Your Enemies will NOT Win!

Your enemies will NOT win today!

Be encouraged by the 41st Psalm today and then share it and encourage someone else.

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. I said, Lord , be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish? And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it. All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. But thou, O Lord , be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen. Psalms 41:1‭-‬13 KJV http://bible.com/1/psa.41.1-13.KJV

Suicide, I’m Saying, “Goodbye”

Suicide, I’m Saying Goodbye
Yes, suicide
I’m saying, “Goodbye”
You’ve fought a good fight
Oh yes, you’ve tried
I’ll admit it,
You almost won,
But almost won’t stop me
From saying, “Goodbye”
When I think of your game,
How you wiggled your way in,
All of the time you spent with me,
Playing a friend,
You spoke to me daily
And never missed a beat
Showing me who hates me
Replaying my defeat
Several times I trusted you,
I believed you with my life
Did as you instructed,
And tried to end my life
Even then you were pitiful
The pills made me sleep
The drinks made me weak
The marks from cuts were deep
Marks that remind me of your part
In trying to ruin me
You thought that you destroyed me
I thought you did too,
Even when there weren’t attempts
You were in my mind too.
You told me I was worthless,
Rejected and of no use.
I believed that all of my dreams,
Died while listening to you
Yes, I remember every lie that you told
The memory has taught me
To protect my soul
I remember when you said
I never could
And now I consider
How much stronger I am now,
I’m good.
Your pressure and stress
Had me in a mess
A mess that became blessed
Once I withstood the test
I gave God my mess
Yes, right, you guessed
The same mess that you said
Would do me in
I took it all and gave to Him
I gave God my tears,
My fears, my rejection
My disappointment
He took it all freely
And unlike you didn’t say,
It will cost me
Instead He showed me
How He paid the price
For my life
And was only waiting for me
To realize it
Now that I’ve given my life
Back to Him
My hopes, dreams,
And visions are back.
I can see clearly now
I am loved by God
I can do all things through Him
He strengthens me
He cares for me
His love has renewed me
No longer do I feel
Inadequate
Unwanted
Neglected
No, Suicide
Our time together is done
My thoughts about myself are good
I’ve chosen to live and not die
I’ve chosen life over death
For my ashes I now have beauty
My mourning has turned to dancing
Times may get rough
But I am now determined to
Press on
Into newness
Press on
With my dreams
Press on
In this new life God has given me
So, Suicide…you see
I’m saying Goodbye
I don’t like you and
Don’t need you
Don’t talk to me and
Don’t walk with me
I don’t need you
Good Bye
Good Bye
Good Riddance and
Good Bye
©Dona Young, 8/13/14

Will You Pray for Me?

My heart is glad when I pray for someone. It also blesses me when others pray for me. Pray Psalm 20 for someone today!

The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. Save, Lord : let the king hear us when we call. Psalms 20:1‭-‬9 KJV http://bible.com/1/psa.20.1-9.KJV

5 Reasons to Have “The Talk”!

What talk am I talking about?  Have you talked to God today?  Why am I asking this?

Because it is important to ALWAYS pray.

Prayer does the following for us:

  1. Helps us to get closer to God.
  2. Builds our relationship with God.
  3. Allows us to clear our minds.
  4. Gives us the strength needed to move forward.
  5. Praying to God gives us peace of mind.

  Luke 21:36

(36) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Pray

He Will Save You!

Do you ever feel like no one can help you?

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in sorrow, pain and troubles?

Do you ever feel like no one is on your side?

I have felt all of this and so much more.  I’ve felt loneliness to the extent that I carried it around and it felt like a raw and open sore in my stomach.  I longed to be loved, held and taken care of.  While I no longer feel lonely.  I still have the desire to be taken care of.  Sometimes it hurts to care for others , even if you are not looking for a return on your investment, it would feel nice if someone loved on you once in a while.

That’s why I thank God for this scripture.

When people feel the need to push their ideas on me – the LORD is my judge.

When others want me to do things their way – the LORD is my lawgiver.

When I am asked to do things outside of the will of God – the LORD is my King!

When I feel lost because of everything going on – the LORD will save me!

 

For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.

Isaiah 33:22 KJV

He Will Save

My Letter To God! Sometimes It’s Me

Dear God,

Thank You for Your Holy Spirit that guides us into all truth. I believe Your Word that says, “the truth shall make us free”. I am facing some truth today.

Lord, sometimes, it’s me. There are times when I’m impatient, selfish, inconsiderate, rude, jealous and tired. On the outside I may not appear this way, but on the inside these emotions sometimes plague me. I confess that I am wrong for letting these emotions get the best of me.

I’m not always as strong as I can be. I realize that my strength is in YOU, which means I’m not trusting YOU like I should. When I don’t give my problems to YOU everything aggravates me, I lose control of my emotions.

Forgive me for not trusting YOU with ALL of my problems, All of my good times, All of my day. I know that YOU give peace when my mind is on You. I can handle the storms, the wind, the problems, the situations when I give it ALL back to YOU. It’s me this time. I can’t blame anyone else.

I love YOU God! I thank YOU for hearing me. I pray that You will help me to put YOU first in everything. Amen.

Everything Will Work Out for My Good

He made me

Fearfully and wonderfully

He made me

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My heart

Has a desire to please Him

Therefore I seek Him

Early

That His Will may be found

And that I may be

Blessed Abundantly

 

His thoughts towards me

Are of peace

and with His

Right hand He upholds me

 

My soul shall

Make her boast in the Lord

 

And I will be

Abundantly pardoned

Exalted in due time

Praised

Beheld

 

And

EVERY THING

EVERY MATTER

EVERY SITUATION

EVERY BATTLE

WILL WORK OUT FOR MY GOOD!

© Dona Nesbit, June 8, 2002