Morning Reflection: "Overcoming Tough Times" - Chapter 2 - "Talked more about PTSD …
Good morning … Great is His faithfulness
“OVERCOMING TOUGH TIMES” – Chapter 2
Isaiah 43:2-3 (NKJV)
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I gave Egypt for your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
-Christ will PASS THROUGH every affliction with us- taking sin, suffering, and death on Himself; overthrowing our adversaries; and offering us His Salvation!!! Never lose faith or hope, easier said than done my friends, believe me when I say I need my own words right now because things are getting harder…In the end I know the Lord will always provide if I don’t quit!!! – I wrote this a few years ago imagine that The Lord is truly with us, and this gives me more hope and has strengthen my faith more, seeing this I know it’s a test, and I will make it through the test to witness to His greatness …
I talked more about PTSD and my personal struggles, I talked about my chronic pain, having fibromyalgia, and living with COPD and how Jesus and ministry has gotten me to where I’m at now … For the next 30 mornings I will witness on how God can pull us through tough times, and how He will pull me out of my current PTSD episode …
“Seeking help comes from a compete change of heart, you must want the help to receive the help … Receiving help comes from a change of heart, like serving Christ is change of heart so is getting better it’s a change of heart and ways … Serving Christ starts in the heart, plant that seed and watch it grow and stop living in misery because misery loves company … I chose to be in the presence of Christ than in the presence of the demons knowing PTSD is just a spiritual battlefield and that battle can be won but only through Christ” …
Questions to consider
1: When tough times arrive, am I willing to place my future in God’s hands???
See my video for answers …
2: Am I willing to work hard to resolve my own problems, or do I expect others to solve them for me??? See my video for the answers …
3: When I face adversity, am I willing to talk things over with friends, with trusted friends, and with God, or do I keep everything bottled up inside??? See my video for answers …
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces [a]perseverance; 4 and perseverance, [b]character; and character, hope.
“Build your character today, there is no faith without struggle, Christianity is not a problem free faith instead it’s through our sufferings we build not only hope and faith but perseverance, a good ministry needs discipline = the three ingredients to this is obedience, self- denial – and struggle …
For You have delivered my soul from death. Have You not kept my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?
“Walk before God and don’t be ashamed of your tough times let the Lord turn them into strengthens” …
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
“Never cease in praying” …
The Lord also will be a refuge[a] for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.
“The Father is my hope, the Son is my refuge, and the Holy Spirit is my protection” …
“if things are tough remember that every flower that ever bloomed has to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there …”
“The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; 26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’
In Christ love – Jared W Campbell