I cannot help but wonder what is this world going to be like this time next year. I cannot help but wonder what we will be wearing to protect ourselves from this disease other than the masks. I cannot help but wonder why we are having to go through this in the first place. It is not fair that we are having to go through this, nothing like this has ever happened before. I cannot help but wonder if all of this is going to be in the history books when the new generation starts to school. This is something that they are going to have questions about. We will be able to tell them what the world was like before this and after it came. I just never thought that something like this could happen. The whole world is going through this destruction from this. Many people have lost their lives because of this. This virus is very destructive, it does not care who it strikes nor does it care who it kills.
Innocent people taken out by this virus didn’t get to live their lives to the fullest. They did not get to enjoy their golden years. Some were young, and some were old that this virus has taken. I just pray that God will bring this virus to an end so things can go back to normal like it was. Will we have to go through this forever? We have been going through this for so long now that it is as if it has become the new normal. All of this destruction that this virus has caused is very depressing. There is not a safe place to go, not even going to work is safe. You just do not ever know who may have something that can be caught.
I know that God is not pleased with what is going on in this world. Jesus could come back now if He wanted to, but the question is this, will we be ready when He comes? Will we have done our part by spreading the gospel to those that have never heard His name? Will we have done our part by leading the lost to Jesus Christ? Will we all have done our part for the Kingdom of God?
We are so focused on what is going on that we have forgotten what is really important. Praising God through this destructive pandemic is what is important. We must trust Him even in these dark times that we are going through. We must never stop praising God because of what is going on in the world. He holds it all in His hands. He knows how we feel about this situation that we are facing as a whole. We just want it gone. If we pray everyday about this, we will not be so stressed out about it.
Well, God knows our hearts, minds, and souls, and He knows our every thought. We need to put it in His hands and let HIM do what He does best, let Him fix all of this. My prayer is that we pray for each other. We pray for the sick and shut-ins. We pray for the widows and orphans, and we help those that cannot help themselves. We are to be the hands and feet of Jesus. May God bless all of His people that are called by His name, Amen.
Have there ever been a time when you’re talking to someone and you feel like you are wasting your breath? Well I feel like I go through this often when I am talking to someone about something important, and they are not listening. I do not like wasting my breath. God only gives us so much to last a lifetime, and we just never know when our lives are going to come to an end; so my breath is important to me.
Should I have a lot to say about something, I try to get my point across and leave it at that. Our lives are but a vapor, and so are our lives because it does not belong to us. It is bad enough that we cannot breathe freely like we want to without wearing a mask; and that makes it hard to breathe. We should thank God for every breath that we breathe everyday. Let us not waste our breath on arguments and unnecessary screaming. Let us cherish every moment that we can breathe and have our being in Jesus Christ. It is His breath that we breath everyday. It is in His great mercy that we have our lives that we live. It is His love that causes us to appreciate every breath that we have.
Let us not forget to thank God for all that He has given us. Let us thank Him for all that He has done, for all He is doing, and for all that He is going to do on this earth, and in our lives. If you have not talked to Him today, He is waiting to hear from His children. Have a blessed night and day, go with God, and take the name of Jesus with you Amen.
Getting through grief is very hard. It is something that we all have been through in our lives. It is not pretty. Truthfully, it is heartbreaking. It is something that is hard getting over. It could take months any maybe even years to get over due to the severity of the situation. Sometimes a person has to go and talk to a special person that can help them get to the root of the grief, to the bottom of the situation that has caused this grief. It sometimes causes depression, and that is a whole different situation in itself. When we sit and think about the things that Jesus went through for us, that was grief. When we look at how He laid down His life for us, that was grief. It was very, very painful grief that He went through so that we could be free, but He never complained about it.
There is nothing that we will ever go through that will ever compare to what Jesus went through. When we are going through grief, we can give it all to Jesus, we can leave it at His feet. He will help us go through it; He will never leave us alone to suffer through the things that we are going through in our lives. When we pray and release everything to Him we sleep better. We can rest knowing that Jesus will see us through. We can rest better knowing that it is out of our hands.
No mater what comes our way on any given day Jesus is with us. Yes, we may shed tears about the grief that we feel, but Jesus will wipe all of our tears away. Our hearts may break, but He will give us comfort. When our heart is broken, He is the only one that can mend it. Just know that we are loved always by our Savior, Jesus Christ. Give Him your grief and pain when things gets to heavy to carry. He carried the cross up that long dusty road just for all of us, and He will carry all of our burdens, and anything else that we can’t carry. I pray that all who reads this will be blessed by it.
We are going through tough times this year with this outbreak of COVID-19, but the question is what do we do in the meantime as social distance is still in effect? Is it hard to communicate with your loved ones when you don’t have technology to do so, because not everyone has internet service and cellular phones. While we are going through this pandemic we still have questions about it, especially when things are not the way they were in the beginning of the year.
We would have neve thought that we would be going through something like this. It is still a shock to us that we are having to face this worldly problem. Will things ever be normal again? Will we ever feel safe again? This thing has shaken our world to the core!! Nothing is normal; what is normal? Is this our new normal? Is this what we are left with? Is this our new way of life? Is this how it is going to be forever?
The enemy has done this to us. He has put fear in the world that we live in, the world that we call our home. as we live from day to day with some places of worship being closed, there is no place to go and worship God. Yes, there is the internet, and video where people can have worship services, but it just isn’t the same.
This is the time we should be trusting God and not focusing on COVID-19. We should be worshiping God even in the midst of all of this chaos that is going on. He is the only One with the cure and answers to all of our questions about all of this. Yes, it is very hard for us right now, but we cannot let this stop us from doing what is right towards God. We must never stop praising God no matter what we are going through in our lives in this world.
Keeping our minds focused on good things will help us not to worry so much about this virus. We still have things to do. We still have our families to take care of and our bills to pay. We put our lives on the lie everyday that we leave to go to work. We do not know what we are going to encounter during those working hours, so we must be careful everyday.
We just have to pray and ask God to help us make it through these trying times. We must ask Him to strengthen our faith that we may never forget that He holds it all together in His Hands!! Yes, some has left this world because of COVID-19. It is very tragic and sad that we have to hear about those that lost their lives because of this.
My prayer is this: I pray God will send a cure for this virus that will take it away forever. I pray that we will be always be compensated because of this that we are having to go through for life. I pray for restoration in this world, and for all of those who have not asked Jesus to be their Lord and Savior to do so. In the Mighty Name of Jesus!!!Amen!!!
NEVER GIVE UP!
We must never give up on God. We must never doubt the plans that He has for us. We must always and continue to trust and believe in Him. I know that things have gotten worse for our world because of this killer virus, but we must not worry. God knew from the beginning of time that this was going to happen, so when it did come to pass He was not surprised at all. He knew that we were gong to be devastated when this happened. We need to also pay attention to the signs that are around us. with the way things are in this world, Jesus could come back if He wanted to right now. The Question is this, will we be ready? Will we be ready to stand before Him? It does not mater if we are or not, we are going to have todo it anyway. We need to have our hearts right right now. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.
Everyday God bless us with new mercies, it is because of his love, mercy, and grace that we are still on this earth. With all of the sin in the world, we could have been taken off of this earth a very long time ago had God not sent HIS ONE AND ONLY SON TO THIS EARTH TO DIE FOR OUR SINS! We cannot take Him for granted. We cannot take everyday that He gives us for granted, nor our lives because it does not belong to us anyway. We must enjoy and live everyday as if it was our last. I know it is hard to remain positive with all that is going on in this world. We just have to take it one day at a time. Don’t forget to tell Jesus how much you love Him, and don’t forget to thank him for all He has done for us. Amen!
I want to ask a question, how does one believe the lie over the truth? It doesn’t matter what the situation is, just how can someone do that? Does a lie sound better than the truth? Does a person believe a lie just to have something to hold over a persons head; to have something to accuse them of? I really want to know. Does it make them feel good about themselves to lie on someone? Does the person just enjoy making trouble for the other person? What does it profit them to lie on someone, and for the other person to believe the one that is lying on the innocent person? Ridicule is all that is left for the innocent person to receive. I have never been able to understand why people do things like that to others. Some just do not care how they hurt others as long as it makes them feel good about themselves.
When someone says that they love you, they normally mean it unless it is a lie just to get what they want from that person. When the one you love believes a lie over the truth, it hurts deeply…down to the soul of a person. It does something to the way they look at things. It makes them take the word “LOVE” and break it apart mentally, physically, and emotionally. It never sounds the same again. It never feels the same again; it is totally ruined forever!
I always thought that the one that loves you would always believe the one they say they love; I was so wrong. They would rather hold on to a lie than to just let it go and call it what it is. There are those that tell the truth and are still called a lie no matter how much they tell the truth. When a person believe a lie, their eyes have been blinded by the lies to the point they can no longer believe the truth, because they can’t see it, nor can they receive it.
See, that is what the enemy does. He tells the person that the person that is telling the truth is lying, and He makes the lie sound like the truth. He is a deceiver, and there are so many people in the world that has been deceived by Him. I can say that because I experience it all of the time. It does not feel good when you know you are telling the truth and the other person is accusing you of lying. It makes you look at them differently, it takes some of the love from the heart, and every time it happens it takes more and more away until it is all gone. The heart becomes uncaring, unloving, and cold as ice; there is nothing that can make a woman change how she feels once the damage is done. There is nothing that can be said to make her smile…all she knows are tears and a sad heart…not only sad but broken, shattered in millions of pieces. Sometimes when this happens, the heart began to hate to the point of no return. Love means nothing anymore to someone when they have been hurt dramatically. Memories of the past come to the forefront like a blast. The good times of joy and happiness, laughter, and romance. Love at first sight, that was alright. New hopes, new dreams arise…us against the world. What happened? Colors in the rainbow after the rain falls refreshing the earth of our souls, but now dry heat as the desert floor, sand blows on by. Whispers in the wind. Bad memories of the past blows in like a whirlwind on a stormy night. The wind blows with a roar of anger that springs up from the depth of ones soul that has been hurt more times than one! The souls scream out why!! Why now when it was going all so well! Why did those memories arise from the deep dark places of the mind that had been kept at bay forever? Lies and false accusations thrown to the innocent for no reason! Persecuted with no defense on ones side! What is really going on! Swimming in insults that will never be forgotten! Shattered dreams and hopes for the future, a better tomorrow.
Clouds roll in to coat the sky like cotton balls, so fluffy, so pretty, so calming to the senses that was once in a rage of furry. The warmth of the sun dries up the tears of hurt and pain that was once there brings a soft smile to the once hurting face…a soul that was broken but put back together. Never again will one feel that way because of anyone. For her those days are long dead and gone. She is looking for brighter days as she awaits her destiny that lies before her.
This is a story of two lovers that loves each other so much that they argue so much about every little thing. This relationship is new with a new life to come. They do not know what to do at this point because hormones are all over the place. Friction on friction, heat on heat as temperatures rise in conversations that concerns them. One does all they can to resolve this problem, but others just does not want to understand the magnitude of the situation. Complaint after complaint that gets nowhere. Tears of heart brake, sadness, sleepless nights awake until dawn. What caused all of this turmoil? Where is the trust that was once there? Where is the softness of the voices that was speaking once with love and care? Where is the reasoning between the two that this concerns?
Can this be fixed before the new life arrives? Will things get better? Will they remain the same? Will love walk in again, or will it stay far away, distant?
Once upon a time, there were two countries that met and fell in love. They did everything together once they got together in one place to live together always. Light and brown they were, but that didn’t matter to them…they loved each other. As their love grew they began to blossom into happiness, never apart, holding hands, making love, and creating new life. How wonderful it all was; fresh and new for them. Distance knew no place in their relationship until she went home to her mother and father. Oh, how happy her mother was to see her daughter walk through the doors of the home where she once lived with her parents, but she was not alone, a different person was with her. As she saw her daughter for the first time in a long time, she held her so tight as if she was never going to see her again. She was smiling to the point of crying happy tears. This was a special occasion because it was Father’s Day. She introduced the person that was with her as her boyfriend. They sat at the table and ate the food that was prepared by her mother. She was glowing like she had this news that she wanted to share. Her mother asked her if she was pregnant and she said yes; her mother told her and her boyfriend to get up and go tell her father about it, but to no avail he already knew.
Her daughter decided to stay home. He wanted to stay with her but he could not because they were not married. He did not want to leave her, but he had no other choice. After it was all said and done, it was time for him to go home. She was upset because they could not be together, but she was fine later on. They talked on the phone and texted each other until she went to sleep. Her mother went to work the next day, when she came home, it was not a pretty sight, it was not welcoming, and it was not quiet as usual; there was an argument going on that she was completely unaware of. She did not know what was going on. It hurt her heart to see her daughter and her father speaking to one another like that. It brought tears to her eyes. She spoke her peace and it was all settled. Their daughter remained at her parents house.
Now that everything is fine between them, her boyfriend was being jealous, childish, and not understanding of what she needed from him. All she wanted was some space just to think and realize that her life was about to change for the better, she was bringing a new life into the world. She was about to be a mother for the first time in her life, and he was about to be a father for the first time in his life. It was going to be wonderful. He just could not get himself together to do the things that he was to do as a man for his new family. There was a lot of stress put on her from him with all of the excuses that he had about taking care of his responsibilities as a father and a future husband to her. Her mother and father tried talking to him, but it was a waste of time, he just would not listen to anyone.
False accusations were made to her from him that really made her mad, so she cut him off for a while. Her mother preached to him about the things that he needed to do to get his life right, but that just went through one ear and out of the other. Things between them began to worsen as the days turned into nights. She ate, slept and did what she had to do to get through the day. When she thought about him, she would call or text him just to talk about their relationship and what they wanted for their future. Her mother was very happy for her, but she could sense that something was just wrong about it all, she could see that her daughter was always stressed out because of something he said. He did not realize that all of the stress he was causing her would cause her to miscarry their baby. Time ticked on as she began looking for a job, but yet and still he did not have a job to support her and their soon to come child. She was happy being with her parents, but she still was upset because of the situation with her boyfriend not trying hard enough to find a job and keep it to save money for them. Her mother talked to her and told her that everything would be alright. She told her daughter to pray and to let God handle the rest. She told her not to worry because it was not good for her. Her father talked to her about the things that mattered in life. About the things that a man does for his family to make a relationship work. About how there are no perfect relationships. She understood everything that was told to her. She has grew up a lot, and has become more respectful to her parents.
A month has passed and the reality of becoming a mother has set in. Her mother told her stories of what she went through when she was carrying them. She told her how happy she was as a new mother although she still had to go to school through it all with he first child. She told her about how it changed her life, and how she was just a child herself when she got pregnant for the first time. She told her about the good times and the bad times also. She wanted her to understand that everyday was not going to be roses, but sometimes there would be thorns, I mean that there would be not so good days.
As new life began to grow inside of her, her mother was so happy to be a new grandmother. She had thought about all of the things that she was going to do when the baby arrived. She was thinking about how she was going to dress the baby up real pretty. How she was going to spend time with her grandchild. She had high hopes of joy and happiness to share with her first grandchild. Some how she looked at life a bit differently. She had something to look forward to everyday. Day after day depression began to rob her daughter of her happiness because of he way her boyfriend was acting. He just did not understand that she needed her space so she could rest and relax so she could be happy. He did not want to to take no for an answer. He wanted to keep he up all night talking just because he was lonely and could not sleep without her, and because he was fighting his demons of his past. She lost rest and became tired due to the constant stress. Arguments arose to the point that she had her mother talk to him for her to get him to understand where she was coming from, but that did not work; she wasted her time talking to someone that still has a child’s mind, that just did not want to do what he knew he should have been doing. She told him that if he did not get saved and give his life to the Lord he could not be with her. She also told him that he needed to get himself together, but still he did not listen.
Talking just did not help. When her mother came home from work, her daughter opened the door for her. They both had to use the bathroom, but her daughter went before she did, and that is when she saw the blood as she wiped. She asked her mother was that normal and she told her no. Her mother told her that she was going to have to go to the hospital. She went and told her husband that they were going to have to take their daughter to the hospital immediately because she was bleeding. When they arrived to the hospital and got her checked in, it took a long time to see her, so she called 911 and told them what was going on and they called, and then they called her back. Only one of us could go with her, so her mother went and her father went back home and waited for her to call him when it was all said and done. As we arrived into the room, the nurse gave her a gown to put on and they gave her some medication for pain after they drew blood to get her blood type.
They waited for a while for the technician to come in and do a sonogram to check to see if there was a heartbeat for her baby, and to check her cervix, it was fine, but there was not a heartbeat for her baby. Our daughter had started miscarrying her baby. Tears of sadness began to stream down our faces. The hurt they felt was deep as if someone came and ripped their hearts out. She asked her mother to call her boyfriend to let him know; she did. The phone rang and he answered. Her mother told him what had happened to their baby; he began to cry from the news that he had heard. Her mother explained everything to him, and she talked to him about it. Her mother texted her father and told him what happened and why she was bleeding, at that point they were ready to go. They waited to be released. That was the beginning of the worst days of her life. After it was all said and done they went home.
As they walked into the house, their daughter went to the bathroom with her mother to use the bathroom, that is where she almost fainted. Her mother took her and put her in the bed. She sat up with her until she ate her food that they gave her at the hospital, then she went to sleep. Her mother went to bed to get a little rest because she had to go to work the next day.
As her alarm went off she got up and got ready to go to work as usual. Later on that evening at 5:26, she called her husband and talked to him, and he put their daughter on the phone, she told her mother that she was hurting very bad, so she told her that she was on her way home. She told her coworker and she left. She walked as fast as she could. She was not thinking about how swollen her feet were, she was just trying to get home to her daughter to see what the problem was. When she arrived home, her daughter was going into labor. She called the ambulance. The dispatcher stayed on the phone with her until they arrived there, then she hung up the phone. They had her to walk out to the ambulance to get on the bed because they could not get the bed into the house; her mother went out with her and sat on the ambulance with her to give them the information that they needed from the previous hospital visit. She could not ride with her daughter because of the changes that had been made because of COVID-19. She was not considered a minor because she was pregnant, so her parents had to drive up to the hospital. After they arrived to the second hospital, only one parent could go in, and because her mother had been tested for COVID-19 she was allowed to go in with her daughter. The paramedic talked to the doctors and the nurses for her mother so she could go in with her when they called her back. She thanked the paramedic for all that he had done for her and her daughter. It was not long after the paperwork was done that they called her to be weighed so they could get her vital signs. They waited back out in they lobby until the room was ready for her. We were soon called and taken into the room where the sonogram was done, more blood was taken from the IV. that was put into her arm on the ambulance to get her blood type. She was in so much pain. They gave her some medication to ease the pain and to help her sleep. The technician came in and done the sonogram to check her and to see if there was a heartbeat, but her mother told the technician that the baby did not have a heartbeat. She had to take pictures that had to be read and confirmed. Her mother held her hand as it was going on, but her daughter could not be still, so she had to stop the procedure. She laid there on the bed and went to sleep for a while as the technician did what she had to do. More medication was given to her to help ease the pain. The technician had to take one last picture and check for a heartbeat again, and that is when her mother thought that she heard a heartbeat, but it was because her daughter moved, but when her mother saw the flatline go across the monitor, she knew for sure that the baby was gone; all she could do was breakdown. After that was over, the nurse came and told the technician that her room was ready, room 21. They stayed there until they were discharged. Her mother called her dad and texted him to let him know they were ready to go. Her brother called to let their mother know that he had made it home while they were waiting to be released, and he went and bought all of them something to eat. After they arrived home, she wanted to lie down and go to sleep. Her brother helped their mother with what she needed. Her mother tucked her in and sat with her for a while as she and their son talked. She got up and ate her salad and watched television until she heard her daughter call for her. When she made it in the room, her daughter had given birth in her bed. Her mother had not ever saw so much blood before. Her mother helped her up to get cleaned up. She was strong and brave through it all. She cleaned up her daughter, and she cleaned up the death that was before her eyes, her first grandchild that she would never get to see grow up, hold, sing to, laugh with, play with, talk with, teach how to drive, to see graduate school and college, to buy things for…she had to see all of that with their daughter, her son did what he could, but her father stayed in the living room until it was all cleaned up. Her mother blessed the remains of their daughters baby and gave their grandchild back to the Lord. They all said their goodbyes to the little fetus as her grandmother took her away.
Her daughter got in the shower to clean herself up. After she returned from showering she dried off, got dressed and came into the living room. She sat on the couch to watch television when all of a sudden she felt a pain. She got up and used the bathroom; there was her baby’s heart, the last thing to discard itself from her body. Her mother saw the heart of her daughter’s baby as she held it in her hand for the first and last time in her life.
As the heart was discarded, it was all over, completely over. The life that once was alive had returned home to heaven to be with the Lord. Even though it was twelve weeks that the baby lived, it was the best twelve weeks of my life, just knowing that I will get to see my first grandchild again in heaven is truly a blessing. We may not ever know why He took her away, but He knew what was best for the baby.
Life was given, and life was taken. Remembering what joy our baby brought will always be in our hearts. Yes, tears will always be shed when we think about our grandchild. Every time I step in our daughters room, I will remember that night. That is something that will never forget. I will always love our Little bit, that is the nickname I gave our grandbaby. May she rest in peace in the arms of Jesus Christ.
How can you make the world a better place? – YouVersion
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Often times we may feel that there is no hope left in this world. We often wonder if miracles still happen. Back in the Bible days miracles happened often, almost everyday. People believed in miracles and the One that made the miracles happen. Is it still like that in this world today? I believe it is. We just have to look all around us; even in these dark times that we are going through.
We have to look past the darkness and focus on the Light that is around us, and that Light is the light of Jesus Christ. Yes, we are living in a time now where every time we turn around there is something bad happening. There are just so many things going on in this country that we just don’t understand. It hurts my heart to see the world that we live in come to ruin.
I feel the pain of those that have lost their loved ones. I feel the sting of the tears that they shed in my eyes. I feel their broken hearts that are filled with void and pain. It is not fair what is going on. Where is the normality!! Where did the good go? Where is and what happened to the love that people once had for one another!! Jesus said, ”Love one another as I have loved you”. What happened to that?! Jesus loves everyone. He does not look at a person’s skin color; He loves us all just the way we are color and all; why can’t we do the same?
It would be a great miracle if we all could get past the color barrier and accept one another as we are. Let us all ask God to let us see all of the miracles around us. Let us not be spiritually blind, but let us open up our eyes to the reality that is our world today.
Continue to pray. Continue to love. Continue to believe in miracles so God will answer our prayers for this world and our nation. Amen.