Good News!!! Starting June 15th, for the next three Saturday nights, the award-winning CBN series “Superbook” will be airing on CBS! Superbook has been a blessing in our home. The series teaches God’s words and truth to children. The Superbook dvd’s have inspired my children to want to learn more and they add to our family bible readings.
Spread the word! Tell your church, friends and neighbors to watch this special programming.
Superbook brings the stories of the bible alive and, to add a plus to it, my children prefer it over their other movies. It’s refreshing to have a good clean show for our children and share God’s word with the world . I’m no expert, but I’d say the dvd’s are good for children ages 4-8- but I make everyone watch them 🙂 . The first series begins with the story of David and Goliath , the next Saturday, June 22nd, is Jonah and the third is Roar! Daniel in the lion’s den. I know you will enjoy them. and Hey! they are in spanish – Superlibro.
Saturday Evening on CBS
June 15th, 22nd, and 29th (30 min)
Consider David’s prayer, have you ever felt like this? (taken from Psalms 42,43,142,143)
My spirit is overwhelmed within me,
My heart within me is distressed. My spirit fails!
O my God, my soul is cast down within me; For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in darkness, Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me.. I will say to God my Rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”As with a breaking of my bones, My enemies reproach me, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” Why do You cast me off? Do not hide Your face from me I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk They have secretly set a snare for me. Look on my right hand and see Attend to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, That I may praise Your name;
(This also sounds like a prophecy of Jesus- “And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground”- and that was after an angel has appeared from heaven to strengthened Him- Luke 22)
As King Solomon said : To everything there is a season:
Atime to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to throw away
Finding Comfort in your storm: David’s RX (from Psalm 42-43,142-143)
Remember the Lord: He is your strength. He is your help. He is faithful and righteous
Meditate on all His works and His words
Muse on all the Works of His hands
Praise Him, enter His gates with thanksgiving.
Cry out to Him
DeclareHis Good works
Pour out your heart to Him
Lift up your hands
Take Shelter in Him
“we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places”Ephesians 6:12
We walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh
The bible tells us that our battles are spiritual. Sometimes we think it’s a certain person trying to bother us or a situation that seems beyond hope. Nothing in your life is beyond hope. You are special in the eyes of the Lord. You matter greatly to Him. You have been placed here by the almighty God and He delights in you. Anything that goes against these thoughts is not from the Lord God, your Father. In the spiritual world, if you could see it, you would see a demonic force trying to blow your light out.(Matthew 13- Parable of the Seeds explains this in more detail) It’s true. The Lord showed me how the devil puts wrong thoughts and words in our minds. They fly in exactly like an arrow- right into your mind, your thoughts. We either reject the incoming abominations or let it sit and roll it around in our mind until it eventually falls into our heart and flows out into our life.(Proverbs 4:23)
Wrong thoughts? You don’t have to stew over wrong thoughts and wonder why you thought certain things. It’s most likely an enemy invasion. Bring all your thoughts captive to Christ. I imagine a great big treasure chest and I tell Jesus –I can’t handle all this. I mentally put all my thoughts and problems in the box, lock it and bring it captive to Jesus. I trust He takes care of everything for me and I find peace with that.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled “ 2 cor 10:5
For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
He has crushed my life to the ground;
He has made me dwell in darkness,
Like those who have long been dead.
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart within me is distressed
King David had down days too. Wow, a man after God’s own heart had his own dark spiritual battles. We are not alone, reach out to the Lord and ask others to pray for you.
David tells the Lord; 1-How he feels, he pours out his heart and his complaint before him
2-How he remembers and recalls that God is able to save him
3-David tells the Lord that he hopes in Him and that the Lord is his help
4- David praises Him -He is altogether praiseworthy. Proclaims His praises even in the midst of His storm
5- Enter His gates with thanksgiving: He is trustworthy and all loving. David thanks the Lord for His great Works, answering him and helping him in the past. He remembers how God has helped him before.
6- David pleads: Please hear me, O Lord. Do not turn away. Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life-Psalm 139
7- He remembers as he speaks and Prays God’s Promises in prayer: “The righteous shall surround me, For You shall deal bountifully with me”
8- David asks the Lord : Teach me to do your will
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands. I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah Answer me speedily, O Lord; My spirit fails! Do not hide Your face from me, Lest I be like those who go down into the pit. Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You. Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; In You I take shelter. Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Revive me, O Lord, for Your name’s sake! For Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble. In Your mercy cut off my enemies, And destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I am Your servant(psalm 143) I cry out to the Lord with my voice; With my voice to the Lord I make my supplication. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk They have secretly set a snare for me. Look on my right hand and see, For there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed me; No one cares for my soul. I cried out to You, O Lord: I said, “You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living. Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; The righteous shall surround me, For You shall deal bountifully with me (Ps 142) In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness. Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no one living is righteous
(But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness)1 John 1:9
Cry out to God; yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me! When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted. I think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for his help Ps 77 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6th88jGHBiw&feature=player_detailpage
Hear the Word of the Lord:
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.Proverbs 12:25
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-8
When I went through a trying time in my life, I held on to this verse in Romans: We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:3-4
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you. The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed Ps 34:17-18 Duet 31:8
But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 3:3 Ps 40:1-3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Cor 1:4
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my GodPs 42:5
Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for youIs 50;4
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,And their righteousness is from Me,”Says the Lord.Is 54:17
“I, even I, am He who comforts you.Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will die, And of the son of a man who will be made like grass?Is 51:12(This is a special verse to me. When I cried out in distress to the Lord- out of the heavens I could see this verse coming down to me – closer and closer until I was able to read it. Amen! God is good and He hears us.)
Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” 1 Peter 5:6 Duet 31:8
This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life Psalm 119:50
And in that day you will say: “O LORD, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people, And will have mercy on His afflictedIsaiah 49:13Isaiah 12:1
Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, Romans 15:5Romans 15:4Matthew 5:4
“There is no one like the God of Jeshurun (Israel), Who rides the heavens to help you, And in His excellency on the clouds. The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, ‘Destroy!’Deut. 33:26-27
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.Ps 27:14 Ps 9:9
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them allPs 34:17-19
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength: Is 26:3-4 Psalm 147:3 Ps 55:22
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.Isaiah 40:31,
Everything is possible for him who believes.Mark 9:23
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Dear Friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. James 4:10, 1 Peter 4:12, 5:7, 2 Peter 2:9
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. You are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.Ps 25:3-5, Ps 33:22James 4:8
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.Therefore comfort one another with these words.Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak .Comfort each other and edify one another.1 Thessalonians 5:14. 1 Thessalonians 4:181 Thessalonians 5:11, Romans 15-16 John 14:27
David’s RX: RMM-PC. with DPLT Remember the Lord: He is your strength. He is your help. He is faithful and righteous Meditate on all His works and His words Muse on all the Works of His hands Praise Him, enter His gates with thanksgiving. Cry out to Him DeclareHis Good works Pour out your heart to Him Lift up your hands Take Shelter in Him
God’s ways are as mysterious as the pathway of the wind, and as the manner in which a human spirit is infused into the little body of a baby while it is yet in it’s mother’s womb. Eccl 11:5
David said, “While the baby was still alive, I fasted, and I cried. I thought, ‘Who knows? Maybe the Lord will feel sorry for me and let the baby live.’ But now that the baby is dead, why should I fast? I can’t bring him back to life. Someday I will goto him, but he cannot come back to me.” 2 Samuel 12 :22-
I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Jer 1:5
If you are searching for an answer to this- I hope you will find it here. You will not get man-made ideas, rules made from the church or made up imaginations. Here you will receive the absolute truth and I pray that it would bring peace upon you and tug on your heart to come back to the Lord- to give you hope for tomorrow, peace for today and a stronger faith in our Heavenly Father. May the Lord comfort you and give you wisdom to understand.
You guided my conception and formed me in the womb.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Job 10:10. Ps 139:13-16
Loosing a child is indescribably painful. It is a tremendous feeling of loss, uncertainty and for some fear and anger. Where is my baby? Where is my child? I felt like screaming for her; running to the ends of the earth to find her. It was hard to believe that she just disappeared. How can that be – my mind just couldn’t understand it. She had to be somewhere. I searched and prayed earnestly with all my heart.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18
In order to explain what the Lord showed me and told me, I will start my story from the beginning:
Years ago my husband and I were expecting our first child- a daughter. We were so excited and had already begun to prepare for her. We had the room ready, crib set up and many cute outfits and gifts all ready in her room. At 25 weeks of pregnancy I went into early labor. She was born weighing only 2lbs. Her name was Sarah. The doctors told us she had no chance of survival. She passed away in my arms 20 hours after she was born. I felt like someone had grabbed her out of my arms and run away with her. I heard everyone say “she’s in heaven, she’s okay” BUT I WANTED PROOF. Was she okay? Was she scared? Was she a person? Did she have a soul? Where was she?
To explain how I felt- it felt like she had been kidnapped- Where was she? How could this happen? I could feel something leave her body and I desperately wanted to know where she was. I held her body- but at that moment I knew she was gone- her body was only the covering- and she had disappeared.
I cried out to God- where is she? Where is she? Where is she?
Though God brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. – Lamentations 3:32-33
Sorrow is better than laughter,
for sadness has a refining influence on us. Eccl 7: 3
And this was my prayer:
I won’t dare ask you why this happened, because I know I’m a sinner. I know I can’t know or understand why this happened, but one thing I need to know is- where is she? Is she okay? Please let me just see her. Please ! Please! My friends around me have abortions and even though I know it’s wrong- I’ve excused them with their excuses- but was it really a child? Was it nothing? Was Sarah nothing? I’m confused Lord- the world tells me that it’s nothing, so does my Sarah exist? If I didn’t baptize her- would she really be in hell- like everyone says? The world tells me one thing and my heart tells me another.
Lord, I remember King David said when his son died “He cannot come back to me, but I can go to him” Lord, can I really see her again- where is she? Lord, I remember the parable of the annoying woman who kept coming to the king and finally the king gave her the request because she was so persistent. Lord, I know you will answer my prayer. I will pray day and night, day and night until you answer me. I will never stop and I know you will answer me. If I pray until the day I die- even then I know you will answer me. I need to know where she is. Show me, show me, show me, and I promise I will not bother you again about this once you explain where she is to me.
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears. He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. – Psalm 18:6
Answer me, O LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble. – Psalm 69:16-17
I was persistent and prayed earnestly with all my strength.. I prayed with every breath I took all day and all night the same prayer-day after day after day-it was all I could think of. I would never give up. I knew the Lord heard me, I knew He would answer me.
THE LORD ANSWERED MY PRAYER AND BROUGHT ME TO HER:
Exactly 10 days after she died: I had gone to sleep and suddenly I was somewhere else. Suddenly I was in a huge house or mansion . I was in a foyer of this house or mansion. I remember specifically it was all made out of wood. To my right were double entrance doors and to my left another door- as if to a kitchen, and also stairs. Before me was a large open door that lead to a huge room. I stepped forward, still in the foyer and looked……… I saw a huge room I could see no end to it. It was organized with wooden cribs in rows that went on and on. Throughout the room were women buzzing about taking care of all the children. I remember they were the most most loving women. They were coming in and out of a door to the left of the room. They wore long skirts and a white shirt. The room was filled with babies of all sizes. Tiny tiny and bigger babies like mine. The room was full. Instantly I knew things. I knew the women here who took care of the babies were very loving. I knew God had given them this job in heaven to take care of all the babies who die.
When I was there, without anyone speaking to me, I suddenly knew things I never knew before.
As I stood there- I knew that I knew that I knew- that I was home. I just knew. It was as if I had come from this place and was now back home. It was similar to the feeling when you come back home from a long trip- when you are happy to finally be resting at home where you belong- that’s what it was like. Without a doubt in my heart- it’s our home and where we long to be.
There was a lady approaching me and knew who I was. She knew Sarah and my Grandmother and she knew how each baby had died. As I looked around at the room and all cribs, I asked her “What is this?” ( We spoke to each other without sound somehow- I could almost cast out my sentence and words to speak- we couldn’t read each other’s minds, but we could communicate somehow without noise- hard to explain- but it made sense at the time) She responded back to me “This is where all the babies come- just like yours- the miscarriages, still birth, the abortions and the deaths –like your child” She told me my grandmother visits her and when she was old enough she would be with her. I was so excited to hear about my grandma, I insisted she let me see my grandmother- but she refused. I argued back and forth begging to see her but the lady told me she had instructions and I was not to leave the house I was in.
She brought me my little Sarah and I was able to feed her 2 bottles. She was the same size she was in the hospital- but a bit plumper. I was able to feed her the bottles and hold her close. I didn’t want to come back home. I wanted to stay. I held her as long as I could until the lady returned. She told me I had to go back. I said “NO! I’m okay here, I don’t need to go back, I’m okay, I’m not going back.” The lady said “You have to” , No I argued back, Im home, and I’m staying” The lady said “You must go back- The Lord has work for you to do”
Last thing I remember was Sarah on my lap- I had to leave and I had to hand her back. I was thankful for this moment, yet sad to go. I didn’t want to come back. I wanted to stay, it was my home. I fell into my sleep and woke up sitting up quickly in the middle of the night- in shock! What just happened? Then I remembered…the Lord had answered my prayer. He had shown me where she was. He had shown me how much He loves my daughter. I knew that His love for Sarah equaled my love for her times infinity. Of Course, He is our Father- and He is Sarah’s father. He loves her and is taking good care of her.
Do un-baptized babies go to hell? NOOOOOOO
I rejoice that He answered me and gave me peace with my questions. He put understanding in my heart. I now know that I, too, will see her again. She cannot come back to me, but I will go to her. I understood how short our lives really are.
I have set my face to do the Fathers will and live in obedience so that I may again return home with Him.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. – Nahum 1:7
The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. – Zephaniah 3:17
This is a verse I clung to during this time: We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Rom 5:3-5
Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. – Luke 6:21
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you,” says the Lord. The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. – Is 66:13, 58:11
I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. – Jeremiah 31:13