pray that God will use this material to bring forth much fruit.

The thing that made me laugh out loud was the comment that I just brought in a few minutes ago on that post that said (in all caps like this), “Beth, WE WOMEN NEED A GROUP HUG!” Yes, we do! And I know a huge God who has everlasting arms and is up for the task! In fact, I’ll just quote the whole passage: (BTW, this was a memory segment I wrote in a spiral two years ago and still think about all the time)

“There is no one like the God of [you and me], who rides on the heavens to help [us] and on the clouds in His majesty. The eternal God is [our] refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out [our] enemy before [us] saying, ‘Destroy him!’ So [we] will live in safety alone; in a land of grain and new wine (new Welch’s for the Baptists), where the heavens drop dew. Blessed are you, O [Child of God]! WHO IS LIKE [US], A PEOPLE SAVED BY THE LORD? He is [our] shield and helper and [our] glorious sword. [Our] enemies will cower before [us] and [we] will trample down their high places.” Deuteronomy 33:26-29 NIV

Girlfriends, we may have some sad and embarrassing stories back there but we are not a sad, pathetic people. Who is like us, a people saved by the Lord? We have a Healer! A God who grants “incomparable power” to those of us who keep believing Him. It is the same power that He exerted when He raised Jesus from the dead. (Ephesians 1:19-20) Lord have mercy, if He can raise the dead, He can heal our insecurities. Now, here’s what I want from you in response to this post. Write ONE PHRASE or ONE SHORT SENTENCE (no longer than that or they won’t be able to be posted here) that testifies who we are or what we possess in Christ. Let’s balance off the previous post with some mighty confessions that can help demolish strongholds of defeated thoughts that make us feel and act insecure WHEN WE’RE NOT. This is a defeated frame of mind, not a defeated state of life. If we’re believers in Christ, the truth is, we’re NOT insecure. But we do indeed feel that way. And too often behave that way. We need an overhaul, Girls. Let’s shake a little ground by confessing some Truth! These do not need to be anonymous. When you read these comments, say them out loud, personalizing every single one of them for yourself. You’ll feel the power of confession. Keep in mind, Girls, we most believe what our souls and mouths most often confess.

PS. As for our Siesta who is doubting her salvation even though she truly accepted Christ several years ago because somebody with authority told her he doubted it, please read Romans 10:8-10. If you’ve done or will do TODAY what those Scriptures say, you are as saved as Billy Graham. None of us lives consistently every moment but we press on toward singlemindedness.

It may take me a while to bring these in today so be patient if you don’t see your comment right away. The Mister and I had a slumber party last night and in a little while Mommy (who calls herself VVPG – Very, Very Pregnant Girl) will be over here and we’ll spend the day doing all sorts of things out and about. Curtis is speaking this weekend so Bibby is jumping with glee into her official role as family party animal. 2 Girls and A Boy just wanna have fun.

I love you guys!


200 Responses to “A Group Hug”

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  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    I was bought with a price!

  2. 2
    Deidre says:

    I am redeemed!
    I am forgiven!
    My Sweet Lord calls me by my name!
    Nothing can separate me from my Lord!
    He DELIGHTS in Me!
    He is enthralled by my beauty!
    I am more than a conquerer!

    Praise His Name!

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    My name is engraved on the palm of his hands.
    (Isaiah 49:16)

  4. 4
    Redeemed by Christ says:

    With the scars of my past I rejoice. Not in the pain it caused
    but in the FREEDOM that my God gave me.


  5. 5
    Leah says:

    To His praise, He is my shield, glory and the Lifter of my head!!


  6. 6
    Tina says:

    I am deeply loved and never alone. For He will never leave or forsake me!!


  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    We are the bride of Christ.

  8. 8
    Planned and Purposed says:

    God tells me to forget the former things and DO NOT DWELL on the past. He wants me to see the NEW THING HE is doing.

  9. 9
    Kerri says:

    From my blog: I wrote earlier that I’m at 172 lbs and not liking where I’m at. However, one of the songs by Big Daddy Weave talks about that He loves me just the way I am! “He’s ever patient, accepting me, committed to the process of making me more like Him. He loves me just the way I am, not just when I’m good enough, not when I clean up my act up, not when I cross the line across the line for the thousandth times. His grace is enough.”

  10. 10
    Charlotte says:

    Based on John 8:32 & 36 We shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free indeed. If the Son makes us free, we shall be free!

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    AND I CAN !! 🙂


    Pam Campbellsburg In.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 2 Tim. 1:7

  13. 13
    Smelling Coffee says:

    And as He stands in victory,
    Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me; For I am His and He is mine—
    Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

    song: In Christ Alone

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    I am more than a conquerer!

  15. 15
    Harriet says:

    When the” feeling” in the pit of my stomach creates a war with my mind and the desire of my heart, I am set free from battle when I name the “feeling” a lie and replace the lie with God’s truth.

  16. 16
    Karen says:

    I possess infinite, immeasurable, PERFECT love in Christ Jesus!

  17. 17
    Iris says:

    I am the ONE that he left the 99 alone to go find.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    It is NOT my fault nor is it my problem when people lash out me in their own insecurites or hate by attacking me or my character! NO matter Who speaks hate over your life, no matter who they may be-if what they are saying doesn’t line up with what GOD says about YOU, they are full of LIES! WE are WHO GOD SAYS WE ARE-NOTHING LESS!

    JESUS not only loves us unconditionally and immeasurably-HE LIKES US!
    JESUS WILL contend with those who contend with me!
    JESUS is totally aware of the pain we go through and HE is the only ONE who can really fix it.

  19. 19
    Nichole says:

    His grace is sufficient for me!!!!!

  20. 20
    Chelle says:

    We can do ALL THINGS through Christ Jesus who gives US strength!

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Zephaniah 3:17
    The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

  22. 22
    Susan in OKC says:

    WHO I AM:
    I am blessed, chosen, predestined, loved, accepted, grace freely bestowed, have redemption in Christ, forgiveness in Christ, lavished in Christ! Ephesians 1:2-8
    Susan in OKC

  23. 23
    Tara says:

    In Christ, I am a child of the King, adopted into His family, redeemed, saved, and chosen. In Christ, I have LIFE and am set free by TRUTH! In Christ, I have a new attitude as I seek to have the mind of Christ. In Christ, I have strength and hope.

  24. 24
    CountryKat says:

    I am loved. Unconditionally loved.

  25. 25
    Pastorswife says:

    Because of His Word I am WHOLE! I am equipped for battle and I am not ashamed.
    2 Timothy 3:17-18

  26. 26
    Andrea says:

    I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me!

  27. 27
    Jennifer B from GA says:

    I am highly esteemed. I am greatly beloved. I am desired and counted precious. I measure up to exactly what He wants. I am His!

  28. 28
    JoAnne says:

    I am a daughter of the Most High God – HE is my “personal bravery”.

  29. 29
    Susanna says:

    I am loved and lovable!

  30. 30
    Vicki Sandifer says:

    He thinks I am beautiful – so I am!

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    God delights in me!

  32. 32
    Rachel says:

    I am a vessel God can use.

  33. 33
    Mandy Clark says:


  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    I am precious in God’s sight…I am honored, and He loves me! (Isa. 43:4)

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in ME will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus!

  36. 36
    Dawn Jenkins says:

    i am not but i know I AM!!!

  37. 37
    Debbie says:

    Praise God, I’m a child of the KING!

    Love and Blessings, Debbie in Tennessee

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    I am pure and beautiful and talented and free and forgiven IN HIS SIGHT!!


  39. 39
    Jen says:

    With Christ our hearts can be filled with unspeakable joy!

  40. 40
    Sandra says:

    The king is enthralled by my beauty!

  41. 41
    purefire says:

    My God will never stop loving me. Nothing I can do, or not do, will ever change His love for me.

  42. 42
    pam b from sc says:

    i have not inherited a spirit of fear and timidity but one of love and power and a sound mind!!!

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    This is the day that God has made. I WILL rejoice and be glad in it. Thank you Jesus.


  44. 44
    Discipled Pilgrim says:

    I am free because of truth received from contining in His Word. (John 8:31-32)

  45. 45
    kathleen in TX says:

    I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

  46. 46
    Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! says:

    He loves me too much to leave me like this. He’s not done with me.

  47. 47
    Bev Brandon says:

    I am no longer damaged goods but eternally glued and held together (Colossians 1:17) by my Mighty God; no longer attaching (Gen 29:34) to strong men, but living for a higher goal with a stronger appetite for my beautiful God, I SO LOVE, than my appetite for relief.

  48. 48
    Nana 2 four says:

    I am a joint heir with Jesus! Praise His Holy name.


  49. 49
    Stephanie says:

    I am a empowered woman

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    When I feel the most overwhelmed I am remind that in Jeremiah 29:11 God says “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord,plans to prosper you and not to harm you,plans to give you a hope and a future.”
    How can I argue against that?
    Delilah in Berryville AR

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