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The love of God

God’s love for us is incomparable and unconditional… His Grace is unbelievable, NO matter how bad you think you’ve messed up, I can assure you that there’s no condemnation in His eyes. Following repentance, you’re forgiven for the mishap, and the remembrance of the ungodly act is placed as far as the East is from the West… That’s why it’s IMPERATIVE to have an ongoing relationship with Him.

Update: 5/30/15

Here lately it feels as if I’ve somehow lost touch with God and He no longer has my back… That’s not the case at all! In fact, my overwhelming circumstances is pure evidence that He’s not only nearer to me then before. But, the unpredicted chaos is simply the enemy blowing off steam, in anger, as he rants and raves, disgusted at this awesome work God is preforming through me.

God is crafty, and Nooooooo matter how terrible things appear, don’t lose hope or sight of Him. Because there’s a plan in it all, and you’ll come out more than a conqueror if you faint not. The mess you endure in the interim is His way of building you up and giving you staying power. He can’t afford for you to be wimpy on His battlefield, especially when your task will be as heightened as mine… Talking people outta suicide, once their minds are made up, will be challenging unless I gain tough skin through all that I’m facing without falling away. Trained professionals sometimes fail at encouraging individuals that life is worth living. That’s why the tactics that Alone No More will utilize will only be God geared and fail proof.

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  1. Thanks for noticing my blog. I have moments when I think I can, and then moments when I tried and life basically exploded, and then moments when I’m afraid or wonder if it’s worth bothering to continue to try again. Nevertheless, I appreciate your words of encouragement and I respect your stalwart faith. When I was a child I loved God very simply and just knew that everything would be all right no matter what. When I was a little older I saw things happen that were miraculous and I believed it would continue. But now as an older adult that just hasn’t been my experience and I have frequent and serious doubts. I wish I could say I love God and He loves me, but I’ll honestly confess I’m trying to figure things out more and more. I’m just not sure how God is loving me right now, and I’ve been feeling this way a long time. I’m on some very unsteady footing and wish I wasn’t feeling like my faith is a smoldering, failing candle-wick about to go out. (Isa 42:3/Mt 12:20) I’ll only say maybe I can, just not sure how or why or whether I think it’s worth it or not. ~DM

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    • Awwwwww, Peace be still!!! I BOLDLY come against ALL the enemies fiery darts he’s throwing your way, to cloud and confuse your mind. True, when things get overwhelming, it can appear that giving up altogether would be better. But, I’m a living witness that we can do it here on earth, with God at the forefront of our lives and by relinquishing all we’re going through to Him… We’re to totally cast our cares on Him, and leave them be. It deftly sounds easier said then done I’m sure. But, that’s what perseverance is ALL about. Continue on believing, never waiver in your Faith an inkling, and you’ll reap the benefits if you faint NOT.

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    • All ducklings are beautiful cuz “God don’t make no junk”. Thank you for following My Precious Life”. Know that yours is too. Hugs.

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    • Ahh.. thank you, you’ve said exactly what I feel and what i need… his love is exactly , i can’t express my gratitude at someone who understands:)

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  2. Hang in there. Remember the Ugly Duckling turned into a beautiful swan. Accept where you are and ask your Higher Power to show you the next step.
    Thank you for following my blog.

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  3. Thanks so much for following me at Discover Santosha, which led me to you. You have so much to share – I wish you well with all of your passions and endeavors.

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  4. May God continue His mighty work in your life, He is so faithful! Thanks for following!

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  5. Good post. Stay in faith!

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  6. Thanks so much for liking my blog. When I came here to see yours, the message on here was really uplifting. Wishing you all the best. Also in regards to the bipolar, please look into your diet. God gives you the perfect one in Genesis 1:29. It makes a difference, but it has to be fresh fruit and vegetables, not canned stuff. If you want try it for 21 days, I promise you you’ll feel a difference. You may feel a little angry at times, but that’s withdrawal from the drugs that are in the “food” that we normally eat. God Bless.

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  7. DC, that is a wonderful, God given ministry. Hang in there, God DOES have your back! Just keep quoting Scriptures out loud. The enemy can’t stand that! And it strengthens your faith, too.
    Thank you for following me.
    Melinda

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    • You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure… I deftly will quote Scriptures, and I so wish my children and grandchildren would join in as well. There’s power in numbers and it appears to be a heap of Lil imps seeking to devour my entire clan SMH. But, they just don’t see what I see I guess.

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      • DC, I am with you there. But my God is faithful! My girls accepted Jesus when they were young, now they’ve wandered. But, I’m claiming their salvation, in Jesus’ name!!
        Melinda

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      • They’ll ALL come back around, because God won’t have it Nooooooo other way… “Train up a child in the way they should go and when they’re old they won’t depart from it”… we’ll just stand on His Word and believe it to never fail, and before we know it they’ll be beating us to fellowship.

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      • No, they don’t see what you see. Experience is a great teacher, and some kids/people, more than others, have to experience everything for themselves and not take our cautions. I have one son (4 children altogether) who’s facing some time in a detox and rehab (by his choice) — and he started drinking at about 15 — a few years after I got sober (21 years ago). One daughter drinks, but the other two decided not to drink at all — but they’ve been busy having babies, or adopting them. The moment when God became my personal higher power did come when I was drinking. Acceptance and turning my will over the the God of my understanding was my way out. For good (so far). I don’t know why I escaped when others don’t, but I think it is because God has a plan for us — we don’t know what it is — but we just have to hang in there and follow where he leads. (I have 4 kids and 11 grandchildren, too!)

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      • That’s sooooooo precious – we’re twins lol (4 children/11 grandchildren). I love ALL of you to pieces, your comments ALWAYS HHHEEEELLLLPPPP me look at EVERYTHING from a different perspective and iiiiittttttttt HHHEEEELLLLPPPPSSSSSS sooooooo much!!! Especially to see that I’m not ALONE in craziness with my babies, not to delight in anyone else having issues, my Prayers is for us ALL to be at Peace with our babies. Did you raise yours in Church as well? If so, Nooooooo worries; “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they’re older they won’t depart from it.” They’ll be back, if they EVER had any grounding when they were babez.

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  8. I am grateful for your visit to my blog, and yes! God is here with us even when we think He is not. He is in our aloneness, our joy, our grief, our hope, our frustration, our anger, our laughter. You are the apple of His eye.

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  9. Thanks for checking out my blog, and super-thanks for following me.

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  10. Thank you so much for following my blog, but even more so thank you for writing this inspirational and encouraging piece. It is really speaking to me.

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  11. Thank you for following my blog. I have been reading yours and your heart for others is plain. I’m grateful for people like who that live and walk their faith inspiring others.

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  12. So glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours! Your writing is amazing and certainly a Gift! I am now a fan and follower:-)

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  13. Nice to share with a fellow believer the love of God and the opportunity to spread the Word.

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  14. Thank you very much for following my blog, I appreciate it!

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  15. Hello, to start with, your blog name is amazing, I wonder how it came about. Thank you for following my blog. God bless you abundantly

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    • Thanx, your kind words are appreciated. The name was coined after my unfortunate upbringing; the lack of love, compassion, attention, rearing and the lacks. Just totality pushed away and negatively set apart.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by the blog. “Could we with ink the oceans fill and were the skies of parchment made; were every stalk on earth a quill and every man a scribe by trade. To write the love of God above would drain the oceans dry. Nor could the scroll contain the whole though stretched from sky to sky.”

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  17. If one must repent and believe in order to be forgiven and eventually saved, then God’s love is not “unconditional”. Repentance and faith are conditions.

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    • My point being, God’s mercy most certainly is conditional, and Christ taught this repeatedly. Repent or perish. Forgive us as we forgive. Unconditional divine mercy is just a pious expression for moral relativism and the sin of presumption.

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      • Mercy by definition: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

        I know firsthand that God is sure nuff Merciful and has Neeeeeevvvveeerr charged my sins to me in the way I deserved… I was terrible, but He always spared my life… Hallelujah!!! Even when I wasn’t following Him wholeheartedly He showed me Mercy during trials that I was going through, fighting to keep my freedom. I reiterate, I was loosely living and He never let me contract a deadly lifelong disease… That’s Mercy at its best, and I thank God any time I think about Him being GOOD to me in the pardon of my sins.

        How I look at it, your friends and family can be judgemental at times, and downgrade, insult or purposely hurt us when we don’t measure up to their standards… Now that’s conditional love. But, our Heavenly Father loves us regardless, and will never leave us nor forsake us, even if we do foul up several times in a day even!!! That’s devoutly Mercy, without a shadow of doubt!!!

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    • We ALL must repent for the wrongs we’ve done, and then stop doing it and move into total Salvation eventually/thereafter. If there’s no repentance then one would continue doing the things that separate them from God without care, consideration or remorse. God does in deed love us unconditionally, that’s why we don’t get punished the way we deserve or judged harshly following are ill actions. He’s merciful and only wants us to recognize that what we said or did was a complete no no, and ask for forgiveness and get it right from there!!!

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  18. I almost agree with you, but I’m asking you to be clearer. Must the sinner repent if he or she is to be forgiven by God? Can a sinner who does not repent be forgiven? If not, then God’s mercy is received on the condition that one repents, then you must do something in order to receive divine mercy. It’s an extremely simple but important question, and the Bible answers it with consistent clarity.

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    • Yes, we must repent each time we sin… Where the mercy comes in is the fact that our being able to repent it limitless, like we can mess up a hundred times in an hour (hypothetically speaking) and God will continue to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Now, because we still have our on will, we can purposely go right back out there and commit the same or worse act and cry out to God for Mercy and He’s just to help us, instead of being like “Nooooooo, I’m not helping you this time, you’re making a mockery of Me or taking My kindness for weakness” we don’t get any of that thrown in our faces. Nope!!! Actually, our sins are immediately placed as far as the East is from the West and they’re never to be reminisced about any more… There’s Nooooooo condemnation in our Heavenly Father… Hallelujah!!!

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  19. Great! Then we agree. In order to be saved, one must do two things: repent and believe. Those are conditions for receiving God’s mercy and being saved. Thank you!

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  20. Thanks for the post, dc. I would like to tell anonymous that God is faithful and just and will forgive when we confess to him (1 john 1:9). But sometimes we need more to find true victory, to have repentance really stick. You might want to read my posts Message To Those Trapped In Ashley Madison, from a former adulterer. I think noble de la plum would benefit from them as well.

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  21. Thanks for following my blog and for holding fast to the understanding that we are always accompanied – even when the going is real tough. I have been there and had a wee laugh to myself at you blog title. I certainly lived that story of the Ugly Duckling; knew alienation and its attendant depression to my core. I talk about all that now as ‘strength training’ for what God had in mind for me and it is my privilege now to be walking that path with love. I will now know that you and I walk together, both accompanied by the Holy Spirit.

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    • I don’t know if you noticed, but today is my first time on here in a while. Since my last post, things got really bad for me, and I just totally shut down SMH. I was back sleeping in my car, but God helped me get into a shelter. However, this is a sixty day program, and I’m Praying for an extension in advance, before the day to leave even comes around, because I know I’ll have Nooooooo where to go, unless of course God works a miracle, and that’s exactly what it’d be, considering my financial situation. I did a craft switch at work, thinking it would be better for me, but it turns out that it’s the worst thing I could’ve EVER done to myself, and I absolutely have no clue which way to turn now ggggrrrrrrhhhhhh!!! Please keep me and my family in your Prayers, and I’m sooooooo haaaappppyyyy things are better for you now… Keep the Faith and remain encouraged.

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  22. AMEN because you ARE an overcomer!!!! Listen to the song by Mandisa!!

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  23. Very beautiful post! Thank you for sharing it with us! πŸ™‚

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  24. Thank you for following Storyteller. — Ray

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  25. Thanks for dropping by.
    You’re absolutely right! God neither forsakes nor leaves those who believe in Him and loves Him – I’m living proof of that!

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  26. Thanks for this…I needed to read it.

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  27. thanks for the great post,love it,it’s really good to have fair.

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  28. Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate the love.

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  29. Hi dauglyducklin

    Happy new year and thank you for following my blog! As a fellow blogger, I would like to share with you an upcoming art project I am working on that God led me to do. How may I contact you so I can share it? Just expect it in your inbox by February 1. Thank you very much

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  30. Dear Da Ugly Ducklin,

    I’m really sorry to hear about your experience at Sears, that is really hard when you have little and are looking for a place to sleep. I came across a scripture passage today that encouraged me and I thought might encourage you too in your fight against discouragement and the devil’s many traps:

    “26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 that no flesh should glory in his presence.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-29)

    So we may feel weak and down at times but never fear. God will make you radiant some day soon and you will shine with His glory in His presence.

    If you have 5 minutes, I’d like to encourage you to read the following article:
    http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0001/0001_01.asp

    Just scroll down with your mouse to see the pictures.

    It’s about God’s free gift of eternal life for all people, regardless of who they are or what they’ve done in life.

    May He bless you.

    Kind regards in Christ,
    Naomi

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  31. Thank you for following A Couple of Stars and a Happy Face. I hope you find a smile or two along the way! You know, I’ve often felt like the ugly duckling, wondering why I am so different from everyone else, but God faithfully reminds me that He fearfully and wonderfully made me so the world could see His miraculous works in me! That’s how our loving God sees us all – beautiful creations with a glorious purpose.

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