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Remember-The Lord is on our Side!

by Debbie on August 9, 2018

Have you ever been in a situation that made you feel as if no one was on your side?

I can tell you that I have been in that place where everything in me said, “No one cares, no one will help you this time, no one knows how I feel, ...”.

Maybe you know the “no one” story too. Perhaps you have spoken similar words before.

No matter how dark your feelings, your story, your need, your situation, I can testify this to you:

The LORD is on our side.

We own an appliance business that requires that we carry all kinds of insurance coverage. One of those coverages includes auto insurance. Without going into details (and there are some ugly devil in the details), our business ended up with double coverage auto insurance for two years.

This was certainly not our intent, as we are a small business and would never want or need two insurance companies covering our business autos.

When it came to our attention that we had spent money on double premiums, we looked into what had happened. We realized that between the two insurance companies that we had paid premiums to, that one of them should refund our premiums. (We are talking thousands of dollars here, ugh!)

We undertook the task of getting our money back. Well, our agent didn’t get a yes, we didn’t get a yes, and when we contacted the Dept of finance they didn’t give us much hope of recovering two years of double coverage premiums either, no matter what caused it. They were saying maybe one but not two for sure. Did I mention this was thousands of dollars, ugh!?

Wow, we were feeling a lot of hopelessness.

Oh, did I mention that the insurance company that we were seeking a refund from has a well known slogan?

Blah-blah-blah is on your side!

Well it didn’t appear that they were on our side.

After contacting many “people” the situation looked and sounded hopeless. No one seemed to think it was possible to get two years of premiums back, maybe one year but definitely not two. And the insurance company that declared they were on our side had already said they weren’t not once but twice!!

Yet, we are prayer warriors and we believe in the ONE GOD who is on our side!!

If God is for us, who can be against us?

As we began to stand on that belief, our hearts began to believe that even if blah-blah-blah, was not really on our side in this dreadful financial situation, that OUR GOD was, is, and always will be.

Several months later after being told all sorts of negative reports, we received an email from the Dept. Of finance stating that blah-blah-blah, wanted to review our situation further and would give us a final answer within 20 days.

I began to declare that blah-blah-blah, was on our side because God is on our side! I declared that over and over for those long 20 days of waiting to hear the verdict.

And I remembered that God gives us double for our trouble! Just ask Job!!

So the email finally came! The answer? Yes! A check for a full refund of two years of double coverage was in the mail to us!

After months of prayer, diligent work with agencies that can influence insurance companies that we couldn’t influence, and remembering and declaring that God is on our side- our refund check arrived.

Even the employees at the agencies that intervened for us stated that of all the years they had been involved with refunds they had never seen two years recovered!

I will never forget the negative reports we heard but most of all I will always remember this:

God is on our side!!

Psalm 124

If the LORD had not been on our side-
let Israel say-
If the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us,
When their anger flared against us,
they would have swallowed us alive;
The flood would have engulfed us;
the torrent would have swept over us,
the raging waters would have swept us away.
Praise be to the Lord,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Are you feeling torn apart by something that you never dreamed would happen?

Are you broken and needing an escape?

Is the flood engulfing you?

Are you being attacked?

Are the raging waters sweeping over you?

Remember this and declare it aloud :

The Lord is on my side, my help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Your situation is about to get better. Wait for it! The check is in the mail!

The Lord is on your side!!!

Let’s pray:

Heavenly Father -Maker of heaven and earth,

Thank you for being on our side with the double coverage insurance issue. When even those whose advertising stated they were on our side, failed us, you stepped in and worked a miracle. Thank you Lord for showing us that even when no one else is on our side, YOU ARE faithful to be there for us. You can and will work miracles for us. Help us to remember and declare that you Lord are on our side. You give us double for our trouble. Help those who are feeling deserted by you to begin to remember just like the psalmist did, that you ARE on our side. Nothing can separate us from your love. Nothing can keep you from helping us when we ask for your help and believe you are on our side. Thank you God that the check is always in the mail and it really will be double when we receive it. We receive it in Jesus name, Amen!


You Asked For It!

by Debbie on May 2, 2017


Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the kingdom.
-C.H. Spurgeon

Ye have not, because ye ask not.
James 4:2

When I was in school we were taught that we must raise our hands if we wanted to ask the teacher a question.

Sometimes the teacher would ignore us. Sometimes the teacher would give us permission to speak right away and other times we felt like our arms might fall off because we had to wait so long to be called upon so we propped it up at the elbow with our other hand!

I am so thankful that I don't have to raise my hand before I ask God for something or talk to him about something.

Yes sometimes I raise my hand to him but it is only to praise him for what a wonderful Heavenly Father he is! It is not to get permission to speak to him or ask him a question!

Many people I know will not talk to God for various reason such as unbelief, anger towards God, pride with a side of "I don't need God I've got this all figured out", and some may not speak to him just because they don't know they can.

I admit my "asking" was pretty much naught until October 1996! I finally decided to ask God for something. And I did not raise my hand, I bowed my head and my heart instead.

I was in a place of distress in my life and had no where to turn to so thankfully I finally turned to God.

I said this simple prayer:

Dear God,
I can't do this anymore! Please give me peace and give me strength.
In Jesus name amen

That night I sat on the edge of my bed with my head and heart bowed not knowing that the prayer I prayed would change my life forever!

I slept the most peaceful sleep I had in a very long time. I woke up refreshed and renewed! I stepped outside my front door the next morning and felt like someone was holding my head up. I looked up and saw the blue sky for the first time ever or so it seemed! My ears heard the beautiful sound of birds singing in the air! I had eyes to see and ears to hear! Finally! I asked!

I suddenly had a great desire to go to church and read my Bible and I have never stopped asking since I prayed that one little prayer that changed my life!

Things started to get better in my life and God gave me a reassurance that no matter what happened that he was with me and that everything was going to be okay!

He gave me the peace and the strength that I asked for and he is still giving it to me today just because I asked.

Last night I went shopping at Walmart and I had a heaping cart full of groceries! The cashier that checked me out commented that she hoped I had some help with unloading and putting away the groceries when I got home and I simply said, "Yes I do! The Lord!"
The lady behind me said, "wow you are going to be working him overtime tonight" and the cashier said, "yes but he can't actually lift them and put them away for you!" My response was simply, "No, but I will ask him to give me strength to do it and he WILL!"

Honestly the look on her face was priceless and I saw a peace come over her! It was as if the Lord had ministered to her just through those words! It was as though she had a revelation that she too could ask!

I could have whined and complained about the task before me but I chose to ask for help and I got it!

God hears and answers prayers! Are you asking?

This is and may always be my favorite scripture in the Bible:

Psalm 116:1-2
I love the Lord because he hears and answers my prayers. Because he bends down and listens I will pray as long as I have breath!

What if today is the day that you ask God for something and he changes your life forever? You will never know unless you ask!

Matthew 7:7
Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened.

One night alone in prayer might make us new men, changed from poverty of soul to spiritual wealth, from trembling to triumphing.-C.H. Spurgeon

Father in heaven,
I am so thankful for that night in October of 1996 when just one prayer to you changed my life! Thank you for hearing and answering that prayer! Thank you for giving me peace and strength and for giving me eyes to see and ears to hear!
I love you Father and I thank you for bending down and helping me from a place of distress to a place of rest!
Father I pray for those who don't ask! I pray that for some reason they will just turn to you and ask you to help them with whatever their needs are and I ask you Father to touch their hearts in a special way just as you did mine!
I pray for those that used to ask but for some reason stopped asking! Father touch their hearts in a special way and soften them to asking you once again for the help they need!
Father move every heart to ask you! And Father change their lives forever through their asking!
In Jesus name amen


Stop Complaining!

November 28, 2016

You will never get to where you want to be if you continue to complain about where you are-Joyce Meyer
Being thankful is powerful but complaining does not do anything but make you more miserable!
Today stop and take time to live in the moment and when you do, stop and give thanks to God about something [...]

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Stand Firm

November 25, 2016

By standing firm you will gain life. Luke 21:19
Firm is a word that I wish was more resident in my life!
For instance there are many areas of my body that I wish were more firm for sure!
Sometimes I wish I had been more firm with my son in some areas! Little late now, since he [...]

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A Certain Place

June 29, 2016

Recently my husband and I got home from a stressful day at work to find that our home was a wreck because contractors had begun working on redoing our ceiling. We knew they were coming by to redo some previous work that was not quiet right.
However we did not know that this [...]

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Getting A Response!

June 6, 2016

Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know him! Then he will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring. Hosea 6:3
I hear people say that they have never heard from God or that God never speaks to them.
It is [...]

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The Situation

May 16, 2016

I remember watching Dancing with the Stars in it's 11th season and was introduced for the first time to a young man named Michael Paul Sorrentino.
He was better known by his nickname "The Situation". I am not sure why he was called that but I do remember that quite often he was showing his so [...]

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The Love Line

October 31, 2015

There is a radio program called the Loveline which helps those who listen or call in, deal with things such as relationship issues or even medical issues. It is hosted by Dr. Drew pinsky and Mike Catherwood. I have only heard of this program but never listened but many line up to call [...]

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Jesus Still Heals By Faith

July 27, 2015

Don't give up on healing!
When we continue to cry out to Jesus for healing it is a sign of faith!
Jesus said many times in the Gospels, "Your faith has healed you!"
Continue to shout out to Jesus! Don't let others convince you to stop or give up!
Jesus has a question for you...
What do you want me [...]

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Counting Stars

August 16, 2014

Many of you may be familiar with a popular song by the group OneRepublic called Counting Stars! The song is certainly a great hit for this group. I really enjoy listening to the song and singing along when I am driving in my car.
One of the lines in the song is "Said no more counting [...]

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