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I’ve got a word of encouragement just for you: ALL of God’s promises to YOU are YES and AMEN!

all of God's promises are yes and amen

Are you burnt out, stressed out, and overwhelmed with worry? Have your feelings taken over your faith? I hear you, I see you and I know what you’re feeling. I’m here to encourage your heart.

As I was praying, Holy Spirit laid this message on my heart for you. I know it’s hard right now. I know you feel like you can’t see and nothing makes sense.

Yes, I know you don’t know what to do. Your heart is broken, your mind is foggy, and you feel like giving up! On top of it all, you’re probably even facing some challenges with your health!

You wonder, “When God? Will it always be this hard?”

Is this you, my friend? If so, may I speak life into you today?

Hear God’s heart for you in this moment:

  • I’ve not forgotten you
  • I love you
  • It won’t always be like this
  • It won’t always feel like this
  • I’m STILL a right-on-time miracle-working God
  • I’m ALL you need
  • You’re not a disappointment and I’m NOT disappointed in you
  • Don’t stop praying. I hear you, I care, and I AM answering you.

In these moments of intense pain and wondering, it’s easy to forget the faithfulness of God. It’s too easy to forget His goodness.

Pause a moment with me, will you?

Recall the last time you prayed and God answered. Write your answer down.

Thank Him for helping you before and for doing it again!

meditate:

think deeply or focus one’s mind for a period of time;

think deeply or carefully about (something).

If we’re going to meditate on anything during these challenging times – let it be on the goodness and faithfulness of God!

Not the news report, health report, bank account report, or any other report standing in opposition to who GOD is in YOUR life!

Recalling the faithfulness of God ignites our faith. What prayer did God answer for you? If He did it then, He can and will do it again! He’s still a miracle-working God! #faith #hope #God

yes and amen: God is faithful!

What we meditate on becomes the mountain staring us back in the face. We give our power away to a temporary situation or feeling.

Worse yet, instead of telling that mountain to MOVE (Mark 11:23), we try to become ‘comfortable’ with its existence in our way!

Perhaps you are familiar with the saying, “We become what we behold?”

When we focus on our faith, it grows. In the same way, when we focus on our fears, bad habits, difficulties, or lack, it too grows. If not literally, it becomes what consumes our thoughts.

Thoughts turn into belief systems. Belief systems turn into actions or inaction (settling). We rise only to the altitude of our faith. – Holly ♥ #wisdom #faith #belief

How I Know God’s Promises Are Yes and Amen

God is not a man who lies,
or a son of man who changes his mind!
Does He speak and then not do it,
    or promise and not fulfill it?

Numbers 23:19

Who am I to say all of this to you, you ask?

I am the woman who had doctors give up on her very life. “You’ll be gone [dead] soon,” they said. BUT GOD said… “You will surely live and not die!

I’m also the same woman who has truly struggled this past couple of months – with anxiety, depression, self-doubt, health flares, feeling unworthy, and incapable – of nearly anything. I’ve felt those highs and lows of faith, wondering, “God, where are you in this?”

I have desperately needed words of encouragement, hope, faith, mentors and friends to speak words of Godly wisdom.

My faith, like yours, has been tested to the max this year, and especially these last few months.

Can you relate?

Yes, my friend, these moments of testing do come. We aren’t guaranteed a trouble-free life as Christians. In fact, we are guaranteed that we will face trials and troubles. (James 1:2)


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Wholeness Haven was born out of decades of pain, struggle, trauma, breakdowns, and then back to believing!

It’s okay to be where you are and who you are. It’s okay to admit when everything isn’t all sunshine and smiles!

God’s promises are and will still, always be, yes and amen!

The most important thing? We can’t forget how BIG the God we serve is! He gives us beauty for ashes, the oil of JOY for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness [depression]. (Isaiah 61:3)

I know your situation looks impossible. Your emotions are turbulent, unpredictable, and you feel deeply discouraged.

Maybe your own self-doubt has kicked into overdrive. You question yourself, your worth, your abilities, and your direction so much that you feel paralyzed.

yes and amen: God is fighting for you

In Exodus 14, God makes a way for the Israelites to escape where there literally was no way. God instructed Moses to lift up his staff and watch the Red Sea part so they could safely pass through.

13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Exodus 14:13-14

The Lord Is Fighting FOR You

What battle are you facing today? What enemy stands in your face, stealing your joy, health, peace, and relationships?

He will do for you what He did for the Israelites. The Great I AM is fighting your battles for you. We simply must do what Moses answered in v. 14, “You need only to be still.”

Being still doesn’t necessarily mean ‘do nothing.’ It means resting in the truth of God’s love, protection, and provision for you concerning any situation you are facing today.

As I took the time to pray and worship, Holy Spirit highlighted a song to me. It brought me to tears as I meditated on the truth of these words.

Will you take a moment and consider what it means for you?

What is Holy Spirit speaking to your heart about your situation as you listen and quiet the confusion in your mind?

Beloved, God can still split the sea for YOU… ⤵


My Heartfelt Prayer For You

Father God, I’m so grateful for my friend reading this. I thank you for their very life, their heart, their gifts, talents, and abilities. I thank you for everything you’ve done for them, through them, and rejoice in knowing the BEST IS YET TO COME!

Lord, I lift their every need up to you. I take authority over every feeling of loneliness, despair, despondency, and depression in the name of Jesus. I release the oil of joy over their minds and hearts. I declare that their best days are ahead of them, not behind them. I release favor for finances, businesses, creativity, and prosperity in every area.

In the name of Jesus, I come against every spirit of infirmity affecting their bodies and their minds. I command these tormenting, mind binding spirits to loose my friend now, in Jesus’ mighty name.

Father, above all, I ask that your perfect love would saturate my friend’s heart and cast out EVERY fear of every kind. Release them, Lord, from tormenting thoughts and feelings of insecurity, anxiety, hopelessness, disorders of every form, and all demonic assignments that would keep them from fulfilling their call and purpose found in You.

Lord, I thank you for splitting the sea on my friend’s behalf. I thank you for making a way where there seems to be no way. I thank you for eliminating confusion and replacing it with your clarity. I thank you for healing their marriages, homes, children, and lives. I thank you for your faithfulness and willingness to show us just how LOVED we are!

I plead the blood of Jesus over every life reading this. I plead the blood of Jesus over everything that concerns them. I commit it into your watchful care and trust that you are meeting them exactly where they need you most.

Thank you, Lord. I believe it is done, in Jesus’ mighty, matchless name! AMEN & AMEN!


God's promises are yes and amen

God and I Love You!

If you are still with me, hear me when I say that God and I love you more than you can imagine. You matter. Your story matters.

Did this message speak to you? Did it minister to your heart today?

My sincere hope and prayer is that you will leave feeling lighter and more loved than when you first came.

If your heart has been touched, will you share this message of hope with your friends and family on social media? Thank you! ❤

Last but not least…remember this…

You don’t need to have it all together to talk with God. We can’t earn salvation, and we can never be ‘good enough’ on our own.

Why would we need a Savior if we have the ability to save ourselves?

The Lord sees you. He hears you. Every sigh, every tear, every worry and every fear reached His heart. You are loved beyond measure and are ALWAYS on His mind.

Go to Him. Talk to Him like you would talk to me. He’s waiting for you… exactly as you are.

No matter what you’ve done, are going through, or need – it’s nothing He ain’t seen before!

Listen to this and then meet Him at the table… ⤵


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38 Comments

  1. Loved this so much and it comes at just the right time. God is so good and faithful. His promises are YESS and Amen!! I can so relate to the last few months have been so difficult for me. So many things happening all at once it’s overwhelming. But God! I see his hand every where. I to am struggling with health issues and my husband needs prayers. He has his own battles😞

    My dad unexpectedly moved here and was staying with us for almost 2 months😳 and while my husbands been at hone working for 5 months durning a pandemic nonetheless lol. God has such a sense of humor. He said “Oh look it’s Nicole’s last nerve, Imma touch it!” LOL 🤣🤣 We finally got him a place and trying to get him settled. It’s been a struggle because I’ve never lived near my dad before so this is all new to me. My parents divorced before I was 2.

    Don’t know if you remember all the stuff with my mom, her stealing my grandmothers money? Her trial is set for November 13th but she’s in the hospital now with heart issues and having heart surgery tomorrow. It’s all just a mess. She’s bi polar and narcissistic personality disorder untreated and our relationship is rocky at best. She continues to play games even throughout all her hospitalization and heart issues. It’s just unbelievable. She doesn’t live here so I’m not with her but her crazy boyfriend is telling me I NEED to figure out what to do with my mom because he can’t take care of her anymore, etc when we found out he signed to be her POA so he would get my grandmothers inheritance. Guess he don’t mind that🤨 She passed a couple months ago. It’s just all a mess. I’m my moms only child and I use to enable her but in the last 2-3 years I’ve had to set some boundaries with her for my own wellbeing and my families.

    Sorry I’ve spilled all my Jerry Springer on you LOL. Believe me I left A LOT out 🤣😐😳 Anywho, thank you for being such an encouragement and being a vessel of God today. My day is a little bit brighter today thanks to you. Love you sister 💗😇

    1. Dearest Nicole, oh sis, I am SO sorry to hear about everything you’ve been facing! I definitely wouldn’t call it all Jerry Springer – although that did make me laugh. You are hilarious! Life can be absolute madness, can’t it? Not sure what happened in 2020, but WOW! I know it’s one of those situations where you think, “Guess I’m gonna either laugh or cry!” Maybe both, hah!

      I am praying for you, your husband, your mother and father. Bless your heart. That IS a very heavy load. It just breaks my heart for you.

      I will say this – I’m grateful you set boundaries with your mom. It sometimes takes us a LONG time to figure out that we can and should do this. We enablers like to take on every single problem as our own. Then we somehow feel like we aren’t good enough or ‘don’t measure up,’ if we somehow fail to fix everyone else’s problems? What the heck?!?! How did that even happen? I pray that God lifts any false burdens weighing on your shoulders this day. Don’t feel guilty for looking after your own health, spirit and soul. You matter, Nicole. Your needs matter too.

      Love you too, sister. Please know that I will continue to be interceding for you and all that you face. If I can do anything – please let me know! YOU are loved!! 🤗

      1. Oh yea girl I got stories that would curl your toes lol🤣🤦🏼‍♀️

        Yes we do like to take on everything and fix everything. Breaking free from that mindset is excruciatingly hard but so freeing.

        Thank you for your sweet words and encouragement. And I greatly appreciate your prayers. Love and hugs💗🙏🤗

  2. This is a beautiful reminder that God is always for us regardless of our odds.
    I love that you shared your experience and how you grew through it and sharing the comfort you have received. ❤

    May we continually seek fortress in Him and His every word for us. God is good and the more we focus on His goodness, the more we attract it and light shines on our darkness (in any form it may be).

    Blessings ma’am. 😊🤗

    1. My sweet sweet sister, oh how I love hearing from you! 🤗 I hope you realize how loved and appreciated you are!

      You’re absolutely right – no matter the odds stacked against us – our GOD is bigger! Isn’t that a powerful, comforting thought? We often make our problems so much bigger than our God. They aren’t!

      Amen and amen to every word you said. I love this part; “God is good and the more we focus on His goodness, the more we attract it and light shines on our darkness (in any form it may be).” — Wow – those are profound words. You are 100% right. Heaven knows we need more light these days. Thankfully, He is faithful to provide us with it if only we follow and trust Him.

      God bless you and your family, sis. You are loved. 💕

  3. Hello Holly,

    OMG You must be sitting here in the dining room with me. I was just crying to Abba Daddy about everything. Through the tears I signed on to post on the blog and the first post I see was this one. Isn’t He good and knows what we need and when we need it. He is always on time and He Is always FAITHFUL! I am reading Exodus 15 each day as well as other scriptures He has given me to stay focused. Thank you for sharing your story. It is so important to share what our Father has delivered and healed us through. There will always be someone who needs to hear our story and who are we to deprive them of that. Your writings are anointed and your transparency is infectious. Keep writing, praising, praying and worshipping our Father.

    Father I lift up Holly in the Name of Jesus and I ask you to keep encouraging her heart as she continues to serve your people. Lord you know your daughter through and through and I thank you for placing songs in her spirit to keep her focused and anything else you use to make her journey lighter. I ask you to give your daughter clear dreams and visions. Protect her and her family. No weapon formed against them shall prosper. As she continues to pour out of her spirit to encourage us, refuel, recharge, renew, reignite and refresh her so that she can continue the journey. I bind the hand of the rotten enemy from stealing her joy and I release peace and unspeakable joy. I seal this prayer in the blood of Jesus, Amen

    1. Dearest sister, THANK YOU for this incredible reply to my post. Oh my, what an encouragement your words and your prayer for me are. You’ve touched my heart deeply. Thank you so much, my friend! 💕 We need encouragement, don’t we? God is so faithful to bring us the people we need to meet, at exactly the moment we need to meet them!

      I agree wholeheartedly with you. What we’ve lived through (or are living through at present) is *always* for a reason. It doesn’t always make sense. In fact, it rarely does. Yet, when we allow Holy Spirit to reveal to us the ‘why’ of it all – we begin to see what we are called to do and who we are called to help. It makes suffering much more bearable, don’t you think? None of our pain or our difficulties are wasted!

      I am sending you BIG hugs, sister. Know that you are loved, heard, seen, valued, and cared for. I appreciate you and am grateful to our Father that He has allowed our paths to cross. Thank you again for this uplifting message. I needed to read this! 🤗

      1. Hello my sweet sister, You are more than welcome.

        I completely agree with you that when we know our purpose, it does make the suffering more bearable. I recall many times when I have complained and the Holy Spirit would say “it is not about you” but it is for the people I have chosen you to be a blessing to. Ouch!

    1. Dearest Michele, thank you for such kind words. You are most certainly welcome for the encouragement. Thank you for taking the time to comment. God bless you & your loved ones!

  4. Holly! God is surely working! I love the whispers of the Holy Spirit!
    I read your comment (which I will reply to after replaying here) and headed over to check this out.
    Thank you for sharing this, and for giving me a heads up! I am so blessed!
    How incredible that these words would match so!! God is good… AMAZING! <3
    I liked the songs. That Split the Sea was very pretty. It is so hard for me to watch that water though. I've always been afraid of too much water, so I have always been in awe of the children of Israel for walking through that water.
    FAITH!! That took absolute faith! And they didn't just dash through! I pray I would have had the courage to go with God!
    Thank you again for sharing with me! Oh and just this week He answered prayer with an online ladies' group from my church to begin fellowship with this week.
    Me and God love you, Holly! We treasure you!! <3

    1. Dearest Gail, aren’t those whispers of the Holy Spirit amazing? He uses us when we least expect it, in ways we couldn’t have possibly imagined. 😊 You bless others each and every day. Your friendship and spirit are absolutely beautiful and deeply valued.

      It does my heart SO much good to hear that God has been answering your prayers. AMEN! So happy for you that you’ve now found a group of ladies from church to fellowship with. I pray it blesses each of you beyond your wildest hopes.

      I love you, my friend. Thank you for your thoughtful, encouraging words. God is crazy about you! 💕

      1. Oh those Holy Spirit whispers are so soul comforting! I been trying to get a reply to you sooner, but have been having problems with connection. Thank you so much for your kind words, and touching kindness! I am grateful for your friendship!
        The ladies are a blessing. I’m still working on connection problems and other things that interfere with different devices, but I at least have my book and materials, as well as being able to keep in touch through texting.
        Again I praise God for your heart, Holly! Me and God treasure the time with you! <3

  5. Beautiful and heartwarming post dear Holly. I really was touched by the points listed under “Hear God’s heart for you in this moment:” , we all really want to hear that. Thank you so much for yet another encouraging post .You are truly an angel. Take care and all my best wishes to you as well.

    1. Dearest Nisha, I just love you, my friend! Your words have struck me right in the heart and truly touched my life. Thank you for WHO you are and all that you do. You are never taken for granted. I say you’re the angel! 🤗

      Thank you for your kind words. You are so precious to me, and I always love hearing from you! Sending my love, hugs, and prayers to you and your loved ones.

  6. A beautiful post and wonderful reminder to all of us. This is one thing I love about this community, whenever life begins to throw me a curve God puts an article in front of me. Your post was just what I needed to read today. My tank was empty and now it is full. I’m back to my normal self. Thank you and I’m happy that God helped me find you. Take care.

    1. Oh my, you’ve truly touched my heart reading these words! Thank you so much! I agree with you about how God works by putting in front of us exactly what we need at that moment. It’s incredible, isn’t it? Words can’t describe how blessed and humbled I am to hear that it was what I wrote that blessed you in this way.

      Praying your tank remains full, and even overflowing! You’re a blessing, an encouragement, and an inspiration to us all. Know that you are valued! God bless you & your loved ones. 🙏🏼

    1. Amen, Svet! It’s so wonderful to hear from you and have you share your thoughts with me. I genuinely value you! ❤ I agree with your prayer for strength. I also pray that we will see the value of this time more than we see the hardship. Even in pain, there is always much to learn and discover about ourselves and our purpose on this Earth. Sending my love to you & yours! You’re a blessing!

  7. Wow! From one believer to another, this post was absolutely amazing! I love the scriptures you used and appreciate the reminders we all need from time to time.

    I am so happy God saw fit to keep you around and give you strength when you were weak! You are a beacon of light and I’m so grateful to have connected with you!

    May God continue to bless you and keep you!

    1. Aw, sis! Your comment truly made my day. Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement and kindness! 🤗 I am grateful to have found you here online as well, and look forward to all the great days ahead for us both! You also are a huge beacon of light and a true blessing to us all.

      Sending my love, gratitude for you, and blessings your way. God bless you & yours, my newfound friend! ❤

  8. What a beautifully compassionate post, Holly. I’m not religious but the way you talk about God, the prayer to your readers, is actually really heartwarming and strangely reassuring. It’s that sense of something bigger than us, someone there to hold us and watch over us, a reminder that there’s good in the world and that there’s meaning behind everything (which is so needed at times like these).
    Sending lots of love your way  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Caz xx

    1. My dear friend Caz, you are so special to me! Thank you for your kind, heartfelt words. ❤ Amen to your words. It is reassuring to know we aren’t alone. Even when all others forsake us, God never will. He works out our bad for our good.

      You are deeply loved, Caz, always appreciated, and a wonderful blessing to me and everyone you encounter. I’m blessed to call you friend. Thank you for another amazingly touching comment! 🤗

  9. My dearest Holly, you’re getting a huge AMEN from my side of the world 😉
    Everything you have said is just so uplifting, and I love when you remind me of the truth. 😉
    Thank you for taking the time to share this from your heart.
    May you be blessed in every way this week.
    You are SO loved, my beautiful friend <3

    1. Aw! You always make my day! I echo those very same words back to you, my dear friend. Praying blessings, favor of the Lord, and overwhelming LOVE straight to you this day and every day. You deserve it! Never forget how loved and appreciated you are. BIG hugs headed your way. ❤

  10. Beautiful messages and images here, Holly! Now, more than ever, we need to have faith to see us through these challenging times. I especially like “It won’t always be like this” – YES. Knowing this is helpful for so many of us. Your words come at the right time for so many!

    1. Dearest Christy – you are so kind! Thank you so much for taking the time to share these beautiful words with me. I genuinely appreciate you, my friend! ❤

      I agree with you wholeheartedly – we need faith now more than ever. Focusing on all that is GOOD helps relieve the pressure in our hearts of all that is challenging us. Without faith, we will surely fall apart!

      Thank you for this incredible comment, Christy. You have surely brightened my day and shared your heartfelt wisdom with all of us! Love you! ❤

  11. I love this post so much!! It is always so comforting reading God’s promises to us. Especially during this crazy and scary time. Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful reminders!

    1. Aw, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean the world to me! I agree wholeheartedly with you – it is comforting to be reminded that we are never alone. In these times of uncertainty, our faith in a good, faithful Father is the glue that holds us together! Sending my love to you and praying you and your loved ones are blessed and well! 💕

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Hi, I'm Holly! Lover of my husband, the Lord, nature and animals (especially cats!) I'm an INFJ (MBTI) which means I love deeply and care about the well-being of those around me and in this world.

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