Hey everyone, I know this post is so unexpected and not on the agenda but I have to practice what I preach.
Today, I received some dishearting news and have been distraught ever since then. I wanted to come on here and be completely transparent and honest about how I feel and share my thought process in this period of waiting and uncertainty.
I informed you earlier that I received news that brought me deep sadness. Well, I won't go into what the information was but at this time of receiving it, I am hurting. At this moment I am helpless and feeling deep hopelessness. At this moment I am in need of help, of encouragement.
As this day comes to a close, I have to tell myself and feed myself scripture because that's the only thing that will last. Trouble doesn't last, pain doesn't last, but the word of God will always remain a warm light guiding my path in moments of doubt. stress, and uncertainty.
As I encourage you, I am encouraging myself to not lean on my OWN understanding but to trust God always. That trails and tests come at you to test your faith, character, and mind. Boy...is my faith being tested at this moment. I have to remind myself that God has the last say so, and if God before me, WHO can be against me. NO ONE!! Hallelujah!
REMINDER: Who am I dealing with?
That ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.
There is no truth in him...for he is a liar and the father of lies
I wanted to write these two scriptures out because I have to remind myself who I'm dealing with. Who I'm facing up against. Who constantly wants to steal my joy, happiness, and mind. As I'm reminding myself about the devil, I want to remind you guys too that the devil is a mean old bully out to destroy us. To stress us out to death, feed us lies, worry us to death, and so on.
That's why the bible tells us to renew our minds daily and to not conform to this world. We are IN the world NOT of it. We are here on loan.
Scriptures of Encouragement:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth.
I wanted to also leave nuggets of positivity and hope. The Word of God is Hope, Love, Peace, and is also contagious. I couldn't pick just one. Within this journey of getting closer to God, I am conditioning myself that in times of trouble my first position is the one in the picture above. It's on my hands and knees and is surrendering ALL. Casting ALL my cares, my worries, and my doubts. God can handle it, I cannot.
My mother always told me to feed scripture into your spirit because you need it close when situations arise. Lord, I hear you. Lord be with me!
Final thought, I want to leave here with pleading a declaration at this moment by saying,
Lord, I come to you as humbly as I know how,
today and forevermore I love you and I am so thankful of all the blessings you bestow upon my life
For your grace and mercy that you grant me each day.
Lord please never take your hand off of my life,
help me to feed your Word that is true into my life.
To give me peace of mind. Calm my thoughts and mind Lord
Through this moment of uncertainly.
You said your word is a lamp to my feet that also guides my path.
As my trouble arises around me, be the calm waters that ground me.
I want to also, ask to cover and protect anyone that is in need, God of your healing power. To remind your people that you are a way maker, a promise keeper, and that you are alpha and omega. You are ALL knowing and ALL powerful.
The devil trembles when we speak your name and the amazing wonders of your words.
Lord, I thank you! and I bless your name Oh God
In Jesus Name