Overcoming Trials Successfully

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The problem is that somewhere along the way we got the idea that because we are saved, Christian and/or good people nothing should ever happen to us that is bad. Our lives should be perfect, we falsely believe, and if something goes wrong we are tempted to start grumbling to God. In fact, even the most mature Christian will grumble in the midst of what we perceive to be bad or unfair situations.

It was during one of those hard times in my life that I began to grumble to God about a situation I was experiencing. I said to God,during my prayer time one morning, “Why are you allowing this to happen to me God? I help your people, I often counsel for free! Blah, blah, blah. What am I doing wrong?” I continued on like this for a bit and then I stopped and started crying and feeling sorry for myself. In the midst of this God spoke to my heart, “You haven’t done anything wrong, as a matter of fact I am well pleased with you. It’s for this reason that Satan is attacking you.” I said, ” What about ******* Lord, she is a demon from hell and NOTHING bad ever happens to her, as a matter of fact you just blessed her with a new car and I am driving a twelve year old clunker” Immediately God’s thoughts came into my head, He said,”That’s exactly the truth. Satan already has her, and he doesn’t waste his time bothering someone who is already living for him whether consciously or subconsciously.”

Through that experience,and many, many more like it, I have come to realize that the devil is the ever-constant enemy of a bible believing, on fire for Jesus, Christian. We never get to the point where he will leave us alone. Discouragement is his favorite tool and he uses it to make the Christian shake her fist at God and sometimes walk away in unbelief.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

The above scripture is absolute truth. We cannot escape the fiery darts of the devil but we can live peacefully in the midst of them. One day we will live eternally with Jesus and all tears will be wiped away. In the meantime we have to find the strength within us to stay calm and peaceful, no matter what happens. God doesn’t cause bad things to happen but He knows that every now and then they will happen and when they do He will come to us and walk us through anything that happens victoriously.

By refusing to give in to fear and sorrow we can walk daily ,content with our situations, knowing that God is in our midst and will walk with us and walk us out of each situation victoriously.

If you notice you can tell the extent of a person’s relationship with God by how they handle problems. When a person puts their eyes on God and not on the problem they are growing with Christ. A Christian who is mostly a pew sitter without strong relationship with God will fall apart.

Even the strongest Christian may initially fall apart in the midst of severe situations. The difference is that sooner or later they take their eyes off the situation and put them on Jesus. They find a scripture and no matter how bad things may look they quote it back to the devil. They say,”Yes, I know this looks bad God, but I walk by faith not by sight. You have said you work all things out for GOOD for those who love you and are called according to your purposes. So I am resting and accepting this situation. I know that you love me and only want the best for my life so I am content in you, no matter what happens in this situation!”

When stuff happens, and it will, refuse to entertain the what ifs. “But God, what if this happens or that happens?”

I once had someone that became very mad at me. Her brother was very ill and he was the only family she had left. I prayed and counseled with her and reminded her to keep her eyes on Jesus and her brother still died.

She called me angry and said, “You said Jesus was with me! Why did He not answer my prayer and let my brother live?” I then explained to her that her brother had the ultimate healing. He went to live with Jesus in heaven. Heaven is a beautifully calm place where peace abounds and all there are healed. To us, with our human reasoning, death is the worse thing that can happen to a person. We see this world and we want to remain. If we understood how wonderful it is to be in the presence of God in heaven we would all want to go there as soon as possible.

Death of our loved ones is hard on us because we want them to be with us. We have to know though that death takes away THEIR pain and sorrow and gives them life eternally in a much, much better place then this physical world.

Whatever you are currently experiencing will not last forever. Turn it over to God, release it and let Him know that you are okay with His will being done, no matter what happens.

God is with you. Take a deep breath, then release it. Take several, if need be and repeat the following, “I am at peace with my situation today God, knowing that your perfect will WILL be done in it!” Then release it and every time you start to stress over it, STOP. Then repeat the breathing, releasing and affirming God’s best for you life, again. The choice to stress or not stress is ours and ours alone. We cannot control bad situations but we can learn to live in perfect peace in the midst of them!

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie

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50 People Killed on Pentecost 2016

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The LORD said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” Genesis 18:26

“And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business–eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building–Luke 17:28

Pentecost was last night at sundown until sundown today. June 11th- June 12

Between Passover ( first fruits)and Pentecost the Omar (Omer) is counted. 7 Shabbats and a day = 50 days.

We are currently in a jubilee year. Every 50 years.

God warned Lot and then Sodom was destroyed. God warned “Do not look back.” Lots wife did and was turned into a pillar of of salt.

50 people died and were killed by a man named Omar in a gay club.

God spoke and you can make of it what you will.

I wrote this down for my Christian friends. If your eyes are opened God will speak to you what this means. Pray about it.

There are no such things as coincidences with God. It was all planned out.

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

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God Wants You Off That Fence

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Has it happened to you? You have a Christian friend who is always putting Christian sayings on FB, witnessing Christ to you, offering to pray for you and then you catch them saying or doing something that is offensive to Christianity. How do you deal with it? Do you ditch the friend or do you confront them with your feelings?

It happened to me just the other day. Someone whom I admire was found to be involved in something all Christians KNOW that God doesn’t like. At first I was angry, I thought about what a hypocrite the person was and most of all I was just hurt to think someone I admired is lacking in their personal walk with Christ.

I was letting all these thoughts run through my mind when suddenly God brought to my mind my own walk with Christ when I was younger.

I was a fence sitter. One day in Church and the next day partying. One day singing in the Spirit and the next day going to a fortune teller.

I am not going to lie. I spent a great deal of my life going back and forth in my Christian walk. I never denied my belief in Christ but I took him with me in my backsliding ways more than once.

Sadly, I wonder how many people saw that in me and saw my hypocrisy and were hindered in their walk with the Lord? Perhaps they even turned away from God because of that double-minded walk of mine. I have confessed that and I know God forgave me. I reached one day when no longer was having one foot in the world and one foot in hell attractive to me. I made a decision that I would stay true to God, following His example of how to live a successful life, no matter what happened or how I felt.

Do you know what one of my biggest regrets is now? It’s not learning the lesson of staying on God’s side of the fence much, much younger in life. I wasted good years that could of been so different by being hard headed and rebellious.

Now days I do everything possible to help others who have temptations with the things of the world. The problem as I see it, is that we Christians have some idea that all the other Christians are perfect and so they we embarrassed to tell other Christians we are struggling with. A lot of times we never get the help we need because of pride.

So what do we do when we see someone sinning in a way that leads to spiritual death? Do we confront them? In doing so we often lose that friendship and with it a way to witness Christ to the person.

Unless, it’s something really dangerous I take it to the Lord in prayer. I maintain a relationship with the person, as much as possible, so that they have someone to talk to when they are ready to get right with God.

God taught me within the last year the importance of not judging people who are not Christians and are not purporting to be. What they do is none of my business. I can pray for them too, and be available for counsel, if they ask. Other then that I leave it to God. The Word says that we are only to be concerned with the spiritual condition of those within the body.

If a person is into the Word they should know what God allows and what he doesn’t. For instance God’s Word forbids us seeing fortune tellers. I knew that for a long time before I was delivered from it. That seed had been planted in me at a young age when I accompanied my mother and grandmother to a psychic they saw often. I was intrigued by her. However, even at a young age my spirit discerned evil there. Yes, they may seen loving and kind, but that spirit that dwells within them is truly not of God. I wrestled with that sin for years. I always wanted to know what I didn’t know. Finally one day God spoke clearly to me that I didn’t need to know the future. My trust in Him needed to be so strong that no matter what tomorrow might bring I knew that He was with me and He will be always be there with me.

Leviticus 19:31
“Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God.”

Why is it important that a Christian obeys the will of God? Because being outside of the will of God allows all sorts of things into our lives that eventually destroys us. God wants us to live as long as possible because each one of us has a purpose in the kingdom. When we are into sin we cause others to fall away and fall into sin.

Recently I heard someone gossiping about the sins of someone else. What bothered me is that I knew that the person doing the talking was living with someone they weren’t married to. I thought, “Whoa, clean up your own life before you trash someone else’s life.”

Yes, I did the same thing before I quit fence sitting. Thinking I was living for the Lord and yet living in known sin. Can I tell you that every time I did that it turned out badly. I warn people of God about that now because I want, more then anything, for them to avoid all the dysfunction that came from me living in a way that wasn’t pleasing to God.

When God finally impressed upon me that He couldn’t use me until I got my act together, I fell on my knees asked for forgiveness and stayed celibate until I married my husband. So yeah, it can be done.

This is the scripture, out of them all, that impressed me that sex outside of marriage is wrong.

“Stay away from sexual sins. Other sins that people commit don’t affect their bodies the same way sexual sins do. People who sin sexually sin against their own bodies” 1st Corinthians 6:18

Here’s what happens. God allows us to keep on in those sins for a period of time. He forgives us each time we ask, and he delivers us from temptation when we ask. But I have noticed that God seems to have a limit. If we don’t stop the sin, He stops us and it sometimes has terrible consequences for our lives that last long after the sin is no longer in our lives.

My reason for this today is two-fold. We need to stop judging those in known sin, because even though we are not there now, we have been there before. So we need to pray for the person and ask God to bring them to their knees the same way He did with us.

Secondly I want to talk to those who are fence sitters with one foot in the world and one in the body of Christ. You will never get the prayers of your heart answered until you do it God’s way. As long as you play with your salvation the only one you are really hurting is YOU. God will help you as soon as you are through with the sin, whatever it is. Get help from people who are not judgmental. Find people that once suffered with sinning in the same way you are tempted in. Be honest with them and they will be thrilled to help you. God cleans us up so we can help others with the same problems clean up their lives.

So yeah, it’s painful to see a so-called Christian sin in ways that are not pleasing to God. I know that God and certain other people must have been really frustrated with me, prior to me laying down my life, and all the stuff displeasing to God with it! But I beg you, don’t give up on them. You may have to separate from them if their lifestyle is dangerous to you, but keep praying and believing God to change them!

God is not some old meanie sitting up in heaven wanting to see his children suffer. He’s a loving father who wants only the best for us. He doesn’t want us hurt by being involved in situations where we are in satan’s territory. When we are fence sitting we are spending enough time in satan’s playground and he thinks he has the right to assault us there.

Right now we are on the verge of the greatest revival these world has seen. People need God, people are hurting in so many ways. Did you watch the Perry Stone video I shared last night and see all the people going up to the altar for salvation? It was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. We need the help that only God can give us. We need to stick together and help each other.

Thank you for reading the things laying on my heart today!

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller
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Don’t Know What To Do?

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“I will not leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you.” John 14:18

Just about every Christian I know is going through strange hard times in one way or the other.

Christians are being hit on every side. A lot of us cannot figure out what is going on. We are trying our best to live for the Lord. We are trying to stay positive and keep our eyes on Him and not our problems. We go through something wonderful we praise God and breathe a sigh of relief, and then before you know it we are being hit again.

Did you ever see one of those clown blow-up toys with weights on the bottom of them? You hit them down and they pop up again. Over and over you hit, with all your strength, and they still pop back up.

That’s what it’s like for the Christian now days.

Yesterday I had a situation that has been bothering me for days. I felt like a juggler trying to juggle the balls and keep all the pieces from falling apart. I have been praying for my situation for over a month. I have believed that God is able to do miracles, and I still do, but try as I may I do not have a solution to a certain matter.

I poured out my heart to God, and finally I began to hear from him. I said, “God you know my heart on this situation. I have been honest in handling things, I have done what is expected of me, but this is not coming together and for once in my life I am stumped. What should I do?”

Immediately I heard that still voice in my head that I have come to realize as God. The voice said, “Cathie, I want you to do nothing.” I said, “Do nothing God? You must be kidding.” Again I heard, “Do nothing!”

The strange thing about it is that it made no natural sense, but immediately I felt peace, like a river, wash over me as I decided to just do nothing.

I felt convinced that it would all fall into place, as God planned it, and since there was no way out of the situation I would just wave the white flag of surrender to what was, what is and what is to be.

I then began to think of other areas of my life I might just need to surrender and let go of also. I saw something troublesome outside and instead of worry over the situation I thought to myself, “Who cares what happens anyway! I am going to forget it and handle whatever happens when and if it happens. Guess what? The situation righted itself and it became no big deal.

We say that we trust in God, yet we still rush around trying to make things happen the way we want them to happen. We have been so used to doing that, that it feels unnatural when we let go.

Take this political situation in the USA. A whole lot of people stress over what will happen if this one or the other one gets elected and we can’t wait to put a snarky little poster or saying against the candidate we can’t stand on FB.

But as Christians our hope should be in no human being, only in the Lord. We belong to God and no matter who is elected we will be just fine! His kids will always be safe because Jesus rides in the boat with us.

Let go beloved. What is going to be is going to be. Continue to pray, of course, but pray the scriptures not the problem. God will always part the Red Seas in our behalf when we are living to please Him.

I still have my problem today, I am not going to lie to you, but I have supernatural, abundant peace in the midst of it. I am not losing sleep. I am not fretting. I am living my life one minute at a time, and letting go of the worry that never solves a thing.

On a practical note there are many well-loved men and women of God who have been teaching lately that God has taken back a bit of His covering at this time. Our land has been polluted and is no longer blessed. There is a specific date when Perry Stone believes this happened but that story is his to tell and not mine. I suggest you go to You Tube and do some searching of the latest Perry Stone messages and listen to them. There is much knowledge there concerning the times we are living in.

It doesn’t mean that God is still not answering our prayers, because He is and He does. It just means that there are more demons between us and heaven holding our angels assistance back. Right now it’s about staying in peace no matter what is going on in our lives. We have God on our side. We will overcome anything any demon from hell puts into our pathway!

So throw out your white flag beloved! Throw it on the ground and say “I surrender, I just don’t care anymore so hit me with your best shot LIFE!”

That’s what I am doing.

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