Do you struggle with your worth? Have you been caught up in abuse, lies, or entangled situations that you may have never imagine you’d be living in, or with?  Is life reeling out of control?

Do you yearn for living a peaceful life, and not a world of lies?  A peaceful, wonderful life can be yours. Today.  This very moment. It’s yours for  the asking.  It’s simple, very real and forever yours.  Jesus is the One that can renew your life. Simplify the craziness. Here is what he is for you:

God is strong and mighty. Isaiah 8:7b     – He  has defeated your enemies. It’s done.

His name is Wonderful Isaiah 9:6 There is no one above the name of Jesus.

He is my portion, my healer, my deliverer, He meets my every need. He will never fail you, (life may never be “perfect”, but he does perfect you in ALL situations, by  giving you strength that you need to live each moment of each day).

He is truth. He is not a man that can lie.

He gives me hope.  He longs to encourage you and lift you up. He brings you love, grace, mercy, patience and a desire for good things.

You can say with confidence: I am a VICTOR, not a victim. Because Jesus lives in you.

He makes me prosper.  He said to seek Him first, and he  will give you the desires of  your heart.

In Him, I have a dream, goals, vision and a purpose.  God formed YOU  and knew you before you were conceived in the womb. He is plans for you that are great and wonderful, if you only believe!

No harm shall overtake me, my household, my work, or anything I put my hands to. He keeps , my path from harm. He loves me. Oh, how He loves me!  He is our safety net –  his arms protect those who love him.

I am assured  that  His incredible GRACE is with me always!                                2 Thessalonians 3:18

Jesus never lets me down, he stays with me and protects me everywhere I go! The evil one has no place in my life!

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To receive Jesus into your life, and heart, it’s a simple  conversation… he IS your forever friend…. just say: “Jesus, I want to be your friend, I need you desperately,  come into my heart and live within me forever. I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life, I want to turn away from sinful desires, and live a life that is whole and pure. Help me to do this Jesus.”  Amen..   

You are now a part of a whole new world. Read  the bible, it will help guide you through life. Find a bible  believing church that will help you grow strong in Christ.   When you find things in life “getting to you”, pray. Pray when life is good, pray when things are tough. He will guide you and show you how to live a victorious life!

 

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Never in my wildest imagination did I EVER think I would be in the trenches so deep, for so long – 6 years, and no idea when the breakthrough is breaking through. A trial that I know is a Joseph pit situation. You see this has been a test of endurance, I will run the race, and win (Hebrews 12:1). It’s been a faith building, life transforming – trusting in Jesus as he works out this testimony in my life situation. (Lamentations 3 is great summation!)

This began six years ago, ever so subtly, my kids were finishing high school, and in college….. finally (yes, I am one of the few mommies that was rejoicing to have a cleared up calendar voided of school and sports activities; not that I didn’t enjoy those days, it was just time to move ON. Act 3 completed; let’s move onto Act 4 of this theatrical event!), seeking after my hearts desire with full vigor, with all sustenance, to serve God’s mission for my life. I knew my calling was somehow intertwined with helping people, as I knew he was preparing me to encourage women and kids to live their fullest God given life. Something dear to my heart, after spending too much of my own life unsure, insecure and in lack, as a kid, with minimal “parental” support in validation and encouragement, his hand was on my life even back then. Living in an unchurched, cussing, impatient, overcrowded home, and expected to be mature beyond my age, I entered into adult life which dealt to me two still born, full term babies, my husband died in an accident,  and SO much more drama-rama throughout this past six years! But yet it has been through the various trials in which I found the strength and freedom that Christ offers. And it’s time for me to pay it forward. As I grow in Christ, the challenges get more intense. (ah, we know that’s bound to happen don’t we?! James 1:2-3). It’s been most interesting to go through this valley. Alone. Rejected. But God – with me through it all. An interesting comment I heard just the other day from TD Jakes, that when we feel forsaken, everyone has left, it is then, that God allows this alone place, which seems so far from civilization, to almost a scary place of depression, forsook and secluded, but it is then we are molded and mended because it’s only me and God. That is exactly the place I have been visiting the past three years. God with me.

Trials come and they go, but hold on tight to Jesus, he is always with me, and holds me with his right hand – Those times when we go through a trial, test, difficult time, it seems nearly impossible to think there will be a day that will shine and I can move forward with the confidence I know that is within me. This “opportunity” has allowed me to even the more realize how His love never changes; he is faithful even when life is uncertain! And the blessings will overcome me when I’m out of the pit!
As my mind flutters like a butterfly, overwhelmed at times with the “what Lord”, why Lord, where, when, and who”, I know I can settle on the Masters shoulder and I can walk with him and he will give me peace.
Last week the Holy Spirit gave me a word picture analogy. Our trials are nothing more than scabs (don’t know about you, but I find those scabs annoying, just sayin!). But when we allow the ointment – that is Jesus – to heal us as we walk through the fiery furnaces in life, we become whole. He IS the ointment to heal our wounds, our hurts, and our heart That my friend is mercy. He oozes his ointment of anointing blood over us, in us and through us – if we allow him to do so.

I will testify of His GOODNESS, you see, his MERCY endures FOREVER and ever!

I will soar with wings of eagles (Is. 40:28-31). With these wings, I will float through this test – leaning on His everlasting arms, which carry me. Because on the other side of this life’s “struggle”, is a bouquet of bright, shining, beautiful flowers, that will be a sparkling banner that states: “Well done – good and faithful servant, you passed the test, as you stood on firm foundation, the Rock of your Salvation”!
Jesus is his name. And because of Him, I have already overcome, by the Blood of the Lamb, and the word of my testimony! (Rev. 12:11)
Did you read that? It’s already done. Though it seems I am STILL stuck in the pit, I have already OVERCOME! It is by HIS stripes, HIS blood, and the FAITH that I TAKE to speak to the mountain and tell it to be ye removed
I consider it all joy to have gone through this pit stop; it’s been a time of renewal, deepening my patience, (James 1:2-3), and yes, my endurance is stronger than it’s ever been. For he is not finished with me yet; He has big plans for me, as He does for you too my sweet friend.

It’s time to exhale…..

Oh Jesus, how I love you !!! You are my heart, soul and my salvation, I serve you with all my being, now and forevermore. Amen…..