Category Archives: Words of Life Healing & Joy

When Life Knocks You Down

Many times in our lives we overcome difficulties and process through our feelings by praying, leaning, relying, and trusting in God. But at [...]

Repent!

When we think of the word repent, our minds’ eye may be filled with a vision of angry preachers yelling at fearful congregations! Yet Jesu [...]

The Power of Negative and Positive Words

With our words we create. As we speak positive words of faith, light, goodness, kindness, love, patience, gentleness, and hope-or negative w [...]

Jesus’ Yoke

Jesus told those who followed him to, “take my yoke upon you and learn of me”. In Bible times, a yoke was a wooden frame by which two ox [...]

In the Middle of a Storm?

Just as an occurrence of bad weather can stop us in our tracks and disrupt our plans, so can the storms of life. In these storms, we experie [...]

One Day at a Time

  “So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ [...]

Value in Sadness

“Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better and gains gladness” (Ecclesiastes 7:3). [...]

Stability in a Changing World

    The Bible teaches us that there is a time and season for every purpose under heaven. In other words, we will experience contin [...]

Our Comforting God

“Whenever my doubts and fears were out of control, the soothing comfort of your presence calmed me down and overwhelmed me with delight” [...]

Receiving God’s Help

When we are struggling with unresolved issues and trouble in our lives, we may experience painful emotions that sometimes motivate us to cry [...]

Turning Back To God

In the midst of tumult, stress and the pressures of life, it is very easy for us to allow our negative side to take over and propel us into [...]

Running the Race

In the book of Hebrews, our life and time on this earth is compared to an athlete running a race. A runner must build up endurance, and expe [...]

Lord, Give Us Courage!

Courage gives us the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear. Fear is detrimental to our emo [...]

The Path to Spiritual Maturity

According to the Bible, our earthly human body with its human nature is identified as the “fleshly man.” On the other hand, there is a p [...]

Staying Optimistic in a Pessimistic World

I am thankful to say that sometime there are some positive, pleasant, encouraging human interest stories on the network and cable news broad [...]

Are You Afraid of Living?

Fear is the negative force that Satan uses to hinder us from discovering the purposeful, positive, and productive course that God has planne [...]

The Greatest Power

There is no power –whether evil or good- that is greater than the power of love. God tells His children to have deep, strong, consistent, [...]

Undefeated by Circumstances

Does it seem as if your emotions and circumstances are defeating the hopes and dreams that God has put in your heart? If so, you may feel an [...]

Without Love, All is in Vain

Loving God, ourselves, and others is the vital ingredient that keeps us feeling alive and pushing forward in our walk of faith. It is the po [...]

Can Any Good Come from Hardship?

Naturally, none of us want to suffer! But we would have to agree that while we live in our imperfect world, there will be seasons of sufferi [...]

Waiting on God

Waiting on God is not a passive state. The spiritual state of ‘waiting on God’ and just gritting our teeth and trying to wait for some r [...]

Godly Grief vs. Worldly Grief

When we experience the pain of grief it is usually associated with some sort of loss. Personal grief which affects the whole human race can [...]

The Healing Touch

The Scripture states that a woman with “an issue of blood” had been sick and suffered for twelve long years. Over time, she had visited [...]

Has Your Spiritual Breath Been Knocked Out?

There are many people that in spite of having a living connection with Jesus, feel as if their spiritual breath which radiates power, purpos [...]

Jesus Understands and Feels Our Pain

The Scripture states that the two sisters Mary and Martha and their brother Lazarus lived in Bethany. All three were dear, valued friends of [...]

He Heals the Brokenhearted

All throughout the Bible, as God’s children, we are promised favor, good plans for our future, restoration and healing. WOW, we are so ble [...]

Are You in a State of Distress?

Being in a state of distress is difficult! Our distresses can be the result of mental suffering caused by grief, anxiety, or unhappiness, ha [...]

Are You Longing to See the Glory of God?

As believers and God lovers we all long to witness the “glory of God,” and see His power unveiled. That is, we desire to stand in awe, a [...]

Tossed on the Waves of Fear and Doubt

Like the arrival of a sudden storm at sea, we will all experience times of unexpected difficulty and trouble in our lives. Whatever the prob [...]

Sometimes You Need to Cry!

Most of us are so afraid when we encounter hardship, loss, or disappointment that we are blinded to the positive spiritual and emotional ben [...]

Feeling Defeated by Anger or Hurt?

Anger and Hurt are like a hand and glove, and generally speaking these emotions are layered in our hearts when we have been offended, or whe [...]

I AM

Throughout the Old Testament, God reveals Himself as the great “I AM” to those who long to know Him. In the New Testament Jesus affirms [...]

The Secret Place

At times we all feel the need of a “getaway” from the responsibilities and pressures of everyday life! Yes, travel and vacations [...]

“Having Done All Stand”

We are given instructions in the Word of God, of how to overcome and stand victorious in the face of spiritual opposition. First, we are tol [...]

Letting Go of Fear

Often the Lord compares His children to sheep because we share many similarities, especially the being afraid part. Our hearts fear the past [...]

Letting Go of Hurt

Crying helps us release and let go of our souls hurt and pain. God created tears as an integral part of healing the heart.  On the other ha [...]

Letting Go of Anger

Sometimes we know we are angry, and at other times we are not able or we are unwilling to recognize and own the anger in our hearts. We may [...]

Looking at the Heart

The outward appearance of our lives is often different from what’s really going on inwardly. Our ego works very hard to make the external [...]

What is in Your Heart?

What is in your heart, Deborah? I heard the still, small voice of the Lord asking the question in the midst of my struggles. My heart? I tho [...]

Pour Out Your Heart through Prayer

www.deborahbyrd.org Join me, everyone! Trust only in God every moment! Tell him all your troubles and Pour out your heart-longings to him. B [...]

Continue in God’s Love

Being full of God’s love is the zenith of spiritual maturity! Our loving God longs for us to grow in His grace, which will take us to a hi [...]

Living for Jesus

Jesus said, He that will lose his life for my sake will discover true life, but he that holds on to stubborn self-will and wanting his way a [...]

The Lord Rejoices Over You with Singing

As God-lovers, it’s so enjoyable to come before Him, with uncontainable praises spilling from our hearts! We love to sing our praises over [...]

The Sacrifice of Praise

The scripture teaches us to constantly offer up to God a sacrifice of praise. As we know a sacrifice is not something that is always easy to [...]

Go Ahead-Sing Your New Song to the Lord!

“And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and revere and worship and put their trust and confide [...]
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