Leave [If You Can...]

It felt like a massive storm had hit our household since my son got sick this past, whole week. I am not complaining as I am aware that there are many others who are also facing trials in different degrees. I could feel my exhaustion now, but still, can not fully rest as I attend to my son's needs, who hasn't fully gotten his strength back. Not 100% yet but at least, by the grace of God, he hasn't been having those awful headaches now. He is able to eat more and drink more fluids. The doctor told him that it would take a few days before he could fully recover and it was expected that he would be tired for a few more days.

So, at least, my husband, my son and I are able to breathe a little better since yesterday...

Since sometimes we can't do anything to change whatever circumstances we are all facing, I just find comfort that knowing the Lord's promises, those are the ones we can cling to, that saves us from sinking more from this deluge of worries, anxieties, even sadness, doubts, depression, fears and other ill feelings or emotions that we know are not His will for His children. Sometimes, I wish it's easier to just leave away from all these troubles. But unfortunately, it's not...

Same thing with the Lord's love. As we walk with Him, sometimes, we think we are better without Him. But we are wrong to think that way. The more helpless we become when we become astray. You can try to leave...that is if you can...Because it's not your hold on God that saves you...But His hold on you...

For this Spiritual Sunday, I would love to remind you that this is His will for His children:

16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 [NIV]

It doesn't matter how far you've gone away from the Lord. He is always there, waiting for you to return to Him, to leave all your cares to Him. There is nothing you can do that will make Him love you more or even less.

19We, though, are going to love—love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first. ~ 1 John 4:19 [The Message]




For more encouraging posts, please visit Spiritual Sundays. God bless you all.

52 comments:

  1. I hope your son is soon better. God bless you.

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  2. I am glad your son is starting to feel better. How glad I am that God can't love me any more than He does right this minute. How glad I am that I am His child! Your music is so wonderful to hear in the background! I love Michael W. Smith's version of that song! Have a wonderful weekend and a beautiful Sunday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. I'm so glad he is better! May God strengthen all of you. Thank you for the verses today!!

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  4. LOVED THE RUBBER BAND VIDEO!!

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  5. Glad your son is feeling better.

    Cool video!

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  6. Great verses. I, too am still praying for your little man! I am also struggling with my health. I just can not seem to get well. Frankly, I am miserable.
    I am praying GOD will bind up satan and heal our bodies, hearts, and minds.

    Hugs, love, and prayers, andrea

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  7. Amen, bless you sis. Prayers continue for your son, I love you.

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  8. I'm so glad to hear that your son is having a better day. I enjoyed your cute but to the point video.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  9. I'm glad your son is better. The road we're traveling in this life is sometimes steep and rocky. It is so important to remember to hold on to Him. Thank you for this reminder. The cute video presents a needed message. I'm glad you shared this with us for Spiritual Sundays.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  10. I hope your son gets well and everyone gets back to 100% real soon. It was a good word you shared, thanks!

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  11. Thank you for sharing about your son and your feelings. I'm glad he is better. Your words about God always being there are encouraging.

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  12. Keeping your son in my prayers...God bless you. You have such a generous and loving heart. Have a great week!

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  13. No, we are never better without God. I would not want to leave. I am sorry to hear about your difficult week and hope that your son will be back to normal soon and that your energy in the wake of that will return.

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  14. Rosel,

    So glad your son is better and with each day I am sure that will continue more and more! God is Faithful and hears our cries!

    He NEVER leaves us NEVER forsakes us! There is so much PEACE in that!

    Be blessed my friend and REST in HIM today

    I love you Rosel

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  15. Hi, Rosel!
    You made my day with the continued good news about your son; I won't stop praying for him until he is fully recovered. Praise Jesus for healing! I love your post, the scripture and the rubber band video...speaks volumes of our relationship with Christ.

    Love & hugs,
    Mary

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  16. Hi,
    I am so happy for you and your family that your son is recovering! Praise the Lord for answered prayers. I hope also that you will soon be back to normal also.

    Blessings,
    Jean

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  17. I know you have really been through such a difficult time, Dear. Thank God He is always with us and hears our prayers. Praying your son will be well soon ~ That is a very cute video.
    Love and Hugs ~ Cathy

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  18. So glad that your son is better. Illness in the house can be so tiring, but when its your child, there's added concern for their well being...glad he's doing well. Your words are wonderful and true. I loved the video...so glad there is a rubber band attached to me...I know I can never, ever stray too far from my Father.

    God bless,
    Mary

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  19. What a beautiful and uplifting post. My husband gets very ill and there have been times when out of anger I turned away from God. How lucky I am that he was always there waiting for me to get over my little tantrum with His arms wide open. Thank you for reminding me.

    God bless you Anne

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  20. Hi Rosel,
    So glad to hear that your son is feeling better - as a mother there is nothing worse than to sit by helplessly while our child is hurting.
    I hope all calms down in your household soon and you are able to relax -
    I LOVED your cute video this week - you find the greatest you tube videos!
    ((Hugs))
    Kymber

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  21. I am glad that your son is feeling better. It's no fun at all when our loved ones are sick. your post was very inspirational. I needed to hear that message today.

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  22. This was a GREAT post and I loved the video. I am glad to hear that your son is doing better. Blessings to you, Debbie

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  23. With the good Lord on your side, your son and family will make it through the rough times. So much grief and sadness around us. We never can give enough thanks for our blessings.

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  24. I'm so pleased to hear your son is doing better. It's been a long, difficult road this week.

    "it's not your hold on God that saves you...But His hold on you..." I love this. Amen!

    Have a blessed week.

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  25. So sorry about your son. It is so difficult to watch our kids suffer. May you feel grace ministered to you today. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me at "my place" - we both have had the "mercy filled" days. It will get better. And He gives grace in the spaces.

    Love,
    Lori

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  26. Popping over from Kat's blog to say hi and I liked your interview. You are such an encouragement.

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  27. Glad to hear your family is feeling better! Have a blessed week!

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  28. This is at least the second time I have come across your blog. So I figured this time I could at least leave a comment. Look forward to reading more about you and your family.

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  29. I'm sorry to hear that your son has been sick. I hope and pray that he will be completely well soon and that you will be able to get enough rest. Your post reminds me of Psalm 139:7-12.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today. Hope you have a blessed week in the Lord!

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  30. Still praying dear sister. Love you

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  31. Hi, Rosel!
    I came over after reading Kat's interview with you. I'm sorry that your son has been so sick. Praising God that he's doing better! I'll be praying for him.

    Blessings,
    Beth

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  32. Wow...lots of comments today, sweet Lady :)

    Glad that he is feeling better and a great BIG AMEN hug to you for sharing this today!!!

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  33. Yes, my aunt is a dear. Saying goodbye to her was very difficult.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

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  34. It's not your hold on God that saves you but God's hold on you ... I love this. So well put and such a good reminder. God Bless!

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  35. Greetings Rosel, I'm a first time visitor from Kat's blog, Heart 2 Heart. Praising God with you that your son is feeling better. Blessings, SusanD

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  36. I'm glad you're son is better.

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  37. so glad you're all feeling better. Love that little cartoon. :} Stay well, ok. your whole family. Sarah

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  38. Glad things are looking up, friend. And thank you --- that you would share God's promises with us even as you are weary. You're such a blessing.

    (Love that video!)

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  39. Hi, I came over from Kat's. Great interview. I hope your son has a full recovery very soon! Loved the Rubber Band video. Can't we all relate to that sometimes. Nice meeting you.

    Rich blessings!

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  40. Glad to hear your son is getting better.

    Wonderful post.

    Blessings.

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  41. I'm visiting from Kat's blog. you have a wonderful blog. How scary it must have been to see your son suffering from such headaches. You are a lovely mother to calm and reassure him. I am glad things are looking up for him. Your faith is inspiring.
    Elle

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  42. Hi! I popped over from Kat's blog and it was nice to "meet" you thru your interview.

    I am glad your son is doing a bit better. I've had viral meningitis and it was miserable. I slept 23 hours a day (the first week or so) and those headaches are awful, it feels like something is pounding your head or something.

    Anyway, I was sick for weeks and lost ten pounds. So I'm glad that his head is feeling better!

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  43. So glad that your son is better....We have had a couple of weeks of everyone being sick...great post...I am enjoying a few minutes of blog hopping. I have a great giveaway on my Christmas blog that will be given away next Friday....and all you have to do is comment....... hope you will stop by.
    http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

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  44. Hi...I'm visiting from Kat's blog...it was nice to 'meet you' in her interview. I'm so glad your son is feeling better...your blog is lovely and your faith inspiring.

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  45. Thank God for Jesus' Rubber Band! And thank you for sharing that- it'll be a good thing to share with my school children!

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  46. I find it so encouraging that even in the midst of battling sickness, you encourage others to find joy in Christ!

    Peace, love and abundance for you and yours...

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  47. Hey RCUBE, It's insane that 19 yr. old Ashley Smith was allowed to die, that the guards watched and did nothing until she was dead. You can read the story here. namehttp://news.therecord.com/News/article/611584 Sarah

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  48. RCUBES

    Your blog is a never fail place to hear Gods wisdom. I have missed coming here during my blog and internet fast, but I am better for the rest and wiser for the lack of distractions! I hope that my own writing finds a greater authentic voice and a true focus of God's direction.

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  49. So glad to read that you see the end in sight for this illness with your son. That the headaches are gone.

    Thanks for the encouragement from the Word. I've been thinking a lot during the past year about choosing to have a thankful heart and participate in His joy constantly.

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  50. HI RCUBE, just wanted to say, I'm not sure Ashley Smith actually had mental health issues or was acting out because of being molested. In any case, they let her die...totally inhumane.

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  51. Hi Rosel,

    I am so thankful your son is better. I pray God will continue to renew his strength (as well as yours dear Sister). I love the cartoons you share!! So precious!

    Now, as for my post. I'm sorry I didn't warn that it might make you snort drink out of your nose. lol Sorry. hee hee.

    Love & hugs!
    Beth

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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