We are all weak at times.

Isaiah-41.10

Why do I feel so empty? How can I gain a sense of hope? How can I obtain that sense of peace and that “light” that I can feel and see when I am around someone…who I know has the strength of the Lord within them? How do I get there?

We have all felt this way at some point in our lives. We have all looked around and wondered what we are supposed to ‘do’ to get to a point of refuge. As we face the challenges life has to offer, it becomes harder and harder to understand. We build walls within our heart and make it difficult on ourselves…and we don’t even realize we are doing it. We finally get to a point where we feel lost, alone, and defiant. The human response to these emotions…is to question God…blame God…and sometimes refuse to acknowledge God. The awesome thing about these human reactions, is that God understands. God sent His son Jesus to live among us…to understand us. Jesus bore our sin and died for us, so we could come to God and ask for His forgiveness. God knows your struggle…He knows your weakness…and He knows you need His help. We are the one’s that must take down the walls of pride, and simply begin. Begin by having a heart felt conversation with God. Tell God about your frustration with Him. Tell God you are hurt because you don’t feel like He is there. Tell God you need a change…and that you are desperate to know He loves you. Most importantly…tell God you are sorry for blocking Him out…and then ask God for His help. Ask God to forgive you, and then be willing to give God the time He needs to create that change in your life. We are all weak at times in our lives, but when we seek God and allow Him to love us, we begin to become stronger and stronger each day. Don’t let your weakness fool you. Surrender to God, and let the power of Christ begin to build you up!

For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 CORINTHIANS 12:10

Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. COLOSSIANS 1:11-14

God is with us.

Layla

 

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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).

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