Friday, July 16, 2010

Boy Did I Ever Need this Message Today - Being Prayerful - Having Faith

So Many More Than Just I Need Our Hearts to Know This!

This below was in an email to me today.

{Every day, you and I are reminded of how tough life can be. It's true that life can be really hard but don't ever give up on your tomorrows!

Keep believing, keep looking ahead, keep pressing into more and more of what God has for your life no matter what is happening.

Our best days are ahead. God's plan is bigger than just what He wants to do for you — it grows into what God wants to do through you.

The power of God's increase is so great that there are no challenges too big and no circumstances too difficult to be radically transformed.

When you keep on believing in the midst of your storm, not only will God lead you out, but He will lead you into His supernatural increase!

What you see as a major setback is really a divine setup.

God's working through the circumstances in your life to create an incredible moment of progress and promotion. He has pre-ordained seasons of increase in your life — not because of anything you do, but because He wants to pour out His goodness in your life.

God's plan for your life is bigger than simply solving today's problem — He wants to promote you. Through His Word and the power of His Holy Spirit, you will be amazed at what God will do in your life.

Always remember that God is for you and loves to give and help His children.

It's important to hide God's Word in your heart even when you feel like you don't need it because one day, when it feels as if the sun set while it was still day, you'll find strength and encouragement.

Everything you need is found in God's Word. Hope, healing, direction, relational issues, parenting advice, work advice, whatever you're seeking, you'll find it in God's Word.

Even if you just start to meditate on His word three minutes a day, God will bless it.

Here are a few verses for strength and encouragement to meditate on during difficult times.

Psalm 94:19

"In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul." (NKJ)

Amplified Version says, "In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!"

New Living Translation says, "When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer".

Psalm 50:15

"Call upon me on the day of trouble and I will deliver you."

Psalm 142:3

"When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path."

Psalm 61:2

"When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I." (One of my many favorites!)

Psalm 62:8

"Trust in Him at all times…God is a refuge for us."

Jeremiah 15:20

"'I am with you to rescue and save you,' declares the Lord."

Zephaniah 3:17

"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."

Remember, God always causes us to come out better. If it's raining here, the sun is always shining somewhere else. The sun will always shine again in your life. God always wants us to come to Him in the day of trouble. And when you call upon Him, He will show you great and mighty things, and He will surely rescue you.}

This was just what I need to remember today. It seems no matter how old I am, or how much my life has been through, the turmoils in my life will still throw me. God must be with me even when my faith wains, because His message seems to find me either through a friend, an email, the title of a book in the store that my eye is drawn to, or even a peice of junk mail in my mail box, but a message all the same letting me know He is there with me, to turn to Him and His Word - to ask and believe.... and my sunshine will shine again. It may not be the way I was hoping for, but it's always BETTER! I'm hanging on for dear life to his word and his promise because nothing or nobody can help me but Him!

I'm praying for all out there, that if your life is in turmoil and you feel like I do... that your day feels like night too.... that you too will turn to God with all your heart, and give the cause of your heavy heart and the tears in your eyes over to Him and leave it alone, and then wait patiently upon Him. He will give us our sunshine again. Believe and have Faith! I have been there done that so many times in my life and He has NEVER let me down.

Today I needed this myself and if I don't get there on my own He always finds me through something and reminds me He is with me. Today He did again and it's always just when I need him too! :) So take a quiet moment and just stop....listen.....and'll know God is there still with you too, and he is telling you, "I'll give you sunshine in your life again". Just let go....and.....Let God!  :)

May Gods Blessings and Love Be With You
Love and Hugs,
May God Bless and Keep You, and May You Never Let Him Go!

(Photos courtesy of the web).


  1. Oh Debi,
    That is SO beautiful!!!! You have inspired us all TWICE this week!!
    I am so thankful for your wonderful Biblical is so special.
    And I love the darling note that you got in your precious!

    This is such a spiritual treat!
    Hugs and blessings,

  2. What a God honoring, spirit filled post..

    My family and I have faced 22 months of the fiercest, mightiest storms than ever before..but like I shared with my husband..'we have also witnessed God GREATER than all those storms.

    Your post reminded me of the song from Casting Crowns Praise You In This Storm:

    I can't tell you the times I have sat at the computer listening to it or working around the house,,the part that makes me start crying is right at the beginning:

    was sure by now, God, that You would have reached down and wiped our tears away, stepped in and saved the day. But once again, I say amen and it's still the thunder rolls I barely hear You whisper through the rain, "I'm with you" and as Your mercy falls I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away......

  3. Thanks, Debi, for that encouraging post and the beautiful pictures that are with it. I'm glad you shared your email with us. We all need it at some time.

  4. Hey Cindy...Thank you for the post and I'm so glad you felt inspired too. I'm telling you when God wants our attention, he will find away to get it through many avenues, even if it has it has to bring us to our knees first. If we pay attention God is always trying to talk to us...inside of us or all around us. He doesn't give up on us so we shouldn't give up on him. It's all in his time. I just wished he would hurry up and help me to understand now and take this all away! :)

    Bless you Girl!

    Oh Angela I'm so glad this message also touched you too. I can also relate to the fierce storms, and that song I should get as I can so relate to its words. Life can be so mean and heart wrenching. It also seems that as soon as one storm passes another is right behind it. Sometimes I don't get to breath in between, but I just tell myself that God must really love me and he isn't done with me yet, as through all of the storms I become stronger, wiser, and even more faithfull and more in the place he is trying to guide me to be. I at times wish maybe he didn't love me so much because sometimes the storms are just crushing me and I don't know if I have the strength to do this one more time, and i can't breathe! And then, I see what others are handed and mine isn't so bad, even though it feels that way, and if they can get through it so can I. I hang on to Gods hand and just keep praying. So now I'm waiting on Him to see where I go this time.

    I hope and pray for you that your storms are ending and your sunshine promise is upon you. :) Thank you for the lovely post and for visiting. God Bless and {{{hugs to you and your family}}}! If we all stand together in him, no one can be against us! The power of prayer can heal anything!

    Blessings to YOU!

  5. Hi Faye, You're right, we all need encouragement sometimes. I'm glad this one came to me today because I really did need it. I felt the need to share it because I know I'm not the only one hurting. Thanks for visiting and may God alway Bless you too! :)


  6. Debi, that was lovely and inspiring. Thanks bunches for touching me this evening...olive♥

  7. Debi, love this post! You said it, said it.


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