The Word – Challenge

IMG950440The Challenge question on The Word is:

Do you see every person, you meet, as your brothers and sisters?

Thank you for participating! God Bless you :)

 

8/12/2017

 

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Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. –Micah 7:7

 

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. –Micah 7:8

 

8/11/2017

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? –Micah 6:8

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But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. –James 3:8

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. –James 3:16

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. –James 4:10

For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. –James 4:15

What Elsie Didn’t Know…

Elsie finishes making her bed, still sobbing, still 50 thoughts simultaneously swirling in her head, heart still pounding. She catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror through her tears that stops her dead in her tracks.

Shew, I look crazy. I am crazy thats why I look crazy. Look at me, tears covering my face, red faced, puffed eyes, foaming at the mouth…they are going to lock me up sooner or later. Probably sooner, than later,  if anyone sees what I look like right now…quit, don’t go there…there’s no time for this….stop it, STOP IT!

She didn’t know how she was going to get through another day.

What Elsie also didn’t know is when she is 32, she is diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorder. The decades of hiding it, suppressing it was too much, and Elsie’s body just began to shut down, literally

Her doctor said it was the worst case of anxiety and panic he had ever seen.

What made Elsie different than other cases he had diagnosed, is Elsie didn’t have the “typical” panic and anxiety attacks, that most people have, the ones that will hit, run their course and subside.

Elsie woke up with the her heart pounding  130 plus beats, all the other symptoms, and it lasted until she went to bed at night. All day, every day. 

The doctor and physiatrists were astonished Elsie could sit there, as if nothing was happening to her, when her vitals told them that she was in distress.

It would all make sense then. The constant heart attack feeling, her nausea, her head aches, her feeling of being crazy, and needing to, or fear of being locked away, the vertigo, the depression, the list went on, and on. To Elsie it read like a daily schedule.

Elise was comforted to know that it wasn’t her. She wasn’t crazy. She wasn’t going to have heart failure at any minute.

Now, they could work on the physical, and figure out why it was happening…but the memories…those are a different story….

 

8/9/2017

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us. –Micah 3:11

IMG_0866A double minded man is unstable in his ways. –James 1:8

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. –James 1:20

Thou believest that  there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. –James 2:19

8/8/2017

Let brotherly love continue. –Hebrews 13:1

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angles unawares. –Hebrews 13:2

20170514_143759Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. –Hebrews 13:5

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to day, and for ever. –Hebrews 13:8

But to do good and communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. –Hebrews 13:16

8/7/2017

Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry? –Jonah 4:4

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. –Hebrews 11:1

But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. –Hebrews 11:6

For our God is a consuming fire. –Hebrews 12:29

8/6/2017

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast Thou 20170514_130201brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God. –Jonah 2:6

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised; ) –Hebrews 10:22-23

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. –Hebrews 10:31

What God?

This week has been great! It didn’t start out that way but God has a way of working out all things if we get out of His way.

Starting Monday, we were in the process of handling a transaction. Everything’s going smoothly when we were stopped dead in our tracks with the dreaded, “Ok, everything is done on your end, now it will take us 3 to 4 weeks, plus mailing time.”

What??

3 to 4 weeks, plus mailing time! There are people waiting, there’s money in hand, you want me to tell them 3 to 4 weeks, plus mailing time? Yep, sorry, that’s how we do it now.

I was too drained to get frustrated.

The only answer I had was, “Pray and God will work it out, is all I got for you”  Good answer.

I was tasked to call the company back, get a firm, better answer than 3 to 4 weeks, plus mailing time.  I make the call.

The first person had nothing for me. They didn’t even like the fact that they were at work, much less that I had called and wanted them to assist me.

I sat down and read my Bible, and before coming to post the Bible verses, to the blog, I called again.

Within 30 seconds the nice gentleman tells me, “Your transaction was processed, and completed yesterday, and everything was mailed to you this morning”

What God? You fight for me? Thank you Lord :)

What was a frustrating situation, that was going to drag on for 3 to 4 weeks, plus mailing time was handled, and resolved in less than 48 hours, plus mailing time.

What God? You fight for me? Thank you Lord :)

Am I special? Not even close. I am the least of God’s children.

The Almighty fights for us, His children, everyday. Let’s get out of His way, and let Him lay out the solutions to our struggles. Thank you God :)

God Bless you :)

 

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