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

Friday, August 3, 2012

Jesus is Our Companion

I want to lift up a central thought as you walk out your day today, maybe a day of mourning, loneliness or despondency: Jesus is your companion. Growing up, we are soon taught right away from our friends in our community or at school that it is good to belong to a special group, a gang or some other circle of people in order to identify, have self-worth...feel accomplished. As I have grown, my "circles" of friends and even "memberships" of friends and associates have changed, many times by the Lord's doing, and definitely for the better. I am not saying it is wrong not to have friendships and associations; I am saying that all friendships and associations have to be God-led and God-orchestrated. Outside of these associations, the greatest is having Jesus Christ in your life - He is the ultimate companion (friend, Savior, deliverer and comforter). I know of no one better who truly cares for me (you) and who can walk with us in every situation, ordeal or challenge. Jesus is truly a friend indeed.

I remember two years ago, about this same time, I met a woman at a conference who so lovingly connected with me by the power of The Holy Spirit. She was "Jesus" to me. We talked a little and she ministered to me in a special way. Later, she sent me something in the mail (she had promised to send me something, but I could not imagine what it could be, I did not know her at all). In the envelope that arrived at my home was a blue folder that had a cute little poem, a devotional word of encouragement and a card that simply read on the inside cover, "Divinity is Your Companion". Even now, as I write this I am touched by the remembrance of the thoughtfulness of a woman I never spoke to or saw again these past two years. Yet, her words and really, the words of Holy Spirit minister to me today. Jesus the Christ is with me - Immanuel.

I am so thankful as I try to prepare for the rest of my day, find moments of respite and listen to the Lord's voice in all that my eyes see and my ears hear, that I know that Divinity is close by...watching my every move, listening to my heart and comforting my spirit. He is encouraging me too...to not pay so much attention to what people may say, but what He is saying to me in each encounter I have today and everyday. I am so encouraged that Jesus is my companion. Will you allow Him to be your companion?

Pray about it,