The Message-Let the Holy Spirit Help You July 2016

God has given us believers who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, His Holy Spirit to take care of us while we are on the earth. When we acknowledge that we can’t make it on our own, the Holy Spirit steps in to help us. If you are prideful and already have your mind made up, there’s no room for the Holy Spirit to work in you. As long as you are trying to do it in your own strength, to control everything on your own, the Holy Spirit can’t work in your life. Until you invite Him in, He will stay in the background.

God knows everything you have and will go through. He knows the end from the beginning. He knows about your childhood and how you were raised. He knows about the ones who sexually abused you. He knows about the abortion, that same sex experience, and all about the stealing, lies, deception and addictions that have been a part of your life. God knows all of the secret things you have done, and all of your weaknesses.

He has made a provision for all of it through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. He knows you need help, but He’s waiting on you to realize it and invite Him into your life. The Holy Spirit is fully capable of getting you to your destination. He is God’s power and will carry you through. God’s got you, if you will turn your life over to Him.

The Lord already knew you would fall along the way. He knew you would have that abortion, commit adultery, become addicted to pornography, drugs, alcohol and kill and steal. He took all of that into consideration and He still chose you to be His own. There’s nothing you can hide from Him. You can hide from everyone else, but not from God who knows everything and has searched your heart. He even knows all of your thoughts. He has whatever you need. But if you won’t humble yourself and acknowledge your need for His help, He can’t help you.

You have to invite Him in and let go of the control you think you have. You have to make room for the Holy Spirit to live inside of you by letting go of self. Let self be lost in Him. The Holy Spirit will come and make intercession for you. He will pray for you. He knows everything you need even when you don’t.

I was with my son Zack, 2 July, 2015 when he took his last breath on this earth, when his color changed before my eyes. His death was so sudden and he was a young man, 35. Once he was diagnosed it was less than 4 months and he was gone. My grief was so deep, day after day month after month. I just kept grieving and crying. It was like I couldn’t get it out of me. I quit going to church services for a long while because I couldn’t keep from breaking down from grieving his loss, in church every time I went.

Where I was hurting was way down deep. After many months I cried out to God to take the grieving, the mourning from me. I had to acknowledge that I couldn’t fix this on my own, that I needed help from God to get through this life without Zack. I told Him I couldn’t live with the grief anymore. I have a daughter, Rachel, her two children, Skyler and Jaden, and Zack’s son Drake who still need me, as well as the Christian Internet Ministry and ministering to the women of Tutwiler Prison the Lord has asked me to do. I needed God’s help to continue living.

When your pain is deep, when it is real deep, you need God who can go way down on the inside of you and pull it up out of you by the roots. I was hurting so bad, I was broken, but still needed to move forward to finish this life on earth. I received strength and peace from above to get me through. Money can’t buy peace and strength, wisdom can’t attain it and by your own efforts you can’t secure it. But through the power of the Holy Spirit, He took my grief and pulled that hurt and pain out of me so I could live out my days. Thank You Jesus.

The Holy Spirit exalts and glorifies Jesus. God gave His Son to die for us and appointed His Spirit to be man’s comforter, teacher and healer. Through the Holy Spirit, He strengthened me and brought a peace to me I couldn’t get on my own.

Psalm 29:11 The Lord will give strength unto his people, the Lord will bless people with peace.

I am convinced He was waiting on me to cry out to Him for help. It was only when I submitted to Him, when I told Him I couldn’t do this anymore, couldn’t take it anymore, that He came and took it from me. When I gave Him control, I acknowledged my need for His Presence. I acknowledged that I can’t control or stop cancer or death and I couldn’t handle the aftermath of it either. I had to turn it over to God. He is the only One who can fix you and me. Then and only then, did grief began coming out of my spirit. He replaced the hurt and pain with healing and peace.

Psalm 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

That doesn’t mean I don’t still miss Zack, I do. It doesn’t mean I don’t cry from the separation with Zack, I do. It does mean the Lord has strengthened me so that I don’t breakdown all the time. So I can continue to meet the needs of my daughter Rachel, my three grandchildren and the ministry God has given me. It means I can finish the race the Lord has given me.

Psalm 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble, I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

I’m sure I will have to go back to the well to be renewed again and again before this life is over.

Until I am called home to be with Jesus, I have to continue in this life, to honor and glorify God by telling others about Jesus, being obedient, and to continue taking care of my loved ones and the ministry the Lord has honored me with.

1 John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

God wants to lift us out of the mire of brokenness, desperation and sin. He wants us to realize this world isn’t all there is. It isn’t our final home. He’s getting us ready for eternity. The thorns of life are bad, but the hope of heaven is wonderful.

I hope you will turn over all of your grief, disappointments, broken dreams, hurts and pains to Jesus. Let Him heal you and bring you peace that only He can give. He will do a new thing in you. He will give you a new dream, one that is in alignment with His plan for you. He will help you finish this race on earth.

God Bless. Heal the broken-hearted, bind up all their wounds.