Category Archives: Peace

Your storm has an expiration date

Beloved,

If you’re going through a storm right now, I’ve come to bring you good news!

It will end.

Yes, your storm has an expiration date.

I was reminded of this simple truth as recent as this Sunday morning, and I wanted to remind you too.

Sunday Morning…..

If you know anything about the state of Michigan, then you know we get some pretty wicked thunderstorms during the summer months. And so it was this morning…

I was awaked early this morning by howling winds. The sun should have been rising, but instead the sky was dark. I mean really, really dark!

And then the torrential downpour started, followed by thunder and lightning.

Honey chile… believe me when I tell you that Mother Nature was “doing the most” this morning in Northeast Michigan!

And now…..

The rain has stopped and the sun has returned to reveal a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Often times the storms of life mirror today’s thunderstorm. Sometimes we go through seasons when the wind is howling and the rain seems like it will never end.

Today, if you feel like you’re going from crisis to crisis, don’t lose heart.

Rest assured, your storm WILL end. There is an expiration date.

Trust in the One who controls the storm for He knows when it will end.

Settle your spirit by meditating on the Word of God. Trust that He has you in the palm of His hands.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. — Psalm 34:19

Selah.

Before the day was …

There’s a passage of scripture found in the Book of Isaiah that soothes my soul every time I read it.

The Word states, “Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?” — Isaiah 43:13.

Why is this Word so comforting to me?

It’s a constant reminder that God is always present, and nothing catches Him by surprise.

Nothing.

God is not shocked by our earthly situations and circumstances. It does’t matter how brazen or bizarre the details. He knows everything from beginning to end.

Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?” — Isaiah 43:13.

God already knows the people we will encounter tomorrow; the next day, and the day after that.

He knows.

And yes, God even knew that an insidious virus would arrive on the scene and wreak havoc on both the world economy and healthcare system. Naturally, you may be wondering if God knew that a pandemic was coming why didn’t He stop it from forming? Humbly, I submit to you that I cannot answer that question. I can however tell you with confidence that God has a solution for every problem you will ever encounter.

Before you rise to greet a new day, trust that God is already there. Trust that He has already worked out the details. As a child of God, you can walk confidently knowing that a splendid future awaits you.

God Wants to Give You Peace

Beloved,

I pray that all is well with you. I wanted to share a brief but encouraging word I believe I received from the Lord the other day. This is a timely message as most everyone I know is trying to make sense of the uncertainty that is all around. As I am practicing learning to hear from God, I don’t know if this word is for you, but if it is, please let me know in the comments field.

Here is the download I received from the Lord:

Walking with me will produce peace – the peace that you desire. I will lead you beside still waters. I long to give you peace. Agitation is not from me. The peace that you desire is found by spending time with me.

Beloved, spend time in My Word. Get to know me. My ways. My character. I do not bring confusion. I abhor a lying tongue. You will know my ways when you spend time with me.

I am here for you always. I give you peace. Not like the world.

I am the true Peace. Peace. Peace.

If this word speaks to your heart, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you!

Blessings!

Rejoice! God Is Everything You’ll Ever Need

I came across a couple study tools from Navigator Discipleship and wanted to share them with you. The one I’m using now is entitled 30 Days of Praying the Names and Attributes of God.

I’ve studied the names of God before, but there’s just something about this tool that comes with a short commentary and scriptures. I’m loving it. This has been so very helpful in my quest to know more and grow in my relationship with God. During my study time it seems that God’s presence just enters the room. I tell you, it is amazing! I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.

Each day as I meditate on a different attribute of God I’m reminded of all that God is. He is my peace. He is my provider. He is my healer. He is wise. He is merciful. He is…..

God is the embodiment of perfect goodness, and is kind benevolent, an full of good will toward all creation. Psalm 119:65-72

Is this your goal too – to grow in your relationship with God? If it is, I encourage you to check out this tool and website from Navigator Discipleship. You wont’ be disappointed!

It’s Time to Set Boundaries

Do you know her?  She’s the friend who seemingly always has a plate full of “projects” going on.  You know the one – right?  The one that’s always running around with ‘hair on fire’.  The one that’s always at church and always tired when you ask how she’s doing.   

I know her well.  She was once me.

That is, until the wheels fell off my wagon and I had no choice but to sit down.  Hence, I’ve learned to say “no” to projects, meetings and sometimes even people when I foresee there is a propensity for my time to be wasted or my peace of mind disturbed.  God has allowed me to learn this lesson the hard way by bumping my head a few times.  Nevertheless, I’m the wiser for it.  I believe the root of my problem was centered in trying to please everyone while not prioritizing my own need for self-care. I was afraid of what “they” might think of me if I declined to participate.  Alas, I’ve learned.

I believe it was Oprah Winfrey who once said, saying “no” to one thing actually means saying “yes” to something else.  In my case, it meant saying “no” to time wasters and saying “yes” to the projects and plans that God had for my life.  That’s not selfish but rather a revelation that God never intended for neither you nor me to be the answer to EVERYONE’S problem.  

Does this scenario resonate with you? Are you struggling with a “yes” when you know you should have declined the invitation?  If you’re struggling to find the courage to say “no”,  I recommend listening to my interview with Minister Alicia George.  She offers important advice for every woman to consider.

Blessings!


In this podcast, Minister Alicia George provides sound advice on the importance of establishing boundaries. Take a listen!