God Is in Control–Really?

By Adele M. Gill [Jesus Said] “I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” John 16:32-33 God is in control–Really? Watching the news these days, it appears that the world as we know it is spinning out of control with no adults in charge. Sometimes it seems as surreal as a bad movie. Current events in the world, the news can leave us fearful, anxious and worried about our future leadership, and the unsettled and unsettling state of our country. With conflicting unprecedented news reports of voting fraud, talk of insurrection, pandemic lockdowns, economic recession/depression, possible treason; spying, cold wars, soldier, wars; censorship, the opioid crisis…And the list goes on and on… Violence in our streets, and lawlessness are far too pervasive and prevalent. Some days it seems that there is disharmony, discord, unrest, and chaos everywhere. How can anyone possibly be in a state of peace with so much turmoil going on in our country and the world? Well I’m here to tell you it is possible… It is no mistake that “Be Not Afraid” is written in the Bible over 300 times, giving us hope. In our humanness we may feel we have reason to be afraid. But when you believe that God is in control, and seek His help, all fear dissipates and calm and inner peace are restored. Sometimes it is hard to believe that God really is in control. But He is–silently working all...

Pandemic: Be Not Afraid!

By Adele M. Gill   Are you feeling weary, worried, down, or fearful, struggling to cope with the far-reaching effects of the corona-virus? Certainly this pandemic has been challenging in every way—a difficult time for us all. Isolation, infirmity, uncertainty, required to wear masks, and social distancing. Due to the pandemic, we are being forced to miss or adapt important life events such as graduations, baptisms, and weddings. Even many schools are closed for class room learning, leaving children and their parents wondering what to do next. With all that going on, it seems highly illogical and is seemingly impossible at times to find peace or a silver lining in this turbulent time we are living—But is it really? Consider today’s scripture passage:    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 This scripture gives us great hope! It serves as a reminder that God is in control, and that He will provide for our every need. He alone is The One that can bring us peace and settle our fears. He will help us rise above our circumstances—whatever they may be– to peacefully walk through this valley unafraid, with renewed confidence and hope. All we need to do is pray and ask for Jesus’ help. It is easy to fear the future when you believe you are alone in your situation. But this Bible passage tells us that peace can be found in Jesus Christ. Faith and fear cannot coexist. So we need...

Mayhem Never Wins

By Adele M. Gill   “God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13   Are you feeling tested beyond your strength as you endure the Covid-19 pandemic and isolation, and are also feelings of helplessness as you witness unbridled anarchists who are destroying our US cities? If so, you are not alone! Though it’s difficult, we need to try to trust that God is present to each of us, He has a purpose in allowing all this, and that He is in control…but how is that possible?  Why would He ever allow such mayhem and disruption to exist in our lives??? Distressing as these times are, surely God has a purpose for allowing times like these to happen. Could it be that He is trying to get the attention of a country, a world that has tried to systematically eliminate Him from every aspect of our daily lives? One need only watch our legislators closely to know the evil that pervades our culture today from the top down: Total, legislated disregard for human life; assaults on free speech and religious freedom; derelict, murderous organizations benefiting from our hard-earned tax dollars; congressman calling to dismantle our country on every level; tyrannical rule of violent anarchists in our streets making extortion demands, and too often getting what they demand; cancel culture trying to rewrite the history of our country so we cannot remember and learn from our mistakes, dooming us to repeated failings. Conflicting reports about...

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...

New Book: How to Go from Broken to Blest

By Adele M. Gill Today’s post has been adapted from my new book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’  now available on Amazon. Are you struggling? If so, this book was written for you! Certainly we all do from time to time. Yet, this pandemic has many of us in a state of uncertainty, some even fear and despair, as we hope and pray for protection, and that we have a smooth and healthy transition away from sheltering in place. Most are  acutely aware of the toll the plague has taken on both our country, and the global community.  Medically, socially, emotionally, and even financially, our lives have been sorely affected by this most unwelcome, invisible visitor. But there is always reason to hope. For Jesus said: “Come unto Me all who are weary and I will give you rest… ” Matthew 28:11 If you find yourself being negatively affected by this difficult time with Covid-19 disrupting our daily lives, and/or life in general, you are not alone. You may even feel broken by infirmity, social isolation, job loss, financial strain, lost loved ones, broken relationships… However, through this new self-help book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ it is possible for you to get back on track quickly, and with ease, as you reach new heights. By reviewing the following 6 steps from my new self-help book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ you can step onto a fresh path to a new and better life. As you emerge from this unprecedented time, could it be that it’s time that you let today be the...

Covid-19: Close Quarters

                                                                                               By Adele M. Gill                                                                                                 https://www.theinspirationcafeblog.net                              “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope…”               I Peter 3:15   Close quarters. In a way, the coronavirus pandemic has drawn a line in the sand between people with optimism, and negativity and pessimism. Sure, sometimes we all have doubts, negativity, and fear. But whether we are optimistic or pessimistic is a personal choice, sometimes made hour by hour. Clearly, optimists and pessimists are considered to be polar opposites. And sometimes even optimists slide into negative thinking occasionally. However, these days, while trying to live in the same space with our families, sharing close quarters day after day, while we all shelter-in-place, can prove to be a testy challenge at best, for all involved. Meanwhile, most struggle to find reasons to hope in this seemingly impossible situation we find ourselves in.   Jesus: Full Access for All Sure, no...