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Suffering With GOD

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JESUS is with you in the trials, on the darkest nights, and those mornings when you can’t stand to face the sunlight. There is hope for you, no matter what anybody says: your doctor, your parents, your kids, your family, friends or co-workers, people on the street and so on. GOD is The Great Physician, God knows your weaknesses and has the FINAL SAY!

Human beings make tons of mistakes every day and NONE of them are 100% reliable. We can only TRULY trust JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND THE SON OF GOD! Also, the enemy Satan and his army of demons, use other people and things to hurt us. Don’t take it personally when people slander you, use and abuse you, or insult you. The devil knows exactly where to shoot those fiery darts to try and attack your faith and trust in THE LORD! That’s why The Bible says in Ephesians 6 that we must use our shield of faith to quench those fiery darts of Satan when they come at us!

How does one strengthen their faith? Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, so read your Bible, seek The Face of God in prayer time, pray throughout the day to your God in The Name of Jesus Christ. After all God is our best friend and prayer is a conversation with our Maker! Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth! When you are filled with the Holy Spirit you don’t have to have a feel good beat to praise God Almighty because it truly comes from deep inside by The Spirit of God! You can feel His presence, just know He’s there and He loves to hear from His Child! Don’t forget fellowship with other believers at Church, Bible-studies, online, etc. We keep the fire going in our coming together!

Finally, like the poster says, our faith is made stronger in times of testing and trials. There are many things we go through in this life that make absolutely no sense or hurt with pain that seems unbearable. Just remember, when you’re at the end of your rope, that’s the perfect place to lean on your GOD and let Him lead you! He will PULL YOU OUT OF THE PIT. We just have to lean on Him and ask for His Grace and strength. Our God will fight for us. When we are weak He is strong! Though it may hurt for a while, our trust in The Lord is built and our faith strengthened while all along our relationship with Him grows ever so beautifully. We rely on our God and Maker, our Lord Jesus to get through these tough times. We are led by The Sweet Holy Spirit of GOD.

It’s gonna be okay. If you’re walking with Jesus, I promise. Be blessed in JESUS NAME!

If you do not know The Lord God, seek HIM NOW in JESUS alone ♥  †  ♥

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Some Bible Verses for Those struggling with depression

Bible Verses About Depression

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Psalms 30:5 – For his anger [endureth but] a moment; in his favour [is] life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy [cometh] in the morning.

Psalms 23:4 – Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

John 10:10 – The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.

Psalms 9:9 – The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

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

Psalms 30:11 – Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Revelation 21:4 – And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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You Are Your OWN Masterpiece!

You Are You OWN Masterpiece!

Dear friends,

If you are struggling with your body image, your weight, self esteem, or maybe even an eating disorder, I want you to know, you are doing great right where you are! Just keep giving it your all to find recovery, or keep giving it your best in taking care of your precious body! Look at all of the things that your body does for you (and mine too!)! Lets show our bodies the respect they deserve, give them all of our love, pour our heart and soul out into taking care of them, because this is a one time go around…this life.

Don’t let the media tell you what you ‘have to look like’ or be. There are billions of people on earth, so how can there just be only 1 good, and perfect body type!??? Its absurd. I felt I had a ‘defect’ all throughout my high school days because no matter how skinny I got, no matter how little I weighed, even at the very unhealthiest type of small that I got, my stomach would not flatten in such a way like Britney Spears’ or Christina Aguilera’s did. They were my teen idols during that time when they both had just hit it big in the early 2000’s.

We are not all made the same. There were millions of other young girls like me that didn’t have an ‘ideal body’ according to society. However, it wasn’t until after suffering a few years on my own, that later in being privileged to attend an outpatient eating-disorder help group therapy that I met others who dealt with such issues, like myself. It was such a relief! I knew I wasn’t alone because these were real people, right in front of me, and they hurt like I hurt!

You are nothing short of amazing! When God breathed life into your little body as a teeny baby, you were formed with a perfection, a beauty that could never be matched!

Now go, and thrive in your life! You are on fire, baby! You have a mission to carry out! How can you do that being depressed and self loathing? Exactly. We must cheer one another on, as the world isn’t always the most supportive. YOU and I are here for a reason! I applaud you for being YOU, who You are, and getting up this morning, and all of the effort you have even already put forth today!
I Wish you peace, and blessings, dear friend!
Sending you my love, today! From a kindred spirit! Lets do this. Lets live a rich, full life as together we learn to embrace our individuality!

xo

~Mandi

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Back Home. Happy/Sad.

A quick visit to my hometown today!

I am at home and at my desk!!! Ahhhh! lol. Today was a busy, but fun day filled with happiness for me as I was able to reconnect with my best friend in the world, Nae Nae who totally gets me like nothing else…we even have synchronized laughing! I had a blast just hanging with her-we are so connected!

Also today…

Seeing my daddy was the icing on my cake today, and making him smile and hearing him say he loved me aloud was priceless. I smiled at him the entire time I was there. Sometimes its difficult to hide your emotions, but then there are times when in our love for someone, we must be strong. Though I was smiling ear to ear on the outside, my heart was aching for my dad on the inside. Nobody knows what its like to live a life like his, unless they have been there or had a loved one suffer through it. I, myself, don’t know how it really is and I try to block most of it out. My father is confined to the bed, a double amputee (having no legs and is unable to wear or use the prosthetic ones he was fitted for) with skin cancer/agent orange aftermath all over himself, kidney failure, dementia, and is on dialysis. Dad has been through so much since he lost his legs in 2007. Our lives    were forever changed…daddd

Please remember him in your prayers as he needs the comfort of the Lord all around. I am forever grateful for dad and all he has done and made for his family, and even now the gift of joy that his presence brings when I am with him. I could not ask for more.

Now in this somber state I am as of thinking this passage up I am too depressed to clean my house! Its a wreck, too 😦

Normally I am super positive and motivating, but right now I am tired from the trip today and I’m constantly replaying today’s visit with my dad over and over again in my head.

I took him chocolate covered cherries for a treat! He loved them… but yet what a horrible predicament…

I must go now and try and think on something else so I can get our house clean. I’ve been slacking lately…