2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
2 John 1:6, KJV: “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.” … 2 John 1:6, NLT: “Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.”
Psalm 43New International Version
1 Vindicate me, my God,
and plead my cause(A)
against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me(B) from those who are
deceitful and wicked.(C)
2 You are God my stronghold.
Why have you rejected(D) me?
Why must I go about mourning,(E)
oppressed by the enemy?(F)
3 Send me your light(G) and your faithful care,(H)
let them lead me;(I)
let them bring me to your holy mountain,(J)
to the place where you dwell.(K)
4 Then I will go(L) to the altar(M) of God,
to God, my joy(N) and my delight.(O)
I will praise you with the lyre,(P)
O God, my God.
5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.(Q)
Ezekiel 18New International Version
The One Who Sins Will Die
18 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel:
“‘The parents eat sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?(A)
3 “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, you will no longer quote this proverb(B) in Israel. 4 For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins(C) is the one who will die.(D)
5 “Suppose there is a righteous man
who does what is just and right.
6 He does not eat at the mountain(E)shrines
or look to the idols(F) of Israel.
He does not defile his neighbor’s wife
or have sexual relations with a woman during her period.(G)
7 He does not oppress(H) anyone,
but returns what he took in pledge(I)for a loan.
He does not commit robbery(J)
but gives his food to the hungry(K)
and provides clothing for the naked.(L)
8 He does not lend to them at interest
or take a profit from them.(M)
He withholds his hand from doing wrong
and judges fairly(N) between two parties.
9 He follows my decrees(O)
and faithfully keeps my laws.
That man is righteous;(P)
he will surely live,(Q)
declares the Sovereign Lord.
“He eats at the mountain shrines.(S)
He defiles his neighbor’s wife.
12 He oppresses the poor(T) and needy.
He commits robbery.
He does not return what he took in pledge.(U)
He looks to the idols.
He does detestable things.(V)
13 He lends at interest and takes a profit.(W)
Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he is to be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.(X)
14 “But suppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things:(Y)
15 “He does not eat at the mountain shrines(Z)
or look to the idols(AA) of Israel.
He does not defile his neighbor’s wife.
16 He does not oppress anyone
or require a pledge for a loan.
He does not commit robbery
but gives his food to the hungry(AB)
and provides clothing for the naked.(AC)
17 He withholds his hand from mistreating the poor
and takes no interest or profit from them.
He keeps my laws(AD) and follows my decrees.
He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live. 18 But his father will die for his own sin, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people.
19 “Yet you ask, ‘Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?’ Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live.(AE)20 The one who sins is the one who will die.(AF)The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.(AG)
21 “But if(AH) a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees(AI) and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die.(AJ)22 None of the offenses they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live.(AK) 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased(AL) when they turn from their ways and live?(AM)
24 “But if a righteous person turns(AN) from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness(AO)they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die.(AP)
25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’(AQ) Hear, you Israelites: Is my way unjust?(AR) Is it not your ways that are unjust? 26 If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die. 27 But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life.(AS) 28 Because they consider all the offenses they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die.(AT) 29 Yet the Israelites say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?
30 “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent!(AU) Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall.(AV) 31 Rid(AW) yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart(AX) and a new spirit. Why(AY) will you die, people of Israel?(AZ) 32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent(BA) and live!(BB)
We are meant to walk on the narrow path to life, yes there will be trials and tribulations.
We have freewill, God does not force us to do good, though he begs we do because it hurts Him to see us suffer from purposely choosing bad. Though God is still sovereign. Working all things together for good for those that love Him. ( Romans 8:28)
It’s important to seek God’s direction, which encompasses ALL God’s scriptures in context in all entirety, not manipulating them to our fleshly desire & His Spirit which is pure 1st then love ( love is…1st Cor 13:4-8 ). We must surrender to let God’s will be done in our lives, not our own will.
We will suffocate in anxiety, frustration, and depression if we try to force our rushed, selfish, pleasure-desiring will over God’s peaceful, sound, reassuring will.
Be still in God when things are out of our control, God is fighting our battles. Exodus 14:14
Do not worry so much about taking the reigns on the distant future, the bible says in Matt 6:34,
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Believers and unbelievers are equally sinful. The difference is ONLY the gift of God’s sinless Holy Spirit poured into those that choose to believe in Him with all their heart and thus repent and obey Him.
To properly repent means to not keep running back to a sin. With God’s Holy Spirit this is possible. We must just throw away our pride and confess to God sincerely what specifically we struggle with.
Confessing to God is not meant to be humiliating, it’s meant to set our soul free of burden. It’s basically acknowledging that you need help, you want help, you’re using your freewill to choose to get that help, and in prayer to God through Christ you ask for it, and He will give His Holy Spirit to overcome the weaknesses of the flesh. Keep asking and believe and you will receive.
To stay on the narrow path means a blessing of God’s Holy Spirit upon your life. And the fruits of the Spirit that come over time. Joy, inner peace, patience, self-control, kindness, goodness etc.
To step off the narrow path means falling into Satan’s traps, or simply being hunted ( tempted) by Satan essentially, which bring: what we refer to as ‘mental illness’ today, ranging from anxiety, to paranoia, to schizo, to bipolar, to depression, to identity crises. ( Physically observable there is still a chemical imbalance, and there are still hereditary ties ( its called being born sinners), and there may have still been trauma, or drug abuse,) all are connected in losing ourselves from biconditionally having lost God, or refused God). Losing God means losing ourselves because God made us. Trying to live without God is like living without a heart and a soul and a mind, we become emotionless, lagging, glitching, breaking robots.
God gives tremendous grace to his babies new to the Faith, eventually as we grow stronger in Faith we will become weaned off of things we too heavily relied on, and of course Satan will try harsher methods to tempt us, testing our Faith, but with God we can overcome these tests ( God will never allow us to be tempted beyond what we can endure,), learn more, and grow more, drawing closer to God, and becoming like those of the bible that trusted God even when things seemed impossible.
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
A prayer you’ve been praying may not seem to have been fully answered, but God never stops working all things together for good for those that love HIM ( Romans 8:28) ( Everything does have a reason).
Our lives are not for ourselves, we are all connected, meant to be a story and testimony to another in need of hope and proof of God’s promises. God just giving us everything we ask for right away for ourselves to care for ourselves, a lot of the time is even just harmful to ourselves. God’s plans are so much bigger than just ourselves; our lives are meant to be lights for God to lift up others who will lift up others, a never ending chain reaction of God’s grand plan and ultimate will. Trust YAHWEH in the storm. You can dance, even as it thunders, knowing the rainbow WILL eventually come. God promises. And God is incapable of breaking a promise.
Joshua 1:9New International Version
Sometimes we dont need anything, just prayer.
If you are struggling terribly:
Please just take a breath, and try to relax, and quietly and slowly, in your mind pray this prayer:
Lord God Almighty, I’m struggling right now
Lord God Almighty, I’m struggling right now
Lord God Almighty, I’m struggling right now
Please Help me God
Please Help me God
Please comfort me God
Please Protect me Lord God
Please give me peace Lord God
Please watch over me Lord God
Please God, deliver me from all evil
Please God deliver me from all evil
Please God cause the enemy to flee
God please cause the enemy to flee
Put a covering over my home please God
Send angels please God
Bring salvation please God
Please God watch over us
Please God protect your people
Please Lord protect my family
We love you God
We trust you Lord God
We praise you God
We praise you God
Practice & Preach
Preach & Practice
Practice what you preach by preaching what you practice.
Everybody going through a test of 🔥 fiery trials while trying to obey God, knows how much you wanna just blow up, stomp, and burst open with: “It’s easier said than done!” Or a “So why don’t you do it this way or that way.”
We will all go through it, until we give up our selfish, pitiful, proud, wrathful, unforgiving, jealous, guilty, self-hating complaints of the flesh and recall that all that we do, if it is good and biblical, we do it for God, every work we do, whether light or whether draining and slave-like, is ultimately to be a light for God.
Now on the matter of this subject, practicing and preaching, let’s first talk about practicing:
Practicing is what you do, how you live, what you say, how you obey God, how you submit to those being used by God as vessels to direct you, how you read God’s word and ask Him for understanding while doing so, to even begin to know whether or not others are even directing you in the right and biblical direction ( no one said take directions blindly, read God’s Word to make sure your guide isn’t misinterpreting the map so to speak,) if things don’t make sense don’t sit there unsettled in doubt and try to be ok with it (its an awfully confusing and unnecessary thing, considering God has all the answers,) keep praying, seek, ask, knock, God can answer.
Matthew 7:7-12New International Version
Ask, Seek, Knock
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
So in practicing.. when you obey God’s rules in the Bible beyond just the ten commandments..Should you just do a loosey goosey job of following His rules. Like oop didnt murder anyone, mmhmm I do not fornicate, Uhh I never steal, I’m pretty cool to my neighbors, I said hi one time, I gave some money in the offering plate, uhh married, good got my life together, working hard earning the green to pay the bills, I’m a saint, gonna sit next to Christ in heaven.
These things are important, but let’s get a little griddier, God says if you look at another woman that is NOT your wife, as to even have a passion for her you have already commited adultery in your heart.. GOD IS JUST THAT HOLY.
Think about it, the last time you let your mind wander in a thought that was not holy and was not clean or was not healthy or was not of the Spirit or was not wholesome, or sparked hatred, what happened?.. You probably either actually went out and commited a sin because you kept entertaining yourself with an illegal thought for your own pleasure or pity or pride, fear, or selfishness, and/or the illegal thought caused tension, maybe a fight, maybe wrath, maybe ungodly destruction.
Don’t ever entertain an ungodly thought, it’s the worst virus in existence, a thought entertained that is not biblically sound.
Shut down that illegal thought immediately, and get up and grab your ‘sword’ the bible, open it, and read it, while praying, and destroy that thought. Use your full armor of God.
Ephesians 6:10-18New International Version
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Our obedience to God is meant to be done with our whole heart, our whole mind, and our whole soul, if we practice God’s word like we fling around an old dirty mop while cleaning a floor and never deep clean, down on our knees scrubbing till our fingers bleed and the floor shines like a mirror, how will we ever get closer to a HOLY (clean and perfect) God ( We won’t. If we don’t..If we are filt-ridden, and unwilling to clean up right, we’ll never ever begin to understand what holiness actually means and why it’s super important to God’s heart and feelings.)
Same thing goes for preaching.
We are here as vessels for God’s work, for the spreading of the Word of the Gospel and the Hope of His kingdom. If we practice, practice, practice God’s Word, well excellent. But now speak it, because your fellow believers already know you go to church, but we aren’t just there to bring our fellow believers to God, we need to bring hope of salvation to others around us. And if we don’t open our mouth to say what we need to say, no one reads minds, if we don’t speak the words others are suffocating to hear, or write a letter, or shoot someone a text, how will they ever even know what we stand for.
You cannot hoard the joy God’s Word brings, the only way to get joy out of God’s Word is to share it (so contrast to the lies of the self-centered world).
Preaching though like practicing, is not meant to be done loosey goosey either, you don’t just go yell about God, or speak bible verses like plop plop plop my job is done, ( similar to planting seeds, you actually make an effort to plant the seeds in the dirt, water, and care, and let the love of God work***, you do it with your whole heart, your whole soul, and your whole mind too, not just throw the seeds on the dirt and pray they get planted. We have been taught how to plant effectively by other people who in the beginning were told by God how to do so).
1st Cor. 13
If I speak in the tongues a of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, b but do not have love, I gain nothing.
And lastly preaching and practicing are inseparable, though we make mistakes and will never be perfect, if we preach against pride we should be able to own up to our mistakes and humbly admit them, if we preach against selfishness and love of money, we had better be striving to serve everyone in need as God puts it on our hearts and doing so while not neglecting our own family nor the sheep being shepherded in a church. If we preach against lust, we had better be keeping our own thoughts in check, if we preach against hatred, we had better not go and eat someone alive with vicious words, if we speak of forgiveness, the idea that Christ died on the ✝ to pay for our sins so that we may be forgiven, we had better stop blaming and bringing up the past( keeping record of wrongs). God sent His son to pay a horrible price for everything we have done and would ever do wrong. We must give each other grace as God gives us so so so so much grace for the super dumb things everyone does every single day, we hardly have suffered for every little thing we have done wrong because God is gracious.
2 Corinthians 11New International Version
Paul and the False Apostles
. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with iteasily enough.
1st Cor 11. ( A false apostle is essentially a hypocrite)
5 I do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super-apostles.”[a] 6 I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.7 Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge? 8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you.9 And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so. 10 As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia will stop this boasting of mine. 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitfulworkers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
1st Cor 13:4-8 are commandments too:
blaming, bringing up the past, pride, are sins too that can easily cause things to explode and get way out of hand
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath…
As we grow in sanctification to be more and more like Christ, you cannot bring up the past because a person may have already repented and grown, change is possible when a heart truly seeks God.
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities
Thus we should not compare each other to decide who is holier because blessings nor sufferings serve as a scale to measure who is a less of a sinner, we all fall short of the holiness of God.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
We are ALL equally capable of drawing closer and closer to God no matter what our circumstances or who we are. It all begins with humility, and obedience to the Lord out of fear and love for God, and just a mustard seed of Faith ( that will grow and grow into the biggest tree you’ve ever seen as you continue to obey and overcome, overtime), and His gift of the Holy Spirit.
Now the purpose of this article is not to be ‘legalistic’ or make anyone feel as though we are judged according to our works, there is so much grace, and God is so forgiving. But recall that we should not sin that grace may abound. The purpose of this article is to wake us up to realize that God spits out lukewarm Christians ( Rev 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.) If you havent had joy while in a fire, you’re conforming to the world or other lies, and are in need of striving further to more closely obey God’s WORD. Only God gives joy in trials. It is POSSIBLE!
As God’s people we will experience some kind of persecution at one point or another( after all Jesus our Master ((Matt. 10:24 A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master.)) did everything perfectly, and still so many hated him, their hard hearts kept them from even understanding; so how much less a servant over a master in experiencing opposition): A type of persecution that the devil sadly and devastatingly uses, is attack on our thoughts.
Attack on thoughts can be likened to the horrible experience Jesus went through in the garden of Gethsemane, as Satan attacked his thoughts.
God is incapable of evil, 100% holy, perfect, and good. Though we may suffer, God is never the one who causes it, though he may allow it for good ( suffering is the furnace where God can mold us ( like diamonds) into warriors of good if we surrender to His will and not lies or evil).
Suffering in thoughts ( a tactic of the devil) ( God is good, He does not torture our minds with bad thoughts) may look like/ feel like:
Bitter thoughts about others and the imagining of their evil gossip against you. “What others think about you is none of your business,” Everybody is a sinner and broken by nature, if they choose to speak evil, God will hold them accountable for their words, we must do good regardless. Our value does not come from imperfect man, but from perfect God that knows why He made you, and why He painted you unique and beautiful in your own way. We ultimately live for God and do all we do for God. With that, choose your associations wisely. Bad associations spoil useful habits.
Jealousy and false soap operas in our minds: If we let Satan trap us with jealousy whether over our maritial partners, over materialistic stuff, or over looks or character traits of others, we are basically spitting on the painting God made of us before all time, throwing a spoiled brat tantrum for more stuff, and/or, not believing God’s Spirit can keep two of His children together in marriage should they both seek Him, or at least one seek Him deeply on behalf of their unbelieving significant other.
Unbelief ( usually rooted from not enough focus on Spiritual promises and too much fleshly/ wordly focus):
Choose your associations wisely. Too much talk and worry regarding money issues/ lack of a job/ not a good car/ ugly clothes/ no house of your own/ too many problems in your marriage and lies that you should separate/ too many TV shows that dum drum away the fact that Christ will come soon, is so super depressing after awhile, your bound to snap like a hungry hungry hippo and take all the built-up irritation and hopelessness out on others all around you.
Paranoia or anxiety and fear:
If you open your bible to seek God, the devil hates it, always pray for a covering before you read, pray for clarity after you read something, and pray for protection, God is sovereign, seriously the devil can run across your living room while you are trying to read the bible, your kids might bite your leg and your dog poop on the couch, you may want to give up your bible entirely after that, Don’t! God IS SOVEREIGN over everything, especially the devil, God will not let you ever go through more than you can handle, He made you, He knows your limits. Persevere in prayer always, sit quietly and be still in God if you have this extreme garden of Gethsamane-like moment. Don’t ever fear. Trust God. He can send a legion of angels for your protection at any moment.
How do we become more sanctified, more Christ-like, and more Spirit filled? In the midst of suffering we obey God, we do good, we fight sin, we pray ferociously, we sing praises to the Lord in the midst of the fire to overcome the suffering. God is good, surrender all to Him. It is during the fire( each battle against the devil and sin) that He makes warriors of light and good. Obey God, trust Him. Pray ferociously without ceasing, while in the fire. Be angry, but do not sin. Be still and quiet in prayer as you fight, the devil will flee as you recognize the lies he uses through bad thoughts. The pain sometimes may last for the night, but joy will come in the morning.
Psalm 30:5 For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.ESVUK
God loves you, sing. He is always, always there.
The Spirit of God is pure like water, the vinegarette ( the bitter substance that just cannot mix with water due to its opposite chemical properties) can be likened to anything at all against the perfect pureness of God’s Spirit( thoughts, people, movies, music, an environment, a way of speaking to others, impatience, guilt, hatred, bitterness, unforgiveness, anxiety, fear, unbelief, etc.)
Our fleshly sin-scarred minds and hearts may always want to gravitate towards conforming to the world, or thinking like the man-made culture of today, or losing faith, or thinking bitterly, or walking in justified anger, self-hatred/ negativity etc. But all this is like vinegarette that pushes itself to the surface of our minds and pushes the pure Spirit of God down and away. Impure and pure do not mix, and never can. To be filled with the Spirit we have to overcome the vinegarette with God’s help, through ferocious prayer.
A very helpful Bible devotion by Joyce Meyers, to go deeper into this:
But therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5
Faith and wisdom from God ( everything found in HIS Word the Bible,) are perfectly unified, God’s Spirit inspires bible based wisdom in us to have guidance and direction in EVERY situation. And Faith in God and His promises, give us something to hold on to when nothing else stands or holds, and at all times.
Psalm 32 :1
New King James Version
A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
The Smooshlepuff is back! This time though, he is discovering that the purpose of life in heavenly hope is not the easiest of adventures. The Smooshlepuff faces a lot of pain, tears, and even the scariest of moments. Then the Smooshlepuff is reminded where he can get real help through it all.
Saved by grace through Faith
What is a Christian? What does born again really mean?
There’s a lot of stress going around with online schooling, if this is your subject of struggle hope this helps:
A negative times a negative is a postive
A negative times a positive is a negative
A negative plus a negative is a negative
( just add the numbers like normal and keep the negative sign)
A positive plus a negative is the same as subtraction and take the sign of the larger number
y=F(x) ( y and F(x) are the same thing basically)
Plug 1, then 2 , then 3 into the formula: 5x+7
because 1, 2, and 3 are your x’s
5(1)+7= 12, 5(2)+7= 17, 5(3)+7= 22
Your f(x)’s aka y’s= 12, 17, and 22
X( x’s) y’s ( for y coordinate)
Your coordinates to graph:
( 1,12) x=1 y=12
(2,17) x=2 y=17
(3,22) x=3 y=22
Start with your first points: (1,12)
On a graph go to one on the x-axis (the horizantal flat axis,) and go up 12 and make a dot… ( 1,12)
Then go to two on the x-axis and up to 17 on the y ( vertical axis and make a dot. (2,17)
Last go to 3 on the x-axis an up to 22 and make a dot …
Connect the dots for your graph
May God bless!
When we trust God, and obey Him. His Spirit will fill us with the power to overcome all temptation, all obstactles, all struggle, all pain, all hurt, etc.
When we trust God and obey HIM, even the craziest, most stressful, most difficult, most impossible situations and circumstances, CAN be overcome.
It is not by fully by our own strength that this is accomplished, but by the Spirit that God gives us for depending on HIM and seeking Him.
The Lord is good to those who depend on HIM, to those who search for HIM. Lamentations 3:25
When we give glory to God even while suffering, we are telling God: “God I have faith in you, I believe in you, like Job, like Daniel, like Joseph, like David, like Moses, like Jesus, like Sarah, like Martha, like Mary, like Deborah, like Esther…. though I am suffering, I know you will answer me in your perfect timing, and until then I will fight the devil down to whatever may come, even death if so be it, to say I trust you God Almighty, because you are good, and always have been, and my obedience to you is crucial to my peace and survival, and you deserve all the Glory God for your mercy and grace given to me in my past, sinfully- painful to you- careless choices. I love you God.”
Do not fear what man can do to you. Trust God. He can send a legion of angels for your protection. God is good, YAHWEH deserves our Christ-like obedience.
Praise the LORD, even in the storm, because HE is not slow to answering prayer as we, as imperfect man consider slowness. God will deliver us. Believe it! 🙂
With God all things are possible.
All things are possible with God when we obey HIM FULLY and love HIM FULLY, AND obey Him FULLY because we love Him FULLY.
This world spreads so many man-made fears about: marriage, children, sharing and helping, respecting, living for God first and foremost and putting God’s values first before any others that exist out of God’s.
With God ( when you FULLY OBEY AND LOVE HIM, THUS FEARING HIM AND NOT man, not poverty, not heartbreak, not going through struggle,) ALL things ARE indeed possible.
People are often scared to commit to each other in marriage because there is so much talk of divorce, infidelity, problems, struggle, fighting through differences. Marriage is HARD. And without God, who designed marriage, marriage is impossible. We NEED God to get through marriage. Does that mean it’s going to look so romantic and smooth and debonair like the movies, no way! Marriage is hard! But love is sacrafice, love is picking up your cross, and dying for the ones you love, no matter the cost, when you marry you did not only make a promise to your partner, you made a promise before the ALMIGHTY God. If you wanna wimp out because suddenly things get really real and you see your partner’s scars, sinful nature, ugly personality traits, selfishness, and disrespect start pouring out on you, you’ve just lost the war. Love is a battle to fight for what really matters, not a fantasy or a opportunity for pleasure.
Raising children is hard. But again, it IS God’s design, so if we want to be able to get through it, we NEED God. Children are not born perfect, we are ALL born sinners, sin that we inherited from Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God. Children, just like us as children who hopefully choose to be God’s children and not children of wrath, act disobediently all the time. For example: God says do not lie, and there we go lying ( we lie because we are afraid of man, if you obey God He will give you wisdom so that you DO NOT ever have to lie and are truly blameless). God helps us to grow in patience as we experience trials and obey Him in the midst of them. Patience, grace, and understanding are just a few ways God helps us raise our children and also as mentioned get through marriage. It is not something that happens over night, but the process overtime makes a warrior of God out of those obedient to Him.
Giving to others
In talking about others having the right to be supported in their ministry, the apostle Paul says,] But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this in the hope that you will do such things for me. I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of this boast.—1 Corinthians 9:15
Now despite being poor myself, as Apostle Paul said, my point is not to beg for money, I make this point to open people’s eyes to how ridiculous we can behave sometimes. It can be likened to little bickering children, one who has a room full of stuff, and constantly bullies the other little kids not to get near her stuff, leaving the other kids with a stick and some mud.
Sadly it is how a lot of us behave with our wealth these days, we either experienced tragic poverty and are so afraid to go through it again, or we feel we have too much to pay for we would never get by if we gave to someone in need our help. Or we feel we owe it to ourselves to be spoiled and who cares about others because they don’t really deserve this or that. Do we realize that we ALL have created homelessness, poverty, and struggle for resources by doing this. There is way more than enough for every single person alive to have what they need, if we ALL ( no one person can really do it alone, we all must do our part) shared everytime we felt God/ our conscience/ or our heart telling us help that person, they really really need it.
John 6:1-14New International Version
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand(A)
6 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs(B) he had performed by healing the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside(C) and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Festival(D) was near.
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip,(E) “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.”There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks,(H) and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
GOD provides. But remember we are HIS hands and feet, we are the body of Christ, if we are not moving, if we are not sharing the gospel or encourgement, we are NOT moving for God, we are like stiff logs on a dance floor, if you don’t get out there and Salsa, no one else is gonna move for you, get up and move, you’re missing out.
Respect, also something possible with GOD; respect even for the most wildly lost Ishmael of people, is possible with God. We may get angry but we should not sin, righteous anger is always constructive and upbuilding, righteous anger never slanders, cusses, hurts, blames***, nor purposely tears down. It gives constructive criticism, meant to bring us to Christ, meant as feedback (e.g. constructive: stop drinking it is destroying you spiritually, God cannot fill a drunk with His holy spirit, you’ve got other spirits in you; they do NOT mix …)
*** blame is often done out of fear of not looking good to friends/ family/ coworkers, church, etc and worrying excessively of whether they will like us or not if we admit our wrong, or it may be done out of complete hurt and pain to try to get others to recognize that they hurt us, but blame will always backfire, especially when pride and hardened hearts are involved. ( The truth is 9/10 times when we are humble and admit our faults we look like Christ and not like the monster no matter what mistake we made).
|James 1:20 ►|
|Parallel VersesKing James Version|
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Darby Bible Translation
for man’s wrath does not work God’s righteousness.
World English Bible
for the anger of man doesn’t produce the righteousness of God.
God is sovereign, if you love HIM and obey HIM, obeying Him because you love Him. He is NOT going to leave you hanging. Trust God. Show God that you really trust Him by fully surrendering your worries to Him( like a trust fall). Pray, read God’s word, asking for a covering from Satan, pray for clarity always ( do not let Satan try to confuse you or scare you or destroy you and those you love), flee from evil and FIGHT temptation, not one another, get support from other friend’s of God, pray for wisdom, grow in patience. “Faith does not make things easy, it makes them possible.”
Link to a 7-day prayer and Bible plan on forgiveness, reconciling, and hearing each other out during these very stressful times that we are living in:
When it comes down to it all, you either stand for love or you side with hate, there is nothing else really.
What is love? Where is the all-powerful, never-failing force of love from? God. 1st John 4:8- God is love. But (God is also light) in order for love to never fail, there can be no trace of darkness in it, otherwise it isn’t truly love. 1st Corinthians 13:4:8- Love is patient, Love is kind, it does not envy, it is not proud, it does not dishonor others, it is not selfish, it is not easily- angered, it keeps no record of wrongs ( it surrenders hurt to God, and keeps going)….
It’s about the real, true intentions of our hearts, that God knows and sees( He sees our thoughts, He sees what we do, what our intentions truly are, no matter what they might seem like to others..)
Race is not a problem; purposeful expression of hate for certain races ( aka racism ) is.
Gender is not a problem; purposeful expression of hate for a certain gender (aka sexism) is.
Emotions are not a problem. A lack of compassion and patience for others who are struggling, is.
To a get a little more sensitive, and to try to understand why God made certain rules (which some think are unloving):
Homosexuality is not love God approves because: you do it not because you truly are in love nor because you love someone, (because true love is sacrafice, pain, selflessness, and suffering for someone and with someone no matter the circumstances, and remaining die-hard loyal, in thought, soul, and heart). You commit to homosexuality/ LGBTQ because you struggled internally with yourself, and were probably hurt by the opposite sex repeatedly (this is a sinful, selfish, God-hating world, so it happens), and instead of running into God’s arms during your struggle, you took the quick path to ‘Pleasure Island’ where you found another in your shoes, and ‘love’ came easy, but if you’re honest with yourself are you really level-headed in knowing who you truly are, or do you sleep disturbed and wake depressed, with a gaping hole in your heart that still didn’t get filled.
Abortion is not approved even for those sexually hurt: Of course you will need God to get through all this, do not even dare try to overcome it without His love, it’s impossible. But think about it, if love is sacrafice, love is selfless… We shouldn’t murder a life simply because we were hurt, murder is not the answer to cover up pain, it will only bring more haunting pain and depression.
If we all hurt someone everytime we got hurt, the world would look, well it would look like it does right now.
The Year of Complete Hatred and Selfishness: 2020
Next time youre hurting, try to remember God is right there, He is working this mess we caused all together for the good of those that obey Him (love Him).
Pornography, sex out of marriage, fornication, and adultery are not acceptable: Not only do they physically cause confusion, sexually transmitted diseases, a world void of trust, pain, slashed- broken, bitterly-crushed hearts, broken friendships and families, hatred, violence, murder, mental illness even from identity loss and fear, and on, and on…but spiritually we are destroying ourselves, destroying others, destroying the world, destroying a chance to understand just how real and miraculous God can work through us, had we listened and kept a pure heart ready for His Spirit to be poured into us.
Alcohol, drugs, pills, vape, etc are destructive also in that they all bog you down to the point of hardly even being perceptive any longer, you begin to rely on the substances to sustain you, when all you’re really doing is numbing yourself out of reality, you may as well be in a coma 🙁 because you’re constantly dumbing yourself out of reality, too scared to face it because you fed yourself the devil’s lie that God can’t do anything for you. It is possible to get through extreme trauma and suffering without a drop of man-made chemical substances.
Satanic worship is not love because, Satan is the epitome of defiance to God’s rules ( rules meant only to help us and give us peace), worshiping Satan, is the same as worshipping hatred, Satan does not love anyone, he does not care at all, and he sadly loves to cause you to suffer, just to waltz in and out of your life as if saying: “Hey want some more poison, it’s great, let’s die in agony together”[ realize though temptation comes in way craftier forms, Satan may try to do his evil work against you, using a friend of yours who has already fallen and is easily tempted to invite you here or there or offer you this or that, he may throw a song at you with a subtle, but very misleading message, when you’re feeling really lost & down, he may lead you to watch a movie that puts ungodly thoughts in your mind, he can give you dreams and lying, silly dream interpretors to lead you way off course, he can bring jealous thoughts in our minds from commercials made by individuals confused by our culture, he can keep sending strange signs that have nothing to do with God’s Word to confuse us, he can cause us to be isolated from others, build pride and wrath and disobedience in our hearts, he can try to scare us into thinking this or that is gonna happen or is true,on and on); don’t put yourself there. Captivate your thoughts in Christ. Always immediately pray to God for clarity when faced with fear, trials, temptation, confusion. Pray, pray, and pray. Flee far from the darkness.
Lies, jealousy, pride… divide, destroy relationships, and prevent God from being able to mold you in a fire of suffering, to make you the diamond you were meant to be.
God loves you, cry out to Him, He will not force you to call upon Him, it’s gotta truly be from your heart, love is never forced. Love is 1st Cor. 13:4-8
Some fruit of the Spirit, that produced from love, which in of itself also is love: Patience cannot be faked, forgiveness cannot be faked, joy in suffering cannot be faked,( etc ) real love cannot be faked, God is the ultimate genius, Love NEVER fails. God is love. And therefore, God NEVER fails!
“Woah there’s a bear!”
A bear keeps its distance from some campers as it eats berries, does its business and runs away.
“Woah there’s a bear!”
A bear almost 9 feet tall flares its teeth, bellows deeply through the woods and then drops boomingly to the ground as it races towards some campers.
The prior knowledge of seeing what many bears have done in their natural habitat ( either on TV or from personal experience,) the very concept of the reality of just how often bears and all wild animals for that matter have lashed out to maul and massacre have naturally ingrained an automatic fear trigger in many individual’s minds upon meeting such strength and ferocity face-to-face.
For most, especially those who have never really grown up or been around animals before, fear of something that may or may not respect you ( and there is no telling when which will occur,) naturally causes a reaction of either FIGHT OR FLIGHT.
The same goes for human beings.
It does NOT matter what color you are.
If you keep neglecting the golden rule, and tend never to respect people, you are naturally and inevitably ingraining a fear in the minds of the others around you that will for the most part cause them to react unfavorably to your animal-like behavior out of a human tendency to seek survival.
Extremely sadly: if not only one person of a certain race, but many people of that same race or vocation, etc. repeatedly disrespect/ scare an individual, racism or prejudice nature starts to arise, as one may falsely start to associate viciousness with only a particular background of people.
Bottom line if you want respect, you gotta be respectful. If you want to be shot down like an angry bear coming toward a family of campers, behave like a vicious animal. People are ALL, only people after all, when we get scared we react. Black or white, police officer or civilian, people are people, we all get scared, we all struggle internally, we all suffer and face trials and pain. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
A soft answer, over a harsh one that will only stir up wrath, even to those who choose to be rude no matter what, will only help and never hurt ( more than we know).
Don’t be an angry 🐻 bear, God will deal with those that think they are getting away with evil, God’s wrath is beyond SCARY as it will ever get.
Be at peace. Don’t worry so much about things that appear out of your hands, God has everything in His hands. Sometimes we need to just be still in God, and not always try to make things happen.
God is Sovereign.
Praise God always. The plans He has for you have not gone anywhere, though your Faith in Him may have faltered.
God is not a genie. He doesn’t just let you hang-out with Satan, ( that devil’s pleasures will mess with you, confuse you, depress you, and rot your mental health,) and then act on your behalf to give you gifts on demand ( that would actually, probably just be harmful to you). God is a loving, all-knowing, perfectly holy, dad.
Real-life human parents who raise their kid’s up the right way:
Sternly, but still lovingly discipline behavior done purposely out of disobedience.
Teach patience, and do not always fly around to meet every one of their children’s demands instantly.
Let their kids learn on their own from mistakes, and not attempt to control their every decision and action. We gotta respect some free-will too.
Always love, even if a kid chooses the wrong path, but always seek to get them back on the right path.
Be a Godly example, and raise up a child learning the perfect wisdom found in God’s Word, so that our kids are actually equipped to make truly wise decisions and understand why one must obey God.
God is a parent to all of us, and He is The Only Perfect parent,( us humans try and fail, but learn and grow as we teach our children.)
We shouldn’t question God’s methods.
But we SHOULD obey Him, even when things seem harder than we can handle. And we should always trust Him, even through everything we can hardly understand. He is always there. He always knows exactly what He is doing.
Romans 8:28- All things will work together for good, for those that love God.
God never failed you, you just lost Faith.
Surrender, and let Him ‘catch you in a Trust fall’.
Faith in [YAHWEH]: “It does not make things easy, but it makes them possible.”
Faith in YAHWEH: To BELIEVE in what you cannot see, knowing that it is TRUE based off of past/ current ***evidence that God/ His promises are REAL.
*** answered prayers
*** miracles are real if you just open your heart to pay attention and start using your minds that God gave you( and stop zoning out completely being high and drunk and gone).
*** your beating heart
*** the trees, ocean, sky
*** actual found archaeological evidence ( dead sea scrolls, historic evidence of Jesus, apostles, etc.)
*** A.D. anno domini the year of our Lord ( deemed by emperor Constantine to keep track of our calendar time based off Christs first coming to Earth.)
Amos 5:16-27New King James Version
The Day of the Lord
16 Therefore the Lord God of hosts, the Lord, says this:
“There shall be wailing in all streets,
And they shall say in all the highways,
They shall call the farmer to mourning,
(A)And skillful lamenters to wailing.
17 In all vineyards there shall be wailing,
For (B)I will pass through you,”
Says the Lord.
18 (C)Woe to you who desire the day of theLord!
For what good is (D)the day of the Lordto you?
It will be darkness, and not light.
19 It will be (E)as though a man fled from a lion,
And a bear met him!
Or as though he went into the house,
Leaned his hand on the wall,
And a serpent bit him!
20 Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light?
Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?
21 “I(F) hate, I despise your feast days,
And (G)I do not savor your sacred assemblies.
22 (H)Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings,
I will not accept them,
Nor will I regard your fattened peace offerings.
23 Take away from Me the noise of your songs,
For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.
24 (I)But let justice run down like water,
And righteousness like a mighty stream.
25 “Did(J) you offer Me sacrifices and offerings
In the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
26 You also carried [a]Sikkuth[b] (K)your king
And Chiun, your idols,
The star of your gods,
Which you made for yourselves.
27 Therefore I will send you into captivity(L)beyond Damascus,”
Says the Lord, (M)whose name is the God of hosts.
Amos 9:8-15New King James Version
9 “For surely I will command,
And will [a]sift the house of Israel among all nations,
As grain is sifted in a sieve;
(C)Yet not the smallest [b]grain shall fall to the ground.
10 All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword,
(D)Who say, ‘The calamity shall not overtake nor confront us.’
Israel Will Be Restored
11 “On(E) that day I will raise up
The [c]tabernacle of David, which has fallen down,
And [d]repair its damages;
I will raise up its ruins,
And rebuild it as in the days of old;
12 (F)That they may possess the remnant of (G)Edom,[e]
And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,”
Says the Lord who does this thing.
13 “Behold, (H)the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
(I)The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
And all the hills shall flow with it.
14 (J)I will bring back the captives of My people Israel;
(K)They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them;
They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.
15 I will plant them in their land,
(L)And no longer shall they be pulled up
From the land I have given them,”
Says the Lord your God.
God CANNOT/ IS COMPLETELY INCAPABLE OF/IS TOO PERFECTLY HOLY TO: break his promises, but us as humans have so little patience these days we cannot even wait two extra seconds in a fly-by McDonalds drive-thru serving up super-fast-flubber, without honking at someone like we’re about to shoot diarrhea out or something; let alone do most choose to grow in patience to obey and be still in God, waiting on Him and His promises ( it’s not good at all).
Find God, really find God with your heart. If you can sin, and you actually know you’re sinning, and at the same time you say you love God, please do not do that to yourself, this is not a ‘Oh I will kick myself thing, when Christ comes and I didnt take it that seriously.’
This is ETERNAL life vs. forever gone.
Find God now, seek Him, and obey Him by praying and fighting over temptation, as though your life depends on it, because it does. God does give grace and His Spirit to those that earnestly seek Him.
‘It will not make things easier, but it will make them possible.’
Watch the movies : ‘The Secretariat’ & ‘War Room’ to better understand.
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps- Proverbs 16:9
God ultimately makes all final decisions, on what an outcome willl be, for the holiest of reasons.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own- Matt. 6:34
We can make plans, but we should never worry ourselves to death, because we still never know what a day may bring.
God has never once broken His promises, He is not going to now, He cannot. So since His Word is THE TRUTH, we know what path we should be choosing to get on, NOW.
I was trying to understand the concept of anger; deep reflection upon my own life maybe almost 10 years ago, what I was going through, the way I responded to it, and how I blamed God and pushed Him away during this time, helped me to realize some things….
When a person is really going through a lot personally, and it seems like everybody around you is smiling and hardly even struggling with half the weight you are carrying…
When others around you see you struggling, and instead of being encouraging or uplifting, laugh at you and make you feel smaller, or worse yet, walk right out of your life…
And in the midst of this you blame God and deny God, and hate His instruction, and instead try to do things your own way:
You will certainly become a very, very angry, bitter, person who blames and blames, and is endlessly hurt, seeks pity, and thrives off of pride, then justifies it with how hurt you have been.
Truly, honestly, I say this from having been there myself, the ONLY way to overcome personal suffering, hardship, unfairness, abandonment, pride, pain, and everything else entangled in these matters is:
To truly recognize what YOU too have done wrong in a bad memory you have, there are three sides to a story they say, it’s their side, your side, and then there is the TRUTH( the side God sees). And following this should be the forgiveness you have in your heart which involves choosing not to hold on to the pain forever, upon recognizing that EVERYONE says means things sometimes, acts rudely, and etc. whether intentionally or unintentionally as we are ALL broken, sinful people. That is why Christ died for us, so we stop playing the neverending blame game, but instead just drop it all and say ‘God I surrender, Christ already paid for it.’
Psalm 4:4New King James Version
Forget about telling your side of the story in a way that makes you seem innocent and makes another person out to be a monster. It’ll come back to you; if someone is willing to gossip with you, you better believe it, they will gossip against when the troubled waters come again.
It’s better to bite your tongue, don’t be so quick to speak, tell it all to God, He will help you with it, in fact He is the ONLY one that will help you deal with it 100% appropriately.
And remember the devil doesn’t walk around in bright red with a pitchfork, the devil often disguises himself as an angel of light and works to destroy people and their friendships by planting angry, bitter, jealous, outrageous, hurtful, depressing, discouraging thoughts or dreams or feelings in everyone’s heads and trying to get people to act on them, through accusatory, hateful, belittling, wrathful speech, ( and that devil goes in for the kill not when we are ready to have self-control over how he uses our own loved ones and ourselves to destroy one another, but the devil acts when we are most weak, stressed, and already overwhelmed,) hateful words then can escalate into physical violence.
Pray. Ask God to give you clarity and show you the Truth when you feel confusing or painful thoughts rise inside you.
The sooner you realize how the devil really works, the more you realize how much more we all need God.
Though suffering is hard, a little suffering softens a heart, and if you ALSO let God mold you in the midst of it, by obeying him and fighting the every fire the devil will try to throw at you ( in prayer and obedience to God’s Word), you will soon realize God is making you more Christ-like with each day. The Holy Spirit makes this all possible, it’s not by our own strength, nor by our own might, but by the Spirit of God (Zec. 4:6).
God is the answer. God alone is capable of creating life. He made us all, we need the instructions to our lives that only our creator holds. Psalm 139. God loves you. Run to Him in prayer for everything, every single troubled thought, every single pain, He WANTS to help you.
God we know, though times are unspeakably difficult, you are always here, never should we let the devil feed us nothing but negative, painful, hateful, angry, bitter thoughts, but remember that as hard as these times are, it won’t be like this forever….God will deliver us in His perfect timing, He will never leave us nor forsake us.
The true root of all evil I feel is the selfishness of a heart, that KNOWINGLY CHOOSES to disobey God.
Other gods of this world/ idols are NOT just shrines, hopeless religions that don’t prove to come through for one as they say, nor statues or people, false gods include ANYTHING at ALL that causes us to push THE God Almighty off to the side for the other obsession, activity, show, thoughts, immoral practice, evil friendships, alcohol, dirty thoughts, covetous thoughts, hateful, bitter thoughts, drugs, language, gossip, hate and anger, not trusting God and his provision of help, slandering, being ashamed to speak of God, not truly forgiving someone( thus not even believing in John 3:16,) etc.
As people in this crazy, confused, adulterous generation, we fail to realize that adultery before a HOLY HOLY HOLY God is NOT just sexual, it’s the act of worshiping the mentioned other ‘false gods’ of our own filthy hearts.
Babylon the Great ( all these false gods,) will be DESTROYED in God’s Wrath, we DESERVE HELL AGAIN AND AGAIN! WE are all super dreadfully sickeningly undeserved trash in all the issues WE have caused today on EARTH, from our every sinful, rebellious: decision, word, action, thought, etc.
By choosing to ‘worship false gods,’ we are choosing to push God and the protection, inner peace, strength, direction, and hope, that come with His Spirit, far away.
God is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beyond merciful, all we need to do is reach out to him with a sincere heart in deep humility, recognizing our absolute, saddening sin of disheartening disobedience, and HE will reach out, and from that point on you will be given a down payment so to speak of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, and the process of Sanctification/ training to become more like Christ will be in His hands from there on out.
The training won’t be easy, but it is possible (Matt 19:26), through it all God’s kids will be refined like diamonds through the pressure that is meant for good (Romans 8:28), fight the good fight, fight temptation don’t ever sin that grace may abound(you will reap what you sow always); fight for what God has given you, your marriage, your family, your relationship with Him.
Jesus Christ will return, God promises, and God is incapable of breaking His promises.