Trusting When You're Overwhelmed - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole

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Bible Verses: Psalm 61:1-4

“O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings!"

Reflect and Respond:

When you have Jesus as your Savior, hard times are not the definition OR the destination of your life – they’re just a place you’re visiting in your walk with God.

Prayer:

Father, I join with the psalmist to pray: I cry to You for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for You are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in Your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of Your wings! Amen.

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Sarah I read only KJ & NKJV just for that reason which is ware I posted from. Thank you for your prayer for there is Power in Jesus name Amen
Joey, Praying for your Brother. I don't want you to think that I am saying that other Bibles are not the Word of God. It's that by leaving 5000 of His Words out, and by changing the wording, translation and interpretation can certainly be effected.
I agree! Facebook certainly not the best way to go. Thank you for saying it!
I am sorry about your loneliness. You are not alone with that feeling. Remember this, you are part of our family here at GT and Back to the Bible. We care and are here for you. Regarding your walk with Christ, remember this: God loves you as His child. He will always provide a way out from the temptation. I pray God's Spirit moves you to success. And to remember His grace and mercy are sufficient when you fall. Praying for you!
Sarah first I want to Thank You for Your beautiful prayer on my post about being in the hospital. It is actually my brother as I sit by his bedside with The Lord beside us for our God is Faithful! Yes I read this article and agree NIV is not the word of God! KJ through Geniuses leads into NKJV version, which are The only True Words of God. This is not the only article that states NIV as well other version are not of God for many omitted God from them. It is my pleasure to Uplift You and other through the True teachings of Jesus Christ. I look forward to more dialogue with You. May God Bless You and Keep You Always in His Amazing Grace. In KJ if you read from in full you will find that in truth they are The Teachings of Jesus Christ which again further through Geniuses in KJ leads you into NKJV. In The NKJV you find KJ is needed as it is far to short. I hope you have had a chance to watch The Chosen which comes from KJ then into NKJV. If you have not please take time to do so I believe you will enjoy it. It has 7 seasons that will be done because 7 is a Holly number in The Holly Bible. Thank You again 😇
Praying that you can Reach Out to your local Church Community. While no Church may be "perfect", the Gathering Together with other members of the Body of Christ is so valuable. Trust in the Lord
Praise the Lord for using All things for the Good of those who Love Him. The internet has produced so much evil in so many ways for criminals, pedophiles, scammers, yet our Lord has given us sites like this to reach many that do not have access to Church, Bible Study, Gathering together. Especially during these troubling times, this is such a Blessing.
Amen! Praise the Lord for these Biblical Sites and our dedicated Brothers and Sisters who work so hard to Keep them Alive and Far Reaching, especially during these difficult times
How uplifting, Maureen. Thank you so much. So many of us going through tribulations of all different sorts in these Last Days, as the Bible predicted. We need to Pray for one another and Exhort one another. I Love your comments and Prayers. Thank you
Beautiful comment. Thank you
https://evidenceforchristianity.org/which-version-of-the-bible-can-we-trust-the-niv-omits-many-vital-scriptures/ Joey, you can read this article, if you like. I, too, Seek the most accurate translation. Currently using the NEW King James Version, as there are omissions in the original, I recently discovered. I have not researched this particular article yet, so I am simply passing it on for others to rely on the Holy Spirit for guidance when reading it. I am not advocating the accuracy of content, as I only recently had it brought to my attention. It bares looking in to for those who Seek the Truth, if they so desire. Thank you for your uplifting comments. I so Look Forward to the dialogue on this site, as well as the Biblical messages from Pastor.
Amen. Me, too
Thank you for God's Words. He is our Shield, our true fortress. We are the Branch. Jesus, You are the Vine. We cling to You. We look to our Lord for our Strength, Joy, and Peace, not this world. Amen
Many times in my life I should have called on You rather than try to fix my problems on my own. You are the Rock that I should be anchored to and not be shy to shout, help me Lord.
When we get overwhelm, we turn to Jesus to help usm
*I CRY FOR YOU FOR ESPECIALLY WHEN IM ORDERING STUFF FOR MY HEALTH AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT WORKS WELL I SERIOUSLY NEED YOUR HELP WITH THIS: INJESUSNAME;AMEN: THANKYOUJESUS;AMEN@*
61 Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. 4 I will abide in Your [b]tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah Let us remember God's word and commandments! Please note that version of The Holly Bible leave out true words that includes God in them. Therefore I read only KJV and NKJV which are simply the same. It is important to read these versions because they are to be God's Truth word not versions then told by man translations that are differing from God's Word. We are to lead with Jesus Love, Love our neighbors and be willing to lay down our lives for "friends". Heavenly Father please teach us to lead with Your Love in all we do. To be more like Grace, Kind, Good, Uplifting more like Jesus and less like us. Lord Please Bless us to remember that You created us in many different shapes sizes colors cultures and speaking different languages but that was to remind us of the "one" word that matters "Love" That we are not different because of the way You created us but are the same, One family within You Jesus because we all Bleed The precious Blood of Jesus Christ Our Savior. Father please Bless Bless all indeed as You know all. Bless us to keep our eyes wide open to remember to do as You did and continue to do daily leading with Your Love helping reaching out to that person that needs food not just buy it for them but talk to them hear them to help lead them to You our Mighty God. Father please Bless everyone here and worldwide in need of You. As I ask, request and surrender all in Prayer in Jesus name Amen
In Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.
Glory be his name JESUS CHRIST PRECIOUS NAME I PRAY 🙏
Yes and Amen.
Glory be to God. Truth...Yes and Amen, by the grace and help of God through Christ.
Amen
Amen
Lord I pray that all of us who are lonely or struggling be lifted up in prayer and supplication by all of us who are strong and in a better place for now until we too struggle. Let us never forget each day to pray for each other. We may not know individual circumstances or the person but You do Lord. Please heal us and deliver us from our trials. Help us be strong and endure while you mold and shape us. In Jesus name I pray Amen
We need to reach out to one another if someone needs help Facebook is not my favorite outlet but they can reach people for those who are in need we are all in need let's keep trying to help one another and if we know someone is in need reach out and help them That's what we're all here for remember we're not in this world as our permanent home it's just a pit stop and then we'll be seeing our savior in a better light and thank you for that beautiful message Laura God bless you
remember who God is in our lives and remember that you can reach out all over All of us in our neighborhoods have places that we can reach out to and there's 800 numbers and there's community centers that have information that can draw you to those who love Jesus
I cry to God to help live a life that pleases Him. I struggle daily with temptation and often fall in. I feel lonely because I don't have a Christian community around me with whom I can grow.
Thank you, my God!
Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Amen