Hello,Shira4368,all respect,just now getting bk to this page.Shira,really that's all you can do! You thank God in all things,no matter what we are going through.Shira not a day goes by that I keep before me in prayer that poor woman being held like a criminal captive because the relative of her father told the authorities,her father was a muslim.
She is being mistreated like an animal.We got to keep this poor woman.in prayer.Our pastor said last night,sometimes by some miracle God can intervene and she could go free,he said all the public out cry from all over the world some times does work,possibly she could go free. Then again Pastor said she could go to see death.
God please I beg let her be free.ijn.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena9555 on 6/11/14|
elena, I can relate with what you are saying. I live with my son because he is on the road all the time and Im here alone. Ive had to call 911 twice in the past year. Ive had cancer of the thyroid . they caught mine before it spread even tho it was in the blood stream already. God has been good to me and whatever happens for me I will just thank God in it but not for it.
---shira4368 on 6/8/14|
The hardest test,ever for me..was I realize another x cancer,NO help,No friends,found out just how evil,greedy,rude,but God and many of my online friends prayed for me endlessly,it really was hard,not having my daughter near,I.was not given long to.live..God turn.it around,of coarse once I settled down kept before the Lord,faith made it help me.God is good no.matter how it looks,how we feel
He has the master plan.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena9555 on 6/4/14|
Gee whiz Louise! I haven't been near this blog in awhile and, Oh dear! I find myself short of words..., may the Lord fill your hearts with peace, God bless you all.
---Nana on 6/16/09|
Miche, I too am sorry you are going through so much. I like what you said about Job.
Sometimes these trials and tribs are like 1000 baseballs thrown at us all at the same time. It's hard at times to even catch your breath. BUT I know those who go through them are the truly blessed ones.
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shaddow of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and staff comfort me...surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
---kathr4453 on 6/15/09|
Thank you so much Warwick.I need those prayers.
I know God's Will will be done in all this.
Either God will restore my mom, or he will help us find a safe resthome that will cater to her every need without us having to worry and giving us freedom to visit when we want.
Same with my Dad. God will heal him or remove him from his suffering. Either way God gets all the glory.
Mary Mary sings this song called "I just can't give up now" and that is me. I have come to far to go back. I have had a much better life with God as my captain than I ever did on my own,despite many hardships.
I pray God blesses you mighty for thinking of your sister in CHrist!
---miche3754 on 6/10/09|
Miche I am truly sorry to hear of the struggles you are going through. I am glad that you have shared that with us.
I admire you for standing upon His word and having His Joy under such difficult circumstances. I know He tests us but you seem to be receiving more than your share of testing right now. This will end!
I will pray for you.
---Warwick on 6/10/09|
Right now, I am dealing with my dad having lung cancer and my mom having early onset Alzhiemer's. She doesn't talk anymore either.
Before this, it was an unruly teenager. All this along with my son's father refusing to pay child support and the other day he whipped our son for saying that food is a gift from God.
I am standing on God's word though. I believe he is trying me to make sure I am standing firm on him.
I always say if you are going through trials, God is getting you ready to bless you like He did Job.
So, I am not worried. I am standing on God's word. That trials may come, but i can still have HIS Joy!
---miche3754 on 6/8/09|
Not only trying to deal with the fact that my son died at age 19, but also having to deal with a horrible addiction to heroin (I, with the help of God am winning this long battle!). I would say these are the hardest trials I've been through. so far.
---sue on 6/8/09|
Losing a child you have birthed. Toiled with and tried your very best to raise,share with and bring up the best you know how. Only to see this child slip further and further away from you. You cannot make them see the error of their ways and choices they are making in life. They have no goals, no self respect. Only brings much shame on you and the family.
You want it to be so different but finally realizes it never will be.
This brings untold pain and sorrow as a parent. You ultimately feel, you have birthed your very own monster into this world to torture and torment you,themsleves and the entire family.
Very very sad and heartbreaking.
---Robyn on 6/8/09|
kitty. are you a believer?God has sent his son to die for you so you are worthy to come before God BOLDLY with all your requests as one of his children in need.It is because of jesus that you have the right to approach the father thru christ.This is a fact plainly spoken of in the scriptures.So no matter what you feel you are worthy because of jesus which is Gods plan so that you are worthy and able to approach God.
---tom2 on 6/6/09|
If you would please read these verses in the Bible, I am sure that they will bring you up and about. We are all tempted.
James 5:17: "Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months."
Matthew 8: 5_13. When we have done all that we can, God and Jesus will then help us reach beyond our means.
You are in good company, God's servants are also ashamed of those things they did in times past and of their sins in any shape or form or time!
Jeremiah 29:13: "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
---Nana on 5/27/09|
You are not alone. Please don't be ashamed. You can't hide. God hears every thought you have, and loves you as if you were God's only child. Pour out your heart to God. Lean, depend, rely on our wonderful Creator. You are in my thoughts tonight, and you are more wonderful than you know.
---Deb on 5/27/09|
just living in our society today is a real trial.money money,job, job,bills bills,portfolio,portfolio,politics.politics,economy,economy,worry worry,on and on and on and on,till we have no time to think of the kingdom.
---tom2 on 5/26/09|
To struggle against my weakness / temptations with my own flesh.
My heart is crying and i don't have anyone to turn to.
I feel too intimidated to approach God for help. I feel so guilty and UNWORTHY to come to his presence and talk to him. I do not deserve His mercy and attention.
I just feel so helpless, and i'm struggling ALONE... =(
---Kitty on 5/26/09|
I was diagnosed with a cardiomyopathy nearly 11 years ago.I believe God was trying to get my attention. I had been a reinforcing ironworker duperintendent who traveled the world detailing and placing rebar worldwide .My work had taken over my life, and I had forgotten God.I have since been on disability,and returned to my lord and savior.I believe God wants me for a specific reason,but have yet to discover what.
---tom2 on 5/25/09|
Whatever or whoever you fear ... controls you!
Have the courage to break free.
This is better than any book I could write:
Psa 118:6 The LORD is on my side, I will
not fear: what can man do unto me?
Psa 118:8-9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
Pro 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
II Sam 22:3 My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn* of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior from violent men you save me.
* Horn here symbolizes strength.
---Donna66 on 5/6/09|
Geraldine -- A lot of us have wished for a "sign" that would, once and for all, erase all our uncertainties. It sure would be easier than getting through every day on FAITH alone.
2Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight:
But FAITH pleases God. And it grows with exercise. If He always gave us a "sign", we might want MORE signs and soon not feel confident without one.
I'd quit asking for a sign. BUT look back on your life. Remember the times that "by circumstance" you got just what you needed exactly on time. Recall a time you escaped a terrible accident by a hair... and don't know quite how?
I take these as "signs" of God's presence and His care. And vow not to forget.
---Donna66 on 5/5/09|
Gal 6:14 "But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. "
All of our trials are so small next to the trials of Jesus. The line of this song says it best "Comes down to a man dying on a cross
Saving the world".
---Mark_Eaton on 5/5/09|
Donna66, I am so very sorry for all that you went through. My heart truly goes out to you.
Is there a possibility that you could write a book and share in detail how you got through each day? each hour of the day? and How God got you through is by helping you? and delivering you from that fear?
So many women (single Christian women) that I know have fear, fear of being alone, fear of not having an earthly husband, etc., And many have gone through trraumatic situations that have caused deep wounds inside of them.
Would you be willing to write a book and share your experiences and how God healed you? (((huggss)))) I'm so sorry for all you went through Donna.
---donna8365 on 5/5/09|
One of the worst was when my mother lapsed into a coma after surgery and remained that way for several months.
While she was in the hospital, I was kidnapped and assaulted on my way into work, by a guy with a knife. I got my face and hands cut up escaping. I had hand surgery and spent many sleepless nights re-living the incident.I was alone, afraid in my own home and had nightmares.
Then, to top it all off...the IRS unaccountably called me in for an audit of my taxes! (I ended up owing nothing).
I had so many feelings to deal with. I was almost dazed. I could do nothing but throw myself on the Lord for help. I learned a lot about fear and about myself in all of this. Since then I seldom fear anything!
---Donna66 on 5/5/09|
Donna, thanks for the helpful comments. The word BELIEVE is key in your words, and I do believe the Bible. But I wish followers of God today could be blessed with actually hearing God speak, as Moses did, and having wonderful visions as many did in the Bible. Maybe I am just longing for Heaven!
---Geraldine on 5/4/09|
Geraldine, My heart breaks for you as I hear the pain coming forth through your post.
Jesus said, "Believe." Read the Gospel of John and BELIEVE that Jesus is the bread of Life. Take him as your friend and begin a dialogue with him. "Lord I know I keep asking for a sign but I just want to BELIEVE your word and then I know you will show me great and mighty things that I do not know. I repent for being skeptical. I ask you Jesus to come into my heart as Lord and Savior of my life. I turn from all of my sins Lord and accept you in Jesus name. You need the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in order to understand spiritual things. Find out who you are in Christ Jesus. I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus-BELIEVE THAT.
---donna8365 on 5/4/09|
For many years I have struggled to stop asking God for a "sign." A physical sign that He is with me. I know it is wrong, and that it interferes with and diminishes faith, but I have not been strong enough, or haven't prayed hard enough, for it to end. If someone knows how to overcome this, please share!
---Geraldine on 5/2/09|
Loosing my first born son.
---sue on 5/1/09|
I guess I finally figured out what's been going on with myself for the last 10 years. Hard to see, heavy to listen too, and way to much to deal with. The trial I think is the hardest, is not family, friends, death, sickness, it is looking at life and becoming real to oneself and then removing our mask so that others can see the real us. Honesty and truth are the two hardest things for a human to deal with in life. No one wants others to see who we really are inside. We keep our lives his behind fake smiles, dishonest answers and love that sugar coats the sins of the world. It is time to take off the mask and face reality.
---BRENDA on 5/1/09|
I will take criticism for doing so, but let me address people who are having trouble of whatever nature.
The most wayward child has not escaped God. The most dire circumstance has not escaped God. It is the right and privilege of every Christian(born-again believer) to petition the Lord about our concerns.
How then can we go about this? We ask the Lord to bless the wayward child or the circumstances that have gotten out of hand the Lord(who of course has all knowledge) knows all about the wayward child and the circumstance that has gone awry.
Let's place our confidence,and our trust on the one who has said he is me your burdens for I care for you. This course of action will bring great relief to your heart and to your mind!
---mima on 5/1/09|
Raising children,hands down has been my hardest trials. Especially when they are strong-willed and unteachable. This presents many, many untold worries and problems for the parents. They disrespect you, resent you and just plain seem to hate you. Even when you are doing the best for them and the best you know how.
It hurts deeply.
---Robyn on 4/30/09|
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God's punishment on me.
Within one week, I went from living the high life to being homeless. I had an electronics manufacturing business building mass flow systems for the wastewater industry. During the two years I had the business I slowly did less and less for the Lord and more for things for myself. I was homeless for exactly one year. The only income I had was tutoring English to one person making only twenty dollars a week. I believe he whouldn't allow any more even though other tutors had too many requests. During that time, you would have never known I was homeless because I kept myself well groomed. Only a handfull of people knew about my situation. Even though it was tough, I was somehow content.
---Steveng on 4/30/09|
Agreed Johnnyb - children are a joy but a very heavy responsibility.
---Tommy55 on 4/30/09|
The hardest thing? Raising children!
---JohnnyB on 4/29/09|
myself is my hardest problem, how I can take things and give in is my main problem.
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/29/09|
I am a single mom, and I have had some of the hardest trials in life, throughout my entire life.
Just thinking about some of the things I hav endured brings tears to my eyes.
I am a very private person, so I won't go into any details of my trials, but believe me they were some horrible ones.
Maybe I am gong through hard times now, so that I can learn patience...
Life can be very hard, but I have come this far and jump so many hurdles that I know I am stronger.
Somehow, I just make it through.
---Elvira on 4/29/09|