Don’t wait for the crisis.

 

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How do you react when things don’t go your way? What do you tend to do when you feel like you are under attack? Typically, most people surge with emotions when life becomes tough. Many times anxiety, worry, stress, tension, and sleeplessness are symptoms of these emotions. Why do we do this? Have we forgotten that we are not alone? Yes, unfortunately, we tend to forget that we have a mighty God to turn to. We have a Savior who is with us at all times. We have the Holy Spirit waiting to guide us. We have help…but we tend to forget to ask for that help. Often times people come to me in a panic…not knowing how to face the trial in front of them. They are overwhelmed with emotion and hopelessness. My heart breaks for them as I listen to the situation. My first question is often, “have you prayed about it?”. Time after time, the look in their eyes, or the tone of their voice gives me the answer. The enemy does everything he can to attack our lives. We must always keep that in mind. The things we face in this life are not impossible situations…if we seek God, and ask for His help. God has given us the Holy Spirit as our guide, and Jesus is with us always. God has given us free will to live as we choose to live. That means we must willingly call on Him in all areas of our lives. Prayer is our line of communication…the knock on the door that God is waiting to open. Don’t forget to take action and ask God to open that door. Jesus will walk through the doors with you…but you must invite Him to come along. Don’t wait for the crisis to happen. Make prayer and relationship part of your daily existence. It is then that you will begin to experience peace…even in the midst of the storm.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” MATTHEW 7:7-8

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” REVELATION 3:20

God is with us.

Layla

© Layla Freeman 2017
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light
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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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