I felt the sense of the Spirit to gather some Scriptures together about JOY, because there is so much pain and suffering in the world now, and unfortunately, it is only going to get worse.
But that is why the LORD God gave us His SON, Jesus Christ—for He IS THE WORD OF GOD. And when we spend time IN His Word, we ARE spending time with Jesus.
The Word of God is like a balm unto a wound. Let these Scripture verses remind you that “Though you have not SEEN Him, you love Him. Though you do not NOW see Him, you believe in Him and rejoice with JOY that is inexpressible and filled with glory.” 1 Peter 8-9
I pray that these verses remind you of the JOY that comes from knowing Christ as our Savior and Lord.
If you do not have the Lord Jesus in your life as yet, and desire to experience true JOY and PEACE amidst the ever worsening evils in this world, allow Him to come into your life. Invite Him in, so that He CAN show you what He has shown the rest of us—how to have PEACE, LOVE, and JOY in the midst of such trials and tribulations.
If you put your FAITH and TRUST in Him and His Word, I GUARANTEE from all that is written, that you WILL have true JOY that will overflow in your heart; only though, by having the Holy Spirit dwell IN you, and that happens by a total wholehearted surrender of yourself, to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Trust God to allow the Holy Spirit to “instruct thee and teach thee in the way which you should go” (Ps. 32:8). He’ll take care of the rest.
“Likewise, I say unto you, there is JOY in the presence of the Angels of God over ONE sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:10
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my JOY might remain in you, and [that] your JOY might be full.” Jn. 15:11
“And ye now therefor have sorrow: But I WILL see you again, and your heart SHALL rejoice, and your JOY no man shall taketh from you.” Jn. 16:22
“Now the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE in believing, that ye may abound in HOPE, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Rom. 15:13
“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding JOY.” 1 Peter 4:13
As much as our hearts may hurt, As much pain and sorrow for all that has transpired over all the years, As many times we may have failed in this life, and think He may walk away from this ungodly generation of humans that has ever walked the Earth, know this— The Triune Godhead does not and has not given up on His Creation, though His Creation has shunned Him.
He began this whole Time and Universe with one goal in mind—to have a relationship with His Creation. It failed with the Angels, and then it failed with us humans. WE failed, not Him.
But God knew our shortcomings, even before they happened. He planned a solution before a problem even existed.
How did He know? He is God, and He is the only one that is perfect, so He knew His Creation would not be.
YET, He wanted a relationship with us so much, He was willing to put up with us ignoring Him, rejecting Him, even hating Him.
He went to the point of even DYING for us, just to make sure there was a way back to Him, in case we changed our hearts and minds about Him.
He truly IS The One Holy Eternal Living God, El Elyon, the Most High God, Who, if we allow Him to be, IS our SALVATION, Redeemer, Deliverer, and our strength and portion for ever.
Call upon the Triune Godhead for help. Cry out to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—He will hear the cries of those who sincerely desire to know Him.
Call upon His Name-the Name above all names—JESUS; He is waiting to hear from you. He is holding out His right Hand right now for you to take it. Go to Him, now, while you still have time. He longs to hear from you.
“For we have not here a lasting city but we seek one that is to come” (Hebrews 13:14-16).
“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philip. 3:20).
“I have given them Your Word and the world has hated them; for they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world”(John 17:15).
“I have said these things to you that in Me you may have peace. In the world you WILL have tribulation. But take heart—I HAVE overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Remember this quote from St. Augustine, as you look around and see all that is going on in this world. This world IS to be judged:
“Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out” (Jn 12:31). “Concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world (Satan and all evil spirits and those who follow after him) is judged” (John 16:11).
Continue to “set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth” (Col. 3:2).
“But according to His promise we ARE waiting for new heavens and a new Earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13).
YOU that know this are HIS!
“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them (the evil spirits in the world), for He Who is in you is greater than he (the world, the flesh and the devil) who is in the world” (1John 4:4).
Keep looking up, beloved, for our Redemption is very near!
Because that truly, is all you need to know and remember—HIS Word IS truth. HE IS the Truth (Jn. 14:6). And the the Lord Jesus asked the Father to “sanctify” = set apart” us through His truth.
When we allow that “setting apart” to happen by being one in the Spirit with the Lord Jesus and the Father, we learn to live holy lives we never thought possible before, and only because His righteousness is being allowed to work in us (Titus 3:5).
If we have the truth of God’s Word living and being acted out in our every day lives through faith, hope, humility, obedience, love and trust in Him, we are in an excellent place.
Keep trusting in Him and His Word, for He is forever faithful, and He WILL finish all He started here, for He Himself said it (Isaiah 55:10-11).
When all others are practicing injustice; Living in the days when evil is good and good is evil(Isaiah 5:20); When to “kill, steal, and destroy (Jn. 10:10)” seems to be the norm of the day, just to get ahead in this world; When you are tempted to go against the very values, morals, dignity and respect you were brought up with, in order to “go with the flow” and be with “the majority”—
Do not throw all that away, for a temporary reprieve; for all the evil that you see being done today, WILL be recompensed by the Hand of God(Ps. 18:20).
Only the true, the righteous, the holy, the pure—those who seek God’s face and cry out to Him in these troubled times, not giving in to the temptations to do evil, will endure to the End (Matt. 10:22).
So continue to do good to others, pray for one another—even those who are purposely doing evil—Jesus commanded you to pray for them as well (Luke 6:27-28).
Seek out Justice by His Hand, and allow Him to be the final Judge of them all, handing out the true sentence they each should deserve (Ps. 98:9), for He said, “to ME belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide IN DUE TIME: for the day of their calamity IS at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them” (Deut. 32:35).
Continue to be a good, godly example of a believer’s life, a child of God who has wholeheartedly allowed the Lord to lead and guide them in all truth (Jn. 16:13).
Let the Lord Jesus see that you keep living out this verse of Micah 6:8, and at the Appointed Time, He will take care of those who do not.
The Lord WILL straighten it all out; just keep trusting and obeying Him, and honoring Him with your life (Deut. 6:5; Prov. 3:9; 1 Cor. 6:20; 10:31).
“The adversaries of the LORD shall fear Him: and upon them shall He thunder in the heavens. The Lord shall judge the ends of the Earth…(1 Sam. 2:10)”.
LOVE the Lord, love His Word, abide always in Him, and He will honor those who remained faithful to Him to the End.
Did not the Triune Godhead say He created the Heavens and the Earth(Gen. 1:1-31)?
Did He not repeat that again, that He made the Earth and created man upon it(Isaiah 42:12)?
In fact, were not ALL things created by the Eternal Triune Godhead, that is in Heaven, on Earth, and even those things which are INVISIBLE to the human eye (for now)(Col. 1:16)?
If the GOD Who created the vast universe that we see just a tiny portion of it at night, that the heavens itself, declare His glory (Ps. 19:1),
HE Who sits on the circle of the Earth (Is. 40:22), and HE Who is the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person (Heb. 1:3),
And Who put everything not only into order (1 Cor. 14:33), but lined it all up and measured it all out perfectly (Isaiah 40:12);
And Who also created the very human body and all that is associated with it (think of the DNA for a while—that itself will blow your mind),
Do you not think that He cannot take care of all that is going on in our world today? Do you honestly believe that He has forgotten us, as many have been crying and complaining about?
He has NOT forgotten about you, inhabitants of the Earth that He has called by name (Isaiah 44:21; 43:1)!
HE knows who are His (2 Tim. 2:19; Jn. 10:14).
Remember what His Word says; BELIEVE it and MEDITATE upon it—
“For the LORD will not reject His people; He will never forsake His inheritance” (Ps. 94:14). “For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not His saints; they are preserved for ever: But the seed of the wicked SHALL BE CUT OFF” (Ps. 37:28).
Remember what the Lord Jesus said— “Have faith in God”(Mk. 11:22); He knows the Day and the Hour (Matt. 24:36) He needs to return.
We just have to be willing to wait patiently and be ready for His return, and do not give up, grow weary, or lose faith (Luke 18:1; Gal. 6:9).
“…Yes, I am coming soon…” (Rev. 22:20).
NOTHING is too hard for Him. NOTHING and NO ONE can stop what God has ordained (Is. 14:27). “Even from Eternity I AM He; And there is none who can deliver out of My Hand; I act and who can reverse it (Is. 43:13)?”
“Keep watch at all times and pray that you may have the strength to escape all that is about to happen and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
Do not quit; do not give in. “Do not grow weary of doing good, for in DUE SEASON we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).
Stand up for what is TRUE and JUST. Do not fear to speak up for what YOU KNOW is wrong. RESIST the ones permitting evil to come even into the Church at this time. “Submit yourselves, then, to God. RESIST the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
“Fear not, for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, TO STAND” (Eph. 6:13).
Well it finally happened–I’m a published Author!! I’ve been working on the first of my three-book series, “Walking in the Dark with FAITH” for the past few years; it has taken that long BECAUSE of all the craziness that happened in my life that you’ll read about in these books.
I am just another “nobody” with no money, who is living off of the provisions that the Lord God sends me–that was part of this whole “faith walk” to begin with. I had to surrender all to the Lord , and follow Him wholeheartedly, as He put me back on the Path that He intended for me all along. The finances, the “love of my life”, a place to live, a job, etc., all were to be handed over to the Lord Jesus, and have Him do with (or without!) them in my life, as He so pleased.
When it came to the publishing part of the journey, I did a lot of research, and quickly found out I did not have the funds it was going to take, to have an editor, or a publishing house to pick me up and help me get this done. It was all having to be done on my own, and I am not tech savvy in the least! But at this point, I had no choice–I had to continue to be obedient to the Lord, and get this done and published, so I did the best I could with it.
The cover part was easy–my sister in the Lord Patricia Hoffman, is an artist and sculpter. You can look her up on Facebook, and see her work. She offered to paint a scene that had to do with the very journey I’m on, and when she was finished with it, I absolutely loved it, and that is how I managed to have an awesome cover for my books!
Both the first of the series and the companion devotional can be purchased on Amazon.com in either Kindle or paperback format.
It wasn’t my decision to be so “open” with my story, but the Lord reminded me that:
1)There are several people in the Bible who would have rather not let us know what they did or said in their lives,
2)It helped some of us to learn from their mistakes,
3)He alone is the Judge of all, so being obedient to His instructions to “Write it all down”, is what He asked of me, and I did it. Obedience is KEY, as I have learned.
I pray that these books bless you and help to encourage you on your own faith walk in the dark with the Lord God. There will be a pattern of ongoing tests, trials, tears, but also spiritual growth as the second and third books are written and published. I hope to have the second one finished by the beginning of next year, in between finishing up my last semester of college and getting my Bachelor’s Degree! Finally!
I appreciate it if you would “like” and follow me for more of my blog posts, and to keep up with all that is going on with the book series. I do plan to write other books and devotionals as well, separate from this series, so make sure you subscribe to get my blog in your email.
Thank you all that purchase the books and/or who read my blog post. I look forward to hearing what you think about them. You can email me at JeannetteElizabeth@faithinthedarkhome.com. God bless.
I know it’s been almost three months since I’ve blogged; between being sick for most of my Winter Break from school, having to move to a temporary location until I was able to move to where I am now(not of my doing, but obviously of the Lord’s); getting into the Spring Semester, the Italy trip 14 of us were looking forward to going to was cancelled; my hopes and dreams shattered AGAIN while waiting for “that man” God has for me, and now to top it all off–the Coronavirus hitting us hard all over the world, and bringing us to almost a complete STOP at the moment, in order to combat it and get it under control, the sum of all of this is: “It is the LORD; Let HIM do what seems good to Him in His eyes.” That’s from 1 Samuel 3:18. Eli was saying that to Samuel, after Samuel had to tell him some very unsettling news from the Lord. All Eli could do, was accept it, and deal with it.
I (and many of the world’s population at this time) find myself doing the same thing–having to accept it and deal with it. Most people probably aren’t quoting this Scripture, but since it WAS brought to my “attention” this morning, during my prayers while literally crying out to the Lord of my YET present circumstances, this was His “answer” to me.
To say my heart breaks over and over again in the last couple of months–the words are not doing the pain justice; there is a HUGE gaping hollow feeling I have inside of me now, worse than ever before. ALL I’ve waited for, ALL that I’ve prayed and hoped for; ALL that I was being TOLD to WAIT ON HIM for–ALL of it, has been DASHED to pieces AGAIN. And YET as it says in 1 Samuel 3:18, “It is the Lord; let Him do what seems good to Him”, somehow needs to bring me to a place of PEACE and stillness before the Lord, no matter where my wretched human emotions want to take me.
In the realm of all that’s been happening to me lately, it “seemed good” to God to allow me some “insight” on what’s been going on with “that man”. What I’ve learned and now have to endure for an even longer spell (how long, only the Lord Himself knows), is excruciating. All I had to learn while BEING a child of God, and having the Lord chastise, correct and re-direct how I handled my mental and emotional issues, apparently “he” has to learn the “hard way” as well, as per the Spirit. It’s the Lord’s “best way” of dealing with what needs to be “delivered out of him”, in order to MAKE him the man of God he was meant to be. In other words, I’ve hit yet ANOTHER “detour” on this “walk in the DARK with FAITH”.
The PATH that I prayed to have been “cleared” so there wouldn’t be any more delays in “our” lives; the “wrong LIFE choices” that hopefully neither one of us would make any more, so that we COULD move forward and live out the life we always wanted to, having the right partner finally in our lives, etc.–well, that sounded all well and good to ME, but that’s not the way the LORD was going to handle it. He had other ways to bring “him” to his knees, and to a saving relationship with Him. This is ALL part of God’s “Permissible Will” and His TIMING, and yet it IS also His “Sovereign” will. Confusing? Welcome to MY world of living by FAITH…ugh…
I’ve had to “Let GO and Let GOD”, which seems to be the “theme” these past few months, even MORE than I ever had to before. The Spirit DID whisper to my heart just prior to the end of January–“TRUST ME FULLY”; I thought I already was! NOW I know what He meant by that; all that was being done to me in the past few years, had to “strengthen” me to DEAL with what I’ve been hit with at the present time.
This is ALL in God’s Hands–I AM aware of that; it’s not “dead in the water” although it sure SEEMS like it is. My HEART is more BROKEN now than ever, isn’t it(And mind you, I know this is not “all about me”–I write these things so some of you can “connect” with what’s possibly going on similarly in your lives). I must not allow my emotions to get ahead of me, like they used to in the past, but I sure could use a hug now and then…being a “solitary” at my age is horrible…
So let the Lord God do “what seems good in His eyes” to do; in the meantime, I need to concentrate on getting my studies done for this semester that has been decimated by this CORONAVIRUS. It has basically STOPPED the WORLD at this point; all countries involved are working to halt everyone from coming into contact with each other as little as possible, in order to SLOW the spread of it. It’s a smart move, but as you know there are some that are going to do what THEY want to do, and have NO ONE tell them otherwise! That’s the beauty of FREE WILL, and how we humans get to screw up our lives even MORE than they are already!!! Ugh!!!
Schools are shut down for the next couple of weeks; most businesses that are not considered to have “essential employees” like the EMS/Fire/Police/grocery stores/gas stations, etc. are asked to stay home and “hunker down”, and WAIT this out. Us college students will most likely turn to “distance learning” online, in order to continue our studies, at least I was told by my school, until April 5th at this point; depending on what’s going on with the spread of the virus, it may be extended…so we’ll just WAIT and see…
We WERE supposed to go to Italy this week; I was supposed to be eating pizza from Napoli, seeing the sites of Rome, and enjoying gelato with my Latin professor and SPQR classmates; that all was to help me get through what my broken heart has been enduring, but obviously that has been cancelled. Let’s just throw in the zinger I found out this morning, of my boy Tom Brady finally making a decision to “shop elsewhere” for a team this coming football season. “Forever a Patriot”–well, I guess not. But I “wish him well” in all his endeavors. Hmm, I seem to be saying that a lot recently…
In closing, I’ll remark on the Turning Point for today; once again, while I cry out to the Lord, I KNOW He hears me, for THIS was truly an answer and a REMINDER of just WHO is in charge when all “hell” seems to be breaking loose in our lives. The TITLE of today’s devotional was: “SOVEREIGN OVER ALL”, citing Daniel 7:27. He was making mention of how God’s kingdom is an “EVERLASTING KINGDOM, and ALL DOMINIONS (physical AND spiritual!) shall serve and obey Him.” This was definitely a “God Wink” for me today, for no matter how the circumstances may SEEM at the present moment, I am (we are) to FOCUS on what God has told us is the “expected END”, or the “outcome” of everything. For me, it’s what He personally said about my “Season of Waiting”, especially in regards to “that man” and what HE has to do TO him, in order to bring him to his KNEES, and make him into that man of God the Lord pre-destined him to be. I was also reminded this morning how Jonah was thrown off a ship and into a whale’s belly, only to be thrown up on a shore, and then brought to his “senses” about going where the LORD wanted him to go. In the end, God ALWAYS gets HIS WAY, for HIS WAY is His “FINAL SAY” in each and every matter, no matter where our “free will” may want to take us, which is more than likely, in the OPPOSITE direction.
God “turns the hearts of kings” (see Proverbs 21:1-9). At the end of today’s TP devotional, Daniel 2:21 was quoted–“God SETS UP kings and REMOVES kings.” Again, just as it’s been repeated enough here, He is SOVEREIGN. He does rule over all. At the end of the Lord’s Prayer, in Matthew 6:13, “For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” This immediately brought PEACE again into my heart, reading this devotional. The peace has been there, but the pain and heartache “covers” it up so much lately, that the Spirit regularly needs to “bring it to the surface”, in order for me to “see” and feel it again, as I should.
This is the reason why we believers need to go to the Lord God EVERY SINGLE DAY, because there will always be something (like this Coronavirus) or someone that rocks our world, and we need to continue to be reminded that NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, GOD IS IN CONTROL; He moves the hearts of kings; HE does what seems right in HIS eyes; HE KNOWS the best OUTCOME for all of us, even IF we sit here and say we HATE what’s going on, and HOW He’s doing it! Nevertheless, He DOES have our BEST INTERESTS at heart in it all. He KNOWS the END from the BEGINNING, and will “perfect that” which concerns us all (Psalm 138:8). He will also “complete it until the day of Jesus Christ”(Phil. 1:6).
FOCUS on the OUTCOME; let the Lord do what “SEEMS RIGHT”; don’t focus on the present circumstances, but “forgetting those things which are behind (you), and REACHING FORWARD to what is ahead”(Phil. 3:13). This is NOT an easy task; it take months, if not YEARS, for many of us believers to deal with certain life situations, depending on what they are; there is no special “light switch” that we can shut the pain et al, “off” in our lives in one fell swoop. God allows all that pain and misery, hopelessness and heartache, to bring us closer to HIM when these painful moments hit us. Remember Job and his friends? At first they were quiet, just listening to him, and “being there” for him. After a while, they started to try and “counsel” him, but all they did was make his situation all the more upsetting, by making it seem it was HIS fault, or him not being faithful or strong enough to handle all that GOD, mind you, threw at him. Thankfully, he kept his FOCUS on GOD rather than what they were saying…it was a teachable moment for them as well.
As “dark” as this WALK of FAITH has gotten for me lately, I need to continue to walk His path of LIGHT, no matter what is thrown my way; I suggest you do the same. We can all get stronger in Him through His Word and also get closer to the Lord God and Jesus through all these and any other troubling times that come our way.
“The LORD is my LIGHT and my SALVATION, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the STRENGTH of my life; of WHOM shall I be afraid?”(Psalm 27:1). If you do NOT know Him as yet, may I be so bold as to tell you, GET to KNOW Jesus as your SAVIOR “now”, not as your JUDGE “then”. KNOWING Him and “knowing OF” Him are TWO entirely different things. Be blessed.
When it is ever a good season to be afflicted? Most of us wouldn’t want to be afflicted at all, whether it be financial, health related, relational, or otherwise. But the reality in life is that in one way or another, all of us are afflicted with some type of pain, issue, nagging problem, etc. that just doesn’t seem to go away. Sometimes, it could come as a combination of those things, and if not addressed or there’s no way of taking care of those issues, they can start to pile up and before you know it, you’re not dealing with just one or two afflictions, but many.
That is how my life has been lately, especially in the past few years. It’s not that I haven’t done anything to take care of those issues; on the contrary–I’ve done all that I can humanly do by myself to make for a better life, and rid myself of these afflictions, one by one. But for whatever reason that He’s not explaining Himself as to WHY I have to continue to deal with such afflictions, the Lord pointed out to me through a devotional this morning, that when HE’S ready to, He’ll deliver me out of them.
Well, let’s see–there’s the sudden living arrangements that had to ONCE AGAIN be addressed; my money situation is at an all-time low; my bills are not being paid because the new job I just started in mid-November can’t allow me to catch up on those bills; I just got an upper respiratory infection so bad that my focal seizures decided to pay me a visit, and stay for the duration of the sickness and then some; the seizures disrupt everything I try to do–I cannot function with half my body deciding it doesn’t want to work, and the pain from the tremors in the beginning of the sickness had me crying out to God to make them stop; it’s CHRISTMAS, and I don’t have a DOLLAR to my name to even buy a present for my grandson, daughter or son-in-law, or anyone else that has been good to me this year, and I would have like to show them my thanks by getting them something nice. It’s just not meant to be.
I should say with that list of things, along with my car issues (brakes are in dire need of changing, and I also need two new tires; will need an oil change in about another 1500 miles or so), OH–and let’s not forget about my sciatica (I’m going to PT for that, thank God) which with EVERY cough (and sneeze!) from this recent URI, it feels like needles being jammed into the side of my left leg!!! Ugh!! The focal seizures (and the pain and weakness that goes along with it) decide what I can and cannot do until they are completely gone (and yes, that’s even with being on medicine), and my patience is at my wit’s end with them!! Even while trying to type this all out, it’s been a struggle, because one side of my body doesn’t want to cooperate with the other. Brain trauma is a lovely thing…NOT!!
So, do you think I can relate to this particular verse right now?? I should think so. BUT, somehow, the Lord does get me through it all. Why He allows it to begin with? Well, because the rain falls on the Just and the Unjust, and while I was in excruciating pain Wednesday night from the tremors, crying out to God asking Him to please STOP the pain, all I hear in my spirit is, “TAKE THE MEDICATION”, which I hate to do, and was hoping I didn’t need any more of it as of Tuesday night. Then He topped it off with this–“JOB RECEIVED BOILS AND HAD TO DEAL WITH THEM, AND HE DID NOTHING WRONG.” Oh my goodness–how can I say anything further?? How can I continue to complain and cry out when I know darn well there are others that go through much worse than what I’m facing?
I have the Lord on my side; others don’t because they choose not to for the most part. As much pain as it is to go through all of this right now, I know I’ll have another place to live as of the end of January; a friend is opening up their doors for me to live there. I do have a part time job as a student worker at my college that will hopefully bring in about 20 hours worth of work each week. It doesn’t pay much, but at least it’s something, and I’m grateful for it. The focal seizures will eventually go away as the URI continues to clear up. I’m not sure how I’m going to take care of my car issues as yet; and my two payments that I’m behind right now in my car, I pray somehow that can be rectified. I just made a Go Fund Me page a day ago, but hardly anyone is paying attention to it. Everyone congratulated me a few days ago on my 4.0 GPA , but suddenly there’s “crickets” on Facebook and Instagram when it comes to helping me out financially with a donation; but then again, it’s Christmas, and everyone is probably tapped out as well. My luck.
But again, somehow, God will make a way when there seems to be no way. HOW?? I have NO idea. I’m doing all that I can and have the strength and resources to do, and will reach out even to the state and see how they can help. I’m divorced, alone, will be turning 55 in February, full time in college, a 4.0 GPA working my butt off to do all that I can to make my life better. But humanly, it’s not enough, so Divine intervention is sorely needed and appreciated. Prayers are wonderful, but I also need a physical manifestation of these problems getting solved. I’m WAITING for the second part of Psalm 34:19 to come to FRUITION. I know it will, but not in my time; only in HIS will it happen. Until then, I have to BE STILL, and know that He is God, and He’ll work it out when He’s ready to.