New Places


Have you ever felt like you were just drifting around aimlessly, at times even tossed around like the sea? I sure have. There was this season of life where I felt like one minute I was praising and shouting then the very next hour I would be weeping feeling completely hopeless. There were situations at the time that caused the weeping. It isn’t crying that wasn’t welcome. Some crying is healthy but the feeling of just despair and hopelessness that part I remember thinking just didn’t belong there. It made me feel unstable. Anybody else ever just felt super emotional for a season of life? The crazy thing was it was like a cycle of up and down but going no where. I had lost someone who I grew up with when it all started. I was even surprised how much it affected me because I hadn’t spoken to this person in years but when I found out they passed I couldn’t believe it. I began to evaluate life and just kind of see things through a negative lens for weeks. It started a reservoir of emptiness. Maybe it had always been there and the loss of a loved one just watered the seed of sadness but I could shake it. Today I feel like there might be someone else out there who is having a hard time shaking off the sadness for whatever reason.

Maybe you said something you shouldn’t have to someone and never got to make it right. Or maybe you should have called them more and didn’t realized it until it was too late. Please remember that you are ok. Forgiveness was bought with the precious blood of Christ so that you do not need to beat yourself up about any of that. Learn from your mistakes and move on. If you can’t shake the sadness I have some scripture for you today and three things I want you to remember that give you power. These things gave me power over my season of drifting and being tossed back and forth in my sadness. I know they will for you.

  1. There is power in the name of Jesus.
  2. The power of the blood of Jesus.
  3. Gods word. (Your bible)

Sometimes it is all you can do to just say the name. That is enough my friend. The name of Jesus is so powerful that you can say it and it is a mighty prayer. When the enemy is attacking your mind with thoughts of hopelessness you can plead the blood of Jesus. What I mean is if you are having thoughts that are not encouraging say out loud “I plead the blood of Jesus.” Sounds weird? Well try it and see. I believe in the power of the blood of Jesus.  Finally, there is something that happens when you pray scripture and when you read it out loud as if to speak it over your situation.

There of some of us in life who get to a point where we are just sick and tired of being defeated. I hope today if you have been feeling defeated that you put something I have shared into practice. I pray that you would experience emotional healing and freedom in Jesus name.

Psalm 107: 19-20

“Lord,help!”they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death.

Psalm 107:29 -30

He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor.

Psalm 119: 41-48

Lord, give me your unfailing love the salvation that you promised me. Then I can answer those who taunt me for I trust in your word. Do not snatch your word of truth from for your regulations are my only hope. I will keep obeying your instructions forever and ever. I will walk in freedom for I have devoted myself to your commandments. I will speak to kings about your laws and I will not be ashamed. How I delight in your commands! How I love them! I honor and meditate on your decrees.

May you be blessed and encouraged.

2016© Annette Burke & 4Her Ministries Inc. All Rights Reserved.



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