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The Black Sheep

  • The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:17-19 WEB.

    I grew up as the least of my family, who happened to be the least of another family. I was the youngest of thirteen children and a stepchild on top of that. Every day after Dad left for work, my stepmom made it clear that I did not belong there, and as long as she lived, I never would.

    Have you ever felt like the black sheep in the family? Made some mistakes, or maybe like me, you are the mistake, and they never want you to forget it? After enough pain, we become closed off from the world. Yet, being desensitized is not the answer, for when you can no longer feel pain, you can no longer feel love.

    God can heal the broken-hearted (Psalm 147:3). So be encouraged, for Jesus has friends in low places. He found me there. Jesus redeemed me, added me to His family, and healed my heart. It took time. He took up the cause of troubled and hurting people, and He will take your burden today if you let Him.

    Remember, today is the first day of the rest of your life. What you have been in the past is gone, and you get to decide who you will be from this day forward. God looks at our hearts and knows us better than we know ourselves. If you are one of His black sheep, your brightest days are still ahead!

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I believe that You are there for me. When the world looks the other way, You still look my way. Please help me see the world through Your eyes. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I believe that You are there for me. When the world looks the other way, You still look my way. Please help me see the world through Your eyes. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
January 14, 2023
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter I was never called the black sheep, but I felt like one. When I ran away from my father and back to my mother, she brought me to the God that was love and understanding. No more institutional God, or the rules that they had. I felt free and I felt loved. Gid give us all the peace and rest we feel we may need. And until I see my Father in Heaven, I will wait patiently and prayerfully for His return.
January 14, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

January 14, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

January 14, 2023
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, Keep me focused on the Future not the pass Father!

January 14, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

January 14, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

January 14, 2023
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.. Heavenly Father,  Thank you for all blessings. Thank you for today.   AMEN

January 14, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

January 14, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

January 14, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Thank you Jesus for this day. I will rejoice and be glad in it no matter how I feel. I declare the goodness of the Lord in my life. I pray the Whole Armor of God over me, my family. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. Draw my unsaved family and friends unto You Lord . I pray for their salvation. I pray I get to see this before I die,or raptured. Come quickly Lord as this wickedness in the world is ever present and is hurting so many. Reveal truth and righteousness Father. Bring healing and pour out Your love for those hurting. In Jesus Christ Name. Amen

January 14, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

January 14, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Lord, Please lift my eyes and help me see the world through Your eyes. Thank you.

January 14, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord Jesus  for giving me this day. When no one else cares,  You Do!! Thank you Jesus for loving me.  Amen

January 14, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 14, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You for Your love and forgiveness, Amen!

January 14, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Thank you Father for knowing me better than I know myself and for loving me always 

January 14, 2023
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I don't merely think I was the black sheep; I know it for a fact as my biological family admitted it more than once. I look forward to my heavenly family when my mortal body dies!

January 14, 2023
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I pray this, Amen. 

January 14, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

January 14, 2023
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! God is good! He loves all of us no matter where we aree from or what mistakes we have made. He calls us all to become Children of the one True King. Jesus died on the cross for our sins at Calvary once and for all. He rose again from the grave to go and prepare a place for us withe His Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord Jesus for all that you havee done for me, my  family and friends!! I praise you and I worship you!!

January 14, 2023
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

when my Dad was living I had to live with him for 7 years. at one point of living there I had to sleep on the couch or on a matress on the living room floor beacause he had a 2 bedroom apartment and a room mate. My Dad room mate passed away and I got to have my own room. while living with my Dad I wrote a list of things that I needed and wanted. I had no job or income and became deeply depressed. I did not have a job and i got turned down from disability atleast 3 times. I was helping my Dad and my brothers wanted nothing to do with my Dad they did not help me. My Boyfriend moved in the home and help me with my Dad. I cooked, cleaned, and ran errands for my Dad. I took him to Doctors appointments as well. my Dad girlfriend turned against me, and she smoked crack. Dad put her out of the home and I finally got a peace of mind. I prayed constantly. After years of heart ache and disappointment Heavens doors opened up for me. I got aproved for social security and I bought clothes, and a new bed. I was able to take care of my self. I got my Biography published, I had finally published my book. I looked at my list of Goals after five years and God Had given me everything that I had prayed for. There were so many times that I wanted to give up But Some how I kept going. My heart feel pain but I am able to be strong through Christ.

January 14, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praise God, Madalyn, for your testimony of His loving care ❤️

January 15, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

January 15, 2023
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

January 15, 2023