Deeply Rooted In Him

Walking With God, Spreading the Good News, and Deepening our roots in His word together.


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Prayers for our Parents Health

I am shocked by the number of my friends who’s parents are going through life threatening health issues right now.  God gave us parents to lead us to guide us and to  help us grow.  So when our  parents are ill  or  worse we the children are seriously affected.  I personally have been dealing with my dad’s life threatening health until recently as well. (My dad is doing much better and out of danger now.)  We have a  good God. A Loving Father God who cares about us and our loved ones! Jeremiah 31:3 My prayers go out to all Families right now dealing with the this. Don’t let the devil make you forget who your God is! Revelation 1:8

There comes a time for everyone to move as my family calls it. If you have peace that it is their time to go Then I pray that they go peacefully and  in loving comfort  wrapped in Gods arms.   Isaiah 54:10 (NIV) Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.   And – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

But if it is not their time to  go yet and the fight is on –  I pray for your and your parents health in Jesus name! I Claim-Isaiah 53: 5 overall! I pray for restoration and miracles to happen that bring God all the Glory. I pray that no matter what you need that you know God is working behind the scenes and He will provide you with your needs. -Philippians 4:19  Take the Authority the Holy Spirit gives you Luke 10:19 and Rebuke the Devil and claim the everlasting Life God promises. John 10 : 10.

 

There is always  a battle going on Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Be it at work, with people, or with ourselves…  We are  always fighting off the devils lies. It is important to know what God says.  We need to dig our roots into the word of  God (may main purpose for this blog) And we need to always wear our battle armor!  so that we are equipped  to fight off the Devils attacks Because he is always attacking us in one way or another.

Ephesians 6:10-18

God bless you today and always!

~Amy Jane Sandberg


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Have a Servant’s Heart

Dear Friends,

We Christians are called to have a Servant’s heart. A servant heart is a precious gift.  A heart after people, a heart of Love. I am often reminded of how even Jesus washed feet of his disciples. (Matthew 26:14-39; Luke 22:24-27; John 13:1-17) It takes a lot to set aside your self to serve others. And even Jesus Did it! I am not saying go wash some ones feet. I am saying we are called to serve others, And God will bless you more it. When you serve, you are taking time to show others how important and special they are. That’s Love. I was once asked “Even in serving aren’t you being selfish still? Because you’re doing it expecting something.” Yes I’m expecting God to work through me to bless you. Or whomever I’m led to serve… I write and pour out my heart you you all. Because I truly care about you. (Does that make me selfish. Maybe… But if so I think in a good way.) That love I have only grew as I gave my life to God’s will. Your pastor is a Servant. It takes a strong person to serve. Because it’s not a easy job. a servant gives up a lot, such as: free will, pride, wants, control, even some freedom. You don’t have to do all that, maybe God has not called you to be a servant. But we all serve from time to time. next time you do ask yourself. Is my heart in the right place as I do this. Below are some more Bible verses on having a servant’s heart…
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http://www.openbible.info/topics/having_a_servants-heart — reading King James Bible.


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Merry Christmas 2013

 I wish you, no matter where you are or, who you are with A wonderful Christmas!! And A Blessed New Year!!!

This is my favored time of year for many reasons Such as: The weather and the fact that I love the holiday season.  Thanksgiving through New Year’s… All because of: the giving, sharing, thankfulness, anticipation of new, beginnings, joy, and so much more in the air. I love the lights, the trees, the food, and most of all the family you generally get to spend time with. Family,  close friends and relatives.. (Usually)

Sadly though, this time of year brings stress, anger, and loneliness to a lot of people. This is the first year in a  a couple of years I have not felt so lost in emotions…. We all worry about if we have enough time to do what we want to do, do we have enough money, will our friends and families enjoy our efforts. And then there are those of us who do not have the pleasure of having people in our lives to share this time with and it brings out anger, resentment, and deepens the loneliness and pain. I know this all too well over the past few years for sure. They have been hard… I barely celebrated. But there is something really special. No matter what every Christmas Eve.. I get filled with this amazing peace and my heart fills with unexplainable thankfulness and all. I find myself staring at the Christmas tree and or lights for hours not thinking anything just in awe… It all started when I awoke from the coma in 1997 Just 2 days before Christmas… Maybe because of the many close encounters with death I am more sensitive to the holidays… This year it wasn’t my closeness with death that was faced. I lost my oldest brother to cancer…. But then in November my youngest sister Got married…. Such a wide variety of emotions….  I know for many this was a very hard year, but many of us have been blessed despite the troubles… Such as my parents finding a house after almost 4 years of searching… It never amazes me what God can do….. I know next year I and many others, feel it will be a year of closure and togetherness.. I am looking forward to that tho I feel the past few years have gone by way to fast… I hope to share some good things with you in the future tho. Like some books in the next year!!!

I wish you, no matter where you are or, who you are with A wonderful Christmas!! It is not about the Receiving, it’s about the joy of togetherness, the Giving of love and companionship… So many I know have been blessed with wonderful mates while others are still alone.. Our time will come singles! God’s timing is perfect and He or she will be exactly what we need… And more then we could ever want!!

This was supposed to be a sweet note of love, sorry I went on…   I pray if you don’t know Jesus yet you take the opportunity to ask into your heart tonight…  Don’t waste time waiting for the right moment or to be perfect. He loves you as you are and there is no better timing then now…  Having a relationship with Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit is the best Gift I could share with anyone… God after all gave the best Gift Jesus… And that is what Christmas is all About… Celebrating his Birth, His life, and His Death so that we may be free of the chains of sin and be blessed with Eternal life!!!   It’s easy just read this out loud.

“Dear Heavenly Father, I acknowledge I need you. (You do need Him) I welcome you Jesus into my heart, for you are the way and the truth and the light. (John 14:6)  Please forgive me of my sins and be a part of my life form now on.. Thank you Amen”       Now go tell  someone what you did.

John 10:10

The devil comes to steal form you, to Kill you, and to Destroy you, but I come to bring you life and to bring it Abundantly.

You are Loved,

ི♥ྀ Amy Jane ི♥ྀ


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Lets Start the week with Praise!

Hello Dear Friends!!

I just Made a Facebook Page  for this blog, www.facebook.com/DeeplyRootedInGodsWord? and There is  a Face Book Group as well  https://www.facebook.com/groups/102255116530676/?fref=ts

Oh No!!  It seems some of our first blog posts were deleted. I do not know how or if I have a saved coy of them.  I saddens me very much to have lost our first   work here…  I am in  the possess of tuning this into a book which should be done with in a month or two.  Someone just published a book with this blog name, so I am  Taking the name “Deeply Rooted in God’s Word”  I am very Excited!!!   I pray   As the years go by there will be more books to follow;  this will be only the first in the  series…..  I am sorry I have been  away for so long. With moving across the country, along with other family issues. I  look forward to blogging here again. I have been averaging one blog per moth, I pray I can up that to one blog per week….

Lets Start this week with  Praise!     God is so  good despite all the bad, we have to deal with. But His love, mercy and support   is never ceasing. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:or every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. ~Mathew 7:7-8  I have only  been able to survive my trials, Because I know I am not alone and that God, our Abba  Father is with us no matter what we  are going through or where we are at in life. We are never alone!  Thank You Jusus for  Giving us your blood so  that we all may be forigen and eternally Blessed. (John3:16) 

Post what you are thankful for!! I would love to see your joys of what  God has done for you!Thank you for all your Support and  God bless you!!

~Amy Jane Sandberg


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The Gift Of Love

Only God knows the heart of a person inside and out… I am not gonna judge anyone. A Sin is a Sin…..  All Sin’s have the same punishment.. DEATH!   For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 6:23

But Jesus freed us   for our sins. By Giving us a choice to  choose Him to  be cleansed of sin..For God so loved the world (YOU) He gave His only begotten son Jesus Christ; so that you may have everlasting life. ~John 3:16 You don’t  help people by  judging them..  You can dislike / hate what they are doing but..   I don’t like how people are trying to take away our freedoms as a Christian..  Yet the Bible has foretold this day was coming…  I choose to fight for Christ and  I wanna help save as many people as I can…  I am not condoning  anything.. But I am also choosing not to hate….  Love is more powerful then hate by far.. Still hate is very dangerous!!   People are running away from God in fear….. They don’t wanna be told they are bad….  So my goal is to show them no matter the Sin big or small God loves us!!   So many people are dying,  and I want them to Know the  Lord’s amazing love, grace, mercy….. The way I  do… However each person’s relationship is different….   We are surrounded by  so many confused, lost people desperately looking for purpose, fulfillment, and Love in their lives….  I know I was born to Share God’s word…. I suffered via the devil,  God let it happen. So I can say I was there…. But with God I survived… And look at how awesome  He is……     I love you all so much!!  However God loves you  much much more!!!!

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14

ི♥ྀ Amy Jane ི♥ྀ


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All I am, Because of You!

I am all I am because of You, my Lord!


Oh my Father, where would I be if not for you? Who would I be with out you? I am all I am, because of you! “For God so loved the world, He gave His only, begotten (beloved), son (Jesus), so that whom soever believes in Him (Jesus) shall have everlasting life. ~John 3:16  Such a powerful confession of Love for us humans… That the ALL POWERFUL, ALMIGHTY, ALPHA and OMEGA, would give up his only son, his most beloved, so that we can be with Him for all eternity!!  How could I say no to that??? How could you deny such a love…?? Easy!! I don’t deserve it…… I know I don’t I am imperfect… But he loves me because of our imperfections. Because we need Him, because He first loved us!  For he loves us with unfailing love; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord! ~Psalms 117:2.

Lets start with the Beginning, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~John 1:1 Going from there, knowing he is the amazing God that created Earth, and us… And reading all about the creation of earth and all it’s being in first chapters of  Genesis we see proof that what God says, Happens. And it is true. So if The ALMIGHTY God, says He loves me. Who am I to question it??? If I do, doesn’t that mean I am questioning who God is? And not trusting in Him?? Oh what a fool I would be not to trust in Him… It is easy for me to say but for you it may not be…

It is easy for me to say, because ALL I AM, is BECAUSE OF HIM!! Yes there is bad in the world, and  bad things happen…. (read previous posts) But it is not God’s doing… He doesn’t cause Bad. He is a LOVING God….  I don’t know why he allows bad to happen sometimes, or maybe we tie his hands so He can’t help…. But with in every bad situation there is and can be Good. And it can be turned around… One of the things I question most is why does he take his children early sometimes… I knew an amazing woman who moved to heaven at a young age, She was an amazing example of a person overflowing with God’s love. And touched every one’s lives. Marget was such a blessing to this world and it shook mine when she moved. But I know it was for a reason. Though I do not know the reason, I trust He has a grand plan.

I have been through stuff I would not wish on any human, health wise, and emotionally. And I know, it could have been much worse, and others have suffered even greater pains. But I also know during those times, God was with me. His peace, His healing, His strength, His LOVE never left me. And yet they grew stronger. And because of All He is, and what I suffered,  I grew to become the amazing woman that I am. I  have had life experiences that I can use to help others, and because I know how God has been there the whole time,  I can share that too… I’ll be honest I have been very mad at God for allowing the health issues. But because He is always there to Fix them, and He has, I can move forward. I had a stoke at age 25 It was my second one. This time I was aware of it. Because I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant to a woman named Halie Brown. An Amazing woman, but she had many mini stokes and TIA’s (Transient Ischemic Attack) I knew what the symptoms were.  So when I woke up form a nap one day I knew I was having a stoke. Not a TIA, I was very scared.I could not use my main hand like I should be able too..  I went to the hospital, but the check in nurse didn’t believe me and was trying to move me along. So I started praying out loud, yet I was loosing the ability to speak now… THEN she believed me and rushed me back.  I cried out to God! “HEAL ME LORD!! I just started the book you told me to write, you can’t end it like this for me. I have dreams, Goals, wants…..”  And He did!!!  With in seven day I was completely back to normal. He healed me when I cried out, though it took a while. I was also able to witness to people and bless others stuck in the hospital.. I didn’t want the stoke, but good came out of it…… He used it to deepen my walk with Him and to Bless others… I am who I am because of these situations. I grew up faster then most children, and I have a different perspective of the world and of people then what is called normal, I call it a worldly way of thinking. I mean that nicely… I have found it utterly inpossinble for some one who does not know God to think of others easy, or to grasp what’s really important. Though there are some….. MOVING ON…

I read the book of Genesis Chapters 37-45 http://bibleresources.bible.com/passagesearchresults.php?passage1=Genesis+37&passage2=&passage3=&passage4=&passage5=&version1=9&version2=0&version3=0&version4=0&version5=0&Submit.x=0&Submit.y=0 It is the story of Joseph and the Coat of Many colors… Which in it’s self has meaning…  It is a good story about a man who trusts the Lord with all his heart, and though bad things keep befalling him, he keeps trusting in God. Thus God is able to bless him and return all he has lost… It is an excellent reminder God has a master plan! He made us! And as long as we trust in Him, and LET him Love us, we can become amazing people, and change the lives of those all around us for the better.. I wanna make the world a better place, I want to spread God’s Love, I want to be all HE, The all Mighty God, made me to be… Because I would be NOTHING, with out him. I would be lost, maybe a sex, drug addict, or dead….. But I am not Because I have him, I am LOVED, I have an amazing Family, and Wonderful friends!! I am so blessed…. And I want to help you see how blessed you are, and how amazing you are because of God’s Love, his care for you.. Please take a few minuests, hours, or days if you need to and re-think your life, what is important to  you, and what God has done and has protected you from.. LET His Love pour out on you!!!

“I cried out to God and He responded with such love. I was strengthened and renewed… I was blind but now I can see… I was ill but am now whole!! All true to me. God is so good!! I am so blessed to be loved by such an amazing God, that he cares enough for me to fill my desires before I ask, and my needs are always taken care of… Thank you my Lord!!! My cup is full and running over!!”

THANK YOU LORD, for making me Who I am today!!!

~Amy Jane Sandberg


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A few Questions & Answers

Is it just me or does it seem harder to vocalize your faith now days.. It seems a lot of people now days are hating Christians… I know the bible says it is inevitable, but that makes it a bit harder to express God’s love. Especially when the ones who need to know they are loved the most hate the even mention of Faith.. And God…

So I was wondering how do you get around it?   Personally I just love them and I try and live a good example. One of the best examples is when I mess up and I get caught (Don’t do that on purpose) Like when I say a curse word which is rare, or when I get mad. They say “I thought you were a Christian.” And I reply “I am, but I am also human. God loves me no matter what and that is one of the reasons I am living for him.

Anther question I have been asked is “Does God Love Every One”     Yes God does. He sent his only son Jesus Christ to die on the cross, to be beaten and whipped for us. “John 3:16” the full book of John is all about Jesus..

“Does God love Even Murders and Child Abusers”  Yes… Love and like are two totally different things. I LOVE my family but I definitely don’t like them all the time.. I don’t think God dislikes any one but I do know he dislikes our actions when we go against the ten Commandments. Exodus chapter 20. But that does not mean he does not LOVE them. Every one is held accountable for there actions, and every one will have to ask for forgiveness some time or another. If we do not that that is between God and the person. Do you haven to love every one no. Should we.. I think so.. Does that mean we do. No.. And we should not let people off for harming others..  But I feel we should pray for them I wish no one time in Hell. Though I did at one point. A man who abused my baby sister for a while.  But God dealt with me. I don’t wish him eternal damnation.. But I also do not like him.. And am glad he is out of our lives where ever he lives now..

~The LadyBug


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God’s Purpose for Your Life: Don’t live with out trying!

God’s Purpose for Your Life: Don’t live with out trying!

I don’t want to go through the motions; I don’t want to live with out trying. How often do we make promises to ourselves that we don’t keep? How often do we give up before we try? I don’t want to do that any more. I want to live for God 100% not because I have to, but because of all he has done for me. And for what he does daily for us the human race.

Every day is a new miracle. A new piece of art; a new day; a new chance! No matter how it is. Rain or Shine there is good in it. We are blessed. And I want to share the blessing with you and others I may meet. God is good. He is a loving Father. He sent his son to earth for you. Jesus spilled his blood for you. I am so thankful to be alive even with all the bad I have gone through. I want to share God’s love, so that every one has a chance to accept Christ, and go to heaven. I don’t want any one to miss out on this amazing feeling. I want every one to be blessed. Yes every one. God loves us all! No matter what you did or who you are. He wants you to know that! Be thankful and welcome him in your heart. He is waiting with open arms.

So the Lesson tonight is: God’s Purpose for Your Life

The Father’s greatest desire is for you to have a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. Once you have accepted Jesus into your heart. Once you have received God’s forgiveness, and His love.  Then you are ready to fulfill the rest of His plan for your life. Your destiny will unfold as you obey the daily prompting and guiding of the Holy Spirit.

The details of where He leads each believer will vary, and He rarely gives any of us a complete picture of our destiny. However, God desires at least three things for every Christian. We will cover the first one tonight.

1. To know God’s Word.

The best way to know the Father is to read about Him and what He has to say.

If we don’t neglect reading Scripture.

Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us ,with lies so clever they sound like the truth.

What benefits can we receive from studying and applying the Word of God?

2 Tim. 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

Our minds are renewed as we read the Bible. In other words, God transforms our thought patterns so that they honor Him. How does this help us spiritually?

Rom. 12:1-2 And so, dear brothers and sisters,[a] I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.[b] 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Some more Verses for your walk and encouragement:

Luke 1:45 And blessed is he /she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord

Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Daniel 2:20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.


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I don’t want to live with out trying.

I don’t want to go through the motions, I don’t want to live with out trying. How often do we make promises to ourselves that we don’t keep. How often do we give up before we try. I don’t want to do that any more. I want to live for God 100% not because I have to, but because of all he has done for me. And for what he does daily for us the human race.

Every day is a new miracle. A new piece of art, a new day, a new chance. No matter how it is. Rain or Shine there is good in it. I, we, are blessed. And I want to share the blessing with you and others I may meet. God is good. He is a loving Father. He sent his son to earth for you. Jesus spilled his blood for you. I am so thankful to be alive even with all the bad I have gone through. I want to share God’s love, so that every one has a chance to accept Christ, and go to heaven.

I don’t want any one to miss out on this amazing feeling. I want every one to be blessed. Yes every one. God loves us all! No matter what you did or who you are. He wants you to know that! Be thankful and welcome him in your heart. He is waiting with open arms.

Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord

Luke 6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

Luke 14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Ezekiel 3:12
Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.

Daniel 2:20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

Good Stuff!! Amen!! I claim blessings over you, my family, your family, friends, and me. Thank you Father for sending us your son, who died so that we may be forgiven, blessed, and able to go to heaven.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

AMEN

~D.R.I.H. Staff
TheLadyBug


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Storm ~ Rainbow ~ Clear Sky

Hello my Dear Friends,

I experienced something amazing the other day. Something that only happens in Florida. I wondered to myself if this is possible. But it was, and it gave me so much comfort and insight. I wrote this weeks ago but the devil has been attacking me left and right and I am fighting a battle right now as I am typing this for you all. I am now going to try and explain the experience the best I can to you; I hope you find insight and comfort too. by the way, this all happened within forty five minuets.

“It had been a bad day already: Bad news, quick planing for an cross country trip had to be made. A relative had become extremely ill. The weather outside suddenly fit the mood; stormy, dark, cold, and windy. The wind was so strong I saw pine trees leaning. The clouds looked like they could produce a tornado at any minuet. The storm had come in suddenly. I had go go to the store and pick up medicine and small supples for out trip the next day before they closed. I got into the car and I prayed. “Please Lord, I need you in this sudden storm. I have no idea what to do or how to do it. Please guide me, give me peace. Help me find Joy in this dark situation. Help things fall in to place where we need them to be. Bring support for the ones I
Love.” I then drove to the store and gathered what I needed only to find I had forgotten the money, The lady was kind and told me she would hold everything for me. As long as I hurried back. I was obedient drove home in the storm only in order to turn around, to go back.”

“When I stepped outside my home to get back into the car again I saw a huge rainbow, and when I started driving I noticed it was not one huge bright rainbow but two. And further in I saw they were really a set of four beautiful rainbows. However as I drove even further into town I saw they were not four rainbows but two full arched rainbows and I actually got to drive under them on the way to the store. This filled me with such awe and amazement. I was reminded that no matter how bad things are, God is always in control. (Noah’s arc and God’s promise to us. Genesis 8:1 “And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters were assuaged.” Genesis 9:13 & 16 “I do set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.” “And the rainbow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.”) God is always with us, the good, the bad times, with his mercy, grace, forgiveness, peace, and never failing love. And with him there is always goodness. And I felt all of it…

“I had no trouble buying the stuff this time. on the way back home I had to stop to buy gas for my sister who needed the car for work. I went in to the store, almost running, to save time, I was already late and there was about to be another down pour of rain. But I moved so fast I had forgotten which pump I was parked at. So I ran outside once more. A man saw me and called out “Miss is every thing ok? Do you need help?” I was in shock, how did he know I was in need of help. But the help he could give. But knowing that some one was willing to help me gave me such peace inside. Another human, a stranger was willing to help a random person in need, me. Even in the pouring rain I found joy in that act of kindness. When I once again got in my car to drive home for the last time that day. On the path I found the rain had stopped and the clouds had moved away. There were huge patches of blue sky. I saw the light blue sky and bright sunshine, the cold was gone and warmth had replaced it.” God reminded me through this experience, through people, through the weather; that no matter how dark, cold, windy, and wet the storm is. He is aware of my needs. He is bigger then any storm that can come our way. He can and will supply all my needs even in the mist of darkness. And most important the storm will not last forever. The sun will come out and shine again.

Psalms 119:28 “My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.”

John 15:1-2 ““I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”

Acts 16: 25-28 “25And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. 27And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.”
Psalms 146: 5-6 “5 But joyful are those who have the God of Israel[a] as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. 6 He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.”

2 Corinthians 4:16- 18
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

Plipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Psalms 49:15 But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself.


Mathew 6:34
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.