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Blessed is Any Weight

                                                  

Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail). Psalm 55:22
Holy Bible, Amplified Version

“Blessed is any weight, however overwhelming, which God has been so good as to fasten with His own hand upon our shoulders.” — F. W.Faber

Now why in the world wold any weight be considered a blessing?

How many folks forget all about Jehovah during the good times but go a running to Him during the bad ones?

I believe the weight that endures over a sustained amount of time is the best.

The reason?

Those who are shallow in their relationship with Christ will quickly fall away when they do not receive instant relief. They will go to worldly councilors which is little if any use to them. They will cry out to their government to save them and the government shall be unable to assist them.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, But we will remember and trust in the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen, But we have risen and stood upright. Psalm 20: 7-8 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

Those whose hearts are open to Jehovah will experience the blessing of His hand in their experience and their faith (which means trust) will grow. So too, will their respect, love and admiration towards our loving Father in Heaven.

It is in our hard times that we grow the most and come the closest unto Jehovah. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Uzam (The Lord is our Strength in Trouble) for blessing me with the strength to continue on through the trial and tribulations, sorrows and snares that come my way. Thank you that You walk through them with me. I praise You in the name of the greatest source of strength of all Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.

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May Not Profit By.

                                     

 And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance. Romans 5:3 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

When we suffer in the body our spirits grow. It is only by suffering that growth takes place. It is not pleasant while it is occurring but when we surrender our wills to Jehovah He will use these experiences to mold us into the children He desires us to be.

In reflecting back upon them we will joyously sing praises unto Him.

And, of course, the most precious profit of it all it that it will draw us into a closer loving relationship with our Beloved Father in Heaven because of them which could be accomplished in no other manner. I know it certainly has been true in every step of progress in my life.

“There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by.” — George Meredith

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah M’Kaddesh (The Lord is my Sanctifier) for blessing me with sanctifying me through many trials and tribulations. These were needed to burn off the dross and to make me pliable in the hands of the Divine molder of this clay vessel. I exalt Thee in the name of the greatest potter of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Everyone May Learn From

 “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his ways, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger. Job 17:9 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

We all put our mouths in action before our brains from time to time. We say things impulsively that are deeply regretted later.

I have certainly done it numerous times.

That is why we need the Holy Spirit to guard our mouths and indeed clamp them shut many times to keep us out of trouble. He has done that for me numerous times to my deep gratitude.

We all play the victim when trials and tribulations occur and take it out on God: “If you love me why are you allowing this to happen to me”

I have cried that too many times to count. In retrospect however I see that the greatest lessons in life are learned from trials and tribulations. They help us grow the most and helps us to endure then with confidence and even expectation on what Jehovah is doing through these events.

And, you can bet He is doing it for a reason.

Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted.” Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God my teacher) for teaching me through my numerous tribulations and moulding me from them into the beautiful child You desire me to be. I praise You in the name of Your most beautiful Son Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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I Will Comfort You.

 

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you. Isaiah 66:13 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

When I was a child I was always sick. Whenever a sickness occurred which caused insomnia momma would rock me in a chair and softly sing comforting songs to me. It would fill me with peace, love and comfort. That is a cherished memory.

So too it is with Jehovah.

So many times when enduring trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares, fears and worries I go out into Jehovahs Cathedral ( nature) and cry my heart out to Him. There is a Divine presence that fills me with comfort and peace that completely envelopes me. This is freely and abundantly available to every child of His that nurtures and loving relationship with Him daily.

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It is important to note that this is only available to those that daily commune with Him in a loving relationship.

It is not available to the selfish cry babies that only go to Him when they want something from Him. They do not appreciate His blessings and give Him nothing in return so why should this blessing be available to them?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Abba (God our Father) for blessing me with Your Holy comfort, strength and assurance whenever the storms come crashing down around me and whenever the desert heat begins to sear my soul. I exalt You in the name of He who comforted so many as He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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He has predicted

 

But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future]. John 16:13 Holy Bible Amplified Version

The Holy Spirit is better than a crystal ball. He will accurately predict your future.

He has mine.

He predicted that when I become an obedient servant of Christs I shall never be homeless, hungry or wearing rags. In the twenty years in serving Christ this prediction has always rung true.

He predicted that when my weakness were surrendered unto His purification He would mould me into a new beautiful creation and He has accomplished a more incredible make over of me spiritually than any body chop shop could begin to accomplish. The chop shops ( those that do physical surgery to try to make you look younger).

He has predicted He will walk with me through the trials and tribulations that come my way and I never would have made it without Him there.

He has predicted He will steer me away from the traps laid by wicked ones and they shall fall into their own traps. This has come true 100 % of the time.

He has predicted there is a special Heavenly home awaiting me with my best friend ( Jesus Christ) there to greet me with open arms. All of His previous predictions have come true, I believe I can trust Him with that one too.

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Ezer (The LORD our Helper) for blessing me with Your wonderful help through all of my trials and tribulations, victories and successes, sorrows and joy, snares and the provisional of escape from them. Thank you for blessing me with Your amazing wisdom and knowledge. Thank you that through all of this You are ultimately guiding me to a Heavenly home. I praise You in the name of the greatest mentor of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Is Your Head Hurting?

RESTLESS HEART

 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you restless and disturbed within me?
Hope in God
and wait expectantly for Him. Psalm 42:5 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Despair is the state of being discouraged.

Is your head hurting from walking into walls ? You know the feeling , like no matter what you try it is like walking into a wall. You are pounding the pavement looking for employment yet it seems as if every door is closed. You have tried all kinds of different medical treatment yet your ailment is getting worse. Of course there is the wonderful experience of raising teenagers and they refuse to listen to you ( that has been going on for eons. ) .

The list could continue for a long time couldn’t it ?

To hope for something is to believe in the future occurrence of (something).

We are children of the Supreme God , children. Take hope that He loves you and because He loves you He will come to your aid in Him time in His way. His answer may not be what you desire however He is far more wiser than you. As a consequence He knows what is best for you far better that you do.

I know, there have been many times when I desired something in my life and passionately prayed for our Beloveds blessing to have it come to fruition. He did not. At the time I was bitterly disappointed. In reflection I see the wise providence of His hand that if He had of granted me my desire it would have been a disaster.

On the other hand there have been event that I fervently prayed for every day for decades. Finally He blessed me that they blossomed into reality. Again I understand why it took Him so long to grant my request and am joyously grateful for His blessings.

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” – Henry Ward Beecher

Prayer : Thank you Jehovah-Jireh (God is our Provider) for Your Divine abundant assistance throughout my life. I thank you that You refused some requests that would have led to certain disaster and for answering those that bring about joyous events that will glorify You. I exuberantly praise You in the name He whose sacrifice answered my call for salvation Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Focus to See the Light.

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 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls. Matthew 11:29 Holy Bible Amplified Version

We all suffer from trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares.

The difference between the ones walking in darkness and those of us that are walking in the light is that we have a Father in Heaven that loves us, cares for us and about us.

We have a choice. We can carry the world on our shoulders, or we can say, “I give up, Lord; here’s my life. I give you my world, the whole world.” –Bruce Larson

They have no one that has the perfect healing touch. Jesus loves you.

Jesus cares. Jesus is always there. Joseph- Anthony: Green

When we suffer the loss of a loved one we can always take our pain and sadness to Jesus. Do not forget how he weeped at His friends grave.

When we have lost our homes do not forget that Jesus was homeless.

When we are sick do not forget the sick Jesus healed.

When we have been betrayed do not forget how one of His own disciples betrayed Him. When our family and or friends reject us because of our walk towards our heavenly home do not forget how Jesus’ own family rejected and bitterly mocked Him.

When we suffer from exhaustion do not forget how exhausted Jesus was from his preaching and healing.

When we are facing death from a slow disease killer do not forget how Jesus knew about the type of death He must suffer.

Because Jesus walked amongst us He has experienced everything we have and so much more.

Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. —George Müller

So when we are experiencing our difficulties remember to focus on He who is the light of the world. He will comfort you, heal you, encourage you and walk with you through it all because He loves you.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. –Anonymous

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-‘Ori (the Lord is my Light) for lighting my world with Your Divine love, assurance, comfort and strength in my darkest moments. I praise You for this blessing in the name of the light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.