Blind Faith

People who are fully surrendered to God have no fear. There is complete trust that even though they don’t understand “why,” they have faith that God knows what He’s doing. Story after story in the Bible tells of people who surrendered to God with “blind faith” and, in the end, saw wonderful results. Even though she had never been intimate with a man, the Virgin Mary believed the angel when He told her that she would have a baby. Abraham followed God’s direction although it was impossible for him to understand why God would ask him to kill his own son. Despite his broken heart, Joseph trusted God’s plan for him, never questioning why he had to suffer one abuse after another. Hannah patiently waited on God’s perfect timing when told she would conceive a child. The stories go on and on, and throughout each one, God’s glory shined. The Bible also tells the stories of people who didn’t put their faith in God. The Israelites suffered in the wilderness for forty years all because they couldn’t see God’s plan for them and didn’t trust Him enough to know that He would take care of them. Instead, they judged every situation by looking back at their past experience, and even begged to go back to Egypt where they had been slaves and suffered terrible abuse. Don’t look to your past for answers–it has nothing new to tell you! Keep pressing forward, trusting God to lead you each step of the way. There’s simply no One better to trust than Jesus!

Hebrews 11:1- Now faith is confidence in          what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 
2- This is what the ancients were commended for.

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

Isaiah 43:18- “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19- See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

Proverbs 29:25- Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord(B) is kept safe.

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.

No Perfect Prayer

There are some who feel awkward when they pray, as if God is judging them on how eloquent their prayers are. They believe in God but they can’t really visualize or feel connected to Him. Because they are not comfortable praying, soon they stop trying altogether and drift farther and farther away from the very one who gave His life to save them! The truth is, there is no such thing as as a “perfect prayer”! God just wants you to talk to Him heart-to-heart, and friend-to-friend, and He truly listens, hears and answers. You’re not just an insignificant little human here on earth! Your voice matters in heaven! When you call out to Jesus, He gives you His full attention. He’s not listening to perfect grammar, nor does He condemn you for stuttering or stumbling over your words. He loves you with an everlasting love, and whatever you say – is important to Him. So the next time you think that God doesn’t hear you or that your prayers go no higher than your ceiling – think again! Jesus loves you and cares about every aspect of your life – and He wants to hear from you!

Psalm 142: 1 - I cry out to the Lord;
I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.
2 - I pour out before Him my complaint;
before Him I tell my trouble.

Jeremiah 33:3 - ‘Call to me and I will answer and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

Matthew 7:7 - “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”.

Brenda Walsh Ministries