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. 51
    Anonymous says:

    This is one of my favorites:

    Jesus knows me, this I love!

    Lisa J
    Harrisonburg, VA

  2. 52
    Healed By His Grace says:

    We are OVERCOMERS:

    I John 5:5: “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

    Revelation 2:7; “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”

  3. 53
    harmonysong says:

    I am able to sit at His feet and be soaked in His love!

  4. 54
    Anonymous says:

    I am SET FREE!

  5. 55
    cake says:

    Because Christ loves me, I don’t have to constantly compare myself to other women.

  6. 56
    Anonymous says:

    I am forgiven and I am white as snow!

  7. 57
    pamela says:

    I have found favor in the sight of a Kinsman of great wealth ..

    pamela -tribe of judah
    brandon ms

  8. 58
    Angela says:

    28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,[j] who[k] have been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

    Angela-predestined, called, justified, glorified.

  9. 59
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    I am loved.

  10. 60
    Cindy says:

    I am a Saint that is God’s work of art who is righteous and Holy and fully accepted By God. I am a beautiful and wonderful child of God, a new creation, forgiven and clothed in God’s righteous and a precious princess of God’s.

  11. 61
    Anonymous says:

    1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
    But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light

  12. 62
    Anonymous says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

  13. 63
    praisinyahweh says:

    I am loved by the One who hung and named the stars. I am forgiven by the One that will judge all. I am held by the One that sees all. I am accepted by the One that knows everything about me. I am healed by the One true healer. I am His.


  14. 64
    Anonymous says:

    He who was, and is, and is to come….loved me first!

  15. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

  16. 66
    gr8flone says:

    “The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD look at the heart.”

    I Samuel 16:7

  17. 67
    Anonymous says:

    Song of Songs:
    My lover spoke to me , arise my darling my beautiful one, and come away with me. See the winter has past, the rains are over and gone… Flowers have come to the earth the time of singing has come.

  18. 68
    fuzzytop says:

    I am loved beyond my understanding, and nothing or no-one can remove that love.

  19. 69
    heartheldhigh says:

    I am a WHOLLY BELOVED child of the KING!

  20. 70
    aunt suz says:

    When we’re clawing uphill through life OUR JESUS comes with a foothold and a manicure!

  21. 71
    Heiress of God says:

    My God knows me better than anyone and He desires me!!!! Thank you Jesus


  22. 72
    Salina says:

    I am beloved of the Lord and will stay safe because He shelters me between his shoulders all day long.

    Deuteronomy 22:12

  23. 73
    Megdalen says:

    I think of the line in the hymn “Shelter thee under his wings, yea, so gently sustaineth…”

  24. 74
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    Beth, thank you so much for doing this! I was reading people’s stories about there insecurities and thinking how often I have done exactly the same things and starting to get really depressed. Reading all of these comments has helped a lot. I was shocked at how many people there are out there that are like me. I couldn’t imagine anyone else being so insecure they couldn’t ask a clerk a question at the grocery store and would just assume give someone else my money to buy what I need! I thought I was the biggest freak on the planet! So it was nice to know I’m not alone.

  25. 75
    NHRA BARB says:

    The King is enthralled by your beauty.

  26. 76
    Stacy says:

    God alone is my strength!

    Davis, CA

  27. 77
    Katnap says:

    In all these things I am more than a conqueror through Him who loved me. Romans 8:37

  28. 78
    Joni says:

    God is Who He says He is. God can do what He says He can do. I am who God says I am. I can do all things through Christ. God’s Word is alive and active in me. I’m believing God!

  29. 79
    karen says:

    God made me just the way I am to do the work He prepared for me.

  30. 80
    Anonymous says:

    When my husband died, I asked Jesus to be all that John was to me and more, and Jesus wrapped me in his arms and said I was his bride.

  31. 81
    Fran says:

    Born again!
    Praise be to God!

  32. 82
    Sarah says:

    For your husband is your Maker, the Lord Almighty is His name, the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, He is called the God of all the earth. Isaiah 54:5

  33. 83
    Anonymous says:

    God loves me like I am His only child.

    Birmingham, AL

  34. 84
    Jennifer says:

    Those who look to the Lord are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame…Psalm 34:5

  35. 85
    Traci says:

    I am accepted!
    Eph. 1:6 (NKJV)

  36. 86
    Nesha says:

    He is my Father and delights in me to be His child!

  37. 87
    Anonymous says:

    No man, no action….but Only God, through Jesus Christ, is my redeemer.

  38. 88
    rockytopmom says:

    I am the picture on God’s refrigerator!

  39. 89
    Katy says:

    I am a child of God!

  40. 90
    Deana Brandon says:

    On the road to discovering the value of whom I am through him deep with in my soul.
    Deana B Goose Creek, SC

  41. 91
    Cindy- My Life HIS Story says:

    I am His favorite…and so are you, sweet sisters!!

    Too hard to do this in one sentence…My heart and mouth can’t contain my praise for changed lives!


  42. 92
    Susannah says:

    but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

    Romans 5:8

  43. 93
    Nancy says:

    I am His love, His darling, His beautiful one.
    Moberly, MO

  44. 94
    Tesa says:

    I am His beloved.

  45. 95
    WOW says:

    This one is taken from you, Beth from Believing God.
    In love, I am blessed, chosen, adopted, accepted, redeemed,and forgiven. Eph. 1:3-7

  46. 96
    Carol says:

    A temple of the Living God

  47. 97
    shelilah says:

    God is our PERFECT hope.

  48. 98
    Karis Regehr says:

    I AM CREATED IN HIS IMAGE!! Nothing and no one can change this!

  49. 99
    Kathy W says:

    I am a child of God, and co-heir with Jesus!

  50. 100
    Walking on High Hills says:

    I am blessed, chosen, adopted, forgiven, redeemed, accepted, loved.

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