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Confidence through the tough times - Psalm 9:10

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Written April-June 2011 Psalm 9:10 (GW) Those who know your name trust you, O LORD, because you have never deserted those who seek your help. I know one thing for certain: God will hold my hand. Today I saw how frail human life is. My Mom is ill and if I start to let go of the peace that God gives me, I feel intense turmoil in my heart. Just as I start to fall, God steadies my heart. He steadies my heart by giving me the Scripture that I need to hang on.
Those deep times of communion with the Lord have given me the confidence to know that he is there even when times are hard for me. Certainly, I cannot live only for those deep moments with God. But those times when I clearly discern his hand in the everyday-ness of my life are the result of that bond.
If I didn't know God, I would not understand his presence in my life. He loves me regardless of the things I tend to do or say. He knows the journey I am on and he also knows when I am feeling tired and overwhelmed...
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Joys of the healing journey: The tenderness of the Lord

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December 9, 2012
Isaiah 41:10  Don’t be afraid, because I am with you. Don’t be intimidated; I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will support you with my victorious right hand.



Add your own issue and it becomes your story --


·Injury. ·Hospitalization. ·Incapacitation. ·Loss of independence. ·Long and painful rehabilitation.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed when we tumble into deep, unexpected valleys and find ourselves with interrupted lives.

Why not write?
The journey has been interesting for me because I didn't let go of the hand of God. I screamed out in pain, I never doubted God was with me through my trauma. So why did I stop blogging and writing about the journey?  

I had not been able to put into words what God revealed to me during my most painful times.

The tenderness of Jesus
I learned that Jesus wanted me to hold Him – to hold on to His strength and tenderness. When we hold on to a tender God, his strength gives us the strength to go forward. 

Honestly, it surp…

Understanding the holiness of God

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September 9, 2012
Facing a consuming fire, a jealous God – Esh Oklah, El Kanna Isaiah 33:14-15 14 “Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?
Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?”
15 Those who walk righteously
and speak what is right,
As I go deeper into my relationship with God through Bible study and relationship- building with Him, I am awe struck with God’s holiness especially during our era of “anything goes” theology and spirituality.
In my early days, I naively thought I had it all figured out when I rededicated myself to the LORD; then the hat dropped. And, I turned my back on God.  
I was even dismayed when I realized that I was upset because he allowed certain things to happen to me. My walk with God has taught me that I need him every hour of every day. None of us is immune to falling into our sinful nature, no matter how pious our titles are before humankind.
We, his sinful creations, haven’t changed since the LORD created us. Yet through it all, God found a way not to c…