Just As I Am

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!

Who came up with this stupid saying?

Do you believe it?

Of course not!

Why not?

No one believes it, every human on God’s Earth….

Knows the “hurt” that comes as a result of careless… mean… and impatient words.

Some are used to hearing hateful and self-centered words.

Some are used to speaking harsh and impatient words.

Some are hurt people… Looking for someone to hurt.

Most… Speak without thinking.

Most… Are clueless as to the words they speak.

What truly slays me, is hearing such words escape the mouths of my brother’s and sister’s in Christ.

We are to be the salt and the light…. Right???

Is it just me…

Do I have high expectations?

Am I overly sensitive?

How often do I speak careless words that damage souls?

Are we too busy to take time to fellowship with other believers?

Do we run in circles, frantically stressing about life, and failing to show grace to our brother’s and sister’s?

Are we too busy to stick around and fellowship with those we are called to encourage?

How many people enter the church doors, only to be ignored, and as a result never enter God’s house again?

I find hope in my relationship with Christ!

He speaks to my heart… The word’s I need to hear.

In the ways… I need to hear it.

He may temporarily allow me to broken… Only to grow my dependence upon Him.

He never speaks careless and hurtful words.

Although, people, brother’s and sister’s in Christ, family members, and strangers will continue to be human and speak in their humanness rather than through the love of Christ.

Christ will {never} speak careless and hurtful words.
Christ {will} always have time to talk with me.
Christ is {always} waiting for me to communicate with him.
Christ {always} thinks before he speaks.

Christ {will} encourage my weary soul.
Christ {will} speaks words of affirmation into my heart… When other’s word’s hurt me.
Christ {never} impatiently waits for me to finish my sentences.
Christ {loves} me, understands me, and accepts me.

Thank God… I have a Father in Heaven who loves me… And accepts me “Just As I Am”..

Just As I Am

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot;
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt;
Fightings within, and fears without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind;
Yes, all I need, in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

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12 thoughts on “Just As I Am

  1. Great thoughts! Yes, God accepts us just as we are. We are all imperfect and will hurt each other sometimes with our words and actions, but what a comfort it is to know that there is a perfect God who is always there for us and He will never fail us. Thanks for sharing. Many Blessings, Hannah

    1. Thank you for checking out my blog. I find healing through writing. It’s like God reaches my heart through the tapping of my finger tips on the keyboard. Love that He loves e, no matter what!

  2. Crystal, after being in ministry for over 30 years now, I can tell you that people will always disappoint but just as you said, The Great I Am will never disappoint. Even He may allow things in our lives for a season, but we are always to trust and choose to learn from our experiences. That’s how we get better, not bitter! Thanks for your honest reminder that PEOPLE MATTER to God and they should matter to us! ❤

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