Friday, October 5, 2012

A New Life Update

 For those of you who read my series “A New Life” in February, you know that I’ve been battling anxiety for a little over a year now.  My battle continues with the past two months being the most intense yet.  It’s been very difficult.  God has brought me to a place of complete surrender.  I’ve never felt so incapable in my whole life.  But at the point of complete surrender, I’ve met God like never before.  In the midst of the darkest days of my life, He has not been shaken.  He is not threatened by evil.  He is not pushed by fear.  He is the Might God who saves.  Period.  He is the Victorious Warrior.  End of discussion.  He conquered the grave!  Enough said.
I’ve prayed the Lord’s Prayer everyday, focusing on “give me this day my daily bread” over and over again.  Most often I say, “give me this moment my daily bread,” and I pray that about every 5 minutes!  And guess what?  He is faithful to give me that daily bread, that daily deliverance, that daily breath, that daily strength to take just one more step forward.  He is careful to not give me too much as He knows I’d run out ahead with it!  No, He’s keeping me close by His side, relying on Him for everything in every moment.  It’s a sweet, humbling place to be and I’ve never felt so loved in all my life.
His daily bread has come in many forms from family coming to take care of us all, ocean breeze on a hot day, e-mail from the Netherlands, prayer from the Body of Christ, a new therapist that said with confidence, “God will heal you from this,” and most of all from His very words in Scripture.
 I’ve never been through the fire like this before, but because God’s presence is so palpable in the flames, I can say, “it is well with my soul.”
I am confident that I will get to the other side of this mountain and I will be standing, praising God.  I know He is at work through this time of trial and I know His purposes will be accomplished.
Have a great weekend knowing that the battle has already been won!
Psalm 20:5,7
We will shout for joy when you are victorious and we will lift up our banners in the name of our God.  May the Lord grant all your requests.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God!

I'll see you back here Monday for "What Does Joe Know?" and a little give away!!


  1. Aren't you glad that HE is bigger than anything we face here on earth??!! I am praying for you daily! You WILL overcome!
    Great pics !!

  2. I'm praying for you. May God wrap you in his arms & help u in only the way he can.



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