She Wishes She Had Your Problems

Abortions have become a form of birth control as you run to the clinic every time you get a positive pregnancy test because it wasn’t “planned”. But there is a barren woman out there who cries herself to sleep because she wishes she can get pregnant.
You complain about not being able to get a break from your children. But there’s a woman who wishes she could hold the child she lost just one more time.
You complain about your husband to your friends and to social media about how your husband always forgets to take out the trash and you have to constantly clean up behind him. But there’s a lonely woman out there who longs for a husband to clean up after.
You complain about your job and the people you work with. Yet there’s a woman who has been on several interviews this week and has received NOT ONE CALL!
You complain about your split ends but there’s a woman who is now bald because chemotherapy has caused her to lose all of her hair.
You complain about your mother always getting in your business and wishes she would leave you alone. “She always has something to say”, you say. But there are women who have lost their mothers and would give anything just to have her back.
You complain about your house being too small. You need more closet space for all of your nice clothes and shoes. But there are women sleeping outside under bridges, on park benches, and in subways.
The message behind this post? There is a woman out there who wishes she had your problems. #StopComplaining

-Mizz K 💜

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I Cannot Imagine Your Pain….

I cannot imagine your pain, and cannot begin to relate to your despair.
All that I can offer is my sincere condolences and prayers.

You’ve experienced the worse type of pain and only God knows why.
Don’t be afraid to scream, to yell, don’t be ashamed to cry.

God says ask and it will be given; seek and you shall find.
Continue to seek Him and I believe the purpose will be revealed to you in time.

Don’t think that you can’t seek God for answers so that you can understand:
“What is it that You’re trying to say to me by taking my lil man?”

“Never felt a pain this great; hurts too bad I can’t take it;
I’m told to carry on with my life but I’m just not sure if I’m going to make it”;

“I cannot eat; I cannot sleep; I feel like I’m going insane!
Lord please make clear to me Your purpose for my pain”;

“I know that I’m not supposed to lean on my own understanding and I’m to trust You with all my heart;
But Lord please tell me how do I trust when my life feels like it’s falling apart?”

“I want to bring my burdens to You and lay them at Your feet like it says in Your Word;
I’m trying so hard to put my faith in You that my prayer for better days will be heard”

“Can I really do ALL things do through Christ, like your Word says in Philippians??
Is Your power truly made perfect in my weakness as it says in 2 Corinthians?”

“I’m choosing to trust You today O Lord, as I’ve never trusted You before;
I’m choosing to trust that You will heal this painful sore”;

“The sore that now covers my heart and makes me so afraid to feel;
But today I’m choosing to believe Your Word as I know it’s REAL”;

“I trust that You love me so much You sent Your only Son to die for my sins,
So that I may have eternal life & be united with my son again”

“I’m putting my trust in a God who I read never sleeps nor does He slumber;
I pray that today You supply my need for strength, courage, peace, and for comfort”;

“I trust that all things, even the bad, work together for my good;
Most of all, I trust that You are taking better care of my son than I ever could”

Love, Mizz K ♥

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And the Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt……”

Numbers 14:11New Living Translation (NLT)

11 And the Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? Will they never believe me, even after all the miraculous signs I have done among them?

The above scripture is the first verse I read in the Bible that made me really FEEL for God. Up until then I had never felt any emotion for Him. I knew that I am supposed to love God but I thought maybe praying to Him, reading His Word, and obeying His Word was loving Him. While loving Him does encompass all of those things, I realized that that’s not the only way to love God; I could actually FEEL love for Him. I got so emotional and cried when I read this verse… once I realized I was feeling an actual emotion for God, I went from crying to smiling to amazement because I never thought I could feel for Him.  I had read the preceding chapters– Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus; so by this time I felt like I had gotten to know the Lord. In getting to know Him, I realized that when He said, “Let Us make man in Our own image” (Genesis 1:26), He was not only talking about physical image like I had always thought He meant (male, female, body, etc.); He was also talking about in His image as we are beings with feelings just like Him. The same way we feel happy, sad, hurt, angry, and any other emotion is the same way God feels. Yes, He FEELS. He even says in His Word that He is a jealous God (Exodus 34:14). And the Word also says that at one point, He was so angry with man that He REGRETTED creating us! (Genesis 6:6)

During the time of this verse, God had been using Moses to deliver His people, the Israelites, out of slavery in Egypt. He used Moses in a special way… He used Moses to perform miracles in front of the people so that they would believe in Him, trust Him, and give Him glory. These people had witnessed God’s miracles with their own eyes time after time and it still was never enough. It seemed nothing could make them happy. God delivered them from the hands of the Egyptians… He performed miracles….. he provided them with food and drink on their long journey into the Land that He promised they would inherit. But still they complained and they also sinned against God. So in this verse, the Lord is asking Moses how long are they going to keep trying me?? Why won’t they just listen?? When I read this, I felt sadness from the Lord. Knowing Him (I can say that now because I do), I am sure that He was angry but I felt more hurt coming from Him than anything. I thought about how He had done so much for His people yet they could not turn from their sinful ways; nor would they stop complaining.

Reminds me of us today…. God has worked in our lives in different ways to prove Himself to us (not that He has anything to prove); but I believe He proves Himself for us to continue to trust in Him and also so that we know it is HIM. He has proven Himself to be faithful…. forgiving…. loving…. miraculous…. redeeming… freeing (feel free to add to this)

And even then, we still wonder….  we still doubt… we still question…

We still turn away from Him when things are going wrong

But, I wonder what would happen if we decide….. to just trust that He knows what He’s doing?

Love, Mizz K ♥

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