My Redeemer Is Strong!

Saturday, August 08, 2015 0 Comments A+ a-

He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Psalms 112: 7

Welcome to the month of August! How was July? I know the months are running so fast and some of us may be wondering if all our noble plans for the year are being fulfilled. Don’t be worried, ensure you are on the right track and committed to impacting lives positively, regardless of the perceived setbacks!

Recently, I received an ‘evil tiding’ about the health status of a member of my family. I wish I could boldly say that I was not afraid or that I did not worry! My dear reader, I was afraid of this ‘evil tiding’ and I was worried about the unknown but somehow, I knew deep inside my spirit that all will be well. I trust absolutely in God’s ability, not my ability or the doctor’s ability. I am totally convinced beyond doubt that everything will work out for good at the end.

What gives me the assurance that all will be good at the end? 

Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Psalms 112: 4
My Redeemer Is Strong!
I am confident that all will be well because my redeemer is Strong, He is gracious, and full of compassion, a Righteous God, a Faithful God- God whose faithfulness and righteousness is not dependent on our actions. I am confident that all will be well because this God, my God is God all by Himself! He doesn’t need your help or my help to be God.

Why am I declaring like this? It is because we need to remind ourselves constantly, that our God is able to deliver us

In my last post, I wrote,

That trials are not necessarily negative consequences of our wrong acts but necessary exams of life to move us to the next level.
I don’t know and I may not comprehend what it is that you are faced with today.  I know that life happens even when we are not prepared for its outcome. I know that there are days we wake up and it feels like we have everything together, I also know that there are days we wake up with the nagging thoughts of the things we don’t have or the scenes of where we failed. 

Regardless of your peculiar situation, please do not lose hope. Be encouraged, because your redeemer is Strong!

One of the reasons I started this blog is that I am aware that persons who have had episodes of bipolar in the past will still need constant doses of encouragement and support besides taking their medication, to go through life successfully. I also know that when life events are not managed wisely, the individual may be subject to a relapse. The fear of a relapse is lighter compared with the accompanying activities that come with the recovery process. So how does one ensure that life event do not degenerate into a relapse? Here are a few points.

  1. Identity the real issues
  2. Come to terms with the Situation
  3. Do not give up on yourself
  4. Do not give up on God
  5. Seek wise counsel
  6.  ‘Prayerfully’ decide
  7. Guard your heart with God’s peace. Philippians 4:7
  8. Continue with your prescribed medication
  9. Try to Sleep well
  10. Go for a walk or engage in any exercise you enjoy
  11. Don’t lose your appetite for God’s  Word
  12. Don’t lose your appetite for good food
  13. Don’t allow self Pity
  14. Be optimistic that this too will pass
  15. Try Talk Therapy: Visit a professional, silence is not golden in this case. Find a safe atmosphere to voice out the heavy thoughts.
In summary if we heed to Paul’s advice in Philippians 4 verse 6-9, it will be easier for us to live beyond those tough moments.
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”

My name is Precious, I was Bipolar and I live a Full Life

Prayer
Heavenly Father, I thank you for every season of my life, for the ups and the downs. Thank you for your grace and mercy.  I ask that an abundance of your grace be made available to me in this season so that I will emerge stronger while you receive the glory due to your name, in Jesus name, Amen.


Reference
Psalms 112- NKJV - https://www.biblegateway.com/versions/New-King-James-Version-NKJV-Bible/
Philippians 4 verse 6-9 - MSG https://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Message-MSG-Bible/

I will love to hear your thoughts on how to handle tough moments or how to maintain stability in tough times. I will love to learn from you!

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