Tuesday, September 30, 2014

You Are Not Alone

Hello! I want you to know something really important. You are not alone. On the days that you feel like nobody cares, or even on the pleasant ones, there is somebody who is there. There is somebody that will never leave your side, even when times get hard. That person is God. In every situation, in the tough and scary moments of life, God is with you. There are a few songs that come to my mind when I think about this topic.

The first one is called You Never Let Go by Matt Redman. I'm not going to start from the beginning, but more towards the middle. This song goes like this.
And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

This second song is called He is With Us by Love and the Outcome. This song goes like this.
We can trust our God
He knows what He's doing
Though it might hurt now
We won't be ruined
It might seem there's an ocean in between
But He's holding onto you and me
And He's never gonna leave, no
He is with us, He is with us, always, always
He is with us, He is with us, always

As you have read, God will never leave us. When we need someone to talk to or to cry out our thoughts to, God is listening. He cares about you and how you feel. Remember, whatever you go through, God is right by your side and you don't have to go through it alone. He loves you and cares about you. So don't be afraid; God is with you.
-Marissa :)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Acts of Kindness

Hello! I am going to start this post with a little story about something that happened to me.

Well, I was about to have an oral surgery done. If you know me, I hate blood and needles. (The funny thing is, I want to be a nurse someday). For this surgery, like any surgery, the surgeon would have to give me an IV to put me to sleep. Now, I kid you not, I was stressing about this day since I knew it was happening! The night before the surgery, my friends were texting me, telling me that they were praying for me. The next day, everything went fine. After the surgery, as I lay on my couch, a knock sounded at the door. One of my friends had brought me a post-dental surgery care-package! That small act of kindness made my day!

The point that I am trying to make is this: one small act of kindness can make someone's day. If it's just telling a friend that you are thinking about them, or if you tell them that you are praying for them, it can really make a difference. When my friends encouraged me in different ways, it really made me feel loved. If you are a Christian, how are you showing God's love to others? Whether it's to a Christian or non-Christian, how are you showing Christ in your life?

-Marissa :)


Hi! Welcome to my blog, Spreading Smiles! As you might have guessed, this blog is about bringing a smile to your face!  Every single one of us has had a bad day in our life and, sometimes, we need a source of encouragement. I want this blog to encourage you, whether you're having a bad day or a good one! Being a teenager, I understand how our feelings change from day-to-day. I believe that through this blog, we can encourage each other in our everyday lives; the easy days, and the difficult ones. So, I encourage you to follow my blog and pass it on! Together, we can keep a smile on our faces.

-Marissa :)