Friday, September 18, 2015

Despair to Repair

God is in the restoration business
and He will give us the tools for strength.
I know what intense pain feels like and I know what trusting in the Lord feels like too.

My pain is leading to more faith (trust) in God, which is leading to freedom and peace, which is strengthening me to help others. God is turning my pain into another's gain. And what the devil meant for evil, God is turning it around.

This is what He did for Joseph when those Joseph loved turned their backs on him. Yes yes yall, God turned Joseph's despair into repair. Then Joseph went on to become mighty in the world. He didn't despise his small/humble beginnings, which were necessary for growth. Why? Because God uses those who society rejects, the misfits, the lost, the ostracized, the cast-asides, the judged. God loves making ways out of no ways and making the ordinary into the extraordinary. He did (and does) it time after time after time.

I'm happy God is a merciful, favorable, graceful, honorable, all-of-that God. I couldn't exist without Him. Nobody could. Thus, this is the time to "proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of our God's vengeance; to comfort all who mourn" (Isaiah 61:2), because God hasn't forgotten about his hurting people and they will hurt no more.



Saturday, September 5, 2015

It Ain't Over

Yes, you're more than a conqueror.
This goes out to everyone who has gone through something, who is currently going through something, or who will go through something. My current circumstance? I'm going through something. In fact some may even classify my current circumstance as going through hell. But guess what? It ain't over til God says it's over. It ain't over until my victory is won, period, end of story.

I have a faith strategy that has been working for me. Yes in order to get through, I had to come up with a plan of action, so this is what I've been doing on a consistent basis: pray throughout the day & night, read the word (bible), listen to countless sermons, go to church on Sundays & for bible study (there's something about being in God's house), serve in church no matter what, stay around positive Christians (in other words, prayerful/faithful Christians), ask for prayer (nope I'm not afraid to ask for help. I used to be, but not anymore though, glory to God), listen to motivating Godly songs that lift our spirit (this is the first time I ever only listened to gospel songs, but I must do it because they keep me focused on trusting God). 

And let me tell you this, God will move mountains and He will slay giants on our behalf, because there's no doubt He loves all his children no matter our mistakes. I am living proof of this, I'm telling you. It's amazing how God has moved in my life during these painful trying times -- totally amazing. I'm truly a witness yall. So, be encouraged in the Lord, because He'll turn things around and He'll make a way out of no way. Stay faithful, because God says, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you" (Matthew 17:20).

This is the song I've been listening to lately. I hope this song lifts your spirits like it does mine, that no matter what we're going through, the devil is defeated when we put all our trust in the Lord. So if you're like me and you're going through a tough circumstance, know this:

It ain't over til God says it's over.

Keep Going

Can't quit, won't quit. There is much work to do for the kingdom. In the kingdom. God's kingdom. There's inspiration all over the place.

It's never over.
I came across an inspirational article. It inspired me, because this time in my life is a trying time, buttrust the Lord with ALL my heart & lean not on my own understanding. In ALL my ways, I will acknowledge Him (Proverbs 3:5/6). In other words, when we're going through tough hard times we must: keep doing positive things, keep serving, keep worshiping, keep praising, stay around positive Christians, stay in church & shame the devil. My stance is, in my weakness if I can just touch the hem of the Lord's garment (faith), I will be "healed" (Matthew 9:20). Be encouraged, because challenging times don't last forever. Why?
I will never give up. I will

Because weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). I'm a witness.