Lord, I Don’t Know What to Do

Lord, I Don’t Know What to Do

June 11, 2014

“Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow.” Psalm 25:4 (NLT)

Do you ever feel like you’re going in circles and not making any progress? At least not the kind of progress you were expecting.

Are the constant appeals of our world pulling you in a million different ways, causing you to question if you’re headed in the right direction?

If you’re like me, you have plans and dreams you want to fulfill. But life is confusing at times. And most days it seems like you’re just surviving instead of living out those dreams or accomplishing your goals.

Numerous distractions.

Too many choices.

Endless interruptions.

There have been days I’ve felt like one foot was fixed to the floor, while my other foot scurried in every direction. Expending a lot of energy and mental fatigue, but going nowhere. Can you relate?

Wouldn’t it be awesome to wake up every morning and be assured you’re on the right path towards your goals? To know with certainty that you’re headed in the right direction? To feel confident with each step, without constantly questioning yourself?

Too many times I’ve second-guessed a decision I was confident about. I want so desperately to follow God’s will that I’ll pray, but then feel uncertain, not wanting to make a wrong move. I wonder: Maybe this isn’t what I’m supposed to be doing. Maybe this isn’t part of God’s plan for my life.

As I’ve wrestled with indecision and insecurity, I’ve sought God’s Word for help. A few months ago, I found a priceless nugget of truth in the Bible. It addresses our desire for guidance and shows us what to do when we need clear direction.

King David composed these words in a beautiful psalm, tucked within the pages of the Old Testament:

“Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you” (Psalm 25:4-5).

These verses reveal David’s humble and teachable heart. He wanted to be guided by God and led by His truth. David knew God was his Savior and placed all his hope in the One who created the right path for him.

We find the answers to David’s request for guidance only a few short passages away. Promises we can claim for our own lives:

“The LORD is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. The LORD leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands” (Psalm 25:8-10, NLT).

Based on these verses, when our hearts are humble and truly seeking God’s will, we can be confident of this:

1. God will always show us what is right for us.

2. When we get sidetracked, God will direct us back to the right path.

3. We are not alone. God leads and teaches us along the way.

4. God leads those who obey Him with unfailing love and faithfulness.

If you’re unsure about some things in your life, don’t wait another day to figure it out on your own. Ensure your heart is in the right place of humility, and then ask God to help you. Once you’ve asked, trust that God is directing you.

If you know you’ve gotten on the wrong path, seek God for direction instead of looking to the world for answers. As you take steps to follow and obey God’s voice, He will lovingly show you the way.

Months ago I asked the Lord to etch these verses onto my heart and mind, so I’d always have them with me — especially on days when I feel like I’m going in circles and lacking direction.

Today, I’m praying these verses over you.

Dear Lord, help my friend come to You when she’s in need of direction. Remind her that the world can’t offer what she deeply longs for, nor does it hold her future, but You certainly do. Thank You for guiding her today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:

Psalm 32:8, “The LORD says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.'” (NLT)

Psalm 90:17, “Let the favor of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” (ESV)

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REFLECT AND RESPOND:

What area in your life is lacking direction: marriage, parenting, career, health?

Find three Scripture verses (relating to that particular area) and personalize them into a prayer as you go to God for guidance.

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  1. Thank you for these encouraging words. They were just what I needed to hear as I prepare for a move to a new state and seek God’s purpose for my life.

    • Ultimately, my husband and I are trying to do so many things in life,but we can’t possibly be everywhere at once. Ron Smith and I have had our fair share of disagreements, but …we’re learning to work out whatever differences we may occasionally have at times. Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you” (Psalm 25:4-5). I think this verse applies to us because we need to ask God where ourlives are supposed to go.
      “Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow.” Psalm 25:4 (NLT)
      Wow! Awesome! I ♥ this thought for this Wednesday morning! We need to ask God to help us see the correct path that our lives should go in. God’s got plans mapped out for our lives at all times.
      “The LORD is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. The LORD leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands” (Psalm 25:8-10, NLT).
      Wow! Whata very powerful verse! God can show us what’s right. He’s that little voice that reminds us we are doing something that he doesn’t approve of. He doesn’t criticize us if we fall into the trap of peer pressure of committing a sinful act.
      “Dear Lord, help my friend come to You when she’s in need of direction. Remind her that the world can’t offer what she deeply longs for, nor does it hold her future, but You certainly do. Thank You for guiding her today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”~.Leah DiPascal
      Wow! What a wonderful prayer for this morning! I ♥ how we should ray fo others, no matter what their circumstances may be. God can lead us in the right direction if we allow Him into our hearts. God is like aroad map that has a GPS that will steer us away fro anything bad.
      Psalm 32:8, “The LORD says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’” (NLT)
      WoW! Amen to that! How so incredible is this particular verse! God is going to watch us as we go through our lives. He can and will guide our steps along the way to doig gret things to serve His kingdom.
      Psalm 90:17, “Let the favor of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” (ESV)
      Awesome! How powerful ths verse is! God can establish what we do at all tims. We’ve found favor in Him because we firmly believe in all the things that He has already done n and thoughout our lives. God can be upon us in the form of the Holy Ghost. See More

    • Hay dönt feel alone, you are not only having this kind of problem ,each and every body in this world feels confused many times , you just need to belive in yourself , dont think what others think about you, as i am feeling that you are kind of person who left things for future and you did it a lot since your childhood , please dont do this, be live in present , spend time with friends , short your digital life and spend more time in this beautiful nature around us , i pray that you will got peace of mind and right direction by god , who live in our heart:)

      • Well, I have sought and sought God’s heart about missions and mission trips, he has not provided totally yet and it distresses me. I feel like if I do not go on a trip somewhere, which Africa is the foremost place then I am not following God’s will yes there are other things like singing in a choir or playing the flute or helping with a food thing but, to me I can do those anytime but, God is coming quick and the little things right now are not so important, I have not gotten money again with the trip for this year and the group that I am supposed to go with this year has another trip in feb but, the person I am supposed to speak with is avoiding me and I am not sure what to do. The group is Jewish Voice Ministries. Please any advice would be great. Thanks Carol

        • For Africa…maybe you should come to my country Ghana…Incase you plan anyday to visit Ghana with the Good news and want to know much about any place here,just email me…

          • Hi Ebenezer,
            I have just been searching online in an attempt to find some direction as to God’s will for me.
            Then I saw your reply to lady on here looking to do missionary work where you mentioned about Ghana.
            What exactly were you going to propose to her?
            Luke

        • Remember Zechariah 4:10 – “who has despised the day of small things?” Don’t discredit the amazing impact that the Lord can have in small things. It is not the scale of service but our heart for the Lord and submission to His will (no matter what the situation that matters) which matters. Be faithful in the work he has given you.

          • Hey Carol – I don’t want to discourage you but in my humble opinion, there is nothing too little or too big for God – If you really feel God has called you particularly to the missions, then go for it and trust the Lord will make a way even in the wilderness….but if this is out of your own human ambition to simply achieve great things for GOD, then this is not what He wants you to do ( even I am guilty at times of trying to do things for the Lord instead of allowing the Lord to do things through me ). Bottom line – seek the Holy Spirit daily and ask God to use you for His glory – doesn’t matter whether what you do is small in comparison to missions or not – in whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all for the glory of God -P.s : I have found reading daily devotionals and scripture as very helpful too…

    • Aunt Sherry
      I feel the same way and in the same situation. Praying for us both
      Jackie;)

    • Tawna L Capek says:

      I have a friend that has done just the same. God be with you and her. <3

    • Thank you Woman of God you have lift my spirit…. And now I will always praise the Lord for he is holy….

    • He is God alone…So happy reading…Gr8 message speaking to me

    • I am 14 years old and from Kansas of the United States..Luckily enough, I was raised, still being raised, of course, not only in the church, but more significantly in Christ as well. I have had several major struggles from homelessness, in spite of being too young to remember, to abuse, to an attempted suicide. After recently losing my only two friends, I found myself broken down crying. I was distraught to the point I threw my hands in the air and wondered what was wrong with me to make those who knew the most about me not want to know me. I was trembling and I fell onto my bed on my backside, looking up. I realized then that I was hurting because I was looking at myself. I was given this life and these opportunities to serve others. My selfishness is what was wrong with me. We are here on this incredible Earth to do God’s work and to spread His love. The more selfish we become, the more depressed we become. I am reassured of my purpose. God’s timing is rarely early, but He is never late. (Seek Acts 1:7 & Isaiah 40:31 when anxious). I will allow this broken heart to be mended by the only one who is capable. His love is patient, His love is kind.

      • Trish Mak says:

        Dear Grace,
        You are wise beyond your years. Always let your faith be bigger than your fear! Keep in peace, seek the Lord and you shall find him. You have a beautiful name, Grace…. go forth and let your hope and faith shine out for others to see. Love, Trish

      • Thank u for sharing this.

      • Constance Hough says:

        Dear Grace,
        I am deeply moved by your post. My heart goes out to you – so young to have experienced so much hardship. Then to reach the depths of despair and be given the insight about our purpose here on earth – you have delivered a powerful, powerful message. Following in the footsteps of Jesus, I think people who have experienced great suffering are the ones who can make a significant difference in others’ lives. So you are going to do great works for God. Thank you for your story. God bless you.

      • Tereza S. says:

        Grace,
        what an incredibly smart girl you are!
        I too have a had a bit harder childhood than many, but not to the degree you have. I was lost for so many years until I found God. Even though I’m now in my 40ties I’m still just starting to learn about the wonderful relationship He has with us.
        But you, just 14 years old and you are already so in tune with our Father. Still in tears, you can step back and see the true path of His loving ways. You are a beautiful person and He most certainly will do some great works through you!
        Bless you, beautiful girl!

    • Cant help but cry… i just typed in the search bar “Lord what am I gonna do?” And directed me here, reminded me that God loves me and Im not alone. Thanks for sharing. May God always reigns in our hearts even in times of trouble.

    • Rochele says:

      I am going the same thing. Im relocating to another state as a single parent. I have one child that wanted to move and my other child that didnt. Ive had some of my relatives in my hometown that wants me to move back and my mother stop talking to me because I moved. I have prayed and asked for guidance but I still felt unsure on what to do. Just the other day I had told my children we were moving back. This was because I was tired of having that feeling of uncertainty, butterflies in my stomach, headaches, oh and the fact I had gotten a rejection from the company I really wanted to work for. I felt like a failure. In the midst of packing the car with our things I had to just stop because I felt like I was going to lose it.

  2. Bonnie Mouse says:

    Just what I was waiting to hear, I know for sure now I will be ok.

    Thank you for posting.

  3. Pamela Williams says:

    I totally agree right now I don’t know which way to go I pray while I’m working I have my conversation with god asking him to let me hear his voice and only his voice for guidance. I’m a single mom whose desperately trying to keep my kids together my son us 16 and he thinks he’s an adult its really hard living in a travel lodge cause my paychecks not enough so I go on everyday hoping and praying things turn around for me for us my feet hurts cause I walk when I can’t afford a cab so please pray for me.

    • Lord, Pamela so desperately needs You. Fill her heart with Your wisdom and direction. Let her feel Your constant presence and give her peace. Provide for their every need. May her son also know You are there. May they grow closer to You and closer to each other through this difficult time. Surround them with Your unfailing love and help them. May Pamela clearl’y hear Your voice and only Your voice. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

      • Michelle says:

        Father, I come honoring and glorifying you. I come boldly standing in the gap for Pamela and her son. She needs to hear from you father, shine your love, peace and joy into their hearts. Cover them with your blood and protect them from every false lie that has been told. Show them your grace and mercy today and everyday. I pray for a home and means of transportation for Pamela and her son. Thank you Jesus for your love today and everyday. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen Amen and Amen.

        • Praying in agreement with Michelle and Sabra for you, Pamela.

          • Me too, praying in agreement with Michelle and Sabra for you, Pamela. The Lord with you! Shalom.

          • Courtney says:

            I’m praying for you and your son. May God’s amazing love wash over you and His unfailing faithfulness shine in your lives. You’re in my prayers.

    • Tawna L Capek says:

      Prayers!

    • Lord please help Pamela’s son. Please give Pamela the right directions at all times. I know you are a good God in everything. Thanks Lord. Amen

    • Thank you Lord Jesus for this oportunity to pray for Pamela and her family. Hear us as we gloify You with thanksgiving for who You are and for what You are doing and for what You will do in our lives. Please help us to humble ourselves and confess that we are sinners whom You love and forgive when we confess our sins to you. Please help Pamela to read Your word every day and also to pray as much as she can remembering Your word to give thanks at all times: Ephesians 5:20 “Giving thanks always for all thigs unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”. “Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.” James 4:8a Father, I ask You to provide Pamela with all things she and her family need. Words of comfort and encouragement; leading her to trust in You and You only. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

    • Rodney says: September 12, 2016 at 4:06 am Thank you Lord Jesus for this oportunity to pray for Pamela and her family. Hear us as we gloify You with thanksgiving for who You are and for what You are doing and for what You will do in our lives. Please help us to humble ourselves and confess that we are sinners whom You love and forgive when we confess our sins to you. Please help Pamela to read Your word every day and also to pray as much as she can remembering Your word to give thanks at all times: Ephesians 5:20 “Giving thanks always for all thigs unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”. “Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.” James 4:8a Father, I ask You to provide Pamela with all things she and her family need. Words of comfort and encouragement; leading her to trust in You and You only. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen – See more at: http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/lord-i-dont-know-what-to-do/#sthash.IzQDJ9H0.dpuf

    • Melanie Lamb says:

      Are you and your children doing better now?

    • Covenant keeping God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, make a way for Pamela and her family where there is no way for them to get home;

      Its written : You are the God of the fatherless, provide O Lord for their each and every need in Jesus name

      O Lord, Let doors of favour open unto this family in the name if Jesus

    • I see this thread is a couple years old, but as a woman who’s been in the same situation, I’m wondering how you’re doing now?

    • Bradley rice says:

      Sending lots of love and prayers your way in jesus name..

  4. Thank you sister. It is like you spoke directly into my situation. God bless.

  5. This was such a motivation to my life
    thanks a lot

  6. Beautiful and encouraging!

  7. Michele Baker says:

    Praying for you Pamela.
    I too need prayer as I finally humble myself to His path…I have no idea my direction as I face ending a 25 yr career if He so chooses. .. Thank you for this Psalm, ill tuck it away in my heart.

  8. Thank you for this timely word this was my prayer conversation with God today asking for assurance just to hear his voice that he is in deed guiding my steps. I wanttgreatly his will for my life. Thank you!

  9. Kimberly Patton says:

    My husband just told me today he didnt want to be married to me anymore so i was just laying here in my bed with my heart open and i came across this Thank You. Thank you Jesus.

    • Oh, Kimberly, my heart goes out to you! Lord Jesus, wrap Your loving arms around my sister today. Let her feel Your unfailing love for her. Comfort her. Give her wisdom and direction. May she always know she is not alone, for You are with her every step of the way.

      • Rebecca says:

        Dear Kimberly, Keep your eyes fixed on JESUS. He promises to NEVER leave us or FORSAKE us. Oh Father in heaven please breathe your breath of life into this dead marriage. Please restore unto them the years the locusts have eaten. I know first hand that You Lord are the husband and father to all of us and you can provide beyond what we can even imagine. Please help this dear girl/woman to see you in the back of the boat as when you were with the disciples inside of a terrible storm. You were asleep because your earthly body needed rest. Remind her that you awoke and with one word calmed the storm. 1 John 4:18 Perfect love casts out fear…….

    • Kimberly, I’m praying for you and your husband today. May you know God’s peace and love like never before. You are chosen, cherished and valued by One who will never change His mind.

  10. Sunday Solomon says:

    Oh thank you Jesus directing me here indeed you’re awesome….thank you also for posting this, this is what I want and love to be hearing I believe the Lord help me. Amen!!

  11. Chrystene says:

    Psalms103:4, 5
    He crowns me with love and mercy, a paradise crown.
    He wraps me with goodness,
    Beauty eternal.
    He renews my youth,
    I am always young in His presence.

  12. Thank you. This is so beautiful.

  13. I too needed this. I am dating this awesome man. He thinks it is a God thing… Lord show me the way

  14. Wonderful post, Leah. These verses are exactly what I needed to be reminded of tonight. Thank you!
    Jeanette

  15. THANK YOU LORD FOR leading me to this site,every prayer that was shared seems to be exactly pouring into my spirit and encouraging and inspiring to me,I pray for everyone that is seeking GOD and His will for their lives and the situations,GOD bless them ALL IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AMEN !!!

  16. I needed this!

  17. I really needed thing! I just lost my job of 14 years and waiting on the Lord for what is next for me.

  18. Coralyne says:

    These were the same verses that helped me through some very difficult times and still get me through difficult times. So glad that you are able to bring this across to help others get through their difficult times. May God bless you.

  19. As a old chapter ends and a new one begins I’m seeking God daily pin what he would have me do next. Thank you for the words that so encourage my heart. I put my faith in him all the way and I won’t look back over the what if’s. The mistakes, the disapointments and the Christ filled joy have me in this place of readiness.

  20. Thanks be to God. Reading this devotion this morning has given me such clarity.
    Lord I ask you to guide my foot steps and keep my foot from straying to the left or the right, but to stay on the straight and narrow and be obedient to your will. Amen

  21. Christine says:

    Thank you for this morning’s devotion….I am currently at a crossroad in my life where I really need some clear cut directions from God and this morning I am feeling so much more confident in knowing that ‘He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

  22. What a good reminder this is! I am so tempted to put my hope in things of the world, but how wrong I am! I need constant reminding that ALL my hope needs to be in the Lord who loves me and has a plan for my life.

  23. Linda P says:

    Thank you for these words for me. I also am excited about sharing them with my 19 year old son who is struggling with addiction. I will pray that prayer over him. God bless you for sharing!

  24. So timely for this moment in my life. Thank you for showing me through God’s Word to humble myself before seeking God’s direction and to humble myself before others. Pride always gets in the way of righteousness. And I’ve been so guilty. I will keep these verses close to me. Thank you, Leah.

  25. Susan Heyn says:

    Thank you for this. I have needed it for years. Now I am finally ready to hear it, to really listen and take it to my heart. I am proof if you do as you reccommend, God will guide you with confidence. He guided me through my husband’s last 8 cancer battles and when He called my husband Home to Heaven. I thought He was only that strong because I needed Him so desperately. It makes more sense that I let Him go since then, not the other way around. THANK YOU, thank you, thank you 🙂

  26. Thank you, Leah, for sharing what God has taught you to help and encourage others! I was blessed by this.

  27. Bonnie nicely says:
  28. Bonnie nicely says:
  29. Thank you for this very timely devotion! We are in the middle of making a huge decision for our family and it needs to be decided by tomorrow morning. I REALLY needed to read these words today!

  30. Awesome message! Just what I needed. Refreshing and encouraging words for today!

  31. I didnt know why I was in tears yesterday until i read todays devotion. I dont feel His presense as much and i feel stuck, inside. I overloaded my husband but yet he did his best to help but that loneliness remains. The parenting decisions gripped me and whether or not i should return to work beganned to mess with my insecurities. I really feel unsure these days whether im doing Gods Will for my life.

  32. Zimbini says:

    Thank you so much!!! I prayed this prayer just about an hour before receiving this email, I belive that God hears us when we wholeheartedly call on Him… God has good plans for us, as it is written in Jer29:11

  33. Amen.Thank you so much. I am lacking in all these areas right. Please pray for my family and I.

  34. What a timely reminder! I’ve been an Avon representative for 25 years & am rebuilding it since moving to another state. I’ll be using the verses you quoted along with looking for others to determine if it’s time to persevere with this or move to something else. Thanks for the encouragement!

    • Deb, I am in awe reading your comment above as I have been praying about building business myself. I would love to discuss more with you. Do you mind sending me your email address?

      Wishing you the best,
      – Jess

  35. Esther Weisbrod says:

    Thank you! I needed it today and everyday! Its good to know that God loves and brings me back to him!

  36. Kelli Hines says:

    As my eyes fluttered open this morning and my conscious brain clicked on, I was immediately struck with doubt, fear and deep sorrow. Before my feet could hit the floor, God answered my unsolicited request for peace by putting song lyrics in my heart –

    “When I don’t know what to do
    I’ll lift my hands
    When I don’t know what to say
    I’ll speak Your praise
    When I don’t know where to go
    I’ll run to Your throne
    When I don’t know what to think
    I’ll stand on Your truth
    When I don’t know what to do”.

    But He didn’t stop there, He gave me this devotional reading.

    Why do I ever doubt, fear or worry? God is good – all the time He is good!

  37. Thank you for sharing…just had these same thoughts last night….since my father passed I feel like I am running in circles getting nothing completely accomplished….gonna pray those verses today!
    Janet

  38. Robyn Fryer says:

    Thank you for this word, Leah. When I read the title of today’s devotion I didn’t really think it would be super helpful since I immediately answered the question with a word I had gotten from the great leader and woman of God, Holly Furtick in her sermon a few months ago. In response to “Lord, I don’t know what to do.” Holly taught us to “Do the part you know (obey His clear biblical commands and cling to the promises in His Word) and He will show you the rest.” However, I think this post builds on that thought and adds another layer. So I’m grateful that God led me to read this. A bit of my story: I’ve struggled a lot lately with uncertainty in pretty much every aspect of my life and I’ve gotten to a place of great loneliness. I’m 26 and I find myself pregnant with my 2nd child and little relationship with the father. I definitely learned many lessons after the 8 yr disastrous and painful relationship with my 1st child’s father whom I deeply loved, but after this new “setback” I often feel stupid for putting myself in this position once again. Those feelings are then compounded with more feelings of inadequacy as I’ve lost several jobs over the past few years, which is intensely frustrating because i know the great potential i have. But I once again find myself unemployed with a 4 yr old to provide for and another on the way. God has definitely provided for us along the way {mostly through my awesome mom who lives with me} and I try to hold on to that as I deal with these realities, but I can’t help but feel stuck and scared about my situation. I won’t say that life is all bad though. There are tons of good things that keep me going. So as I cling to those things and try to study His Word, I really do believe that one day I will break through and as i continue on that journey I will take this very poignant and perfect word and put it into action. Please pray for God’s guidance in my life as I continue to thank Him for Proverbs 31 ministries. You ladies rock! 🙂 P.S. Hi Lysa! ~ Fellow Elevator

    • Lord, I thank you for Robyn and the two little blessings you have given her. Remind Robyn every day how much You love her and whisper to her heart the promises You have made. Let her sense Your presence and know without a doubt You are guiding her steps. Protect and provide for this precious family as they seek to know You more.

  39. Thank you Leah for letting the Holy Spirit use you in such a powerful way…to confirm His word. I too am struggling with a big decision that does not just affect me…but the care of another. And here you are Father…telling me “to look to the hills from whence my help comes from.” Show me ONLY your way Father…

  40. YOUR ARTICLE TODAY AND EACH REFERENCE WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED TO PRAY OVER MYSELF AND MY FAMILY AND THEIR MATES THROUGH FIVE GENERATIONS. IVE PRAYED FOR THEM ALL FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW THAT GOD WOULD REMOVE THE BLIGHTS OF ALCOHOLISM ADDICTIONS MENTAL ILLNESS AND SEXUAL BONDAGE. IM BELIEVING THAT GOD IS WORKING IN MIGHTY WAYS TO USE THEM ALL FOR HIS BLESSING AND GLORY.

  41. Sherry, you took the words right out of my mouth! I am in the very same situation.
    Thanks for this devotional it blessed me.

  42. Amber P. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I have been praying a lot lately trying to decide between extending our family vs. new career choices. Sometimes it’s hard to let go, let God and trust that we’re on his path! Thanks for the encouragement!

  43. Samantha says:

    This was so well-timed. My morning prayers were focused on this very subject. So often I run around, mind going in so many directions and “to do” lists. I need to stop, pray, and be at peace with my Lord.

  44. I really needed to read these words today. I have a huge decision to make about this weekend and I am desperately seeking God for answers and guidance.

  45. I so needed this today. Thank you for sharing. I’m seeking God’s direction in a job. Stay where I’m at or take a different path.
    See my office jobs and my job moved to another state last year and I didn’t make the move. So, after 22 1/2 years I walked away from a federal job. I took some classes at the local community college and applied for the nursing program. I was accepted and thought that would the ask answer to my question in the direction in my life. Then I was offered a job as a contractor with the government and there are managers who want me to come back to the government. I took the job as a contractor and submitted my résumé for a government job. However, nothing is easy and I don’t know what direction to take. Stag here as a contractor and pray I get picked up soon with the government again or go back to school for a nursing degree and career. This is a difficult decision!

  46. Kelli, that was beautiful. I have so much more to say but will share later when I have the energy. Lord please be with all of these “sisters” of mine in their great need including mine. Thank you!

  47. Thank you for this devotional.

  48. Does God answer prayer by putting godly people in our lives to help us make good decisions?

  49. Thank you for praying this for me today! It’s exactly what I needed and I will make it mine as well! His peace & love!

  50. vinod sharma says:

    I enjoy following these messages even though I am a Punjabi Bhramin .
    From my experience the Lord listens to his followers and guides our steps!

  51. I just wanted to Thank You for this message today, I can related very much so… I feel as if I’m stuck, and as I fight to move on, I just feel like I’m only going in circles…

  52. Desiree fortich says:

    Thank you LORD…

  53. lupe ayala says:

    I’m filled with many choices and uncertainties at this point in my life. Ive been with my fiancee for 3 and a half years, but they have been filled with many trials and tribulations. Often, we come to point of breaking up and leaving one another n we argue so much. But we keep coming together and praying but the real issue is never fixed. He won’t admit he’s wrong or change his behavior, yet I do, I have and I will. Im at a point of exhaustion and dont know whether to stay or finally let go. Im 34 and want another child and he does as well. He has 2 and I have 1. We both had our exs cheat on us. He is constantly lying about small insignificant things and I just dont know where his heart is. He gave me a bible 3 weeks after we met and took me to a wonderful church where I have grown deeper with God amd in a week I’m going on my first mission trip to Mexico. He wants to get married and have a child but he’s constantly threatenig to throw me out of the house. Then almost immediately he asks for forgiveness and asks to pray. I went back to school and finished last year and cant find a job in my field. A thought came to me to go back to school again to become a physician assistant. However, its a year wait, and 2 years of school full time so I can’t work. I dont know if to fully TRUST my fiancee and get married and TRUST he will actually be there and help me and especially if I have a child now before school. Im also battling 2 autoimmune disease and they found a cyst in my kidney on top of an abnomal pap smear. I have a lot of pressure to have a child now before I get older and possibly worse. I believe and TRUST in God with all my heart. I just dont know if it’s me or God who im hearing in my heart. I dont want to fail again because its what I did with my first marriage. Thank you for this article. I know im closer to HIS answers for my life. All I have ever wanted to do was HELP people in any way and every way. Thank you so much for this article. May God bless u always.

  54. Thank you for this word today. My husband and I are reeling over knowing and trusting God for wisdom as to a good church with Godly leadership and for the selling of our home. We are in a quandary . I loved these verses today reminding me of His faithfulness and unfailing love to us. “Lord, I Don’t Know What to Do”, is what we’re saying to each other.

  55. christine says:

    Wow, This is so me right now and it has for a long time. But now it seams that not knowing what my will is, doing things that I thought were ment for me to do. other words were not in the will of God. I know I haven’t sought God’s Word for help. Not only that I wrestled with indecision and insecurity due to not living in a christian home. I am the only christian person who is a believer. My parents are not. So its a struggle with living life as a christian and living in or trying to leave it all in Gods will. I have been out of work for well lost count a year and I am sitting and waiting to know what to do next.

    I know I need to start praying “Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you” (Psalm 25:4-5).

    With that I need to trust in him, wait upon him and have faith in him.

  56. God I need direction ladies prayvfor me sometimes I let my emotions control me instead of listening for God’s direction

  57. Bonnie Curry says:

    Thank you for sharing these verses. The comfort they offer could not have come at a better time! God bless you.

  58. cheryl evans says:

    In all areas of my life,to

  59. cheryl evans says:

    In all areas of MY life and to help me stay out of GOD ways as he continues to order my steps in him.

  60. Michelle says:

    Thank you so much for your timely post. For so long I feel like I have been praying that God would show me the path that he would have me to take, but it is so hard when you have one foot in Christ and one in the world. I realize now that I have got to stop being a people pleaser and learn to only concern myself with pleasuring Christ. It is so hard sometimes to move self out of the way and truly learn how to let go and let God. For years I have dealt with the pain of infidelity in my marriage on both parts that I know longer know what it is that I feel in my own heart. I have been living to please either my husband or my Children that I don’t know what pleases me. Having recently retired from 22 years of military service and doing what Uncle Sam has told me to do, I set out on a path to find me again and strengthen my walk with Christ. Please Father, teach me how to truly humble my heart and to seek your wisdom and to truly know when I am hearing from you. Teach me when is the right time to let go and to stop worrying about pleasing others. Thank you SO much for your post today, it has truly touched my heart! May God continue to bless you with the gift of Sharing your words!

  61. Thanks for this… Kimberly I’m praying for you, I went through similar a few months ago and I cried out to God in prayer and worship and my husband started with me for 2 more months before he left me for another woman… good had used this time to search me and grow me on ways I never thought possible and he’s turning this mess into a message… I’m praying for restoration in my marriage and I am fully assured by God that whom the sin sets free is free indeed!!!
    Cry out to God Kimberly and remind your husband why he married you and no matter what happens don’t leave,the devil came to steal kill and destroy and, if you leave, it only gives the devil a foot hold to run rampant in your marriage… ask for God’s guidance and that he will vindicate you…the battle is not yours…blessings!!!

  62. Dorothy Penn says:

    Thank you I had recently been tested to hold on to a conviction that I firmly believe in. To do with dating..But this word has given me the reassurance to hold on to God’s ways and God’s standard. Regardless of what others are doing. Thank you x

  63. thank u for this timely devotion…. I’m moving out for a theological journey….

  64. Mia Callahan says:

    Love getting posts from Proverbs 31, but wanted to let you know that Im getting 2 of identical postings. Thank you! God bless your ministry! Mia C.

  65. Thank u sister!!! I am in a current situation where I know God has been in control the whole time because I have felt Him working He sent me confirmation 2 times the day I lost my job after 17yrs with a company He told me it was going to happen I didn’t know how or why but I knew it was coming…and sure enough it happened and the way it happened I’m still in aww over because I did nothing wrong to be terminated it was so strange I still can not believe it…but I knew God had a plan I felt peace in my heart but I keep second guessing the path The Lord wishes me to take I believe I am on the right path when there is no stress in the decision and you know you have thought about it over and over again and you keep coming up with the same thing I believe that’s God telling you this is where you need to go next my child stop trying to avoid it this is your path…and you can’t believe it because it just doesn’t seem logical to you….but when you finally give in WOW the feeling is unexplainable…I have learned to walk by faith and not by my own understanding….I know that God has a plan for me through all this and I’m not sure yet what the outcome will be but your devotion today just gave me another confirmation that I am on the right path Praise God!!! Thank you so much!! God bless..

  66. Thank your for this! Just this morning in the mirror I was questioning what my path should be and feeling over whelmed with the things in my life I need to accomplish just this week. I feel like god is listening when I read this!

  67. calleb noman says:

    Thank God for this mighty script.i feel blessed too

  68. Dr. Garry Dulgar says:

    This, my friends, is THE TRUTH!

  69. Bro Jedidiah says:

    Thank You so much, for such an inspiring message

  70. I will like to ask for your prayers. my family and i and our pets have been without power since May 21, 2014. our water will be cut off on June 13,2014. due some circumstances beyond our control we were not able to get our bill paid off. i have tried some area churches but could not come up with enough money to keep the power on. we ae going throgh some rough times financially. also i am in a seniors’s training program and you can only be in it for four years. on June 24,2014 i will no longer be able to continue in the program and will have to find another job. i have been putting in applications but haven’t had any luck. please pray that i can find another job. i think the devil is really testing my faith. i know the Lord provides. i appreciate your prayers

  71. i am asking for your prayers. my family and i and our pets have been without power since may 21, 2014. we will be losing our water on june 13, 2014. through circumstaneces beyond our control we haven’t been able to keep the power on. i have tried to get help from area churches and dss but haven’t been able to come up with enough money to keep the power and water on. also please pray that i can find another job before june 24, 2014

  72. Great post, Leah! These tips will help so many of us struggling with uncertainty. Thanks for sharing this.

  73. Jennifer Roberson says:

    I have felt exactly like this! Praying for Gods will, unsure if I’m making the right move, or not moving at all, afraid of moving outside His will. I’m keeping these verses in mind. So thankful for His promises!

  74. So needed this today!

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  76. Marsha Dickens says:

    I love your blog post today! This is something I can definitely use right now. Thank you for the verses and the prayers.

  77. I’m so glad I read this today. Almost a year ago I took a nursing position in Alaska certain God was directing my husband and I to this state. The move and job has worked out, just waiting for our house to sell and my husband to join me. I wonder/doubt at times because of the distance and seperation from my husband. Reading this lifted my spirit and reaffirmed what I already know that God is in control.

  78. Aimee Brenner says:

    Great message today! Thank you and God bless!

  79. Michele says:

    I just wrote in my prayer journal that I was “paralyzed by indecision” and struggling with the choices before me. This devotion spoke to me. I will redevote myself to prayer and with His help, follow the guidance he offers. Does anyone else feel like doing His will is obvious and REALLY DIFFICULT sometimes?

  80. Thank you. I have been in tears today (and many previous days … months … etc ) regarding what to do … I have a husband so there are two of us who are in this together. we We have been “stuck” … I feel like I’m “stuck” because we can pray for wisdom, direction, which God promises to give us … but i believe it’s up to us to ACT. I think if continue praying for wisdom and direction but do not move on what He give us there’s no point to continue to pray for wisdom and direction. (right?) I know God answers and He tells us when we ask we must believe with no doubting … like Jennifer put it, “Praying for Gods will, unsure if I’m making the right move, or not moving at all, afraid of moving outside His will.” That’s us. So we are stuck and doing the same thing we’ve always been doing and getting the same results. Bottom line is THANK YOU for this devotional and THANK YOU for praying for me (your friend) today … I know the world can’t give us what we long for but we have a God who wants to fulfill the desires of our hearts. I have a desire to live near my family, this has been the topic of our discussion for 6+ years (it gets old).

  81. Kim Kolleck says:

    Lord, I pray for the strength to give my worries to you but I am struggling with how to do that. I am trying with all of my heart to push negative thoughts out of my mind and be joyous and mindful. I am so scared of losing my husband. He made mistakes that were very hurtful to me and I responded in the worst way by turning to alcohol and anger and now I think I have lost him. He is so angry with me and I just want us to work through all the pain that we have caused each other and find ourselves again. I love him and our family so much this is making me a dysfunctional mess. I have read the Limitless Life and have been reading lots of Rick Warren as well. I am praying and reading and trying to learn to give my worries to the Lord but I am failing. I need to find peace in my heart that things will turn out how they are supposed to but I am so scared. It’s been months and its destroying our family and I am worried about our daughters. I am no longer turning to alcohol but it has not been long enough for it to prove anything. I am not an alcoholic, I just used very poor choices and more than once combined my hurt and anger with it and the outcome was just ugly and I am so ashamed. Please pray for my family – I love them all so much. I feel so lost

  82. PATRICIA B says:

    I too am struggling as I am seeking God about my marriage. I feel as though I am the only one trying to keep the marriage together. My husband is angry all the time. He has become a totally different man and seems to have moved on. In my time of pray I am always asking God whether or not I am doing the right thing. I come away with Him asking me to hold on. However, I am praying and holding on and my husband seems to have stopped even trying or wanting our marriage to work. I need to know and know and know what God is asking of me.

  83. Blessed by this message today! Praising God and giving him all the GLORY! He is the Truth , The way to a fulfilling Life – God is Awesome! His love endures forever – So encouraged and smiling at all his plans for me. He is my counselor, best friend, guide and my abba father.

  84. My brother, Bobby is 57 years old, recently d/x with stage 4 non-small cell cancer! He has taken the radiation tx and released from the hospital in Hoapice care! Please, pray for healing if that is GOD’S, pray for comfort and peace. Thank you so very much!!

    Love Tangela

  85. Alicia Butler says:

    Wow. Thank you Lord for using your sweet Leah to speak to me today. I needed to read this right now. Thank you Leah for being obedient! This was a blessing to me today.

  86. Thank you for sharing your experience. God is faithful and will never leave nor forsake us. Going around in circles is an option for us LOL! 🙂
    I accept your prayer with faith that God’s hands is working and the answers are soon to come. 🙂
    G9d bless you, sister in Christ! 🙂

  87. Please, will yo pray for Carmen, she is very sick of cancer, and she is going to
    die soon. Her mother is sick to, she has Alzheimer and the family is going to
    tell her about the sickness of his daughter Carmen. They need God so much,
    please pray for them
    Thank you, God bless you

  88. Please, will yo pray for Carmen, she is very sick of cancer, and she is going to
    die soon. Her mother is sick to, she has Alzheimer and the family is going to
    tell her about the sickness of his daughter Carmen. They need God so much,
    please pray for them
    Thank you, God bless you

    • Father God, I bring before You Carmen and her mother. Father God, we believe in You that You are a good God. We trust in Your Word. You only want to give us good things as Your Word says and the evidences we see in the bible since the beginning of time . Father God, we pray for Carmen that Your peace will be with her. Your peace that surpasses all understanding will fill her heart and also joy. Because You are the Prince of Peace, Jesus. Remove and minimise the pain that she is suffering from cancer. Father God, we believe that both Carmen and her mom are safe in Your hands, that You are working in them. Father God, we ask that You strengthen Carmen and her mother, as well as all in the family during this difficult times. Comfort them, embrace them with Your love, for Your perfect love will cast out all fears. I pray that the whole family will feel Your presence with them during these difficult time. Give the family the wisdom as they are going to inform the mother about Carmen’s situation. Father God, bless Anabel too. May Your peace fills her heart and that she will be able to rest in You. Nothing is too difficult for You, Jesus.
      In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
      The Lord be with you, Anabel! Shalom.

  89. Hope Barras says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. This was so on time. I’m praying for direction and confirmation about this next season in my life.

  90. Somehow this website manages to give me what my heart needs to hear. Ive been under immense stress and find myself praying constantly through out the day for peace and guidance. Today combined with yesterday and really the last several weeks, has kind of been the kind of day where the straw that broke the camels back, and I couldnt pray anymore, all I could do was focus on the work that needed to be completed at work, my chest hurt so bad, and every time I thought about todays situation it just got worse. Still now 11 at night, my chest hurts from the stress, and im struggling because I cant foresee that, God, who affords me so much grace would allow my stress,which I have repeatedly handed over to him, to cause me physical pain. Im trying to trust that God has spoken clearly to my husband, and that Jeremiah 29:11 applies to this situation too (its become our family verse), but im struggling. This has provided a balm, to ease my pain.

  91. This so me here, I thought I was the only one who had is issue in life, now I know I’m not along at all, Thank you so much for this encouraging word of wisdom and prayer, Lord, I don’t known what road I should take,Lord show me the way and I will follow. God bless and keep you.

    Thank you
    Juanita B.

  92. These words were so comforting to me. I’ve been struggling this week with worry about taking a huge test for my dental hygiene license when I know that God has brought me to this point and wouldn’t leave me now. We constantly look to others for confirmation when God has already told us exactly what we need to know. Too often we find ourselves looking to everyone and everything but the one who created and knows all things. So humbled by these words today. The same power that rose from the grave lives in me!

  93. Chandra says:

    My friend sent this to me. I’m so grateful that she did because I am totally lost right now. Like someone else posted my husband just told me on Monday that he doesn’t want to be married to me anymore. I don’t even know where to start. But this helped. Thank you!

    • Prayed for your and your situation, and your husband. May the evil one not prevail in this situation!

  94. Jennifer says:

    This devotion spoke directly to me as it has for many other. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! As I was reading through the devotion I began to weep. Not weeping for the circumstances which led me to this, but wept for the pain that is present in the words of these women (including myself). I heard a pastor once say, “how can you minister and witness to the broken hearted, until your own heart has been broken.” As we are sharing scriptures a old hymn came to mind and I began to praise God with joy!

    This song was written in 1887, yes 1887. Even though it is 127 years old, it is still SO POWERFUL!!!

    What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms;
    What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms.

    Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
    Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

    Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms;
    Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms.
    What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms?
    I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms.

  95. It’s 5 am and for some reason I can’t sleep. Perhaps God’s prompting me to pray and seek his face. I turn to this devotional just out of curiosity and these verses just jumped out at me and bring me comfort.
    Psalm 32:8, “The LORD says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’” (NLT)
    Psalm 90:17, “Let the favor of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” (ESV)
    Twelve years ago I left a full time job to focus more on my family. Many individuals in my family thought I was crazy and I would ruin my life, but I knew that it was God’s will. The best path was to follow God and his leading. I don’t regret one moment. This past month I was presented with an opportunity to work for the crisis pregnancy center where I volunteer. After meeting with the director I knew that God wanted me to continue to volunteer instead of becoming a staff member, a little confusing. Why would God present this opportunity? “….I will guide you along the BEST pathway…..” Sometimes what others seem to think is a good path for you isn’t Gods. My desire is to remain open to what God wants me to do. How he wants to use my gifts for His honor and glory.
    Thank you for the words of comfort this morning.

  96. This passage from Psalm 25 is one of my favorites, Leah. I too found it a couple of years back and etched it into my heart for reference on those days when I ponder God’s will for my life. Back then I was struggling with many personal and professional issues, but each day my path becomes clearer because of His guidance.

  97. Oh, how I needed to hear this. I have just completed one year of homeschooling my kids. Was feeling a bit like a failure due to end of year testing not being where I wanted it. This has reminded me that I am doing what God desires…to train up my children not just in academics but in His character. Thank you for the encouragement!

  98. Wow! This is just what I needed today, what perfect timing God has 🙂

  99. I just wanted you to know that this devotion answers a question posed to me last night by a child at Bible School. I am anxious to share these verses from Psalm 25 with her tonight to help her understand that she can count on God to direct her path.

  100. Thank you for this posting about encouragement. I discovered recently that I’m that stupid, little lost lamb. I’m one of God’s strong but rebellious spirits – he loves us too, I know. But somewhere along the line these past months I have lost my hope – and this has always been how I kept eveything in line and was able to draw myself back into the fold. But I lost hope, see, because I’ve been following what everyone else wants around me – family, work, husband … feels like there’s nothing left for me anymore. And I’m really bad at seeking guidance, and especially bad at receiving it. Rebellious, right? So I’m seeking scriptures about hope in my reading right now. I think I will memorize these you provided as well. Should help the process …

  101. Tresa Helton says:

    Thanks so much for the great words of encouragement! It hits me exactly trying to accomplish so much and seeming like I am getting no where! I hang on to GOD’S promises to help me but I feel so weak and alone on this earth most of the time! Blessings to you!

  102. Heather Todd says:

    Thank you for these words and verses, it was what I needed this week & I have gone back to it every day. I just left a job of 5 years because it was no longer a good fit for me or my family and was causing problems in those areas. We prayed about it & I believe it is God’s plan BUT this week I have been weak & worried. What does God want me to do? How do I combine my family needs & my personal needs. I pray that I am humble & wait on The Lord instead of letting me make a mess. Thank you for this word & for your prayers. The world thinks I am crazy & I am trying to be confident in fully trusting God!

  103. Wow, I developed some goose pimples when reading this. Thank you very much for sharing. Like some of the readers I need direction in my spiritual and social life, and now I know who to turn to. Thank you.m

  104. Thank you for praying for us as your prayer has been answered. Today i am gripped by the truth that amidst the call to be busy, i need to be still and listen to where the Lord leads me.

  105. Suddenly at age 46, I am a widow. Now what, God? Two teenage sons to raise alone, and one adult son living far away. I miss my husband each and every day. I have been in a fog for months.

  106. Hi Ms. Leah I’m crying right now… I praise God for the opportunity to read your article. Right now I don’t know where my career will go or what my future will be. Because every time I apply for a work I always got rejected. It almost 3 years that I don’t have a work and it makes me worry if I will still have a chance to practice what i’ve learned, I’m a nurse by profession and it was so hard to compete with the other nurses because most of the time they are more experienced than me. Until now I don’t know what should I do. Everynight I talk about it with God. The prayer of David was also my prayer. I really really need His direction and I’m afraid that there are things that I do or I already did that was not according to the will of God. My only hope is God and I can’t do anything without His permission. Right now I do really prayers and advises. Thank you Ms. Leaf for your time. God bless you a whole lot more!

    • hello Mara, I read your comment and starting to cry, I too am in the same situation, I didn’t find a nursing job for over 2 years after graduation. I finally found something to do in nursing but in home care with unstable hours and no benefit. 5 years later, still in search of better nursing Job. God is my only hope. How are you now Mara, Are you working now?

  107. I so needed this devotional today. We are selling our house and supposed to move South where I am from and now I don`t want to. I am scared not wanting to leave the surroundings I am used to. I thought I had made the right decision and now I don`t know. I am going to use these scriptures to help me. God Bless

  108. Thank you. I am sitting here in the midst of the morning trying to get a clear understanding of what exactly I need to be doing in my life. I been asking God to free my mind, heal the hurt, and help me to let things go. I am so unstable in every aspect of my life. I just want to get thing in order and be free! This was very encouraging!

  109. This is exactly what I´m feeling right now! I´ve been seeking for God´s direction during all my life and I still think I´m lost… But I have faith and I´m sure He will show me the way, because, despite of this situation, I´ve been blessed through my family (husband and children), my church leaders and friends (not so many, but real ones) and health. I´m just looking for something that, in fact, I really don´t know, perhaps a mission to accomplish here, as a God´s messenger… Am I being harsh on me? Thanks for the message which went straight to my heart! God bless you and this Ministry!

  110. I have in ministry for years. But , It’s been several months were God led me to another church, and I don’t know were God wants me doing there. He even changed my career plans . I am a person who always knew what she wanted to do and went for it. But now because everything drastically changed, I feel like I don’t know what to do. Please pray for me. I would want clarity from God.

  111. I am so lost…I am so distracted…

  112. Meschill Billington says:

    I have lupus and fibromyalgia. I can’t work but have been turned down for disability. My husband lost his job after having cancer and is now working on straight commission and can’t find any other type of job. His job is not paying anything. We have lost our house and my car. I’m not sure where our rent is coming from and my daughter was killed in a car accident weight years ago. How much can two people take. We have prayed and asked for guidance. We don’t know what to do our what we are doing wrong. We’re depressed and don’t know what to do

    • Meschill, I hope that things have been improving for you since you made this post, and I will be praying for you and your family. Your post reminded me of the book of Job, particularly because you have said that you don’t know what you are doing wrong. God sends trials to even his most righteous children. In Job chapter 1, the Lord says that “There is no one on earth as faithful and good as he [Job] is.” Yet, God goes on to allow Satan to take away Job’s livelihood, his family, and his health, as a test to his faith. There are many chapters of Job where Job is essentially crying to God, “Why me?” as he recounts all the good he has done for God and questions what he has done to deserve this punishment. At the end of the book, God appears to him, and Job humbles himself. He says, “I know, Lord, that you are all-powerful; that you can do everything you want.” God is always in control, and he has a perfect plan.

      In 1 Peter, Peter addresses Believers, saying that “you have been distressed with various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, will be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:6-7). Allow your faith in Christ to grow in these trials, even when your faith is “tested by fire.” I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bless you in your difficult times.

  113. Michelle says:

    I stumbled across this website looking for bible verses to help me because I am stuck and do not know what to do. I have been married for 12 years,physically and verbally abusive for a lot if it. My husband has a drinking problem and get violent when doing so. We separated 1 1/2 years ago. Never divorced. I had been holding on because I wanted him to get help. During this time, I met someone. He is the most kind, sincere man who keeps me full of laughter and makes me feel loved. I have fallen for him but I’m still married and it is wrong in Gods eyes. I have days where I still want my husband back but I look back to all the physical abuse. We have tried couseling, etc. We tried to get back together but the same thing happened. My husband wants us back together. He just started a group with a church to get help. I myself started biblical counseling at my church. I just don’t know what to do. I am in love with two men and I feel like I am living two separate lives. I need God to direct me. I know right from wrong. I think I know one thing to do and its to let the guy that I started seeing go but he loves me and the way he makes me feel inside is making it hard. Please dear lord, guide me, give me direction.

  114. Thank you mam i needed this encouragement as i start to crawl back to Christianity after i’ve been beaten down without guidance. Amen

  115. Hi Leah,
    I am exactly in a situation ” I don’t know what should i do”. After walking for quite a long time doing god’s will suddenly i see god’s activity being stopped in my life.I work in SAP Company for almost 5 years god has led me thus far suddenly the technology got redundant.I don’t know what should i do . It is almost 6 months that i am jobless.Pressure is mounting in my life.I don’t know anything apart from SAP.Can any one help me.

  116. As Christian we so often ask the Lord to open doors or shut doors.
    Lord please help us to trust you when THAT door is shut and you are preparing us for something better.
    Help us Lord when we can’t see nor hear you. Let us always know you are leading us closer to you.
    In Jesus name

    • So encouraging comments.Please pray for me.I need God’s intervention.I lost a job eleven years ago.I have tried to get another job in vain.I have three children.My husband also lost a job.Pray for my family.We have struggled but I trust in His word.

  117. Leah,
    These were just the words I needed to hear. I am having to change positions next year and I’m not sure the direction that God wants me to go in. I am praying for guidance and direction, but as importantly, for patience and peace to listen and wait upon the Lord.

    Have a Blessed Day,
    Dana

  118. i am a single mother i am really struggling to make a good life for my kids and i could you please pray for us my bills,health and guidance from God,i really needed this thanks for sharing

  119. Please keep me and my wife and kids in prayer that God will throw out a court matter in Jesus name thank you

  120. Namwano Sylivia says:

    Awesome. Am blessed with your message. May God bless u

  121. peace Praise says:

    I am bless & releave, God will help me. More grace upon u

  122. Christina says:

    God works in his mysterious ways. He is the reason I came across your wonderful devotional. Thank you so much for helping me in guiding my career path in life. I’ve developed this unknown fear of what risks I’ll end up taking, but this definitely gave me hope, and the power of the Holy Spirit to make the right decisions that are yet to come in my professional career. Thank you so much for posting this. Praises to the most high!

  123. I’ve been in nursing school for two years now because I thought at one time that this is what God wanted me to do. I felt that in this field I could bless so many people by sharing God with them, I felt I could glorify Him. I started my first semester and failed one course. After this I was discouraged, but continued and felt that perhaps it was suppose to happen and there was a reason and purpose for it. I continued, passed this class and moved on to my second and passed. I then started the third semester and failed. Now, I am doubting that this is what God wants me to do because I think that if this was God’s plan then I should be moving forward, right? Not being reversed. I don’t understand why and not sure whether to continue or not. Not sure if this is my path. I know my Lord is not a God of confusion, but right now I truly don’t know. I don’t know if this God’s way of telling me to stop and not continue. I don’t like this thought, but I truly I’m struggling with decisions as to repeat this third semester and continue or to forget about it and just move in another direction and quit this field and move on.

  124. denise duncan says:

    Thanks you

  125. Dear Lord,
    I am sorry for who I am . a fearful child. I am sorry for what i did that led me astray, confused and afraid. Im sorry for how I felt toward my life and how I blame others and you because I wasn’t making any progress. I was afraid of asking you a clearer path because I don’t know what path or direction you may lead me on. I fear you and your spirit so much. Everyone probably would think Im stupid , but im telling you how I feel. And since I fear you so much I thought I could handle things in my life on my own. I pray you can just help me and do whatever you know what is good for me because I need you and I love you. Amen.

  126. For a while now I have felt almost helpless. I’ve been encouraging myself but still felt like a top spinning in mud.My mind has not completely settle as yet but there is a brightt light of hope at the end of its tunnel and I’m going to grab the nuggets you shared with whatever faith I can must!!! By God’s grace I will arise.

  127. please pray for my health,relationship and studies

  128. Thank you so much for this wonderful help in pointing out these verses and for the prayer. I want to do more to strengthen my faith and am hoping that I can find women of God that can be supporting and friends to help eachother. I was raised going to Baptist church more Sundays than not, and was saved and baptised when I was about eleven or twelve y.o. not long after that, I started living s very sinful life and had no relationship with our Father unless I needed to cry out to Him after growing weary of suffering fr addiction and low self worth and many other awful and hateful feelings towards myself and others. After getting help and becoming sober I still did not fully understand what it was like to live like Jesus and still question it. I don’t want to fight anymore! I know in my heart that it is right to only do what He asks of us and to walk in His Name. I just need help and support from other women that understand and wouldn’t mind helping another Christian woman, mother, sister and daughter become the best person that I am supposed to be!

  129. Justin parker says:

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  130. Gary A Peterson says:

    Thank you! God lead me to this! page! I’m learning to trust the information I’m giving from God. This was perfect!

  131. barbara burrage says:

    Thank you so much for your inspiration God bless you 🙂

  132. 2 Chronicles 20:12 ‘Lord we do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you…’ a remarkable chapter of deliverance because of praise and trust! PTL

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  135. Thank you so much for these powerfull words…i’m feeling blessed, let’s all lean on Him there’s no one like him.

  136. Alexis Boudreaux says:

    Thank you so much for this! I was looking for verses/prayers to help me to know what path to take as I come to a part of my life where I have to choose school or work and try to balance them both and stumbled upon this… These verses and your prayer have helped me so much! I have faith that the Lord will lead me where I need to go! Thank you again

  137. Margaret says:

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  138. Well, I actually wanted some clear instructions… You either laughed or went hey. My keyboard faulty a little like
    my life with the punctuation missing. A muddle of many things but wanting to centre EVREYTHING on God.
    Not afraid to speak out and not afraid to tell it as it is. I have strayed but my God is faithful, it makes me feel YUK.
    A carer and sometimes lead to the end of my Tether.. I think we all need reminding. Sometimes feel stuck with both feet
    glued but God isn’t that is my key to knowing God keeps his promises. Thank you and may his love and help be given
    to all today…His way that is.. ;-p imagine a big smilie…

  139. I’m facing criminal charges…and I’m asking God for Mercy and Grace…please pray with me….

  140. Thank you! So beautiful and true I am sure GOD will guide me and I in the right path ?? Amen

  141. pastor joseph katongole says:

    The Lord is my shepherd;i have everything i need.thank u for that song God bless you amen!

  142. Frenk Watutzii says:

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  143. Thanks for helping out, fantastic info .

  144. I’m so lost. Th whole family is going thru sO much. Kidney failure, oldest child facing mental condition, stalker/harassment lady, false arrest for my son because of her, newborn baby custody battle & my husband of 20 yrs is ready to walk away. I call myself a Christian, but I really don’t think I’m doing it right anymore.
    We need prayer & guidance. Please Lord, show me th way… I don’t think I can take much more.

    • MY DEAR SISTER
      MAY GOD’S PRESENCE COME INTO YOUR HEART AND MIND IN A REAL AND P0WERFUL WAY TODAY, BRINGING HIS WONDERFUL PEACE. YOU NEED TO REST IN HIM.
      I THINK OF ISAIAH 40:10: FEAR NOT FOR I AM WITH YOU. BE NOT DISMAYED I AM YOUR GOD. I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU, YES I WILL HELP YOU. I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND.”
      THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN GIVE YOU BOTH CONSOLATION, PEACE AND GUIDANCE.
      DON’T THINK YOU ARE DOING THINGS WRONG. WE ALL DO THINGS WRONG WHETHER WE ARE CHRISTIANS OR NOT. ITS JUST THAT CHRISTIANS HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD BASED ON FORGIVENESS. YOU CAN TURN TO GOD IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. YOU MAY HAVE GONE THROUGH FAILURES AND STRUGGLES BUT YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE. YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD.

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  152. Thank you for sharing this message. About 18 months ago I moved away from all of my family because of my husbands job. I desperately wanted to rent until I knew that I would like the place we moved to. He had previously been here for 3 years and was commuting. He insisted that we buy a home and being married for 20 years I was completely confident that he would pick one I like, just the opposite happened. He picked a home that I cannot bond with and does not feel like a home to me, nor is it one I would have ever looked at. I even asked for specific things, none of which I received. I am having the hardest time here, I do not like the area and am unable to find a job, which makes things worse. My husbands company that he worked for closed the doors and I really thought we would move back home, but he insisted we stay and he found another job that pays extremely low. Now its so hard to make our bills because the cost of living here is so high. He knows how unhappy and depressed and I and just tells me if I dont like it to leave, but he believes this is where he is suppose to be. Now I have come down with a thyroid condition that I have to have regular bloodwork, which we cannot afford since we no longer have nor can afford surgery. He gets upset with me when I go home to my doctor that I have had for over 20 years and just tells me things are going to be okay and that I am over reacting. But my doctor tells me a different story. My husband even tells me this is his house not mine, that he never should have married me and that I just need to leave and go back home. But when I go back home he is constantly nagging me about coming back. It makes me feel so guilty. I am so confused about what I am suppose to do. One thing I really do not understand is that, there are times when my husband makes a decision that I do not like but I pray about it and I believe the Lord lets me know that it is correct and then I have total peace. That hasnt happened with this particular subject matter. At this point I really feel as though if this is what the Lord would have us doing, then I must have really upset him. For me to not be able to find a job, to now have an illness I can do nothing about that is only creating more bills that we already cannot afford. I have prayed and get no answers, what do I do in this situation when I do not hear from God for 18 months now?

    • OBVIOUSLY I DO NOT HAVE THE ANSWERS FOR YOU, BUT GOD SURELY DOES.
      NEVER GIVE UP AND NEVER THINK THAT THE LORD DOES NOT LOVE YOU AND IS NOT WITH YOU.
      NO MATTER WHAT, HE IS PRESENT FOR YOU, YOUR SHEPHERD AND FRIEND
      MAYBE YOU NEED QUIET AND REST. CAN YOU LET THESE THINGS GO AT LEAST FOR AWHILE? I AM THINKING OF ISAIAH 30:15: IN RETURNING [TO THE LORD] AND IN REST IS YOUR SALVATION. IN QUIET AND CONFIDENCE [IN GOD] IS YOUR STRENGTH.

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  159. I experienced a total breakdown in a relationship 4 weeks ago. Although there were challenges, there was so much promise. I’ve prayed that God direct me to either let it go or to reach out to try and resolve this. I’ve also tried to be still to listen for God’s whisper. I think I know what to do, then I feel a complete reversal. I miss this person, and I feel so sad and lost. I pray for God to bless me with strength and with wisdom to do what honors him and to grant me peace if I am to go forward without my friend.

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  161. I am a college graduate yet I still feel like I have no direction in terms of my career. I have a Master’s degree but I still can’t figure out what I really want to do. This is something that has frustrated me for over 10 years. I have prayed about it and sometimes when I feel that I have figured it out, I haven’t.

  162. I have been officially divorced for over a year now and my children’s father has gone all the way across country with his affair! My children have been so hurt and angry but they take it out on me by way of disobedience and disrespectful and getting angry with each other! We have gone to counseling many times but things aren’t getting better…i get angry the more and more disrespectful and i yell…then they wonder why I’m so angry! I think my 13 yr old girl doesn’t want to be with me anymore! I don’t know what to do or how to help things. I’ve talked to them, I’ve cried to them…nothing! To top it off I’m handicapped with severe muscle weakness so everyday things are hard as it is! Please help with something..prayer…anything!

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  164. NO, NO, NO, A THOUSAND TIMES NO!!!! I have seen people darn near kill themselves for the “godly” suffering He has brought upon them. Does some of certain kinds of suffering cause growth? Perhaps, but unrelieved, by God, friends, etc., suffering often ends in suicide, and Christians need to stop preaching the nonsense that God is (always) growing them by making them suffer. I was run out of a job I held for 13 years because I would NOT lie to clients, and then that employer made sure any potential employer I might find would know that I was “reprimanded” for not lying, and, let us be real, most businesses don’t want to hear how moral you are; in fact, I think most use it as a reason NOT to hire you. So, unless God wishes me and my family to live in a box on the street, and call that growth, His ignorance and/or furtherance of my suffering does NOTHING to help, but only hurts, and, worst of all, sends believers, like me, to doubt His love, and, if it lasts too long, to abandon Him as He has me.

    • Jim,
      You are confusing LIFE with our Lord. When things go wrong God’s not punishing you, it’s the evil in this world, in this life. The good thing is he is here to help us. Have faith, keep praying.

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  171. Standing in the need of prayer:
    Sisters in Christ,
    I am at my wits end. With the exception of three months last year, I have been unemployed. I have lost my zest for life. I am such a deep depression. Every church that I have attended, I am always looked upon with sexual desire from one of the members. When I was 16 I was raped by a (married)Pastor that my mother was in love with and she blamed me. Granted I was sexually active at the time, the pastor promised me a car if I slept with him. I felt and feel so horrible with guilt and I feel that I have some sort of curse on me because of this. I am not comfortable in any church, not to mention the neglect I feel by the members. I support television church, I read my bible, but lately i feel so distant from GOD. My children are all grown and are moving on with their lives, and I feel alone. My son 19, still lives at home, but is now facing one the most trying times of his life. My son and his “friend”was recently stopped by a police officer that ran a stop sign. My son, recently had his license suspended ans was not suppose to be driving. He was on his way to attending court the following day to clear his license. Anyway the friend he was with, planted a gun and marijuana in my sons car. My son is now facing nine charges, while the friend is at home enjoying his life. My son has never been in trouble with the law. He is a good and honest young man, has a steady job and his whole life ahead of him. January 29,2016 is his court date. My son is in despair because of his future. As if I could not be any more depressed, we are in desperate need of prayer. I need GODS light to shine right now I need hope, we need hope. We need GOD to rekindle our hearts. I know GOD is able. Maybe I sound a little selfish, but I see this as an opportunity for my son to believe again. He has been baptized inn the name of Jesus and belongs to GOD. Growing up without a close relationship with his dad, has hardened his heart and losing his great- grandfather(whom he was very close with) at a young age has scarred his heart. Please, please pray for us. A week ago I felt suicidal, I know GOD does not want that for me. I need GOD to show up, crying my eyes out i need you to show up, i need to show up please Jesus, pleasee

  172. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Dear Hilda,
    I have been reading this article and all of the posts in response to it since I am also seeking God for direction with some family decisions and want to be in the will of God. I read your post and felt to reach out to you…maybe God will use me to help you in some way…
    The Word of God tells us that ” the truth will make us free”.
    Sometimes people say the truth will ” set
    you free”. What is the difference? Well, imagine a bird in a cage. Someone unlocks the door and opens it. The bird has been set free…the bird may not even realize it has been set free and sits on its perch inside the cage.
    Now, imagine someone reaching into the cage and pulling the bird out of the cage… Now the bird has been MADE free… God is so good, that God ( He is truth), reaches in and brings us out of our bondage and MAKES us free.
    We find truth in His Word.
    Based on the experiences that you shared in your post, you need to be set free by the truth. The truth is what will make you and your son free. First, you must start with yourself. You need healing from the trauma that you experienced from a spiritual authority figure who manipulated and abused you.
    When people sin, especially people who are in the ministry, the results can be devastating. Church and the leadership should be a holy and safe place, a refuge… to worship God, be fed the Word of God, be led, recieve instruction, and
    grow spiritually. It is a support system where we have love and fellowship in the Body of Christ with other believers.
    You mentioned that you are not able to feel comfortable in a church and that basically you are living for God at home, the best you can. This is totally understandable, based on the fear, abuse, intimidation and other experiences that you have been thru. The problem is, because of this, you have become isolated. A natural response to pain and fear is to withdraw and stay away. But you can not heal that way. Understand that the Bible says that the enemy comes to ” rob, kill, and destroy” and that Satan is like a ” roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”. Think about an episode of Discovery Channel on TV… there is a herd of antelope grazing in the field… The lions are lurking around. They are looking for the small or baby antelope, or ones that are further away from the safety of the herd to attack. There is protection in the herd. The church, fellow believers, the Body of Christ is like the herd. There is protection. Satan waits until we are isolated and then he attacks. Think about your life as a teenager, when you were abused by that pastor… What was going on in your life that made you vulnerable to him? A lot of times those situations occur because children are not being protected by their parents, or homelife has become dysfunctional… The enemy attacked you at a weak time in your life, and it happened with a pastor, so the enemy used that situation to isolate you again, by keeping you out of the house of God, where you NEED to be.
    See how he works?
    But, God is stronger, and God is with you, and working IN you even though all of that mess happened… God’s plan is going to be fulfilled in your life, and the enemy CAN NOT stop it. Just the fact that you are crying out to the lord, and seeking Him, shows you that God’s power is still at work in your life. You have faith because if you didn’t you would not even pray to God to help you.
    God promises to make beauty from our ashes, we just need to let Him. We can not rely on our own minds to work it out, we need the Lord.
    You have been isolated and alone. This is how the enemy works. He gets us alone, where we hear his lies loud and clear, and he tries to drown out everything else. We NEED the Body of Christ. We need the support, fellowship, guidance, and love that God wants us to be a part of. The house of God is where we worship, are edified, fed the Word of
    God, and recieve instruction to grow and live right. We need to be convicted and we need a loving Pastoral team to shepard us and protect us. I realize your hesitations, and fears… But the Woed of God says that ” God has not given us a spirit of fear… But of love, peace, and a sound mind” fear is another tactic of the enemy. Your prayer needs to be that God will lead you to the church where you belong… with a Pastoral team that are anointed to pastor YOU, that are led by God, sensitive to His spirit, and can effectively minister to you and your issues. In the name of Jesus!
    God is able! He knows what we need before we ask! And… You need to tell the enemy that he is a liar, that you are not cursed… that is another tactic and lie he
    is telling you to keep you isolated! God will lead you as you pray!
    You need to get your healing by getting into the Word of God- read it and believe it. We can’t go by what we feel, or see, we dont walk by sight… We walk by faith! God’s Word is truth! It’s what we can stand on! It is the truth! It is what we KNOW. to be truth. If your thoughts do not line up with the Word of God, then you must question where those thoughts are coming from…
    ” Be ye TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND!
    So how do we become transformed? By renewing our mind… So how do we renew our mind? We fill it with the truth of God’s Word… God’s thoughts… It starts to crowd out all of the wrong thoughts we have, and our mind is made new. We begin to believe what God believes about us, and see how God sees us. He loves you Hilda… And he hears you! He knows exactly what you need and he is working it out. Start thanking Him by faith that he is working it out!
    Thank you Jesus that you are working this situation out Lord… I dont see how, but I am not trusting in what I see, I am trusting You! You have the answers before I even have the questions Lord! To speak to the situation about your son….
    I am the mother of three young adult
    sons. Here is a bit of what I know about
    young men…you didn’t mention anything about his father… First off, boys/ young men NEED affirmation from their fathers. They need to be told good things about themselves by their dads. They need a dad to tell them he is proud of them… To teach them how to be a man…and to provide leadership by example to their son.
    Unfortuanately, that is not possible in the lives of so many young boys and young men, and it leaves them with deep insecurity, and a fear that they wont be a man because no one showed them how, no one told them they were proud of them, or loved them, or built their confidence… As mothers we do so much- my boys have been my life… But no matter how good I am as their mother, I am not their father. If the father is out of the picture, or is not a good influence because of a destructive lifestyle that he is choosing to live, then a young man NEEDS a good male role model/ mentor that he can look up to, to develop into a
    man. He needs someone to speak into his life, believe in him, show him how to do things, teach him things that will build his character. This is the other major reason to be is serious prayer for God to lead you to the RIGHT church. Your son needs Godly leadership. Boys / young men need good leadership and good friends, and to stay busy!
    The Lord showed me that I needed
    to establish my sons. I found a church
    that was on fire for God and had a
    strong youth ministry. What happens when you get your son invoved at church is, now, he becomes accountable to other people- his peers, youth pastor, etc. This what I call “positive peer pressure” . This helps to reinforce you as the parent… an army standing with you.
    It is not too late for your son! So what he’s 19 yrs old… My youngest is 20, and my oldest is 27. They still look to me for guidance. Your son will RESPECT you when you he sees you making some good strong decisions… He will follow.
    He needs to develop his own convictions and know that he has to answer to God for his actions, not just you. That wont happen until he is hearing the Word of God on a regular basis and around the people of God.
    His environment is the problem. You dont need to yell at him and tell him what to do, etc. Just start changing, and he will follow. He will naturally start making new friends, and the old ones will phase out.
    If he’s hanging out with a friend who has a gun and smokes pot, than chaces are, he’s using pot too. That is a gateway drug that will lead him down the road to much worse… Listen…
    Look at this situation that he is facing, these charges, as an intervention from the Lord! This is the mercy of God! Only God knows how this plays out for your son, but maybe He is stopping your son in his tracks from something that could have been going on that was much worse! You only know what he TOLD YOU. a lot of times, there’s more to the story… God is at work here Hilda. I can tell you from experience.
    Your son lives with you. You are the authority figure in your home. He is over 18 yrs old. Living in your home is a priveledgefor him, not a right. YOU must set the tone for your home.
    You are also his spiritual covering.
    What does that mean?
    It means that he is under your authority spiritually, and you need to have yourself right so that he is under your spiritual protection. We can not expect our kids to live right if we aren’t. If we dont want them to drink alcohol, then we dont drink. If we dont want them to curse, than we dont. If we dont want them to visit unclean websites on the internet or their cell phones, then we dont, and we insist on a filter on their phone while they live in our home and while we pay the bills… We have to keep the door locked to the enemy. If you shut your front door but don’t lick it, an intruder can walk right in. If we are serious, we must LOCK the door. I know this is an epically ling response, but I felt a burden to reach out to you. You said your son is baptized in Jesus’ name. I’m guessing he was filled with the Holy Ghost as well? God has his hand on him. I have had a prodigal son, and I know from experience. The enemy knew that God wanted to use my son as a soul winner… and even in my son’s rebellion, God used him. That is a long story.
    Hilda… Start with you. You can do this! Start praying and seeking God. He will lead you. I turned to this website for comfort, I had no plan to respond to a post. I never have in my life until now 🙂
    Lord,
    I just ask you right now,
    to give Hilda strength.
    Give her wisdom and insight.
    Show her things that she needs to know.
    Reveal to her things that she needs to see.
    Help her to take the steps to start the change in her situation.
    Lead her step by step.
    Help het to look to you, not people.
    Help her to see that people fail, and dissapoint us, and hurt us…
    but we have to keep our eyes on you.
    Lord lead her to a church where she can recieve direction for her life. Give her a wonderful pastor and his wife that can mentor her and guide her, as spiritual parents.
    Lord, heal her emotions.
    Heal her spirit.
    Heal her mind.
    Fill her with your love.
    Flood the enemy out of her mind with the light of your truth.
    Help her to put feet to her prayers and move forward Lord.
    Touch her son, Lord. We know that you have his life in your hands.
    Minister to him. Put someone in his path to speak into his life and help him make right choices.
    Fill all of the emty places in his heart Lord.
    Provide the right influences and friends to
    come into his life.
    Thank you Jesus for your mercy.
    Thank you Lord for working these things for the good of Hilda and her son.
    Lord, use them to do a mighty work for your glory!
    In the mighty name of Jesus!
    Take care Hilda, I am praying for you.
    …Denise

    been thru.

    First, you, as his mother, are his authority figure since he is living in your home. You are his spiritual covering.

    • Denise:
      Oh My GOD!!!! He is so good, more than good HE IS AN AWESOME GOD!!! Thank you for your prayers and thanks you for your words of wisdom! I am so happy GOD led you to me. You said all the things I needed to hear. My soul opened up as I read your words and I cried, I am still crying. THANK YOU JESUS!! I receive what you have spoken, I receive the prayer and I thank you for being the vessel. I know that GOD has His hands on my son. When my son was little he was the happiest kid in the world, a smile that lights darkness but he ws always shy. His dad and I split when my son was five. After that, I married another man, who was very abusive and in and out of prison. I was in another place in my life during that time and I knew I should not have been with this man. He was not a good influence to my children. It took me six years to leave him. It took my son nearly losing his life due to a common cold and being hospitalized for nearly a month. I saw that as an opportunity and knew GOD had made a way for me to leave. I left everything behind and my son and I lived in my truck for a week and in and out of hotel rooms and with a girlfriend of mine until we decided it was time to move. The day my son was released form the hospital, it was valentines day. I took him out to breakfast at IHOP and I let him say grace over our food. He cried. When I asked him why he was crying, he replied “because you finally left” I felt so ashamed having exposed him to such violent behavior I cried and I told him how sorry I was and that I would never expose him to violence again. I have always made sure that my childrens dad was apart of their lives growing up, even if it meant me driving them to see him. Their dd remarried and raised his wifes children. He and my son are not close. He reaches out to our son, but with little response. His dad, tells him that he loves him and he will show up to events. When our son graduated from high school, his dad told him how proud he was/is of him. His dad tries, but my son is not interested. The situation that my son faces now, reminds me of the time he was in the hospital, a divine revelation. My son nearly had to lose his life for me to find mine. Now, my son is looking at losing his life again, for me to find mine again, and for more importantly for him to find his. The doctors told me not to have him, they told me I would die if I did.. I knew the moment I was pregnant with him, he was a boy. I know GOD has HIS hands on Him. I have always spoken life to my children and I am here to declare that SATAN YOU CANNOT HAVE THEM!! THEY BELONG TO THE MOST HIGH GOD AND ARE COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB!! YOU HAVE NO PLACE HERE IN THIS HOUSE!!!!!!! I REBUKE YOU GET YOUR HANDS OFF OF ME AND MY CHILDREN!!! JESUS DEFEATED YOU WITH HIS VERY LIFE….
      Today, a woman I just started working for, invited me to her church. I shared with her the same as I shared with you, tomorrow I’m going 🙂 I know what I need to do and that is to get back on track with GOD:) I was attending a church last year, when one of the members approached me in a sexual way not once but twice, yes the devil knows how to get me isolated, thank you for sharing that with me Denise. I feel at peace now!! I know that GOD is going to work everything out for His good. I praise and thank GOD in the name of Jesus that you stopped!! I ask that you and your are blessed in abundance according to His riches in Jesus Christ. I would like for us to be friends. 2tu.avery@gmail.com My these words be a blessing to someone else long the way In Jesus name AMEN!!:)

      Stay tuned for the victory testimony!!

      • P.S.

        Prayer for Guidance

        Lord, you promised that when I seek You with all our heart, I will find You.

        I seek only after You.
        Still my troubled heart.
        Calm my wayward mind.
        I seek only after You.

        I’m never going to be able to figure this out on my own,
        And right now I’m leaning heavily on You.

        I seek only after You.

        I give you all the anxieties and fears I feel inside
        I release them all to You

        I seek only after You.

        I open up my life
        So that it becomes like an open book before You
        May You write in it Your words of inspiration and direction.

        Still my troubled heart.
        Calm my wayward mind.
        I seek only after You.

        I await Your voice.

        Read more: http://www.lords-prayer-words.com/prayers_before/prayer_for_guidance.html#ixzz3yIWN3RMB

    • Denise:
      Thank you for sharing with me the difference between being set free AND being made free!
      The Word of God tells us that ” the truth will make us free”.
      Sometimes people say the truth will ” set
      you free”. What is the difference? Well, imagine a bird in a cage. Someone unlocks the door and opens it. The bird has been set free…the bird may not even realize it has been set free and sits on its perch inside the cage.
      Now, imagine someone reaching into the cage and pulling the bird out of the cage… Now the bird has been MADE free…

      There is so much more that goes along with me being raped by a pastor but I will not get into that. The words you wrote helped me to see that, I was not made free. Until now, until I finally confessed what has been hidden in my heart, I was not free. Your response is a confirmation of what GOD has been whispering in my ear. The woman I work for now (HALLELUJAH TO GOD FOR GRANTING ME EMPLOYMENT WITH A CHRISTIAN WOMAN!! THANK YOU IN THE NAME JESUS GLORY BE TO GOD) is also leading me to where I am supposed to be. I am so thankful that GOD is placing wonderful women in my life to be with me to show me, feeding my soul because I am starving!!!:) I am so thankful for His love unconditional love.

      Also you mentioned
      A natural response to pain and fear is to withdraw and stay away. – This is also very true. I was reflecting on my life and asking myself what caused me to become withdrawn lately. It was not being employed. not having the means of transportation without having to depend on someone else. At one point in my life I had it all, a good job, a nice car. I feel/ felt low about myself. Thank you for that 🙂

  173. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Hello again Hilda 🙂
    I have been checking to see if you responded to me in hopes that you saw my reply to you. I know your son’s court date is coming soon and I hoped that you would read it and draw strength from it somehow. I am happy that you responded… and also that God is giving you peace.
    You have been thru so much in your life… from what you have just shared, and your son has endured so much in his young life. I know you love your son-
    more importantly God knows… He knows what is inside your child’s heart, and where he is wounded , and what needs deep healing in his life.
    He loves our children more than we do, which is hard to imagine…
    We can’t undo the mistakes of the past, or the damage, but God can.
    I imagine a crochet blanket being unraveled and as fast as it is unraveled, God taking the loose ends and re – stitching it… He can make the re- design look so perfect, that it is hard to believe that it is not the original! When we miss God’s plan for our life, God has Plan B and works all of the pieces together… so well, that it looks like it was always meant to be… It’s amazing.
    My thoughts are on your child’s heart, and his life, and how much influence you still have on shaping him while there is time…
    We have our children for such a short time … to love and cuddle, protect, spend time with, help shape and mold them as they develop and grow… fast.
    As a mother, I have imagined this scene in my mind’s eye, as I face my sons getting older, and wonder if I did all that I needed to do for them to prepare them for life…
    I imagine my son walking down a dirt road with a back pack on his back, headed on a journey… The backpack is full of things that I have packed for him.
    As he is walking, I see myself running after him with my hands full of things that I still need to give to him to make it on his journey. I am running, and crying, my arms full of things he still needs…He is just out of my reach, and I cant catch up to him… I’m saying… Wait, wait!!! You still need this, and you’ll need this… Hold on a minute, slow down… I need to give you these…Our time as mothers flies by. Our influence on them and their decisions may become less as they start taking advice from other people in their lives…
    Again, this is why as I shared before with you, that you need positive influences in your son’s life…Godly people that share your values, so that when he may not listen to your good advice at times, he will listen to others, who still advise him the way you would believe in.
    I love my sons sooo much, and I want so much to get it right when it comes to being their mother, and being the example that they need.
    I know that if my life is not right, there is no way that I can put the focus on them and their development. That is why there have been times in my life that when I was tempted to stay home from church or slack off, I pushed myself, because if I didn’t go, I was making the decision for my children not to go, and that wasn’t fair. Besides that, this world is so evil, and there is sexual temptation, drugs, etc waiting to snatch our kids… They must be FULL of the spirit of God to make it… We ALL do. We are foolish to go out into the world without a strong relationship with the Lord. There is NO WAY our sons can make it without being full of the Holy Ghost. Period.
    The experts say that the brain of a young adilt is still developing …well into the late twenties… They are still able to learn new habits, new information, and they are still moldable.
    My prayer, is that while your son is still moldable, that you will be move swiftly and persue God like never before… Allow God to stir you up to yield your life to him. Give your son the security he longs for. He needs to see you strong. He needs to lean on you. There are sooo many layers to his pain. He is dealing with abandonment from his father, lonliness, insecurity, fear, resentment, low self esteem… he has had no sure foundation to stand on…and he has witnessed and experienced all of the things you went thru… right along with you… but as a child, and thru a child’s eyes. Too helpless to change his circumstances or to help himself, or you.
    So, I said all of that to say this… my hearts prayer is that you will look at the big picture, and everything that has happened… and be the one who starts his healing in motion while you have the chance. It needs to start right now. Time is marching on… and he is still with you.
    God can work on him at the same time he is working on you… Take back what they enemy has stolen from you… and your child. Be a warrior for your child Hilda.
    God will take away your guilt for what he was exposed to and instead allow you to be the one who helps him heal, and turn
    his life around.
    I believe that is how you will be healed, by helping your child to heal, and grow in a relationship with God.
    The roles will be reversed… Instead of you depending on your son, your son will be able to rest and depend on you as his mother… as you both depend on God.
    I am interested to know how he came to be baptized and to know God?

    • Denise,
      I could not wait to get home to check to see if you replied:) I am so glad you did
      You make me cry again but that is my soul crying out. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I really appreciate them. I love your analogies you have a gift. Last Night my daughter brought over the movie “War Room” she said that GOD told her to bring it over, I was in the midst of re-reading your initial response. I told her that I would watch it as soon as I was done. Actually I was reading the Word and your post. I did watch watch the movie as I said I would. s I watched the movie GOD revealed to me what I need to do as did you once again. I made a War Room/ War Space in one part of my closet and I began to read and write prayer cards about my son and my daughters and I post them on the wall and I placed scriptures next to them. You are right, like never before I have to fight it is time. I am a prayer warrior and I know it, but like Lot’s wife I kept looking back, trying to cling to an old life that was not suited for me. Instead of turning me to salt, GOD’s grace is bringing me through. HALLELUJAH! I am ready to fight this fight. I love your illustration of the journey of your son and the back pack, I can see it vividly. I believe the healing is taking place as we speak. I am moving very swiftly in prayer. I’ve By now you probably guess that my son and I are very close. I am close with all my children, but he is the only son and I look closely at him as he grows. My girls are wonderful, phenomenal women and GOD has His hands on them as well. I’ve been thinking, trying to pin point when my son changed in his behavior. My son was very close with my grandfather. When my grandfather died, my son did not cry although he was very sad. He kept one of my grandfathers shirts. He still has it in his drawer, the drawer that belonged to my grandparents. My son still cries about my grandfather. My grandfather was a theologian, went to church every Sun, Mon Wed, Fri. Noone of his caliber has been in my sons life. It is was right after the passing of my grandfather that all of my children became baptized in a church that helped our family during such a trying time and near the holiday season. I have been in and out of church my whole life. My foundation is GOD and His Son Jesus. I made sure we attended church every sunday for t least the first year after the passing of my grandfather. My son was 8 when my grandfather passed. We loved our church it was small and caring and my kids loved it. We have not been able to find such a church home since. The men would take the boys on outings and my son loved that. Sharing this with you, I have gained clarity. Thank you 🙂 You are so wonderful,
      I prat that your day is fantastic!! that you rejoice and are glad in it. I pray that GOD moves for you I know He will according to Jeremiah 29:11 and 2 Corinthians 7:14 Today I went to bible study. My son is lofted in prayer. I know that GOD is getting the Victory. 27 people are praying so the situation is handled and now my son has to give GOD the glory and make some changes. I have prayed and am praying that GOD will send Godly men my sons way and give him words of encouragement. That my children are surrounded my only those that will uplift them, nurture them and help them grow in Christ. As I am fighting this battle. In the Name of Jesus!! Let Your name be magnified Oh Lord, as Quindon lifts his voice in thanks towards you, as he lifts his heart towards you. I trust that your hands are on him God, that even as I write this you are already moving, whispering in his ear, knocking on the door to his heart. I ask Oh GOD that you will strengthen your saints as we are on this battlefield. We know that there is a war in the spirit realm that we cannot begin to understand, we know that you hhve the victory, so we stand strong equipped with the Word of GOD , equipped with the Armor of God, Covered by the Blood of the Lamb, NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER IN JESUS NAME

  174. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Hello Hilda, you are so precious….
    I am so thrilled hear how God is moving and stirring you up and working on your behalf…
    I was going to suggest you watch the movie ” War Room ” in my last response to you, and sent it before I did…
    I am so glad that the Lord used your daughter to give you that movie!!!
    It is so powerful and I get teary when I hear the older woman getting ahold of God in the movie…
    That is wonderful that you created your own ” War Room” !!! That is awesome.
    As the song says… ” the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in us”
    We need to tap into the power that the Lord has made available to us…
    It is wonderful that you were able to go to a Bible Study and gather strength and support from your sisters. You definately sound more hopeful than your first post… God is lifting your spirit… and increasing your faith.
    A couple of things come to my mind as I read…
    You say that you have been in and out of church all of your life and keep looking back like Lots wife…
    Ask the Lord to reveal to you the things or attachments of this world that have hindered you from committing to selling out to God all of these years… ask him to show you straight up what is the weakness in your life that needs to be fortified spiritually…
    We are in a spiritual war as you said… and a lot of our war is in our own flesh.
    I have explained this to my sons like this…
    Remember when Satan ( the serpent) tempted Eve in the garden? How did he tempt her?
    He told her that God didnt want her to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because… God knew that if she did, that she would be like God and know what God knows, in so many words…
    So, in essence, Satan got Eve to thinking that God was ripping her off and keeping something from her…
    That is how Satan works… He always tries to convince us that being obedient to God is going to make us give something up… Satan apoealed to her flesh. She thought to herself… Yeah… Why cant I have that fruit? God is trying to keep something from me… So, she ate the fruit and the rest is history…
    So, the enemy basically got in line with Eve’s flesh, made her feel like she had a right to that fruit, made her feel like she was missing out on something, that God was keeping something good from her…
    The devil is slick. He doesn’t pop up out from behind a bush in a red suit with horns and say to you … I’m the devil… And I’m going to trick you now !
    He ” camoflauges himself in our flesh” or, makes us feel like we want something, or should have it, makes us feel entitled to it…like we have a ” right” to it…
    Remember when Jesus was fasting in the wilderness for forty days ? What did the devil tempt him with? Bread.
    He was trying to manipulate Jesus thru his fleshly hunger for food during a fast.
    My point is, the devil knows us, has studied humans for a long time… He plays on our flesh. Since we are flesh beings, we are naturally inclined to give our flesh what it wants because we are after all, flesh.
    That is where the scripture comes in that we must ” walk in the SPIRIT” and we will not fulfil the desires of the flesh.
    We are spiritual beings inside of fleshly bodies.
    If we want our spirit man to be strong, we feed it, and starve the fleshly carnal man.
    Whichever one we feed, will be the strongest.
    Whatever your particular hindrances are that come against you living for God , rock solid and committed, need to be identified, and crucified. Done son.
    Do you have the baptism of the Holy Ghost? When we pray in the spirit, we are able to allow the Holy Ghost to conquer things in the spirit realm and pray thru us.
    I believe that the Lord is going to show you things that you do not know, and open your eyes to some things as you go deeper in Him and in prayer. We are actually made wiser when we pray, and are led by the spirit. God shows us things, gives is wisdom, and discretion.
    Hilda, I have a personal testimony and have walked thru some things that I never thought I would. My story is still unfolding, and I am still standing in the gap for people that I love who are backslidden in my family, and I have walked with them thru some very disheartening times as they have fought living for God. I want to assure you that God is going to minister to your son. I know he is. I think we need to talk in person, maybe pray over the phone, and see what can be done about connecting your son with some brothers in church to minister to him. I have some guys in my church that would be willing to call him and talk to him- give him someone to talk to, and let God use them to draw him away from the influences that the enemy is using to get him in trouble and lost.
    Let’s pray about that, and see how God leads you.
    There are guys in my church that have been right where his is, and have amazing testimonies and are working hard for God- totally turned around and helping others who are struggling in their youth.
    Jesus have your way Lord. Let your will be done in all of these things. In Jesus’ name. 🙂

    • Denise
      I am blessed and highly favored in the Lord, Amen!! You are the old woman in the movie:) I love hearing her pray at the end. I wrote that scripture and the Lord stirred up my spirit I was up until nearly midnight writing scriptures writing prayers about my children and when I got into my closet I felt the Holy Spirit as tears rolled down my face. I am in love with the presence of the Lord, yes I am and always have been. I believe you when you say God will minister to my son. I have no doubt about that. I may get down and out sometimes, but because I have known the Lord all of my life, one thing is for certain and that is I have faith that will move mountains, that believe the impossible because God said it and I believe it. I stand on His promises Amen. I know the tricks of the devil, honey yes I do, and I know exactly what I need to give up in order for God to what He is going to do. And I gave it up a few weeks ago. I mentioned that there was a little more to me being raped. Well, when I was 8, I was continuously molested by my great uncle who was disabled and in a wheel chair and could not speak properly. I never told anyone. And being honest I don’t know if I liked it or if I was scared. I started watching pornography when I was 7, and maybe this is why. Well, I grew up faster than I should have, Promiscuous from the age of 13 on up. Grown men, pedophiles over and over again. Then the rape by my Pastor, then being molested by women, I thought I liked women at one point. My mother was a drug addict, so when I turned 21, I went and moved in with her. She introduced me to her dealers and I slept with them too. I grew up without my daddy and had two older brothers who were drug dealers and gang bangers. I also had a twin brother and he died. So you see the sexual pattern. I used my body to get what I wanted. My mother always told me and my sister how pretty we were. I ran with it. Sex was my drug, among many others but the only one that has remained a constant. I started abusing my body through masturbation and I lured men sexually. Ive been celibate for three years, I did have one brief encounter with a beautiful man. But it was all me, I knew he had someone and I convinced him like the wicked woman in proverbs. God showed me and I finally gave in and surrendered that last lie to God. I wanted that monkey off my back. I am not proud of it, but I accept it, and know God has forgiven me for it . This is the way for me to fight for my children. 🙂 I’ve been redeemed, I’ve been MADE free:)
      I was going adopt some grandparents, I was looking online to see where and how I could. I would love to pray with you and I would love for some men from your church to talk to my son. I have to talk with my son first, I don’t want to scare him and push him into rebellion. He will do anything I ask of him, any suggestions, maybe starting out with a text. I text scriptures to my kids on most mornings, and I send out a prayer to them too, on most mornings. They know I like to write books when I text them:). I am blessed because they love me and they have forgiven all of my wrong doings. We talk about everything. My children are my best friends. I believe I have enclosed my email, so please email me.
      This morning I received a text message form someone I do not know that read “God Bless you to have better day, than yesterday” when I inquired as to who they were, no response. 5 o clock in the mornin God had someone thinking of me Hallelujah. How are things with you and your direction?? I already know God is working it out, you are obedient to His word and calling.
      ” Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, I will help thee, yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” Isaiah 41:10
      May this testimony be a blessing to those that need healing and renewed faith. GOD IS ABLE!!!

    • p.s. yes I have been baptized three times 🙂

    • Denise
      Well Praise the Lord!! I picked up my son tonight from one of his friends house and he introduced me to his girlfriend 🙂 this is the other thing I have to look forward to. My son growing up and moving on. She seems like a nice young lady. Of course having been the woman I was and the woman that I am now my concern is that she loves the Lord. After dropping her off, my so and I had a conversation. He told me that he will be moving out in a few weeks and that he doesn’t wanna drink any more no drugs and he is ready to fly right. HALLELUJAH IN THE NAME OF JESUS. He feels reassured about Friday. Tell me GOD aint awesome!!! I knew GOD would show up. I want to thank you for all of your encouraging words. You have played a significant part in this process. This is just the beginning. I am so overjoyed. My son still needs that encouragement. He has always been a good boy and a responsible young man. He takes responsibility for his actions. I gave him a cross to wear around his neck and told him that no matter where he goes or what he does GOD is always with him. Never forget to pray and give GOD the glory every morning when he opens is eyes. I also told him that he has to forgive the young man that is involved with the situation because it is scripture. I told him GOD is blessing him and in order for him to receive what GOD has in store he has to forgive. That other young man is lost. Well I a m going to go pray and praise the Lord some more and will continue to pray and ask that you continue to pray as well. I thank God for the relationship I have with my children, I thank God even more for the relationship they will have with Him.
      Thank you for listening, thank you for being there. May GOD bless you abundantly for your obedience, you really dont know how much it means to me that you have been right here with me. Thank you

  175. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Hello Hilda 🙂
    I wanted to respond earlier but am just getting a moment…
    I am going to refer to the next to the last post you wrote first…on Jan 27th…
    Reading all that you shared about the experiences you have been through since childhood… was heartbreaking.
    …Dont ever condemn yourself for your past or when you struggle with sins that are tied to your past.
    Yes, when we repent, we ask forgiveness from the Lord and then we turn away from the behavior…but when we slip up, the Lord knows why and where the struggle comes from for each of us.
    Anyone who is neglected, unprotected, exposed to pornography, hurt, abused, and more…. as a little tiny girl… during the developmental years when children should be coloring in coloring books, and learning the alphabet…innocent and secure, loved and protected…it is no surprise that she would struggle with confusion, emotional emptiness, insecurity, shame, fear… and so much more.
    My understanding Is that when a child is physically and / or sexually abused it totally intoduces them to experiences and feelings that are meant for a grown adult to process, not a child.
    Many people say that they felt guilty because they weren’t sure if they enjoed it some or were afraid… Just as you said…
    The truth is, naturally, people will experience the physical sensations that may seem pleasureable because it is a biological response…the confusion happens because the mental and emotional thoughts and feelings are guilt and shame and fear… So, the physical feelings and the mental/ emotional dont match up… there’s the confusion.
    How in the world can a child sort all of that out in their little mind?
    In addition, the child is recieving attention, which most of the time they need, because they are neglected in so many ways… They associate the abuse with attention… even though it is extremely negative and damaging attention.
    There is also a powerlessness that a child feels because they are too small to know what is really going on, and they are being manipulated and scared and lied to by adults.
    Many times women become promiscuious when they have been sexually abused because of the attention they recieve, or the feeling of power they feel- they think they are being desired and wanted, and they see it as a tool. They are now the one in control, not the adult abuser from their childhood…it’s mental, and a false sense of power. Women use sex to fill an emotional need, a lonely empty heart, needing to be lived, wanted, and needed… and men are
    mainly looking for physical encounter, with no emotion or love…
    Women convince themselves for a brief while being promiscuious, that they are
    in control, and the man wants what they have, which is a lie- the man is using them… Some women think they are the one that is using the man, and the man is gratifying them instead, physically.
    The truth is, that although a woman is gratified physically too, physical relations without the spiritual bond of love and true heart intimacy, is unfulfilling and empty for women AND men.
    If you have studied this subject in the Word, you see that God designed physical relations for a husband and wife, to keep reuniting their bond of marriage, and it’s amazing how holy marriages, God’s way, are clean, and they are not ashamed, and they are satisfied physically.
    People who become obsessed with the physical release of sexual stimulation, are focusing on the physical, and are never satisfied… and the endorphins go away… Just like you said… A drug.
    This is a spritual principal…
    When we sow to our flesh, we reap corruption.
    When we sow to our spirit- we have life.
    Just like earlier when I wrote to you about feeding the flesh, or feeding the spirit…
    it’s the same concept…
    Our flesh is NEVER satisied with sin.
    It isnt just a cliche, it is a biological fact…
    This is an addiction just like any other.
    This is very liberating Hilda..
    Consider this point….
    Anything we obsess over, think about, can’t stop doing, are addicted to… more than God… Is an idol.
    When we look at addiction in the true sense, like God sees it, it is sin… and we are actually making it a God. It is actually idolatry. We are simply allowing it to control us, instead of allowing God’s spirit to control us.
    There are so many people struggling with addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling… Etc. Alcoholic and drug rehabs and AA tell addicted people that it is a ” disease” and they will always have it… It’s NOT true. There is a lot of debate about whether to call it a disease or not… but addiction as a disease is being disproven. It is so sad that when people finally try to get help for additions, they are then told they have a lifelong disease and call them self an ” addict” for life.
    That is bondage.
    The Word says we can be DELIVERED.
    People need to know the truth!
    Many times people struggle with multiple addictions… Because addiction to anything is caused by a deeper need, and they use many things to satisfy it.
    Our spirit is hungry and thirsty for God.
    Jesus told the woman at the well that the water she was drawing out of the well, would cause her to thirst again… But he could give her LIVING water, and she would NEVER thirst again. He was referring to his spirit.
    If you have a chance read John 4.
    Jesus was with his deciples walking to a certain place, and he parted with them and went the long way by himself towards Samaria… He knew the woman was going to be at the well, and he went to minister to her. He KNEW that she was spiritually thirsty, and had been with many men in her life, and the man she was currently with was not her husband… This meeting at the well was a divine appointment for her. The Lord was on a mission to meet with her and heal her empty heart and soul.
    I have heard it preached that all of her life she had been trying to satisfy her thirst at a ” man well”.
    She was using her body and men to quench her thirst- and she was stll thirsty. Jesus loved her enough to go and search her out to heal her.
    It’s so amazing how he knows our need for Him- even when we dont.
    He loves too much to let us try to substitute him with the wrong things that wont work, and will just hurt us.
    Earlier, I wrote about the effects of confusion in a child when there is abuse…
    You had referred to confusion at one point about same gender attraction you went thru… it all goes back to confusion.
    When a child experiences the biological feelings of stimulation during abuse they are confused because they are experiencing them during a bad situation- they dont know how to process that- because it shouldnt be happening to them… Its the same with a same sex scenario. It is confusion.
    I said all of those things because I dont know if you have ever had anyone share a way of understanding these struggles in adulthood after childhood abuse, and it helps to know that repeated patterns that get a start very early in life, can be overcome and healed when there is clarity about how this is percieved by a child’s mind and affects how they develop their beliefs about themselves eventually as an adult. This can help you to understand yourself, and have compassion on yourself, and know that most people in the same situation that you were in as a child and young adult, would have struggled the same way. It’s human and the result of neglect.
    Thankfully, as you have shared so much, God has always been with you Hilda… And it is overwhelming to see how much joy you have and love you have for God.
    You are a good person. You have a good heart. Despite what the enemy has tried to do by putting out your little light… God has kept you.
    All of us have different stories, and testimonies… People need us!
    God is going to use you in His kingdom in a mighty way… You have been through the fire… And I believe you are going to come out as pure gold.
    Do not let the enemy have one more day if your life. He has had all he is goung to get. You have too much in your heart to give… And there are people out there who are suffering like you have, that you can minister to help to see clearly because of how God brought you out.
    God has begun a work in you and He WILL finish it.
    You keep yielding to him… And see how he blesses you.
    I am at church tonight, and am going to lift you and your children up in prayer and want you to know that you are on my heart… And GOD is in control.

  176. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    PS
    Have you read Joyce Meyer’s book
    Beauty for Ashes?
    Going into church now…
    Take care friend.

    • Denise
      Before I read your reply……….
      IT IS FINISHED!!!!!!!:) NO CHARGES!!! MY SON IS FREE!!!!! THANK YOU GOD THANK YOU JESUS!!! and we had a semi long talk, and my son is ready to build relationship with Jesus now. I allowed him to empty his heart and he remembered when he was 7 being baptized, he feels that the Lord doesn’t hear him but I explained to him that GOD doesn’t leave us, we leave him and there is nothin that he can do that God cannot and will not forgive. to be continued…..

  177. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    That’s wonderful Hilda!!!
    God is so good. He is full of grace. I am relieved for you and your son…
    I pray that the perfect people come into his life to mentor him and make the most of this opportunity that the Lord has opened up for him to make the most of his life, and starting by being renewed in the Lord. I rejoice with you 🙂
    Your prayer closet is working…
    🙂

    • Denise
      I am so eternally thankful grateful and blessed that God has sent you my way. No, Noone has ever shared with me, the psychological dynamics of child abuse. I am so thankful for your wisdom. This is the first time I have spilled the beans. I pray that someone else will benefit from what we have shared. I also thank you for your prayers, they mean so much. I prayed for you as well in my War Room and just as God moved for me and my son He will move for you too if not already. Last night I cuddled my son while he slept, it reminded me of the time i cuddled him while he was in the hospital. Today the tears that fell from his eyes was a cleansing of his soul, a weight was lifted. He confessed the things he is not proud of and felt God was not interested in him, that is what broke him down. I found myself telling him the words you wrote to me 🙂 all of us have fallen short of the glory of God, then 2 Chronicles 7:14. When we returned home I told him I wanted him to see something. I asked him to walk in my closet and i closed the door. He came out and verified that I had written his victory three days ago. I had been fasting for seven days. There were and are so many people praying for him. he is very open to fellowship over the phone with your friends. if you email me i will share his info.

      God bless you friend

  178. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    I will email you soon 🙂
    I have been going thru some battles myself while staying in contact with you here… Just trying to allow God to use me to encourage you while I’m keeping the faith for my prodigal who has been suffering… I was disciuraged myself and turned to this blog- maybe God allowed some troubles to me, just so we would cross paths and I could reach out and help you in your time of need…
    Thank you for your prayers toi- God has moved in my son in a powerful way since yesterday…. There was a break through yesterday.
    I am thankful that your son is still open to God to speak to him and work in his life. I know God is at work here- and he is going to bless you for seeking his face Hilda… He is faithful.

    • Denise
      I am very excited to hear the breakthrough!!!! I have been praying for you, you are on my prayer wall!! I believe that because you did not wallow in discouragement, you encouraged me so much GOD is faithful to His word. I am overjoyed. I look forward to your email. You have been such a great inspiration to me Denise, I can never thank you enough. My the peace of God be with you and your son(s). Until we meet again!!

  179. God is gud,god is life n god is everything in Jesus name we just have to put our faith in then everything will be OK…

  180. Ineed a prayer iam confuse ineed ajob .ifast n pray for 7day s.ihave 3 kids the father always complain when he must buy school staff or clothes for our kids he always told me why I don’t go n find ajob so that I can provide for our kids iam very desperate please ineed a prayer help a mother ineed who just what to provide for her 3 kids in Jesus name

    • EMILY
      You have fasted and prayed, now just have faith that God will answer your prayers. Keep reading the word daily, to renew your mind. Keep praying, thanking God for a breakthrough. He will show up. I am praying for you as well.
      Blessed are those who trust in the Lord. They are like trees planted along a riverbank with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green and they go right on producing righteous fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8

  181. I feel so lost and confused. I had been living a homosexual lifestyle and tried leaving it alone here and there. Currently, I am not practicing that lifestyle anymore looking to live as a heterosexual despite my feelings. Also, I tried stock investing and so far haven’t made a lick of money for the Lord. I was trying to fulfill the scriptures on Talents 10,5, and 1. Also, I did like one guy for 13 years and he was married then divorced and I didn’t know about it and now has a child from a woman different from his wife. I feel like maybe if I could have been there I could be his next wife since he had me believing I was the one that got away. Please pray for me to have some guidance and direction in life.

    • Britanya:
      We all make mistakes and the wonderful thing about the Lord is that He is ready to forgive us. 1 John 1:9 says ” If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. If you have read my posts above, I too was and am still going through things. I am in the War of my life. What I have mentioned, is making a War Room or space. A place for only you and God. In that space to I cry to the Lord and I cling to Him. Daily I read and study His Word, and write it upon the tablets of my heart. In my war room I write my prays on the wall and I put scriptures that pertain to my situation and I speak them aloud to GOD. GOD cannot lie and therefore will not send His word back void. I was also fasting from noon until 6pm every day for a week. This is how you get GOD to move, you have to stand on His promises and be firm and say it boldly. You will get results.

      Regarding the man, girl leave him alone. You mentioned that you are confused. God is not the author of confusion. His word is clear. Ask God for guidance. Isaiah 41:10 says Fear thou not for I am with thee, be not dismayed, I am thy God I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. I will be praying for you

      • Britanya:
        We all make mistakes and the wonderful thing about the Lord is that He is ready to forgive us. 1 John 1:9 says ” If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. If you have read my posts above, I too was and am still going through things. I am in the War of my life. What I have mentioned, is making a War Room or space. A place for only you and God. In that space to I cry to the Lord and I cling to Him. Daily I read and study His Word, and write it upon the tablets of my heart. In my war room I write my prays on the wall and I put scriptures that pertain to my situation and I speak them aloud to GOD. GOD cannot lie and therefore will not send His word back void. I was also fasting from noon until 6pm every day for a week. This is how you get GOD to move, you have to stand on His promises and be firm and say it boldly. You will get results.

        Regarding the man, girl leave him alone. You mentioned that you are confused. God is not the author of confusion. His word is clear. Ask God for guidance. Isaiah 41:10 says Fear thou not for I am with thee, be not dismayed, I am thy God I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. I will be praying for you
        Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, in all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct thy path.

  182. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Hi Hilda…
    You are such a vessel for God- I really believe God is using you to minister to others…
    The Word says that we are overcomers by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony.
    You are an overcomer…keep me on your prayer wall… I am fighting for my prodigal’s life right now… I will be in touch when I can…I need a miracle from the Lord.

    • Denise:
      OMG!!!! I HAVE MISSED YOU SOOOOO MUCH WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN????
      I had to re-read the message hoping is was not one I had read before!! I miss you, i’ve been waiting for you to email me. What do you need friend, how may I help you?? I pray for you every day. The Holy Spirit told me to check back on this sight, and here you are…. awaiting anxiously and patiently.
      Yours in Christ
      Hilda

    • I will be fighting with you. Just remember GOD has you in his fold and this battle is not yours it is the Lords. Keep praying, we can fast together??!!1 God says where two or three are joined He is in the midst!!
      Heavenly Father:
      I thank you and Praise you for another day, Glory be to God. Heavenly Father my friend, your child stands in the need of prayer. Father your word tells us ” to be strong and of a good courage, not to be afraid nor dismayed because you are with us” Hear my prayer O Lord, give ear unto my supplication: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee as a thirsty land. Hear me speedily O Lord, hide not thy face form me. Father God, Denise is in need of a miracle for her son. Lord, I know that you are able. You delivered my son heavenly Father and I know that you will do the same for Denise. Lord I don’t know the whole situation, but you do. Father I am in agreement with Denise regarding her son and I stand on your promises.
      Denise here is what thus says the Lord
      Ezekiel 34:11-13,16
      I even I will both search my sheep and seek them out. As a shepard seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep and will deliver them out of all the places where they have been scattered…… And I will bring them out of the people, and gather them from the countries and will bring them in their own land……… I will seek that which was lost and bring again that which was driven away and will bind up that which was broken, and strengthen that which was sick. Be comforted my friend. God hears you

  183. Maria pitts says:

    I need help I think God is showing me things .. If he is I don’t no how to go about it I would like help knowing this is him and not just my own understanding so how do I no it’s him how do I do this that I don’t no how to do

    • Maria
      Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.
      Normally, GOD confirms His Word through people. If God is showing you things, be still, be patient and wit for the confirmation from another. It may be a stranger, it may be someone that you know. When I say be still, I don’t mean to sit still and do nothing 🙂 I mean do not resort to your own thinking. While you are waiting pray for guidance and ask the Lord to reveal His will for you.
      Praying for you 🙂
      God is so wonderful, truly He is a GOD of timing. He always has been and He always will be. I am 46 years old and I have asked God to reveal my natural talents. As a little girl I recall, rather God brought back to remembrance of me wanting to hang a sign on my bedroom door that read ” Problem solver” that translates in my adult life as counselor. I have been an Academic counselor and a unofficial psychologist for years. And now, I find so much joy responding to other women and their experiences in life. Even more so on a Spiritual level because God is the foundation upon which we build, learn and grow. God is the universal language of the saints, something we all can comprehend and grasp. It is His wisdom that enables us to accomplish a task, or achieve a goal because it is His wisdom where the promises of abundance unfolds. I can do all things according to His riches in Jesus Christ. God will show you, in that I am confident 🙂

  184. Correction!
    I can do all things through Christ who give me strength

  185. Denise
    Today I was thinking about you and have been praying for you ever since I read your last post. You and your prodigal are on the wall. ( My wall is getting full! Praise the Lord). Today while I was working, I came across, well, the Lord had my eyes look to a passage that was about the Parable of the prodigal son. I smiled and knew it was for you somehow, so I want to share it with you.
    Through the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus gave us this same picture of our Heavenly Father’s attitude towards us. Luke:15-24. There, Jesus revealed the magnificence of grace. We see that the one sinned against, runs out to eagerly welcome back the one who sinned. The one who was wronged takes the initiative because of love, to restore the broken relationship, the one mistreated shows compassion to the one at fault.

    It is not our performance- not good deeds or even the correct apology that matters, it is our position in Christ. When God sees that we belong to His Son He forgives us…… Pathways to His Presence.

    I don’t know if this will help you, though I pray it gives you some new insight. If the issue arises with your prodigal’s belief in Jesus and the work He did on the cross, be comforted in knowing that the strongest belief comes from unbelief and it is okay to doubt because there is nothing God loves more than to show up and show out for His children. Be comforted in knowing that absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God no matter how much we try to run because God will seek us out. Remember how God purposefully hardened hearts to serve His purpose… He has not changes, but know that this too shall pass. What you are going through… has to be and it is not so much about your son as it is about you. Now more than ever cling to God, hold on because He has already gone before you, He will help you, He will uphold you and He will strengthen you with the righteousness of His mighty right hand. Be strong and of a good courage, do not be dismayed… GOD is……….
    with you

    Love,
    Your Sister in Christ 🙂

  186. Excellent article. Keep writing such kind of information on your site. Im really impressed by your blog.

    • Hi read this.,
      Thank you very much for the compliment I really appreciate your thoughts. I also appreciate GOD using me as an instrument of His will. A vessel. I relate to these dynamic women in every way. My story, my confession is above and I am so very thankful to have finally been able to release it to the world, my sisters in Christ in case someone else was going through the same thing. GOD sent me an Angel (Denise:)), whose words truly touch my soul and she has been such an inspiration to me while going through her own battles. I know that GOd will continue to touch each of the women that have the courage to reach out.
      I am reading Nehemiah 7-9, it speaks of the children of Israel and their re-establishing their covenant relationship with God. Understanding is emphasized in the 7th chapter as Ezra calls to order and prepares the children of Israel for the reading of GOD’s word. The children of Israel are a broken people, who, through their lack of understanding fell back into slavery, and began to worship idols and chase after other Gods, even though they were instructed not to. And so during this time of reconciliation, what is beautiful about this moment, is that all of the children of Israel, upon hearing, and upon a complete understanding through expounding on Gods word by the priests, the children of Israel were finally able to see, the error of their ways and together they cried out with a loud voice to God and were truly in repentance for what they had done to God. And God in all His mercy, grace, lovingkindness, longsuffering and righteousness, forgave them. Together they admitted their short comings and together they are made strong.

      I say all of that to say…
      We are the children of Israel. Together we are made strong. Together we praise GOD for all that He has done and continues to do. In our darkest hours we are made strong Spiritually, because it is in our darkest hours when we need to cling to God more than any other time. So, Praise be to God and His Son Jesus. Praise the Holy One of Israel, Blessed be the name of the Lord.

      Blessed are those whose trust is in the Lord…
      Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

  187. Kimberly says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I came across this looking for comforting words because my heart is heavy and I’m filled with confusion.
    Ive been studying the Word for the past two years, but i haven’t died to my old self yet and become a new person. I know it’s because I’m not coming to our Lord-Yahweh with a humble heart. Please pray for me to find humility in my ways and my relationship to our Father.

    • Kimberly,
      God Bless you for finding your way to Him. I certainly pray that you have found comfort in these posts. I know exactly what you are going through. It took me a very long time to finally surrender to God. By reading your words, it sounds like you already have answered your own concerns. It is very hard to try and do things of our own free will, because we are born in the flesh and have by birth a sinful nature. The devil will cause you to think that you will miss out on something “grand” if you commit to the Lord. If you have read my above posts, when I too cried out, you will see that I confessed it all. God says for us to be strong and of a good courage, not to be afraid nor dismayed because He is with us. Kimberly, God knows your struggle, He does, more than that He loves you so very much and wants you to become apart of His family. Jesus said “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28. Jesus is the bread of life, he that cometh to me shall never hunger and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 1 John1:9 says If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us from our sin, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Kimberly the moment you confess, your shortcomings to God, I am convinced that His light will shine bright for you.
      I will be praying for you my sister:)
      May the grace of God be with you

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      Hi ! There is nothing too difficult for GOD!;), if you want to share we are here to listen without judgement

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  189. Thank you and God Bless you darling …..

  190. My husband is dying of cancer and I am taking care of him in my home. My mother is an angel who has been helping me for 4 years raise my special needs daughter. Tonight I walked in on her hitting her in the head for not listening. I am heart broken and devastated. I told her to never hit my child again. She says that it has never happened before. How can I trust that she won’t hit her again? I have no other options for child care and I know that she loves her.

    • Jennifer:
      My heart goes out to you!! I know what it is like taking care of a loved one dying from cancer. I took care of my grandfather when he was dying of cancer. I miss him every day, but he has contributed to my strength in the Lord because he loved Paul. My grandfather was a Theologian AND i spent his final moments reading a passage from Paul. It was the hardest thing i think I have ever done but in it I found the strength of Jesus. When we are made weak He is strong in us. My prayers go out to you.

      Regarding your mother, I remember when my children became older how they would tell me how their grandmother abused each one of them while I was away working. Them being older, did not stop me from being fueled with anger when I learned about her treatment towards them. Forgive your mom. You mentioned that she has been with you for four years taking care of your special needs daughter. She could be going through a rough time herself. Taking care of a special needs child is not an easy task, perhaps your mom need some time for herself to re-group. Perhaps you can trade off, may be you need some time alone for yourself too. It would not be selfish on either part. The Spirit needs a revival!!!!… Do you believe your mother in that ” she has never hit your child before?” if so, then forgive her and pray for her.

      A prayer or two for you Jennifer 🙂 and your family
      For you, for wisdom and guidance:
      Father, in the Name of Jesus, I realize that as a believer, my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. My acknowledgment of His presence on a daily basis makes my faith in Him effectual. I believe that You, heavenly Father, are leading me and guiding me by the Holy Spirit through my spirit and illuminating my mind.
      As I yield to the Holy Spirit, I believe that my steps are ordered of the Lord. Committing and trusting myself wholly to His guidance, I expect Him to cause my thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and so shall my plans be established and succeed. I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. As I acknowledge Him, He directs me in paths of righteousness.

      I confess that as I become more God inside minded, I can more easily recognize the inward witness of the Holy Spirit. I hear the voice of the Good Shepherd, and a stranger’s voice I will not follow. I am aware that my spirit is the candle of the Lord.

      I meditate in the Word day and night, not letting it depart from my mouth. I test my inward witness with the Word, for the Spirit and the Word agree. I am quick to act on the Word, as well as the prompting of my spirit. I am not a hearer only, but a doer. Therefore, I am blessed in all my deeds.

      Amen.

      For your mom:
      Dear God, please help Jennifer to forgive her mom for hurting Jennifer’s daughter and Jennifer’s feelings. Help Jennifer to see the greatness in her mom and to love her the way that You do. Help Jennifer to relinquish the anger that she may be experiencing so that she can walk in the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Help Jennifer to heal from this incident and to release any bitterness that she may be harboring. Please give Jennifer guidance in this situation, Holy Spirit, so that she can approach it in the way that is most pleasing to You. Help Jennifer, God to do Your will. Thank You, and in Jesus’ mighty name, I pray. Amen

      Jennifer be strong and of a good courage do not be afraid nor dismayed, for GOD IS WITH YOU. He loves you and He hears your heart and He sees your tears.

      May the grace of God be with you my sister!! and Our Lord Jesus Christ

  191. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Hello Hilda…
    I’m sorry I have been ” off the radar” for awhile. I have been overwhelmed with concern and my son has been in a crisis situation.
    Thank you so much for standing in the gap for us in prayer… God has come thru and has worked miricles.
    My son is doing better, and God has made me strong and held me up as I have been going thru a time where fear could have taken over me.
    The Lord gave me a word in prayer as I have been trusting in his guidance thru prayer, and needing him to show me what to do, or what not to do concerning my son…
    The word that I felt God speaking to me thru this whole traumatic ordeal was…
    ” Pray…. and get out of the way”.
    I have prayed, and then rested in God, and leaned on him. No matter how fearful for my son’s well being, God blicked me from getting overly involved. God has been showing me that he has my son in his hands, and that I need to stand back and let God work on him. I can not rescue him. This has become a point in my son’s life that he needs to surrender his will to God, and seek God out for himself in his time of distress.
    If I provide comfort for my son at this time, he will look to me, instead of God.
    I am always keeping a watchful and prayerful eye on him, but he needs to make a real decision that he is going to change… And that will happen when God changes his heart.
    I read over the last few messages here- thank you for keeping me in your prayers- I have felt the prayers… Believe me.
    Also, you are really allowing God to use you as his instrument to encourage others who are writing in…
    God will bless you for opening your heart to others, and responding to them. We will never know the difference we make when we show compassion and listen and offer our best guidance that we know how, to help someone who needs to hear an encouraging word.

  192. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    (Typo correction in the fourth paragraph…God blocked me)

    • Denise
      I am so happy to hear from you. I am even more overjoyed that God has come through for you. I knew He would. PRAISE GOD FOR THE VICTORY!!!!
      As parents, we love our children so much and want to try to save them from everything we possibly can, but if we do that we will exhaust ourselves and not allow GOD to do what He said He will do. When my So moved out it was so devastating, when my baby girl decided that she was no longer going to follow Christ and instead chase after another belief, I cried. I felt so abandoned. But through those moments the Holy Spirit guided me to the scriptures I gave to you regarding God seeking His lost sheep. It’s on the wall!! God also allowed me to see that this is a time where I need to focus on Him and get myself right with Him so that He can take me to the next level. My oldest daughter lives next door and I have my grandbaby also, so, this is also the time for she and I to get closer. This battle is Gods Denise and we cannot allow the enemy to destroy our relationship with God. We know that he will use the very things and people we hold dear to our hearts to try and make us stumble. I read something today that really hit home and I want God to lead me in scripture on this…. ” Living on the Seventh Day” this is the day of Gods rest, the day He created Adam. Adam lived without a care in the world because He knew God had it all taken care of.
      We must learn to rest in God and live on the seventh day knowing that God has it all taken care of..
      I love you my sister!
      Be encouraged! Blessed is the man whose trust is in the Lord. He is like a tree planted along the riverbank…. don’t stop meditating on Gods promises
      May the Peace of God be with you
      In Jesus Name
      Amen

  193. To all my Sisters in Christ on this page, past, current and future
    You may be going through some things
    perhaps you are struggling with drugs and alcohol
    maybe you are a sex addict including masturbation and/or pornography
    maybe you are a slave to your job, material things and money
    maybe you are struggling with unemployment
    maybe you are struggling with doubt over where your next meal is going to come from or how your bills are going to be paid
    maybe you are a single parent and you are at your wits end on how to raise your children
    maybe you have a child that is not a believer or who may have believed at one time but has gone astray
    maybe you are struggling with your own beliefs
    maybe you are on the verge of suicide
    maybe you or a loved one is fighting illness
    maybe you are struggling with lonliness
    My sister!! honey!! loved one THIS IS ESPECIALLY FOR YOU!!!
    No weapon formed against you will prosper!! help is just a prayer away, surrendering is just a prayer away. Let yourself rest in Gods peace. give yourself to Him, confess to God and tell Him what is on your heart. Let your soul open up and do not be afraid or ashamed. God is waiting to help you. It is not His desire that you should suffer, it is not His desire that you should experience famine or be plagued with illness. He loves you, He loves you, He loves you, He loves you……. Let Him wrap His arms around you and hold you. He is waiting for you. You are forgiven, you are saved by grace, you are redeemed by grace and faith, you are loved beyond measure. Psalms 91 says
    (TLB)

    1 We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods.

    2 This I declare, that he alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him. 3 For he rescues you from every trap and protects you from the fatal plague. 4 He will shield you with his wings! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armor. 5 Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark anymore, nor fear the dangers of the day; 6 nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning.[a]

    7 Though a thousand fall at my side, though ten thousand are dying around me, the evil will not touch me. 8 I will see how the wicked are punished, but I will not share it. 9 For Jehovah is my refuge! I choose the God above all gods to shelter me. 10 How then can evil overtake me or any plague come near? 11 For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go. 12 They will steady you with their hands to keep you from stumbling against the rocks on the trail. 13 You can safely meet a lion or step on poisonous snakes, yes, even trample them beneath your feet!

    14 For the Lord says, “Because he loves me, I will rescue him; I will make him great because he trusts in my name. 15 When he calls on me, I will answer; I will be with him in trouble and rescue him and honor him. 16 I will satisfy him with a full life[b] and give him my salvation.”

    All of the “maybes” I have listed…… all those things are things that have held me captive once upon a time. I was in bondage my sisters but I am not anymore. I know that if the Lord can deliver me he will deliver you also. I was so full of pride thinking I could do it on my own. I did not quite understand that Jesus did it all on the cross for me. He loves me that much. Noone has ever loved me this much so it was hard for me to accept His love for a long time. But one day, enough was enough, I was at the end of my road and I fell on my knees, I created a prayer room and I cried out to GOD and His Son Jesus and I found comfort in support from my sister on this page and I am a new creature. I have to tell you, you are loved.
    In Jesus Name
    I am praying for you

  194. I am asking for God’s direction to pursue a career as a medical doctor. But my circumstances are not very feasible at this time. But the dream to become a medical doctor is not leaving my mind, even after asking God to take it away from my mind if it is not His will. So please pray for God’s guidance to show me the path I need to take.

    • Hi Sheena
      Being a Doctor is one of the greatest careers to have. You mentioned that your dream is in your mind…. but… is it in your heart?? It is your dream, a divine calling perhaps. You have a gift to share with the world. A gift of healing…Trust GOD Sheena… Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6
      I will be praying for you Sheena
      Yours in Christ
      Hilda

    • Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

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  196. Hilda D Avery says:

    Yes Lord it’s me again!
    Here we are again Lord, that old familiar place. This time I’m not worried, this time I am not scared,This time I know a little more than I did a few short months ago. This time I am standing g on your promises, on your Word, on your truth. This time I looked towards the hills from whence cometh my help. You are my Rock my refugee my stronghold my wheel in the middle of the wheel you are my great reward you alone GOD are my source.

  197. I really need a sign from God that he is with me. Me and my significant other just ended our relationship. Unfortunately, it was against my will. After being completely in love with someone and hearing that they don’t know if they want you anymore is absolutely crushing. I’ve never felt anything like it, and didn’t know such sadness was real. I had thoughts of whether it was worth it or not to go on but I know that God has such a huge plan for me. Last week, my grandmother who was like a mother to me passed away after a long bout with dementia/ Alzheimer’s. It’s extremely hard because she was such a strong support for me, and the life was sucked right out from her with little brain activity. Furthermore, I am going through a career change, bringing a significant amount of stress and doubt upon me. Before my life took this unfortunate turn, I placed God on the back burner. I have been praying nonstop for the last two months that God take away the depression that I have. I feel lonely. All I can think about is how happy I was when I was with my love and my family was healthy. I am begging for some type of sign from God that there are better days ahead, and that I am on the right path. I pray that I stay close to him no matter what is going on. I’m feeling scared, sad, lonely. I would greatly appreciate your prayers.

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Taylor,
      I empathize with you in your situation. Rest assure you are not alone. GOD says that He will never leave nor forsake us. Understand that we are the ones who leave God. You confessed that you placed GOD on the back burner of your life. You are not the first one to put GOD on the back burner. We’ve all done it, not knowing any better. GOD allows us to go through the fire in preparation for where He wants us to be. Right now you feel hopeless but all is not lost. Now is the time to renew your walk with Christ. I am praying for you Taylor. Stand on the promises of GOD write them down and place them in a special place and read them every day as much as you can. It’s God’s word that makes us stronger as we renew our minds daily. GOD is our Rock our Fortress our Redeemed our Refuge our Great Reward. He upholds you by the power of His Eight Hand. Read Matthew 11:28

      GOD Be with you Taylor
      Your sister in Christ

      • Hilda D Avery says:

        Taylor
        Here are some scriptures for you…..
        Psalms 9:9-10, 107:13-16
        Isaiah 41:10, 54:10
        2 Corinthians1:2-4

    • broken heart says:

      i know that particular hurt very well. I cant say its not going to last a lifetime but you will begin to own it with gods help vs it owning you. mental pain is so much worse than physical pain. i cant believe that gods plan for me is suffering and sorrow and loss, and i dont think it is for you either. I dont know you but i will pray for you, it helps my broken heart that refuses to heal.

  198. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Hello Hilda… How are you? God has really honored your prayers on your prayer wall… And you sure have sown compassion into so many people on this website, and ministered to them in their time of need… I believe a harvest is coming to you in your time of need.
    Get ready.

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Denise
      I am well my friend. How nice it is to hear from you. How are you??… GOD is truly amazing and is doing wonderful things on my life all the time:-) . It is such a BLESSING to be able to be filled with the Holy Spirit and carry out God’s work. This website has and is truly a blessing. My son has to return to court. The DA decided to bring charges against my son, but you know Denise.. this time I am not worried this time I am at peace this time I know that God has it all in his hands as he did before but this time I stand on his promises and that is what has made me stronger from January until now. I’m in Church, I attend bible study we are reading “crazy love” by Francis Chan if you havnt read it, it’s a must read. My email is 2tu.Avery@Gmail.com
      I love you my friend may the peace of GOD Be with you.

  199. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Hilda,
    You definately have a calm assurance this time that you didn’t have before…
    You are stronger now from leaning on the Lord more these months.
    You are trusting the Lord and he has given you peace.
    Since you have prayed for your son, and he is being charged anyway, my thoughts are that God is allowing it to happen.
    God may feel that this is how he will answer your prayers for your son, for a real change to come in his life, or to teach him and mold him. Keep thanking the Lord for what he is doing even When it may not be what you want… God is at work and he knows what has to be done to do a complete work in your son.
    I have just recently gotten a little breather from the very hard situation that I have been going thru with my son. It affected me so much, exhausting me with little sleep and fear for his health.
    When I have a little peace, I try to remember to check back on here to see how you are doing and stay in touch.
    I just scrolled back last night to check your rmail address… Thanks for resending it. I am so happy to know that you are involved in church and staying connected and growing. That is why you are standing strong this time… Remeber when you first wrote, you were isolated and had no spiritual support. Now you do, and your prayer wall is working… God is doing this his way.
    Love you too!

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Denise
      I do remember!! Yes in just a few months GOD has performed miracles!!!
      I am so happy to hear that you, my friend have received blessings. I knew GOD would show up for you:-)
      Reading your posts gives me such a peace that I can only describe as communing with the Holy Spirit
      Denise, I’m moving to my next level in Christ……A Pastor!!!! For broken women and young women!!
      God has blessed me with my soul mate, someone I’ve known for 25 years and he supports me 100% GOD is faithful. I didn’t see this coming..
      Remain faithful to GOD, draw near to Him and He will draw near to you
      I’m so happy beyond words…..
      Stay focused GOD will bless you.
      I am always praying for you my sister! I pray for the day that we meet face to face!!
      You share in my joy my happiness because GOD brought you to me
      I can never say thank you enough my friend
      I love you!
      May the peace of GOD Be with you and your family

  200. I need u Lord, please pray for i am going through a rough time, i trust the Lord in Jesus name Amen

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Sane
      I hello my sister!!
      I know exactly how you feel!! I was a single parent raising three children on my own. I felt like I had nowhere to go. I was lost and I felt hopeless. Know that GOD loves you. This is the time for you to surrender to GOD. Be still and know that HE is GOD. Jeremiah 29:11 reassures us that GOD knows what we need. Sometimes we have to wait. This is the perfect time to get into the Word and let Him guide you.
      Here are some scriptures that will help you. I am praying for you and I am confident GOD will show up. Be blessed Sane, pain endurerh for a night but joy cometh in the morning.

      Psalms 33:20
      Matthew 11:28
      Psalms 27:14
      James 4:8

  201. Have u ever been lost and felt like nothing is going ur way,God my life is like that right now, i have pray for the Lord to show me the right direction however it feel like my prayers just go no where, i know Lord that i am where i am bcz of my sins, i am a single parent of a 10 month old, after getting pregnant to a man who abandon us i lost my job that i love and now m jobless i dnt knw wat to do, yes i am trying to apply for other jobs bt they z no luck….. I need to support my child bt with what i have bills to pay every month and its so hard i really dnt knw where to cry for help i believe the only one who can help me is God, please help me seek his mercy and forgiveness in Jesus name Amen

  202. Lord I feel so lost . I don’t know what to do anymore . When things went wrong ,I started looking back to understand why . I always thought I was an OK person . But today I feel that I was always bad and that is why God is not filling my life with happiness as He is with my friend .
    My only daughter has left me and the country . I always tried my best for her . But she never wanted to share my life. I don’t know why . I was always tired . Only later I found out I was deficient in some nutrients that left me weak . Till then I couldn’t do a lot . Is that why she left ? She is 26 and unmarried . in our community girls are married by now . Our people will not understand or accept her being alone . So whatever she achieves , whenever she comes here , she will be looked at strangely. That will make her keep away . How will she find a mate so far away . ? If she finds someone from another country , our people will look at him also strangely . That will keep him away ….So all doors are being closed for her return . Why is. God taking away my only daughter ? I cannot leave my country . My aged parents need me . My husband’s work is here . Lord what do I do ? . I have no sisters . I don’t want to upset my parents or husband . I have no one to talk to .

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Mary
      Peace and blessings from the GOD our Father and Lord Jesus Christ!

      Nothing in life is more painful for a parent than when a child leaves his it her parent. I know how you feel in that regard. It sounds like you need answers from your daughter as to why she left not just you but her country. Perhaps your daughter is determined to make her own way. But all is not lost. GOD is still GOD and He is the same yesterday today and forever. He never changes. I encourage you to take an inventory of the choices that you have made. Perhaps GOD is requesting your attention. GOD is the God of the mountain and He is GOD in the valley…GOD desires a life of prosperity for you. His thoughts are not of evil towards His children, those who love obey and believe in HIM. Get in the Word and stand on the promises fast and pray. Finally be still and Know that He alone is GOD.
      I will be praying for you my sister.
      May the peace of GOD Be with you

  203. It is not for me I fear . I am so afraid for my daughter . She is do alone in an alien country . How will she find a soulmate among foreigners ? She is still so much part of our place . So how will she ever live with someone of a totally different culture ? I am so sad at the thought she will be all alone all her life . Now she is starting her career . She thinks she has all the time in her life . She dies not think she can find anyone there . She thinks she can live all alone her while life . I can see her after a few years , wanting to get married . By then all the boys in our community will be married . Now itself all the good ones are …What will she do ….
    I have seen so many girls go like her and then in their 30 s long to get married and have a family but unable to find a spouse

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Mary
      Pray for your daughter, trust her to Him. Trust GOD to follow through. This is where your faith is being tested. Be strong and of good courage because GOD IS WITH YOU. 🙂

  204. Jean Isaac says:

    My life has been out of order for a couple of months. I feel that God has left me. I I’m struggling in every aspect my life. I don’t understand why my life has fallen apart. I’m about to lose everything I feel as if I am in a world wind and no place to go and does not know when I’m going to get off I pray it’s all forgotten I asked him to show me what it is that he wants me to do or if I’m doing anything wrong in my life. After reading the passage that was posted I feel that that was something that needed to be shared with me. Had just became so overwhelmed with my life at night just to being in situations where there are out of control. It appears that negative situation continues to come and the harder I try the more I feel like I’m not going forward. My sister that I talk to stated to me Nick individuals are supposed to have trials and tribulations with in their life light. She also stated Tumi that everything is going to be ok. And to be honest I really don’t understand. But I can honestly say that I know that God is trying to get my attention and that he want me to lean to lean on him. I want to ask if you can just pray for me so that I may know where God is leading me and that I can build that relation with him and staying what it is to be in Christ

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Jean
      I will stand in prayer for you! Remember GOD never leaves us. His word says that He will never leave nor forsake us. Create a prayer closet or space where only you and GOD can be alone. Search scripture for the answers you need. GOD will answer you. Believe me!! If you’ve read my story above from January you will see where I came from and the wonderful woman/Angel GOD sent to me. Don’t give up on GOD. He loves you. It requires work and commitment but it is worth it. Just as Jesus had to endure so do we. Jesus stood on the Word he is the Word. Praise GOD.
      I will pray for you.
      Peace and love my sister

  205. Kristin says:

    IJean, don’t give up on your prayers..Imwill pray for you also! feel I need gods guidance with my marriage. I’ve been struggling with my husbands Internet porn addiction for years and I’ve lost my way! I’ve come to you for support and guidance how to handle this sadness and loneliness and fear inside. I know God will show me the way it takes patience and prayer. if anyone has a prayer for me thank you!

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Hi Kristin
      My sister, I will pray for you in the name of Jesus. Have you talked to your husband and let him know how his internet poem makes you feel? Has he told you why he does it? Kristin the struggle is over when you surrender yourself to the Lord! When you focus completely on GOD and you and take your focus off your husbands pornography. With your mouth you have to confess, and get serious with GOD if you want your life to change. I don’t know if you have read my story back in January. I struggled with sex addiction, I had to surrender. It’s all up to you Kristin to trust in GOD start building your relationship with GOD,.fall on love with GOD, commit his word to memory and He will show up!
      My prayers are with you Kristin. I know God is able. Here are some scriptures to get you started.:-)
      Proverbs 3:5-6
      Psalms 51:1-4
      Isaiah 41:10
      May the Peace of GOD be with you

  206. I have somewhat of a serious question that I am hoping someone may be able to answer. First a little background of my life. I was born and raised in a christian family. I went to a christian school most of my life and accepted Christ as a young child. I have always struggled with the concept and certain aspects of my belief to lead me to question many things. First and foremost the changes made by the Catholic church to introduce the Trinity as well as the idea of the Rapture which was invented inserted into the Bible and spread throughout. I find no Biblical evidence the rapture will ever happen, that we also believe in a Triune God when the Bible says many times that Jesus is not God and there is only 1 God and then the contradictions. I have also believed well maybe it is possible I accepted Christ in my life at such a young age that I didn’t fully understand the commitment I was making, but I still remember the feeling and I just went up and accepted Christ. This was not forced upon me by anyone I made the choice, but is it possible because I was 5 that I am really not saved? Would it be even possible to leave the faith if I was born again? I have been studying religion and after years of studying We could have only came from 1 God and that God is one of four possible outcomes 1. We do not know who God is. 2. Christian God Elohim 3. Muslim God Allah or 4. Jewish God Jeshua. I find flaws in all 3 of the major religions as if they each got a piece of the truth and there all right and wrong. I feel very conflicted at times although I still pray to God and still feel His love I also feel confused as I have seeked Him, studied and asked he would reveal the ultimate truth to me and that I would commit my life. I just want to know what the truth is I feel I have searched and tried to find it and it says All who seek me will find me, yet I feel like I haven’t. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Hey Mike
      I have been where you are:-) in fact my daughter is where you are now. I have another daughter who stoped believing altogether. My son had his doubts. The one things th ey know for sure is that that their momma ( me) believes. When we commit to GOD at a young age, it’s true, we have no idea on what we are saying, especially if our parensts are not reading and explaining the bible to us the way the God commands. GOD is very clear and HE does not change. Gods ultimate plan is to be in and have a loving relationship with his creation. All He asks is for obedience. GOD loves the family and believes in fellowship hence Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three separate individuals each with a distinct ft purpose and yet they are all one because of their mind. They think alike they are always in agreement. When GOD created Adam, he brought Eve from him ” the two became one” because they, like the triune GOD, we’re to be in one accord on their thinking. You could address them individually but you don’t see one without the other Until Eve was tempted and broke the relationship. What makes GOD Jesus and the Holy Spirit one is that they all work together in harmony at all times. Jesus always said ” if you have seen me you’ve seen my father. I and my Father are one”. In regards to the Rapture. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ” For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of GOD, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 17- then we which are alive and remain shall be “caught up” together with Him in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Now the bible does not use the term ” rapture” instead it uses the term “caught up”. GOD says in Isaiah 43:11 “I even I am the Lord and beside me there is no Savior, 45:21………and there is no GOD else besides me; a just GOD and a Savior there is none beside me. GOD is very clear. Don’t lose faith Mike!!! Hang in there these are the last days, hold true to GOD in the name of Jesus. Our lives are living testimonies. GOD is so good He is our Rock, refuge, fortress, redeemed, delivered, He is our Father who loves us. We are His children.
      Peace be with you my brother:-)

  207. I found this tonight as I was feeling pretty hopeless, angry, frustrated, etc. I feel weird talking about my problems because I guess I should count myself fortunate, since there are always people who are in far worse situations. That being said, I’m not dealing with anyone else’s life but my own, and I thought I’d try talking on here since I can. I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing at all in this world. The only thing I seem to be good at is royally screwing up any and everything I can. The older I get, the worse it gets too. It’s as if I’m completely oblivious when it’s so obvious to everyone else around me. I feel like I was cursed from birth, and like I deserve to be miserable and live in what I feel is like hell. Now I must say that some things I had no control over, certain circumstances I was forced to deal with, that still traumatize me today, but a lot of things I have brought upon myself. And it’s not like I’m going around trying to be the worst person I can (although it may seem that way,) I believe that to a certain point my intentions are pretty good. I just have a knack for making the worst decisions. And lately, I feel like the universe, or God, or whatever is trying to let me know, that I’m just screwed, maybe not in a bully kind of way, but maybe like, “hey, crap happens, and you just happen to be crap. Sorry.” Without going into too much detail, there are physical things about my body, that just suck. And I try to do my best with what I have, to fix or change things, but it’s like a big joke on me. It can really make me feel super awful on such a deep level, that I don’t know what to do anymore. I think about all the times in my life that friends or people around me would make comments about how they don’t know how I’ve made it this far in life, because most people would have killed themselves, or be locked up, and basically they like me and care about me and feel sorry for me at times, but they’re glad it’s me and not them. Maybe if we were animals, like dogs or even gorillas or something, I would have a better chance at life. But since we are humans, and we think, feel, express, etc, I’m just like why am I here. What is my purpose? I’ve tried suicide countless times, and for some reason, I’m still here. What wouldve normally killed someone, didn’t to me. So I feel stuck here, in hell, suffering everyday. I know about the whole life is suffering and attachment thing, and those are some of the most real words I’ve ever read. Before I finish, I want to explain how I came to google what I did to find this here post. I was born Catholic, and raised that way for years. I hated church and stuff as a kid, because honestly what human child wants to be forced to put on “nice” clothes once a week and sit in uncomfortable pews and listen to old people talk about God knows what, with weird smells and creepy pictures of a guy being beaten and tortured to death on the walls, and basically everyone was creepy at church, and you have to sit up even though you’re so bored you’re falling asleep, so you’re parents can look like they’re being good Christian parents? Not me I hated it so much. It wasn’t until around 12 or so, being forced to live in a super abusive environment under a strict and militant attitude and approach to religion, and of the complete opposite of Catholicism, that I started actually reading and praying and believing. Out of fear I started to develop a relationship with God, who now apparently hated Catholics and was going to send them all to hell. I would hold on to my relationship well after I left that horrible place I was forced to be in until I was about 25 or so. I just couldn’t keep pretending anymore. Especially when I’ve seen how people abuse and subjugate using the bible, yeah I get it. There’s power in the word! But anyway, some things I’ve done since a child, like blaming God for accidents, or thanking God for cool stuff that happens, because I guess the whole brain washing thing really has a lasting effect. So lately when I’ve been frustrated, I find myself coming to a point where I’m remembering stories from the bible, or certain verses or lessons, and I began to rethink the whole prayer aspect of it all. I’ve gotten to the point where I feel like I’m at rock bottom in my life. No way out, completely and utterly doomed and hopeless. I don’t care about anyone or myself at this point to justify sticking around any longer. This world sucks, I feel like I’ve never fit in my whole life, I mean this body is an earthly body and while it functions I could do without it because so far it’s just been a vessel for me to mess my life up in, and I am just absolutely miserable no matter how much positive thinking I do or trying to manifest what I want. The reality is that the world is being gentrified, and if you’re not rich, or have a decent upbringing to have the mental capacity to move with the ebbs and flows of the tides of change, and have as minimal as possible of physical flaws, then you’re going to be wiped out. It’s like the world is becoming one big perfect Instagram post, and not everyone fits in the picture. Debt is real and soul crushing, especially when it comes from trying to better yourself by going to school. Basically I feel like I don’t belong, but for some reason I’m still here. So back to why I’m posting this, I started praying again. No matter what I think I think it know, because I don’t know what else to do. I always ask God to show me the way I’m supposed to go, because I’ve tried my way and it’s gotten me nowhere but miserable and rock bottom. I found this post because I’m sick of feeling the way I do, and I’m obviously looking for some kind of comfort amidst my suffering. I feel like I’m running on e, thriving on fumes already spent. As I said before suicide hasn’t worked, so I’ve got to try something else. I don’t know if any of this has made any sense, and I don’t really know why I’m writing this. I’m not drunk or on drugs, I’m just seriously upset, frustrated, miserable, scared, and I’m sick of it. I’m just writing to a bunch of strangers who may or may not even read the nonsense I’ve just spent the last hour typing on my smartphone. Maybe I just needed to get some things out. Anyway, I hope you all find what you’re looking for. I love you all.

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Hi. Dave!
      Your story malrse cry and laugh, not at you but at some of the things you were saying,.because I too have been where you are. First things first! I am really happy that you still believe in GOD. Secondly your perception of yourself is not how GOD see you. You are wonderfully made by the Almighty God who knows you by ever strand of hair on your head. Sounds like you need to do something different. Change scenery if you can. Not necessarily a move but a movement in your life. Begin by completely surrendering. I know that I’ve said this in previous posts and the reason is, is because I know it works. I’m not sure if read my story but I too was going through something. Change your focus and let it be just you and GOD. Most people when they pray and except the Lord, what they fail to ask for is for the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives because it is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can serve and. p.plete our mission here on earth for GOD. You can pray and a few things will happen. But get on fire for God!!!! And asked to be filled with the Holy Spirit and watch the transformation. Jesus left us a comforter to dwell within us! Ignite Him, Hes ready to illuminate your eyes with wondrous things out of God’s law Psalms 119:17 Get on fire for God Dave Thats what GOD wants. Ask Him for direction again when you ask for the Holy Spirit and feel the difference.
      I’m praying for you Dave! I know you can do it! Everything about you will Change. Believe Dave! I’m with you. I’m praying for you I know God is able. Isaiah 55:11 stand on it!!!!!
      May the power of the Holy Spirit be with you
      Peace my brother!

  208. I am so confused. I don’t know what to do . I just to be real for by God. I need with how to pray and if there is a really get way to pray. Should always get on my knees and how often should I read the bible. I’m scared and confused and it has led me to a physical disorder plz help me

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Dora!
      Blessings to you…. I understand that you are hurt and confused. We all get that way from time to time:-). You are never alone because GOD is always there for you. The perfect prayer is one that comes from your heart. Talk to God and let Him know what’s on your mind. Prayer is: Having a conversation with GOD,.quoting scripture , commuting scripture to memory and saying it over and over again. How often should you pray? As often as you feel like you want to. Prayers can be short and simple “Thank you Father for another day”.or long. Pray the Lord’s prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13 you can also read Matthew 6:5-13.
      My Prayers are with you Dora

  209. Not sure of my next step . House has been foreclosed on ! Time is running out to leave and no suitable place to go !!
    I try not to worry and yet I do. God is going to work it out I know !! Psalms 46:10 is the verse God keeps sending me . Be Still and Know that I am God. (The bank said today-what about 2 weeks ? June 28th.) Please pray that God will make it clear where and when I am to leave-Thanks

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Tim
      You already know the answer. 🙂 I am standing in agreement with you, zI know that even as I type this GOD already worked it out Praise Him!!!! Believe in GOD for the promise of hope and a future.
      In Jesus name!

      • Hilda, Thanks for the encouragement ! We have till July 15th 2016 now. I have made the steps to have the movers come on the 14h of July. We still do not know the place we are to move. All utilities are scheduled to be disconnected by the 18th. (Phone, TV, etc) Everyone is asking me where are you going. I tell them I am just going to follow the truck- LOL !!! Seriously , I am claiming Isaiah 41:10 For God’s help. Will let you know how this turns out. Please continue to pray that we will be packed in time. So much to do in this short time to be ready. The bank is giving me cash for the keys to avoid an eviction process. So glad for this. God is so good !!!

  210. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    To Mike…
    You have some very good questions, and you are obviously hungry for truth. There are so many man made religeons and beliefs that confuse and distort the Word of God and keep people powerless because they dont know who God is. In order to know God, we need to know his Word. He IS truth, and his Word is true. Pray for understanding of the scriptures because God will open up your understanding and show you truth.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MQq7c5l3IUQ

  211. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Dear Dave,
    It breaks my heart to read your post, because you are obviously hurting.
    You have opened up and poured your heart out, and that is because you really do want a better life obviously.
    I want to say to you what I would say to myself, or a best friend, or family member…from the heart…nothing I say here is casual or a cliche… It is meant truthfully and with a caring heart- so I hope you take this in.
    When we focus on what we do not have, or our inadequesies, we can go on forever. Somehow, we have the ability to see everything that we lack and ways we dont measure up, fit in, have been at a disadvantage in life, suffered unfairly since birth… Etc etc….
    Believe me when I tell you, your situation is all that you can see and feel because you are the one living it, so it is your reality…
    So, here’s the deal.
    There are some things in life we can not change. We can allow ourselves to become hopelessly depressed, obsess over the unfairness of it all, and become Eyore from (Winnie The Pooh)…and stay down for the remainder of our life… Our feelings are very real, and we feel like “I have a “right to feel this way… after all, look at what I am suffering with!”
    That may be true. I have felt that way as well. But, at some point, if we really want things to change for us, we have no choice but to change our focus, and our perspective.
    Here’s how.
    I am not oversimplifying,or taking your situation lightly, I am telling you the TRUTH.
    You get ONE LIFE.
    THAT’S IT.
    Start writing down all the ways you feel your life is unfair if you want to and get it all out on paper…
    BUT… then…
    You need to write down EVERYTHING you can think of that is at all GOOD in your life, and what you can be THANKFUL FOR.
    when we complain, even if we dont mean to, we are offending the Lord. We need to try to thank Him for EVERYTHING, good AND bad… Why?
    because he is a good God… and he has a way of using our handicaps and our weaknesses to actually make us stronger and better people.
    If you think about it, you can probably find MANY people who are dealing with worse physical problems that you probably wouldnt want to trade places with if you could…
    Here is an example of a prayer that I pray…
    Lord… I love you. Thank you for your goodness and mercy. Thank you for this day Lord. Thank you for your blessings. Lord, I worship you… because you are God… and you are worthy to be praised…
    Lord… Thank you for the things that you are doing in my life behind the scenes that I dont even see you are doing… I trust you Lord. I know you care about me, and want good things for my life… Your Word says so, so I trust your Word. Help me not to depend on my own ability and strngth only, but to rely on you, as YOU give me the strength Lord.
    You said in your Word, that when we are weak, you are strong. Lord- let there be more of you, and less of me in my life.
    I choose to be thankful, even for my hard times, because I know that you are going to make something good out of it all, and after I am tried in the fire, I will become pure as gold… Help me to keep my eyes on you… not myself, or others, but you Lord. You made me in your image… help me to do YOUR WILL for my life…whatever it is that you created me for …to do with my life, show me your purpose and your plan for me…show me how to have true joy and satisfaction in my life Lord… I am incomplete without you. Help me to be a blessing to others Lord. Help me to use my gifts and talents to relieve the suffering of others and to be a blessing. Help me to change someone’s life Lord. Show me how I can bless others.
    I dont understand some things that I feel are unfair, and I am hurting Lord. I need you to heal me. Heal my heart. Heal my mind. Heal my emotions. Lead me. Guide me. Give me peace. Fill me with your spirit. I love you Jesus. Praise your holy name! I lift you up Lord, I give you praise Lord… Thank you for the times that you saved my life and I didnt even know it… Thank you that I have life in me right now! Forgive me Lord for my sins and create in me a clean heart… And renew in me a right spirit. Cleanse me Lord and put people into my life that will be goid influences in my life and draw me closer to you…
    This is not a word for word prayer, but a general idea of how I pray, and I pray this way for my three sons who are in their twenties right now.
    God led you to this blog… He loves you and he has his hand on your life.
    You have enough of him in your heart to know to seek him, because you wrote in seeking some direction and peace.
    You need to find a church family that you can have the love and support you need to enrich your life… pray and seek the Lord… He will show you what to do and where to go. He is not finished with you yet!!!
    I believe you are going to have your eyes opened and are going to see yourself in God’s light… stop listening to the enemy who lies and depresses us, and tries to decive us about ourselves and our lives… God is in control! Read his Word!!!
    There is hope- and THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS!
    Start worshipping him! Start thanking him! Start declaring his promises for your life that he gives in his Word, the Bible!
    Read what GOD SAYS! Stop listening to yourself, listen to the Lord! Let him be your God! He has great things in store for your life.
    Guard the things you listen to, and watch… media, music, people… Filter out the junk and trash of this world. Dont let just anything come into your mind, heart, eyes and ears… The Bible says to guard your heart… Guard your gates… The ears, eyes, etc. These things affect our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Protect yourself. Find friends that build you up, not tear you down. We all need encouragers, not critical shallow friends.
    I hope I have encouraged you some… Please write back, and I will check back for your post… and see how you are doing… take care bro.

  212. Denise Acts 2:38 says:

    Dave… This is an incredible testimony of Nick…
    …who chose to overcome his circumstances, and let God use him for His purpose. He lives a happy fulfilled life, recently married and had a child. God will use you in a mighty way if you choose to focus on him and not yourself.
    You are not cursed or doomed. You are able to do all things thru Christ who strengthens you.
    Get a Bible out and start reading Psalms… Or get a devotional to read every day… Joyce Meyer is an awesome speaker- check her out on youtube. You need to hear some good uplifting and powerful words to counteract all of the negativity you have been rehearsing over and over in your mind! And… Get some new friends! The ones you have sound like they are downers.
    People’s words have a lot of impact on us if we let them. Dont let them.
    Take care.
    https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=AJvEoLPLIg8

  213. P.S.
    DAVE…i dont know what you are struggling with, since you referred to your body as a vessel, to make wrong choices… But, you need to understand something…
    We ALL are empty vessels. We must choose what we will and will not allow our vessels to be used for. We have the power of CHOICE.
    If your vessel is not full of God, it will become full of something else. That’s how it works. God made us empty vessels for himself to fill… When we try to filk our vessel with anything else… drugs, alcohol, sex, food, entertaiment, friends, etc etc… It will not satisfy us.
    Its like someone being hungry, and trying to eat cotton candy instead of food.
    You need to find a church family to be a part of, and a pastor you can talk to, to mentor you and be an example of a godly man.
    What kind of examples have you had in life? That makes ALL the difference.
    I offer this prayer for you right now…
    Lord,
    I pray for Dave right now and lift him up before you Father. He needs you. He needs to know that you are near. He needs assurance Lord. Let him know that you are with him Lord, and that you see him. Let him know that you see his struggles, and what he is battling right now.
    Lord, I ask you, in the mighty name of Jesus… to break whatever chains are binding him spiritually. Break any unhealthy or unclean addictions, thoughts, or issues that the enemy is trying to keep him bound with.
    SET HIM FREE LORD.
    IN THE NAME OF JESUS!
    you have ALL POWER! you won the victory on the cross.
    Show Dave that he can overcome anything because there is power in your name Lord!
    Help him to xall on your name. Bring the right people into his life, in his path, that will uphold him, and stand with him as you heal him Lord. Bring strong godly examples into his life.
    Breath life into him Lord. Help him to desire true change Lord. Show him what he needs to do to have lasting change Lord. Show him what he needs to remove from his life that is not of you Lord. Open his eyes. Let him become uncomfortable with sin, and change his environment if he needs to. Let him feel your peace and love Lord. Give him wisdom and understanding. Give him clarity and direction for his life. Lift him up. Show him that you are stronger than anything that has ahold on him. He is able to be a vessel for you Lord. Pour your spirit out on him Jesus.
    In the mighty name of Jesus.

  214. It’s amazing how God works in mysterious ways. This was posted a couple years ago, yet, it is still blessing the heart of many. I was just walking home from church and speaking to the Lord, asking him to guide me as I am about to get married next month. My fiance is of a different faith and I am worried of all the challenges this might bring to our marriage. As I got home, I opened my phone and typed “Lord I don’t know what to do” and this was the first post generated. This is what I needed to hear. I give God thanks for all of you and I pray that today healing will show up at your door steps. Have a blessed day.

  215. Hilda D Avery says:

    Denise
    Hello friend! I am happy to see that you are back! And it looks like you are stronger than ever! ALL PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!. Your responses are so powerful!! Such a blessing!!!

  216. I am so confused don’t know what to do in my life, just praying to god please show me the direction where I can make lively hood for my family but seems my prayers are unanswered, just keeping the faith in almighty that one day it will be answered, Please pray for my job and direction of my life… Thanks God & Bless everyone

  217. I need prayers and help. I have fallen so far into the ways of the world, I am slowly destroying my life. Oh, I thank God, he loves me, I think he wants me to come to him. Please pray for me. I gave my life up for lust. I feel ridden with guilt. I don’t like myself for I am a fool.

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Lynn!
      I know how you feel! I was in lust for a long time. A slave to sex, addicted to the extent of abusing my own body, but GOD….. Hallelujah brought me out when I decided that enough was enough. The guilt! Surrender……confess, and enjoy a new life in Christ. Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. One day at a time Lynn. You are loved unconditionally. Remember nothing is too hard for God.. I like Rick Warren he has alot of good teachings. You can YouTube thrm

  218. Hi Hilda 🙂 I’m stll standing 🙂

  219. Contd.
    I hope all is well with you, and God bless you for responding to people on this site.

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Hey Denise!
      And you’re standing strong!!!!! Praise Him! All is well! I have no complaints, peaceful waters flow….Trust in the Lord, because they s battle is not ours it’s His…. I’m just doing the work through the power of the Holy Spirit. Striving to be like Christ!:-)
      Thank you for encouraging our brothers and sisters in Christ!!! Here on this site. You’re such a blessing!:-)

  220. broken heart says:

    i am in such pain. i do not understand what i am to learn from so many deaths and destruction in my life, however i will continue to seek his will. pray for me

  221. Hilda D Avery says:

    Heavenly Father!
    I praise and thank you for your unconditional love and appreciate you!
    I thank you for another opportunity to spread your Word offering it as a word of encouragement to my brothers and sisters in Christ. Heavenly Father I ask that you help your children as they reach out to you. Father I know you are looking for those who will be obedient to your will and for those that want peace and prosperity. Father you are a prayer away. Fill each one of us on this site reaching out to you, with the Holy Spirit that Jesus left as a comforter and as a helper. Father help us grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Help the eyes of our understanding be enlightened. Open our eyes so that wondrous things may be shown to us through your Word. Lord, we k ow that it is only through your Word that we are able to defeat the devil who walks around d looking for those he can devour! But we are more than conquerors because Christ overcame the world. Peter said for us to gird up the loins of our minds, we must prepare for action and stand in confidence knowing that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. We are your children called by your name! We are made for your glory Lord. Let your name be magnified on this day! Stand in victory!!!!!! For my brother that needs shelter! Your blessing is coming!! Stand in victory for my sister whose at odds with her daughter! GOD is working it out! “I will search my scattered sheep” says the Lord!!! Stand in victory Dave!!!! Stand in victory broken heart GOD hears you!!!! Stand in victory Lynn! Stand in victory my brothers and sisters open the word and build ourselves up! We will not be defeated. We are new creatures in Christ. Father help us to live in the newness of life knowing that Adam’s sinful nature was nailed to the cross. We are called to a higher level of thinking!!! In Christ. The victory is ours!!! Praise Him!! Worthy is the Lord and greatly to be praised!!! Praise Him! He hears you!!! Believe !! Receive! Believe and receive! Believe and receive children of GOD!!! Hallelujah!!! In the name of JESUS!!!
    Amen

  222. Thank you for this word. I am struggling with an immediate decision. Should I take a job in TN or stay in SC and believe that God will provide a job for me here. I have only 2 months ago returned hone to my husband after 1.5 years at a job in GA. I have been looking for a good job in SC all that tone, but am always referred, but never called for an interview. I am a clinical social worker and gave had to take certain jobs for the benefits and other financial reasons. I want to stay at home, but I must be in TN in less than a week, but am unable to find another job that meets my needs in SC. I have been praying over this for almost a year. I don’t know what to do.

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Sharon!
      Congratulations on the job!:-). You mentioned that you recently returned home two months ago, after being away from your husband 1.5 years???. I would encourage you, to do a self evaluation of the things that mean the most to you. Is being financially stable important? ….Is having a relationship important??. I know how difficult decisions can be.. I worked for American Cruise Line for three months. It was a great job making great money. All expenses paid. When I left after my contract had ended, I wanted to return as a manager. Then the unexpected happened. The love of my life found me. A man that I’ve known 25 years. Within a month we made a commitment to each other. Then American Cruise Line called me and offered me a management positions. I would be gone for eight weeks and home for two. An opportunity of a lifetime. I talked it over with my love. He told me to take the job but he wasn’t sure if our relationship would survive. Then I prayed about it. Do I give up the love of my life for a job making good and an opportunity to travel for free. I realize GOD dazzled me brining this wonderful man back into my life. I would be crazy to give him up, more than that it would be disrespectful to GOD. I declined the job. It is more important for me to be right with GOD knowing He is our source and great reward.
      Jeremiah 17:7-8
      Praying for you my sister. May the peace of GOD Be with you:-)

  223. Michelle says:

    Hi,

    I am not in a good place in my life right now. My husband,(common law), of 15 years left me a little over a month ago and he is already living with another woman. I am devastated. I’ve just come out of a mental health facility, because I was near a breakdown. I love this man heart and soul, and I truly believe God brought us together. Our relationship wasn’t perfect and we had quite a few issues. We also did not have God in our relationship like we should have so Satan got involved. We said and did things that caused the destruction of the gift God blessed us with. I know now that if I would have sought the Lord’s guidance instead of trying to control and fix some of the problem’s in my marriage, I might not be sitting here heartbroken.
    I love my husband and I pray every day that God will renew our relationship, but I don’t know if it is too late? I know God gives us free will. It was my husband’s free will that took him away and has him already involved with another woman, with Satan’s help, I’m sure. I, on the other hand, want to “stand” in my marriage and let God make me into the kind of wife that HE would approve of for my husband, but I keep getting mixed messages about this. I am completely confused about what God’s will is in all of this? One time, I will get encouraging words telling me to keep standing, that God will restore my relationship, then I get signs that are showing me that restoring my relationship is not God’s plan for me. All I know is I love my husband, I want a chance to make ammends for the things I did and said that hurt him and I just want him to come back home.
    I try to just let the Lord handle it, but I just don’t know what to pray about or ask for anymore? Thanks for reading.

  224. Hello Michele…
    My heart goes out to you…
    After reading your post, some thoughts come to my mind that I would express to you if you were my own sister or daughter, or friend …
    First, without knowing much about your situation, and just based on what you have shared, I would say that if the man you want for a husband can not love God… and by that I mean really love God, by living for God submitted to God in obedience… then how can you expect him to truly love you? What I mean is- if he is living right, and according to Gods Word, than he will be a rightous, loving, trustworthy man. You wouldn’t have to worry about him being faithful, etc because he would have a conscience that is trying to please the Lord, and he would be a great husband if he was acting like the Bible tells husbands to act… So, the point is, he must first please God, before he can please you… By pleasing God, he will automatically please you because he would be doing all that is right by you in the eyes of God…
    Next… This is why it is critical to put God first before any one else. Praying and seeking God’s guidance BEFORE we choose a mate, saves the agonizing results and prayers after we choose the wrong mate, or a mate dissapoints us.
    We must put God first. God says that he is a jealous God. No relationship or anything else should be more important to us than God. For a fulfilling and successful relationship, the husband and wife should be submitted to God and each other. That changes communication, eliminates selfishness, so many things. The wise man built his house upon the rock. The foolish man built his house upon the sand. The house on the rock stood fast as the storms came, but the house on the sand fell flat. Jesus is the rock. We must build on him as our foundation.
    Another point you mentioned is that you and your husband were involved in a common law marriage. In all honesty-
    to be pleasing to the Lord, and have his blessing, you must obey his Word, and his word speaks plainly about marraige as opposed to living together unofficially married. God is clear about that.
    If you chose this man knowing that he would never go to church, or obey God’s Word… than you are dealing with the results of it…
    Your prayer needs to be:
    God… I need you to help me put you first in my life. Help me to hear you and please you. Forgive me for disobeying you, cleanse me and help me to know your will for my life- not my will but thine be done… The fact that he didn’t marry you should send a red flag about lack of commitment from him.
    All you can do now is to go deeper in God. Start praying more, letting God use you, surrender this situation to God, and trust him. You may have invested many years into your ” husband” but it may not be God’s will for your life or his to stay together.
    The only way to know God’s will, is to ask
    him to show you. It may be very hard now- but He WILL give you clarity. You have to love God more than a person in a relationship. I would take this time to shift my focus from this man, to God.
    There’s nothing you can do about it anyway… But God can …IF it is his will.
    Pray and wait for the answer. Draw close to Jesus and he will straighten your situation out. Put it ALL on the alter. Dont allow thoughts of him to dominate your mind. Dont try to fix it. Just pray, and than wait for the answers to come. Start getting involved in church and keep moving forward. God is in control. Let God have control.

  225. Morteza says:

    Hi.
    I’m a Muslim. Wee believe in Jesus (peace be upon he) and all of the god’s prophets.
    So I will use this trick in my life.

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  227. First off, I want to thank you so much for sharing this with us. This week, each day I wake up, I just feel all of this guilt constantly because hear I am; a man at 45 not where I need to be, feeling like a total failure.

    Each day I pray, seeking Gods guidance as far as the next move I am to make, praying that God sends someone anointed to help me understand if I am hearing Gods voice or if I am getting it all wrong. I am a gifted writer but unfortunately since I have released my book, its not selling. At times I just feel so bad because I feel like all of my past mistakes is catching up with me, that feeling of guilt like because I went astray that God dosen’t want to have anything to do with me.

    My parents who have been long time Christians sometimes further confuse me because of their traditional religious beliefs versus allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to them before they give response.

    I am seeking HIS answer, not mans. I just want to do what is pleasing to God, I have screwed this up to many times thinking I knew what was right only to end up falling on my face only to start over again.

    Without Gods guidance, I am nothing. Please keep me lifted in your prayers that I may hear from God so that I may make the right decisions going forward. Thank you and many blessings to you!

    Sincerely

    Robert E. Moore Jr.

    Author of the book of inspirational poetry titled “Gods property, No trespassing, Anointed Only”

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Hi Robert
      Let me Begin by saying congratulations on your book now going back to your statement of being and feeling like a failure at the age of 45 well you’re not alone in feeling that way I felt the same way you felt because the things that I wanted to do are the things that I felt I needed to do instead of doing what God wants me to do I was trying to control my life doing what I thought was best then there came a point where I had to completely surrender in order for us to know what God wants from us we have to first surrender to him and if it’s God’s answer that you are seeking his answer will come through studying his word so after I Surrender I begin praying every single morning it becomes a regimen you do not start the day without giving God thanks and surrendering yourself to him literally saying God today I Surrender myself to you fill me with your holy spirit so that I may carry out the tasks that you will have me do today but every word that I speak every move that I make every action be what you want them to be and after saying that you will begin to see how God is speaking through you now the devil is the only one who will constantly bring up your past to make you feel guilty about the things that you’ve done God does not operate that way we serve a loving God a forgiving God a god of Second Chances a guy who was able to equip you with what you needed to carry out his mission and the entire Bible speaks of profits and not one profit not one person who was anointed by God including Jesus Christ himself was filled with the Holy Spirit it is the only way that we are able to complete what God would have us to do so stop beating yourself up get into that word fall on your knees and pray and I know that your book is going to take off once you surrender to the Lord Robert God bless you I am praying for you and I already know that you have the victory in Jesus name amen

  228. michelle says:

    This devotion seemed to pop up out of no where when I needed it most. I’m reminded of a story that sums up where my minds at now. It just might be I’m too stubborn to see the signs. The story is about a man in the ocean who is in fear of drowning . He prays. A fisherman comes by. The drowning man tells the fisherman no thank you my lord will save me. When the man drowns and goes to see the father in heaven he asked him why did I die? why didn’t you save me? The lord replied ” who do you think sent the fisherman?” I don’t want to miss the signs. I believe the lord helps those who help themselves. This just makes it harder to know if I’m just looking for the answers on my own in the wrong places or just not trusting enough in the lord . Am I being impatient? There has to be answers in scripture I’m just not seeing.

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Hi Michelle
      Praise the Lord that God has blessed you to follow up on this site to make your request known I know exactly how you feel and your answer is pretty simple it’s simple and yet it can seem so hard the answers you seek are in the Bible and God confirms his way through scripture Michelle get into the word pray and wait that’s saying that God helps those who helps themselves I reminded of a pastor who reminded me of that saying were true then we would have no need for Jesus with the Holy Spirit it is only through God and the Holy Spirit that we are able to complete the tasks that he has for us able to complete the mission that is set before us able to run the rest of this lifetime so I would encourage you to continue to pray and stay in the word and watch how God will open your eyes and the answer you seek will be right there God bless you Michelle in Jesus name

  229. So grateful for this site. I’ve just been in shock for several weeks. Years of the structure and relationships in my life disappearing, and a pattern of my just being treated badly, have left me not seeing anyway to go. What stood out to me from Leah’s writing was when she wrote about not being certain you’re on the right path “toward your goals”. I don’t HAVE any goals! Perhaps this is an opportunity for me to “Be STILL and KNOW that He is God.” And to REST in that Word. Thank you.

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Hi Kelly praise the Lord that he blessed you to find this site I think you already answered your request be still and know that I am God praise God
      God bless you Kelly amen. And know that he will never leave you nor forsake you be strong and of a good courage

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  231. Reyna ibarra says:

    I was recently a baginning Jehovas witness but when I met my first love he was Pentecostal. Mind you I am 16 now 15 when I first started learning JW. When I met my boyfriend he invited me to his church last year in December and I felt something I’ve never felt before I felt like I believed in a God that truly loved me my who life changed as I kept going. Late May my boyfriend had to move out of the state because of family problems and so we were still together I was still attending his church (Pentecostal) but along the way our relationship tended to fall many times, Arguments. We both learned and got over it. Now it has come to this point where my grandmother was telling me about all these bad things that come with Pentecostal that it is a false religion and she is a true Jehova witness. She then had a talk with my mom and she agreed that I had to come back to JW. This all happened on the 8th of August 2016. So I had to go for my last church service at Pentecostal church and had to say goodbye to everyone. I told my boyfriend about it and we are not together but we are..? And he is a true Pentecostal he’s been in it since we was little so knows a lot more than I do so we ended up going our separate ways but still reserving our titles of boyfriend and girlfriend. He told me to pray to God and hope that whatever we had was meant to be and he will bring us back together. But in in a confused state that I love him so much that I can’t let him go We would plan our future together we loved eachother.. But I just need help from any of you guys on this site to please help me. I still am not in the process of going to church still for JW because I’m confused. How or who am I supposed to pray to in this kind of situation for guidance?? God, Jesus, Jehova???? Please help me

    • Don’t give up cause God is going to bring you guys back together. Am not knocking JW but ask God to direct your path and he will.

    • Hilda D Avery says:

      Reyna
      Pray and start reading your bible. GOD knows your heart and he hears you. Trust in what you believe in. I believe you already have your answer, just from reading what you typed:-)
      My prayers are with you

  232. Jacqueline Hall says:

    Wow!I had typed in” Lord help me, I’m uncertain.” I clicked when I seen Proverbs and was hoping to get some enlightening or answer. What I realized as I read your comments and a few others is If we truly believe and trust in the Lord. We must not be afraid to step out on faith. As for myself, I must do the same in spite of my circumstances. I am going to Joyce Myers Conference and trust that he will provide whatsoever help and support needed to get there. There are pending issues in my life I give them all to him. I ask for whomever reads this to please add me in their prayers for financial breakthroughs and restoration in my life. Thank you kindly.

  233. I was truly blessed when I came upon this message. Thank you

  234. Jehovah means ” I am that I am” in Hebrew. It was the name used for God in the Old Testament.
    God is a spirit. He robed himself in flesh and came to earth in the form of a man to give his life on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. His name is Jesus.
    There is power in the name of Jesus. He is the Almighty God robed in flesh, died, resurrected, and coming back again for those who are born of the water and the spirit… Baptized in the name of Jesus, and filled with his spirit…
    John 3:5, Acts 2:38
    God and Jehovah are titles… but there is none other NAME under heaven, given among men whereby we must be saved…Acts 4:12.
    It is important that you have an authentic Holy Bible…not a version created by a particular religeon that has been changed up, or modified. The Word Of God is truth… And the truth will make you free.
    Keep praying, and reading the Word… Confusion is not of God. He will open up your understanding and lead you into all truth. You said that you felt God in a Pentecostal church…?
    Enough said 🙂
    John 3:5

  235. P.S.
    John 8:58…
    Jesus answered them and said,
    ” Verily Verily I say unto you… Before Abraham was, I AM.
    Jehovah means I AM. Jesus was saying that he is the ” I AM. JESUS is Jehovah.
    JEHOVAH also means ” GOD IS
    SALVATION.”
    God is Jehovah…who came down to us in flesh and his name is Jesus. This was prophesied in the Old Testament in Isaiah 9:6 ( one of many verses).
    “For unto us a child is born, unto us a SON is given, and the government shall be on his shoulder. And his name shall be called… Wonderful, Counselor, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, the Prince of Peace.
    This is an Old Testament prophecy of the birth of Jesus.
    To answer your question as to who you should pray to…our God is one. it isnt complicated at all. We pray in his name. The only name, under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved… the name of Jesus.
    The Lord is leading you. Seeds have been planted in your heart and mind… Regardless of how your relationship turns out with your Pentecostal boyfriend… Your relationship with the Lord needs to come first. Then he will help you with everything else. Everything in our lives needs to be built on a solid foundation. Our relationship with him is our foundation. He gives us wisdom and the ability to make right decisions. Let him have your heart. Live him with all of your heart. Put him first… and he will guide your steps, give you direction, and bless your life.

  236. I have been working hard to start my own business, because I know the business industry well, and also know people are tired of rate increases for the service. My stumbling block is bad credit and no savings to get accepted for a business loan to become a physical service provider. My company is formed as an LLC and have applied for a business tax number with the IRS. So, my business is legit and legal. I wrote the 18 page business plan with history and a resume for lenders to look over, but to my dismay, the lenders are only looking at dollar signs and credit scores. So, I’m deeply heart broken and want to push on with my goals, but without the funding needed, I’m stuck in the mud. I am desperate for help!! I agreed to pay a business start up company a tad over $3,000.00 to help get me a loan, and even if they can’t help, I still owe them that money. Today, I was grieved to receive the bad news… They can’t get lenders to loan the money for my business, since it’s a start-up, and I don’t have the money to put down for equipment I need. So, here I am, begging for help, now owing a company money for a service they couldn’t provide for me…. My entire goal is to get my company going strong and expand service to surrounding counties. After I was sure everything would be going well in my absence, I’d move my family out of town and live up north to be more in touch with nature, live off the land. The city I live in has so many ordinances that prohibit self-sustainable living. The city wants us to be dependent on a grocery store for food and commodities. The city believes the value of property is worth more than the value of LIFE. I want to move away from here so bad, and in order to do so, I need to have my business going so I can have a sustainable income for my family. Help, Help, Help!!!!!

  237. Lord help me to find your way. Im now in a situation that I don’t know where i would place myself.

  238. Mary J. Hayes says:

    Im so glad to have come across this site. Because I’m in dire need of a reliable car to take me from home work and church. So i canget my own personal home in whichb to live. I have been living with my young daughte and going through hell. My daughter has been mistreating me. Talking to me any kind of way. Abd useibg for everythin she can get out of me. She even out me out on the streets in a city where i know no one. I have no other family to turn too for help.And my child doesnt try to help me. But she hel0s everyone else. I walk miles to the doctors. To the post office and my job. Shes neglecting her kids 4 beautiful little boys. One 5 one 4 and a set of twins 2 yrs old. Shes had 12 children all together. And just turned 23yrs old. I saved her from doing 20 yrs in prison behind scheming and doing fraudulebt things. She wasnt raised this way. She was brought up in the church and went to christian schools. But i dont know who she is anymore. We dont talk to each other. And im always wondering what other deceitful ness she gonna do next. My daghters steals money from her daddys bank every month. And tge bank has to replave it back. Her daddy is now 73yrs old and has just developed high blood pressure to which hes never had in his life. Im feelingvtrapped in this situation with no way out.
    PLEASE PRAY FOR ME!…

  239. Prayer Request:

    I need a Miracle. HELP!!! Please pray for me. I need your healing prayers. I am 68 years old. I suffer from heart problems and diabetes. Diabetes has caused kidney problems and liver problems ( I do not drink or smoke). I will be most happy for your help in prayer. I also suffer from depression and anxiety.This has caused a great deal of problems. Pray for peace: peace of mind, peace of heart, and peace of soul!

    Please ask everyone to pray for me.

    Help-I am in great pain!!!

    In the last todays, I have fallen and hurt myself.It takes me over a 1/2 hour to get up.
    As a results of these falls, I have had greater pain.I live alone.Pray God to send angels to protect me!!!!

    Thank you.
    Alfred O. Brown JR

  240. Pls pray for my husband christopher who is in the chains of adultery. He is abroad and have not been communicating with us anymore. He has been cheating for 15 years now diff girls diff lies. I am always praying that one day he will change and learn to us his family. We ve been married for 15 yrs now and have a son. I have been through a lot like contacting sexually transmitted disease which i didnt know i got from him because he kept it from me. He had himself cured a year ago leaving me clueless of my disease. I only realized it when i got worst already and i asked him abt it. He said he has no courage yo admit his fault thats why he kept it from me. Please include me in your prayers. I really need it a lot. May God finally see me and may He answer my prayers for my husband to change so we can have a happy family. Thank you and God bless po.

  241. Please pray for our family. Our 19 yr old son is so lost and going down many wrong paths. He has ostracized himself from our entire family and been in trouble with the law. He needs Jesus desperately, but he has so many people telling him he doesn’t. His real dad left him when he was only 2 and this left a huge hole in his heart. He is hurting so badly and says he’s so confused and doesn’t know what to do. He even has a friend that says she’s “Christian” that engages in many many things that she shouldn’t and tells him that he doesn’t need to accept Jesus as his savior. Our family is so afraid for him. He used to preach the word everywhere, but then his “Christian” friend began telling him he should do as he pleases and not worry about anyone else, and so he stopped seeking God. Now, his “friends” are encouraging him to marry into a cult and we will probably never see him again. As of now, we have only seen him once in the past 3 weeks. Our hearts are broken. His siblings are also missing him terribly. We need a miracle for our son and our family. Thank you

  242. Hello, I am recently separated with 2 kids. I was thrown out of my home and left with trash bags. I can take half but would leave my kids wanting, so I cannot do that. I was a stay at home dad for 10 years and than I wasnt enough. Mind you I was wrong in probably every way on how i spoke and dealt with my wife. But still after 12 years she dismissed me as if we were strangers. I have no money and no job. She has made visitation so hard but I choose not to fight. How can I fight over such beautiful kids and the woman I actually love and respect. I know she no longer loves me. But now she takes what time I have with the kids away because she hates being alone. I ask God for help but it seems all i am doing is praying constantly and everyday gets more difficult than the last. I cooked and cleaned well not so much cleaned. I fed and took care of the kids while sick for 10 years.Now I get notes from Natalie on how to care for them step by step. I also get bills that I cannot pay from her with little jabs written on them. I am 42 and overweight now and the place I called home Is just a memory. When I pick the kids up I look at my home and have to leave it with all I love and care for in it. I ask that God gives me just peace and that he will forgive Natalie for all the extra pain and suffering she is causing me. I used to pray for money because that was all she asked for but never got it. So now all i want is to be happy and my kids not to have to go through one ounce of sadness because of me. So if that means not seeing them or giving into Natalie all the time and leaving all my worldly possessions in the house for the kids to use like the materialistic stuff than so be it. Its only stuff. I just want to hug and love on my kids, you forget I was the mom, and now I have no job. Also no backpay for 10 years of work. Lord please help me to say and do the right thing, I cannot breath or sleep. I am so small compared to the problems in this world. Please notice me for just one second and give me air, please. Just a glance so I can provide for my family as a Man. I guess a man staying home and raising the kids is not a real job to my wife. Let thy will be done. Lord please dont forget me today, I look to you with a heavy heart. I want us all just to be Happy. Amen, Joshua.

    • Joshua -Jehovah is generous. Jehovah saves. I pray the Lord break down every wall and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. He will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. This is my prayer for you. Above all else guard your heart and mind, in Christ Jesus, for out of it are the issues of life. Put on the armour of God -Ephesians 6:10 onwards. I also pray that thy children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be the peace of thy children. May He whose walk is blameless minister to thee and ALL thy family. God bless you with answers to prayer exceedingly beyond all that you could ever ask or imagine. God loves you MORE. Ps.Read Joshua

  243. I am desperately seeking direction from God. I am pregnant and have three young children. After a near death experience it was my choice to escape our home in order to get away from my abusive husband. When I was in the hospital I thanked God for letting me live and promised myself & God I would leave as soon as I was healed physically so I was not prepared when I left. Now we are far away from home with nothing. I don’t know where to go next. I’m so far away from my loved ones but embarrassed to ask for help because I said I was leaving him before but went back several times so now no one takes me seriously. I’m in a city hundreds of miles away and don’t know anyone and have no help. My mind is telling me to move here them it’s saying move there and so on when in my heart I just want stability so we can live comfortably again but without him. Im looking for a city to start over in that’s closer to home so my kids can still visit grandma sometimes, has opportunities for myself and children, and just a place we belong, be safe & can call home. I’m begging for guidance and to make te right decision. My children lost it all and they deserve stability again.

    • Danielle, God says call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Stand on His word, He promises to grant the desires of your heart. He promises to restore the lost years the locust has eaten. I pray You’re sensitive to whatever God shows you. I pray for your husband and that you can forgive him so you can truly heal and be set free and earnestly pray thy will be done in his life. I pray you will all have a peace in your hearts which surpasses understanding. And that what was meant for evil shall be turned for good. God bless you and make His face to shine upon you and your precious ones. Love be with you.

  244. Hilda D Avery says:

    Blessings to everyone!!
    As I read the posts from various people….my heart became saddened, and yet at the same time it is very hopeful!!. God is able to do far more than we can ever ask.

    To the gentleman that wants to start his own business….pray and let the Lord lead you. Perhaps you can barter your services to the community in who h you live?? Perhaps you can provide your service for free?? Perhaps you can use your services in church?? Pray fervently. Scripture says the prayers of the righteous availeth much. I am hopeful for your success. Don’t lose your faith.

    To the women whose daughter and son have lost their way,
    I know how you feel and what you are going through! Don’t take your eyes off of GOD!! IN THE NAME OF JESUS! PLEAD THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB OVER THEM. They both grew up in church and so the seed is planted! The bible says “like sheep all of us have gone astray” God will bring back that which is lost and mend that which is broken and He alone is the one who saves. Keep your mind on the Lord and do what you are supposed to do, and trust God to do what He does. Because only He can.

    To the gentleman that has diabetes and high blood pressure! I am confident that the Lord will send /is help your way.

    “The God of the mountain is still God in the valley, when things go wrong He’ll make them right. The God of the good times is still God in the bad times, the God of the day, is still God in the night!!…

    Praise God!! Thank you in the name of Jesus!! Blessed be your name Lord.
    Amen

  245. Today i feel like doing nothing i woke up early not enough sleep. Spend the day lying on the bed, random thoughts circulating my head. knowing that i have a lot of things to do in my bucket but i haven’t done anything. i’m not stress as far as i’m concern. Tried to keep myself get into the drive to finish or even half on my list but i end up nothing. I’m struggling? i don’t know. or i’m not paying much attention about it. I’m a law student, which mean that time is very precious to me cause (should be) i spend the day reading cases & study my lessons. Had a bad dream when i search what it means (on my idream app) result is “it serves as a warning that something bad r unpleasant will happen” so i freaked out a bit, overthinking that i will not be able to pass (maybe you’re thinking like i’m a naive for believing the app) because i got emotional & kinda feel i’m not n track for some reason i open my browser i typed in “Dear Lord, i don’t know what to do i feel like doing nothing” hit enter & here i am, i was routed to your website read the content especially the verses of the Bible here & feel light now. I know God is kinda mad at me because of my broken promises & sins that i’ve made but i want to say THANK YOU! for sharing the words of God & kindly continue. Everyday is a blessed day. I love you Lord.

  246. Thank you for your message. I needed that. I need Gods guidance and humbly seek him day and night. I ask that he show me the man that I am with if he is the one that he wants for me.

  247. Dear Friends, I’am Marlon 53 yrs old from the Philippines.please help me pray to find my right path cause until now my life is full of struggling,I know GOD has a purpose for me..thank you very much.

  248. Hello Everyone,

    I am 51 years old. I am asking for prayers for myself. My life has finally caught up with me. I didn’t get to grow up in a God loving home. My parents divorced when I was 7. Our mother worked as a cocktail waitress at night, so when we were coming home from school by the age of 9, she was going to work and we were left unattended.
    At age 11 I went to go live with my father and step mother. I was abused and raped, emotionally and mentally abused and physically until the age of 15. While I lived with them, They had me attending a catholic school. I had to go to confession on Wednesdays and Saturdays to take the Holy communion on Sundays, they would drop me off and pick me up. I went to church alone. While living with them, I was not allowed to stay inside, up and out by 8 am. I was not allowed to speak and play with anyone else, probably because they feared I would tell someone. I played in the woods and the wild animals and stray dogs became my friends. I walked and talked with Jesus everyday asking him why? Why was he doing this to me? I would write Jesus letters begging for him to remove me from the earth. I pictured myself jumping out of the car, running away but never could. The abuse I endured was horrible. Finally, the nuns started to catch on I think because my father agreed to send me back to my mothers if I sat on the floor and told them I hated them for 4 hours.. They put me on a plane with my clothes in garbadge bags and sent me back to my mother. I rebelled I said I didn’t believe in God anymore. My mother didn’t want me, and I was on my own at 16. Years later, many mistakes, 2 broken marriages, 4 kids raised by myself the last 18 years alone. In 1994 God led me to Tn. I met a woman who invited me and my husband and kids to church. She took us by the hand and prayed for us and I broke down crying. I melted. We were all saved. Got involved and I started to experience unconditional love for the first time in my life. I have remained close to Jesus ever since. I write here today because I am at a point in my life, witnessing my kids and their mistakes due to being a product of my childhood. Its killing me to watch them destroy their lives when they know and I know how wonderful it can be knowing Gods love. Why didn;t the change we experienced together have an affect on them like it did me? Wasnt my awakening enough? I failed them. I wanted everything for them, and they are everything I feared would happen because of my lack of decision skills .. I cannot take it. I cant fix them anymore. Its so hard to let them go and walk away. Even when I give it to Jesus I own it.. My life has caught up with me .. My kids are struggling because of who I am..I have always been in denial from what happened to me. but it reflects in my children.. I have surrendered them to God, I cannot carry it or them anymore. Ages are 19,29,30,32. Please pray for me and my children. Thank you. Amen

  249. Joseph Hellesoe says:

    I love your words its like god is speaking to me thank you for giving me hope to keep going not in circle because god love us no matter what.

  250. I just want to say thanks for the reading of God’s Word. Been going through a storm almost a year when I think that I’m on the right track something else goes wrong. My la is like a jigsaw puzzle I don’t know how to put the pieces together I pray make promises to God but don’t always hold up the end of my bargain I have fallen really bad in my life right now I’ve lost my job behind on my car note don’t know how I’m going to make it over there my heart is very heavy I pray and believe in God mind is confused I don’t know whathe direction my life is going to take I’m very depressed and Lauren spierer I was recently fired from my job and about to lose everything Harry I’m just asking for prayers and may God bless you

  251. I just want to say thanks for the reading of God’s Word. Been going through a storm almost a year when I think that I’m on the right track something else goes wrong. My la is like a jigsaw puzzle I don’t know how to put the pieces together I pray make promises to God but don’t always hold up the end of my bargain I have fallen really bad in my life right now I’ve lost my job behind on my car note don’t know how I’m going to make it over there my heart is very heavy I pray and believe in God mind is confused I don’t know whathe direction my life is going to take I’m very depressed and Lauren spierer I was recently fired from my job and about to lose everything I’m just asking for prayers and may God bless you

  252. Latisha A Heard says:

    Thank you I really needed this.

  253. Hello. Thank you for this Devotion. I am seeking the LORD in an important decision in my life. I refuse to move without Him. I have prayed and prayed. After I lay it down at His feet, I tend to pick it back up since fear and doubt arise regarding the situation. I need Him to guide me. I need a Yes or a No. I don’t want to assume. Too many people have walked on impulse and emotions in regards to this area and find themselves going through some serious consequences. I pray God’s covering and leading. I refuse to build in vain. Please keep me in your prayers as I continue to seek God.

  254. Thank you so much dear. There is hope in the Word of God. He is faithful and will get us through the situations we face, He is giving us a reason to worship Him and sing a new song.

  255. Dear Pat….
    2 Corinthians 12:9 Jesus said ” my grace is sufficient for you , my strength is made perfect in your weakness…
    I can hear your heart break in your post…
    I am also a mother of children about the same ages as yours… I could write a book about what I have been thru… But, here is what I feel to share with you and hopefully encourage you…
    First of all, God saw everything that happened to you growing up. He never left you, and is still with you.
    Obviously it was not his will for you to suffer the way that you did. Your suffering was caused by the sin of your parents. You were not taken care of or trained in making good decisions or given examples to follow… children learn by example… and you learned by your examples. Naturally, you passed on to your children what you were at the time.
    You cant undo that… But Jesus can.
    We are only flesh. We can not do what only God’s spirit can do. Your children can only be helped and changed by the spirit of God.
    You must pour your heart out to the Lord and pour all of your concerns out to Him.
    He can do what we can not. We are limited. God is not.
    I am not just saying words here… I have walked this out and am STILL walking it out.
    I lean on these scriptures especially…
    “Not by might, nor by power, but my MY SPIRT says the Lord… and… We walk by faith, not by sight.”
    God’s spirit can change everything with your children… Pray, and do not go by what your natural eyes see…
    When things are happening in the spirit realm, we have to have spiritual eyes to see it. God is a spirit, and he works on the hearts, minds and spirits of people.
    We can not see that with our eyes. Do not go by what you see and hear.
    Declare the Word of God over your children. Pray expecting by faith total restoration and refornation intheir lives.
    Speak life!!! Dont limit God! He is more than able!
    This is out of your hands. You have repented for your mistakes, now, lay your children on rhe alter, and allow God to work.
    Here is one example of how I pray for my children …
    Lord I thank you for your goodness and mercy. You are mighty Lord! I love you and give you praise! Blessed be your name!
    Thank you for all that you have done, and all that your are doing that I do not see yet.
    Lord you are faithful! Lord I trust in you!
    You are good!
    Father, I ask you to cover my children. Watch over them. Protect them.
    Lord, draw them to you.
    Convict them.
    Open their eyes.
    Heal then.
    Use someone to minister to them.
    Protect their lives until they come to their senses and turn to you.
    Put a burden on someones heart to reach out to my children and lead them.
    I plead your blood over them Lord. Wash them. Purify them. Speak to them through someone or even in a dream…
    However you choose, Lord only YOU know how to reach my children.
    But, YOU are God, and I am not.
    I totally surrender my children to you.
    I give you my concerns.
    I give you my burdens, because you are able to bear them. I am not.
    I cast my cares upon you Lord.
    I give you my mistakes.
    I give you my fears.
    I give you my worries.
    I give you the past.
    Present.
    and future.
    I give it ALL to you Lord!
    Help my faith. Build me up. Help my to walk by faith and by sight.
    In the mighty name of Jesus!
    I declare the Word of God over me and my whole family.
    Your Word says that you will restore unto a thousand generations!
    Restore them Lord.
    Let your will be done in their lives!
    Jeremiah 29:11… Let your plans come to pass in their lives…
    Touch their hearts and minds.
    Open their understanding!
    Take what the enemy meant for evil, and turn it around for good… So that you get ALL the glory Lord for the great and mighty things you have done!!!
    Lord I believe you hear me!
    I know you are answering me!
    I know you hear my cry!
    I know you love me!
    I know that you love my children even MORE than I do!
    Lord… They belong to you. I give them back to you. You loaned them to me to raise, I did what I knew to raise them, mistakes and all…
    Take them back Lord, and fill in the gaps that are missing where failed. I am only human. You are the Lord. The Creator of all things! You make ALL things new.
    Thank you Jesus!!!
    I praise your holy name!
    You are worthy of all my praise!
    I will bless the Lord at ALL times, and his praise will continually be in my mouth!
    Pat….
    Just let your requests be made known in prayer to the Lord, and praise and tgank him until you get results!!!
    He inhabits the praises of his people…
    He “lives inside of our praises”… When you worship the Lord, you create a dwelling place for him to come into.
    Keep the Christianmusic going in your home and car. Create an atmosphere of praise. Be holy. Live holy. Draw the Lord in. Shut out the worldliness. Guard your heart and mind. Stay in the Word. Stay in church. Walk not in the counsel of the ungodly. Be careful who you listen to. Friends and relatives who are notsaved or walking in the spirit, can not give good spiritual Biblical counsel.
    Start searching out scriptures and write them down. Pray them out loud and stand on the Word of God!
    It is truth!
    I suggest you read” Beauty for Ashes by Joyce Meyer. ”
    It may be very healing to you. Actually, a lot of her books would help you because they deal with emotional healing from abuse, but also how to live in victory. I have many different resources by different ministries for many ministry
    needs, and I would say Joyce Meyer is one that would help you a lot.
    You can also look her up on You Tube and watch.
    I am praying for you. I pray you check back here and are encouraged some way by this post.
    Take care!

  256. ANYONE WHO SEES THIS – PLEASE PRAY FOR MY DAUGHTER NOW – she has a decision to make about which job to take and is waiting on two call backs from 2 places. Both are working with Developmentally Challenged individuals which she loves. The problem is, she has an autoimmune disease which is difficult to pronounce, but if you look up holes in the bladder you will find it. It is painful and she has to to very often, about every 30-45 minutes. Please pray for the Lord to provide the direction she is seeking. She is a new Christian. I know the Lord led me to this site – have never seen it before. Blessings to each of you!

  257. Sunny K K says:

    Thanks for the encouraging words …May the Good Lord bless you abundantly

  258. For a long time I have been trying to figure out where I am at and where I should be heading – but even that I can’t seem to put in words. Its like you have just put words into my mouth; These struck me the most: “If you’re unsure about some things in your life, don’t wait another day to figure it out on your own.” and “If you know you’ve gotten on the wrong path, seek God for direction instead of looking to the world for answers. As you take steps to follow and obey God’s voice, He will lovingly show you the way.” Psalm 25 is like a combo of what I wanted to ask God but didn’t know how and his reassuring response. Please continue to inspire people through your talent of writing. Bookmarked!

  259. Please pray for me. I am a broken heart. I’ve been in realationship for 7 years and now he wants to be alone. I am broken heart and missing him a lot. Lord please bring him back to me and make him to feel the way I feel.

  260. Luiza Menezes-Fernandes says:

    Please pray for me. I live in Mumbai, India. I have lands in Goa, India. Because I am a lone lady with aged mother whenever I am attempting to sell the neighbouring are driving away my buyers with false stories of my lands being haunted or saying lands are in dispute, as a result many buyers have managed to get copies of my property papers and his is scary. Many men like the agents who are widowers or wicked guys have also made sexual advances the one in last week drove me to anger and frustration and tears. So I prayed and fasted and told God show me your clear direction (which I am not getting or even if I get I am confused) to my decision to donate the property to church to avoid these evil experiences as I am not in good health too and I have to look after aged mum. So I spoke to a priest about this in Goa a week ago. Just now one of my friends asked me to contact his person who MAY want to buy the land, I am leaving for Goa on 14th and reaching on 15th. He said that I may require money for old age and to look after my mother. In that case I said I am happy to donate part of the money in adopting a priest and adopting a child from orphanage. I dont know what I am doing but this option is new and so please pray that I am on the right tract and no evil men or women will cheat me or confuse me. Some of the names who are harassing me are: Kenneth Rose Fernandes, Pio Fernandes, Leo Fernandes, Ashley Dias (politician and land dealer), Ernesto Morias (politician, land dealer and he is the one who is making sexual demands and denying when I retaliated his advances and now he is trying to bring trouble for me because I refused him and he is trying to turn the table on me and calling me Satan), Arthur Menezes, Maurice Menezes, Ladislaw Menezes, Ramesh Bhishe, Winston and Menezes family of Menezes Caterers…. PLEASE HELP PRAY FOR ME FOR PROTECTION, RIGHT DIRECTION AND SAFETY FOR ME, MY LIFE AND MY ANCESTRAL LANDS AND IF IT IS A SALE AND PERFECT SMOOTH DEAL UNTIL ITS COMPLETION.

  261. Thank you for these encouraging words. Things seem so upside down in my life right now and I’m trying to put all of the pieces together but I’m confused of which direction I should go. Deciding to move, going to school and school requirements, looking for a job in another state, concerns about school for my child, listing my current home for rent, purchasing my retirement home, wanting what is best for me and my family, it’s all jumbled up and it’s been hard trying to find direction. I realized I’m trying to do it on my own and have not sincerely asked God for direction and the guidance I need. These scriptures and your words were right on time. After I read them and cried while reading the prayer, it seemed as though a weight was lifted and I was released from the pressure I put on myself to provide all of the answers to the questions I had about what to do. I’m humbling myself before the Lord to lead and guide me in the direction that He would have me to go. I know that I cannot do any of this alone and I acknowledge that I need His help. He is Jehovah Jireh, My Provider and He will get me through this and direct my path. Please continue to pray for me as God leads me to do His will and not my will. Thank you again for the encouragement and prayer for direction of my path. May God Bless you and heaven smile upon you.
    Yours In Christ

  262. Oyeyiola Olabode says:

    Thank God for your life and for using you in touching other’s lives.
    Intact, i am at peace knowing fully with your counsel and God’s backing i will receive a divine direction for God’s plan for my life and fuilf destiny in Jesus name. Join me the this great assignment. God bless you.

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  264. Driciru Hope Florence says:

    thanks you have encouraged me greatly .Thanks for your prayers Godbless you richly

  265. Ive just been kicked out by family whom disowned me and mainly because of appears and money. I cant help how i was made to look and money is nothing to me but the little i have i would put to my family which now im homeless i have been kicked out over laundry soap and i dont know what to do, i do know i want to live life and be happy but this rips my soul apart in multiple ways i never thought possible. i wish and prayed for a family to love and share memories with but i have again been abused and thrown out. im lost

    • Anonymous says:

      Andrea I’m so sorry. I can’t even imagine how heartbreaking this is for you. I am going to start praying for you. ❤

  266. Anonymous says:

    I came acrossed this post looking for God to speak to me. I am 24 with two beautiful boys and my marriage is failing. I wronged my husband years ago before we got married and it recently came up and I fully believe God was instructing me to tell my husband everything that happened so I did. For the past 6 months my husband has expressed to me that he wants a divorce. We have gone through weeks of counseling but he is so hurt that he can’t see past what happened. The reason I’m putting all of this out there is because I need help. I have been trying to save our marriage through out this whole process and have gotten to points of begging him not to go through with divorce. At first I was trying to fix everything and quickly realized I don’t have the power to change someone’s heart or fix this type of damage. I have apologized sincerely and asked for forgiveness. I have been put under a magnifying glass and every little thing is anylized and pointed out. I got in the mind set maybe divorce would be better but every time I try to agree with it I start having panic attacks and feel so uneasy. I do not have peace about getting a divorce. I love my husband so much and I will do anything to make this work. God has taught me so much through out this and I’m so thankful for the things I have learned and now I’m to a point of completely trusting him. I still feel at a loss on what to do though. Right now my husband is looking for a place to move to but we haven’t started the divorce process. I have been in constant prayer and in Gods word looking for answers. I feel so desperate. I know God can heal my husband and change his heart so he can love me again. I keep reading stuff on how much damage divorce causes for kids and how much hurt is involved and Then I break down thinking of my sweet boys and how their world might be torn apart. If you are reading this could you please pray for my husband I don’t want to reveal his name but God knows.😔

  267. DeniseActs238 says:

    Dear Anonymous,
    You wrote that you ” wronged” your husband a few years ago, before you were married, and he is just now finding out? He made wedding vows to you which should override the past… You have also had children together? So, whatever was done in the past, is now going to undo the life you have started since then? Unless… maybe he feels betrayed that he wasnt made aware of your past wrongs to him before you married to each other?
    From what I can gather, he feels betrayed, and doesn’t know how to move on. There is nothing you can do to change his heart or his mind. You can’t undo the past obviously…
    You are probably feeling helpless and at the mercy of his forgiveness…
    The Lord is able to change his heart. The Lord can show him why you did what you did, and he can give him understanding. There are reasons for are actions, and usually something is behind them, driving us. Sometimes it’s lonliness, insecurity, fear, rebellion, or a need… we are human, and don’t always respond the right way, and so we make mistakes. God forgives us because he looks beyond our faults… and sees our needs.
    I feel to say this to you …
    Everything going on in your lives right now all boils down to you and your
    husbands relafionship with God.
    You need to get your relatiinships with God deeper. You need to totally focus on God. Put your marriage and your boys
    ” on the alter.”
    Surrender. Surrender EVERYTHING to the Lord. His blood washes whiter than snow. His forgiveness and love is what you NEED.
    Allow GOD to work on your husband. Don’t try to fix it anymore. Back off. Leave your husband alone with his thoughts and let him stew about it.
    Why do I say that?
    Because. He needs time to process his thoughts and emotions. He a chance to
    ” grieve” what he feels he has lost.
    He needs time to let this all churn out and then….he needs a chance to stand back, look at the wreckage, and see if he still has a love for you, that he just cant shake, and that wont let him let you go…
    even after everything that has happened.
    Think about the conflict he is going through… he loves you, but you hurt him.
    He needs a chance to heal.
    God heals hearts and minds, and emotions.
    So, this is all about God having a
    chance to work.
    I would give this same advice to a friend, my sister, or myself…
    Go to a spirit filled church that has a youth group that is on fire for God.
    Take your boys. Get them involved. They need this to sustain them. They need to develop their own relationships with God as a foundation for their lives.
    They must sense what is going on, and are affected by it.
    I’m not sure how old they are… You’re

    young, so, I’m guessing they are too so if they are too young for youth group, get them into Sunday School.
    Allow the Lord to FILL YOU with His spirit… turn your eyes upon Jesus. Focus in Him. He can fix it. Go every time the doors are open.
    The key is to ” surrender”. Give this to the Lord.
    However this turns out, trust the Lord, that he has a plan, and that he will use it for your good.
    Draw close to the Lord. Cover your children with prayer. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Let him move in your situation.
    Pray, then trust, and then rest in God. Allow your prayers a chance to work. Dont keep pleading with your husband. Let God work.

  268. To Anonymous…
    P.S. let this song minister to you in your prayer time.
    I will be lifting your family up in prayer.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pSUu3H3rFQQ

  269. god be with all of us

  270. Hezekiah Shilenje Rufas says:

    I am Hezekiah Rufas Shilenje from Kenya…. I just googled “Lord I have played my part please show up” This is after along period of attacks and uncertainty in my life and family. I am married with three children 10, 6 and 1a & half years old Kids… I m born again. come from a family of 38 children of four mothers. My two girls fell sick certainly in 2014,, the 10yr old developed rushes on her buttocks which couldn’t heal even after treatment,,, the 6yr old developed some sort of coldness in her body,,,at night she could be sweating and at the same time her feet and hands were cold…she could cough non stop till she vomited.. as I struggled to find cure for them their mother developed back problems…back pains…she couldn’t not do anything once the pains set in …we hoped from one hospital to the other without any solution or healing…so I had all the three down… come march 2015 I lost my Dad in very unclear circumstances… he was poisoned by his last wife…so I was torn between seeking cure for my family or participating in funeral arrangements as we are obligated in this part of the world… We had to travel for 7hrs with my sick family to attend to the funeral…it was tough for us but God gave us the strengh…by then we had found a doctor who had requested us to do an MRI Scan..which could cost us around $260,,,to us this was ahill to climb,,,since we had visited most of the Hospital where we had spent a lot…with serious consultations with my wife we had to shelf the sickness and attend the burial where spending is also unavoidable..they had to survive on pain killers,,,not mentioning the prices incurred. We came back to city after the burial now to start on the treatment… God intervened and we did the Scan at $150…. the procedure worked with several Therapies my wife was healed..by them my daughters were recovering …. Soon after The land wars began back home…Dad had shown each one of us his portion of land… Mine I believe had come after serious prayers and trusting in God for the same… it happened that One os my step brothers had an eye for the same plot of land…but dad had denied him… so he stopped us from farming the land…they have tried several times to move the boundaries that dad had put….When we had planted sugarcane on the same land,,,they came and slushed everything down… we again planted maize…this year…the came and slushed everything down…. the authorities are reluctant on getting involved… after much push now they are doing something.The filed a succession case in court..only to realise they had omitted their portions of land which dad had already given them. so we stopped it in the courts.
    1.Hate has taken over our family even beating us against each other… with my own mother,brothers and sisters who feel am not doing enough to protect my inheritance…..
    2. I believe my earthly inheritance had to come from my Father… and he indeed walked with me on this portion of land putting the boundary…
    3. Our step brothers from the first family used to threaten dad that once he dies,,,they will counsel all that he did and divide the lands afresh.So they wont stop at anything for they plan to do everything their own way.
    4.We have several cases in court which we are not sure the direction it will take for personally I desire for justice to be done…
    5.We are living in constant fear…not knowing how this will end…please pray for me and the entire family at large
    For me I see this as unending attack on my life and my family. For everything is just working against me even those of my family who were close to me have just turned agains me…Every time I read God’s word..incuding this message everything is encouraging…but the reality on the ground is scary.
    Lord, I Don’t Know What to Do.

  271. Hezekiah Shilenje Rufas says:

    I am Hezekiah Rufas Shilenje from Kenya…. I just googled “Lord I have played my part please show up” This is after along period of attacks and uncertainty in my life and family. I am married with three children 10, 6 and 1a & half years old Kids… I m born again. come from a family of 38 children of four mothers. My two girls fell sick certainly in 2014,, the 10yr old developed rushes on her buttocks which couldn’t heal even after treatment,,, the 6yr old developed some sort of coldness in her body,,,at night she could be sweating and at the same time her feet and hands were cold…she could cough non stop till she vomited.. as I struggled to find cure for them their mother developed back problems…back pains…she couldn’t not do anything once the pains set in …we hoped from one hospital to the other without any solution or healing…so I had all the three down… come march 2015 I lost my Dad in very unclear circumstances… he was poisoned by his last wife…so I was torn between seeking cure for my family or participating in funeral arrangements as we are obligated in this part of the world… We had to travel for 7hrs with my sick family to attend to the funeral…it was tough for us but God gave us the strengh…by then we had found a doctor who had requested us to do an MRI Scan..which could cost us around $260,,,to us this was ahill to climb,,,since we had visited most of the Hospital where we had spent a lot…with serious consultations with my wife we had to shelf the sickness and attend the burial where spending is also unavoidable..they had to survive on pain killers,,,not mentioning the prices incurred. We came back to city after the burial now to start on the treatment… God intervened and we did the Scan at $150…. the procedure worked with several Therapies my wife was healed..by them my daughters were recovering …. Soon after The land wars began back home…Dad had shown each one of us his portion of land… Mine I believe had come after serious prayers and trusting in God for the same… it happened that One os my step brothers had an eye for the same plot of land…but dad had denied him… so he stopped us from farming the land…they have tried several times to move the boundaries that dad had put….When we had planted sugarcane on the same land,,,they came and slushed everything down… we again planted maize…this year…the came and slushed everything down…. the authorities are reluctant on getting involved… after much push now they are doing something.The filed a succession case in court..only to realise they had omitted their portions of land which dad had already given them. so we stopped it in the courts.
    1.Hate has taken over our family even beating us against each other… with my own mother,brothers and sisters who feel am not doing enough to protect my inheritance…..
    2. I believe my earthly inheritance had to come from my Father… and he indeed walked with me on this portion of land putting the boundary…
    3. Our step brothers from the first family used to threaten dad that once he dies,,,they will counsel all that he did and divide the lands afresh.So they wont stop at anything for they plan to do everything their own way.
    4.We have several cases in court which we are not sure the direction it will take for personally I desire for justice to be done…
    5.We are living in constant fear…not knowing how this will end…please pray for me and the entire family at large
    For me I see this as unending attack on my life and my family. For everything is just working against me even those of my family who were close to me have just turned agains me…Every time I read God’s word..incuding this message everything is encouraging…but the reality on the ground is scary.
    Lord, I Don’t Know What to Do. – See more at: http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/lord-i-dont-know-what-to-do/#comment-1593673

  272. Real nigga lol says:

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  273. Real nigga lol says:

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  274. SAVE A SOUL says:

    APPEAL FOR FUND FOR MADAM EDOROR VICKY GIVING HER A CHANCE TO LIVE.

    The attention of the general public is hereby drawn to my fifteen years old vicky EDOROR, a native of Ovim in Isiukwuato L .G. A of Abia State Nigeria, who has a tumor in the head and face.

    Through the help of the Justice,Development and Peace Commission of Catholic Diocese of Umuahia,the providential Hospital in South Field Michigan,USA has accepted to treat my mom who has already gotten his Visa.However,funds are needed to help pay for his medical treatment and cater for him while he recovers.We are presently looking for #8. Million 400 hundred Naira equivalently to $24 Thousand United States Dollars.

    Therefore i appeal to all philanthropists, religious bodies, organizations, government, humanitarian agencies and well-meaning individuals to donate generously to give my mom sopuruchi a chance to live. No amount is too small.

    It hots me so much thinking of how to loose my mom someday due to his sickness.consider if you are on my shoes thinking on how to loose your mom; that left me to know other choice than to look for help any where as God directs me.

    As i write to you now,i have know one to help is only God that can provide a helper for me and my family.I only believe on God’s intervention.

    You can send it through Western Union or Money Gram office with the below information:

    NAME: EDOROR ORIAREWO A.
    QUESTION: In God
    ANSWER: We Trust
    COUNTRY: Nigeria

    SENDERS NAME:
    AMOUNT SENT:
    M.T.C.N Number:

    challenge God on what you want him to do for you in life by help putting a smile on my mothers face and you shall see what the Almighty God will do in your life.

    Email: Edororaustine26@outlook.com

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  278. William says:

    God i asked you to lead me and you’ve led me here wow at least i feel releaved God is good am waiting on you may your favour fall unto me.

  279. Just what I needed today. Psalms 32:8-The Lord says, I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

  280. What a message, thank God for His word ever alive to keep all of us going, thank you for such wisdom.Am so blessed Psalms 32:8🙏🏻.

  281. Thank you for every other excellent article.I’ve a presentation next week, and I have found what I can add in my speech. Great job!

  282. Dale Lindberg says:

    I googled into my computer this morning asking the Lord what should I do? I have been in a career that has covered over 30 years. I am in a situation right now where everything that I do has been questioned and now my job is on the line along with my integrity . It appears to be so unfair. I am sure many have been in my shoes. I found your words of comfort and encouragement so appropriate and meaningful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have to remind myself every morning that the Lord is right here with me. You gentle words soothed me. Let me never forget, not even for one moment that God loves me.

  283. I am really grateful to God. Thank you for this. I need help and direction from God. Pls help me in Prayers. God bless you and ur ministry,Amen

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    if you know then you can write or else it is complicated to write.

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