God Is Our Help In Every Situation

By Adele M. Gill                                         “ All who call upon me I will answer, I will be with them in distress;                                                                                     I will deliver them and give them honor. With length of days I will satisfy them                                            and show them my saving power.”     Psalm 91:14-16 In this scripture today, we have great promises from God. What else could we want than to call upon Him, and have Him answer our prayers? In times of distress, He is clearly available to all of us in both good times, and in challenging times. We need to take this scripture very personally, as an invitation to prayer.  Ask Jesus for whatever you need, and He will help you when you need it the most. He is there for you when you are weary and your spirits are sagging at the end of a chaotic day. He stands in wait for you to pray to Him through infirmity, disability, and in times of grief. He beckons you to come close when your heart is broken from your child who is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. He provides food and shelter...

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...

Let God Fight Your Battles

                                “The Lord will fight for you; you have only to keep still.”                                   Exodus 14:14 Sometimes we work too hard to fix or change things. Maybe we just need to do our best, then let God fight our battles. It has been said, “When life gets tough, the tough get going.” But there is a limit to what any of us can do. Sometimes circumstances are simply out of our control, and we seem to have run out of steam, and seemingly options, as well. We can’t always change our circumstances, or other people. It is possible that at times, things seem impossible. During these times, we need to consider the following wisdom excerpt from a writing by Reinhold Niebuhr, often used by Alcoholics Anonymous and other similar groups. It is noteworthy that the author turns to God for help: ~ The Serenity Prayer ~ “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can,  and the wisdom                               to know the difference.” Clearly, there are times when we are all up against the wall. We have trouble accepting the things we can’t change. We lose our courage and are lacking in the wisdom to discern the right thing, the right way we should go. But what we do—and don’t do– makes the difference. God...

Whatever You Do

by Adele M. Gill                              “Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.”                     I Corinthians 10:31   Sometimes, in our humanness, we mistakenly take credit for God’s work. We may even claim ‘coincidence’ for what He does for us and those around us. We need to give Him the glory in every circumstance. We should always give God credit when credit is due, as He has His hand in every aspect of our daily lives. For it is God’s Only Son, Jesus,  the Great Healer, Provider and Savior that makes all things possible–not us. Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. The Arrogant Pharisee We need to humbly thank God for both good things in our life, and even for the difficulties and challenges that help us grow. For living a life of gratitude to God, regardless of circumstances, is the cornerstone of sound spiritual, physical, and mental well-being: Jesus said: “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘”O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity–greedy, dishonest, adulterous — or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.'” ‘But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his...