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

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Lord is my Shepherd

Praise The Lord. It is Sunday evening and I am blessed to rejoice and repose in a singular thought: The Lord is my Shepherd. Jesus said of Himself, "I am the Good Shepherd". He alone is able to care for each one of us with our individual needs. I am so grateful that Jesus knows who I am and what I need and when I need it. I can truly say that without Him, I would be lost. He found me. He loved me. He saved me. He keeps on taking care of me, even in my waywardness. He always searches for me. He always brings me back to Him.

I was pretty hurt today, puzzled by the circumstances of my life, unsure of where My Shepherd stood on the issues I cried out to Him about. Our God is so patient. He never scolded me; He waited until I could stop talking to listen to His voice. In God's house, I was reminded by His mercies that are renewed every morning, His daily faithfulness, my need to dedicate my whole life to Him according to Romans 12:1-2, "And so, dear brothers, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living sacrifice, holy—the kind he can accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you" (The Living Bible). Because of His mercy, I owe Him everything.

As I thought on this, I broke into praise, my heart was broken as I thought on how good God has been to me and my lack of joy because of "some trials". God Our Shepherd is not asleep and He is present and He is everywhere. He is watching over His sheep-everyone of us. He is ready to aid us, help us, strengthen us, and always keeps us. This is the grace and mercy of our Good Shepherd. I am called to dedicate my whole body to Him. I am also called to differentiate my life from the world because of His mercy.

I can not be a part of this world after what Jesus did for me dying on the cross for my sins and yours too. God in His great mercy, sent His only begotten Son, so whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life", John 3:16. God's mercy saved and redeemed us from sin and a burning and everlasting hell! What do I owe God? My life and... My allegiance. I pledge allegiance to Jesus, to obey Him and to to be devoted to Him. "Lord, please help me to obey'! This is loving God. Moving away from this sinful world and clinging to Him and His heavenly kingdom is the only choice before us. Loving Him and hating this world must be done to be His alone.cWr cannot serve two masters Jesus said. We must "love one and hate the other".

The Lord Our Shepherd is dedicated to us. May we keep our fidelity to Him like never before in these desperate times. He will be our guide to the end of time . "Lord, thank you for being my Shepherd.

Listen to God's Word:

Psalm 23

Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need!
He lets me rest in the meadow grass and leads me beside the quiet streams. He gives me new strength. He helps me do what honors him the most.
Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way.
You provide delicious food for me in the presence of my enemies. You have welcomed me as your guest; blessings overflow!
Your goodness and unfailing kindness shall be with me all of my life, and afterwards I will live with you forever in your home.

The Living Bible ( All Rights Reserved)

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