Standing Together


#1

The time has come for all of us in this forum to take a stand and stand together. There are many people here who are going through a tough time and who are in alot of pain (physically, mentally and emotionally). We need to stand in the gap for these people and pray and really pray.

Sometimes people feel that they are alone and there is nobody to talk to or nobody understands what they are going through right now. But there is somebody that is always there it is God. No problem or situation is too much for him. That we should never loose faith, hope and belief. And we should not let our feelings, emotions and circumstances dictate to us how we should live.

Sometimes people feel that by taking their own lives (e.g. suicide) is the answer to everything. And it is not the answer. I should know been down that road and all it did was make a situation worse than it really is.

Let us take a stand that we are not going to allow circumstances to bring us down, we are not going to allow our feelings and emotions to bring us down, we are not going to allow people to bring us down, we are not going to allow our failed marriages and relationships brings us down, we are not going to allow our family/friends/kids to bring us down. That we are going to go down on our knees and Thank God for the good he has done in our lives. For the things that he is still going to do in our lives. We are going to pray for those who have done use wrong, for those who have hurt us and caused us pain and suffering. We are going to never quit because God would not quit on us he is always there when we need him not only in bad times but also in good times.

We should stop looking at the bad in our lives and start looking at the good. We cannot be in a black hole forever there is a light at the end of the tunnel but you have to take that step nobody can push you into that direction except yourself. And stop living in worry, suffering, pain, agony, misery, unhappiness, hatred, unforgiveness etc. All we are doing by holding on to all of this is preventing ourselves from moving.

By me hating my husband and his mistress for the contribution that they made for the breakup of my marriage all I was doing was holding myself back from healing. It made me happy to live in that misery, pain and suffering. It was good to feel like the victim. I am a survivor and God has shown me the path that I need to be on. That I should stop worrying that I do not have money to do 1,2,3. I should be thankful I have a home to go to, a job, two beautiful children, running water, electricity etc. Some people do not even have half of what I have. And here am I having these feelings of hatred, unforgiveness, feeling sorry for myself, crying about things that happened so long ago. Sometimes we need to just let it go so that we can move on with our lives instead of reliving a situation over and over and over again. That sometimes things are just not meant to be. That God has another plan for us.

But we need to trust in him and stop trusting in the materialistic things or the worldly things. Because when we die we leave all this behind.


#2

:thumbsup: You’re an inspiration, Robyanne!


#3

Yep, thanks.


#4

Wow, you sure made my day by posting that Robyanne!

Thanks for sharing!:slight_smile:


#5

I received this message via email just after posting this which just confirms what I have said. That we need to believe that things are going to get better in our lives. That we need to believe in God and that with him in our lives we can accomplish anything.

That we need to keep saying to ourselves that we will get through this we will survive. And to help those who need our support right now and to pray for them to have the strength and courage to deal with whatever issues, problems come their way. There are so many people here who have things in their lives that are bothering them and they do not have solutions.

Let us pray for them to find solutions to the issues they have that they get break through that they want.

Hang in There!
Today’s Scripture
"Our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever!" (2 Corinthians 4:17)

Does there seem to be a problem waiting for you no matter where you turn? Do you sometimes wonder if your dreams are ever going to come to pass? Maybe you’ve asked why God would allow you to struggle in your job, your relationships, your health, or some other area of life. God allows you to go through challenges because He knows it’s the struggle of life that builds strength in you. If God simply delivered you from every struggle every time, then you may not continue to grow and learn to trust Him. When you persevere through difficult times, you’ll begin to realize a greater level of joy, peace, victory, and abundance than you ever dreamed possible. Remember, God loves you too much to leave you where you are. He’s preparing you for something better!

A Prayer for Today
God, thank You for giving me what You know I need. Help me to learn and grow through my struggles as I trust You to bring me out stronger than ever. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


#6

I must confess I’m finding it difficult to believe the times will get better on the intellectual level. I do feel some kind of hope that’s blossoming there against my will. I feel some strange kind of optimism that sometimes gets close to annoying me because I have difficulties finding its foundation. On the intellectual level, I think I’m inclined more towards some kind of pessimism or at least skepticism, while I also realise that “the times” could be much, much worse, so I shouldn’t be feeling like that.

What’s even more complicating is that the times will probably get better the moment I believe they can and will, and they will probably be better when I believe in that on a more religious level, i.e. that God will make the times better for me when I believe He will. But so many people have been required such great sacrifices, there are so many people suffering right now. As I’m writing, someone’s getting killed, raped, mugged, prosecuted and persecuted, betrayed, backstabbed, cheated, robbed out of his belongings and more. Why would I be an exception? Are those not Christians? Are they all sinners, bigger than I am? Are they not people? Do they not deserve better, all of them? Why would I be an exception? And here it starts. You know the rest.

The spring’s starting. The weather is beautiful. Very bright and relatively warm, while maintaining a certain crispy feel, which is distinct from the one in the winter regardless. Maybe something good will happen. Maybe in a week or more, I’ll be melting over how life has suddenly become so great. Who knows.


#7

Don’t Stop Believing!
by Joyce Meyer

Have you been praying about a situation in your life and found yourself waiting for a breakthrough? Are you wondering why the answer hasn’t come yet? Do you feel as though victory is passing you by?

Sometimes when we pray long and hard about a situation in our life without receiving any answers, we just learn to live with it. We go on about our business, wondering if or when God will send the answer. But God does hear those prayers, and He’s working out the answers even though we may not know all the details. Our situation can change suddenly—quickly without warning!

But one thing is certain: Before God moves suddenly, we will wait. Waiting for answers is a fact of life—nobody gets out of it. So the question is not if we’ll wait, but rather how we’ll wait. And I believe how will determine how long.

There are two ways to wait: One is to wait passively, and the other is to wait expectantly. A passive person hopes something good will happen and is willing to sit around waiting to see if it does. After a short time, he gives up, saying, “That’s it! I’ve waited and waited and nothing’s happened.” The passive person has a lot of wishbone but not much backbone!

The expectant person, on the other hand, is hopeful, believing the answer is just around the corner, due to arrive any minute. His belief is not a passive thing. His heart is full of hope, expecting his problem to be solved at any moment. He wakes up every morning expecting to find his answer. He may wait and wait, but suddenly what he’s been waiting for happens.

It’s just like when a woman is pregnant; it’s said that she is expecting a baby. She carries inside her the promise of a baby, and even though she can’t see it, she knows it’s there. The moment she learns of her pregnancy, she begins to plan for her baby’s arrival. She starts collecting items she’ll need and busily gets the nursery ready. She actively prepares for the arrival of the baby because she knows the promise will be fulfilled—it’s just a matter of time. She is expectant and she’ll wait as long as it takes.

We know the word wait means “to expect” or “to look for.” But remember, it also means “to serve”—just like a waiter waits on your table at a restaurant. Our act of waiting isn’t supposed to be spent sitting around passively hoping that something will happen sometime soon.

Once we’ve asked God to answer a question or solve a problem, we need to be eagerly awaiting His answer. We need to be serving actively, aggressively and expectantly. When our hearts are eager to hear from God, He loves to rush in suddenly with His solution. In many cases this waiting period actually serves as a time of preparation for the answer. If God answered right away, many of us would be ill-prepared to handle His solution.

Sometimes we find ourselves in such horrible messes that it’s hard to imagine waiting one more second. But we need to keep waiting on God and trusting Him with a sweet and simple faith. Then, in a way we never could’ve figured out—God moves suddenly!

In the Bible Paul and Silas knew about waiting, and they waited well. Acts 16 tells the story of how they were attacked by a crowd, beaten and thrown in jail. Verse 24 says the jailer…put them into the inner prison (the dungeon) and fastened their feet in the stocks. He was making sure they couldn’t escape. But about midnight, God showed up. Now it would have been nice if He’d come a little earlier, but Paul and Silas didn’t seem to mind—they just decided to start singing and began to worship the Lord. They began to wait on God.

Verses 25 & 26 say, But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the [other] prisoners were listening to them, suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s shackles were unfastened. God answered them suddenly!

When people patiently and expectantly wait on God in the midst of horrible circumstances, suddenly God breaks through. So don’t give up! Don’t stop believing! Stay full of hope and expectation. God’s power is limitless, and He’ll break through for you.


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