Oct 25, 2015

He is MORE

BELIEVE that the Lord is FAITHFUL. Rest in the fact that WHATEVER IT IS that's weighing heavy on you, or attacking you, or that you're waiting for ... GOD IS TAKING CARE OF IT.

Never lose hope, there's ALWAYS a way with Jesus in your corner.

He is MORE than enough.

Father, we need you. Be near us. Hold us. Reassure us of Your love. I curse the attacks of the enemy off God's people, in the name of Jesus. Thank You Lord, for divine protection and Your angels encamped round about us, our families and our homes. In Jesus' name, amen.

Oct 20, 2015

Press Through the Pain

But in that [soon] coming day no weapon formed against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from Me. I, the Lord, have spoken. Isaiah 54:17

You ARE NOT a quitter and NO weapon is going to stop you. Don't give the enemy the pleasure of seeing you give up.

The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble. Proverbs 18:14

Your spirit IS strong enough to go THROUGH the fire.

Press through the pain to experience all that the Lord has waiting for you on the other side of it.

Father, I pray You place a hedge of protection around us and our hearts, that we don't get caught up in the traps of the enemy. May the enemy fall in the traps set for us, while we walk on, unharmed and unscathed. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Oct 13, 2015

Press In

Don't be weary in prayer, keep at it. Watch for God's answers, and remember to be thankful when they come. Colossians 4:2

Times are hard. We need hope, now more than ever. So often we feel hopeless. We feel weak. We feel like God isn't hearing our prayers. We need hope for a better future. We need hope for a better life. We need God to answer us.

Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to Him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.' "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually come and attack me.'" And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:1-8
In the above parable, the judge didn't care about justice or her plight. Yet he responded to the widows persistence. Jesus' point isn't that we have to wear God out with our petitions till He finally caves in to stop us from bothering Him. Jesus wants to encourage us that God DEEPLY CARES about His children who cry out to Him. He IS listening. HOW MUCH MORE will God respond to our prayers than the judge to the widow. He WILL come to help us ... and He WON'T delay an answer for one second longer than is necessary for our good.

NOTHING is impossible for God. So until He makes His will concerning any given request clear to you, keep on asking again and again and again, IN FAITH BELIEVING, though it may seem like nothing is changing at all. 

God's answer to your prayers could be JUST AROUND THE CORNER. He may answer your 20 years worth of prayers TODAY. Never think that God doesn't care or doesn't hear just because nothing has changed yet. He hears your prayers.

I will answer them before they even call to Me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers. Isaiah 65:24

Not one prayer is ever wasted. God hears our every sigh. He DOES NOT tire of us asking. He WANTS us to bring our requests to Him. He tells us not to lose heart and to pray always because He intends to answer our prayers. In His way and in His timing.

Keep. On. Praying. Keep asking. Keep thanking. Keep hoping. Don't give up. Don't lose heart.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray over those reading this post. I curse all attacks that may be coming against them. Help them to pray and keep on praying. In faith. Believing. And thank You Lord, that at just the right time, You will answer. In the meantime, give all the grace to wait. In Jesus' name, amen.

See also:  The Man with the Plan

FYI - if you can't see all of the writing due to light colored letters, go to my blog page at http://answerfortheailing.blogspot.com/2015/10/press-in.html

Aug 23, 2015

You are Loved

You might not think much of yourself and/or others might not, but you are loved, valued and fully accepted by your heavenly Father.

NOTHING and NO ONE can separate you from God's love.

Father, I pray that You help us to receive the perfect love that You have for us. Help us to let it guide us into all truth, wash away the fears and rejections, and love others. In Jesus' name, amen.

Jul 14, 2015

I Pray, Lord

I PRAY LORD, for those being abused. Give them a way out and help them to take it. Heal them. Give them peace.
I PRAY LORD, that You touch every broken heart and mend them. Emotional healing for all in need.
I PRAY LORD, for all who are at a crossroad, for all who need help making decisions. No confusion. Give them wisdom, show them the way.
I PRAY LORD, for all who are sick/in pain and in need of healing. Touch their bodies with Your presence. Take away the pain. Bring healing and wholeness.
I PRAY LORD, for all who feel like giving up/depressed. Lift their weary heads. Give hope, encouragement and refreshment.
I PRAY LORD, that You be ever near us. We aren't perfect, but we love You. Come get us soon, and help us all to be ready.
I THANK YOU LORD, that You hear us and answer us ... in Your time and in Your way.
To God be ALL the glory!


Jun 28, 2015

What are You Expecting?

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we can't see. Hebrews 11:1

We usually get what we expect (where our faith is), so ... are you expecting good or bad to happen? Since it's all BY FAITH, make sure your faith is in the direction of what you want/want to happen.

He does not fear bad news (not afraid of evil tidings), nor live in fear or dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind (his heart is fixed) that Jehovah will take care of him (trusting in the Lord). That is why he is not afraid, but can calmly face his foes. Psalm 112:7,8

We should not be afraid of evil tidings ... of bad news, of reverses and losses, of the destruction of our property, or disaster by flood, by famine, or by war. Our heart should so fully confide in God that we can commit everything calmly into His hands. We should feel assured that all will be well, somehow. That nothing occurs but that which the wisest and the best Being in the universe sees that it best should occur, and that in all which does take place HE IS ABLE TO SUSTAIN the sufferer.  

There is NOTHING so well-suited to make the mind calm as to trust in God. What has a person to be afraid of who does trust in Him? TRUSTING IN THE LORD - this is the reason why our heart is 'fixed' or 'firm' ... simply because we have confidence in God, and feel assured that all things will be well. It may not be right now, but it will be. 

Father, help us to no longer expect bad or expect things to be the way they used to be, the way they happened in the past. Help us to believe for better days. Don't disappoint us. Use our faith to do a NEW THING. In Jesus' name, amen.


Jun 25, 2015

He Spoke, I Listened

He who sent me is with me, He HAS NOT deserted me ... John 8:29

My prayer - I need You, Lord. Now. Be not far from me.

The Lord’s response – I’m here. To help. Let My unforced rhythms of grace guide you through the trials and hard times. All that life has to offer is yours for the taking, if you’ll just trust Me. It’s not too late. To do or be anything you want to be. You’re My child, and I want the best and what’s best for you. I will channel/guide toward you the things and people I want in your life.

Don’t be scared or fearful for the future, I’m already there. Though I’m also with you every step of the way. Take My hand, and we’ll walk the pathways of life … together.

I love you and appreciate you. Forgive and forgive often. Don’t let bitterness and resentment build a stronghold. Thank you for being willing to do My will. For being a willing vessel. You won’t understand everything I do and allow. That’s ok. I see the big picture, you don’t. That’s where trust comes from.

My prayer - Dear God in Heaven, please don’t give up on me. I need you so much and I want to please you so much. Help me Lord, to be able to. To obey You. To please You. To do right in Your eyes. But thank You Lord, that even when I fail, You still approve of me. Maybe not my actions. But You do me.

Jesus said to the people, ‘I am the light of the world. So if you follow Me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path. John 8:12

Apr 12, 2015

Dare to Do It

NOTHING'S finished ...

That dream of yours may be dormant right now, but if it's God-breathed then He's keeping it alive and it will be birthed IN DUE SEASON. Don't grow weary. God can resurrect ANYTHING. Activate your faith today. Speak and believe that ALL things are possible with God.

We have to let go of things like our plan, our timing, our way, our reputation, getting credit for what we do, the need to be in control and the need to be right. We need to be focused on God and be determined to expect from Him, seeking His face and putting our trust in Him.

Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you. Psalm 37:4,5

Facing challenging, discouraging times? The Holy Spirit whispers gently and lovingly, GOD IS WITH YOU. Experiencing disappointments and hardships? DON'T give up on your dreams.

There are rough times that are gonna come, but they have not come to stay, they have come to pass!

... until GOD says it's finished.


Mar 13, 2015


Sometimes my blogs can be quiet lengthy. Not today. I'm simply sharing one scripture, from the Message Bible. It is worthy of a few 'selah' moments.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now,
and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.
God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
Matthew 6:34

God bless you and may the Lord grant you PEACE, KNOWING that God is STILL in control and that He is taking care of EVERYTHING.

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Jan 26, 2015

Under a Lot of Stress?

God led His people out like sheep, He took His flock SAFELY through the wilderness. God took GOOD CARE of them; they had NOTHING to fear. Psalm 78:52,53

I know ... you’re under a LOT of stress, you’re frustrated, worried, afraid and confused … but FEAR NOT and HOLD ON.

Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 -30, ‘Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.’

Stress tends to visit us when we're tired, when we're sick, when we're driving through a crowded metropolis, when we're late for an important meeting, or if we've taken on too many responsibilities. When circumstances are out of our control, we feel stress. When our basic needs are not being met and our safety is threatened, we tend to get anxious. God promises in His Word that He will care for us. When we come to Him for help, He helps. Sometimes it’s a process that takes place for Him to align us and our schedule with His will. Other times, He seems to swoop in … suddenly.

I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of My mouth, and I proclaimed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass. Isaiah 48:3

Don't you worry about a thing. God IS gonna appear on the scene SUDDENLY on your behalf, for HELP IS ON THE WAY.

Have the cares and problems of life burdened you with stress and anxiety, robbing you of peace? Pray the prayer below in faith, believing.

Father, I need You now because I am full of stress and anxiety. Thank You that the promises in Your Word bring comfort. I ask You to come and take My heavy burdens. I take each burden, one by one, and lay them at Your feet. Please carry them for me so that I don't have to. Replace them with Your humble and gentle yoke so that I will find rest for my soul. I receive Your gift of peace of mind and heart. Thank You that I can lie down tonight in peace and sleep. I know that you, Lord, will keep me safe. I am not afraid because You are always with me. Please keep me daily, Lord, in Your perfect peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.



Jan 22, 2015

Pain is Part of Growing


No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear/beyond your strength, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

No matter how hard life gets, there is STILL always something to be thankful for ... thank God, for He is worthy. Wake up each day thankful for your life, because someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.

Sometimes doors close because it is time to move forward. And that's a good thing because we often will not move unless circumstances force us to. Sometimes, life hits us over the head with situations that we never saw coming. Ouch. What in the world are we gonna do? Life just seems to spin so out of control at times, us helpless as to the way things will be when the dust settles.

When times are tough, remind yourself that no pain comes without a purpose. Move on from what/who hurt you, but never forget what it taught you. Just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing. Every great success requires some type of struggle to get there. Some problems and circumstances will never make sense to us, or why God allows them and doesn't stop the suffering and pain.

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

There are two kinds of pain: pain that hurts and pain that changes you. When you roll with life, instead of resisting it, both kinds help you grow. There's an awakening and release in your spirit when the light comes on that IT'S NOT ALL YOUR FAULT and NOTHING you could have done would have changed your circumstances or what you or loved ones are going through. Thank God that Jesus is on the right hand of the Father, continually interceding on our behalf. He prays for us just like He did for Peter in the book of Luke:

Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers. Luke 22:31,32

We must come to the Lord during those times when we need Him and let Him pour in us His grace, love and peace. Cast your burdens upon the Lord (roll and repose each care) and He WILL sustain you (Psalm 55:22), for His shoulders can carry the weight that tries to pull us down and drain us of all that we have. That's the secret to the trials ... that even though we CAN'T handle all that He allows to be put on us, we CAN bear it and make it through when we give all the troubles and pains and sorrows to Him, for HIM to carry instead of US. When we allow the Lord to minister to us, His touch is so soothing. We can feel Him helping us to feel better. These strokes of love are causing us to be healed and to grow to be more like Him.

Father, the journey sometimes seems too hard to handle. Life just flat hurts and seems so unfair. Help us to allow the Holy Spirit to deal with us so that the process will be easier. In spite of all the trials/growing pains, thank You God that there is a way out. You are the Way out, Jesus and You promised that You would make a way of escape through every trial. We don't want to be like the Israelites wandering in the desert for 40 years, going around the same mountain over and over again. Help us to learn and move on. Lead us, Lord. Teach us Holy Spirit. Help us to be obedient to Your voice and Your leading. We have problems that need solving. We have family that needs healing. We have bills that need paying. God, just fix it all and help us to remain faithful and believe. Help us to put feet to our faith and walk in love. Give us grace and peace through it all. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Jan 15, 2015

Just Say 'No' to Reasoning

With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment or understanding. Always let Him lead you and He will clear the road for you to follow. Proverbs 3:5,6

The Word doesn't say you have to have everything figured out down to the last little minute detail. You struggling via self-effort and reasoning trying to figure out when God is going to do it, how He is going to do it, which way and why He is going to be leading you a certain way or if He is going to do it is not going to get you anywhere.

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8

You are not supposed to know everything. That is one of the reasons why you need God. If you stop trying to figure everything out, you will not be confused. It is okay to think about something to try to determine what to do, but if you start feeling confused, you have gone too far.

You are to trust and have faith that God's ways are better and that He knows what He is doing - He DOES NOT need your help. Pray and ask Him for wisdom and that He help you make right, godly, decisions. Choose to trust the Lord and line up your will with His. Take the steps that He gives you and trust Him to give you the answers that you need for the steps that you have to take.

Father, help us to trust You, with child-like faith ... faith that hasn't been watered down by the disappointments of life. Help us to believe in You and all You do, regardless of what's happened in the past and whether we understand it all or not. Give us peace in our minds. Help us to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and not just do whatever we want to. In Jesus' name, amen.