What God Told Me About Suffering

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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,

Cathie

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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

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They’re Here!

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About a week ago I began to sense a demonic oppression around me. As I went into my time of prayer with the Lord, I could literally feel, in the spirit, powerful entities gathering around me. It literally felt like my prayers were being purposefully stopped. I had never felt that interference any stronger in my life. I wasn’t scared, because I was mentored as a young woman by a woman who had a deliverance ministry. I know that God is greater in me then Satan and his cohorts. No, scared wasn’t what I was feeling, rather I understood that as we are in a battle for our principles, here in this physical realm, we are experiencing the same thing in the Spiritual realm.

I began to pray in my heavenly language and the oppression ceased. I said, “Wow, Lord, what was that?” Immediately God spoke to me “end time demons,”

That night I had a very lucid dream. I was being accused of something I had not done and I was being handcuffed and taken to jail. After praying about that for almost a week tonight God brought this scripture to my mind, “Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life.” Revelation 2:10.

We have entered a period of extreme evil on the earth. Kathy Griffin with Trumps bloody head and a play depicting His assignation. I don’t care how much you hate Trump,those things are EVIL.

If you can’t see what’s going on you are spiritually dead.

They are here, and you can’t get rid of them by loving them unconditionally. We have to put on our armor and press through the darkness and spread the light.

Did God tell David to go out and give Goliath a hug? No, he told him to take a slingshot and put a rock in it and get rid of the giant.

I am not advocating violence, but it’s time to fight back. Pray and ask God what he wants you to do. Ask for wisdom. Your gift was given to you so that you could use it to prepare the coming of the Lord.

Now is the time to step into your full anointing .

Pray, pray like your life depends upon it because it does!

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

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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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You Have Not Because You Ask Not

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“Ye have not, because ye ask not.” James 4:2

“And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, What ever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.”
“Before, you asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:23-24

 

That first scripture was hanging me up. It says that we have not because we ask not. Well, I was asking but not receiving so I began to do a study on that scripture. I wanted to know what I was missing.

 

As you can see there are other scriptures that say the same thing.

 

Through study, and hearing the voice of God, I believe there are real reasons our prayers often go unanswered.

 

First we often ask with bad motives. Bad motives, I believe, are when we ask out of selfish reasons. We want something, perhaps, so that we can brag about it to our friends and delight in seeing their jealousy. That’s a wrong reason.

 

Another reason our prayers are not answered, at times, is that we ask for something that is not good for us and will led us into sin. For example, we cannot ask the Lord to bring us someone else’s husband and expect that He will do that. It violates His law on marriage.

 

However, the main reason most of our prayers go unanswered is that we have limiting beliefs. We may not believe that we are good enough, smart enough, or talented enough for what we are asking God for. Those limiting beliefs do not line up with God’s thoughts and so those prayers go unanswered.

 

Let’s start by understanding that we are God’s beloved children.

 

As children of God, he thinks we are special. He made us and like any other artist he is proud of his work.

 

I like to use the example of the way we love our own children. We think they are special. We think they are almost perfect. When we do recognize their faults, we still believe that they have the ability to change into the best version of themselves. We don’t give up that belief. We don’t like it much when, even though they are trying to help, other people talk badly about our children.

 

When we understand our relationship with Daddy God it helps us to understand, even more, His love and care for us.

 

So now we have to look at the words that come out of our mouths and the thoughts that come into our minds. Do they line up with God’s thoughts about us?

 

Let’s use the example of a man who is not what we would generally think of as handsome. We may not understand it but often we see him dating beautiful women. We know, for example, he is not rich. So how does he always date beautiful women?

 

The answer is that his thoughts, of himself, are not negative. He doesn’t think, “I am not that great looking, that woman will never go out with me!” Instead he thinks he looks great. He has that self-confidence that people are drawn to and therefore his thinking about dating beautiful women is not limited. He believes the sky is the limit and, because God thinks he is special too, he asks and he receives.

 

That is an example of our thoughts aligning with the thoughts of God.

 

Now, lets take this into the area of finances. We may be praying for God to bless us financially while at the same time thinking, “I am not going to make it. I can’t seem to dig myself out of this hole.” Or we might think, “I would start my own business but I don’t know how to make my own website or talk to people.”

 

Those are examples of limiting thoughts that do not line up with the word of God. To change things we need to start believing that we are as smart as the next person. We can believe that with God’s help we can figure out how to make a website. We can go online and do a Google search, on “How to make a website.”

 

God says, “Beloved I wish above all else that you would prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.”

 

In order to get answers to our prayers we have to get rid of limiting beliefs about our abilities. We pray and we believe that we can do anything and we believe that with God’s help NOTHING is impossible. We then step out towards our dreams believing that God is partnering with us to answer our prayers.

 

Romans 10:17 says “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

 

In order to build up our faith we have to soak ourselves in God’s word. We turn to Christian Radio in our cars; we spend time each day in the bible, we listening to Christian CD’s or sermons for free on You Tube. All these things will increase our faith.

 

Music is a trigger. It often puts our mind into believing the wrong things about the world and acceptable behavior. There is nothing wrong with secular music but we need to equal time listening to positive things too. If not we can find ourselves becoming really jaded.

 

I believe, as we start to align our minds with Christ, we can ask and we can receive, abundantly, those things that our hearts desire.

 

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie Miller

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Align Your Mind With The Mind Of God

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Psalm 34:17-18 the righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

 

Our moods can change really quickly. One minute everything is great and the next minute we our in a bad mood and obsessing over one problem or the other.

 

I recently had an incident in my life that I could not seem to break free of obsessing over. To me it is an emotionally painful situation and it never seems to get better no matter how much I pray. Believe me I have prayed until I am blue in the face and the situation doesn’t get better. I was praying in the spirit this week when God began to download to my mind a teaching for others and myself about the danger of obsessing over problems and how doing that makes things worse.

 

God began to show me what happens in the spirit world when we focus on one problem obsessively. Without knowing it the problem gets bigger and we actually attract more problems by constantly praying in a negative way about our problems. We have all been there. We start to tell the Lord about what is going on, from our perspective, and we begin to tell him how awful the situation is and that we “just do not know what we are going to do about it.” We go on from there with one negative confession after the other. In the Kingdom of God, one of the Kingdom principals is, “What we say is what we get.”

 

God begin to speak to my heart and said the following, “If this situation was completely rectified and everything concerning it was perfect, how would you feel?” I thought about how I would feel without the problem. I determined I would feel happy, peaceful and secure. God then said, “I want you to imagine yourself feeling like that every time you think about it and then pray to me with gratitude that you feel happy, peaceful and secure. Do not mention the problem, I already know your problems. Just thank Me as if everything was exactly as you want it to be. That puts your mind and my mind as ONE. I want only GOOD things for you always, you already have those things it’s simply the enemy of your soul who wants you fretting over things that you, already, have every right, as MY daughter, to have. Every time you start to obsess over things just STOP and go to that peaceful place in your mind where you feel happy, peaceful and secure. Before you know that it will become habit, and things will line up to bring answers to your problems that make you feel happy, peaceful and secure. You must align your thoughts with MINE and not those of Satan!”

 

You see, God has a purpose for each life. He never gives up on that purpose, and as we keep our mind on the positive attributes of God’s Kingdom, and His will for our lives, we shift the negative focus to one that is positive and the heavenly realms respond to it and bring back positive things in our lives.

 

The same thing can be said about our finances and what we see as a lack of money. We look at what we see around us and we panic. We say things like, “The economy is bad, the world is in a bad state financially and I do not know what to do!” Our minds do not know the difference. If we say those things then those things come to pass. Instead we can shift that by feeling the same feelings we would feel if we had enough money to pay our bills on time, do some things we want to do and bless others. We then start to praise God for the things we do have. God operates in an attitude of gratitude. So many times we hear people say, “Get real, tell it like it is!” Telling it “like it is” will keep things like they are, in our lives, forever.

 

The Word of God says, in 3 John 2;  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.”

 

What story are you telling everyone today? Are you full of self-pity and worry? Do you repeat that over and over every time you speak to someone? Doing that sets us up for failure. Instead write a new story for yourself. Set goals and see yourself as a person that has the power, with the help of God, to tear up the bad chapter in your story and write one in which you are happy, healthy and prosperous.

 

Focus on your God given purpose in life. Do not focus on the problems.

 

In His Unconditional Love,

Cathie

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When You Are Panicked and Don’t What To Do

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Even though I’m walking through The valley of the shadow I will hold tight to the hand of Him Whose love will comfort me And when all hope is gone And I’ve been wounded in the battle He is all the strength that I will Ever need And He will carry me . From the 23rd Psalm

Even when you have a personal relationship with God, and even though others look to you for help and see you as strong, there will be times in life when you are in situations that panic and scare you. During those times there is only you and God. During those times you see Him as a tangible helper. He creates miracles and you know, that you know, HE IS REAL. He’s not a psychological crutch, or only in your imagination, He’s real.

I have been ill with the worst “bug” I have ever experienced. I have heard other people tell me they have had this too, and it’s treacherous. Last night was the worst yet. I started getting short of breath, dizzy and light headed. I prayed, it got worse. I began to see it as an attack so I started telling the evil one to leave and that my whole being belonged to God and he needed to hit the road. Somewhere panic set in. I begin to believe I needed to go to the hospital. So, I began to worry about Chuck, my husband. His vision is about 25%. It was now late at night. I thought of a couple of people I could call for help but I didn’t feel close enough to them to call that late. All this time it’s getting worse. Now I have completely taken my eyes off Jesus and I’m sinking fast. One of my prior occupations is a certified medical assistant. I knew my symptoms were serious.

I went and told Chuck how sick I was and that I needed to call an ambulance as I knew I wasn’t able to drive. Because of him not being able to pass the vision test they took his drivers license from him 3 years ago. Chuck could not drive me.

So I decided to call 911, but then I thought, “How will I get home?” There are no buses here, no cabs. All this time my breathing was becoming more labored. I called 911and told the guy that answered what was going on and asked if they could help me get home, eventually. He said he didn’t think so, but he wasn’t sure. So now, I felt stuck. I thanked him and said, “Never mind.”

So now, I tell God, “This is it, there is nothing to do, if I die, I die.”

Now, I am a prayer warrior. I pray over people all the time. I pray for people in other countries and they get miracles. My husband has come so far with the Lord but he is not much of a prayer partner. We pray together twice a day, but he doesn’t feel as comfortable praying as I do.

I could see he was worried. He could hear me trying to breathe and he knew I was in bad shape. So all of a sudden he comes over, sits down next to me, takes my hand and miraculously not only prays for me, but tells Satan that he knows he is attacking me and that he needs to leave his wife alone!

Guess what? Satan did just that! Within a few minutes I could breathe again, I was no longer wheezing and all my panic ended! God began to fill the room with a wonderful feeling of peace and we laid down and went to sleep.

Don’t give up on your spouse, or in Jesus working miracles with them, EVER. When you are believers, and submitted to God, Jesus doesn’t give up on your marriage. We give up on marriage a lot sooner then God does. Marriage is ordained by God, and in marriage we enter into a covenant with God. God never breaks that covenant, but many times we do. I know that’s not always the case. Sometimes we get ourselves into bad situations and God releases us from a marriage covenant, but that’s a study for another day.

I was tested to the max last night. I felt like I was in hand to hand combat with the devil. You know what? I took my eyes off Jesus, I got into the flesh. So I didn’t really lose because the next time that happens, I will have the faith to walk out on the water to meet Jesus. I will not give up until I get it right. I pray to keep my eyes on the Lord no matter how scary it gets.

Like all of these situations, what Satan meant to hurt me, turned around for my good. My husband let his pride, his fear of not saying it perfectly, go and God honored that prayer and stopped Satan’s plan to destroy me.

Trust Him, keep you eyes on Him, no matter how bad your situation looks. He will come to you in your desperation and He will help you. You just need to give Him a chance!

In His Miraculous Love,
Cathie

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God Has Heard Your Prayers and Seen Your Tears

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Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, Your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever. Isaiah 61:7

Today the Lord led me to Isaiah 61:7. As you read through that scripture take it into your spirit and understand it as a specific WORD from the Lord for you today.

So many of us live in shame and dishonor regarding things that happened before we surrendered all to Christ.

Now we are surrendered to God and trying to live each day for Him and yet we still live with a residue of pain and dishonor. Perhaps our finances, family relationships, or reputations suffered because of not being right with God at onetime in our lives. We know that God has forgiven us and yet the shame of these things follows us each day. If we are not careful we can dwell in the depression of looking back with regret. We can believe, in error, that we will forever be stuck with the results of disobedience.

Then we may have friends and family who don’t show us the same forgiveness that God does. The Word says in Psalm 103:12 the following;

“As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

He forgives and forgets. You will not be punished your entire life time because of confessed sin that you repent from.

Now today I am coming, on behalf of the Lord, to tell you what He wants you to know. He has seen your tears, heard your prayers and you are entering a time of renewed honor and increased prosperity. If you go to verse 8 you will see that the Lord is not happy with the unjust treatment you are receiving. He is about to reward you for your suffering. Not just reward you but reward you with twice as much.

I believe those who have endured a period of grief over unjust situations are entering a time of recompense from the Lord. We are standing on the threshold of having our lives turned around for the better. When others see it they will know, without a doubt, you are a much loved and highly favored child of God.

Release the pain of the consequences of your past and enter into a period of renewed respect and promotion. God is releasing these things to you. Use them for building up others and blessing them, too, in the name of God. Let people know how good God is to you!

Definition of Recompense: make amends to (someone) for loss or harm suffered; compensate.
“offenders should recompense their victims”

In His Everlasting Love,
Cathie

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Your Season Is About To Change

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17 “The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

When we are in the midst of troubles and sorrows we get so down that it often feels to us that there will not be any good times again. We let that negativity that Satan brings to us seep deep down inside at times and we think, “Nothing good is ever going to happen to me again! My life is over!”

Oh, beloved of the Lord, I can prove to you that no matter how bad things look for you at this moment, these times will not last forever. How do I know that? There is a season for everything. We only have to look at the way God set up the universe to know how He feels about seasons. Had God thought that everything should always stay the same He would not have created the four seasons of our years.

So we can be assured that life is like a wheel. Sometimes we are on top of the wheel of life and sometimes we are hitting the pavement. But things change and because of that we must never give up. NEVER!

Years ago I had gone up to the altar at the church I was attending at the time. It was beautiful there after services when people who needed prayer would go forth to the front and pour out their hearts to the Lord. I was in a very hard season of my life. I was seeking the Lord but not speaking out loud when a wonderful elder at the church put his hand on my shoulder and began to prophecy over me the following, “The things you have gone through have not been in vain. God has used this for a training ground for you and someday you will be ministering to others who are going through the same thing and because of what you have gone through you will be able to minister with compassion that you would not have had, if you had not been in this particular valley!”

Those words held me up and gave my suffering a purpose. Because of what I went through, then, I really do have much more compassion for those who experience hard times in their marriages.

It’s often those times when we feel we can’t go on another minute that God, in the blink of an eye, gives us relief from our sorrows and moves our lives in a different direction.

God, I believe, deals with us like a really good parent. There are times when we suffer but God really hates to see any one of His children in pain. He sets about as quickly as He can to right our lives, but He loves us too much to let us get off too easily. He wants us to remember how our actions, sometimes, get us into deep trouble. Without experiencing the valleys we never know how wonderful it feels on the mountaintops!

Recently I was looking at one of the Aspen trees in the backyard. One leaf would fall, and then three leaves fell and God spoke to my heart, “In a few weeks that tree will be completely bare, but looking at it now it’s hard to see that, isn’t it? Then God began to speak to me that it’s the same way with our prayers, we pray one day, and then the next and we cannot see that the problems we pray about will soon be gone. In fact we cannot see anything and we often think that because we can’t see an end that God is not listening and isn’t going to answer us. However, just as that tree will soon be bare of leaves, one day the problems will be gone and we won’t remember how long it took for God to answer!

Things are happening in the heavenlies even when we aren’t aware of them. God’s plan is not to leave us where we are but His plan is to make sure that we don’t end up in this kind of trouble and sorrow again. Sometimes that takes awhile longer then we want it too.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isa. 55:9

 

These past few days I have felt the Lord speaking to me that graduation from some of these things His children have suffered is upon us. He is ready to trust us to go forward into His plan for us, His very best plan for us! I have a happy feeling of expectation of what the Lord is getting ready to do for His children. Many have been tried and tested and are now ready to come out of the fire like sparkling gold!

 

Hold on, beloved of the Lord. Your seasons are getting ready to change!

 

In His Never-Failing Love,

Cathie

 

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