Wednesday, November 2, 2011

hit them while they are down...

I have a friend who is 
 going through a very rough time right now.
You know the saying...
when it rains, it pours. 
She is living it.
I am a Beth Moore fan.
I have done many of her studies and 
I like to watch her on TV.
This very subject came up 
in her study this morning.
We know the enemy Satan has no conscience.
Why wouldn't he hit me with all
his guns when I am down and out?
He is sly and crafty and evil.
Why does God allow it?
Could it be that he still has something
for me?
I get satisfied with my relationship with him.
I get stagnant in my growth.
One thing about troubles,
they can bring me to my knees.
Hmm, where I should be anyway.
Strife brings me to an even deeper relationship 
with Jesus.
There is a whole world of relationship to be had with him.
Sometimes it takes problems to help me
become unsatisfied to where I am at
in my relationship with him.
God is anxious to lift me up 
out of the hurt, despair,
"the pit",
and authenticate my life.
God is insistent about one thing 
in his word in Hebrews 12: 26,27.
At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. 
I am putting my confidence in Christ and
his unshakeable kingdom,
and not into the world which will crumble.
I ask that you lift my friend in prayer. 
And I pray that if you are hurting, 
if it is "pouring" trouble, 
that you sense his loving arms around you. 
I pray you hear his truth and feel his presence holding you in his shelter.


  1. I'm really loving your blog, with all this encouragement. Thanks friend! :)

  2. Great post! A great reminder that God will do whatever it takes to get us to come to Him, to rely on Him. I am praying for your friend.

  3. I have to say that I was the one constantly running from God. I turned my back on Him more than once. No matter what troubles rained down on me, I continued to believe that I COULD FIX IT ALL MYSELF (one of the many flaws in a very independent spirit). When all other options failed, He put in my path the one thing that I could NOT fix, no matter how badly I wanted to. He gave me Lydia, broken heart, extra chromosome and all. It literally felt as if my entire world had come crashing down around me. Every single time that I was able to muster the strength to stand, another blow came and knocked me back to my knees. And a very wise friend said to me that when life knocks you to your knees and you are unable to stand, you're in the perfect position to pray.
    So here I am, a poster child for the rainy seasons of life, praising God every single day for what I thought was the worst thing that ever could happen to me and my family. Stronger, more faithful than I ever believed that I even COULD be.
    He hasn't failed me yet. :)

  4. Thank you for this posting and beautiful prayer. Blessings, Sandy:O)

  5. I'm going to bed now and will do . sandie

  6. oh, this is lovely Janie. Thank you. xxoo

  7. Janie, I am sorry your friend is getting slammed. Sometimes it seems to come at the worst time with no explanable reason. God will watch over us all and one day we may figure out why it all happens as it does. In the meantime, bless you for being a good friend. Ann


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