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This has really been a kind of year where God has really showed up and shown me who He truly is. This year started out with feelings of despair and hopelessness and it’s nearing to an end with feelings of hope and being overwhelmed by God’s goodness.

Hubby and I have literally fought through this year, God has sent His angels to help us fight the good fight. At the end of the day God gets all the glory for the great work He has done and the incredible breakthroughs we have had since reaching rock bottom. He took a very sad and traumatizing situation and turned it all around to shine a light, change us, humble us and use it for good.

When we were in the homeless shelter at the beginning of this year, a very dear lady told me she had a dream about me in a waitress uniform. She told me that I should not put my nose up for a small position serving others, she told me I should not be proud of my previous experience or titles and just accept the job even if it means starting right at the bottom. She said something bigger would be offered to me through that position and it wouldn’t be long.

I accepted a position as a driver, I went through all kinds of emotions feeling degraded, embarrassed etc. Friends telling me I’m better than this kind of job and worth more. I accepted the job, I enjoyed it, I gave it my all. We worked on rebuilding all we had lost and all was going well.

I am pleased to announce that after 6 months of working as a driver, the company has offered me a management role doing onboarding and recruitment. I am overwhelmed that this has happened, that her exact prophecy has come into being.

God is good, He is listening, He is working in the background and preparing a way for you. When we feel discouraged we can find comfort in the fact that He knows what He is doing. We don’t need to have it all figured out, because He already does. God is good, and He is good all the time.

I have learnt so much this year but the main theme of my year so far has been learning to let go and let God. I have not been disappointed. He has come through for us in every way and I am so grateful.

Much love
Di

The most difficult time in your life may be the border to your promised land ~ Christine Caine

I know I’ve been quiet for a while and I know you’re probably all wondering what has happened to my Godfidence diaries. Well lets just say there’s been a beautiful testimony building up.

Some of you who follow me would know that my husband and I ended up losing everything and knocking on the doors of a homeless shelter after both being unemployed for about a year and a half. It was a situation that completely broke us, but God used it to have a wonderful story to tell that would bring glory to His name!

Being in the homeless shelter was probably one of the most broken moments in my life, I deactivated all of my social media accounts, I spoke to Noone excepting very close friends and family. I basically put myself in hiding for a good couple of months while going through this. I felt like such a huge failure, I felt embarrassed. I dreaded the question: “How are you”. I was stuck in between not wanting to have to lie with a fake smile on my face and not wanting people to know how bad it’s got.

During my time there, God sent me a few little angels in people within our lives, within the home, leadership within the home etc that helped me to seek within myself and listen to what God was really trying to say to me during this time. I learnt so much about myself, my values, about others, my expectations, my strengths, my weaknesses during this time.

After about a month of complete mixed emotions, most of which was anger, and spending my time sleeping wandering around or crying. I started really pressing into God and listening to what He had to say. I found myself spending hours and hours of time with Him, listening to sermons, reading His word, in prayer and worship. I went through feeling lonely and understanding why I was feeling lonely and then realizing God is always with me, I’m never alone. I went through feeling rejected by friends and family and left stranded to understanding my faith should be in God alone. I went through being confused by the spirits and evil around me to understanding how important it is to be careful what and who I let into my life. I literally can’t even list the extent of the lessons I learnt during this time.

Faith is not an easy thing to hold onto during a difficult time, but it’s OK to give it your best shot and let God know how you’re feeling. He is always listening even when He’s quiet.

The main message of this particular blog is just a testimony of how when you really press in to God during your trying times, he restores 7 fold what the enemy has tried to take away from you. All the time I felt alone, He was right there with me working in the background to bring us to our victory.

While we were in the homeless shelter the head gasket blew on the car and the car was left standing with no income to repair it. My husband then got a security job and with some help from a family member and my husbands first month’s salary we repaired the car so that I could start work for an online shopping company. Within 2 months we were able to move into a garden cottage, within the next month it was fully furnished. Within the following month we bought another vehicle and he joined me in working for the online shopping company and we are now in a position to give back. It felt like one minute we were in a hopeless situation and suddenly we opened our eyes and the breakthrough was bigger than we could of ever imagined.

Nothing is perfect though, the enemy is of course still trying to throw a few obstacles here and there but God says “No, it’s enough!”. I’m reminded of Job, we went through what Job went through and yet we came out better off spiritually, emotionally and almost financially stable on the other side. God is busy when we are waiting.

1 Peter 5:10
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

Matthew 6:33
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

I hope that this little testimony will bring some hope to someone who is feeling in a hopeless situation.

We serve a God who keeps His promises, we serve a God of restoration. Never give up, press in during trying times, God mostly uses these to catch our attention.

Stay blessed, lots of love
Di

I just have to share this post written by SLIM JIM, The Domain for Truth.

“One of the most frightening passage from the Bible is what Jesus said:

Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [n]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

(Matthew 7:22-23)

The consequences of being a false Christian has too much at stake for eternity.

You want to make sure you really are a Christian. You want to make sure you genuinely will be going to heaven. Of course going to heaven is not by our own works, but the works of Christ. But you got to have genuine trust in Christ’s person and work. You need to be rooted in Christ.

How do you know you are rooted in Christ? Here’s a biblical diagnostic spiritual DNA test.”

Click on the link below to see the full post:

https://wp.me/p1OcQ-5QH

“Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel —because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.”
Genesis 11:1-9

This is quite a significant story in the Bible, not just because we now understand why we have different languages in different parts of the world. It also speaks of false idols and pride, something that goes hand in hand. This story was set in a time following the great flood and they were so proud of how wonderful they had made their nation they wanted to make a symbol and one that reached the heavens so that they didn’t need God anymore. God didn’t like their pride and arrogance and so He caused some confusion so they couldn’t continue with their work.

We build our own “Tower of Babels” in our lives: money, material possessions, relationships, job titles, talents etc. Without realising it, we’re relying on sources that are not from God to meet our needs and reach our goals. We try to play God in our lives, as we make human efforts to get that house we always wanted or get our relationships where we want it to be. We find our worth in our financial status, or by the material possessions we have, or the job title we have, instead of finding our worth in Jesus Christ.

Every moment we make a human attempt without relying on God, we’re building that “Tower of Babel” in our lives higher and higher. That’s when we find ourselves in a difficult position, where God wants to catch our attention and help us to learn to become completely dependant on Him as our Provider, our Comforter, our Source!

I have found myself personally at a crossroads and wondering how on earth I got there. It’s in these moments where God wants to teach us and we need to look out for His voice. He gracefully breaks us to position us.

I’ll be honest in telling all of you, I have made so many human attempts to make my life better, to chase after money and material possessions, even to solve relationship issues. The truth is: every time I failed, and I failed until I hit rock bottom and God wanted to catch my attention. I never knew I was riddled with so much pride until the day I found myself knocking on the doors of a homeless shelter / mission station looking for a place to stay. At first I was angry, super angry at God for failing me, but then as I listened and drew closer to Him, I realised He was trying to catch my attention in an area I had no idea was an even an issue.

Trust has always been a bit of a problem for me, and so I admit I battle on my faith journey at the best of times. One thing I do know is that everytime I’ve left it in God’s hands He has never failed me. Once we leave it in God’s hands, we can’t take it back and make human attempts to accomplish whatever it is we are doing. Let Him completely take the steering wheel. He knows what He is doing. While we are waiting, He is working.

So often when we’re going through a hard time, we see it as the enemy trying to attack us, which can also be true. If we focus too much on it being the enemy’s attack though, we will magnify the enemy. Whenever the enemy tries to attack, God will use it for your good, listen out for the lesson and you will magnify God’s hand in your situation.

I want to encourage you to find what your “Tower of Babel” is in your life and work at allowing God into that space to heal and refresh your trust in Him. Allow your strength in all areas of your life to come from Him. God is faithful in all His promises, He is waiting for us to find rest in Him and surrender every area of our lives to Him.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Much love
Di
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You’re busy getting hubby and kids ready for the day, you’re happy and love them very much but there’s a part of you that finds strength being around them. You’re very aware that once they leave for work and school, the house won’t have that beautiful sound of the breakfast work / school rush and you will be left alone in silence to go about your own day. When they leave, the uncomfortable silence sets in and suddenly you can hear the birds chirping outside and the sound of your own movements. Loneliness sets in and you’re not sure what to do next. You find anything at all to distract you from this troubling sense of loneliness. Day in and day out this is how you feel and you just can’t understand it but you hate being alone.

Or how about this:

You’re at an event, you look around the room at the different circles of people and all the different conversations going on. Some seem to be very serious intense conversations, some happy and laughing, some joking. You’re very aware that you’re standing either alone or in a circle of people you don’t really fit in with. Your mind trails off to that underlying sense of loneliness you feel even in a room of people, and you feel overwhelmed by the crowd. Social anxiety sets in and you wish you could just leave but you also know that when you do, you will be in the uncomfortable silence of your loneliness and there won’t be anyone to distract you and so you stay. You join conversations trying your best to be interested in what’s going on but your mind keeps trailing off into a world of your own while you fake some smiles and laughs to make it look like you’re paying attention to them. In the meanwhile, you have a burning sense of loneliness inside of you.

At some point in our lives, we have all felt this way and can relate. For some of us, this is a daily struggle that we need to try and overcome or distract ourselves from. For me, loneliness is something that comes and goes. I decided to do a little study and write this article in hopes to bring some encouragement to you.

What is Loneliness?

If we look in the dictionary, the description of the word loneliness is a sadness because one has no company or friends. If this is the case, then why do we even feel this way in a room full of people? If we look at the synonyms for the word l0oneliness, we will see that it is feelings of isolation, being excluded, abandonment or rejection.

Loneliness includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication. It can be felt when we’re alone, even when we’re surrounded by other people. It can be felt in marriages, relationships, families and even in those with successful careers. It’s not an uncommon feeling, although for many it is temporary and some more permanent depending on their life circumstances or experiences.

The effects of Loneliness

Loneliness is linked with depression and can be a risk factor for suicide. It affects relationships, being able to function daily and can even affect our health. Chronic loneliness has proven to have links to physical health issues as it increases Cortisol in the body. High Cortisol can cause anxiety, depression, digestive, heart and sleep problems, as well as weight gain.

What does the Bible say about loneliness?

The Bible doesn’t directly speak about loneliness but we can take a look at a few characters in the Bible who spoke of feelings of despair and loneliness or fear when being alone.

Elijah felt lonely and afraid after he fleed into a far away desert when Queen Jezebel wanted to kill all those who worshipped God. He cried out to God with feelings of fear and loneliness. God told Him that there are still other friends who also worship God and love him who would be there for him. He comforted him and told him to be brave. In this story we learn that loneliness doesn’t come from being alone, it comes from thinking we are alone.
1 Kings 19:1-18

Jeremiah wrestled with a great sense of loneliness and defeat, he was very insecure. He suffered great rejection from people he loved and reached out to. God had called Him to preach, not marry or have children. In the midst of it all he was a man of great spiritual faith and cried out to God honestly as he wrestled with his despair. Despite his loneliness he followed God’s calling for His life. In Jeremiah 15 we see his desperate cry to God. In this we learn that when we feel lonely or despaired we cry out to God but we remain faithful to Him, He understands.

David battled with depression and feelings of deep despair and loneliness. We see all throughout the Psalms how he calls on God, worships and praises Him through His loneliness asking God to come into those lonely places and fill the void. David longed to be connected with God and brutally honest about his feelings to God. Through David we learn that when we speak to God about our feelings we can know we can be honest with God about how we are feeling. God is someone we can be real with and our relationship with Him is a safe place, it’s ok to tell Him how you are feeling.
Psalm 25:16-21

During Jesus’ time on earth he was rejected, ridiculed, laughed at during His time here on earth. He must of experienced a great level of loneliness, grief and despair as He walked this earth. If anyone understands loneliness it would be Jesus. On the cross when Jesus took upon Himself the sins of the world, there was even a moment where He felt lonely when He cried out to His Father asking why He had forsaken Him. We learn here that even Jesus understood loneliness and despair, which means we can certainly express our feelings to Him because he understands.

How do we overcome loneliness?

We can take a look at some of God’s promises in the Bible.

God recognised loneliness in Adam and He saw it was not good, so He created a companion for Him in Eve. Genesis 2:18

We are designed to be in community with others. By God’s design we have a need to be loved and to feel like we belong. When that need for affection and fellowship goes unfulfilled, we experience loneliness.

A walk with God is a solid foundation for building healthy relationships with others. God designed us for fellowship with Him and fellowship with others. If we seek Him at all times and are in relationship with Him, He will comfort us in our moments of loneliness or despair. If we take a look at how some of the characters in the Bible dealt with their loneliness, we find the answers.

“Keep my eyes always on the Lord, with Him at my right hand I will not be shaken” Psalm 16:8

God is all around us, His presence never leaves us. He promises to never leave or forsake us and in Romans 8:31-39 we also learn that nothing can separate us from His love. It may feel like we’re alone but if we seek God we will find Him. He promises to give us rest when we are troubled or burdened.

” Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you, He will never leave nor forsake you” Deuteronomy 31:6

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7

Sometimes we put God in a little box and take Him out when we need Him and if we do that we won’t feel how close He is to us. If we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us and be with us all the time. Keep that line of communication open, He loves us so deeply.

“Come near to God and He will come near to you” James 4:8

“There is a friend closer than a brother” Proverbs 18:24

God created us, He loves and cares for us deeply. He may not have promised that life here on earth would be easy but He does promise to be there for us, to comfort us, to bring us rest and peace, to bring us joy through His Holy Spirit who is with us all the time.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29

“He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds” Psalm 147:3

Create an environment for yourself to experience the love of God whenever you’re feeling this way and take rest and comfort in Him.

I pray this gives you some encouragement knowing that you are not alone in this struggle.

Much love

Di

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Have you ever been in a position where you felt God has failed you? You have tried to do everything right, prayed through your situation, praised Him regardless, surrendered the problem to God, etc…

But then He doesn’t seem to be holding up His end of the bargain and everything feels like a big mess? You wonder where He is and why He is so quiet and why He has failed you?

I guess we all feel like this sometimes, no matter the hardship we are facing. At some point we all wonder where God is and why we are going through the things we do.

Truth is – God has not left us alone and has not failed us. He would never do the things to us that happen in our lives. He just allows it for a greater purpose. He can turn any situation into good, he can use every circumstance, every failure, every pain for His good and for your good!

When we feel he has failed us, it’s most likely because we are trusting in our own plans for our lives and not His plan for our lives. His plan is much greater than our plans and so we need to trust him when He says wait or when He says no. Later on we will be grateful for that wait, or that no, when we see the blessings He has in store for us. He is working in the waiting.

I read this article on this evening and it is really super encouraging and helpful with guidelines on what to do in the waiting.

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/god-is-working-in-your-waiting

Trust in God’s plan for your life. His plans are much bigger than ours could ever be. Trust that He knows what’s best for us.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11


Rest in Him

Rest in Him, God knows what He is doing. He will give you rest over your situation.

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” 2 Corinthians 4:16

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28


Pray

Surrender the situation to God and He will give you rest. When we surrender God has more room to open doors for us according to His plan for our lives. When we pray He will give us peace.

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6


Be grateful

What I have found looking back on situations in my past and even present is that God’s hand is in it even if we don’t see it immediately. He provides small miracles throughout every trial, they are there if we’re open to seeing them. You will see how He has protected you, comforted you or provided for you in whatever situation you may be facing.

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24


I trust that this would give you some encouragement for those really tough moments when you feel like God has failed you. Thank you for reading!

Be blessed!

Much love

Di

It’s really been a tough start to the year, 3 months in and it feels like my entire world has been turned upside down. Life as I’ve known it, may never be the same again.

It seems despite all my efforts to start living a healthier lifestyle, I may just have been a wee bit late. A few weeks ago I came down with the flu, felt better for a few days and then started to get worse. When it got to the point of feeling like I had pneumonia I went off to the doctor… only to hear news I honestly never thought I was going to hear.

I have been diagnosed with Emphysema (Lung disease) and on top of this condition, I have a Lung infection which is why I am feeling so awful. I must admit, I am slightly scared, I am slightly angry and I am feeling horribly guilty for not taking care of myself sooner.

Through all of these feelings, I choose to say I don’t know what God has planned through all of this, but I do know that He knows what He is doing, His plan never fails. He is bigger than this condition and it’s His breath in my lungs, so it will all be just fine! I don’t understand why after I’ve given all the unhealthy choices up and still end up sick anyway, but God has a plan! Sometimes we don’t always have to understand, we just need to trust in His plan through it all.

When life feels unfair, look up! The answer to everything is with the very one who created us to begin with. Sometimes life feels super unfair, but while we’re sitting wasting time feeling discouraged – God is already working in the background and He know what Hes doing.

We may be unsure of what His plan is and our circumstances might feel to us unbearable but when we submit our feelings to Him, He offers us a peace and a strength beyond all understanding.

Even when we’re scared and unsure, one thing we can hold onto for certain is that God plans to give us a hope and a future, His plans are to prosper us and not to harm us.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

If we read further after this so very well known verse, God calls us to pray to Him when we are feeling unsure of His plans for us. He promises to be there and to listen to us. He asks us to seek Him and with ALL our hearts because that’s when we will find Him.

God wants us to trust in His plan for our lives, even when we are unsure. He created us, it’s His breath in our lungs, He is bigger than any problem we could ever face and He knows the plans He has for our lives and they are plans for only good.

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13

Many have an image of me but very few get the picture. I’m ok with that.

In life we so want to be liked and maybe even popular but it’s not important how many people get the full picture. God knows the picture and so do you (most of it), others might get it and others might not and that’s ok.

I have been one of those people who have a need to be liked by everyone and I have also been one of those people who refuse to look past the “image” of someone to see the full picture. It’s not fun being either of these people.

I have found peace just being myself and not worrying about who likes me and who doesn’t. I have found peace resting in the knowledge that God loves me and wants only the best for me. I have found peace in trying to see past the image I see in front of me when looking at others, but trying to rather see a picture beyond what’s in front of me. This is all still a work in progress but in the times I’ve got it right, it guards my heart and brings me to a place of rest in my spirit.

Just be you, and leave that between you and God.

2018 was one of our most challenging years but yet at the same time it is the year I am most grateful for! This is the year that I have grown the most spiritually and that God has really healed me, cleansed me, woken me from a dead sleep and used every pain for good. If I could go back and change anything, I would leave it just the same.

This makes me really look forward to what 2019 has to offer and for what God has in store!

It’s not our circumstances that determine our happiness / wholeness or the start or end of a year. It’s how open minded we are to change and bettering ourselves. I chose a teachable heart for 2018, and I’ve soaked in and applied every bit of spiritual advice I could get my hands on. This lead me to pure joy no matter what our circumstances were.

Joy / Happiness is not determined by the people we have in our lives, our wealth / financial situation or even any of our circumstances.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
James 1:2-3

God says “Count it all joy when you face trials of various kinds”. How do we do that when our circumstances feel so unbearable and leave us in a state of despair?

The truth is there is no step by step guide to counting it all joy. It’s quite simple, we wake up everyday and we choose it. God has left His joy available to us, we just need to reach for it and accept it. It’s making that conscious decision, everyday, when you wake up, to choose joy over any other feeling.

When the traffic is bad, we choose it!
When that friend hurts us, we choose it!
When our financial situation takes a dip, we choose it!
When we’re busy we choose it!
When we get bad news, we choose it!
When things don’t go our way, we choose it!
No matter what happens, we choose it!

Joy is a choice and we need to choose it everyday! Everything else falls into place after. It’s important for our overall wellbeing and shuts the doors for the enemy to hold you in bondage. Choosing joy is an act of worship, acting out your faith and hope in the Lord!

“In Me, you may have peace, but in the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”(John 16:33)

Joy is my word for this month, and I pray that you will take charge of the level of the Joy of the Lord in your life. Pray and ask Him to help you and remind you to bring yourself to a place of joy, no matter what circumstances you may face during the day, week or month.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” —Romans 15:13

Much love

Di

xxx

I am so excited to share this lovely message on our worth in Christ from a very talented fellow blogger friend, The Eclectic Contrarian.

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“And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.” Luke 17:11-16 KJV

“And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.” Luke 10:30-35 KJV

Also read: John 4:6-42

What do all these scriptures have in common? Samaritans!
Samaritans were a very downtrodden people. Samaria was taken by the Assyrians. Afterwards, they engaged in interracial relationships and were frowned upon by their peers because they were not a pure Jewish race. Defeated and mixed, they fell to low estate in the social order of their time. So the particular amazement that people find in these scriptures is that the lowest of society were actually ones who made the biggest difference in that society.


Samaritans were a very downtrodden people. Samaria was taken by the Assyrians. Afterwards, they engaged in interracial relationships and were frowned upon by their peers because they were not a pure Jewish race. Defeated and mixed, they fell to low estate in the social order of their time. So the particular amazement that people find in these scriptures is that the lowest of society were actually ones who made the biggest difference in that society.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” Romans 3:23 KJV

One thing to learn here is that we’re all actually in some way a Samaritan. Whether it be in mental, physical or spiritual. A downtrodden, an impure, an undesirable. But one thing I’ve learned is exactly what the scriptures says:

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.” I Corinthians 1:27-29 NKJV

The word Samaria means, beware, take heed, observe, preserve, regard, reserve and wait. This says tons about the people! When the spiritual leaders of the day when Jesus physically walked this earth denied Him, tempted Him and disbelieved Him, the Samaritans believed. And these lowly people became great in the sight of Jesus!

There’s many people who don’t believe they’re good enough or the least bit favorable for the Lord. Things and experiences in life are used against us to make us feel like we’re unworthy of anything. But the Samaritans had been defeated, their bloodline was entangled with others, people looked down on them and they were discredited because of public opinion. But they believed. Jesus didn’t look at their history or anything that man looked at or regarded. He looked at all 3 of those hearts in those scriptures (though one was only a parable) still they were worthy to Him to be healed and rewarded because they loved Him enough to believe.

I urge you to take a moment to turn to Him, and just talk to Him. And wait patiently for His answer! He loves you just as much as those Samaritans. And what He did for them, He certainly can do for you!

Yes, you are worth it!