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

Monday, February 16, 2015

After death there is hope if you know Christ

Dear ones,

Today I February 17, 2015. The post below was a draft I started in March 2014. I never finished it; maybe due to laziness or just sheer exhaustion. Grief, especially compounded grief which is one loss after another, can wear you out spiritually, emotionally and physically. As I write these words tonight, USA time 12:28 am, I am in mourning yet again as a Mother in Christ has passed away a few days ago from pneumonia. Before the end of last year after the grief of losing a cousin, friend and an uncle, another cousin was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a police officer. She was only in her early twenties.

My heart is most sad when people die without bathe Lord. They are doomed and without anymore hope. Having rejected God's plan of salvation, JESUS His Son's death on the cross, and His shed blood as the payment for our sins, they will face an eternity in torment, doom and everlasting separation from God. My God! If you don't know JESUS CHRIST the Son of God as your savior and Lord, and do not believe He died to pay got your sins and have not received His atoning blood to government your sibs and forgive you , you will never have that chance again after death. The Bible says after death is the judgement. You don't have to face God's judgement when God has offered you His mercy! Please receive His mercy, His love for you. God loves you. He loves me and He saved me. I'm so glad I have Him and eternal life. I'm sad but I'm saved. I can experience His love, peace and joy in spite of the losses because I have Him, JESUS my Lord. JESUS is the door.

March 2014 I wrote these words below (with new edits today):

Today there is much morning as I have lost a brother in Christ who was 47 years old when he went home to be with the Lord. Three days later I lost my uncle a much older man who had a full life who passed away before 12 o'clock noon on Monday March 3rd 2014. What can we say to these things? That if we are in Christ who is our only comfort and Redeemer and the only one who shed His blood on the cross reconciling us back to God, then we still have life abundantly here on earth and eternal life in heaven.  This is our only hope when we have to look at the ravages of death in the face multiple times. Our only hope is Salvation through Jesus Christ the only hope for this world and after we too leave this earthly plain.

I have cried more tears than I can count but thankful to the Lord that He gave us tear ducts so we would have a way to express physically what  what is in the heart when we lose loved ones. I rejoice at the funeral of my brother in Christ who knew the Lord by His profession. I'm going to a wedding on on Saturday. I'm going to sing and shout the victory that he has won in Christ, a race won and completed. I can't attend my uncle's funeral but He also knew the Lord Jesus. The only hope for this world and after you leave this world, is do you know JESUS and foes He know you. This is the eternal question that must be answered before it too late.

"Thank you Father God for JESUS and The Holy Spirit. Thank you for salvation in Your Son and for comfort in these trying times. I'm so grateful that pain is not the end of the journey if we know you."

Love your daughter Verinda