Please Help Me To Forgive Them Daddy God!

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“Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.” Matthew 26:30

There are times in life that test us. Times when it takes all we have to just hold tightly to Jesus. Times when we know that without supernatural intervention we will not make it through to the other side of our problems.

The last four years of my life I have felt as if the bad times would never end. Yet, I learned so much and felt like I needed to share those things with others who needed encouragement too.

I have 503 subscribers to my blog. I have encouraged people because that is my gift to the body of God. In 2001, prior to 9/11, I had been praying for God to reveal my ministry to me. In the middle of one night God woke me up and through a scripture reference told me to use my love of writing to encourage others. At the time I was fairly computer illiterate. But I searched around found “In Jesus,” and started blogging. Later I switched to Word Press in order to reach a larger group of hurting people, I have been blogging online, in one form or another, since that time.

My husband and I are committed believers in Christ. We are givers. We believe that anytime God blesses us he calls us to bless others. Please know that I am not boasting about this giving heart of mine. I am trying to share my heart with you and as this blog post goes on you will understand why I am bringing this up. I fast and pray for people and I offer mostly free counseling. Some rare times I have been payed, but I try to never let anyone’s ability to donate for counseling stopped them from getting help.

Recently, because of an emergency situation where my husband and I were being threatened with eviction, not because of not paying rent, not because of destruction of property or illegal activities but because I asked our landlord to possibly fix a few things, he sent us a two week eviction notice. Our lease will be up July 1st, but he had sent a certified letter extending that until September 1st. We agreed and then I made the fatal mistake of asking him about the ceiling mold, etc. He then sent us an email telling us he was recending the certified mail and we had two weeks to get out.

We are older, we are both disabled and, frankly we cannot move our stuff ourselves. In order to move we would have to hire movers. We have no savings because my husband went in the hospital 4 years ago for an operation and ended up with a flesh eating disease that ate his sternum and ribs. He was in the hospital for three months and had seven operation. This wiped out our savings and his life as he knew it. After that the IRS went after us. My student loan payment, that had been deferred, started again. I could go on and on but you all get the picture.

After praying at the end of last week, I set up a GoFundMe account and received not one dollar, not one, “I am praying for you,” nothing. I sure got a lot of looks though from people nosy to find out what was going on. I put it on my FB account. Friends there were folks who had needed help before and I had contributed to their GoFundMe accounts. I had prayed for these people, counseled them, bought from their online businesses and yet not a one of them gave a dollar, or offered a prayer. After 72 hours I deleted the GoFundMe account and my FB account.

People, believe me when I say that I NEVER ask for help. I go directly to God and I did so this time too and felt God advising me to do the GoFundMe account. We need money to move and possibly for a hotel until we can save up for another place to live. We are disabled seniors and no one, even in our own families, offered a dime.

We are in the middle of a lawsuit against the doctor and hospital that damaged my husband. In my prayers for help I had prayed and told God that not only would I pay back anything we got but doubly bless anyone who helped us.

I am writing this because my heart is broken into so many pieces that there is not enough superglue in the world to put it back together again. I am praying for God to help me forgive all the self-centered selfish “so-called” believers. What part of helping your brother and sister in need did they not understand. If they had nothing to give they could have at least said, “I am praying for you!”

Not a word, not one word! I know I am not the only one. Has this happened to you too? If so, comment and tell your story. Get it out here! People need to know!

I still don’t know what to do, but as much as Satan has used people to hurt me, I STILL have not turned away from my daddy God! He’s all I have!

Jesus was betrayed too. Did you know that? Yes, the Bible says he was disappointed that not a one of them stayed awake with him the night before his betrayal. Jesus was spit on, denied and, at first, no one would help him carry the cross! So, if like me, your heart is broken and your soul is weary from being betrayed by so called Christians you are not alone!

I am a writer, writing helps me to get my feelings out! Thank you for reading and please share your own story! With your permission, I will share it here.

“What you did to the least of these you did also to me!” Jesus

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

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The Secret Reason God Doesn’t Use All Christians

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This morning as I was praying, while washing out bowls to go in the dishwasher, God began to speak to me using an illustration of dirty dishes. God said, “If you pull a dish out of the cabinet that is dirty will you serve Chuck dinner on it?” “No, I thought, I would not.” God said, “Would you throw the dish away?” I thought, “No I wouldn’t, I would wash it first.” The Lord then said to me, a dish is a dish and a Christian is a Christian. Like a dirty dish is not useful to you, neither is an unclean Christian to me. However, once clean you will use the dish and I will use the Christian.”

Personal cleansing is the first step to being used by God. Without exception, when you find someone whom God is using in a great way, they’ve dealt with the personal sin in their lives before God.

It’s not about your past or your status in the world or your talent. God uses small vessels, plain vessels, and even broken vessels. But He will not use a dirty vessel.

2 Timothy 2:21 says, “If you keep yourself pure, you will be a utensil God can use for his purpose. Your life will be clean, and you’ll be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.” (NLT)

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Mistakes Believers Make

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“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

“According to Wikipedia the Holy of Holies was covered by a veil, and no one was allowed to enter except the High Priest, and even he could only enter once a year of Yom Kippur (the day of atonement.) Now before the priest can enter the Holy of Holies he must be made clean.”

 

Coming into God’s presence is like entering the Holy of Holies to some extent. God’s presence is Holy and perfect. Man’s presence is one of unholiness. We must enter into God’s presence on His terms.

 

However, God made us and He knows that we are imperfect sinners able to stand before Him, in a state of grace, only because of what HE did for us on the cross.

 

Ministering to God’s people is a place of responsibility. We are responsible to God, first and foremost, and then to those people we minister too. By minister I am not just speaking here of those who are ordained ministers. I am speaking to any Christian who witnesses God to others through words and deeds. I am talking to anybody that wants to encourage people, or daily lets others know they belong to God.

 

The responsibility we, who call ourselves Christians, have is to make sure that our lives are set apart from those that don’t know God. If a person who looks up to us sees, or hears about, us being involved in secret sin they will think that all Christians are a bunch of hypocrites and it doesn’t just turn them against us but also against God.

 

So today I want to encourage you to really get to know the lives of those whose teaching you sit under.

 

Recently God spoke to my heart that we are taking the same demon on us that our leaders may have attached to them. I questioned the Lord. I am a person that must be convinced of the truth before I believe. I want scriptures and teaching to back things up.

 

God began to explain it to me like this, suppose we sit under a minister that is married and cheating on his or her wife. That person is not following God’s law on marriage and is not only breaking the marriage covenant but the commandment that says, “Thou shall not commit adultery.”

 

So lets say a person goes to him for marriage counseling. If that person is having an affair what do you think the pastor’s advice to this person will be based on? His knowledge of God’s law or his own experience that is not what God allows?

 

It will be hard for that person to guide us right, and if we do not know any better we could become further steeped in sin. That is why you may see a church where not only is the pastor breaking the law of God but he may be encouraging those who are under him to do the same. I have noticed that now that they are in deep sin, instead of repenting before God, they will find scriptures to back them up. Of course, the scripture is taken out of context but the new Christian may not notice that.

 

I have found that most people, when doing things they know is against the Word of God, will find a way to justify it. Things like saying, that was only in the Old Testament or that was only for those days and not for today. My favorite is this one, “God loves me too much to want me to be unhappy.”

 

The Word of God says this, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

 

So how God felt about things in the old days is the way He still feels about things.

This scripture is often taken out of context to ignore sinning of ministers, “Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.” Psalm 105:15

 

It is not then smart for us to go around gossiping and mocking a minister of God. It is however smart for us to understand that to stay in that place is not what God wants us to do. Pray for the person, pray for your situation and let God work it out. To stay there is not helpful for you. A pastor is supposed to be “a covering” over us. A pastor is to shepherd God’s people.

 

We all know people who sinned and God still used them, after they repented, in a mighty, mighty way. I think of David. God had His hand on David from his childhood. David did not lose his anointing when he sinned, but God did bring some troubles to him that caused him to repent and ask God’s forgiveness for his affair with Bathsheba and having her husband killed. God then restored David. There is hope for everyone. It’s God’s business and not mine or yours.

 

When Chuck and I first got married he was going to a church he liked. Because I moved away from the town and church I was going to, when we got married, I started going to Chuck’s church.

 

One of my gifts is Spiritual discernment. I began to notice that the pastor was out of line with his foster daughter. It was so blatantly bad that it appeared his wife knew about it but was too physically sick to leave the marriage.
I spoke to Chuck about it. He didn’t say much but I noticed that he then began to look at some of the things going on and I could see it troubled him.

 

I kept quiet but I was praying for Chuck to be truly convinced that I was right. Finally, one day a few things happened and the pastor and his foster daughter’s affair was made clear right in front of Chuck and me.

 

At that point Chuck and I discussed it on the way home and he said, “We are leaving there. We aren’t going back.” Later, people from the church would call us and try to find out why we were leaving. We had decided to not discuss it with anyone. We would tell them, “It’s a personal reason.” Even the deacon called us, then his wife. Still we declined to tell them. I don’t know what happened to that man, and his church. I can say that we still, to this day, are thankful God gave us the strength to not gossip and simply leave the church.

 

There was no way that a man, that out of step with God, should be leading and guiding others.

 

Today there are a lot of ministers, prophets, apostles, and teachers cropping up. The majority of them are wonderful people, ordained by God and full of the Holy Spirit.

 

Pray for discernment. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck.

 

Move on, and pray for the person. Unfollow them on Facebook and go on.

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So You Are Alone For Valentines Day..

img_1570I was remembering this morning that Valentines Day for single people can be an uncomfortable time. You look around and it seems like everyone has someone but you. It can be depressing but it doesn’t have to be.

First of all it’s only one day. Anyone can get through 24 hrs. Secondly if you are alone believe that God has your special person in preparation for you,and only you,and when the time is right you will meet. To attract your person become the person YOU would want your someone to be.

Don’t become unequally yoked. Don’t be so eager for that person that you settle for someone who doesn’t have the same beliefs that you have in God. A lot of us had bad relationships, in the past, because we saw someone “we just had to have” and overlooked the fact that our Spirituality was nowhere near theirs. We think we can change them but that doesn’t happen and the constant struggle between light and darkness is draining.

I take that one step further with those who come to me for relationship counseling. I say make sure that their level of belief matches yours. For instance if you have a close intimate relationship with God then dating a brand new believer can be frustrating. Make a list of what you want in a person. Put 5 things on the list that you refuse to compromise about. Don’t allow yourself to become so lonely that you settle.

Sometimes that gorgeous person is a trap. Be realistic, if you were Satan would you send an ugly person to trap a believer?

Love really is eternal. Don’t be stuck for eternity with someone that makes your life on earth a living hell.

Be patient for one more Valentines Day. Your perfect gift from God is being prepared for you! Now repeat after me. ITS ONLY ONE DAY!

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie

Learning To Lean On God Alone

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Learning To Depend On God Alone
Matthew 4:21-22

Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.…

Notice how in the above scripture, James and John never gave their father another thought. That’s how convinced they were that God had another plan for their lives.

Today after praying I begin to think about people who feel they must manipulate others for their own benefit.

This can be a parent of grown children, a wife or a husband, a good friend or even a child. It’s really a selfish spirit that seeks to have their own will and will do everything and anything to get things exactly how they want it.

One of the most common things manipulative people do is use guilt towards other people. Things are said like, “How can you do that if you love me,” or they will transfer their true feeling onto you by saying, “ You will never make it without me!”

It’s so hard to sometimes let our adult children go. I faced a similar situation with my only daughter. She lived with me for several years and I got so used to her being there that truthfully I believe I depended upon her too much. I depended upon her to do things I could do for myself and was really just too lazy to do. So when she fell in love and wanted to move away, I was heart broken, and begin to worry, “What am I going to do?” Even though I am a Christian, a counselor and really do know better, I found myself doing and saying things that I knew were not of God in an effort to keep her close by.

One day, during my time with the Lord, I was led to pick up a little book of daily words of messages from God. I opened it to the following words, “Trustingly place your child in God’s loving hands. Your heart is bound to the heart of the child. Loose the cord of affection lest it break.” That hit home, and from that point on I apologized to my daughter and supported the desire of her heart to go on and live her life.

God spoke to my heart with a bird analogy. What if a mother bird never kicked the baby bird out of the nest, would it ever learn to fly? Birds are meant to fly, and our children are not meant to live with us forever. It is only selfishness that wants to keep them with us forever.

Often times God has things for our grown child to accomplish and their place is where God has called them to be, not with us all their lives.

Watch closely in your life for a spirit of manipulation. It destroys relationships, will mess up plans and will rob you of your peace. Rebuke trying to manipulate and control other’s lives and apply wisdom and understanding.

God is who we should depend on. Not other people. When we trust in Him, He will see that we are provided with all we need. Sometimes we get so bogged down in human emotions we take our eyes off of Him and place them on other people. By doing so we make that person an idol. We place them above God, thinking without them we will not survive. God is all we need and we can do all things through Him, as He gives us strength. For those things we cannot do physically, God will provide someone to help us!

Let Go and Let God!

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller

http://www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

He Uses Simple People To Confound the Wise

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See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. 43:19

God has blessed me with a lot of new readers and, even though I am not interested in the numbers thing, it  makes me happy that people “get me” and my way of ministering to other people.

Today I would like to spend a little bit of time talking about the ministry that God has given me. I am not a deep knowledge biblical teacher. There are others, like my husband and my nephew to name a few, who excel in that.

I am a teacher of practical ways to live and be peaceful, no matter what happens, in this world of ours.

I began to ask God, several years ago, about ministering to people that are still steeped in one sin or the other. God began to tell me that if you hit people like that with words such as “You are a sinner and you are going straight to hell,” they would turn away and not get the spiritual help God wants to give them.

I believe developing a relationship with God starts when we realize that we need a higher power. No matter how smart, beautiful, positive we are, there comes a time when we need miracles. The life of Christ was about living and walking in love and miracles. Every single time Christ ministered to someone He did so in love.

Having love doesn’t mean that we turn a blind eye to sin. Having love means we love the sinner while hating the sin. That’s the way Jesus did things. He did it with the woman caught in adultery and he did it with the woman at the well, just to mention a couple of examples.

Seven years ago I finally surrendered it all to God and since then my life has worked much better for me. I was saved in 1976, and I lived a hot and cold life with Christ for all those years.

God began renewing my mind. He began to show me that I had a “spirit of imaginations.” I believe a lot of abused people have let a “spirit of imaginations” into their lives. I would imagine things, about my husband’s and other peoples activities, that simply were not true. That came from years of trusting people who betrayed my trust. God gently began to work with me about these thoughts and my long-lived spirit of depression over my life.

Nothing feels as good as being “set free” does. I counsel people who are often led to me because they too have been abused, used, or betrayed. God wants to deliver us from those behaviors that come from a lifetime of abuse. There is light at the end of the tunnel. If I can walk free, anyone can.

People who have not seen or dealt with me, on a personal level, for years are often shocked, in a good way, about the change in my life.

My daughter lived with Chuck and me for the last three and a half years. In August of 2014 she moved to Michigan. The change in me was nothing short of a miracle in her eyes. The dysfunction, and drama, was gone and instead we all lived a basically peaceful, calm and stress free life. Did we have problems? Of course, we all do. But Chuck and I learned that no matter what happened and did not happen, our lives are centered in the peace of God, in good times and in bad.

In the last three years we went through what has to be described as hell. Because we gave money to a patriot group, we were one of those who were targeted by the IRS. Pray God you never have to experience what we went through. They hunted us down like dogs, and followed us around over a mistake. A 20,000 mistake. We finally were able to straighten it out with the help of one of our senators. This was all going on when Chuck went to the hospital for open heart surgery and ended up with a bacterial infection that ate some of his ribs and his sternum. Now, he cannot drive, cannot shower by himself and is pretty much dependent upon me for everything.

If God had not prepared me, by doing a radical mind change in my life, I do not think either of us would have made it. My husband has changed dramatically over these last several years too. Was he perfect? No, and he would be the first one to tell you that. He too is barely recognizable by those who have known him for years. When God changes your life, he doesn’t do it half way.

Are we perfect? You have to be kidding! We are learning lessons each and every day. We started out as lumps of coal that are being buffeted and polished and shined for the Master.

My ministry is about teaching others to live in peace and happiness regardless of their situations. We learn life lessons each day and I enjoy sharing them with others. If you want a person who can get “real,” to minister to your soul, then that is I.

I am an encourager. That is where my anointing lies. I have had mystical experiences with God my whole life, and lately they are getting to be frequent. I share those also.

I am a counselor, but I came away from all the heavy-duty psychobabble I was trained in. God wanted to teach me to spiritually counsel and He himself has taught me in that manner.

I have an anointing for addictive relationship healing. I was involved in addictive love relationship with losers. In healing from that I learned a lot about both love addicts and commitment phobics and why they often end up dancing together in dysfunctional relationships.

I may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and I understand that. I am going to be me, as God has taught me that He made me just as I am, and led me through the hills and valleys so that I could minister to others in their hills and valleys.

Hang on, folks. God has been impressing me lately that we are getting ready to enter a place of both blessings, and testing’s. I will be teaching on that this week. I will be teaching on what may be coming and how to survive it.

Thank you for letting me, “get real” with you today! Most of all I want to thank my followers! You let me know, without a doubt, that God can use any of us to minister to His hurting kids!

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

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It’s Time To Unpack Our Baggage

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Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3

Around the time of the holidays, on TV, I often saw people with a lot of baggage trying to get out of town. It seemed to me that the more baggage people took with them the harder it was to travel.

That got me to thinking that the more baggage we take with us when we decide to surrender our lives to Christ the harder the “trip” is going to be. Remember that saying that was popular for a while, “Don’t date so and so they have a lot of baggage!”

Everyone has baggage from their past. Your baggage might be different then my baggage, but all of us have things from our past that we would like to unpack and be done with.

Last year there was several area’s of my life that God wanted me to bring in alignment with His will.

As I would go about learning the life lessons often thoughts of the past hounded me. I knew it was Satan, because God forgives our sinful past, then forgets it. Satan often will use people, full of the devil, to bring things from our pasts to mind also. That’s human nature and Jesus knew that it was and that’s why He told the people stoning the woman caught in the act of adultery, ‘Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone.” Of course, no one threw another stone because, as the Word says, “For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.”

When we come back to Christ we have to unpack our baggage, and make ourselves at home with our new life in Christ. As we unpack we find that some things need to be completely thrown away, some things need to be mended to be useful again, and some things simply have to be kept because we can’t avoid them.

We can throw away anything that doesn’t line up with a Christian life. We have some areas of our lives that hurt other people and those things require a bit of mending. We have family that will probably be with us until we go to eternity and those relationships cannot be avoided and so we may spend a lot of time proving, to those who know us well, that we are not the same person that we used to be.

If we spend a lot of time dwelling on our past we cannot move forward into the plans that God has for our lives.

A lot of people get stuck because they relive the past situations in their mind and it daily brings them down. They remember what this one or the other one said or did and they dwell on that. They take that baggage with them everywhere they go. You can tell because they are always on the offence, they are overly sensitive and they just can’t quit talking about these things or those people who hurt them.

I think the only time talking about our past is a good thing is when we are ministering to someone that is trying to overcome the same things we have, through Christ, and we can testify to them how God has brought us out of the pit and set our feet on solid ground.

Other then that, LET IT GO. Leave it behind you, because if God has forgotten the past you should too! When I counsel with someone who has a lot of past issues I like to have them picture putting all that hurtful stuff in a big basket. Then I tell them to take it, metaphorically, to God. I tell them to picture themselves laying the basket at His feet. It’s His now, He died on the Cross in order to take all of our sins upon Himself. Leave it at His feet and do not dare to take it back from Him.

It takes time. Satan often brings things to our minds that are hurtful. We have to recognize where any thoughts that do not line up with the will of God come from. Then we can capture those thoughts, and know that an attack on our minds has come. Then we simply do as Jesus did when Satan came to Him in the wilderness and quote the Word of God back to Him.

The scripture I use when that happens to me is the following; “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Unpack the baggage from your past, lay it at the foot of Jesus and let it go! If you have friends that are not willing to do the same I advise you to let them go too. When you were “acting up” it gave them a chance to keep the attention off of their issues by talking about you. Now that you have changed they will either find another scapegoat or have to deal with their own issues.

In God’s Unconditional Love,

Cathie

www.helpforgodshurtingpeople.com

Bringing God on The Scene Of Your Problems

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Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 5-6 The Message

There is a way to rise above the disappointments, the setbacks and the horrible things we see coming on the earth today. It’s easy and yet it took me so long to finally understand the concept. I look back on the years I wasted doing things my own way and trying to figure everything out and, even though I know God’s time table is perfect, I can’t help but wish I had not been such a stubborn child of God.

We hold on to our way of doing things. Often it is because we have spent so long doing things our way, even if it is the wrong way, that nothing else feels “natural” to us. For instance if we always seem to be the kind of person who see’s the glass of life half empty, it won’t seem natural to us when we first try doing the opposite and seeing the glass half full.

If you are in the midst of change in your life, I want to encourage you today to hang tough. Continue on doing the right things until they become second nature to you. Because doing the right things brings peace, not anxiety, not confusion. If ever there was a time when we need peace in the world that time is NOW.

There will come a time when you will feel broken on your journey with God. Don’t look around you and wonder what is going on, instead lift your hands to heaven and praise His name because after this time of training has passed you will enter a glorious arena of peace in the midst of storms.

Will things around you always be pleasant after this severe time of testing and training? No, but it won’t matter because you will have learned the secret to persevering in the midst of it all.

Part of it, a large part of it, is our attitude. The Word teaches us the following; “God inhabits the praises of His people.” Psalm 22:3. That’s a very important lesson to learn on our path. Usually when we first start to experience some hard circumstantial training we start to moan, groan and complain. We don’t understand it. We are God’s children and so we should be taken care of, right? We have done what we thought He wanted us to do. We have possibly sacrificed when others haven’t. So why are we in this pit of despair?

The answer is simple; we are going to stay there as long as we cannot learn to praise God in the middle of our circumstances. We feel that God is far from us, and we can’t understand it.

I ask you to consider the following for a time; if God inhabits the praises of His people and yet we are feeling far from Him, it’s probably our fault. We are probably grumbling and complaining and telling our hard luck stories to everyone who will listen. God is there, He never leaves us, but He cannot work with us until we learn to praise Him in good times and in bad. If we will start to praise Him in the midst of things falling apart in our lives, it’s amazing how much quicker He appears on the scene and sets about to work miracles in hard situations.

We often think, “Well, I don’t feel happy and I refuse to be phony.” I spent time in that way of thinking too. Evidentially, through trial and error, I realized God had a way He wanted me to react and the longer I insisted on doing it my way, the longer I would spend in a rut of circumstances.

Praise is not a feeling; it’s an act of our will. Unconditional love is not a feeling; it’s an act of our will.

When we praise God, God comes on the scene. When we grumble He stays quiet until we surrender our human feelings to His Supernatural will.

I recently had a situation in which my only source of much needed extra income was cut off. This is income that I needed to keep from living on my credit cards at the end of the month prior to payday. Years ago this would have really upset me. I would have cried, grumbled and shook my fist at God. Not that it ever did a bit of good, you understand.

This time I decided that even though it made no sense to me, I would trust that God was in it and had something much better for me. For two months I have gone without the income from that source. Yet I decided to praise God anyway.

Monday morning I looked at my email and I had an email from someone whose name I didn’t recognize. This man asked me if I was still interested in selling my designer boutique jewelry from their venue. Without going into much, because it’s not sealed in stone yet, this venue has been closed to new jewelry businesses like mine for a while now. It takes a miracle to get in, but once in your sales can go up by 50% overnight. I immediately knew that this was a gift from God. A much needed financial miracle. I began to praise Him even more.

God is comfortable in the midst of our praises. He is NOT comfortable with whining and grumbling and sometimes I think He delays our blessings until we get that through our heads and learn to be content where ever we are in our walk with God.

In Psalm 20:6-8, in the Message Bible, we read:

That clinches it—help’s coming,
an answer’s on the way,
everything’s going to work out.

7-8 See those people polishing their chariots,
and those others grooming their horses?
But we’re making garlands for God our God.
The chariots will rust,
those horses pull up lame—
and we’ll be on our feet, standing tall.

People will do you wrong, every now and then, there is never a doubt about it. If you dwell on that, and continue to feel sorry for yourself you will go from bad to worse. The people, who hosted my online store and then virtually overnight decided not to, unless I paid them $40.00 more a month for “rent” did the wrong thing. God knew it was not fair, and God knows your situation is not fair. God takes care of those types of people, rest assured. But when we give these unfair, unhappy situations to Him, He turns the situation around to benefit us.

Let whoever hurt you, used you, abused you or fired you, GO. God will take care of those situations. Just start praising Him in the midst of it, because not only will you make it, you will make it and be blessed, no matter how it looks in the natural. Praise His Holy Name for now and ever more!

In His Miracle Producing Love,

Cathie

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