πŸ’Ÿ HIS PRESENCE IN THE ODDS 🌼

His diamond - our rough

We all have in some way had our rough paths this year. The year 2020, will always be that year we would refer to in some year’s time.

But the reality of a Bible chapter the Lord gave me earlier this year even when it was so not looking like it for me has kept me going. I was in a place where everything I had least expected was happening to me. I would say that I felt like God was away a lot of times and I just couldn’t understand the so many “why this and that”, I was faced with.

The going gets tough - His words and promises

But amid the odds. This chapter has held me. Some days I am just confessing it even though my head is so not in it. πŸ˜‚

And because it is a chapter covenant for me I still did. And the reality of it has become more evident and alive in my heart now, that I just know that beyond it all His presence holds me.

I know it’s been a lot for us this year but I want us to hold on to the reality of His words to us. That though the economy may seem harsh right now, and a lot seem dwindling all around us. But because we have a God who is above all the “buts” and “odds” we will rather rise instead of sinking deep and drowning in these situations.

sinking deep - rise and shine - His glory

I want you to confess these verses with me, replacing “Jerusalem” with your name:

For, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness will cover the peoples, But the Lord will arise upon you [Jerusalem] And His glory and brilliance will be seen on you.

Isaiah 60:2 AMP

And,

β€œLift your eyes around you and see; They all gather together, they come to you. Your sons will come from far away, And your daughters will be looked after at their side.

Isaiah 60:4 AMP

All I choose to see amid all the happenings is God’s goodness and that He remains good. All I choose to bank on in all of the chaos all around us today is that our God is for us. πŸ™Œ

Look up - Author and finisher of our faith - only hope

And even in the worst of storms, we would sail through. Because as Jesus was in the boat with the disciples, and the storm couldn’t do more than roar. That is the same right now for us. As that is how far it can go (to only roar), nothing more.

And suddenly a violent storm arose on the sea so that the boat was being covered by the waves, but Jesus was sleeping. He said to them, β€œWhy are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was [at once] a great and wonderful calm [a perfect peacefulness].

Matthew 8:24‭, ‬26 AMP

The storms can’t swallow us up. Why?
Because the Lord is for us. His mighty hands sustain us. We are indeed blessed and this right here is our reality. πŸ™Œ

Music for this theme:
If God be for me by Casey J

It’s one of those songs I can’t get tired of. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ƒ

I pray that His words will brighten your heart and rekindle faith in you in this time and season. (Amen) πŸ™

Blessings. πŸ€—

πŸ€#HCCounsels#πŸ€

57 Comments Add yours

  1. Sally says:

    Amen, Mercy. The Lord IS for us.
    His mighty hand WILL sustain us.
    Thanks. πŸ€—πŸŒ·πŸŒΌ

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    1. πŸ™Œ
      Yes He is. 😊
      Amen. Thank you so much for your comments, ma’am. ❀

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  2. Amen! It has been a tough year but we must remember God will see us through it all. He is always there. He never left. God Bless 😊

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    1. Yes, sis. He will. πŸ™Œ
      Yes He is ever-present with us. 😊
      Thank you so much for your comments. Blessings. ❀

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  3. Perth Girl says:

    The Lord is for us. Amen πŸ™πŸ½. He will walk with us through every situation and sustain and better us through it all. May we always remember that.
    Thank you for this beautiful reminder 😊

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    1. Smiles. Yes He is. πŸ™Œ
      Totally. Such a blessing to have Him lead us through it.
      Amen. πŸ™
      You are welcome ma’am. 😊
      Thank you so much for your comments. Blessings. ❀

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  4. gifted50 says:

    Beautiful. If God is for us, who can be against! In this season of so much strife, I am just trusting in Him.
    Thank you so much. That song so soothing.

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    1. Thank you so much, sis. πŸ€—
      I love this. Trusting Him keeps us going.
      You are welcome. πŸ€—
      Glad I did. I love it too. 😊
      Blessings. ❀

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  5. jesusluvsall says:

    Jesus is with us in the midst of all the troubles πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, big bro. πŸ™Œ
      Glad we are never alone in it. 😊
      Blessings. πŸ€—

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  6. Inspiring message and I like the song; first time hearing it. Thanks for sharing and remain safe.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much. πŸ€—
      Aww. Me too. 😊
      Glad I did. Bless God πŸ™Œ
      And you too, Tangie. Blessings. ❀

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  7. Amen! Thank You Lord! I also like the graphics you use in your posts. It’s beautiful.

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      Aww. Thank you so much for your compliment on it, sis. ❀
      Blessings. πŸ€—

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  8. Dee says:

    Timely reminder. So thankful He is our anchor.

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    1. Me too. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      Thank you for your comments, big sis. ❀

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      1. Dee says:

        β™₯️

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  9. Amen and amen πŸ™πŸ½ Our Lord goes through the storms with us

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    1. πŸ™πŸ™Œ
      Yes, He does. And I am grateful we get to go through life with Him. 😊
      Blessings, ma’am. ❀

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  10. AnuRijo says:

    True words of inspiration ..keep going Herry πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»
    Anu

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
      I will do. πŸ€—
      Thank you so much for your encouragement and support, sis. ❀
      Blessings.

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  11. Wow, those Isaiah quotes were extremely powerful. I’m definitely saving them to return to later. Thank you so much for these encouraging words, we all need to remember that He can bring us through everything – all that we need is strong roots in him and nothing can blow us over. God has brought me through so much this year including depression and some medical scares with my disability. I thought that my faith would waver due to these times, but in the contrary, it just proved to me that He could see me through anything.

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    1. Smiles. It is. πŸ™Œ
      I have been confessing the entire chapter for a while now, daily. It gives me the hope and boost I need. 😊
      That would be nice. 😊
      Yes!. With Him we are unstoppable.
      Hmm. God is indeed good. And He is always for you dear. πŸ€—
      Yes, He will. Sending you a big hug. And thanks for sharing your testimony. ❀
      Blessings. πŸ™‚

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  12. Sheree says:

    I’m glad you’ve found something supportive to help you through this year and beyond. I’m sure others will find this helpful too.

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    1. Smiles. I am too. 😊
      I pray they do too. πŸ™
      Thank you so much, ma’am. πŸ€—

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      1. Sheree says:

        You’re very welcome

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  13. Bernadine says:

    Lovely post Mercy; my mom always says despite everything it’s important to be thankful this year. Replacing the verses with my name was very positive :). God bless!

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much. 😊
      Yes. And I love her perspective to it. ❀😊
      Glad to know this. πŸ™‚
      Amen. And you too. ❀

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  14. Dawn says:

    I really liked the song! Thanks for sharing it. It was the perfect ending to my day. God is so faithful to us. He is always with us. Hope your week is going well little sis. ❀️

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    1. Smiles. Aww, I am Glad to know you do and it did. ❀
      You are welcome, big sis. 😊
      Yes He is. πŸ™Œ
      Yes it has been. But a long one. Grateful God holds our lot in the busyness. 😊
      How has the week been at your end? πŸ™‚

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      1. Dawn says:

        My week is good so far. I’m in the office today and tomorrow. The other days I work from home which is nice. πŸ€—

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        1. Smiles. That is nice. πŸ€—
          Oh. Okay.
          Smiles. Yes, I love that part too. 😊 Well done, sis. Do enjoy the rest of your day. Happy weekend. πŸ’ƒ

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  15. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
    (Psalms 23:4)
    If God is with us, we can find our way out of any situation or learn to survive in it with his guidance. An important reminder sis.😊❀

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    1. Smiles. This verse gives me great comfort too. Thanks for sharing it, sis. ❀
      Yes, His presence holds us in it all.
      Smiles. Yes. πŸ™Œ
      Thank you so much for your comment. Blessings. πŸ€—

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  16. Thank you for this beautiful reminder, my lovely friend. Blessings to you ❀

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    1. You are welcome, ma’am. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š
      Amen. And to you too.
      Hugs. Thank you for your comments. ❀

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  17. Gypsy says:

    Amen! This reminds me of that song Still by Hillsong. No matter what evil may roam the earth, we are kept by the Lord.

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    1. I will check it out. 😊
      Thanks for mentioning it. ❀
      Yes sis. I affirm this. πŸ™Œ
      Blessings. πŸ€—

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      1. Gypsy says:

        My pleasure πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  18. Michelle says:

    Amen! This is so helpful and inspiring! ❀️

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    1. Ruelha says:

      Amen Amen and Amen….this is exactly what I remind myself multiple times in a day…..such joy in the midst of everything…..πŸ™πŸΌβœοΈπŸ™πŸΌ

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      1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
        I love that. βœ‹πŸ™‚
        Yes. Having this as our reality is such a great joy. πŸ’ƒ
        Thanks, Ruelha. Blessings. ❀

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    2. Glad to know it is. 😊
      Thank you so much for your comment. Blessings. ❀

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  19. doriskoki says:

    That song has helped me cheer up in very many tough seasons. Reminding me that God is for me! I love it πŸ₯°

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    1. Yay. Same here. It was on repeat during a season of my life too. It’s a blessed reminder to us, that He is forever with us. πŸ™Œ
      Yes. πŸ˜Šβœ‹
      Smiles. Thanks for your comment, Doris. ❀

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  20. Jenny Furse says:

    Amen πŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ. God is all around us, and He is good.

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
      Yes, sis. He is. 😊❀
      Blessings. And how are you doing and the family?.

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      1. Jenny Furse says:

        We are doing great, thank you! Blessings to you and your family as well, dear friend πŸ™‚

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        1. That’s nice to know. 😊
          You are welcome. πŸ€—
          Amen. 😊
          Thank you, sis. ❀

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  21. Thanks for this inspiring post. All we need is His presence. When we walk in the consciousness of His presence, all fear of horrors are allayed.

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
      You are welcome. πŸ€—
      Yes!. I affirm. πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your comment. Blessings, bro. 😊

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  22. Penzi says:

    God got us! We will overcome!

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    1. Yes, bro. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

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  23. Olayinka Ofi says:

    Thanks so much for this!
    Indeed, God’s word is a present help in times of trouble. It’s so reliving.
    Thanks for the reminder. May your pen never run out of ink in Jesus name.

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    1. Smiles. You are welcome, bro. πŸ€—
      Yes He is. πŸ’ƒ
      Glad to. πŸ™Œ
      Amen. πŸ™
      Thank you so much, bro. πŸ™‚

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