My brokenness is a better bridge for people than my pretend wholeness ever was.— Sheila Walsh
The most spectacular Sheila Walsh quotes that will inspire your inner self
If you feel stuck, bring your whole self to Christ, not just the problem, but you. Ask God to change your heart. Commit yourself to pray to that end. It's God's heart to give good gifts to His children.
God has promised that whatever you face, you are not alone.
He knows your pain. He loves you. And He will bring you through the fire.
Suffering is seldom an item on our list of requests to the Lord.
But when it crosses our path and we are able by his grace to keep on walking, our lives become messages of hope to the world and to the church.
In these uncertain times, I know 100 percent that I can stake my life on the unshakeable, unchanging promises of God!
Can't you tell when you're with someone who's listening? She hears you, really hears you. He hears the sadness in your tone or catches your joy. Be a listener, to music, to life, to others, to God. Life is noisy, but there is music in every heartbeat. God is waiting to bring joy and peace to the confusion of our days.
If we mistake God's silence for indifference, we are the most miserable of people. If we give up when we no longer understand, we reject His caring, steadfast love and cut ourselves off from our only real hope.
When our dreams seem to go sour or remain unfulfilled, hopelessness can dominate our lives-or we can hold on with open hands, knowing that we have hope because God is faithful.
It takes deliberate and continuous effort to carve out time in our overfull schedules to listen to the voice of God.
The world is not looking for Stepford-type Christians.
People are tired of pretense. We struggle with failures; we long for intimacy. So why are we feigning perfection before God and one another.
It's my absolute passionate belief that every single human being, man, woman, or child, is aching to find a face-to-face relationship with God.
Lord God, I long to hear Your voice but not just secondhand through teachers, as wonderful and godly as they can be. I long to hear Your voice firsthand.
If guilt tells us that we've done something wrong, then shame tells us that we are something wrong. So many people feel isolated, not good enough, defined by the labels they wear rather than the identity they have in Christ. The love of Christ tells us that we're accepted; that we belong.
If depression has been viewed as a taboo subject in the church, then suicide and suicidal thoughts are the darkest secret of all. Talking about it doesn't make it more real or powerful; it brings it out of the shadows into the light and love of Christ.
When depression or suicidal thoughts weigh heavily, the hardest thing to do is to fight. My battle weapons are the Word of God, meditation, confession, community, and worship. But each evening I take my medication with a prayer of thanksgiving that God has provided this kind of help for those of us who need it.
Theres not one good thought in me, apart from God. Thats the good news.
When I work with Women of Faith, I probably talk to anything from 15- to 20,000 women a weekend. They are dying to hear somebody tell their story out loud and not self-combust, to bring all the secrets out of the shadow into Gods light.
But the witness of the substitutionary atonement of Jesus is that God's most difficult promise has been kept.
God talks to His people-to each one of us-through His Word, through the counsel of godly friends, and through the Holy Spirit.
I was driving down a familiar road one fall day when I almost drove off the road, the beauty was so intense. It looked as if God had sent in a team of the world's finest artists overnight-and I was privy to the opening day of his spectacle. As I slowly drove along this festive row, leaves danced in the air and brushed against my windshield. It seemed as if I had landed in Oz. I was strongly tempted to get out and clap at God's imagination.
Some people will not understand what the love of Christ compels you to do; do it anyway.
I was one of the loneliest people on the planet.
You can be incredibly well known and very alone. And thats who I was. I was a well-known person who was very alone.
The Father is truly the only Promise Maker who is in earnest a Promise Keeper.
A promise from God is a promise kept.
I got pregnant and turned 40 at the same time.
When I was hospitalized in 1992 with severe clinical depression I thought I was the only one. I didn't know of one other Christian struggling with any form of mental illness. What I didn't know then was that there are thousands and thousands of men and women who love God yet are struggling alone, in silence, full of shame. This has to end. It's time to shine the brightest light into the darkest corners of the church
I've never walked to an altar in my life. I gave my life to Christ in my bedroom as a child.
When we don't deal honestly with our lives and the losses we face, when we try to anesthetize the pain and move on, then the suppressed anger or fear or guilt will deal with us until we are ready to deal with those issues.
Some view mental illness as a purely spiritual issue and deny the need for medication or other forms of treatment. Others view it as an illness with no spiritual aspect. I believe it's a combination of both.