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Drowning in the Sea of Hopelessness

“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” (Proverb 18:10)

“The same ocean that brings a Tsunami can sail a ship on calm waters.” — Felton D. Woods

Have you known the feeling of hopelessness? If so, how did it affect your relationship with GOD? Did you consult GOD in prayer through our mediator, Jesus the Christ? Did you read the scriptures to release the emotional stronghold?

In Psalm 144:2 it reads “He is my loving GOD and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliver, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.”

I knew the feeling of hopelessness all too well. After converting to Christianity, and developing a genuine relationship with our Lord and Savior, GOD began to move in my life. He moved toxic people which cleared paths to connect with my villages of Titus 2 spiritual mothers in Alabama, and in Florida. The guidance, knowledge, history, love and wisdom I get from these ladies are priceless.

Several days ago, another Titus 2 spiritual mother, Sister Kenner, called while she was having Dialysis. Despite everything happening in her life she used her strength to call me. She is a widow and also mourning the recent death of her first-born child (daughter). Sister Kenner also have multiple health issues so please pray for her and family.

During our conversation, we talked about the waves of life can make us feel as though we are drowning. But Sister Kenner made it clear, as a woman of Faith, GOD keeps her afloat.

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.” Paul suffered many hardships but was not despair. Why? His hope was not based on earthly circumstances. He held on to the knowledge that God was ultimately in control of it all. (II Corinthians 4:8-10)

Even when the circumstances appear with no light in sight; we must never abandon GOD.

Tangie T. Woods

We cannot have despair and faith simultaneously. But we can talk to ourselves when tempted to despair by reading Psalm 43:4: “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my GOD.”

In Psalm 46:1-5 we know that GOD is our refuge, fortress and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea thought its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. ‘There is a river whose streams make glad the city of GOD, the holy place where the Most High dwells. GOD is within her, she will not fall; GOD will help her at break of day.

STUDY SCRIPTURES

It might seen that GOD is silent but He is NOT still. Philippians 1:23–24; Philippians 4:12–13; Philippians 4:19-20; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; James 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Psalm 50:15; Matthew 10:28; Matthew 26:38–39; and Luke 22:42–43

Why You Need Others in Tough Times (Author Unknown)

“Because you are praying for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ is helping me, I know this trouble will bring my freedom.” (Philippians 1:19)

When you experience a setback, your natural response may be to withdraw, to build a wall around yourself, and to push people away. There is a better way. When setbacks weaken your Faith, allow other people to trust GOD for you. You need a church family to help support you, pray for you, and encourage you. Paul was strengthened by the Holy Spirit and by the prayers of others. You need to be connected if you want people to pray for you!

When you’re in the midst of troubles, redirect your attention away from bitterness. Join with others who can encourage you to trust in GOD and help you praise Him for what He has done in your life. Where do you find that kind of support? You can find it by joining others for worship at a local church. Worshiping GOD with other people will give you a new and needed perspective on your setbacks. You can also get involved in a small group Bible study.

Most churches are too big for you to build relationships by only attending worship services. You need a group of about a dozen people, where you not only study the Bible, but also share your struggles [keep your circle small] and pray for each other. You won’t find a comeback on your own. You need GOD’s people to build you up and help you keep your focus on GOD.

You won’t find a comeback on your own. You need GOD’s people to build you up and help you keep your focus on GOD.

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Christian Blogger, wife, mother of three adults and grandmother of one granddaughter

31 thoughts on “Drowning in the Sea of Hopelessness

    1. Thank you, Giulia, for reading and comment. I wish I had thought to use Psalm 22; but have it saved for a future blog, Lord will. Thank you for sharing it. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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  1. Beautiful, hopeful and uplifting Mrs T. The current struggles we are in have given rise to an increase in mental health issues. An excellent reminder that we have god and each other.

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  2. What can I say , heart touching thoughts and feelings of connection with god . We pray for ourselves but do we pray for others. You have great soul and you know how to touch hearts by your writing .

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    1. Avran, thank you for reading and sharing your encouraging comments. I hope all is well and you are remaining safe. You are definitely right about us sometimes being selfish with our prayers. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Thankful to God for the devotional you included in this blog. It is confirmation to a discussion I had with sister’s in my congregation that during the “Pandemic” Christians are stronger together!

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  4. Thanks Tangie,
    Beautiful blog. We cannot carry our burdens alone. We need to be connected to God and to each other. Thanking God for your consistent dedication and your gift of writing. Keep up the good work. Your efforts are not in vain.

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    1. Thank you spiritual Mother Sister Carr for reading and sending me encouraging words. I miss you and everyone, and pray we can all see one another sooner than later. Have a wonderful weekend and remain safe.

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    1. You are welcome and thank you for visiting MRS T’S CORNER. I am thankful to GOD for leading you to this message. I will check out your site soon. Have a wonderful weekend and remain safe.

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      1. You as well many blessings! I pray you enjoy my work since I realized finally this is God’s purpose for me. Sharing how He’s working in my life & letting others know they are not alone.

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    1. Greetings, I am experiencing neck and shoulder pain but by the grace of GOD I am managing, I appreciate your prayers. I will pray for you and fellow bloggers to all remain safe from the deadly virus.

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