The past few months have been the hardest I have experienced in my entire life. Coming to terms with losing my mother and being on this ‘grief journey’.
My mother was a huge encouragement to me and as we know ‘iron sharpens iron’ (Proverbs 27:17).
Mum, (Evangelist Linda J UK) was a powerful woman of God. Our home was constantly filled with worship and praise. I cherish our prayer times and the time we spent stirring each other in the spirit realm.
I attended church yesterday, the first time going without her. We often went together to church meetings or conferences. I miss fondly the times we compared notes on the spoken word and her beautiful joyful presence beside me.
The word spoken at church by a dear friend shared the importance of overcoming the trials we face and trusting in God’s plan. Often, we can be discouraged by our circumstances and question His purpose for our lives.
Be of good cheer, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
This morning I had a time of reflection and this is the time when I hear God’s voice. A song came into my spirit ‘Can’t Give Up Now’.
It is a reminder that whatever battles we are in currently, we should persist, keep the faith and remain trusting in our Father’s unchanging hand. You must understand that moving forwards will be a challenge, know it is a journey and requires strength and durability.
We may not see a way out of the storm we are in ‘but thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57).
We will always have trials in our lives and be tested. At this time you may feel weak and off-course. But do not lose hope!
Keep pushing and believing in His promises. Persevere in prayer as I can vouch for myself, it changes things.
Know that God has brought you through and ‘will not leave nor forsake you’ (Deuteronomy 31:8).
James 1:12 affirms ‘Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised for those who love Him’.
Thank you, Lord, that you are our Rock and our Shield
Our Alpha and our Omega,
Our Beginning and End
Forgive us again Father, cleanse us afresh,
I pray you will heal us from any pain or suffering
Heal us from any sickness or disease, Lord
I declare when storms come ,we shall not be moved
Help us to withstand the trials and keep moving forwards in You
May we pray without ceasing,
Thank you, that you know the plans you have for us
Help us to keep trusting in you and leaning on you,
Thank you, that you will never leave us and are with us
Thank you, that we will and shall overcome
In your Precious Holy Name,
Written by Jaeger. V