Here At Your Feet

Anastasis Faith
End of last summer and beginning of the school year, I had a lot going on. A lot of emotions, and a lot of confusion. This song was extremely helpful in refocusing my heart on God, calming me down, and giving me peace.

Here at Your Feet by Casting Crowns

Here at Your feet, I lay my past down
My wanderings, all my mistakes down
And I am free

Here at Your feet, I lay this day down
Not in my strength but in Yours I've found
All I need, You're all I need

Jesus, Jesus, at Your feet
Oh, to dwell and never leave
Jesus, Jesus, at Your feet
There is nowhere else for me
There is nowhere else for me

Here at Your feet, I lay my future down
All of my dreams, I give to You now
And I find peace, I find peace

Here at Your feet, I lay my life down
For You my King, You're all I want now
And my soul sings

'Cause I am free
(Here at Your feet)
All I need
(Is at Your feet)
I find peace
We're at Your feet
We're at Your feet

We're at Your feet
We're at Your feet
We're at Your feet
We're at Your feet

Here at Your feet
I lay my life down

Have you heard this song before? Do you have other songs that have gotten you through hard times? Share in the comments!

Is God Enough?

Anastasis Faith

The other day, I felt my fears becoming overwhelming.
What if God takes away the things I love most?
What if He asks me to do something too hard?
What if I have to endure heartbreak?
What if I cannot live up to the standards I have set for myself?
What if I tell people one thing, and live another?
The “what ifs” were killing me. I can play that game all day long thinking of all the horrible things that COULD happen, and what if they did.
Then I saw this verse:

“And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’”
2 Corinthians 12:9

I realized the question I needed to be asking myself was not “what if these things happened” but “if they DID, would God be enough?”
Would God be enough?
He promises in that verse that His grace is sufficient for us.
If God took everything from you, your family, friends, money, any fame, identity, home, comfort—everything, WOULD HE BE ENOUGH FOR YOU?
You need to ask yourself this. Yes, He promises that He is enough. But are you at a point in your relationship with Him that you can say, “Yes, Jesus is enough for me”?
Are you building your life on Jesus plus (fill in the blank)? Jesus plus family? Jesus plus friends? Jesus plus a guy? Jesus plus popularity?
Or are you building your life on Christ alone?
I found immeasurable comfort once I realized this. Yes,  Jesus is enough.
If Jesus is enough, you have nothing to be afraid of. Even your deepest fears have no bearing against the strong truth that God’s grace is sufficient for you.
So ask yourself today: Is God enough for me? Should I lose everything else, will Jesus be enough?

Can you say that Jesus is enough for you? What other things have you found yourself relying on? Any thoughts or stories? Share in the comments!

Your Suffering Is Not Meaningless

Anastasis Faith

-By Hannah Fauss

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”
1 Peter 4:12-13

When I am suffering I tend to look my life through my own selfish eyes or blame someone for my suffering. However I must realize that my suffering is NOT meaningless.
Recently I went through lots of suffering, questions and pain. A few weeks ago a close friend and mentor died from stage four cancer.  My heart was aching from the pain of reality and my thoughts were quickly filled with blame towards God. Sadly, through this time my trust for my Savior was shaken. I was quick to ask God why He would allow such a painful thing to happen, when suddenly another question came to my mind. “Will you still praise Him even through the trials?” 
I was at a fork in the road where I had to decide if I would continue to blame God for this suffering, or if I will praise His Holy Name. 

“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.”
Psalms 103:1.

I was brought back to this verse many times, and it was then that I had to exclaim “Through the storms, I will bless Your name, through the pain I will praise You, and yes, even through the suffering I WILL trust You.”
So many times throughout the Bible it states that suffering will bring forth something greater. 

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
Romans 5:3-4

All our suffering, all of our trials, all of our tribulations plays a part in glorifying our savior.  As 1 Peter 4: 12-13 stated “When His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” Notice it does not say “If His Glory comes” it proclaims with the powerful promise of “WHEN His glory shall be revealed...” When going through trials I know I must remove the selfish mindset of wanting to blame someone for my pain, and put on the mindset of Job who still praised the Lord with every breath in his lungs.

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!”
Job 19: 25-27

Hannah Fauss is a sixteen year old girl who is currently homeschooled and is a  junior in high school. Her passions consist of singing, dancing, playing instruments such as piano, guitar and ukulele, public speaking, debating and so much more!  However, her favorite thing to do is use all of these funny little passions to worship and bring glory to her Savior.

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