The Way World Outreach New Beginnings Ministry

at 10TH AND ARROWHEAD , 92410

New Beginnings John 14:27 My Peace I leave on to you not as man does do I leave let your heart not be troubled


The Way World Outreach New Beginnings Ministry
10TH AND ARROWHEAD
San Bernardino , CA 92410
United States
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P: (951) 292-3795
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How many times have we heard the concept of being broken is the perfect position for a miracle? being broken can be an avenue for a miracle. The process of being broken will test your faith. It is the people that chose to recognize they are breaking, and chose to give everything to God, and allowing the supernatural to happen, when we give of ourselves to God , we can see just how God cares about our heart. He is constantly molding us! The loss of a loved one can bring such a feeling of brokenness and helplessness. It is when you chose to surrender the hurt and sorrow to God is then when you will bring forth the manifestation of a new strength. God sends us the Helper The Comforter, The Prince of Peace. The Holy Spirit.

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  • Mondays: 18:30- 20:30

I was at the computer one day, my Siamese cat was sleeping on the bed. After sitting there a few moments, the cat got up and jumped into my lap, expecting me to pet him. I obliged a few moments, then turned back to writing. The cat was not impressed (they never really are, you know). The cat turned and rubbed his head against my chest, and nestled up closely insisting that I wasn’t done scratching his fur until he decided I was done. Of course, as the obedient house guest I am, I stroked his fur until he was content to go back to his domain, part of which he allowed me to occupy a bit longer. I was struck by something about cats that divorcing people can benefit from emulating. My cat had the courage to come express his need for caring, and did not give up until his need was met. Sometimes when we are struggling in divorce, we need to have the courage to express that we are in need of something, to just ask for help. Or for love. Or whatever assistance we need. Even Paul asked for help! I remember a friend who realized in the middle of the day that she hadn’t fed her toddlers, and yet didn’t feel she had the strength to do so. She called a family member and asked if that person would mind coming over and making something for the toddlers to eat. Sometimes those who care for us want to help and be supportive, but don’t know exactly how. A request like that gives them the opportunity to express concern in appropriate ways. Sometimes it may be simply telling a good friend, “You know, I could sure use a hug today.” A friend of mine once said: “If you believe that it is more blessed to give than receive, then if you don’t let me give of myself, you are robbing me of a blessing!!” So don’t let those who care for YOU get cheated out of a blessing, just because you are hesitant (or maybe too proud) to ask for help.

Published on 2015-05-22 04:58:46 GMT

STAY PRAYED UP According to author Bob Beaudine, anxiety occurs when you believe your nightmares instead of your dreams. It affects your physical and mental well-being. However there is one area that it doesn’t affect – your Spiritual well-being. The reason why anxiety cannot affect your Spiritual well-being directly is because the Holy Spirit makes this part of you alive – which is the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead! Because the Holy Spirit is aware of things to come, He can’t be anxious about the future. He is in perfect peace. He is of one mind with the Father and the Son and knows the ultimate plan for your life. He knows anything happening to you now is just temporary, a part of your life story. Have you sought the Lord in prayer about His purpose for your life? Are you confident that the place you are and the people you are with are those in line with that purpose? Many people suffer from needless stress, worry, and anxiety because they are in places and with people God never intended for them! I listened to pastor Robert Morris teach about how we need to raise the level of prayer in our lives. He said, “Prayer is transferring your burdens to the Lord. If you’ve prayed and you are still carrying the burden afterwards, you didn’t really pray; you just griped.” He joked about a man who spoke to him about a problem he was having and he asked the man, “Have you transferred it to the Lord?” The man answered, “Yes, I have. Many times!” I laughed because many times I called myself giving a problem to the Lord – only to take it back. The more anxious you are, the more you need to redirect that energy into prayer and praise. Double the anxiety? Double the prayer! Use your prayer time to ask God to show you His purpose for your life and His viewpoint on the situations you are dealing with. Even if you are feeling shaky, let the word of the Lord settle the matter. Always pray with a thankful heart; everything that you have is a result of God’s supply. He is the ultimate source, not money, a job, career, relationship, a perfect clothing size, or anything else. Once that fact becomes a reality to you, then God’s peace will sustain you.

Published on 2015-05-21 16:18:50 GMT

Death is a part of life. Most of us have experienced the sadness and grief that comes when someone we know is taken from us. Some deaths are easier to deal with than others, but regardless of the circumstance, it's never any easy thing. So many questions arise in our hearts when we think about losing a loved one. Some people blame God and get angry and others just shut down. Very few people know how to handle death in a godly way. Fortunately for us, God wants to be our source of strength and comfort in times like this. Take a look at God's heart toward you as you deal with a broken heart. Psalms 39:4-5 NLT “ lord , remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.” Interlude

Published on 2015-05-07 05:34:23 GMT

Loss. Trauma. Disappointment. We all go through hardships in life...situations that take us by surprise...circumstances that attempt to keep us awake at night with worry, heartache, or despair. A natural disaster. An unforeseen betrayal. A sudden illness. Finding out your spouse has been unfaithful and/or wants a divorce. A horrible car accident. Job loss. Loss of a home. Marital and family problems. Extended family and in-law difficulties and conflicts. Blended family challenges. A child's rebellion. Mental illness (yourself or a loved one). Divorce. Life struggles, difficulties, and PTSD from serving in the military. Assault. Abuse. Rejection. Financial devastation. Disabilities. Keeping your head above water as life tries to drown you. The list of losses can go on and on...and even though they can be numerous, EACH situation is extremely painful to the one who is going through a heart-shattering situation at the present moment. Sometimes the heartache from a past loss is so deep, that years later, life is still an ongoing struggle. How can God bring healing in the midst of loss, trauma, and disappointment? What about after the loss? What about when the event has passed...but you are still struggling with the shattered remnants of the aftermath? Can God truly bring healing and restore a person's peace and joy? What if your situation never changes? Can you still find the peace and joy..and the ability to live a good life..you so desperately crave? This Bible Reading Plan will seek to personally bring you to the heart of God during times of loss, life challenges, heartache, and grief. As we look to what the Bible says about loss, trauma, and disappointments, I pray God speaks to your heart in a fresh, brand new, and life-giving way. Life can be incredibly painful but God is the final authority in and over our lives. He has the ability to work mightily in our lives...no matter the situation. The bad news is: there is an enemy who has stolen from you, killed your peace, joy, and life, and attempted to destroy your hope and faith. The good news is: there is a loving God who wants to not only give you life...and bring you back to fully living life...but to also give you life abundantly. The deeper you dive into finding God's heart and purpose, the greater He brings His ultimate good to the surface in your life. Seek God's heart through every trauma, disappointment, and loss you face. You will find that He is very very good!

Published on 2015-04-24 12:54:23 GMT

Joshua 1:6 NLT “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.

Published on 2015-04-16 03:07:59 GMT

Hope. In depression, there can be a cloud just hovering above your head that leaves you feeling like healing will never come. The great thing is that God doesn’t give us a timeline throughout our struggles, but He always promising to come through. Depression and even anxiety appear like chains, so let’s look at a story of two men in bondage crying out and singing praises to God. "About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were unfastened." Acts 16:25-26 I understand that Paul and Silas were in different chains than depression, but the important thing is to understand that it was late in the midnight hour that God broke the chains. You may feel like you can’t fall any further, but our hope that God will send freedom may come in the midnight hour. Our anchor in Jesus and His promises always supersede the human time table we attempt to enforce on Him. David, the psalmist, often cried that God had forsaken him, but every time God came through. I am sure David would have liked God to come in sooner at times, but David chose to praise God every time. Lift your eyes past the cloud over your head! God will turn your situation around. Hold on to Jesus even to the depths of the ocean. The waves will not engulf you and depression will not defeat you. Have hope in your Anchor.

Published on 2015-02-25 15:47:25 GMT

Luke 7:12-15 NLT A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said. Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. “Young man,” he said, “I tell you, get up.” Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother. Sometimes we wish that our children would just get up. We say to yourselve it's not true this is the stage of denial But Jesus says get up and come with me amen

Published on 2015-02-23 15:58:06 GMT

Joy In The Morning Angie could not see through the fogged-up windows in her car. Inadvertently, she pulled out in front of a truck. The accident caused such damage to her brain that she could no longer speak or take care of herself. Over the years, I have been amazed at the resiliency of Angie’s parents. Recently I asked them, “How have you managed to get through this experience?” Her father thoughtfully responded, “In all honesty, the only way we have been able to do this is by drawing close to God. He gives us the strength we need to help us through.” Angie’s mother agreed and added that around the time of the accident their grieving was so deep that they wondered if they would ever have joy again. As they both leaned upon God, they experienced countless unexpected provisions for the physical and spiritual care of Angie and their entire family. Although Angie may never regain her ability to speak, she now responds to them with wide smiles and this gives them joy. Her parents’ favorite verse continues to be: “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (PSALM 30:5). Have you experienced extreme sorrow? There is the promise of future joy amid your tears as you lean upon our loving Lord. —Dennis Fisher Leave your sorrows with Jesus, the “Man of Sorrows.”

Published on 2015-02-14 06:06:15 GMT

The Prayer: Jesus, I need you! You are my Lord, my God, my King. You are worthy of all of my worship. Help me, by your grace, to know you and love you so deeply and dearly that the things of this world fade away and grow strangely dim. I want to worship you and you alone. I don’t want to be forged by the culture. I am in you; I want to be one with you. Bind my heart to yours, and place your truth deep within me. I not only want to know you and your Word, I want to have the desire to forsake sin and follow you and your Word. Enable me to worship you in spirit and in truth. I need your power, your grace, and your love so that no matter what life brings my way, I can respond to each situation, each person, and each trial the way you would respond—all for your glory. I don’t want to respond merely outwardly, but rather from within, from the river of living water. I want to be so close to you, Jesus, that your Spirit flows forth from me in all I do and say. May I find all of my joy in you. May I glorify you in all I say and do. (Psalm 42:1-2a; Galatians 2:20) No matter where I am, what I am doing, what Scripture I am reading, or what song I am singing, I want my mind, my energies, and my heart focused on you and not on me and my circumstances. I want you and you alone. No matter if I succeed or fail, win or lose, am rich or poor, am included or excluded, am known or forgotten, may I be content knowing that you are mine and I am yours. May my chief aim be to love you and be loved by you, to please you and serve you. Help me to see my sin, mourn it, and forsake it, by your grace. Help me hunger and thirst after righteousness. Lord Jesus, grant me your grace, your mercy, and your lovingkindness to enable me to see you, know you, love you, and be one with you. Thank you that your Word tells me if we ask anything in your name and according to your will that you will do it. Amen. (John 14:13-14)

Published on 2015-02-10 04:58:05 GMT

Lord Father God we come to give you all on a praise and glory Lord Father God I ask you to cover each and every one of those driving on the freeway today and everyday Lord Father God I asked you to cover each and every one of those that are sick Lord father God cover them from the top of their head to the soles of their feet Lord father got every sickness every flu every sneeze every sinus ache every headache Lord father God heal them Lord father God lord father God I asked you to touch each and everyone of our workplaces Lord father God may we all have a nice day today Lord father God with your presence Lord father God, I asked you to touch everyone on this earth Lord Father God from the east to the west the north to the south Lord Father God let this be a day of peace Lord Father God Holy Spirit hover over this whole world Lord Father God from the east to the west the north to the south cover us Holy Spirit let this be a day of love holy Holy Spirit allow everyone to love each other today Holy Spirit cover us Holy Spirit have your way on this earth Holy Spirit in Jesus mighty name we pray Lord father God we ask you to comfort all of those who have lost something or someone Lord father god and restore it Lord and give them peace comfort that only you can give Lord Father God I ask You Lord to cover those that are going into surgery allow your has to be the surgeon hands Lord God. Lord Father God I ask you to touch each and every ones hearts especially those that are on the way to commit a crime we come against that kidnapper that robber that theft that murder that person that it's about to take that child we ask you to change his mind her mind I pray for this whole world Lord Father God in Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus mighty name Amen

Published on 2015-01-28 14:19:07 GMT

Praying With Boldness Have you ever found it tough to pray? That can happen when we’re reluctant to tell God how we’re really feeling. We might abruptly stop in mid-sentence, fearful of being disrespectful of our heavenly Father. A trip through the book of Psalms can help us pray more openly. There we can overhear David’s conversations with God and realize that he was not afraid to be completely open and honest with the Lord. David cried out: “O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger” (PSALM 6:1). “Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak” (6:2). “Why do You stand afar off, O LORD?” (10:1).“Do not be silent to me” (28:1). “Plead my cause, O LORD” (35:1). “Hear my prayer, O God” (54:2). “I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily” (55:2). Think about David’s approach. He was saying to God: “Help me!” “Listen to me!” “Don’t be mad at me!” “Where are You?” David boldly went to God and told Him what was on his mind. Yes, God expects us to come to Him with a clean heart, and we need to approach Him with reverence—but we don’t have to be afraid to tell God what we’re thinking and feeling. Next time you talk with your heavenly Father—tell it straight. He’ll listen, and He’ll understand. —Dave Branon Prayer is an open line to heaven.

Published on 2015-01-26 14:37:33 GMT

Proverbs 10:7 NLT We have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away.

Published on 2015-01-26 14:33:36 GMT

Tears. Depression is an emotional illness that will cause emotional responses. Our world seems to think depression is just a weak man’s problem. The truth is that depression takes over even the strongest people. I know that right now, as your reading, you still doubt that healing will ever come, but you have to hold on. It is imperative that you do not stuff all of our emotions all the time. I often say that I cry three times a year. I just have never really been a crier…well that was until I went through depression. The stress of hiding your emotion will only drive you deeper into the valley. You probably already feel like you could explode from the inside out so don’t add unnecessary pressure of emotions that need to be let out. I am not saying to just cry and mope around, but rather, when you feel like you just need to cry or scream- do it. Crying is not a sign of weakness, but rather a necessary response to the turmoil that is binding you. I often create a mental picture of how children run to their mom or dad and cry when they are hurt or afraid. Though the parents hate seeing their kids scared or hurting, they take pride in the fact that they make the situations better. The same is with our heavenly Father. He loves when you run to Him in any situation and just let it out. I can’t tell you how many times I would lie in my bed and weep. I didn’t lay there in my sorrows, but rather was just crying to God. It may have not solved all my problems or healed my depression instantly, but it was my response to God with my depression in a biblical way. Yes- biblical response. Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (He is asking…He is telling you to come to Him.) Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. Psalm 126:5 (NLT) (Everything you do now will shape what happens later- be intentional even in the valley.) Paul went through many hardships in His journey serving the Lord. He claims that he served the Lord with tears. We can do the same for a season. You are tried and tested, but hold on to Jesus. Take the time to be real with your emotions to God and a trustworthy person in your life today. You tears don’t make you weak, but rather show the strength of your trust in God’s Word.

Published on 2015-01-21 07:34:30 GMT

Psalms 119:50 NLT Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.

Published on 2015-01-21 07:28:37 GMT

Psalms 116:15 NLT The lord cares deeply when his loved ones die.

Published on 2015-01-21 07:18:42 GMT

God Brings Out Your Best as You Follow Your Calling When Timothy joined Paul on his missionary journey, he was still a very young man. Paul sent him to a city called Ephesus to help start and lead a church. Even though Timothy had a problem with fear, God was still able to use him. There are three lessons we can learn from Timothy about how to fulfill God’s calling on our lives. 1. If you’re going to fulfill your calling, you must develop the gifts God gave you. “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity. Do not neglect the spiritual gift that is in you.... Practice these things and devote yourself to them, in order that your progress may be seen by all” (1 Timothy 4:12, 14-15 TEV). Paul also told Timothy to “fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:6-7 NIV). As a believer, you have a responsibility to develop the talent and gifts God has given you to use the rest of your life. 2. If you’re going to fulfill your calling, you must refuse to be distracted. God tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:16, “Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you” (NLT). It’s easy these days to get sidetracked by a desire to build your business, your family, your career, and your savings. But you will never fulfill your purpose when you’re wasting your life on the Internet and on your phone. You’ve got to keep the most important things in focus. 3. If you’re going to fulfill your calling, you must give God your very best. “Run your best in the race of faith, and win eternal life for yourself; for it was to this life that God called you” (1 Timothy 6:12a TEV). God has called you to a specific task, and it can only be accomplished when you give it the best of your time, effort, gifts, and focus. Paul says about Timothy, “I have no one else like Timothy” (Philippians 2:20a NLT). Can you imagine a greater epitaph? There was no one in the world like Timothy. He was focused. He was committed to the call of God on his life, nobody could distract or discourage him, and he gave God his best. As you follow God’s calling, God will bring out the best in you

Published on 2015-01-13 06:04:36 GMT

Why is Courage So Uncommon? If ever there was a message you need in today’s culture, it’s this: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent” (Acts 18:9b NIV). In a world full of ideas and beliefs that go against God’s Word, God wants you to have an uncommon courage and stand up for what you know is true and right. Everyone else is speaking up and telling you their worldview every day. Why shouldn’t you stand up for what you believe? To stand courageously, you have to know what God says is the truth and what the world believes. This is called a worldview — what you base your beliefs on. Every person uses a different filter through which they see and understand the world. We may all be looking at the same event, but we will see it differently because of our conflicting worldviews. Your worldview includes how you see God, yourself, others, the past, present, and future, money, time, good and evil. It influences everything in your life. Every time you make a decision, you access the worldview database in your mind and decide that, because you believe this, this is what you’re going to do. Your worldview influences every choice you make. Here’s the problem: You are profoundly influenced by the worldviews of others. Every time you have a conversation, a worldview is being communicated. You are influenced by the worldviews of your parents, friends, an advertisement, or a newspaper article. Nothing is fair and balanced, because everyone has a worldview. It is absolutely crucial, then, that you base your worldview on God’s Word, which is the only truth. In a national survey, 62 percent of Americans claimed they are “deeply spiritual.” When asked how that spirituality affects their decision making, 31 percent said they make moral choices based on “what feels right and comfortable,” 18 percent on “whatever is best for me,” 14 percent on “whatever causes the least conflict with others,” and only 16 percent on “what God’s Word says.” What does that mean? It means most Christians have a non-Christian worldview. You may be a Christian and headed for Heaven, but you can also have a non-Christian worldview because you’ve based it on what you’ve learned from the world and not from the Word. Why is it important to stand up and speak the truth? Matthew 10:32 says, “Stand up for me against world opinion and I’ll stand up for you before my Father in heaven. If you turn tail and run, do you think I’ll cover for you?” (MSG) God is telling you to make a stand for his truth. Taking that kind of stand requires an uncommon courage that is only available through the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word.

Published on 2015-01-12 16:53:32 GMT

Willpower: The Fair-weather Friend Willpower sure sounds like a great thing. We are led to believe that we have enough of it to fight off every temptation that comes our way. And sometimes it works. But let me tell you a little secret about willpower. Willpower is your best friend when things go well, but it's the first friend to check out when you get weary. I have found that if I really don't want to do something, my mind gives me plenty of reasons why I don't have to. My emotions even join in, saying, "I agree because I don't feel like doing it anyway." Our soul (mind, will, emotions) would love to run our lives, but the Bible says we are to be led by God's Spirit. We are never instructed to be willpower-led, we are told to be Spirit-led. Willpower and discipline are important and vitally necessary to a successful life, but willpower alone won't be enough. Determination gets you started and keeps you going for awhile, but it is never enough to bring you across the finish line. Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV) says, "Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts." What happens if, instead of turning first to willpower in your time of need, you turn to God instead? God releases His power into your willpower and energizes it to bring you across the finish line. Willpower does not get the credit for our success, God does. Jesus said in John 15:5 (AMP), "Apart from Me cut off from vital union with Me you can do nothing." This is one of the most important and most difficult lessons we must learn if we want to enjoy the life Jesus died to give us. From the book New Day, New You by Joyce Meyer. Copyright 2007 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.

Published on 2015-01-10 06:33:21 GMT

Matthew 9:24-25 NLT “Get out!” he told them. “The girl isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him. After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up! This is the reason Jesus came rise us up to eternal life

Published on 2015-01-09 20:01:57 GMT

2 Corinthians 1:2-6 NLT May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.

Published on 2015-01-09 02:08:26 GMT

Dark Days. As a kid, I occasionally got scared of the dark. I don’t believe it was darkness itself, but rather, the feeling of the unknown. I would fear that something would get me or was watching me. I was the kid that had a plan for everything so if someone was going to get me, I just needed to know so I could prepare. But darkness doesn’t always tell. Often times it is in the dark that most people feel afraid, but in the case of depression, darkness becomes something of normality. The feeling of being alone, yet vulnerable, is too familiar. Fear can come and cripple your mind, but this darkness and sadness you feel is not in control- you are. God speaks many times about the power of light especially in combat with the dark. Some say it is just a metaphor, but tell that to my testimony. We have the ability to shine light in darkness without any physical form of illumination. Simply by the power of our salvation, we conquer darkness. Light is a representation of life itself. Letting your light go out is the beginning of a slippery slope of forgetting the power of life. Depression will not kill you, but giving up can. Live and shine! Depression is merely a shadow in comparison to the light of our salvation. There is no middle ground. Darkness comes when you forget about the power of the light inside of you! I dare you to confront the dark gloomy feeling that wars against you. Mentally “Turn on the Light” of your spirit and remind yourself that in Christ, you are empowered to out power the darkness! No more darkness means no more hiding the light. “Today, I can fight for my mind. I will not give up even in the slightest bit. I have the power I need through Jesus Christ and I will fight until my victory comes. I will turn on the light of my salvation that will overpower the dark cloud of depression. God, give me perseverance to fight even when I’m tired.

Published on 2015-01-07 20:55:57 GMT

STAY PRAYED UP According to author Bob Beaudine, anxiety occurs when you believe your nightmares instead of your dreams. It affects your physical and mental well-being. However there is one area that it doesn’t affect – your Spiritual well-being. The reason why anxiety cannot affect your Spiritual well-being directly is because the Holy Spirit makes this part of you alive – which is the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead! Because the Holy Spirit is aware of things to come, He can’t be anxious about the future. He is in perfect peace. He is of one mind with the Father and the Son and knows the ultimate plan for your life. He knows anything happening to you now is just temporary, a part of your life story. Have you sought the Lord in prayer about His purpose for your life? Are you confident that the place you are and the people you are with are those in line with that purpose? Many people suffer from needless stress, worry, and anxiety because they are in places and with people God never intended for them! I listened to pastor Robert Morris teach about how we need to raise the level of prayer in our lives. He said, “Prayer is transferring your burdens to the Lord. If you’ve prayed and you are still carrying the burden afterwards, you didn’t really pray; you just griped.” He joked about a man who spoke to him about a problem he was having and he asked the man, “Have you transferred it to the Lord?” The man answered, “Yes, I have. Many times!” I laughed because many times I called myself giving a problem to the Lord – only to take it back. The more anxious you are, the more you need to redirect that energy into prayer and praise. Double the anxiety? Double the prayer! Use your prayer time to ask God to show you His purpose for your life and His viewpoint on the situations you are dealing with. Even if you are feeling shaky, let the word of the Lord settle the matter. Always pray with a thankful heart; everything that you have is a result of God’s supply. He is the ultimate source, not money, a job, career, relationship, a perfect clothing size, or anything else. Once that fact becomes a reality to you, then God’s peace will sustain you.

Published on 2015-01-06 07:53:47 GMT

Loss. Trauma. Disappointment. We all go through hardships in life...situations that take us by surprise...circumstances that attempt to keep us awake at night with worry, heartache, or despair. A natural disaster. An unforeseen betrayal. A sudden illness. Finding out your spouse has been unfaithful and/or wants a divorce. A horrible car accident. Job loss. Loss of a home. Marital and family problems. Extended family and in-law difficulties and conflicts. Blended family challenges. A child's rebellion. Mental illness (yourself or a loved one). Divorce. Life struggles, difficulties, and PTSD from serving in the military. Assault. Abuse. Rejection. Financial devastation. Disabilities. Keeping your head above water as life tries to drown you. The list of losses can go on and on...and even though they can be numerous, EACH situation is extremely painful to the one who is going through a heart-shattering situation at the present moment. Sometimes the heartache from a past loss is so deep, that years later, life is still an ongoing struggle. How can God bring healing in the midst of loss, trauma, and disappointment? What about after the loss? What about when the event has passed...but you are still struggling with the shattered remnants of the aftermath? Can God truly bring healing and restore a person's peace and joy? What if your situation never changes? Can you still find the peace and joy..and the ability to live a good life..you so desperately crave? This Bible Reading Plan will seek to personally bring you to the heart of God during times of loss, life challenges, heartache, and grief. As we look to what the Bible says about loss, trauma, and disappointments, I pray God speaks to your heart in a fresh, brand new, and life-giving way. Life can be incredibly painful but God is the final authority in and over our lives. He has the ability to work mightily in our lives...no matter the situation. The bad news is: there is an enemy who has stolen from you, killed your peace, joy, and life, and attempted to destroy your hope and faith. The good news is: there is a loving God who wants to not only give you life...and bring you back to fully living life...but to also give you life abundantly. The deeper you dive into finding God's heart and purpose, the greater He brings His ultimate good to the surface in your life. Seek God's heart through every trauma, disappointment, and loss you face. You will find that He is very very good!

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