Solitary Struggles Don’t Win The Battle

Some times life can feel like a battlefield.

Every day a fight is brought in the doorsteps of our hearts. Whether the fight be sickness, depression, loss of a loved one, financial despair, loss of a job, stress, arguments, you name it.

Some times we feel like we have everyone else’s back, but nobody is watching ours.

It’s easy to feel alone during those times and it’s frustrating because we know, in those moments, we are the most vulnerable.

But we are never truly alone. Even before we existed God was thinking about us (Psalms 139:15-16)

In the moments of strife and troubles, that same God is with us. And He has our back.

“…The glory of the LORD will protect you from behind” (Isaiah 58:8, NLT).

You might be thinking;

He promised us freedom, so where is that freedom?

He promised us hope, so where is that hope?

He promised us love, so why do I feel so alone?

And the answer is simple;

Where do you search for your freedom?

Where do you search for your hope?

Where do you search for your love?

God promises that what we seek (in Him), we will find.

If we are searching for freedom through movies, video games, alcohol, friends, relationships, rebellion, ect.

We will never find true freedom, instead we will only find a temporary relief that will leave us.

To find real, lasting freedom, we must find it through Christ.

The same goes for hope and love.

If you feel alone, it’s not a symbol of God’s failure. It’s a sign that maybe it’s time to give things back to God.

“Now the Lord is the spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17).

Just as freedom is found in God, so is love and hope.

He will never abandoned us or hurt us. He stays true to His promises and He will always have our best interests in heart.

He is the way, the truth and the light. All who come to Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.



Tapping Into the Supernatural Power of God

His voice will appear from the horizon, calling out to us like mighty waves of thunder.

His mighty right hand will reach out to break these chains which hold captive the mind, heart, and body.

His promises will prove true, shining out from the darkness like fire and lightning, raining down from the sky.

His power will crash down like a waterfall, echoing throughout His domain.

His words will shake the whole earth to its very foundation so that only the unshakable things will remain. (Hebrews 12:27)

Tapping into the supernatural power of God Through Prayer

Through prayer the power of God manifests through us, giving us the authority to raise the dead. (Acts 9:40)

Through prayer evil spirit’s must leave when we command them. (Mark 9:29)

Through prayer the sick are healed, our sins are forgiven and the power of God is ignited. (James 5:14-16)

Through prayer our minds may be guarded with a peace that transcends understanding. (Philippians 4:6-7)

Through prayer we receive what we ask and we find the answers we look for. (Matthew 7:7)

A Christian who does not make a habit of praying is nothing more than a person who believes in philosophy.

Though the philosophy may be sound, it is useless because it lacks power and connectivity to its true purpose.

Prayer is the connective tissue connecting muscle to bone. Without prayer the bones (us) remain stationary and useless, completely unable to tap into God’s supernatural power.

But when we pray, the muscle (God’s power) is able to connect to us giving spiritual movement in our lives.

So the only way to tap into God’s might and authority and power is through prayer. It connects us to Him in a way that nothing else will.

Therefor “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)



When Agonizing Pain Becomes Quiet Numbness.

Sometimes emotional pain can be greater to bare then physical pain.

Sometimes that inner pain becomes so piercing, so rampant and focused, that it seems like the best option is shut down and become numb.

And at those times, that numb feeling becomes an addiction because it feels like its the best way to protect ourselves, which  then further alienates us from everyone else.

Why feel, when all you feel is pain.

Why speak, when all your words come firing back at you like bullets.

Why express yourself, when you get beat for it.

You cannot escape, nor can you scream out for help.

Your voice has been silenced.

Your hands have been tied.

And hope has been taken away, slowly drained out like blood.

This is what it feels like to be abused, and bullied, or mistreated.

Like a chain link, emotional pain and physical pain are some times one in the same.

What Can Be Done About It?

Break away the clouds of bitterness, rage, and anger.

The best way to shame your enemies, is to forgive them. In doing so, you prove that your life cannot be dictated or affected by them.

“Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” (Romans 12:12, NLT)

Only through goodness can you defeat your enemy, fire does not put out fire, hate does not alleviate pain, and bitterness does not cultivate joy.

I grew up in an abusive home, I got shoved and choked and punched and insulted and put down and I had a lot of hate.

I was unhappy and bitter and angry in every way. But then God called me to forgive. I asked God ‘How in the world can I forgive this man? even if I wanted to, how could I possibly?’

He told me that “I could do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13, NKJV)

See forgiveness does not come from you, it comes from God! Apart from God, it would be impossible to forgive, but with Christ, all things are possible.

Forgiveness requires supernatural intervention from God, if you seek Him with everything you have, asking Him to show you how to forgive your enemy(s) and He will answer.

Don’t expect the same answer as God gave me, but mine was found in Romans 7:14-17. We are all slaves to sin, your enemy is no exception.

If they lived in the spirit, they would not do the things they do. The trouble is with sin inside of us.

God pointed out to me that even though these men were monsters, the real monster, the real enemy, was the sin living inside of them, influencing what they did.

I am not justifying what they did, we still have free will, we still have a choice, and one day God will bring justice to the situation, but even still, the trouble is with sin.

For when God made man he called us “good”. But then sin entered into the world, corrupting the hearts and minds of man.

The first step to finding joy, real joy, is through forgiveness which is only found in God and through God.

“Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For scriptures say ‘I will take revenge; I will pay them back,’ says the LORD. Instead, ‘if your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” (Romans 12:19-20, NLT)

How will you know when you have forgiven them?

You will know they are forgiven, when you love them. So make Love your goal through Christ. This may sound impossible, but remember through Christ all things are possible.

The true measure of God’s power is found in the moments where we feel the weakest, because in those moments, we must rely on His Power above ourselves.




Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection. Prov 30:5 NLT