2018 Christian Living Faith

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday -Help in the Midst of Chaos

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Happy Wednesday!  There is so much to be thankful for today and every day.  Try to make someone’s day a little more special.

Have you ever looked around only to find chaos and confusion?  Do you ever feel like your life is spiraling out of control?  Have you ever been haunted by things you said or done?  Have you found yourself lacking direction?  Well, of course you’re not alone.  I think the more responsibility we have on our shoulders, the more difficult it can become for us when we face a natural disaster or any crisis in our lives.


I sat in a room with church officials yesterday discussing how I’m haunted by the pain I see surrounding me.  People who have been evicted and have nowhere to go.  People who have lost everything.  Sometimes I go home and I’m able to chat with friends and briefly forget, but when I leave the house it’s staring me in the face again.  Add to this struggle that our role at work has completely changed.  It’s difficult for me to wrap my mind around.  I described how I want to be strong, but I’m crumbling on the inside.  Then, I listened.  I listened to a man who is a leader in the community describe the same pain.  While he didn’t break down in tears, I felt the pain as he spoke of trying to stay strong.  The same pain I felt, but a little different perspective.


So, you may wonder what came of all of this.  Well, we were able to comfort each other through understanding.  Grief is a process that is difficult and the stages can reoccur simultaneously and in different orders.  It’s still real.  The quick answer is don’t focus on the storm, but turn to God.  The longer answer is give yourself time, turn to God throughout every day, be there for one another, and it’s okay to show your human side.  In fact, our heart shines through in our most vulnerable moments.

If you are going through a storm in your life, you are never alone.  Send any prayer requests you have and I will take them seriously. God bless you.


  1. Thank you, for offering to pray for those of us, who need prayer.
    I walk with Yeshua everyday. All of my hopes are in Him, and our relationship is the most valuable asset that I have in this world.
    He is recently showing me my great need to ask for prayer.
    I have to admit that it has been a spirit of pride, that has kept me from doing so.
    I hate that, and the fact that I have endured much pain, because I did not ask for prayer, when I desperately needed too.
    My prayer requests are:
    Release of finances

    Thank you, and God Bless you!

    1. Thank you. -Heavenly Father thank you for Melessiabates. My friend is such a blessing to me and many others. Heal and restore her body, and release her from her financial burdens so she can continue your work. Bless her hands, mind, soul and body for her ministry. In Jesus’s Holy Name I pray. Amen.

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