Choose Trust ~ Experience His love! ❤️


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“The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the person who trusts in Him” ~ Psalm 32:10b

You have an ever-present, strong, capable, all-powerful heavenly Father who is caring for you, desires to guide you, help you, comfort you, and lead you. He unconditionally loves you through thick or thin!

NO detail of your life escapes His loving attention.

A friend shared a blogpost with me ( – blogpost title: “Forever-love”) and here is an excerpt:

Making the choice to trust God is not something that God can do for us. . . when we count on God to be who He says He is, He will open doors for us that couldn’t be opened before and He will make a way for us to have deeper intimacy with Him. So much of what God wants to do in our lives comes through our willingness to trust Him. ❤️ Let down your guard and let Him in. Give God permission to move radically in your life and see what He does!


I am never alone, for God is always with me.

God meets me where I am when I allow Him in.

My future is not dictated by my past.

Trust is a powerful anchor in my life.

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If your trust-muscle is weak, ask God to help you trust Him. He loves you despite how weak or frail you feel. He is the “author and perfecter of your faith” (your trust in Him)… He knows how to help you. You are His beloved child! Forever loved!

If you are unsure how to have a relationship with God – the One who knows you the best and loves you the most, please check out: and You will be OH SO GLAD you did!

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May God bless you with a deep awareness and experience of His loving presence!


A sign! Clouds literally parted, rainbow appeared – God’s encouragement to me before surgery!


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I pray the content in this post will encourage you in knowing just how intimately God knows you and understands what you’re going through.  He is working on your behalf and wants to draw you close into a deep experience of His loving care.

I hope you will check out my YouTube testimony, where I share of God’s amazing demonstration of love and comfort to me before I underwent back surgery. (Pictured above and discussed in below youtube video testimony.)

Here is the link:


For encouragement on just how loved you are, please check out my FB page:

If you have any questions, or have prayer needs you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to email me at:

If you’d like to learn more about how to have a relationship with the One who comforted my heart . . . the God Who gives lasting hope, please check out: and

God bless you!



Stay rooted in unconditional love. You’ll like the fruit so much better! 😊❤️🌳


When I was a relatively new christian and in my late twenties, a friend shared Joyce Meyer’s book with me entitled, “Beauty for Ashes: receiving emotional healing.

I’ll never forget the “aha” moment when I saw the pictures from the book (shown above.) As a christian, I was troubled by some of the “bad fruit” I was seeing in my life. I had spent a lot of energy desperately trying to change the negative feelings, attitudes, and behaviors by sheer will power! I would experience temporary change, but it never lasted!  To my dismay, the bad fruit just kept popping up!

The pictures posted above helped me begin to think about my root systems and their relationship to the fruit in my life.

I had never fully connected the dots regarding how previous painful life experiences had created such deep roots of  shame, condemnation, guilt, and rejection. Growing up, there were unhealthy dynamics in our home – a lot of anger, harsh words and fighting.  As a young child, I was very quiet and shy. In grade school, my face would turn beet red at the slightest hint of undue attention or ridicule.  I was painfully self-conscious, and often felt like I didn’t quite fit in.

When I went off to college, I experimented with my new-found freedom, and made some poor choices.  These only added to the unhealthy “roots” that were producing the fruits of low self-esteem, control, and addictive tendencies that kept popping up in my life.

Not long after accepting Christ at the age of 25, I developed a hunger to take an honest inward look at my life (my roots) in the light of Christ’s own life example, truth, and love.  By the help of the Holy Spirit living within, the great support of other young christian friends, and some sessions with a christian counselor, I was able to begin identifying and uprooting bad roots (i.e. various long-held lies and negative beliefs about myself, my life, my identity) and transplant my roots into the unconditional love of God. I began to see real change.

Surprisingly, these changes weren’t coming by “white-knuckling it” and trying to “change myself” (as I had unsuccessfully tried many times in the past!)  In contrast,  the changes I began to experience seemed to happen more naturally, simply as a byproduct of my growing relationship with Jesus Christ, as well as through supportive friendships with other passionate Christ-followers.

It seems that the more I focused on enjoying and growing in my relationship with Christ,  the more I began to see lasting changes, and  healthier fruit!  (as in picture #1.)

What I was powerless to do, Jesus Christ produced within me!

The fact is, we never “arrive” this side of heaven… we are all a work in progress, but when we plant our roots in God, He will produce growth and the beautiful fruit of His Spirit!


“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit…”  John 15:5

“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know (experience) this love…” ~ Ephesians 3:17-19

“I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” ~Philippians 1:6


If you are noticing some “not so healthy” fruit in your life (as found in picture #2), maybe its time for you to take the inward journey with Christ to look at your roots.

Joyce Meyer’s book is one tool that you might find helpful!

For the link to her book: click here

To get more securely rooted in your identity as a loved child of God, click here.

Other ways to keep your roots and fruit healthy and growing is to get plugged into a loving church family, and get connected with other growing christians who will love and support you, just as you do for them!

To check out wonderful online resources to develop your relationship with God, feel free to visit, and

Lastly, if you desire encouragement simply in knowing how deeply and dearly loved you are, check out:

God bless you!❤️🌳  May your roots and fruit be HEALTHY.  May your life be BLESSED!


Your Identity In Christ ❤️



Above scripture portions taken from LIVING FREE IN CHRIST, by Neil Anderson. C. 1993 Regal Books.


Wonderful Free audiobook, by Mark DeJesus:  “God loves me and I love myself.”

Here’s the link: 

FREE Ebook:  Experiencing God’s Love as Your Father – Mark DeJesus ~ Transformed You ( has tons of great resources for the heart!)  link for book

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Above describes how in Christ, a person is 100% loved, forgiven, pleasing, accepted, and complete!  WOO HOO!!!

Above chart from book: Search For Significance by Robert S. McGee. – You can get on inexpensively!  Be sure to get *1987 edition!  It is much more concise and easier read than newer editions. Contains eye-opening self-test evaluations! Fantastic resource to replace lies with TRUTH that will set you free in the identity and unconditional love of Christ!  


If you are not sure how to have a relationship with Jesus – the One Who knows you the best, and loves you the most — Check out the below sites to help you connect with HIM!  (Experience “coming home” to the One Who made you and loves you to the uttermost!)

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What will satisfy that itch?

There is an “itch” (definition: uncomfortable sensation, restless, strong desire) that we humans attempt to “scratch” by physical or material means, i.e. trying to find worth and satisfaction in our job titles, possessions, ambitions, etc … but ultimately,  those pursuits become like chasing the elusive carrot.

Often we strive to obtain what it is we think will satisfy, and bring a “rest” – i.e. a lasting “peace” & “satisfaction” to the soul –  but when we obtain the wanted thing, it becomes like a frustrating mirage which dissolves in thin air, or becomes like sand that slips through our fingers.

Some of us may face serious health issues that cause us to question our purpose in life.  Others of us may find that we just have this vague, uneasy dissatisfaction with life, accompanied by a deep nagging question: “Is this all there is?”

We may have a sense that we were created for “more,” but yet are not sure what that “more” is?

The reason nothing on earth truly satisfies, is that the “more” we are created for exists in the spiritual dimension.  Each individual is made up of body, soul, spirit. I’ve heard it said, “we are spirits, having a human experience.”  There is truth to this. Our spirit, which is eternal, is carried around in these temporal bodies of human flesh. That is why nothing material or temporal will satisfy what our spirits deeply long for!

The good news is, we can stop the endless treadmill of chasing temporal earthly things that will not satisfy for the long haul!

God continually speaks to that deep, eternal part of us that “itches” to be satisfied.  God welcomes each person to come home to the deep, spiritual rest and satisfaction that is found in God the Father, Who created us, and joining Him in His eternal mission to love and help others!

This temporal world is passing away. Only human souls are eternal.  One day, all the material things we have worked so hard to amass, will ultimately end up in a landfill. 🙂 We are just passing through.  Heaven is our home.

Always remember, dear one, that your life eternally matters.  You were created with great purpose by a perfect, loving Heavenly Father.  When we join our hearts to our eternal Father (to ENJOY His loving Presence), and join ourselves to His mission (to share the love of God with others and bring them into relationship with Christ, Who rescues our souls for eternity! ),  then we have entered a heavenly purpose that will NEVER pass away, and will satisfy that deep “itch” of soul and spirit!

Let your spirit fully come alive into Who and what you were created for!


“God has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]”                   ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11

Check out the below sites to help you connect with your heavenly Father — the One who knows you the best, loves you the most, and will give you lasting peace, joy, and purpose that satisfies.   In relationship with Him you will finally satisfy that “itch.’

For encouragement on how deeply and dearly loved you are, check out:

Lastly, if you want to hear a story from my personal life that “fleshes out” some of the themes in this blog, please check out a youtube video called “What Cancer taught me about real LIFE.”  You can find it here:



“Love’s Overshadowing…” (an Easter Poem)


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Easter is Christ singing over us,
overshadowing us with His love.
He tenderly gathers us under His pinions,
Held close to His beating heart.

Dying on a Cross and laid in the grave,
He gave His body in order to bear,
all the pains of our human suffering,
His life-blood poured out – through Him nothing was spared!

But oh, the glorious resurrection day,
as He burst forth from the tomb,
death and darkness could no longer hold Him,
as God brought Him forth from earth’s trembling womb!

New life! New Hope! Love and Joy abound!
Peace with God is here!
To all who trust in His saving grace,
Christ’s “freedom song” heaven joyfully declares!

All glory to the Father,
all praise to Christ His Son,
& bless the Holy Spirit —
accomplishing salvation’s plan with perfection!

What is our proper response to this…
to such love, such wisdom displayed?
God help us live with humble thanksgiving –
offering hearts eternally burning with impassioned praise!


“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He takes great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

“He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.” ~ Psalm 91:4

“They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered,
they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.” – Luke 24:2

“With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.
And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.” – Acts 4:33

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” – John 11:25-26

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” – Ephesians 2:4-7

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” – 1 Peter 1:3


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God bless you this Easter, and always!

Searching for Eden – Encouragement from Father God for those experiencing broken relationships.


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Relationally speaking, we all desire Eden, don’t we?!  There is an eternal place in our heart that pines for the perfections of God’s original intent for mankind in the garden: that condition of living and loving from hearts in full bloom; continually experiencing the perfections of unbroken family — warm, unconditional, loving connection – in the care and comfort of our perfect Heavenly Father’s love.

The reality is, this side of heaven, we all encounter the tragic results of the fall: varying degrees and personal experiences of fractured relationships, broken dreams, disappointments, and things that rend our hearts.

What do we do, when all our attempts to mend a particular relationship, or share the good news of the gospel, end in futility?  …when our best attempts to repair a relationship are spurned?

We go to our Source. We go to Father God for comfort.

I don’t know about you, but when I experience relational breakdown, (even despite full cooperation with God in attempts to resolve issues), and yet have been unsuccessful… the enemy often whispers and hisses lies of hopelessness.

Whereas, God, the lover of our souls, says – “Come to ME, all you who are weary, and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Mt. 11:28)  “I will refresh and restore your soul.” (Psalm 23:3)

Papa God reminds me, that He has given all human beings the gift of free will. Despite our best and most loving attempts, it is impossible to make all of our relationships an “Eden” right now – i.e. perfect, as in God’s original design, before sin entered the world –  a relational experience of continual, unconditional acceptance and love.

Does this mean we are to lose hope and give up?  No way!  Anything but!!!

I hear Heavenly Papa saying, “instead of looking upon the brokenness of humanity in your relationships as a ‘mirror’, and thus, you feel broken and tempted toward discouragement and despair — instead, LOOK UPON ME to tell you who you are, and to restore you with My comfort and HOPE.”

In gentle heart whispers, I hear Father God say, “honey, this side of heaven, there will always be various levels of pain and brokenness, but keep beholding ME, and I will make you My ambassador of LOVE in this world!”

2 Corinthians 3:18 (amplified version) says it this way:
And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from one degree of glory to even more glory, which comes from the Lord, Who is the Spirit.”

Dear beloved one reading this, don’t look to the broken or distorted “carnival mirrors” of others to tell you who you are, or to be your reference point for relationships! Look upon the God who is altogether brilliant and beautiful. The One Who created you in His image… the One Who IS love. Behold HIM and be changed more and more into His perfections – in order to become His missionary of LOVE  to a lost and hurting world.

What God spoke to my heart next, brought such a wave of joy and encouragement. I heard His gentle voice say: “My precious daughter, you have a perfect heavenly family right now! Jesus has given you a new, heavenly bloodline.  There really IS an ‘Eden’. Set your mind on this eternal reality, and allow it to lift your heart, and spur you on with encouragement, perseverance, and hope!”

Colossians 3:1-2
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

Ephesians 1:3 – 5
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.

John 14:2-3 – (Jesus is speaking) “My Father’s home has many rooms…. I am going to make arrangements for your arrival.  I will be there to greet you personally and welcome you home, where we will be together.”

God went on to tell me:

“You have the Godhead, the holy angels, the great cloud of witnesses, and loved ones who have gone on before, who love you perfectly right now. We are “for” you, completely! You have an eternal and perfect family in Christ, who is awaiting your arrival.  Through Christ, you have been born into a spiritual family, and given a spiritual bloodline that is holy, perfect and complete.  In the meantime, be at rest in the midst of this broken ‘in between’ place – this space in time before My Son’s second return. Simply make it your aim to love others. Pray for others. But let go – knowing I alone can “fix” and repair brokenness, as you and others choose to open your hearts to My healing love. There is coming a day when ALL will be made right. In the meantime, abide and continually find your REST in Me, Your perfect heavenly Papa, in Jesus Christ My Son, and in the Holy Spirit Who has made His permanent home in your heart!  Keep spreading the fragrance of Christ wherever you go. Keep planting My seeds of love.  You cannot control the condition of other’s heart soil (whether dry, rocky, hard, or good)… but you CAN choose to keep spreading the seeds of love, knowing that I am the ultimate Gardener of hearts.”

Dear beloved, I pray your heart is encouraged to not lose hope, despite the brokenness in the world.  You can be filled to overflowing with the Father’s love.  His love is a fountain that never runs dry!  We have the privilege, through His Spirit, to offer a cold cup of His living water to other parched and hurting souls!  Christ gave us His brilliant life-example to follow, and His Spirit lives within us to empower us.  When we stand on heaven’s shores, we will exclaim: “for the sake of the Son, and for His glory, it truly WAS all worth it!”  Christ Himself will wipe away every tear from our eyes, and we will live with Him and the family of God in the bliss of perfect love, forever.

Dear one reading this, will you allow me to pray over you the very same prayer which Apostle Paul expressed so eloquently in the book of Ephesians?  I invite you to read the below prayer with expectancy! Take to heart God’s promises, in that He “watches over His Word to perform it” (Jer. 1:12)… The words in the below scripture are literally “LIVING and active, penetrating between soul and spirit…” (Hebrews 4:12)… His words are spirit and life (John 6:63), and are incorruptible seed (1 Peter 1:23) which will yield promised fruit as you stay connected, believing, and abiding in God (John 15:4-5)

Prayer From Ephesians 3:14-21, released in love and faith over you:

“I bow my knees before the Father…from Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named…May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the Holy Spirit indwelling your innermost being and personality….May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to grasp with all God’s devoted people, the experience of that love, what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it;That you may really come to know through practical experience the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge without experience; so that you may be filled through all your being unto the richest measure of God’s divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!Now to Him Who, by His power at work within us, is able to carry out His purpose and do…far over and above all that we dare ask or think – infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams—To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen”

One final benediction:
I bless you, and love you, dear brother or sister in Christ reading this right now. We are true family, inseparably and eternally united by the blood of Christ! I appreciate your place in the Body of Christ. You are irreplaceable and highly valued. And we are all children, loved by our true and perfect heavenly Father! We ARE the family of God!

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Building better bridges of Communication.


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2-Hussaini-BridgeI don’t know about anyone else… but for me, I know I can ALWAYS grow in the skills of better communication! Healthy communication is an art!  It takes perseverance to learn …but the relational rewards are well worth it!

In prayer today, I had an interesting visual image… it was of a drawstring bridge spanning the chasm of a canyon. Many of the wooden slats were missing… some were severely damaged, so as to make the walk across the bridge very treacherous, and unsafe.

Then, I received impressions that I felt came from the Lord’s heart:

The bridge in the image represents the state of what many persons are experiencing in their relationships right now, when it comes to trying to connect heart to heart.  Communication is the way we connect to one another and feel acknowledged, understood and appreciated, etc.  The state of our communication “bridge”, will be the level to which we experience mutually supportive, life-giving connection with others.

Then, I felt like the Lord inspired this prayer:

“Lord, please help us to build healthy communication with others – whether it be with those in our families, with our friends, in our workplaces, on social media… you name it!

Lord, I see through the broken-down bridge image, that It makes it very difficult to connect heart to heart when we have faulty, damaged communication. Many times we come to a place where we feel that nothing can ever “bridge the gap” between ourselves and other individuals. But Lord, You are the “bridge-builder.” Nothing is impossible for those who seek Your way of doing things!

Lord, help us be humble enough to pursue education in healthy communication skills, so as to perform any necessary “repairs”, as well as strengthen our relational “bridges.”

Lord, help us bridge differences with others by communicating with respect — showing honor to others as we pursue clarity, kindness, understanding, and effectiveness in every day communications with everyday people… but particularly in the Body of Christ, if we are to work and minister effectively together, to accomplish Your purposes, and for Your glory!

Thank you, Lord, that You are the utter example of communication: You are the “Word made flesh”, and You came to reveal our Father’s heart of love for us. Help us to do the same, as we strive through the Spirit’s help to “not let any unwholesome talk come out of our mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Ephesians 4:29)

I went ahead and googled on the topic of healthy communication.  The below link has some GREAT scriptures that will marvelously inform us in how to communicate in ways that build real, life-giving connections with others!

7 Bible Verses about Good Communication:

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Two poems of encouragement when hanging onto His promises through prolonged seasons of pain or confusion.


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Never Give up – encouragement from your Heavenly Father

Never give up, My precious one, never give up,  I say.
There’s raw power in your perseverance,                                                                                    and its molding you as My dear precious “clay”.

Never give up, My precious child, don’t give up,  I tenderly say.
When your mind swirls with doubt and confusion–
forge onward, and continue to pray.

A precious surrender is worked within your waiting,
even in your pain, you become resilient, ever fresh,
Worked within, is a beauty as the golden olive,
which yields its finest oil in the deep crushing “press”.

But never err, thinking I delight in your afflictions,
that I simply do not care!
Nothing could be farther from the truth,
I feel your pain in the deep sufferings that we share.

You see, I do not ask anything of my children,
that My own Son did not bear.
Like Him, you too will overcome the world,
simply cling to Him, and rest in His care.

His grace you will find is sufficient,
He understands, with compassion, your pain,
Let me assure you all His ways are perfect,
There’s blazing glory awaiting you just ‘round the bend.

So, don’t dare believe the enemy who mocks you,
whose lies tempt you toward doubt and fear,
I expertly know what I am doing, my child…
in time it will all be made clear.

So keep pressing forward. Persevere onward.
Fight your fight with faith-filled prayers.
My very answer you are bringing forth,
as you continue onward in bold, steadfast prayer.
Hebrews 6:11-12
…We want each of you to show the same diligence to the very end, so that your hope may be fully assured. Then you will not be spiritually sluggish, but will imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

James 1:2-4 
Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort …  Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out perseverance. (endurance and steadfastness and patience.) But let perseverance have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects – mature and complete], lacking in nothing.

Luke 18:1amp
Jesus told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to faint, lose heart, and give up.


Dig Deeper – Tap into the endless Rivers of Living Water — a poem from Heavenly Father

There’s something that I am doing,
the wait forces you to draw ever near.
You have a choice – will you continually choose to trust Me,
or will you give up in utter despair?

The wait forces your roots to forge deeper.
Its a “below the surface” kind of thing.
A work that isn’t readily visible to eyes
that are not perceptive to the mysterious workings of the King.

You see, those called with a mighty purpose,
are often vessels most crushed in the press.
Their foundation must be oh, so sturdy,
or they’d be utterly destroyed, when I massively bless.

Don’t give up on My Promises for you,
keep watering them in prayer.
Let the wait and the process, perfect you,
as you tend My Promises to you with great care.

I don’t waste a single heartache.
I see every hidden tear.
I hear your cries, echoing the very cries of My Son:
My “Father why have you forsaken me” here?

Trust Me, my chosen and precious child,
TRUST is the shiny golden thread.
Though it appears so very flimsy and fragile to you,
its tensile strength is tenacious, unbreakable, and fierce.

Trust me in the furnace.
Just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
I am the fourth man in YOUR furnace of affliction,
TRUST ME, I know just how far with you I must go.

When your carefully timed journey in the kiln is through,
your faith forged strong & refined as pure gold,
your character will be able to sustain the glory that awaits you then…
so My child, keep pressing on in faith, hope, and love.


Isaiah 41:9b-10
I have chosen you and not rejected you.  Fear not, for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.


Its as if I hear your heavenly Father saying to you — Trust Me, my precious and dearly beloved child.  I gave My very life for you. I will not abandon you. I will complete the good work I began. It will be worth it. Hang on.  I love you.

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