Our Help Comes From God Not Other People

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O Sovereign LORD, the strong one who rescued me, you protected me on the day of battle.

Psalm 140:7

Regardless of how we sometimes “feel” God is neither blind to our needs nor deaf to our cries. He is a present help in time of need, and it should never surprise us that those who have come to know Him the most intimately, and to love Him the most deeply, are those who have had the most frequent and the most dire experiences of desperation.

Often you will talk with people who have been through terrible situations, and when you ask them, “Why didn’t you fall apart?” they will tell you, “A supernatural peace came over me, and I literally felt the peace of God envelope me.”

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14

When we rest in Christ and praise Him in all things, good and bad, He makes all things work together for our good! When we are in the midst of hard times it is often hard to think “straight.” If we can simply tell our minds to STOP the worry thoughts, then we can make a conscious effort to sit down, and take control of those thoughts by placing them on what the Word of God says.

I think, for me, the realization that all things must work for “God’s purposes” and not my own selfish purposes, gives me peace and strength in the middle of life’s daily battles.

I am encouraged, often, when I think about the story of Paul and Silas in Acts 16:25. They were causing an uproar with their street preaching. They were flogged, stripped and beaten with rods, and thrown into prison.

Instead of wringing their hands, picking up their cell phones and calling their Christian friends to “pray for them” they began to pray loudly and praise the Lord. Just at that very time God sent a violent earthquake to rock the foundations of the prison and it caused the prison doors to fly open. The jailer, who had been told to guard them with his very own life, almost fell on his sword. Instead of running away, as we probably would have, Paul and Silas, converted the jailer, and his whole family, to Christ.

Oh, if we could all be this mature in Christ! When we get into hard situations, if we could only look at them as a means to an end for Christ’s purposes and not our own! We read the following in Acts 16:35

“When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” 36 The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.”

I have told this before, but it’s worth repeating, I believe. When I was being taught by the Lord to come directly to Him with my needs, He once spoke to my heart the following: “I want you to quit telling your “poor little me” stories to everyone who will listen. You are trying to manipulate them to feel sorry for you and come to your rescue. Your friends are not God. I am God. I want you to depend only on Me.”

It was hard, because I am the chatty type. In fact, in high school I was often referred to as “Chatty Cathie.”

I literally had to go one day at a time, telling my needs to God and trusting that He would meet them. I can tell you my faith grew by leaps and bounds during that experience.

If I was hungry, someone would come into work and say, “I have an extra sandwich and I felt impressed to share it with you.” I simply thanked them, and silently praised God.

After being out of work on short-term disability and only 65% of my pay, I wondered if I would make it back and forth to work on the small amount of gas I had. I lived in a rural part of New Mexico at that time that had no public transportation. There was just no way I could miss anymore work.

I prayed and gave that need up to God. I told Him, “Father, what am I going to do? You know my heart and you know my health. I simply want to work and I don’t have enough gas to last me until the next payday.”

That very day, a friend of mine came up to me at work. At first she looked a bit embarrassed, but as she stood by my desk I could see the power of the Holy Spirit come over her and she spoke boldly, “I don’t want to embarrass you, Cathie, but I was on my way to work this morning, when I heard the Lord speak to my heart, “Buy Cathie a tank of gas.” I almost broke down in tears, as I thanked her. When we got off work, I followed her to the gas station and she filled my gas tank.”

Because of my own experiences, I know that God is still in the miracle business. He is our Father, and when we let Him, He will supply our every need. All we need do, like Paul and Silas, is to praise Him in the midst of our bad situations. He made us, He knows our problems, and He longs to meet our needs.

In 2 Corinthians 9:8 we read this:

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

By the way, God doesn’t always use the people you would think He would use to meet our needs. He often uses the unsaved so that we can turn it into a testimony to them of his goodness. I have found that some of the very folks that Christians judge, will turn and help you out quicker then the so called “righteous”  In Isaiah 23:18 we read the following regarding an prostitute who was used by God to help His people:

“Her gain and her harlot’s wages will be set apart to the LORD; it will not be stored up or hoarded, but her gain will become sufficient food and choice attire for those who dwell in the presence of the LORD.”

My husband used to read my messages daily and one day recently he said to me, “You sure use a lot of scriptures out of Isaiah.”

I told him that the reason I do so is that God started ministering to me, as a single mom, out of that book of the Bible many years ago. I find it rich with substance for the hurting man or woman of God. God started speaking to me out of Isaiah 52 when I was coming out of depending on other people, and started my journey of trusting Him and Him alone.

If you are starting that journey yourself, you might want to start in Isaiah 52, as the Spirit of God leads.

We should never give up, Beloved! The battle is the Lords, and the victory is ours. We can know the very same protection that Paul and Silas experienced, as we get our eyes off of the problem, and put them on the problem solver!

Father, help us today to go into any battle in Your strength. You, the God of our salvation, will preserve our soul, and we can overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of OUR testimony! In Your Name, the Name above all names we pray. Amen and Amen

May God’s ever present help be with you today and always!

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

Website: http://helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

http://loveaddictioncoachingforchristians.com

 

 

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The Secret To Walking In Abundance

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And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 2nd Corinthians 9:8

 

Are you living in super-natural abundance, or are you living with not even enough to put food on your table?

It is not God’s will for His children to be living in lack. The scripture above proves it. God will provide your needs and as your needs are met, you can then meet the needs of others. After you start walking in that giving attitude for a while your faith increases and soon you will notice that even your “wants,” if inline with right living, will begin to supernaturally come to you from unexpected sources.

In order to access the heavenly realms of abundant living, you have to change your way of thinking about God and His provision.

This law is a universal law and it works for givers even if they are not “Christians.” I live in a town in Northern New Mexico that has a lot of people of diverse faiths and beliefs. The interesting thing I have noticed is that so many different faiths have as one of their tenants the principal of giving to others and expecting nothing back. So I see people using their God given gifts to bless others. That means their needs are constantly going to be met.

So when I say that you have to change your mind about living in abundance what I mean is that your thoughts, and the Words that come out of your mouth, have to be in agreement with the fact that God doesn’t want His children to live in lack. Constantly being without is not a good witness to the goodness of the Lord. Why in the world would anyone be attracted to being poor for the rest of his or her lives? We all need to have our basic needs for food, shelter, and transportation met before we can help others with theirs. God knows that and He is more then willing to bless the work of our hands when we use what we have to help others.

Anything is possible when you begin to believe it is possible. We live in an abundant world and our heavenly father owns the cattle on each and every hill. There is no lack in the world; there are only people who have not learned to live up to their God-given potential.

It’s impossible for us to be saying one thing, and believing another. That’s why I get up each morning, no matter how I am feeling, or what I have, and I begin to praise God for all I do have. When we begin to praise God comes into our environment and our words are in agreement with His at that point and we go from constantly being losers to being able to give to others.

Get into thinking and BELIEVING that every single thing you have belongs to God.

When you get into that way of thinking miracles start to happen. Last week my husband and I were in the Post Office in our town. I had on a beautiful turquoise blue Howlite continuous necklace. The necklace was made up of hand-carved crosses. There must have been at least a hundred of them. It is a beautiful necklace that looks like turquoise but has stones dyed to look like turquoise. I have received so many compliments on that necklace and it is a piece of jewelry that makes you feel good when you put it on.

The woman that we have worked with at the post office, since we moved here, was helping us. She is a good Christian woman that has been so kind to us. All of a sudden she saw my necklace and said, “I love that!” She began to touch the crosses and admire it. Suddenly I heard the still voice of God in my head that said, “Take it off and give it to her!” I did just that and it touched her heart. She got tears in her eyes and protested but I told her, “It’s a gift from God.”

I loved that necklace and I don’t know of another place to get another one just like it, but it doesn’t matter. It was not mine, I was blessed by God with that necklace and since it’s His I can happily obey His voice and give it away to bless another one of His kids.

I have lived that way for so long, that it’s second nature to me. I don’t do it for what I might receive. I let it go with no expectations. It then goes into my heavenly bank account and when I am in need God sees to it that my needs are met in miraculous ways.

Once you get it into your head that it’s not your paycheck that meets your needs, it God that gives you a job, and the talent to get that job, then you start going into the heavenly realms of supernatural abundance.

It’s addicting. Be prepared, once you start running your finances in divine order you will never go back to begging God, or anyone else, for anything.

I am blessed with a husband who also is a giver. I prayed for a husband who also had the gift of giving, because I knew that a selfish hoarder of money would have a lot of trouble living with me.

When we lived in Salida Colorado God was blessing my ministry in some mind-blowing ways. One day I looked at my PayPal account and a couple that met me through our online ministry had blessed our account with 175.00. The same day another woman I had been counseling with sent me a donation of 100.00. I was praising God for meeting our needs and we went to the grocery store. I saw a man pushing a woman in a wheelchair and they had an adorable little girl with them that was also helping her mother. It turned out that we got behind them in the checkout lane. God begin to nudge my heart with paying for their groceries. In my mind I began to argue with God. I was so happy to have a few extra dollars and thoughts of what I could do with it were whirling through my mind. The Lord started nudging my heart harder. I knew better then to disobey. I leaned down and whispered to my husband, “God told me to pay for their groceries.” My husband shook his head, “Yes!” and I told the checkout woman, “Excuse me, I would like to pay for their groceries, just add it to my grocery bill.” She knew me and so she did it. The couple was overwhelmed. The man said to us, “I was beginning to think God had forgotten about us.” So God gave us the extra money to help someone whose faith was close to being lost. That’s how it works. The heavenly realm of banking knows no boundaries. Two weeks later someone said that God had told them to pay our utilities that month and we got that money back and more.

It isn’t about giving to your church necessarily, although I do believe if you attend there every Sunday you should help them. I believe that we are to give to others directly when ever possible.

Someone once said, “Well, what if they use the money for drugs?” Well then offer to pay for their bills directly to the company they owe money too.

God will reveal to you if you are being taken advantage of and he will cut that person out of your life. It’s happened to me a couple of times, I will not lie to you. I still get the blessing though because my motives in the giving were pure. It’s the intent God looks at when we give to others.

You can clean their house, mow their lawn, or fix them dinner. It’s the giving that keeps your needs being met. God will give you discernment.

One day I saw a minister online begging for money. I had sent her 50.00 once and I never received as much as a thank-you. Now, we don’t give to be praised, but it’s only decent manners to thank someone. I for one never help an ungrateful person again. I give it to God and let Him balance the books in my heavenly account as He decides to do so. About six months after that the same minister was begging again. I sent her an email and asked her if she was thanking people. She told me “No, but everyone knows I appreciate it. I am very busy.” I then told her that God expects us to be grateful when we are gifted by others and let them know that, just as we thank God for gifts we get. She began to do that and her funds didn’t dry up anymore.

I notice those who are loving, kind and giving will have their needs met and their wants too after they have shown God He can trust them to use their gifts for others. If I see a Christian who is always doing “without,” I know that they are selfish and probably don’t give to others on a regular basis.

As in anything else in the Christian walk, when you first start stepping out in faith and giving, the enemy will come to you and tell you that you are a fool and that nothing is going to change for you. That’s a lie from the pits of hell. Hang in there, make constant deposits in your heavenly account and before you know it you will begin to see miracles.

Start studying giving in the bible. Let God open your mind and give you wisdom. God is a giver. God gave us His only son! When we let go of what’s in our hands then God lets go of what’s in His.

You were born with talents. Use them to help others. That’s what you were born to do!

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

www.loveaddictioncoachingforchristians.com

God Wants To Heal Your Body Your Mind And Your Broken Spirit

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You shall serve the Lord your God; He shall bless your bread and water, and take sickness from your midst. Exodus 23:25

When I was 19 years old I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematous. I went for years with it in remission. Every now and then, usually in the middle of severe stress in my life, it would come out of remission.

In 2008 I went on a weight loss plan. I lost about 35 lbs. In losing all that weight I was more concerned with weight loss instead of healthy weight loss. In order to lose the weight I used a lot of sugar substitutes and I especially drank a lot of diet soda. I mean A LOT. The diet soda seemed to hold back the hunger and I depended on it to get me through on days when I was tempted to blow it. Later, through study, I would find out that the sugar substitute in Diet Cola, and other sugar-free treats were poisoning my body.

In January of 2009 I begin to see blood in the toilet and I began to have severe diarrhea. Of course the first thing I thought of, always thinking the worse at the time, was colon cancer. I went to my family doctor who arranged for me to have a colonoscopy. I was also referred to a Gastroenterologist.

The bleeding continued and while I was waiting for the results of the test I started to call out to God in prayer. A few weeks and many tests later I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The doctor I had, at that time, was a real straight shooter. He told me frankly, “You will have this the rest of your life, the best you can do is control it. There is no cure, I know that because I have it myself.”

I went through some really bad meds and for two weeks I was so sick I couldn’t raise my head from the pillow. Finally my doc found a drug that would control it, most of the time, but I had no health insurance at the time and the medication was over $1000.00 a month.

In December of 2010 we moved to be closer to my daughter. Shortly after our move my husband had to have open-heart surgery. During the open-heart surgery he developed MRSA, a flesh eating disease. It ate his entire sternum and some of his rib cage prior to getting it under-control. He should have died; in fact his family care doctor told us that he had never had one patient who had hospital acquired MRSA live. However, the whole ordeal left my husband unable to take care of himself. On top of everything else one of the meds he took, while in the hospital, left him almost blind.

It was obvious that I would be my husband’s caretaker. He had no one else. To this day he cannot even shower by himself, and he is no longer able to drive because he could not pass a drivers license vision test even before his vision almost completely left him.

My situation was dire. The only help I had was my daughter and she was very helpful until she met someone from out of town and moved to Michigan, leaving me completely alone.

I spent all my time too sick to raise my head up and in bed with my I pad or laptop. The only times I would get up was to feed my husband and take care of his needs. The IBD had taken my Lupus out of remission too. The pills they were giving me failed to work. They could literally find nothing that my system would work with. I stopped almost all the pills for Lupus and IBD and went on a gluten free diet. I was begging God to heal me. Even gluten free didn’t work and I was left feeling helpless. I had tried everything and nothing worked.

I would wonder what I was going to do. I had to drive my husband to his doctor appointments and sometimes in the midst of a bad attack of IBD and Lupus I had to cancel my husbands doctor appointments. I begin to have the doctors, not fully aware of my situation, begin to threaten me to stop caring for my husband if I could not get him to his doctor’s appointments. This added to my stress, which in turn made me sicker.

Truly, it was the worst time of my life. I felt totally alone and my health problems had to take a back seat to my husbands. I was lucky if I got to a doctor once a year for myself. It took all the energy I had to make it through each day. My housework suffered because I had to prioritize and housework was low down on my list. I did the dishes, cleaned the bathrooms, and ran a mop and occasionally I vacuumed.

The amazing thing is that through it all I never lost my faith in God. I didn’t know why He was allowing me to go through all of it, but I figured all I had left was God and my husband and I determined to not let either of them go.

Family, on my side and his,were so disappointing. No one offered to help, no one called to see how we were doing, and at one time my husbands oldest son, from another marriage, tried to tell my husband that there was nothing wrong with him and I was putting ideas in his head. My husband tried to tell him that it was his doctor who diagnosed him, and not me. His son went on and on with his tirade and Chuck was broken-hearted that at the worst time in his life, his own son was giving him more grief on top of his grief he was feeling at having lost all semblance of his prior life.

During this time I began to call out to God for my healing. I would reason with God and tell Him, “You know I have to take care of Chuck, and I cannot go on with my own health problems much longer. PLEASE HEAL ME LORD!

During that time I had constant diarrhea. I was losing blood from the ulcerative colitis, which was how my IBD manifested itself. Just getting out of bed to go to the grocery store or take my husband to the doctor took all my energy away. I would do what I had to do and then come home and go back to bed, getting up only when Chuck needed my help.

While I was so sick I begin to wonder what lesson God was trying to teach me from my situation. I would think back on seeing other people who were chronically ill and wondering if they were truly as sick as they said they where. God used my situation to make sure I never had another judgmental thought about sick people again. I saw just how frustrating and heart breaking it was to spend every moment of your life ill, with no one to help.

I prayed for four years for my healing and literally begged God, the last two, to help me because now I had a husband who had no one but me to help him.

I had moments of severe self-pity. I knew I shouldn’t feel sorry for myself but I did. I would take my case to the Lord and remind him of all the ways I had ministered to his people, most of the time without getting a dime for it. I would remind him of how I had tried, after a horrible time of backsliding, to dedicate my life to living for him. It was almost like I was saying to God, “Of all people, I don’t deserve this. I have been your good child, following the desires of your heart Lord.” I begin to have to confess that ego to God, because I knew it was not what He wanted, and I knew I was, and am, far from perfect.

One morning, in early spring of this year, I was lying in bed after a cup of coffee and giving my husband all his meds. My husband was sitting in the Lazyboy recliner in our bedroom. We turned on Christian television. A woman with an angelic voice was singing the most beautiful song of praise. To this day I cannot tell you what we were watching, as I had begun to dose off to sleep when she came on.

The music began to minister to me and I begin to feel a supernatural sense of unearthly peace. Waves and waves of energy began to pulse through my body. The energy went from the top of my head, to the bottom of my feet and then did the same thing time and time again until I was transported to the heavenly realms. I can’t tell you, in the natural, how long I stayed there. I only know that God met me there and began to heal my body supernaturally. When I came “to” and out of the heavenly realms I had a feeling that my life would NEVER again be the same. I had met God, in the heavenly realms and he had healed my body.

Shortly after that a door was opened for us to move into a smaller and less expensive house. Things started to just fall together; money came together in supernatural abundance for us to hire movers. We knew that we were in the middle of God’s will as every single door opened in front of us easily and effortlessly.

Since that day I have not spent one sick day in bed. I have not had manifestations of IBD or Lupus. My energy level is incredible and I am easily able to take my husband where he needs to go and minister to his needs with energy levels I have not experienced in a long, long time. We are now believing Him for my husbands total and complete healing!

Why did it take God so long to heal me? I am not sure, except that I learned many, many life lessons through the whole ordeal. I write this to those of you today that may need a healing in your health or even your emotions. No matter how bad things feel or how bad they look to you at this time, know that GOD is with you. He will heal you, at the exactly right time and when He does it will be a total healing in areas of finances, emotions and your health!

The main thing I learned is that we must not blame him for our troubles. We must prove to Him that no matter what we feel like, in the natural, we will continue to sing praises to His name. No bad thing comes from God. It’s the enemy of our souls that wants to see us suffer and NOT our heavenly Father. Trust Him, He loves us so much and even in the worst times of our lives He stands by our sides, enabling us to go through the hardest times one can ever imagine, not in our strength BUT in HIS.

If you would like someone to agree with you in prayer, please email me.

God is by your side. Your healing is sooner then you think! Stand firm and trust Him!

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

www.loveaddictioncoachingforchristians.com

More Teaching On Having A Sound Mind

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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Yesterday my blog had to do with a sound mind. There is so much more to it, so today I would like to share a bit more of my journey to a sound mind in Christ Jesus.

Sometimes you hear someone refer to someone else as paranoid. A person who is always imagining things that are not true in the non-Christian world, or the world of psychology, is referred to as “paranoid.”

In the Christian world we often describe that to be a person with a “spirit of imaginations.”

There are a lot of reasons people get to that point, but I believe most of the people I have met, that seemed to be paranoid, got that way because of constantly trusting people that let them down.

Unfortunately a person may be no longer being emotionally abused and they may have left the abuser way behind in their life but they still have a tendency to believe and obsess over things that they think are going on, or being said behind their backs.

When we take a look at the origin of the words “sound mind” we learn that the phrase is taken from the Greek word “sodzu” which means to be saved or delivered. In the way it is used in the scripture above it suggests something that is delivered, rescued, salvaged and protected and is now safe and secure.

So, even if your mind is tempted to succumb to fear, as was the case with Timothy, you can allow God’s Word and the Holy Spirit to work in you to deliver, rescue, revive, and salvage your mind. This means your rationale, logic, and emotions can be shielded from the illogically absurd, ridiculous, unfounded, and crazy thoughts that have tried to grip your mind in the past. All you have to do is grab hold of God’s Word and His Spirit.

When you are saved Christ now sanctifies you and you begin to think differently. It’s been my experience that the enemy will come to you and do everything possible to take you from your new life in Christ. In doing so you will begin to think, “I am crazy, none of this is real. I am mentally ill.” Beloved in the Lord that is exactly what Satan’s plan is. Stay away from people that don’t think like you think, as much as possible. Surrounded yourself with Christian people, and read uplifting books from well-known Christian teachers.

You are now living a life based on super-natural faith and those that do not understand it, will try and talk you out of it.

So what do you do when these crazy thoughts start to run through your mind, as they will?

I suggest getting alone with God and in a prayer speak your concerns to Him. Ask Him to strengthen you and take away from your mind any thought that is not of Him.

God will honor that prayer. In my life, I would have a thought go through my mind that would have sounded okay in the past, prior to being surrendered to Christ, but now it didn’t ring true. God would speak to my mind, “That isn’t true. You are imagining that. Something like that happened in the past and you are expecting this situation to be the same, but it isn’t. It’s the enemy trying to confuse you and put thoughts in your mind to cause stress and emotional turmoil.”

After a couple of years, I begin to enjoy a life free of a spirit of imaginations. God completely delivered me.

It takes continuous effort on our parts. When a thought comes to us that isn’t true, we have to question it, hold it captive and tell it to GO away in the name of Jesus.

There is no magic pill, or magic person it is going to take time. I have, however, prayed with people who have had immediate breakthrough and were instantly delivered from a spirit of imagination and their minds are made WHOLE immediately.

In my case it took a couple of years of praying, believing and blocking confusing and hurtful thoughts. We have inherited a sound mind from Christ. The Word tells us that we have the mind of Christ now. Read the scripture below and let it sink in deeply.

“For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.” 1st Corinthians 2:16

So when thoughts come to you that are fearful you have the right as a child of daddy God to tell the devil to flee! You have the mind of Christ. The mind of Christ doesn’t fear, worry or obsess. The pure mind of Christ is full of peace and serenity. You now have that mind in you and you live in a place of peace and serenity.

It doesn’t matter what people say or what they do. You, as a child of God, will come out of each situation victoriously! God is with you, God is in you, and no weapon formed against you will prosper.

The devil flees when he understand that he can no longer use your mind to torment you.

One day a lady who has different, New Age, beliefs said to me, “Cathie you are just living in denial!” No, I am not. I am living in peace, the things the world brings against me cannot bring me down because I am not of this earthly kingdom, I am a part of the Kingdom of God, and my friend SO ARE YOU! Ignore those people. They are blind to the things of God and will remain that way until when, or if, the Spirit of God comes to them.

If you are interested in donation based counseling contact me through one of my websites. God wants us whole so that we, with compassion, can help others become whole in Christ.

In His Never-Ending Love,

Cathie

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

www.loveaddictioncounselingforChristians.com

From Racing Thoughts Of Worry To A Sound Mind

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For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

This morning I received a couple of requests for prayer. I believe that the people found me through one of my websites, but really it could have even been my blog. I truly believe that God sends certain people my way because He knows I have been tried in certain areas, and with His help and His help only, I have come out victoriously “on the other side.”

It is God’s desire that we get the help we need and desperately want. When we are ready God sends a teacher, or two, to help us be healed of the emotional problems that plague us.

The people that contacted me today were telling me of problems they have with their mind and the emotional turmoil they go through on a daily basis because of the thoughts that bombard their minds.

In the 80s and 90s I too had problems with thoughts that went through my mind in a manic way. It was tormenting, there is no other way to express it. Now I have a psych background and I know that people go to doctors with similar problems and these same people are often told that they have Attention Deficit Disorder. They are then given different medicines and maybe they feel better or not. I refused to take those medications. If you are totally sold out to medical and psychological solutions to these problems please stop reading this blog article now. This is NOT for you. This message is for adults. This message is for sold out, born again Christians who understand that there are two forces in the world. If you understand that God is good and we as Christians have an adversary, then this is YOUR time, please read on.

I can remember lying down at nights and having all kinds of tormenting things streaming through my mind. I was a natural born worrier and nights were the worst times of torment for me that you can ever imagine! Everything that I imagined having been said to me, that was negative during my workday, floated through my mind in waves of torment. I would think of things I should have said and rehearse those in my mind. Then in the middle of that I would begin to worry about my bills, my car breaking down, my children being killed in an accident of some sort, my family problems with relatives and it went on and on.

Some nights were worse then others. During those nights I would toss and turn and be worried because I wanted to sleep, so I would be rested for the next day at work, but I could not get to sleep. I couldn’t stop the constant stream of thoughts in my head.

The residue of the night’s thoughts would linger the next day. At the very end of my journey with tormenting thoughts I would think of a family situation that was especially hurtful, and unfair, to me. I would cry out to God about it. I couldn’t understand why God didn’t do something about it. I was living completely for Him at the time and so I really didn’t understand why God wasn’t coming to my rescue.

The day God began to heal me from the tormenting thoughts I was sitting in my prayer chair. I was praying, praising and lifting up my hands to God when “suddenly” God began to speak to me, the way He does. It isn’t a big booming voice. It’s a still soft voice in my head, and I know its God because it is something that I myself couldn’t think of or imagine in a million years!

God said to me the following, “ This is going to go on until you understand where this is coming from and who the tormenter is and what HE is getting out of this heartache you are experiencing.”

I said, “What do you mean Lord?” God said, “What do you know about me? Am I love? Total love? Do I purposely hurt my children with Words?” I knew that God had a loving nature. I knew that God was a loving father who loves us so much that the bible tells us He keeps all of our tears, every single one, in a bottle.

As I contemplated all of that, the Lord spoke the following to me; “What is your understand of Satan? What does the Word say about His nature and His purpose?”

I replied with a scripture I knew by heart; “A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” The MESSAGE bible. John 10:10

God spoke again and said, “So this situation is not going to end anytime soon, because Satan is getting a lot of mileage out of it.” “If you weren’t so upset by it, it wouldn’t be happening. You need to step away from it. You need to accept it. If it changes, it changes but I need to know that even if this situation never changes you will still love me and do the work I have called you to do. This situation has you stuck and you are no good to me when your mind is in turmoil over this!”

I thought about that and all of a sudden something deep down inside of me roared up like a lion. I was so angry with Satan. I stood up in my room and said out loud; “Satan get the heck out of here. You have gotten all the mileage out of this situation you are going to get. It’s over! I just don’t care anymore. I am over this.”

I knew God was in it because the most beautiful, tangible feeling of peace flooded the room. My whole attitude changed from that point on. Whenever Satan would come to me and try to get me to think sad thoughts about the situation, I would realize at once that was what was happening, and I would turn off my mind and turn it to another channel.

As time went on the situation no longer hurt me. I had accepted it. When people would tell me things with the intention of hurting me over that situation, I would laugh to myself. The reason why is because I literally felt no pain over the situation anymore. God had delivered me.

From that point on, the entire racing thoughts going through my mind at night had no more power over me. I realized where they were coming from and why. I begin a different level of my Christian walk with God.

My being “overly-sensitive” was healed too. I no longer took everything personally. I knew where it was coming from. Satan uses empty vessels to pour out hate and anger.

Around that same time a couple of things happened that should have and could have destroyed me. I began to have such a deep level of faith that I gave up attachments to certain outcomes. I began to deeply understand God’s unconditional, and never-failing, love for me. I then realized that no matter WHAT happened, it was God’s will to prepare me for the ministry He had for me. I began to realize that even when, and if, bad things happened He would be with me and even those things would not destroy me because He was with me in a tangible way. I began to walk through supernatural miracles at such a level that it’s hard to explain to another person who has not been there.

It all starts with SURRENDER. It starts when we want the life He has destined for us so badly that we are willing to completely surrender our egos that miracles happen. Our minds are calm, all judgment ceases as to whether things that happen to us are good or bad. They are all apart of this thing we call life.

Our discernment increases when we surrender outcomes to Him.

I have ministered to many people with the wisdom God has imparted to me on this journey.

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In His Never-Ending Love,

Cathie

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