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THIS TOO SHALL PASS

  • For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

     

    All my life, I was a person that lived in fear and anxiety over things that I allowed the enemy to defeat me. I was exhausted with the fear to the point it took me into a very dark time in my life. It was a time that I honestly felt there was no hope. My world was dim and gray, I saw no color. Literally my vision was so negatively construed from my mental state, I asked myself what was the point of living? I finally went to my Doctor and he gave me some antidepressants. Going into week two, I felt it was not getting any better however; God showed me something different. The enemy had played so much havoc on my mind I did not have the strength to see any good. I was mentally, physically and emotionally spent. One day at work, the darkness and fear became so consuming, all I knew to do was to pray, and I felt so defeated. I pleaded with God to just let me know there is still beauty in this world and I asked him to give me a sign of Hope. Just as I finished my prayer, I looked up and as quickly as this vision came, it left. God showed me the most beautiful ray of colors in that office. Things were so bright and a feeling of Hope rushed over me. I knew then I was going to be okay and that I was not alone. I leaned on that vision in the following days ahead to get me through.

    Now some would say, the medication I had been taken had kicked in but I know in my heart God had showed me the hope I needed. Over the next several years, I prayed for God to help me with all my anxieties and things in this world will definitely cause us to have a spirit of fear. But God gave Paul this scripture for us thousands of years ago. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind’, because he knows what each of us needs in this world. So anytime my anxieties begin to kick in, I recall this scripture and I get myself refocused because I know this feeling of fear is not from God.

    Today, this time too shall pass and everyone will be okay. Who is to say this scare in the world has not occurred thousands of years ago and it is just that now we have the technology to identify it? Only good comes from God, and he is a God of Power, Love and a Sound Mind. So in a time such as this, raise your head and focus on what he has done for you and allow him to give you the peace of mind you need.

    Do not let the enemy dictate how you live your life, do not let the enemy make you feel that you are in a hopeless situation. Our God is the most powerful that he loved us so much that he sent his son to die on that cross for each of us and his son, Jesus could have chosen to come off that cross, but he too loved us as our heavenly father and then he sends his precious Holy Spirit to take his place to comfort us. So be joyful in your heart, laugh at the enemy because I can assure you the enemy will never win. He may win a battle or two in our minds, but he will never win the fight. Keep focused and know that the Holy Spirit is there to give you the comfort and love that you need.

     

     


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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much for this uplifting and encouraging message, Linda <3! I know you and Jim will be ok with sharing this with the FAAD group, so will take care of that :).

Mar 16
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you for sharing Linda. It is time for God's people to walk in faith and not be shaken, for He has given us the Holy Spirit, full of power, love, and a sound, disciplined mind. He has already prepared each of us for this season before it arrived. But like paratroopers, we get nervous when it becomes our turn to jump and it is time to rely on our training. :)

Mar 16
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Suzie Teter-Fisher
Suzie Teter-Fisher

Good Words Linda, Thank you!

Mar 16
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

You are so brave and strong! I admire your honesty, Linda. Thank you for sharing such a personal experience with us. Your words gave me hope and reminded me of that song, "I Will Survive".

Mar 16
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

What a testimony, Linda!!! Thank you so much your words of encouragement especially at a time like this, and thank you for reminding us of 2. Timothy 1:7! Let us all join in prayer of praise and thanksgiving, turning it all over to our Heavenly Father, who gives us peace, which passes all understanding, in the name of Jesus, Amen!!!

Mar 16
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William Mukondiwa
William Mukondiwa

Amen and Amen.Thank you for quoting 2 Timothy 1 vs 7.

Mar 17
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Silvina Potter
Silvina Potter

Thank you for sharing this.....I have been in this whole winter...into that state of dark mind....all upset and stressed..not knowing what to do cause even those things i tried to do seemed hopeless for me...my husband always sick with something during winter..this is a pattern for the last four years.its either the flu, or fibromyalgia , or pinched nerves..anything since he has weak immune system and body that had so much emotional childhood trauma.....i wore myself out just taking care of him...while i worked and took care of most of our house chores...my stresses over my son and his family in far off country...and other things at work..and now..the corona virus....i prayed...i pray everyday but nothing seemed to help remove this dark cloud in my mind and weary heart..read the Psalms and the Bible.....i asked for prayers.....but my mind was still down in that dark hopelessness....

Finally, things are looking brighter....my husband is healing and i know God is taking care of everything.....little by little God is lifting all these dark cloud from my mind and heavy heart...

Let us pray for one another always dear sister in Christ.....no matter what our emotions make us feel, no matter what our minds may say...let us turn our eyes of faith on God and hope in Him...Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior...He is in us and with us no matter what..His love will turn all these things into our good...let us never grow weary...no matter what...

with the love of Jesus....Silvina....

Mar 17
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Karen Robertson
Karen Robertson

Thank you for sharing!!!!

Mar 17
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Well said Linda, thank you for taking the time to post this important message. It is definitely needed at this time. God will prevail and use all this for our good! Amen.

Mar 17
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Well said Linda, This says so much of the changes God wants to make in each life!

Mar 19
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you. I have been there. I am praying, and then I let it go. I know I am in good hands. Thank You Father.

Mar 24
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Apr 15