A closer walk with our beloved friend.

God is in Your Midst  



This past week mom (I am a unpaid live in care giver for my mom. If I am not here she will be put into a seniors home) has been constantly taunting me that this is HER house and she does not need me. She can throw me out at her slightest whim.   I know my Lord desires me to remain here but it really gets me down.         

 These verses and quotes stuck out to me this morning while reading morning devotionals.              

For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11    The Holy Bible Amplified Version                                    

 “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”  Hebrews 13:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version                         

   I don’t know what  tomorrow brings;  But I know who knows, and I know He holds my hand who holds tomorrow in His other hand. Joseph a son of Jehovah                                                                                  

   Is anything too difficult or too wonderful for the Lord? Genesis 18:14  The Holy Bible Amplified Version             

   “What seems too difficult for us is a sure sign that it belongs to God.” — Marie DePree                                                                  

 “The Lord your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. Zephaniah 3:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version                                             

About an hour afterwards as laying in bed my heart started tingling like a mild electric current was stimulating it.  Then there was a tingling in my mouth (no not like the current was running from my heart to my mouth but each was separate). I could not stop singing Glllllory, gloorrry , glorrry in excelsis.        

Next my right finger after the thumb tingled and was outstretched towards Heaven. This continued for an hour.                                                                     

 Wow, what an experience.                                                                      

   Do you think my Heavenly Love was trying to tell me something?  

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) for blessing me with your reassurance that no matter what comes my way whether good or bad You are always right here with me. You are indeed all I need in life and You are my life. I exalt You in the name of my best friend who continuously walks beside me Jesus Christ. Amen May

Christ bless you with love, joy and peace today and every day.

Author: ropheka

As Christ is our King, so too are we His free will servants Joseph a son of Jehovah I have been a faithful servant of our Lord for the past forty years. He has led me to move from the farm to the city. It was there I learned natural medicine as well as to serve by doin volunteer work in a hospital. This was preparing me for the next stage of growth and service unto Him. The next phase was to live in a tent in the western provinces of Canada planting trees. It has here in His marvelous creation of nature that He taught me so much of Himself while serving others in camp as a first aid attendant. If anybody got sick or injured they always came to me. As well, I learned to be a big brother and care about their mental health and for most, it was the first time they were ever loved. This caring for others prepared me for the next step which was to be a teacher all over China. Here not only did my example guide many to our Heavenly King but also taught me how to deal with narcissist. This prepared me to come home to take care of a narcissistic mother while dealing with narcissist family members. It was in China that the Lord also guided me to become a Christian writer which has been faithfully done for the past ten years. I know not what will happen tomorrow but I know who holds tomorrow in His hands and it is Him I place my total confidence and trust in. Joseph a son of Jehovah

21 thoughts on “God is in Your Midst  

  1. I am sorry you are going through this. My husband and I put up with a phenomonal amount of abuse from my dad when we ere helping him (thugh we didn’t live with him, we took care of him daily until he moved in with my sister). The threats and accusations pierce your heart because you love so deeply.
    We will be praying for you and yours.

    • Thank you for your prayers. They are deeply appreciated.

      The folly of their abuse is they foolishly believe they have a right to be abusive. They do not believe they will be put into a seniors home. When they adult care givers cannot tolerate the abuse any more and put them into a home they wrongly blame the children. Their lives are a daily living hell of loneliness and torment (the torment is the staff refuse to put up with the abuse).

      • You are very welcome.
        I know what you mean, it is so very sad, both for the abuser and the abusee. You are right, too. The staff absolutely will not tolerate their abuse.
        Prayers and blessings~

      • The strange thing is they see it happen to their family and friends yet refuse to believe that if they do not behave respectfully, they will end up in the same place. And, when they die they know they will be condemned to Hell because of their behavior.

        May you be blessed with an ever deeper loving relationship with Jesus this year.

        Thank you for your prayers. They are much needed.

      • I understand, I’ve seen it happen, too. It is so sad.

        Thank you, my prayer for the year is to delve much more deeply in the Bible and become closer to Jesus.

        You are welcome, I understand, and prayers are always needed, sometimes more and more fervently than others.

        Prayers continuing for you and yours.


      • May I suggest you find a quiet place in nature to spend your devotional time. That is where I am always closest to our Heavenly Beloved.

        Thank you for your prayers. Is there anything I can pray for you?

      • Thank you. That’s a wonderful suggestion!!

        Thank you for the offer, just an unspoken request.


      • You are welcome.

        I will request the Lord bless you with His love

      • Thank you!
        May He bless you, too!

  2. I am sorry to hear that your mother was so harsh with you, Joseph – such treatment would get anybody down! I will continue to pray that her heart will be turned.

    • Thank you so much.

      I spend most of my time in the sanctuary Jehovah has lovingly provided for me(a big weatherproof tent). There is much peace, healing and strength there.

      • I am relieved that you have a place that the Lord has provided (and safeguarded) for you when things are difficult with your mother. I will pray now:

        Dear Lord, I lift up my friend Joseph to You now. Continue to fill him with Your peace, wisdom, and strength, so that he can remain even-keeled when dealing with his mother, and remain steadfast in his resolve to stay away from the cigarettes. I pray that Joseph’s mother would grow in her knowledge and love of You, Lord, such that she would treat others – especially Joseph! – around her with joy, kindness and compassion, rather than hostility. I praise and thank You in advance for the solution to this matter that You have already created, and we trust that You will unfold Your good plan precisely when the timing is right. In Your name I pray, amen.

      • Thank you so much for such a wonderful heart felt prayer.

        Be careful of what you ask for. In her case it is her independence. The past few days she thinks she has won and has done a lot of the things I used to do. Her body is telling her that she can no longer do these things- she is in a lot of pain. The Lord informs me to shut my mouth and step back and let her have her own way. She shall suffer greatly for it. Then she shall respect me and appreciate both Jesus for bringing me to be her care giver and me for being her care giver.

        As a baby Christian, I believe, Jehovah is using this event to burn off the dross in many of her bad dispositions.

      • Always glad to come alongside you in prayer, Joseph. I will now edit any future prayers to make sure that any reference to “independence” are not mentioned. I simply want you mother to grow in her knowledge and relationship of the the LORD, rather than growing in pride and self-sufficiency. If that is what she is doing, then we both know that it is only a matter of time before the Lord deals with her about it. In the meantime, we wait, and you continue to practice as much self-care (and receive Kingdom Care from the Lord Himself) during this challenging time.

      • Thank you for your wise words.
        The Lord has blessed me with abundant peace, strength and wisdom through out this ordeal.

        May Jehovah bless you with abundant rewarding contracts this year.

        Thank you for your much appreciated support

      • Thank you, Joseph! My prayer is that I might get a permanent job if that is the Lord’s will. We’ll see what He chooses to do.

      • Personally, I found it better for contract work but will pray for a full time position for you

      • Ah. Let’s simply pray for God’s will, then. My primary aim in desiring full-time work is to secure employer-paid health benefits! I pay a lot out-of-pocket each month for my health insurance. Thank you!

        You were part of my prayers this morning. Happy new year, Joseph!

      • Well no, it says in the Bible we are to be specific in our prayers and your specific request is for full time work (I learned that about twenty five years ago when the Holy Spirit taught a very valuable lesson to be specific in our prayers, it was actually very humourous but a lesson I pray shall never be forgotten. Therefore I shall concentrate my prayers on you be blessed with a full time job with great benefits.

        Thank you for including me in your morning prayers, you are in mine every morning. Prayer is powerful but needs to be done consistently to prove to Jehovah our commitment. I have the time to pray for you every morning however because of your tight schedule it is okay for you to pray whenever.

        May you be blessed with a fantastic full time contract with great benefits, pay and work environment.

      • Wise counsel, Joseph! Thank you.

        However, my schedule is quite relaxed these days. I will continue to pray for you each day as the Lord leads! Know that you can also email me at dailyhopefulblog at gmail dot com, too.

        Happy new year! 🙂

      • Thank you for your gracious offer.

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