*I’m sorry, but this post is gonna be long!
For days now, I have listened to this song over and over. Y’all know by now that I’m just a weepy person lol. You have to listen to this song!
Tuesday was a very strange day indeed. I woke with a heavy depression attacking me. At first I thought it was me, but after praying I realized they weren’t my own feelings, but someone else’s that I felt needed prayer. A heavy burden.
As the day progressed, I discovered a friend, not here on WP, had went AWOL. Several of us had been concerned when she didn’t show up for church Sunday, not letting anyone know ahead of time that she wouldn’t be there. That wasn’t like her, but we discovered she had went to stay with her sister for the weekend.
We did try to contact her, but she never got back with us. That was typical behavior of her. She was famous for not getting back with texts, phone calls or PMs. It was just her…And her friends and family had accepted this. When she finally discovered the messages, sometimes she would contact you, days later or even weeks later.
She was to arrive back home Monday. We assumed she had. By the next day, we had discovered she had not returned home or contacted anyone either. And we also discover she had not shown up at her sister’s house. Now, we were officially worried!
I began praying and interceding for her! I reached out to a dear friend to ask her to pray. As her friends, all we could do was wait for word from the family. Thank God, by 3 p.m., we finally heard from her! She had left her phone home! Not a good thing to do when traveling…
Depression is real folks! There is a spirit of hell behind it, that is out to steal your faith and hope in God. And even your life! I’m praying for us all today. That we can stand strong against that spirit and these heavy trials! In case you didn’t already know, we are in spiritual warfare my friend.
I wish all of us my friends, would never have to worry another day about going without any of our needs. That all our bills were paid, with money in the bank, good health, no family members or children misbehaving and no one was being bullied. I pray God lifts up a standard against our enemy!
I also discovered last night that two blogger friends on here had completely stopped blogging, one for being bullied and the other, more than likely also for being bullied! I knew they had been quiet, but I’ve had these WP glitches and other problems…
Sad to say, because of fighting my own battles, I feel guilty today that I can’t help like I really want to help. All around me, people are suffering in their battles, including myself. HELPLESS, I tell you! When I know that my hands are completely tied in the matter, I know that my God’s isn’t.
HE is our HELP. He will RESCUE us!
I read the goodbye letter from Dragon Warrior to many of us here on WP last night for the first time. I’m gonna be honest…I lost it folks! I cried so hard! There again, I felt helpless. So I did the only thing I know to do—I prayed BIG prayers!
This morning I got up and prayed a simple prayer while I was standing at my kitchen sink. I asked God to show me that Sophie, Dragon Warrior was ok. No one knows for sure why she stopped blogging. It bothers me so much because she reminds me of my own daughter. Her talents are going to take her places, and I know she will be something great one day!
Seconds after I prayed the prayer, I looked out the window and 3 or 4 dragonflies started circling right up close outside the window for several minutes! It’s like they were swarming the window! I had to cry again. I feel she is ok! And I thank God for answering my prayers!
Later on today, I have found out another dear friend is terribly sick and suffering in trials, and then another person messaged me that they are in bed feeling terribly sick also and wondering what to do about mounting bills…then my oldest daughter texts that my grandchild has had a melt-down in kindergarten on his first day of school and her friend’s child did, too. His little brother, my other grandson, had a melt-down at home before they left because he didn’t want his two siblings to go to school without him! Before heading to take care of both these situations, she checked in on her MIL living next door and finds her bleeding everywhere! She is a dialysis patient. So had to stop and call an ambulance!
It feels like we are all in a pickle, but at least we’re in the same jar, right?!! I don’t have any answers or relief for any of us today, but just know that God is in control of all the chaos we are going through! We are going to make it if we faint not.
“In my distress [when I seemed surrounded] I called upon the LORD And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry for help came before Him, into His very ears. Then the earth shook and quaked, The foundations of the mountains trembled; They were shaken because He was indignant and angry.
And He rode upon a cherub (storm) and flew; And He sped on the wings of the wind.
He reached from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He RESCUED me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.”
PSALMS 18:6-7, 10, 16-17 AMP