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When Life Is Too Hard – Hold On To GOD’s Promise


We must never forget that most of life is about praying, waiting, dreaming, having faith and then one day GOD answers our prayers and we move to the next level.

Blogging has become a way for GOD to wipe my tears, recharge my mind, plant a dream and finally write down what I see in faith.  Big difference between faith and pushing to get something my way without including GOD in my plans.  I have learned the hard way that GOD wants to be part of every single inch and detail of my life.  GOD does not want me to pray only when I am desperate and nowhere else to go, give GOD a try nothing else to do.  GOD wants me to pray each morning after I open my eyes, during the day, before I get in the car, before I go to sleep.  GOD wants to be the most important part of my life and GOD does not like to be second or the last plan he wants to be driving our life.

GOD wants us to share how GOD helped us, How he did what no other human could ever do

GOD loves all his children and GOD is a GOD of Justice and Mercy.  GOD can make the mountains crumble, GOD can restore what has been betrayed, broken, destroyed and make new again.  GOD can not make us love GOD as he gave us free will, if we choose not to believe in GOD how can we expect GOD to release the angels from heaven to go to work for us.

When life is just too hard, everything has went wrong our mind, bodies and soul seems to be physically defeated this is when we must dig in, Hold on to GOD’s Promise and never give up  as GOD is in control of his children.   We are not in control over much other than the ability to pray and have faith Jesus will hold our right hand and make a miracle, crooked roads straight.  We must never forget GOD’s children are to lend not borrow we have been given favor to help others.

When we are weak and shattered this is the time GOD can use us to help others, it’s really hard to use us humans if we think we never need GOD.  This is the time when GOD can show up and show off to share with the world he is the great I AM.  GOD can show the world what GOD accomplished not what we accomplished.  No human can do what GOD can do.

Prayers For Hard Times

The Lord causes my enemies who rise up against me to be defeated before my face; they shall come out against me one way and flee before me seven ways.  DEUTERONOMY 28:7

And my people shall never be put to shame.  Joel 2-26

I am just a person I shall live by faith.  HABAKKUK 2:4 (NKJV)

He Spoke to them, saying, Take Courage!  I AM Stop being afraid!  Matthew 14:27

It is GOD’s desire that I be free from all anxiety and distressing care.  1 Corinthians 7:32

Consider the lilies, how they grow.  They neither (wearily) toil nor spin nor weave; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory (his splendor and magnificence) was not arrayed like one of these.  Luke 12:27

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

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Iron Sharpens Iron


Wow I have heard this statement over and over again; I guess this is what helps people feel better saying such a thing when trauma hits our sweet loved ones.  Another one I hear over and over is “GOD only gives you as much as you can take, you must be really strong.”

GOD loves his children and he authorizes pain and suffering to his children for a short time and then GOD in Jesus Christ name brings justice for his children.  When GOD steps in everything changes and people will have no doubt it was GOD as no man can do what GOD can do.

No human can really understands life as GOD is in control not us. 

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Prayer:

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but I remember the name of the Lord my GOD. Pslam 20:7 (NKJV)

I trust in, rely on, and am confident in You, O Lord, I say, You are my GOD.  My times are in your hands.  Psalm 31:14-15

The fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high.  Proverbs 29:25

The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my GOD, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I trust and take refuge, my Shield and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.  I call upon the Lord, Who is to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.  Psalm 18:2-3

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

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Posted by on December 15, 2012 in 2012, GOD, marriage, My life

 

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GOD is amazing – look at the colors


Howdy,

If you ever get bored and tired in our world take a spin on the internet and look a the magnificent colors GOD has created for us.  GOD is amazing and the bible says the one thing he made that he is the most proud of is you and me.  Never forget how important and special you are to GOD and how much he loves you.  Never give up as it is written in the bible GOD will never, never give up on his children.

I am rooted, established, strong, immovable and determined. 1 PETER 5:9 NIV

When life is the most difficult and it is not easy in fact it seems impossible this is when GOD will step in and show off for his children.  We must remember the bible speaks of GOD looking at each of us as his children as he created us.  One of my most favorite songs is GOD Loves A Lullaby Better than a Halellujah!   Have you ever listened to this song? 

Remember each day is a new day and a day each of us has the opportunity to be a human angel to another human or animal living in our most precious and fragile world.

I will pray to him and he will hear me and I will fulfill my vows. JOB 22:27 NIV

The Lord goes before me; He will march with me; He will not fail me or let me go or forsake me; I will fear not, neither become broken in spirit, Depressed, dismayed, unnerved with alarm.  DEUTERONOMY 31:8 

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in 2012, GOD, Jesus, Life

 

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Nothing Is Impossible With GOD – It’s A Matter Of Prayer


Howdy,

After receiving a message from a reader of  the Donkey Whisperer Farm I realized I need to update my health and talk a little more about my relationship with Jesus Christ but most importantly the gift and power of prayer in Jesus Christ name.  After reading his testimony for Jesus Christ I asked for permission to share with all of you. – Enjoy!

I do not talk much about my pain and suffering as well I try not to dwell on the negative and stay focused on the positive in my life, I wish I could say GOD healed me 100% but this has not been the case.   I suffer from chronic pain every minute, hour and day and I have been told when I am older it will be more difficult I will  need to live in a dryer place in my late years.  Dampness and cold is horrific for me and I do not look forward to the fall and winter of the Pacific Northwest, Washington.

Please remember nothing is impossible with GOD, prayer is very important as the bible states the angels wait for us to pray they cannot go to work until we pray in Jesus Christ name.

Update on my health:

Washington State has had no rain for over 40 days now and I  have learned the warm weather with no rain helps me walk better and less deep hip pain.  I was in a wheel chair for one week short of 90 days praise GOD after the three screws were surgically inserted in my broken pelvis from the semi truck accident.   From the wheel chair I went to Physical Therapy for almost two years, sadly I live with chronic pain every minute, hour and day since April 13, 2010.    I suffer from chronic pain every day, neuropathy in my feet ankles and a deep ache in my right hip where the three screws (large) were surgically inserted into my pelvis.  I suffer from insane amounts of knee pain, back pain all connected to the nerves from the pelvis along with the right ribs needing to be popped back in by the chiropractor on a regular basis a horrific amount of pain seems to be one of the side effects.  I cannot stand for long periods of time or walk for long periods of time without serious back pain and neuropathy in my feet and ankles.

I continue to pray GOD will remove all this pain from my body one day and I will be able to walk again without insane amounts of pain in my feet and back.  I am forever grateful to GOD for his miracle of life and healing as I should have died in the car accident, guess what GOD has the last word and GOD said it is not my time to go to heaven.  I am needed here on earth to share the miracle of mercy, life and health GOD can give each one of us if we believe as much as a mustard seed.  Jesus is alive and he loves all his children.

Pain is horrific as it keeps on minute, hour and day after day relentless to not give the body, mind and soul a break. It has been my full-time job to heal and get well since April 13, 2010 after surviving a semi-truck smashing into the passenger door of my GOD mothers little truck after she ran a stop sign. I recently read 90 minutes in heaven a book about a man who survived a semi truck accident and suffers from chronic pain he went to heaven for 90 minutes.  I did not die or experience any form of heaven when I almost died.  What I do remember is feeling like GOD was holding my right hand and GOD was giving me the strength to trust him to take care of me. 

Enclosed E-mail:

Melody, I’m curious.  In one picture you’re seated in a wheel chair.  Are you still?

I’m old enough to have experienced and seen how the Holy Spirit uses the things in our lives to help us grow spiritually.  There are always times of disappointment and wondering but that makes it challenging and interesting.

I would like to share one thing in our lives.  My wife was still working as a public health nurse when she discovered that she had a brain tumor. She had an MRI three years prior but the radiologists failed to mark it down.  With in a week she had an MRI and we sat before a surgeon at the UW medical center.  He said he had surgeries scheduled for the follow 3 weeks.  The day was Friday afternoon.  He called his wife and found out that she and her daughter would be visiting colleges so he said he would come in special the next (Saturday) morning.

My wife was still on the phone working.  I checked her in to the hospital that night and then went home.  She called me about 11:30 and asked if I would cancel our airline tickets to San Diego.  She had made the arrangements so I looked through her notes and discovered she had taken out cancellation insurance.  I called the 800 number for Travelocity.  I talked briefly with the man who told me that I needed to call the insurance company to get a reference number.  Before I hung up he asked why I was canceling.  I told him about my wife.  He told me he would pray for her.  About twenty minutes later I called the 800 number back.  The exact same man at Travelocity answered.  I asked if he was a Christian.  He said yes.  He was located in Bombay, India.  She was in the hospital 22 days.  When we left, we sat before about 8 staff.  The painted a grim picture.  They told me I had a Pollyanna  outlook on life because of Christian faith.  I told them they had no idea who my God is.  Today she is 99% back to normal.  The pieces fit together like a giant puzzle.

I know there may be times of frustration.  Be patient and let your life unfold as he takes charge of the details.

Ken & Maggie – “It’s a Matter of Prayer”

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://wwwyouversion.com/mobile

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2012 in 2012, GOD, Jesus

 

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GOD Knows His Children By Name


Welcome,

This little story was sent to me today it brought great peace and tears to my face.  I pray it helps you today with your journey in this thing called life!

A Bus Stop Angel

There was a still a steady rain when Amee trudged into the shelter at the bus stop that evening. Sitting heavily on the bench, she stared at muddy gutter, and wondered when things would ever change. So much had been wrong, she felt she was slowly being crushed inside. The physical therapy after the auto accident was only supposed to be for a couple weeks. The weeks had stretched to months, and although she could walk now, she still fought for balance on her steps, and the numbing ache still robbed her of sleep most nights. Her broken collarbone still ached, too, when it rained. Like today. Her stomach growled, and she grimaced at the thought of food. All the medications were ruining her appetite, too. She was so tired of being sick. So tired of being tired. Amee sat lost in thought, as the rain dripped steadily off the awning.

Suddenly, Amee was aware of white service shoes in front of her line of vision. Startled, she followed the sturdy uniform-clad legs up to see pudgy tan hands clasped around an ample waist within a bright blue scrub shirt. She looked up into a pair of crinkled-rimmed kind brown eyes, and realized a woman was speaking to her.

“Ya all right, honey?” she was saying. Without warning, Amee burst into tears. In seconds, the woman had stepped close, and pulled Amee’s head to her ample bosom, and held her quietly close. The moment passed, and Amee straightened up, apologizing profusely through her tears.

“Stop Amee,” said the soft voice. “God knows when we’re drowning, and need His touch. The sun will come out again for you.” Gently she kissed Amee’s forehead, and turned to walk away.

“Wait!” cried Amee, “How did you know my name?!”

“God knows all His children by name, child.”

As Amee blinked in astonishment, the bus arrived, blocking her view. As she stood up, shaking her head, the voice came again. At the same moment as the breaking sunbeams. In the mist steaming off the pavement Amee distinctly heard, “He knows you needed to be held in His arms, for just a moment. To hear His heartbeat. He sent me to wrap you in it today.”

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2012 in 2012, GOD

 

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Being A Friend When Trauma Hits


Howdy,

Reading blogs this week I am seeing the same question over and over – Being A Friend When Trauma Hits, What Can I Do?

Most important thing you can do for your friend or loved one is never go away no matter what happens.  Remember they’re crying and emotional state is not reflected on you directly it is the pain, sleep deprivation and loss the human friend is experiencing and trying to process.

No matter how upset the trauma causes your loved one or friend to act, remember to not take it personal it is not about you. Humans are direct line thinkers and we take things so darn personally we have to learn how to have emotional control and empathy for others.

Continue to come over and see the person who has suffered from trauma, bring lunch, and just hug them.  If you were friends as a couple do your best to continue being friends as a couple this will take some creativity on your part but well worth saving the friendship if it is worth it. We are indeed grateful for our friends that deemed us important enough to not walk away and walked thru the pain, suffering and loss with us; yes when you make the decision to stay with your friend or loved one you will feel the pain they are feeling and the loss but you will also be part of GOD’s plan to heal and change the victim and you into a much deeper human being. 

After the semi truck accident we had so very much support from everywhere it seemed but after a couple of months people just disappeared and the worst part was deep connections (friends) just drifted away.  They are no longer our friends but will forever remain loved and prayed for by us

What can I do to help my friend or loved one suffering from trauma (cancer, car accident, disability, pain, depression, death, drugs, alcohol) and much more? 

Stay connected to them it is normal to withdrawal and isolate one’s self when suffering from pain and trauma try to find a pain doctor, sleep doctor and counselor for your friend.  Counseling is a wonderful way to sort out how to move forward after trauma strikes as so much changes in the victims life.  I need to write “I do not like the word victim”, this is the correct word when riding as a passenger and getting struck with a semi truck leaving me with large screws in my pelvis for life, chronic pain, a life long disability. What I choose do with the trauma that I have survived can change me from a victim to a victor.  I work very hard to stay in the victor role with the help of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior, my husband and best friend and a very small handful of close intimate friends.

To my husband and close friends I am forever grateful as they never stopped believing GOD could change this trauma in a blessing they never stopped believing in me and their strength became the wind beneath my wings and brought many smiles to my face.

Things that helped me:

Blogging on the Donkey Whisperer Farm as connecting with people who I have become close friends with via the internet has been very helpful.  People have sent me prayers and encouragement from all over the world and for these readers I am indeed grateful.  Thank you to everyone who has prayed for me and takes the time to read and write a comment on my blog, this really has helped me with the isolation. 

Thank you to all the Word Press readers who have touched my life and others via blogging!

As a victim of trauma I believe I can describe what I most appreciated from my friends most of them are still near me but a few were burnt off from the flames of trauma.  I most appreciated prayer (I could hear or read),visits, hugs, e-mails, phone calls and for my friends to take the time to stay connected to me and my husband.  I most appreciated my friends speaking faith into me telling me I would get better and I would survive, telling me how very important I am to them.  We went thru almost two years of never being able to go out to dinner, not being able to go to the movies, not being able to go shopping.  The simple things in life became the most difficult for me with the pain.

Remember you could be next, you could be the victim of cancer, a life threatening car accident, depression, death, family stuff out of your control as non of us are protected from the pain and suffering of this world 100%.  We live in a fallen world and I believe GOD is still on the throne and still in control.  I believe GOD uses each of his human angles to help another living human and animal not only survive life but thrive.

Here is one of my most favorite personal prayers:

Abba (Father GOD)

Thank you for the angels available to help us, as they harken to the voice of GOD’s word (from the bible).

In Jesus Christ Precious name Amen.

Send me you thoughts and questions on living thru trauma as a loved one or friend, I am happy to help and I will pray for you if you would like.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in 2012, Faith, GOD, prayer

 

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Blowing In The Wind


Howdy,

When depression hits I work very hard to remember this is not the life GOD wants me to live.  Everything seems to be heightened my heart aches for the way things were before the car accident.  Sometimes I get angry and cry out to GOD as I just don’t understand why me.  I don’t understand why I  have to suffer with pain day in and day out, why I can’t go back to the way life was before the car accident.  Everything I do is more difficult now, grocery shopping, standing, bending, walking it’s just more work now with the large screws in my pelvis. 

GOD whisperers in my ear “Why Not You?”, I guess I thought I was the apple of GOD’s eye and he would not allow me to suffer this much.  Guess what I am the apple of GOD’s eye he not only shows up to help me he gives me the strength to encourage others.  GOD is amazing. The bible is clear that we are not to stay angry, we should be quick to forgive let GOD take care of our enemies. 

The bible is clear we will all suffer, we will all endure persecution for following Jesus but GOD will give us the supernatural strength to endure whatever is blowing in the wind. 

Psalm 3:3 says GOD is my shield, my glory, and the lifter of my  head! When life starts tossing us humans around we need to speak the word of GOD out-loud.  Remember Jesus is still on the throne and he is still in control.

I am the property of Jesus Christ, I am GOD’s witness that he and he alone is the king of all kings.  Jesus is my father in heaven and for this I am grateful. I am grateful that when I pray in Jesus Christ name GOD releases the angels to go to work on all my problems.  Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word. PSALM 103:20

When pain and suffering comes the bible is the only answer to help me.  Pslam provides the words and strength I need to endure for each day and believe tomorrow will be better.  I highly suggest the teaching of Joyce Meyers as she explains everything and her pocket-book named The Secret Power of Speaking GOD’s Word is an excellent way to combat life and stop my mind from blowing in the wind.  Each chapter has the verses added per the emotional and mental trauma we all endure navigating life today, i.e. depression, stress, death,anxiety and worry.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Posted by on May 3, 2012 in 2012, GOD, Jesus, Life, prayer

 

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