When Your Heart Screams, “I Can’t”

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My heart screams, “I can’t”
My emotions swirl.
My mind does not know or understand.
 
And yet,
Deeper than any of that,
I know,
Emmanuel is and will be
With me.
 
Life IS too much at times.
No!
A certain situation is too much,
All the time.
 
But we all will have those times,
The Instruction Book,
Tells us what to do.
Call on the LORD.
 
He, Who hears our heart’s cry,
Even when we have no words,
Hears and comes with healing,
Comfort,
Love and
Presence.
 
Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.
Isaiah 65:24 Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.
Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Rest in Elohim’s Love

God is Elohim

From the Heart of Abba Today:

Rest in Me.
REST in Me!
R-e-s-t in Me.

I know you are weary.
When you get still, as you are now,
Then you realize how weary you are.

Take time to rest in Me.
To be still,
To know,
To feel,
To simply “be”,
With Me.

After you rest,
While you are at rest,
You will also be able to go.
To go from a position of being at rest in Me, Means in My power.
My strength.
From a place of resting in Me.

Dodi Note: If Elohim created everything, by simply speaking it into being, then surely we can trust Him to take care of us. We are promised in the Word that His eye is on the sparrow, we can be sure he is looking after us too. Matthew 10: 29-31
29 Are not two little sparrows sold for a copper coin? And yet not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered[for the Father is sovereign and has complete knowledge]. 31 So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
Thinking of the vastness of Elohim today.

Next Moments of Life

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From The Heart of Abba

Isaiah 46:4 Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

We may not know what our next moment will hold. But we DO KNOW who will be holding us in our next moment.

You may indeed feel overwhelmed
But you shall not BE overwhelmed

I am with you
I do not abandon you

Not when you feel distant
Not when you feel overwhelmed
Not when those pesky emotions
Pop out like a jack in the box
Not when you are falling apart
Or withdrawn
Or being sucked at by that vortex

I AM is still Emmanuel
In every situation of your life
Past present and future
I AM has always and forever will be
I AM

Beloved that does not depend on who you are
Nor choices you make
Nor what any other may think, say or do
It DOES totally depend
On the sure and certain truth
That I AM who I am
I will do as I say I will do

Beloved you belong to Me
And I AM all you need

Even when it does not seem true
I am Still I AM

God Will Supply

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

Beloved,
I am God With You.
No matter what is going on,

When your storm feels so very big,
I am in the midst of it with you.

When life is calm and simple,
I am there with you.

It matters not the season of life, or the circumstances surrounding you.
Your only task is to enter My Presence.

The invitation is to come,
Just as you are,
In order to receive all you need,
In every moment of life.

Truly, Beloved, it is My desire,
To supply ALL your needs,
Your true heart needs,
From My storehouse of Glory.

God Holds My Hand

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From The Heart of Abba Today:
You know, many of us, probably all of us, have various trials and struggles. Sometimes we feel afraid. Often there is no valid basis for the fear but, we are afraid because we have never walked “this path” before.
Yesterday I took Kallen and Kason to the beach. Kallen is only 1 1/2 and he has never walked in the white soft powdery sand before. He has been to the beach, but not with this kind of sand. I could not push his stroller through that sand either. He wanted to come, he wanted to be with us, but he was scared. 


I sent his big brother (age barely 4) to “help him” and hold his hand.
That was all it took.


I was looking for a picture for a different verse but when I saw this one I was reminded of Isaiah 41:13. PERFECT illustration. 


Beloved, in that place of fear know this: Your Abba is walking with you, holding your hand. (smile)

Quieted In and By His LOVE

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Quiet, Beloved. 
Quietness, Beloved.
Peace and Oasis.
Knowing that “I AM”,
Is with you,
In EVERY moment.
 
My desire is to quiet you
With and in My love.
When you become unsettled,
Draw apart and receive My love.
Invite and allow Me to quiet you,
With My love.
 
To come and be quieted, 
Does not require a literal,
Coming away.
I can do it in a moment,
While externally you continue,
To do what must be done.
 
There do need to be times,
Other times, daily and first thing,
Where you are choosing to  be intentional
About “be”ing with and allowing Me,
To quiet you with My Love.
 
As you do that, 
It will become natural,
To pause during any moment,
Of the day and simply receive My Love,
Afresh and be quieted in your innermost heart.
 
Be quiet, My Love, 
Be still, My Love,
You are safe,
All that is you is safe,
In My LOVE.
A never ending,
Quiet and gentle, 
Love.

romans 15-13

Rest

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From The Heart of Abba Today

Beloved,
You are concerned with many things…
Not the same things as Martha but many things.

This is a day of rest for you.
Lay aside the cares and burdens of your life,
For one entire day.

Spend this day simply “being” with Me.
During this day, you will still move about and live life as normal,
But do not worry about any “next moment”.

Simply be present to Me, to whoever you meet and to yourself today.
Then at the end of “this day” ponder if you notice a difference.

Today, I will carry all your “next moments” securely in both My love and My presence.

Our Hope Every Day

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From the Heart of Abba
Beloved, there is a hope that lead to JOY. On the first “Christmas”, I came to earth as THE Hope of ALL nations.

I AM HOPE and JOY and PEACE and LOVE. My name was foretold to be Emmanuel.

Before the beginning of time, I was destined to come to earth, to walk among you as Emmanuel. Once you come to Me in new birth, I literally take up residence within your heart and am Emmanuel, God With You in a different sense.

There is no trial that is devoid of My presence with you. You may not be aware that I am with you but that does not change the fact.

There is nothing, not one thing, that can separate you from My love. I created you in love, for love, because I loved you. Nothing ever changes that fact. Before time began I planned for you with LOVE.

As you learn by trusting Me. to trust Me and to place your hope in the fact that I am Emmanuel and will never leave you nor forsake you, you will be able to know both PEACE and JOY no matter what is going on.

One definition of JOY is knowing someone is glad to be with you no matter what.
I AM EMMANUEL and I am GLAD to be with you even on your worse day.

You will know both PEACE and JOY when your heart remembers that EMMANUEL, who is aka LOVE is also PEACE and JOY.

Hope of ALL the Nations: Matthew 12:21
KJV And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
Berean Study Bible. In His name the nations will put their hope.” ESV and in his name the Gentiles will hope.”
NIV In his name the nations will put their hope.”

Emmanuel or Immanuel: Matthew 1:23 & Isaiah 7:14 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Our hope: 1 timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

Our Joy: John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

Our Peace: Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

He loved us first: 1 john 1:10 & Ephesians 1:3-5In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Eph 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will…

God dwells in us: 1 Cor 3:16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

Nothing separates us from his love: Romans 8:38-39 38 For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

EACH NEW DAY

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

Each day is a new beginning.
Each day is a time to begin with Me,  
Walk with Me during the day and
End the day with Me. 

Be alert during the day for arrows that point to something that disturbs your heart.
Then quickly “run” to Me and ask Me what is going on.

I am always with you,
Available TO you and
Caring FOR you.

Lamentations 3:22-23
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

NEVER ALONE

 

From the Heart of Abba Today:

Especially for those who may be feeling alone as Thanksgiving approaches.

When you feel alone,
I am there.
When you are alone,
I am there.

Beloved, you can feel, and in a very real sense be alone even when surrounded by people.
Know this, I came in order to fill that place of aloneness.

One of the effects of the fall was spiritual separation from “knowing” I AM is with you.

Even on that day, Adam and Eve were not truly alone, for nothing can separate you from My love. But at the same time, in a very real sense they were alone. Their hearts and spirit were separated from awareness of My love and from the power to access it. So they hid.
Because of My great love for them, I came to them. Later, I sent Jesus to reconnect that “power source”.

You may feel alone at times even now, but there is a POWERFUL connector between you and Me.
It is the PRESENCE of the Holy Spirit who literally indwells you.

Come to Me.
Especially when you are feeling lonely.
Enter awareness of My Presence in and with you by simply “being” with me.

Remember, you are NOT alone.
I am the LORD your GOD, who IS both “I AM” (ever present) and “Emmanuel” (God WITH you). Nothing can separate you from My love which is found in Christ Jesus.
You are MINE and I do indeed REJOICE over you with singing.
I am your refuge, yes even from loneliness.

You ARE loved.

Romans 8:31-39; Zep. 3:17. Matthew 1:23; Deu 31:6; Ex 3:14; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:11