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pottersclay

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Praying for you saint, your concerns are heard. The Lord is all about life not death ....life more abundant.
Rest, give thanks and praise his name. There's nothing to fear.
Stop going down that black hole and reach towards the light, your God loves you and is with you always.

Sometimes we need to be still and know that he is. Sitting at the feet of Jesus is the best place to be....ask Mary or Martha.
Everything will be alright saint.....trust him that holds you in the palm of his hand...pour your heart out to him....,..rest.
 

memyselfi

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Does God tell people when they are going to die? Idk if it’s my own thoughts the anxiety or depression. But I could of sworn I heard or thought popped up. About getting affairs in order...

30 years ago my niece told my Ant what she wanted to be buried in, just graduated nursing school, within a few days the house caught fire. My Uncle Kenny had everyone but when they got outside my Aunt and two nephews were the but not Dawn. She got turned around and the smoke was to thick to notice she was gone. She burned up in the fire.

Now the other extreme, I want to know if I will die before my son, who is autistic. I pray, a lot, he will die before me so I know he will be ok and not have to go through the pain of suffering death of a loved one. G-d has never given me an answer, so I just trust He created Jacob autistic so Jacob is is G-d's responsibility to take care of.

The point is maybe G-d did say jet your affairs in order... Maybe not... Only Messiah could predict the day, time, and how of death.... that is evidence of Him being Messiah... I would get my affairs in order, maybe G-d warrened you like He did Dawn.... Maybe you are depressed and just want to die so you are grasping at straws… Only G-d knows….

No matter what common sense says affairs should be in order because we do not know the day and how we are going to die but we know there is a day in which every man dies....
 

EmilyFoster

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#43
I’m sorry to hear about your struggles, friend. I’m praying, asking God to surround you with His infinite love, provide healing and strength as you trust in Him. May He bless your family in a special way, give you protection and sustain you with His peace that surpasses all human understanding in the days ahead. Also, it might be helpful to get in touch with a caring Christian counselor. I know that Focus on the Family can provide a free phone consultation with a licensed counselor if you call this number 855-382-5433. Hang in there!
 
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Praying for you saint, your concerns are heard. The Lord is all about life not death ....life more abundant.
Rest, give thanks and praise his name. There's nothing to fear.
Stop going down that black hole and reach towards the light, your God loves you and is with you always.

Sometimes we need to be still and know that he is. Sitting at the feet of Jesus is the best place to be....ask Mary or Martha.
Everything will be alright saint.....trust him that holds you in the palm of his hand...pour your heart out to him....,..rest.
Thank you very much for your reply!
 
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30 years ago my niece told my Ant what she wanted to be buried in, just graduated nursing school, within a few days the house caught fire. My Uncle Kenny had everyone but when they got outside my Aunt and two nephews were the but not Dawn. She got turned around and the smoke was to thick to notice she was gone. She burned up in the fire.

Now the other extreme, I want to know if I will die before my son, who is autistic. I pray, a lot, he will die before me so I know he will be ok and not have to go through the pain of suffering death of a loved one. G-d has never given me an answer, so I just trust He created Jacob autistic so Jacob is is G-d's responsibility to take care of.

The point is maybe G-d did say jet your affairs in order... Maybe not... Only Messiah could predict the day, time, and how of death.... that is evidence of Him being Messiah... I would get my affairs in order, maybe G-d warrened you like He did Dawn.... Maybe you are depressed and just want to die so you are grasping at straws… Only G-d knows….

No matter what common sense says affairs should be in order because we do not know the day and how we are going to die but we know there is a day in which every man dies....
Yeah my son is autistic too and it worries me badly...just period I’m stressed depressed scared
 
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#46
I’m sorry to hear about your struggles, friend. I’m praying, asking God to surround you with His infinite love, provide healing and strength as you trust in Him. May He bless your family in a special way, give you protection and sustain you with His peace that surpasses all human understanding in the days ahead. Also, it might be helpful to get in touch with a caring Christian counselor. I know that Focus on the Family can provide a free phone consultation with a licensed counselor if you call this number 855-382-5433. Hang in there!
Thank you very much. God Bless you!
 

Zmouth

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#47
But I could of sworn I heard or thought popped up. About getting affairs in order...
I hear stuff that says I’m worthless...
Are you sure about what context of what you are perceiving is being said?

I am assisting a widow who after 30 years of marriage was left with nothing. Since the house and bank accounts were in his name only, shortly before he died he signed them all over to his son from a previous marriage and from a legal standpoint it looks like there is very little she can do.

She is asking me to help her decide whether to just move out their house of 30 years since the advice she has received from attorneys regarding the situation is different that what she was lead to believe all these years regarding community property. I can't make that decision for her, the best I can do is try to help get best information she can so that she can make the best decision for herself.

From what the attorney's are telling her there is nothing she can do, even regarding the house she had helped pay on over the years since her husband signed it over to her son before he died. And since the attorneys are telling her she doesn't have any legal right

While most people construe today's marriage laws as somehow being representative of the Biblical marriage where they become one that is anything but the truth. So maybe the LORD is telling you to look at more than just what is going on today but begin sowing the seeds that your family will need in the future? There are a number of things you (and husband) could be doing now to provide for the future security for yourselves and your children so if the 'what if" should occur your family is prepared.
 
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Are you sure about what context of what you are perceiving is being said?

I am assisting a widow who after 30 years of marriage was left with nothing. Since the house and bank accounts were in his name only, shortly before he died he signed them all over to his son from a previous marriage and from a legal standpoint it looks like there is very little she can do.

She is asking me to help her decide whether to just move out their house of 30 years since the advice she has received from attorneys regarding the situation is different that what she was lead to believe all these years regarding community property. I can't make that decision for her, the best I can do is try to help get best information she can so that she can make the best decision for herself.

From what the attorney's are telling her there is nothing she can do, even regarding the house she had helped pay on over the years since her husband signed it over to her son before he died. And since the attorneys are telling her she doesn't have any legal right

While most people construe today's marriage laws as somehow being representative of the Biblical marriage where they become one that is anything but the truth. So maybe the LORD is telling you to look at more than just what is going on today but begin sowing the seeds that your family will need in the future? There are a number of things you (and husband) could be doing now to provide for the future security for yourselves and your children so if the 'what if" should occur your family is prepared.
I never ever thought about it any other way.. except doom... I think all bad some say it could be the anxiety’s d depression but idk?

Oh no I’m very sorry for her! Can the son give it back to the wife??


That’s a interesting way to look at if I would never ever think about it that way.....
 
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I HEARD IN MY MIND SORT OF

“PREPARE”
“NOT LONG”
AND I GOT SO ANXIOUS I THREW UP I ALREADY HAVENT SLEPT... this is too my... it makes me so scared like God is really toying with me.. he knows I have deep depression and anxiety... why do this too me... can’t even stop crying ...
 
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I then prayed for God to help me understand...

The first thing I saw was SATAN STRATEGY... I don’t understand.. all of this is making me even more scared and worried and feeling low... I can’t even enjoy my babies.. and husband...
 

Zmouth

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I never ever thought about it any other way.. except doom... I think all bad some say it could be the anxiety’s d depression but idk?
While doom is out there, it doesn't mean it has to be your fate. Yet seeing everything as doom is enough to put anyone in a state of depression since the anxiety of thinking it was going to happen but lacking any hope in just giving doom one good shot between the oo's couldn't lead to anything else. Why plant the seed unless one expects it to grow, while nothing guarantees it will grow if you plant it, not planting it guarantees it won't grow.

Oh no I’m very sorry for her! Can the son give it back to the wife??
While he could turn the house and money back over to his step mother, or she could possibly regain those things by a judgment of the court. But realistically, neither of these two possibilities have any significant probability of occurring when corrupt laws result in corrupt conduct by corrupt individuals.

That’s a interesting way to look at if I would never ever think about it that way.....
 
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While doom is out there, it doesn't mean it has to be your fate. Yet seeing everything as doom is enough to put anyone in a state of depression since the anxiety of thinking it was going to happen but lacking any hope in just giving doom one good shot between the oo's couldn't lead to anything else. Why plant the seed unless one expects it to grow, while nothing guarantees it will grow if you plant it, not planting it guarantees it won't grow.



While he could turn the house and money back over to his step mother, or she could possibly regain those things by a judgment of the court. But realistically, neither of these two possibilities have any significant probability of occurring when corrupt laws result in corrupt conduct by corrupt individuals.
I can’t help but see it as doom... it’s like my mind lately.... and the things I have been hearing... the dreams I have been having... it’s so depressing::..
 
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After reading your posts, I think that you were correct in thinking that Satan can use impressions/thoughts/feelings as a strategy to drive you away from God. Just because you think or feel something, it doesn't mean that God is speaking it to you. Our hearts are not the primary source of knowledge about God's will, because they are corrupt.

"The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it?" (Jer. 17:9)

"God is greater than our hearts, and knows all things" (1 John 3:20).

I remember a time when I thought every fear and negative thought was God playing with my mind and torturing me, but I realized that these thoughts and feelings originated with Satan. Sometimes God tells us things we don't like to hear, but they lead to life and encouragement when we surrender to His will revealed in His word. Satan leads us to doubt and discouragement and despair as we follow false ideas and fickle feelings. Match your feelings to the Bible to see if they are valid, and humbly claim God's promises even if you don't feel them. If you submit yourself to God, He will keep you in perfect peace (Is. 26:3 and Phil. 4:6-7) no matter what happens. Don't trust your feelings, but trust in your Father God who created you and desires the best for you. He loves you and your family, and will keep your heart safe in His hands.

Romans 8:38-39 "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
 
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After reading your posts, I think that you were correct in thinking that Satan can use impressions/thoughts/feelings as a strategy to drive you away from God. Just because you think or feel something, it doesn't mean that God is speaking it to you. Our hearts are not the primary source of knowledge about God's will, because they are corrupt.

"The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it?" (Jer. 17:9)

"God is greater than our hearts, and knows all things" (1 John 3:20).

I remember a time when I thought every fear and negative thought was God playing with my mind and torturing me, but I realized that these thoughts and feelings originated with Satan. Sometimes God tells us things we don't like to hear, but they lead to life and encouragement when we surrender to His will revealed in His word. Satan leads us to doubt and discouragement and despair as we follow false ideas and fickle feelings. Match your feelings to the Bible to see if they are valid, and humbly claim God's promises even if you don't feel them. If you submit yourself to God, He will keep you in perfect peace (Is. 26:3 and Phil. 4:6-7) no matter what happens. Don't trust your feelings, but trust in your Father God who created you and desires the best for you. He loves you and your family, and will keep your heart safe in His hands.

Romans 8:38-39 "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Thank you very much. Yeah I’m not sure, but it’s Pushing me away from God to my fear to dispair worry and making depression way worse...

Even when I try to pray I can’t.... I’m that paralyzed
 

NayborBear

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#57
I then prayed for God to help me understand...

The first thing I saw was SATAN STRATEGY... I don’t understand.. all of this is making me even more scared and worried and feeling low... I can’t even enjoy my babies.. and husband...
Hopefully, this "story" (aka parable) may help you understand your "status", in God's "scheme" of things. Take notes from verse 10 onwards. Being especially mindful of verse 15!

Matthew 20
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Without going into too many details, concerning denominationalism, and what differences they have, or even hold against each other, like so many squabbling children? And how each one may interpret a "variety" of terms used in the Bible?

Romans 11
4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

The "7,000" referred to in verse 4, is not an actual number that comes after 6,999, and before 7,001. ;) Neither, is the term "men."

Galatians 5
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

I make no apology for this being such a long reply. :) But, your posts, sounds like this is what you are "struggling" with. HTH!
 
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Thank you very much. Yeah I’m not sure, but it’s Pushing me away from God to my fear to dispair worry and making depression way worse...

Even when I try to pray I can’t.... I’m that paralyzed
I'm praying that God will send His angels to surround you to keep you from despairing, and that He will help you to hold onto His promises in faith. Hold on tight and pray the Scriptures if you can't pray your own prayers (Psalms are good ones to pray.) Don't trust how you feel, but trust in God's everlasting Word.

"I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you." Jeremiah 31:3

Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

"The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." --Jesus (John 6:37)

Those are Scripture weapons that you can use to drive Satan away. Hold them in faith!

Blessings and prayers
 
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#59
Hopefully, this "story" (aka parable) may help you understand your "status", in God's "scheme" of things. Take notes from verse 10 onwards. Being especially mindful of verse 15!

Matthew 20
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Without going into too many details, concerning denominationalism, and what differences they have, or even hold against each other, like so many squabbling children? And how each one may interpret a "variety" of terms used in the Bible?

Romans 11
4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

The "7,000" referred to in verse 4, is not an actual number that comes after 6,999, and before 7,001. ;) Neither, is the term "men."

Galatians 5
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

I make no apology for this being such a long reply. :) But, your posts, sounds like this is what you are "struggling" with. HTH!
No apology needed. I read it... I don’t know about how it relates with what I’m struggling with.. maybe I’m not understanding because I’m crying .. or depressed...
 
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I'm praying that God will send His angels to surround you to keep you from despairing, and that He will help you to hold onto His promises in faith. Hold on tight and pray the Scriptures if you can't pray your own prayers (Psalms are good ones to pray.) Don't trust how you feel, but trust in God's everlasting Word.

"I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you." Jeremiah 31:3

Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

"The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." --Jesus (John 6:37)

Those are Scripture weapons that you can use to drive Satan away. Hold them in faith!

Blessings and prayers
Thank you. I’m taking all for the scriptures you all give me... thank you for praying for me..