Are You Struggling?

by Adele M. Gill Here is the audio link for my author interview with Speak Up Talk Radio’s Pat Rullo for my new book,                       ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest:’ https://www.speakuptalkradio.com/adele-gill-returns/ **************************************************************   “Commit your way to the Lord;     trust in Him and He will act…” Psalm 37:5 Are you struggling? Certainly everyone has struggles and stress—they are just part of the human condition. But help is on the way! In my timely new book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ there is a series steps that address how to rise above adversity and the struggles we all face.This book is designed to help anyone struggling with various kinds of stress: Covid-19, racial inequality and injustice; medical issues such as cancer, MS, auto-immune conditions; mental health issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder; broken relationships, domestic abuse; grief, loneliness, addiction; incarceration, financial insecurity—even homelessness. But we need to find a way to get relief from being overwhelmed and weary, to finding peace even and especially in adversity. When we experience prolonged stress, we may be endangering our physical health and mental health, falling into fear, anxiety, depression and despair. We may make bad choices that lead to drug and alcohol addiction, and even feel like a victim with or without good cause.  Actually, feeling like a victim of circumstances may be the core reason why it is so hard for us to cope… I have discovered in my life that that feeling of victimhood must be quelled. You may actually be a victim, but sometimes we need to put...

7 STEPS TO FINDING PEACE IN TURMOIL

By Adele M. Gill Certainly we all know by now that our cities, our country, our world are in turmoil. Amidst the scourge of racism, violence in our streets, and the advent of Covid-19 and social isolation, many people are weary and overwhelmed from the extent of the mayhem. In fact, many are experiencing Crisis Fatigue—and with good reason–in light of the chaos we are experiencing. Sometimes it seems as if we are surrounded by negativity, fear and uncertainty.                  But consider this from Philippians 4:6-7 >>>   6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”   What is Happening to Our Country? Many are wondering what has happened to our country. But it is important to continue to focus on the fact that God is the one in charge. Not the turmoil. Not the isolated, despicable, rogue police officers who have murdered people due to racism while on or off duty. Not the anarchists who are looting, committing arson, and hurting and killing people in cities across America as they seek to drown out the protesters, thereby delaying much-needed dialog for effective social change. Not Covid-19. Not our political leaders. No, despite how it may appear, it is God himself who is in charge. As in the past, He will make a way for His people…   7 Remedies for Worry & Fear If you are feeling troubled and weary, in search...

God is in Control

By Adele M. Gill God is in control. Despite how dismal things may appear right now, we need to remember—and never forget–that God is still in control. No one is beyond his reach, no one is beyond His sight. With that said, we need to remember that God is always with us, even in times when we endure hatred, destruction, and chaos, and hears and answers our anguished pleas for help, our heartfelt prayers. Pray Specifically But did you know that the more specifically you pray, the more specifically God will answer your prayers? I believe that prayer really does change things for the better as God intercedes on our behalf and makes all things new. It’s true! In this time of much needed change, healing and mayhem, let’s come together to pray: ~ Please Join Me in Prayer ~ Dear Father God, We believe You are in control, and are humbled by all that is transpiring.      In our humanness, we are feeling anxious, sad, afraid, burdened, and weary this day, but none the less, we place our trust in you.   With the scourge of racism front and center in this country, and with  the violent, agenda-driven anarchists threatening our streets and are burning down our cities. We weep over what is, and wonder what will be ahead for all of us. These things, combined with Covid-19 infirmity, fears and social isolation, and the economy, we are totally overwhelmed, feeling lost and vulnerable. Like Job, we look around and have to ask: how long Lord? How much more can we endure?   The fear and uncertainty...

George Floyd: “Momma I Can’t Breathe”

By Adele M. Gill     “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14   “Momma I can’t breathe.” These were the gut-wrenching last words of George Floyd, as he was murdered while under police arrest in Minneapolis last week. Racism: Like Covid, In Need of a Cure Last night there was a peaceful protest in nearby Edgewood, Maryland in response to the murder of George Floyd. The protest called, ‘Momma I Can’t Breathe,’ was organized by a group called, Mothers of Murdered Sons & Daughters. During the protest, group co-founder, Daphne Alston, was quoted by Baltimore WMAR News as saying: “So as America is looking for a cure for Covid, Black America is looking for a cure from this racism…” Truer words were never spoken. The Scourge of Racism In actuality, we all need to work together to find a cure for the scourge of racism, it is not just up to the people directly affected by it to affect change. We need to dialog and check our own hearts for any hint of discrimination, because this battle is won one soul at a time. As Daphne Alston indicated, racism is, indeed, a social and cultural virus in need of a cure. We need to work diligently to dismantle and derail the plague of violent racism and bigotry gripping our country. In essence, the death of George Floyd provides us with an...