When you walk through acts of faith, something happens to you that you cannot explain. That frustration. That discomfort of not knowing if you are doing the right thing or not. That changes you. God is meeting you at the edge of your limits and pushing you beyond them.
ALWAYS REMEMBER: "A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. 33"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:32-33
When every step is a prayer you walk in faith.
Perfectly timed. Many thanks.
Absolutely beautiful!! ThankyouGodAlmighty!!!
Thank you for the encouraging words. Many among us need reminding frequently😁
Another thoughtful and beautiful piece - thank you so much Pepe! Your line about 'the fog is a burden' pertaining to uncertainty, reminds me of a time our family was surrounded in a thick, winter fog after leaving a church event. We lived down a series of many barren country roads with steep ditches and no guardrails. I remember my dad and mom praying for safety getting home and there was much uncertainty regarding the upcoming 10-mile journey.
Soon after praying, two barely visible taillights appeared in front of us in the pea-soup swirl of fog, as we were inching the car forward. Those taillights led us down turn after turn directly toward our home and blinked out of view a street away from our front door. We all gave thanks to God for his wonderful miracle and angels that delivered us safely home.
I think of Trump and Anons as those two taillights. While not barely visible, I think the effects of our labors can sometimes delay materializing immediately or they are fruitful in an unexpected way. Regardless of the results we see on Earth we cannot forget Matthew 6:19-21 - 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Your Substack today reminds me about grace, and how your heart has to be open to receive it...
AMEN! I find that the stronger I am in my faith, the more able I am to stand my ground with those who preach love while practicing hatred. Something in which I'm currently engaged with someone in defense of Trump. How someone can hate anyone is so beyond me!
Great timing and perfectly said, as usual. I’m holding onto FAITH. 🙏🇺🇸🙏
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of realities not seen”
Read that a few times and dwell on the meanings of each word.
"God is with you in the waiting."
What an easy thing to forget until a frogs words jump out at you. 🙏❤️🇺🇲
“Sometimes faith requires a leap from whence you cannot return.” This is where the tears began - with the realization that I will never be able to go back - to not KNOW. But all is good. We have each other and we have our Lord Jesus. Forward all
Pepe, gotta admit...this June has been one of the hardest for me. Not sure why.
My Faith has not waivered.
My resolve to DO has not changed.
My seed planting is as fast and furious as it always has been (for the last 3.5 years anyways).
My steadfastness to find the Truth of the matter remains solid.
My Love for Humanity grows always and my tears for the unknowing lost souls still flow.
And yet, this month, I feel as if I've been wandering in the wilderness with no purpose, no destination, no rest.
Daily I read, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit in me." (Psalm 51:10)
Fell at the feet of Jesus today (in my mind's eye) with true and utter confused mind mayhem and His hands gently framed my face as He said, "Be still, and KNOW that I AM GOD."
And still, my soul is at unrest, like I'm not doing what He wants me to do, going where He is trying to lead me, reaching where reaching is needed, and utterly missing the entire boat.
I feel beaten Pepe.
I feel like I am failing God, my fellow human beings, my mission.
Any sage advice for the one who is counting the sands on the beach, but with streaming tears at this time?
Your words brought me to tears. Waking up to realize the level of evil in this world IS a great burden. I keep telling myself to hang onto Christ Jesus. Just hang on and pray.
Thank you for being such a faithful voice of encouragement!
Psalm 23 exerpt~He prepareth a table for me in the face of mine enemies. He anointeth my head with oil,my cup runneth over. Surely goodness & mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever....... Isaiah’s Commission
6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I Lord. Send me!”