Who Needs Comfort? Well, You.

​Blessings and love Beautiful Ones,

Comfort is defined as “the state of physical ease, freedom from pain or constraint. The easing of a person’s grief or distress; to console.” Let’s pause and think on that for a moment.

Now let’s read that again.

The easing of a person’s grief or distress.

Thirty-six characters. Eight words. One powerful statement. 

In the wake of turmoil, unrest, and escalating events that often leave us gasping for a breath – searching for a way out – hoping for a little reprieve, these eight simple words offer us a lifeline.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Deuteronomy 31:8

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

2 Corinthian 1:3-4

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalms 23:4

God is with us. God will comfort us.  

Two sentences. Two phrases designed to breathe peace into our hearts and bring about a collective exhale of relief. We’re not alone. Comfort is our birthright. And we can allow the Lover of our souls to wrap us in it, at will.

His promises are yes and amen. Let the Comforter strengthen and relieve you of your distress and your grief. You’ll be so glad you did.

From My Heart To Yours💚

7 Declarations that Speak Life and Create Hope

Praise the Lord Beautiful Ones!

Yes you can. Yes you will. Yes, you are enough.

Sometimes, we need a gentle nudge or tap, a reminder, that we are forever connected to God’s love. We are made in the very image of that love—a love that is everlasting and unfailing. And as image bearers, it’s important that we speak from a place steeped in love, gentleness, acceptance and truth, not solely for others, but also for ourselves.

It’s important that we speak life, encouragement and declarations that reaffirm what we already know: God is able to do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

Beautiful Ones, our words have power. Let’s use them to build us up, not tear us down. These seven declarations can help.

7 Declarations that Speak Life

  • I declare God’s blessings over my life. His abundance is all around me.
  • I declare that I will have a great week.
  • I declare I will enjoy life, and that more abundantly, with family and friends.
  • I declare that me and my family’s week be filled with love, peace, joy, and rest. 
  • I declare that God will give me the desires of my heart.
  • I declare that God will make all my plans successful.
  • I declare good health and inner healing for me and my family. 

Remember, in Jesus you will always win in life!!

Blessings & love from my heart to yours,

Hestina’s Jewels

10 Affirmations to Start Your Day With Hope: You Are More Than Your Mistakes

Blessings All You Wonderful People!

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control] – 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)

Can I share something with you? I mean really be honest? Listen very carefully: you are more than your mistakes!

You may have messed up more times than you can count, we all have. But if the only smart decision you ever made was to give your life to the Lord, you are doing great!

You were smart enough to make such a life-changing decision. Now, I want you to focus–feed your faith by focusing on what is good and not the bad. Take time to look at and celebrate what you’ve done right. Don’t just focus on how you’ve stumbled. Let joy rise in your heart. Learning to be who God called you to be is a lifelong process. Be encouraged. You are still evolving, growing and learning.

Say this with me…

I gave my life to the LORD and that makes me one smart person!

I am forgiven for every wrong decision I’ve made.

I receive God’s love, His mercy and His grace.

I am moving forward and I am made stronger and wiser from every wrong decision.

God is increasing me in wisdom and in stature.

I am increasing in favor with God and with man.

I declare and decree I have soundness of mind and the ability to make sound decisions, not fear-based, emotional, or impulsive decisions. But sound decisions that please God.

I’m not stupid! I’m not crazy! I’m not an underachiever!

I’m an overcomer through Jesus Christ!

I love God’s word and I declare I walk in His wisdom and His grace! Glory to God!

Blessings & Love from my heart to yours,

Hestina’s Jewels

Radical Acceptance | Hestina’s Jewels

For the weary, the broken-hearted, the lonely, for us all…

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God. Romans 8:38-39

Love is defined as the “unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another such as the fatherly concern of God for humankind. It means to thrive in; to be the object of devotion or admiration.”

Beautiful Ones, you are loved by God. The Omnipotent, All-seeing, Ancient of Days, not only knows your name, He knows your troubles. He understands your burdens. He sees your brokenness and disappointments. And you know what? He loves you. He’s for you. He stands with you.

One of the best keys to understanding this deep love is living in relationship with Him – sharing your aches with Him and receiving peace, comfort and healing in return. This type of relationship and exchange with God brings with it radical change and radical acceptance. Why? Because it is here that you begin to really see and know that all things are possible! That you are not forgotten. That you are never alone. That God truly does give you beauty for your ashes. That you have been and always will be loved.

God calls us mighty women and men of God who are infused with His strength and called do great exploits and mighty works. Your acceptance of His love for you is the first step to experiencing a deeper and more powerful journey with our God.

This is radical acceptance. Receive this powerful love and expect great things in your life.

Blessing & Love From My Heart To Yours!

Hestina’s Jewels

Got Integrity? | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise the Lord All You Great People!

Did you know integrity is defined as “the quality of being honest, fair and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness; the state of being whole and undivided?”

Are you a person who is fair and honest? A person undivided in their desire to exude strong moral uprightness? 

God is looking for persons of integrity. Persons who continually choose to walk before Him in honesty and sincerity with all uprightness. Persons who desire to be complete in Him. 

As a child of God, you can be a person who centers righteousness and live a victorious life. People with integrity are lead by the Spirit of God and are a blessing to the people around them. They show up. They lend a helping hand. They’re givers in spirit and in their works.

Persons of integrity aren’t just hearers of God’s Word, they’re doers.

They have the indwelled power of God on the inside of them – emboldening them to speak, lead, and act with confidence. This power is a force that cannot be reckoned with because its source comes from the Father Himself.

If you’re a person of integrity, expect the impossible! Expect God’s Word and promises to be yes, and amen! Expect the actions rooted in honesty, fairness, and sincerity to be seen, heard, and loved by God Almighty!

He knows the plans He has for you. It is prosper you and to give you hope. Praise the Lord!

Blessing & Love From My Heart To Yours,

Hestina’s Jewels 

 

A Good, Good Father | Hestina’s Jewels

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Hello All You Awesome People!

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) 

A good word on this day: God has and WILL continue to do well on your behalf. He continues to protect us, nurture us and assure us even in the midst of life’s trials or hard circumstances. It’s okay to trust Him. In fact, we should trust Him at ALL times.

For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. Psalm 84:1 (NLT) 

The Word promises that that we are granted grace and glory–He is our light and shield and promises to withhold no good thing for us. So don’t get discouraged especially when things don’t go the way you want or expect them to.

Remember the Lord grants favor and honor. He does not hold back any blessing from those who live innocently.

Did this message empower and encourage you? I like to think the word of God is a battering ram and a refreshing wind. We serve a 5-star kind of God. Don’t you agree?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Blessings & Love From My Heart To Yours,

Hestina’s Jewels

Comforted and Never Forsaken | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise The Lord All You Great People!!

Comfort is defined as “a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. The easing or alleviation of a person’s feelings of grief or distress.

In simple terms, to comfort means to “lessen the sadness or sorrow of someone and to strengthen by inspiring with hope and restoring a cheerful outlook. To make grief or distress seem lighter, by means of kindness and thoughtful attentions.”

I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you. John 14:18 (AMPC)

The Word of God is clear: God never forsakes us. He never leaves us. And His strength and love will keep you–us–every day. All we need do is run to the Source–the One–who promised “Lo, I am with you always.”

If you are overcome with grief, sadness, helpless or feeling comfortless, RUN to the Father, today! RUN into God’s open arms and trust Him to breathe comfort, healing and strength into your lungs. He is faithful. He is willing. And He is waiting for you.

Blessing & Love From My Heart To Yours!

Hestina’s Jewels