O My Soul: In the midnight hour

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Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29, 30 NKJV)

My Lord, even through the darkest days I know that as long as I hold on to you, stand on Your word when there is nothing left to cling to, I shall rise above everything that comes up against me in attack. My strength is found within you. For when I am weak, You are at work building me up.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 NKJV)


Take courage to stand. Stand for what’s right even if you have to travel the road alone. It may not be easy at all, but at the end, your obedience to God over the negative opinions, comments, dislikes, outcasting and various sufferings of persecution that comes along with following Christ will benefit you at the end. Perhaps you may see the reaping of some benefits sooner than later. The point is to not give in; to not cower and reason with man.

Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Yes your heart may be wounded and inflicted with hurt from those you least expect but don’t let anything come as a surprise. The enemy is always at work looking for ways to distract you and tear you down.

You are a threat. Yes you sure are. You read it correctly. To whom you might ask? To Satan. Think about it. God is doing great works within you whether you see it or not. He’s building you up and preparing you for something ahead. Whatever it may be, it’s for the glory, honor and praise of the King.

If you think about it, just how much more/less is the enemy messing with those lost in darkness when he can bother those ( children of God ) who are messing up his plans? You are putting a dent in his work agenda.

Let no more sleepless nights and distracted days consume your mind. Take all things that are bothering you to Jesus. He knows the hurt. You will never overfill his to-do list. He will not be overloaded at all or get in a frenzy. If you have to go into your prayer closet every day, write him a letter, talk to him out loud just do it. And as you pray for healing, guidance and direction pray for those who inflicted pain directly or indirectly upon you. Let the Lord take vengeance into his hands. Not yours. You’ll be blessed to bless the life of others. Speaking out of anger or putting curses upon their head isn’t right. Being Christlike doesn’t strike back an eye for an eye.

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; (James 1:19 NKJV)

Remember that the enemy can do no more to you than God will allow him. If anything, thank him for bothering you! If you stand and not be shaken by earthly ways of thinking and doing of man you will come out on top strengthened and refreshed, encouraged and ready to keep going forward in the plans God set out for you.

Bless your mind, body and spirit as you step out and STAND. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Jesus is our Rock, our great Cornerstone. Pick up the Bible. Pray, read and apply it to your life. Believe that all will be taken care of. If no one has your back God does.

“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.”Lamentations 3:22-25 NKJV

Dear friends, I encourage you to wait on the Lord. Stepping back and standing aside spending extra time with God being still and listening to his infinite wisdom is worth far more than you will ever know. Acting and speaking in the flesh will get the best of you if you let it. Love covers a multitude. Let go of the things you cannot change, pick and choose your battles but ultimately let God be your guide.

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God bless each and every one of you.

❤ Love and hope in Christ always ❤

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20 thoughts on “O My Soul: In the midnight hour

  1. Terra, I know how you feel about awards, but I am nominating you for the ABC Award as a way to say thank you for all the encouragement and blessing you give to us. If you choose not to accept, I will definitely understand but I have tweaked this one a little to give praise and glory to God and not myself. My post on Wed. will give details. Stop by and see. I would love to see what words you come up with.

    • Hi Drusilla,

      I am so thankful to God for using me greatly as a vessel to encourage and bless the lives of those who read my blog. Believe me when I say that I am blessed indeed and encouraged by those of you who share your thoughts, testimonies and inspirations with me. It lets me know that I am on track staying in the will of God. I honestly appreciate you thinking so much of me and my blog enough to nominate for another award. In the spirit of love and truth, I still feel convicted to just express my gratitude by saying thank you. I want to be a woman of my word. If I accept one award, I might as well accept them all. My heart focus is to just keep the posts as a main focus on my page. I don’t want thoughts to linger in the back of my mind if someone may be hindered in someway. That in itself would be a hinderance to me. I truly hope you understand my heart as I have prayed about this. God bless you for going our your way even more to bless and encourage me.

      Praise be to the Lord for uniting us as one and as messengers traveling to make disciples throughout the world…..

      ~ Terra

    • What a blessing it is to hear this about you Victoria. My heart is encouraged and pressed even more to keep doing God’s work. Thank you so much. I will lift you up in prayer along with this message.

      Keep standing…. 🙂

  2. So glad I stopped by here today. I needed this scripture and your wonderful words early this morning….

    “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.”Lamentations 3:22-25 NKJV

    I think I’ll do a blog on these scriptures soon. I sing Great is thy faithfulness and I look for my new mercies everyday and I sing His eye is on the sparrow…when Jesus is my portion….so this scripture means a lot for me. My soul does seek the Lord…every minute of everyday. Yes sir…I can live off these scriptures for sure.

    I may not stop by as often as I like but you are always on my heart. God bless you my committed sister in the Lord.

    • Bless your heart Tanya!

      ( Jehovah Jireh – God our Provider ) God sent you here at the precise time that you needed this word of encouragement. Hallelujah to his holy name! My heart rejoices with the blessings you write to me and others. My love and prayers are with you my sister in Christ. When we are in need a place of refuge and a comforting message to lift us up is given to us by our Father above. I look forward to what inspirations you will share later on. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by. Obedience to the Lord brings a wellspring to our weary souls.

  3. Hi Terra,
    I am glad that I have come by your page today. I loved reading this post. You stated: “If you stand and not be shaken by earthly ways of thinking and doing of man you will come out on top strengthened and refreshed, encouraged and ready to keep going forward in the plans God set out for you.” It is a message that speaks volumes to me. I am left inspired and encouraged. Thank you for being such a blessing in everyone’s lives including mine. God bless xox

    • Maryanne, I appreciate your warm and kind words. You are welcome for the post and what it has done for you. God does some really amazing things in our lives. For that I am thankful. You all have encouraged me with generous heartfelt prayers and words. God bless you abundantly.

      With much love in Christ always,
      Terra

  4. We serve a great and loving God who has the most perfect of timing. I just read your post, and it goes right with the bible study that I am doing with my small group. I had just finished up my lessons for tomorrow’s mtg. and then read your post!
    I will definitely be sharing!! ( :
    Blessings-April

    • ( full of smiles ) Hello April! I am one happy child of God that is trying to contain the joy that is overflowing! Thank you for reading the post. God IS an on time God. Not a minute too soon or too late. Precise timing!! How blessed I feel that you will share this with your small group Bible study lesson. I pray that whatever God reveals to each heart, all praise and glory is magnified in him and through him! If you could feel the joy in my heart…… thank you Lord for your marvelous works!

      God bless you and welcome to Living Simply In Abundance

  5. Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but it is that we are powerful beyond measure. But be assured of one thing, God has made a promise with each person and no matter what satan does, the promise will not return to God void

    • Thank you very much! I stand in agreement about praying without ceasing. How my soul yearns to draw closer to the Lord and I pray that of others. God bless you for sharing your thoughts and encouragement. 🙂

  6. Standing in the mist of struggle is one of the hardest things to do, however, it is in the struggle when we lean on God that we truly see how great and powerful he is. Thank you for this word today.

    • I’m happy that we have crossed paths through blogging. You are welcome for this post. I credit all I pour out in truth and righteousness to the Lord. I know how hard it can be to stand through struggles but I find comfort in knowing that I can lean on the Lord and find peace in strength in him to endure until it passes. Keep your head up and smile because God loves you and the storm shall pass in due time.

      Keeping you in thought and prayer
      ~ Terra

  7. We are God’s weapons against the adversary. We have to acknowledge our strength is in identifying that were are not just mere followers because we are weapons of warfare that are not carnal but are Mighty in God in the pulling down of strongholds. God created us to be weapons of warfare we just have to allow Him to use us when the time calls for it. Will we answer to the call?

    Thank you Terra for this post. 😀 something we should really reflect about.

    • Amen my sister in the Lord! Well put. Thank you very much for your words of truth. May we all be strengthened and courageous to walk in the authority given to us.

      And you are welcome btw… 🙂 God is good all the time!

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