Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I WILL praise you in this storm!

Hey chickas! I'm not sure what has happened lately, but our consistant blogging has sadly gone bye bye. :( I plan on getting back on track!

Anyway, lately has been a pretty trying time for me... I'm not sure why. I just want you to realize that each one of my post are either things that I'm going through, have been through, God has strongly layed on my heart, or either I've been really close to someone who has gone through it. Today is the first... I'm going through it. Like I said earlier, I'm not completely sure why, but I am. I've been extremely stressed, tired, and just emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted. Not complaining... just stating the facts! :)

Moving on... Do you ever feel this way? Do you ever feel like you have to much to do and not enough time? Do you ever feel like so many people expect things from you that you cant meet all their expectations? If so, welcome to my mind!

In all honesty, I do not have the answer to this... most of the time I at least have an idea when i blog about something, but this time not so much. The reason i am blogging about it is bc I never promised you I could give you all the answers... I did promise you that I would come along side of you and help you through the difficult times. I know for a fact that many if not most all of you are feeling this exact way. Maybe for different reasons, but none the less you still feel the same way.

Here are some verses that I found that I thought kinda applied though...

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Hebrews 13:6 So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

Isiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Dear sisters in Christ... Are you tired today? Feel like you cant go any farther? The same God who came back to life is living in you today and He has a plan for you! Yes, it may and most likely still will be hard, but this is your encouragement... KEEP ON FIGHTING! You serve a God who has already told you that He will win! Continue persevering. Make wise choices. You cant just lay in bed all day and then wonder why God didn't allow you enough time to get your homework done. Do your part and He promises to do His!!

I've never done this before, but I feel led to today. I'm going to write out my prayer for you... I often tell you that I'm praying for you, but i want you know realize that those are not just mere words... that is a promise. Girls you can NOT do this alone... Find a friend who you can talk to, email me, txt me.... just talk to someone. Not necessarily to get their advice on something, but just to encourage each other and to know that someone cares. Back on subject though.... Oh dear Lord, I fall before you God. Lord you know each one of these girls by name. God, I have no idea who all is reading this and even less of an idea what they are going through God. Father each one of them mean SO flippin much to you... I cant even comprehend it. Lord, I pray that you give them comfort...God you promise that you will help us and that you will give us strength... I plead with you Lord... give us the kinda of peace, comfort, strength, and courage that only you can give! Empower these girls to live for you today in a way that they never have before. I thank you for who you are and praise you for what you have done and are going to do. In Jesus name...Amen.

Love you girls!
JEN

P.S. My email is jennifer.rochester@charter.net

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jenn-
Thank you for your post. May God give you what you need to get through this time.Praying for you!

-Nicole

Sierra said...

Thxs!!!!!!!!Sierra

Katherine said...

you're such a powerful blessing and encouragment Jen! much love and blessings!
Katherine

Anonymous said...

This is exactly how I feel and word for word what I've been going through. Thanks for your encouragement!!

abigail oliveros said...

yes they are my photos. most photos are taken by various members of my family. :)

how has your week been?
love, abigail