Tuesday, 8 May 2012

PANIC? PAUSE & PRAY?


This bull elephant came around the corner saw our vehicle, did not like us and charged us...he came so close to our car the next photograph I took was completely out of focus. Very frightening experience. We definitely panicked, paused and certainly prayed.

How do you deal with situations? The last two weeks have been extremely traumatic for me personally and some situations for my family as well.

My son asked me this morning - "What on earth is going on, why is everything going wrong, people dying, etc, etc."

My answer to him was this time the events are having an effect on us because we are so close to the situations. Just think how the folk felt with the devastation of their countries through war, earthquake, terrorist attack, and the enormous death tolls.

In the last 10 days I have experienced the death of a dear friend and mentor, the death of a very good friends baby, 2 funerals both with children of the mother who died and the sisters and brother of the baby crying out loud, the death of a very loved elder in our church whose wife found out 2 days before he died, that she was pregnant after trying for 9 years to fall pregnant, the relapse of a 7 year clean from drugs pastor - he ended up in ICU and is still there fighting for his life - he is a brand new dad as well. What is going on?

Do we question God? Do we panic? I HAVE to pause and pray this is the only way I know that I can get through all this STUFF. The enemy is on a rampage. We have been given a commission - to win souls for the Kingdom...the more days that go by and we have not undertaken to help change someones life is a wasted soul in this crazy world. The souls that die and have not received this promise and assurance of a new life as we know through Jesus Christ is our responsibility. Are you willing to take this responsibility? The enemy is defeated we all know that he has no authority - then why is there death, suffering, relapse, tears. We have to take charge, we have to win souls, we have to win this WAR. We have to hold hands together that will link up to our Lord and Saviour whose Hand is always outstretched. Amen.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Noeline - such a powerful post. One cannot explain all the pain, I know I can't but we have to trust He has a plan and purpose. Praying with you for you and your family and friends for peace and faith in God's plans
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. God's plans and purposes WILL come to pass - no matter how the enemy rampages against us.

    Stand firm, sweet Sister, and know that He has all things under control.

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  3. Thank you Jerralea. We have a responsibility to the lost, and I pray for every soul lost through all of this chaos another 10 are won to the Kingdom.

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  4. I can feel your passion, it's coming through so strongly. Yes, pause and pray -- in fact, pray even if you don't have time to pause! God bless you and that dear questioning son.

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    1. Sylvia thank you for your comment. God bless you.

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  5. We don't know the why's of all these situations but I pray with you that souls come to Christ through all of this pain!
    We can stand firm and yes...hold hands lifted high together...and trust and believe!

    Blessings...Chelle

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    1. Amen Chelle. Hands held together...form a link nothing can break especially when God is the beginning and the end.

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  6. I found your blog, Noeline, after you made an honest, helpful comment on mine. So glad I found it. You have certainly been through more than normal difficulties lately. I pray that God will continue to give you strength and wisdom in enduring. I'm going to post this on a friend's facebook wall who I think will especially benefit from your wisdom today. I'm a follower and will be a return visitor. Thanks also for putting the Bible Love Notes button on your blog...a very great encouragement to me. Bless you.

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    1. Gail thank you for your encouragement and prayer. I pray that your friend will find God's hand in hers. I look forward to getting to know you better. God Bless

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  7. May He continue to be your strength and shield today. God bless you and your desire to win souls.

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement. God bless

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