I have learned something in the past few years. What I have learned is that sometimes people expect you to be strong when the truth is that if some of the things that have happened to you happened to them, they would fall apart and curse God.
I know that’s true. In the past few years I have had to be the strong one when I should not have had to be the strong one.
Some of you are there; you are losing your job, for the third time. Your cancer is back and you are still weak from fighting it the last time. You are getting evicted and don’t have a clue as to where you will go. You child is ill or dying and yet everyone expects you to go on like nothing is wrong.
I have thought a lot about that lately and I feel impressed to tell you that you cannot depend on people to hold you up. You can, depend on God. We may not feel His presence but He is with us. He loves us and He is watching us and when the time is right our breakthrough will come and those who have given up on us will be SHOCKED.
I have been a caretaker when, if truth was known, I should have a caretaker. I have Lupus, a Spinal Cord injury, and I take care of my husband everyday who can do very little for himself.
Recently, I asked for help and with the exception of a couple of friends no one has helped. That’s fine because through this God is teaching me to be stronger then I ever have been.
I want YOU to know, in the midst of your troubles, pay no attention to those who cockily say to you, “You tell others to believe in God, how come you can’t to that yourself.”
Because for some of us it seems like it’s not one thing to be discouraged about, but it’s a lot of things. Even Job, was shaken when one thing after the other came against his life. Even a man with the faith of Job, questioned God and went to his friends for help. You find out who is your friend at these times too. Most people are takers. Then need YOU to do something for them. They need you to pray for them, but when it’s you with the problem, they find a way to shut you down.
I have been seeking God about these things. Like Job, I will never stop loving and worshipping God.
Yesterday God told me to start getting real with these blogs. He said, “There are millions out there like you, Cathie. Millions who think they cannot go on another day. He said, “I told you the last days would be like this. I told you that in the last days it would be hard to stand, but those who do will be with me in eternity.”
God said the following, “There are those of my children who are desperate for hope. They cannot get it from other Christians because a lot of my children believe that those who have troubles MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG. Therefore so many end up committing suicide from a lack of help. I have put you in these dire situations so that you will understand exactly how they feel.”
God told me “Continue your blog and get real with people. I am angry with my children who live in comfort and luxury and yet refuse to help others. I am sick of them and I am going to turn these things around. I want you to let these hurting ones know, I am here for everyone, but the hurting are especially close to my heart. I was spit on, I was scourged, and I was called a liar. You think I don’t understand your pain?”
He continued, “I had a mission to do, I did it out of love. Yet the first time something happens to some of my children they blame me, or they say, “There is no God.” I told you that Satan is your enemy. Instead of thinking that those hurting one have sinned you should understand that so many of them are PERFECT in my eyes. Satan knows that and he is hell bent on discouraging them. ENDURE TO THE END! ENDURE TO THE END!”
Matthew 24:12-14Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. 13But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the entire world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
1 Corinthians 1: 8-9He will sustain you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
1 Peter 12 4:12-13 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. …
Beloved, we are never as close to God as when we suffer without just cause.
The night before last Jesus spoke to me, “These horrible tests are going to be the hardest. But when you share the dinner with the Bridegroom, it will all have been worth it. They did horrible things to me, so why do you find it so strange when the shoe is on your foot?”
The best thing we can do with these hardships is simply surrender to them, and let God be God. He has a plan, whatever it is we must accept it. We must tell Him the desires of our hearts and then leave those desires with Him.
He is getting ready to turn these things around. We have been severely tested in order to understand the hard testing’s of our brothers and sisters and help them through them. Please quit sitting in judgment of others! We have no idea what their lives have been like. We must pray for mercy for those who are devastated by the trials of life, and especially for those who find delight in their suffering.
In His UNCONDITIONAL love,