“FEELING CRUSHED, SCARED, BROKEN OR IN ANY KIND OF “PAIN…” THIS IS WHAT GOD SHOWED ME…
Here is a word from God’s heart and mine. Know that my heart is very tender before my Daddy God in this season of our lives… so this is one of those posts that will relate to those who are feeling crushed, broken or in any “pain” or challenge… As I type this I can’t explain the pain I am in, from the brain pressure spiking in this heat, that’s why it took all night to prepare it… so these are words I desperately needed to hear too. Love Angie ❤
“Lord forgive me for so often reacting to the enemy and the attacks that he launches, without thinking first, and listening to Your heartbeat on a matter. Holy Spirit, please convict me when I try to do this…. to live in response to my Father instead… For Your glory in Jesus name!”
“When I read some words today, about how we often live in reaction to the enemy and not in response to our Father. And then God showed me some things about myself. I thought I would share it with my friends, cause maybe even one of you can relate!”
“Because I have learnt to fight for myself and those I love, for most of my life, that I never realized that actually I often live in “reaction” to the devil and his attacks on our lives, not realizing just how powerful it must be to rather ALWAYS, not sometimes, choose to ask God what He wants me to do or say, and then rather “responding” to my Father in that moment…”
“Cause if I did that, I would be able to get my Father’s heart in the matter and His perfect will. It’s strange how we can daily submit our character to Him and our lives to Him, but still operate in the natural and not in a Supernatural way…”
“We are trusting God for the Supernatural in SO many areas, but are we giving Him enough time to actually “download” that to us, when we find ourselves with a choice of reacting to the enemy or responding to the Father! For me it sometimes happens so quickly, and I realize I have reacted out of fear etc, instead of responding in a quiet trust and peace, that “it’s going to be ok…”
“I encourage you all today, as I encourage myself, that God’s way is ALWAYS best, even if we sometimes don’t think so…. He knows exactly what is going to happen in our lives, one minute from now and every moment, right into Eternity!”
“So it’s safe to say that my way might not be His way, and my thoughts not His thoughts! Even though at times I thought, Lord how about You maybe doing things this way or that way etc. Duh!! 😂 Oh how I know SO many times I have tried to convince the Omniscient, Omnipresent, Almighty God, that my “plan” is a good idea, and just maybe He could consider it! Hehehe! And I am sure He just giggles and says, “there she goes again, but I just cannot stop loving her! In fact I adore her! She is My beautiful Bride!”
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
“For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
“Let’s be encouraged today, that He knows the way we take, and He knows the pitfalls that lay ahead. And He already has a solution, before we knew that we even had a “problem…” and if we live in response to our Father, we will always walk in His perfect will! And if the road you’re walking on, with Him, is rough, know that even this very moment, He will move Heaven and earth, to answer our prayers according to His will…”
“I can’t imagine going through what we daily going through without God…. It’s challenging enough even when we have a relationship with God… never mind those who try “life” without Him…. trust me, as rough as things are and have been, I will NEVER give up on God and His promises to us… He is STILL a Faithful Father, who knows how to give good gifts to His children…”
“He is training us as His warriors in this end time battle, and He is trying to teach us to use the Supernatural “weapons of our warfare, which is not carnal, but mighty in the tearing down of strongholds.” And He can’t put those Supernatural strategies, weapons, and mysteries into our hands, if our hands are full of our own, “hand made” weapons, plans and “solutions…”
“Today I choose, by your grace, precious Lord, to walk like Jesus did, not “reacting” to the enemy, but “responding” with absolute obedience, to my Father! Cause the bottom line is that when I do react to the enemy, then I am putting more faith is the devil’s lies, than Your promises to us Lord. So with all my heart, I trust that You will never, ever abandon us, and we can trust Your Word…!”
“Oh Lord, I am so overwhelmed by Your love right now, as you share these words from Your heart to mine! Thank You for loving me, warts and all…. thank You that you are Plan A – Z and everything in between… I love You so much my precious Jesus…. I am “undone” and overwhelmed by You… That You know all things, and you know our needs before we even ask You… use our lives for Your glory Lord… ”
Read this beautiful Psalm from The Passion Translation….
“You’ve kept track of all my wanderings and my weeping. You’ve stored my many tears in Your bottle, not one will be lost, for You care about me every time I’ve cried. You’ve recorded it in Your book of remembrance, the very moment I call to You for a Father’s help, the tide of battle turns and my enemies flee! This one thing I know, God is on my side!” Psalm 56:8-9 (The Passion Translation)
“Let’s keep praying for each other especially over this time. It’s a sad and frightening time for so many, so let’s be kind and shine for Jesus, knowing that we must ALWAYS be ready to share the reason for the hope that we have… people need to know how we are getting through each day…”
“Whatever we’re all going through, this is a time to remember that God loves you and me so so much, that the purpose of Jesus’ life was to be born as a human, and then die the most terrible death on the cross, so that we might live. And if God did ALL that just for us, how much more will He do now…. why would the cost to Him be so much then, and He “drops” us now…. He won’t “drop” us, He is committed to us till into Eternity…. whatever is happening remember….” leave room for God…there is always a “…..BUT GOD….”
“Please feel free to share…”
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
2Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
4There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
5God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
6The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
7The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
8Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
9He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
10Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
11The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
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