It was nineteen years ago when I hit rock bottom and needed Christ to pull me out of a pit of doubt. With many questions in my heart about God’s goodness, my faith began growing strong again as my family prayed for me and friends encouraged me not to lose hope.

In March of 1997 while we were at church, a friend of ours approached Michael and shared a Scripture with us. He told us to read Exodus 14:14. I wrote the words in my journal: “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

From that dark season in my life, I began a quest to really understand what it means to be still and trust God.

Through my journey and over two decades of discovering how to trust Christ, my prayers changed from pitiful petitions to a confidence in the God of the universe to guide me and fight for me. I learned to be still and listen for God’s voice in my heart.

It was in the listening and stillness that I began to hear the voice of God guiding me and leading me to the abundant life that Christ promises (John 10:10).

In my younger years, my own stubbornness and inability to discern God’s voice led to so much heartache in my life. It was not God’s fault. It was my own responsibility for not seeking to know and hear God better.

John 10:27 says: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Jesus is the Good Shepherd and He guides those who will listen for His voice.

Once I began hearing God clearly in my spirit, everything in my life turned around. With my renewed faith, I began praying bold prayers not only for myself, but for my loved ones and for the entire world.

It’s obvious this world is in great need of Christ’s healing power. The recent tragedies in Orlando, Germany, Turkey, and the horrific things that have been happening right here in my community are heartbreaking. However, I refuse to let these tragedies deflate my faith.

Are you in the midst of a painful battle? My heart is filled with compassion for you and I have been praying passionately for the prayer requests that have been flooding my inbox.

No matter what you are facing today, it’s not too big for God. Be still and let Christ do the fighting for you. Place your faith in the One who has the power to heal and restore.


I am in awe of Your goodness. Thank You for Your healing love. Please strengthen all those who are in the midst of hard battles. Let them be still and trust You to fight for them. Let them know You are a good Father and You have good plans for their lives. Strengthen them today and let them feel Your presence strongly while they wait for a miracle to unfold. I pray in Christ’s name. Amen.

Will you come to the altar and release your problems to Jesus?



  1. Very good word. Thank you for sharing my husband and I both need this right now! Please pray that we can grow in our faith to trust and listen to God.

    Please pray that we can see the directions to go in our problems.

    Thanks and many blessings!

  2. Amy Lynne on August 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm said:


    Thanks for visiting my blog today. I appreciate your kind comment, and I am blessed to know that my words were what you needed to hear right now.

    Here’s a prayer: Father, I want to thank You for hearing our prayers. Please bless Kim and her husband in a special way today. Fill them with faith and give them the encouragement they need every day. Strengthen them and help them to hear Your guiding voice clearly as they pray and seek to know You better. Guide them in the direction they need to go and let them surrender every area of their lives to You. Please help them to work out each of their problems and lead them to new beginnings in the days ahead. I pray in Christ’s name. Amen.

    I want to encourage you not to give up praying and seeking God! I will add your name to my prayer request board and continue praying for you.

    Your sister in Christ,

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