Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Overcoming The World "John 16:33"

Good afternoon, have you ever just sat staring out the window wondering when the roller coaster ride you were on would be over? Or feel like you’re running to catch an already moving train?  This is me today. At 48 I feel 60 this morning as well, as defeated.  You see, I missed an assignment yesterday and am behind on another now, and already next week’s assignments are posted. On top of that I need to take care of financial aid and find 2 more references and make sure because I don't have $128 like a letter I received said I needed by the 26 or  I will  be out of school before its really even begun. (I'm going in early Wed to try and get that straightened out.) As I re read this there are a lot of Ands there…
It's all of these that make me just star out the window and wonder why. or what's the use. But in the midst of thinking this way, a thought comes to mind its from John 16, 33.  “! I have overcome the world.” Jesus was telling His disciples that you will have trouble but take heart and know that He has overcome the world.

“I have overcome the world." What a powerful statement. As this statement comes to mind I can only feel lighthearted and better because compared to what my Lord has suffered – for me- for us  what I am going thru is  NOTHING. Nothing compared to what He suffered at Calvary.  And I will get thru this with His Help and strength. Phil 4:13 For I can do anything thru Christ who strengthens me”

Praise God ….. Father thank you for sending me the Holy Spirit today to remind me that you said “I will  have trouble , but you wouldn’t give me anything I couldn’t handle and I can do this because you came before me and are beside me and have gone ahead of me. I have nothing to fear because He who is in me is GREATER than he who is in the world and I can do  ALL  things thru Christ who strengthens me. Thank you Father for reminding who’s daughter I am ….

In Jesus Name I pray  Amen.


  1. I will pray for you. Phil 4:13 is one of my favorite verses. I have a plaque with that verse written on it. My Aunt Sadie,, who passed away from ovarian cancer a few years ago owned the plaque 'cause it was her fave verse too. Now it's mine as a keepsake. Keep your eye on Jesus and the money you need will pop up. Don't forget that God doesn't give it to you a minute before you need it, so don't give up. He's done that for me many times. He's kinda awesome that way. If this is in His plan for you, it will work out. If not, He has something more awesome in mind. Sounds like your thinking is on the right track. HUGS.

  2. Carley thank you for your prayers. This afternoon, I got the 2 remaining references I needed. Now tomorrow I will go in early and se if I can get the help with financial aide, there's someone there on Wednesday's to help and I have an apt at 11 to look at the dorm hall. I haven't done the paperwork yet because it needs to be printed and I don't have a printer. You are right, God will give me what He desires me to have. I'll let ya know what happens!

  3. I am confident of your praise report shortly. Just hang in there holding on to your faith. I'll keep you in my prayers too.

  4. Well ladies, I met with the financial aide lady today and got the paperwork all done and complete. What the amount was for was to remind the students to either pay for upcoming classes or get the paperwork going. I even say the dorm room I was getting. To describe the room its a small 2 room dorm and a bathroom. There will be a desk chair bed microwave and small fridge. I can move in a week before classes.