Fighting the Volcano

There are some people whose personalities run hot and cold and the least little thing can upset them. The sad thing is, that when pushed too far . . . they explode like an erupting volcano! Usually, eruptions are followed by shame, regret and remorse. Unfortunately, words once spoken can never be taken back and actions can never be undone. Most people, if they waited, and calmed down, would never respond in the same way. The Bible gives wise advice in Psalm 4:4, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.” And in Proverbs 14:29, “People with understanding, control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.” The plain truth is; Anger ruins relationships and worse, separates us from our Lord and Savior. Lives can be destroyed over one impulsive action just because of a bad temper. If we really want to be more like Jesus, we need to pray for His sweet spirit to dwell within us. The Bible says in “Nahum 1:3, “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power.” Determine today to fight the volcano with God’s power, claiming Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Romans 12:19- Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Ephesians 4:26- “In your anger do not sin”. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 
27- and do not give the devil a foothold.

Proverbs 29:22- An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

Ecclesiastes 7:9- Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit,
    for anger resides in the lap of fools.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Cloud of Pain

There are times when life can be so painful that it may feel as if the burden is just too heavy to bear. The shroud of darkness is so thick that it’s hard to see through the cloud of pain. Everything seems dark, and even of your head knows better, your heart tells you – that no one cares. Mqybe you’ve been struggling with a longtime illness that doctors can’t seem to find the cure for and you are just plain tired from the sheer fight to stay alive. Perhaps you are in a loveless marriage that your friends think is perfect – but you alone know what goes on behind closed doors and you are so emotionally drained from living the lie – that you don’t know how to do it anymore. There are countless reasons why someone is smothered with the burdens of life – but it’s during your darkest hour, that God is even closer to you. It may feel like you are alone and no one loves you – but God is there and HE loves you! You may even feel that you are not worthy of anyone’s love – but God makes you worthy! The Bible says in Psalm 34:17-19, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted qnd saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” So when life seems too heavy to bear and you have no strength to go on… lean on Jesus and He will give you strength and courage to escape the cloud of pain.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Psalm 147:3- He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 41:10- So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 55:22- Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.

Matthew 11:28- “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

2 Corinthians 4:8- We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9- persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.