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Karina Allen is devoted to helping women live out their unique calling and building authentic community through the practical application of Scripture in an approachable, winsome manner.

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  1. Thank you, Karina! Such a great reminder for us at this special time of year. This morning I read this quote from John Piper. “Some things are meant to be clouds, but some things are meant to be mountains.” Even when things don’t seem like gifts, God can use anything to help us grow:)

    I pray you will clearly hear from the Lord as you face these decisions on your journey.

  2. I am encouraged by this devotion! Thank you.
    Such a wonderful time of year to slow down and ponder the “Language of Heaven.”
    May Hope, Love, Joy and Peace be with all of you today and throughout this blessed season!
    Amen.

  3. Thank you for the very inspiring words….
    I find myself in between a rock and a hard place. Both uncomfortable, but one a little less painful than the other.
    I don’t know how to move, where to move. And yet I find myself stuck in fear, unable to do anything.
    I am praying for an answer to the question I have and a clear path.

  4. Good morning Everyone,

    Ten days until Christmas Day. It’s been a very long time since I smiled ahead of time about our special holidays. But this year has been hard and confusing but God has not failed me. I’m so grateful that I yield my will to God. Thank You Jesus for redeeming my life with Your Love. Thank You Holy Spirit for teaching me Truth (even through other teachers) and thank You God for Your plans for my life.

    I know that I need help, Wisdom and Guidance every day. So I don’t give it a second thought when I rise from my dreams to ask for strength, protection, provisions, peace of mind, financial stability and physical health. Yes, I keep my requests before God’s Throne. I pause to say thank You Lord for waking me up. Thank You for Salvation and Shalom. Lord, I am coming boldly before You because You are my Good, Good Father and I am Your Beloved Daughter. I do search for You, I look into Your Face spiritually by trust, Hope, Faith, Love and Obedience to Your Word. I am learning to be more calm, even more thankful while I wait for You to reveal matters to me. I want to be a good student at Your Feet. I know things won’t last but my walk with You is Eternal.

    Enjoy your day Everyone

    Brenda

    Your Sister in Christ

    • Your Post brought me to tears as I know exactly how you feel … Thank you for putting into words the feelings I cannot bring to express on paper.

      May God gives us the resolutions to all of our petitions & supplications in His Time & not ours.. Because we know, His Timing is perfect. Lord hear our prayers as we go through this Season seeking you and your ways. Help us to accept what we cannot change, but finding your wisdom in everything we do.

      in Jesus Name, Amen.

  5. A beautiful reminder, thank you! Grace being enough no matter the thorn we may encounter. Powerful words, a wonderful reminder of where and on Whom to keep our focus.
    Thank you.

  6. I am going through the longest season of depression, fear and anxiety of my life. I’m hanging onto God and His promises. Please pray for my deliverance and healing. I am praying for all of you

    • Thank you for sharing Donna!

      I break off every spirit of fear, depression and anxiety in Jesus’ name. I speak courage, joy and peace to her mind, body and spirit. Deliver her from every scheme of oppression and heal her of every stronghold or disease.

      In Jesus Name.
      Amen

  7. He usually provides in ways we least expect, and in His perfect timing, which we think is delayed.
    The call to trust is not easy, and I often find myself repeating Mark 9:24 “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

  8. Thank you for this devotion. We need to hear this especially in this time as our world is so uncertain. I too am dealing with anxiety and depression and need to be reminded of God’s Love, Hope and Peace. Pray for all those who are struggling and for healing for all of us.

  9. Im drowning in the brokenness in our family. This is too heavy for me to carry. Please pray for Gods help & direction in the midst of this. I don’t know how much more I can take. Pray for me & my son.

  10. Thank you for these beautiful words of encouragement … Reminding us that God is in control & that Jesus is Our Advocate !

    In Jesus Name, Amen.

  11. Thank you for this reminder as we approach Christmas! Please pray for my family as this year we have experienced & continue to experience many trials and uncertainty.

  12. I could relate to phrases about “trials & tests & struggles…loss & hurt & change” and being in a “transitional season” and not doing well with change and being “fearful and worried” and “concerned about the outcome.” You took the words right out of my mouth.

    Thankful that Jesus is “our blessed hope. He is the gift of hope to the hopeless.”

    Thank you so much for reminding me to “gaze into His hope.”

    • MP,

      Abba Father, Give MP a discerning heart to know you will for her. Guide & direct her steps. Help her to slow down long enough to feel the hope, joy, love & peace that came down from Heaven.

      Blessings 🙂

  13. I could relate to phrases about “trials & tests & struggles…loss & hurt & change” and being in a “transitional season” and not doing well with change and being “fearful and worried” and “concerned about the outcome.” You took the words right out of my mouth.

    Thankful that Jesus is “our blessed hope. He is the gift of hope to the hopeless.”

    Thank you so much for reminding me to “gaze into His hope.”

  14. Karina,

    Praying for you during this time of transition. May God give you a discerning heart to know His will.

    The holidays are an extension of our already busy lives. Advent gives us a chance to slow down & lean into Jesus. Take time to gaze into His eyes & listen to Him. His way of allowing us to experience more of His hope, joy, love & peace that we ALL need desperately.

    Blessings 🙂

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