At the end of 2020 the choice had to be made to look at the upcoming 2021 year from a negative place or trust God to walk us through the craziness of this life. So much was changing with no end in sight. Under the leadership of my husband and God he said that we would not cave or bow to the pressures of this world. We would instead live out Matthew 16:18 Storming the gates of the kingdom of darkness leaving nothing unaffected by the Gospel of Christ. We intentionally waged war against the kingdom of darkness in every area of our lives imperfectly but we did it. Each day had it own challenges. We faced parenting challenges, health issues in our family, job loss, and vehicles breaking down. We also faced the loss of two babies as well but we gained so much more than we lost. Hands down we experienced one of the most victorious and blessed year that I can remember. We didn’t go without. We experienced the favor of the Lord. We were placed around like-minded believers. Our faith and trust in the Lord deepened, and a grit, and tenacity was unearthed. Even with fear and forced mental illness raging in the world, Jesus Christ is our living hope. My husband already told me that this years focus will be forging and pressing on!
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 KJV
In a conversation about hope, and fear it hit me like a ton of bricks. My hope was waning due to us still facing some parenting challenges in a certain area. We were back at the drawing board ready to switch it up again when the smoke screen cleared and the lie of the lack of progress was revealed. Why would satan want us to be discouraged in this area? Because we were indeed making progress? He wanted us to stop what we were doing so our hope could be extinguished and we would try something ineffective. But how many know that the power of God is bigger than anything we can face?
Lately, I have been praying for right perspective because at no time do I want to go the worlds way of distrust and fear.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. Jeremiah 17:7 ESV
I then took the month of December to pray for women connected to me and TrustGodCryrepeat.com that are experiencing infertility issues, or child loss. Trusting and hoping for healing and for the conception of healthy babies. Encouraging women to trust God as they cried then repeat.
So before I announce what happened in December I want to encourage you all with the Word of God. Remember also that no matter what 2022 brings God takes care of His people.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5 ESV
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.Romans 8:25-28 ESV
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.Psalm 33:18-20 ESV
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 ESV
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31 ESV
Remember that Christ is where we find hope never forgetting to trust God Cry Repeat.
Time to BOAST ON GOD!!!!
During December prayer a new friend many states away prayed and trusted God and early in December shared the fact that her and her husband were expecting their first child. To God be the Glory! Another friend prayed in December with us and was told a lot of things that could extinguish any hope of her ever having biological children. She kept praying despite the news that her cyst could mean surgery.
They did an ultrasound and saw that God healed her, and I can’t wait to hear how God blesses then even more.
Let me ask you ladies what can’t God do?
and without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.Hebrews 11:6 ESV
I will be in a new podcast Swords and Skillets with my husband which will be a guaranteed interesting experience. He is hilarious. Our podcast will be debuing the last Friday of each month. Last but not least. I was blessed to get to use Shepherds Press Publishing for my 3rd book ! Yes you heard it hear 1st ladies. My book is entitled
Better off dead ……silencing the lies of satan.
Offering a refreshing take on how to Biblically work through our issues while coming out from under the fear and mental health issues of today. Its a very vulnerable take on what God has brought me through throughout my life all for His Glory!!!!!!!!