A Scripture Verse

Jesus said, "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted", Matthew 5:5, King James Version (Cambridge Edition)

About Our Ministry

Naomi’s Ministry is Christian blog designed to provide encouragement, strength and prayer to individuals who are experiencing loss, grief and recovering from traumatic experiences.

This blog site is to encourage, pray and support persons experiencing a wide range of losses that anyone of us may experience in our lifetime. The parting of a special loved one by death; divorce; the loss of job and financial security; the loss of limb(s) or debilitating illness or disease; the loss of a home or opportunity, are all "losses" and at varying degrees, may catapult you into a grieving cycle or traumatic event. However, we may not be on the road to recovery, if the right resources are not available to give us perspective on our feelings and the changes that happens in one’s life when a loss of any kind occurs. We need courage to grieve and to wait before God for the healing that comes, sometimes, one day at a time.

This is "first" a ministry of encouragement:

Know that what you are going through is normal for anyone who has experienced what you have experienced. Knowing how to go through the process, recognizing when you are grieving and seeking the help you may need will aid in the recovery process.

Know that it is okay that you are hurting. No explanations are needed. Admitting that is a first step toward your recovery. Recovery does not mean that you will forget the one or object of your loss. This also does not mean you will not forget the trauma of your victimization. Emotional healing will allow you to live authentically, freely, victoriously in spite of the event. God wants you to have His Victory through His Son, Jesus Christ who won it on the Cross of Calvary for you and I.

Know that you are not alone. Jesus Christ promised never to leave us or forsake us (The book of Hebrews, chapter 13, verse 5). This promise found in the Holy Scriptures is a promise from the Lord Himself that He is always with us, even during our darkest nights. Jesus also said, “I will not leave you comfortless” (The book of the Gospel of John, chapter 14, verse 18).

Know that “The Comforter will come” (The book of the Gospel of John, chapter 16, verse 7). The Comforter that Jesus Christ is referencing is God the Holy Spirit, (part of the triune Godhead). As you call out to God in faith during this time of tremendous emotional and sometimes physical pain, the Lord will send His Spirit to minister to your mind, body, soul and spirit. He alone can heal the hurts of loss, grief and trauma. The Holy Spirit will wipe away "your tears". Jesus "is willing" to heal you if you but ask and trust Him in the process of recovery.

Know one day you will be able to smile again. The sun will shine in your heart again. You will laugh again. You will have more good days to come. The Lord knows the thoughts and plans he has for us (Jeremiah 29:11), even if you cannot see it in the midst of this defining moment. If you will trust the Lord’s plans for you, you will come through this season, whole and able to continue on in your life’s journey.

Search out a safe and Word-filled church home or fellowship, counselor/support group. God’s Word is the answer. Read Psalms 34, 41, 42, 91, 103, 107, 112, 119, 121, 123, 140, 145. Depending on our needs, we may also need some assistance beyond what a blog, book or cards offer. Professional help is available. Pray and ask the Lord to direct you to a place of healing and confidentiality. Check out the resources at your church or another Christ-centered congregation. Please do not grieve alone.

The time for recovery is NOW. Just like you would go to the hospital’s emergency room if you were physically in need of medical treatment, so during high levels of emotional crisis, you should not wait to seek help or assistance. DON’T WAIT TO GET HELP. This is the time to admit that you are hurting and it is okay.

Keep talking to God the Father, the Father of ALL Comfort. He knows your grief and the journey ahead. Also believe that He loves you even when you are sad. This ministry is reaching out to you with Jesus' love. We are praying for your total healing and recovery.

If you are interested in receiving prayer, please write me at: jesusislord14@outlook.com. Please do not request money - request prayer.

God loves you. We are praying you will feel His love and comfort every time you reach out to read the messages.

Jesus THE SON OF GOD is Lord!


Sister Birdsong

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

God is Our Comforter

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. II Corinthians 1: 3-4 (The Holy Bible)
Good morning,
I needed to raise this scripture for our edification again....and again. We need to remember that the Lord is our comforter through every trial, disappointment, loss and the various changes we go through daily. In spite of what you think, The Lord wants to comfort us in every circumstance, not just some. Instead of running to the cookie jar, ice cream parlor or a friend, we should first run to God for comfort. He is there, and He is waiting for us to bring to Him our concerns. Only He, through the blessed Holy Spirit, can truly tell us what is wrong with us (sometimes we don't know!), what we are feeling (sometimes we can't grasp the multitude of emotions running through us) and how to overcome.
I happened on this again through a series of major life changes I embarked upon. I was happy about the changes, struggling through the various tasks I had to accomplish to make the changes - God was with me through it all...yet at the end of it all...I was anxious. My mind was garbled with a bunch of junk and the enemy of our souls, the devil was trying to oppress me with a bunch of mess in my mind. I was rebuking and casting down, but asked the Lord what is going on. I feel alright...everything seems to have settled...what is it Lord? What is bothering me?
Grief. Good Grief.
I am grieving.
The changes I made were necessary, for my good and all that....but the upheavals caused displacement from regular routines. Friends are now being missed. Associates are now not in my company. My living quarters have changed and I am carpooling and feeling dislocated "personally". Loss has occurred and I didn't even recognize that I was grieving the necessary losses (for necessary gains). God is blessing me with new opportunities, associates and old friendships are re-kindled. And yet, the losses of what was is upon me. I needed to take my grief to the Lord. I needed to admit my grief and ask the Lord to heal me in my mind from the fear of the uncertainty of my future.
Yeah...it's a brave new world...a "new normal"...but it doesn't mean that it doesn't hurt when you have to move through these new stages....the trauma, even in good grief, grief caused by positive change can be daunting, painful....
I am grieving. Thank you Lord for telling me that and please help me to give You my grief. Help me to navigate through "new normals": daily routines, new opportunities, the loss of old opportunities and new friendships. I know You are with me wherever I go. Your love is always with me and You so wonderfully care for me. Be my comforter...in my spirit, soul and mind. Rebuke the enemy and bless me with a greater sense of Your presence and comfort. I love you and I know YOU love me.
God of all comfort...here I am. Love you Jesus.