Michael Colunga (18 April 2011)
"RE:  Fay--"Depression & Pain""

Hello, John and Doves,
Sister Fay, your words of encouragement are spot on!
For a refueling with high-test jet fuel, may I recommend to all Doves the recent Disney movie, "Secretariat," starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich.  God's winning formula is simple:  when you have a habit of starting dead last, He enables you to pass on the outside lane and leave the best of the rest way behind you!  31 lengths!  To win the Triple Crown at the Belmont!  That's the hand of our Abba, Father at work.
For it is written,
    "But many [that are] first shall be last; and the last first."  Mark 10:31
Remember what Churchill said,
    "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
[October 29, 1941, United Kingdom (Great Britain) Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Harrow School ]
For it is written,
    "The eternal God [is thy] refuge, and underneath [are] the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy [them]."  Deuteronomy 33:27
And yet, the LORD also has compassion on our families:
    "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."  Psalm 147:3
He promises us great joy:
    "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels."  Isaiah 61:10
In HaShem,
Mike C.
Fay (14 Apr 2011)
"Depression & Pain"

Hi John and Doves,
There have been quite a few posts regarding some of our Brothers and Sisters suffering very real hardships. Be they illness or finance - family strains, broken hearts, loneliness etc. The community on Doves has become very special to me and it's hard to find the words to let you know how much I empathize with you. My prayers are with you all.
We don't have long to wait, Doves. Our LORD's words to his disciples, when they were wanting to know the signs of the end, were very direct. We all know that we are living in the run up to the final. We all know that we aren't just dreaming these news headlines that match prophecy - almost word for word. We must draw on that last reserve of strength and persevere.
I pray that your pain and hardship, loneliness and despair will be alleviated by the close and loving presence of our LORD and Saviour, through the blessed Holy Spirit. May you be wrapped and secured in His loving, protective arms. For all eternity. Amen.
God Bless you all
In Jesus' Beloved Name