Even when we don’t know how.


Sometimes life has situations that just seem too difficult to deal with. Many times we hide from the reality of what we need to face, and place our focus intently on anything else other than what really needs dealt with. We become overwhelmed even thinking about how to handle something…so overwhelmed that we don’t even feel like we can pray. God knows you, and He knows what you are going through. He understands this lost feeling you have. He doesn’t expect for you to know what to say…how to pray…or how to feel. He only asks that you turn to Him for help. God does not create the situations that we face…He creates face-able situations…when we rely completely and totally on His power and love to turn things around. We must trust God…even when we don’t know how. Simply ask for His help, and surrender it to Him. Then continue resting in God’s presence…and soon you will feel Him there.

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. NAHUM 1:7

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. ROMANS 15:4

God is with us.


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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. www.lightofhopeinc.org. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, www.laylafreeman.com. She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

2 thoughts on “Even when we don’t know how.

  1. Layla, I am asking for prayers I have had a brain tumor removed about three weeks ago usually they’re 98% cancer free but I ended up being one of the 2% I am raising my three grandchildren adoption will be final November 3 I am starting my New journey will see the oncologist and find out what needs to be done my grandchildren are 11 eight and seven so I need prayers that I will be here for them they have had a lot of storms so I’m just asking for everyone’s prayers

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    1. Oh Vicki. My heart aches for you. This journey is a very difficult one…and I can imagine how you feel. My friend, you are a strong warrior. God is with you and He knows your needs. I will be praying in agreement with you…and we will fight this battle together. May you find comfort in the arms of Jesus, and may He take care of these children for you…by taking care of you. I am going to add you to our church prayer list if that is ok with you? Let me know. God bless you sister.


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