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Velma Trayham

There Is Something Better Up Ahead

By | Empowerment, Faith, Healing

God often uses our deepest pain as a launching pad as our greatest calling. We can’t always see where the road leads But God promises there’s something better up ahead, we just have to trust Him, Psalm 56:3

There is so much power, clarity and comfort in that passage, read it again, let your mind absorb the words and the promise that God offers us. Right now the weight and despair we are carrying oftentimes blinds us of the true promise that God has made. Are we so entrenched in our despair that we cannot accept these words? Have we become so complacent in our misery that we are not willing to let God empower us even through our deepest pain?

Wherever you are right now in your life is exactly where you choose to be. Think about that statement. Are we so unworthy that we feel this is what our life is about?  Are you choosing to hold yourself in this despair because you won’t allow yourself the choice?. If someone held out their hand and said “come with me and I will make your life perfect”. Would you go or would you deny the helping hand? God has given you a choice, accept His words, His promise, Because right now you do have a choice. Stay in despair or empower yourself to move forward.

The road maybe a little bumpy at first and your circumstances may not change overnight, but hold steadfast to His promise. Make that commitment to give it all to Him, let the despair go. once you have given it up move forward in absolute faith. Let His promise empower you each day. During my moments of weakness, or self doubt, I continue to say: “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”. Those words are a blessing to me each and every day and I pray that these words will empower you as well.


It’s Never Too Late To Live A Life Of Joy

By | Empowerment, Faith

The other day I was at a local park with a dear friend and her 3 children. The minute her children got out of the car they became free in spirit, free to feel joy, free of restrictions. I found myself completely mesmerized watching these 3 little children. I thought to myself, this is exactly what God expects of us. He wants us to live a life of joy free from restrictions that we place on ourselves, for our spirits to be open to His will.  We are His children and what parent doesn’t want these exact same things.

In my mind I realize what the reaction would be if I were to  share this event with others. Immediately, I could hear one saying, “free of restrictions? I’m overweight and I have high blood pressure.”  another would say, “Joy? Since my divorce, there is little joy in my life.”  We have long forgotten how to be pure in spirit and free to feel joy, to abandon the limitations and restrictions we have put on ourselves.

Think back to a time when your life was full of joy. What brought you this joy?  You may not be able to duplicate that exact situation, but reflect back to the feeling, that feeling can be duplicated; It could be the joy in helping others. The joy in allowing yourself to feel free of self doubt and fear.  Sing even though you may not have perfect pitch, lighten your spirit. God rejoices in our songs.

Experience new adventures, they can be as simple as trying out a new restaurant or taking a few friends for a day trip. God wants us to experience the life He has given us. “Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.” Ecclesiastes 9:7 .This does not mean that we should all go out and get drunk. God wants us to celebrate our life and our purpose here.

What we have lost of our childhood is the ability to enjoy each day; free from worry, free from the fear of the unknown. Children accept each day with an open spirit, free from self imposed limitations and most of all they are ready to experience the  JOY in each new day. So I say this to each of you, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”. Romans 15:13