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Dear Beautiful You,

This week I learnt a really valuable lesson. Or actually, it started way before that: two years ago. It was the time where I had problems with my gums in my mooth and I knew my wisdoom teeth had to be removed.
So, I went to the dental sergeon and man, I was SOOOO scared! I was so scared that I run out of the room before the surgery could even start. .... That my dear, is the danger of fear.

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I Tried It Again

Yesterday I finally went back there. And, with a little pain and a lot of peace I made it through! I'm so thankful for this transformation that I want to tell you how this happened. It were a few small moments that together caused a big change.

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These Steps Worked For Me:

1) Ask God For Help

I don't know what you believe in. Do you believe in Him or not? If not, you can try to skip this step. But for me that wouldn't have worked. Like, the steps that are about to come would not made any difference in my life if God didn't listen to my prayers and gave me a peace that passes all understanding.

2) Don't Listen To The Devil's Lies!!!

I tried to pray, but it was a little hard for me. I needed help. Well, I believe that it's better to pray for yourself than to ask others for help all the time. But sometimes you just don't know what to pray and you feel so much and you need help. That's what I had. I thought: shall I ask this person to pray for me? I immediately thought: no, maybe she makes me even more anxious with scary stories. WAIT, I thought...*is that even true?* Is that God speaking? No, it must be the devil.
So, I texted her and asked for prayer and told about the situation. She replied with positive words: that I don't need to worry, because it will be okay, she had the same. WOW, God wanted to encourage me! The devil only wants to discourage you. Don't listen to his stupid lies.
So.... Ask someone (who doesn't judge) to pray for you when you don't know what to pray anymore.

3) Use A Positive Thought/Quote/Verse

Like I said in nr. 2: refuse to listen to lies when they pop up in your head. You can better use a positive thought, quote or Bible verse whenever you're starting to have an anxious thought. It gets easier when you keep doing it, so don't give up! Mine was: 'there is no need to worry. it's over before you know it.'

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4) Praise Him In The Storm

With the prayer of a friend and the positive thought of nr. 3 I went back to the hospital. This may sound weird to you, but I felt so much peace! I know that's peace from God. Like the Bible says in Philippians 4:7 (NLT): Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
When I was in that chair I started to praise Him in my head. I didn't wanted to give myself room for negative thoughts. So I praised Him in the middle of the storm by singing worship songs in my head and telling myself Bible verses.

What Happened....

I was there in that chair when I realized what Jesus went through.

The dental sergeont asked me multiple times if I had pain. If I said yes, I would get more anesthesia. He made sure I wasn't hurting in the moment. I realized that it was a loving way of doing his job.

When Jesus was nailed on the cross it was so different.

I thanked Him, because I realized how much they hated Him when they did their 'job.'

They hated Him when they arrested Him.
They hated Him when they beated Him with whips.
They hated Him when they pierced the nails through His hand and feet.
They hated Him when they put the cross up.
They hated Him when they distributed His clothes......

Oh, how much He loved us to go through that.

And when I was in that chair, I thanked Him for going through all of that so I hadn't to go through it.

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You know, He hung on the cross to beat fear. The Bible says that perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18).

But man, oh man, how much fear He had before He started, but He went anyway.

Because He LOVES us. He loves me. HE LOVES YOU.

We deserved to die like that after all the disobedience we did:
we didn't listen to God,
we thought we could do anything without Him.
We sinned: we did se.ual immorality,
we gossip,
we lie,
we steal,
we disrespect our parents.....and He had to judge us, because He is just.
He cannot bear sin, because God is holy

But, HE LOVED and loves us AT THE SAME TIME.

So instead of asking the impossible from us (which is: living a perfect life without sin, which we just can't even when we want to)...instead of asking that....
...He (=God) sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins on the cross.

All we have to do now is to believe He did that. Believe in Him and you will be saved from the eternal death and judgement. Because Jesus took YOUR place when He died. But..the good news is that He rose up from the death after 3 days! When God looks at you, He'll see His Son, when you believe in Him! Yes, one day your body will die, but your soul will live.

And when you believe, you can repent your sins to God.
When you believe and repent, you will be forgiven can be saved and live with Him later in Heaven and right now here on earth:

Dear God, the father in Heaven,
I know that I'm a sinner. I repent of my sins. Thank you for sending Jesus. God, thank you for sending Your only son to die for my sins, so I could be saved. Jesus, thank you for dying for my sins on the cross. Thank you for dying for the brokeness of this world too. Thank you for saving my life. Thank you that I can walk over from the world of darkness to the new world, the world of light.
Holy Spirit, You were sent to us when Jesus had died, came back to life after three days and when He went to Heaven to His father back. You were sent so we can have the same spirit within us that woke Jesus up from the dead. Holy Spirit, You're welcome in this heart and house. My body is a temple now of the Holy Spirit.
God, show me how to become and live more like Jesus. Fill me up with Your wisdom through Your Holy Spirit,
In Jesus name, Amen!!

"Nothing is greater than Your grace, not even my mistakes." - Unspoken

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God bless!

Love,