Another fall recipe coming your way! These Frosted Pumpkin Cupcake Sugar Cookies are by Dani’s Healthy Eats!! These little paleo cookies surprised me. They are simple with minimal ingredients yet SO tasty. Dani has the most unique recipes that taste so good!! Check her out here.
You only need the following 11 ingredients for these soft pumpkin cookies: pumpkin puree, coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla, salt, almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, almond butter, and maple syrup!! I followed her recipe pretty strictly except I used almond butter and extra maple syrup for the frosting. Give these a try! You can find the full recipe here.
“Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth. Here he stands! The Commander! The mighty Lord of Angel Armies is on our side! The God of Jacob fights for us! Pause in his presence.”
Psalms 46:10-11 (TPT)
I’m not sure if I will ever not cry when I hear or read these verses. On March 26, 2020, Taya Gaukrodger went live on Hillsong United’s Instagram page. This was right when the world began to shutdown and everyone was completely panicked, including myself. I remember being FILLED with anxiety. I was actually questioning God and His goodness because I was so scared and confused about what was going on. I felt paralyzed by all of the terrifying news around me.
This all changed when I heard Taya read these verses from The Passion Translation. I wept uncontrollably at these words because I was hit with the truth that I momentarily forgot. I realized I was doubting God and that I let the lies of the enemy consume me.
Psalms 46:10-11 comforted me in a time of great anxiety because it reminded me that God is good always and He is not going anywhere. He is with you in every moment, and you will realize that if you simply pause and surrender to Him. As it says, “He is the God above all nations.” He is the ruler of all things. He is in control of everything. He was not surprised by the pandemic, but He also did not leave us when it hit even if it felt like He was no where to be found. He is on our side!!! He is for us. He is NEVER against us. He will fight for you and carry through your hurt every single time!! Why would we doubt Him? We should have the utmost confidence in Him!!
I love that these verses end with “Pause in His presence.” This is a repetitive statement in this chapter, but it is such a great reminder. When I am filled with anxiety, my mind is going 1000 MPH, and all I can think about is my worries. However, if I simply take a moment to stop and breathe to talk or listen to Him, I can allow His truth and goodness fill me up rather than the anxious thoughts.
Now, 7 months into this pandemic, I can see how much God is moving in this time. This has been a humbling year as I have realized that I truly cannot do this life without Him and I am not in control at all.
I rarely read The Passion Translation, but I think this is such a special gem in it. Plus, the other translations of Psalms 46 are great as well, of course! I recommend that you read the entirety of Psalms 46, and I pray that it gives you comfort and confidence in our God.