SURVIVING JUNGLE OF ANXIETY

Worry, Anxiety, Panic Attacks

Everyone is There

We all Identify

It can be a dangerous jungle of

destructive raging uncontrollable feelings

I was there sometime ago last summer. After I had a very small TIA ( mini-stroke). My fears went raging and my uncontrollable feelings were epic proportions. So bad were my worries I complained to my Dr. and she gave me several big tests to see if my body was sick or not. I had symptoms of brain fog, heavy breathing, feeling faint and sensitivity to every heart beat and weird thoughts of another stroke maybe even worse this time around.

Then I discovered that these were the very symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. This was my first experience of ever being a victim of  this kind of fear. I have had many fears before but none so comprehensive as feeling my body was out of control and I was on the verge of some new and major problems.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE JUNGLE OF ANXIETY ?

GET A CHECKUP FOR ANY REAL MEDICAL PROBLEMS

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YOUR DR. MAY QUICKLY DETERMINE YOU NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION

Or she may say “Have you ever had a Panic Attack?”

So it is a good idea to get a clear physical first.

NOW IT’S TIME TO OWN THE PROBLEM

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ADMIT IT, OUT OF CONTROL, CAN’T DO IT ANY MORE,

NO MORE DENIAL, CAN’T IGNORE ANY MORE

CAN’T FIX MY FEAR !!!!!!!!

IT IS TIME TO SAY

“The Master is Here and

I Give You my Fear”

SURRENDER YOUR PROBLEM TO GOD

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STOP FIGHTING TO WIN OVER THE FEAR,  SURRENDER THE BATTLE,

GIVE UP TRYING TO WIN,  ADMIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU,

Put Everything into Hands of your Loving Almighty

Powerful Father.

Tell Him out loud ” I give you my body, my life, my future, my panic, my everything.

I give you permission to do what ever you want with me. If you want me to be sick, well, hospital bound, poor, disabled, unemployed, or whatever my great fear might be…… then I give you permission to do anything you want with me or to me.

HERE IS THE ESSENCE OF VICTORY

I abandon everything I want to hold on to,….. into your care… and loving protection. I abandon myself, my ego, my rights everything to you. Take over …. my success or failure is up to you to control because….. I trust you with my fears and failures. “Faith in action brings Satisfaction”  Apply a little bit of faith…. even like the “tiny mustard seed size faith.” What ever amount of faith you have,        then just apply it giving HIM full surrender and abandon all you have to HIM.  This is the essence of victory for you.

RECOGNIZE GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR TRIALS AND PROBLEMS.

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SO MANY THINGS WE CANNOT NOW KNOW

MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

WE SAY IT IS BAD….. GOD SAYS WAIT…. I HAVE SOMETHING BETTER

WAY BETTER THAN YOU NOW KNOW.

I will take that bad situation and turn it into something very very good…. just wait. Trust me in the jungle when you are in the dark….. and I will soon show you the Light. Believe that all things work together for good….. and you will see what I mean a little later on.  Give me your panic and fear of losing whatever you have….. and I will give you in exchange something way better.
“Give me your life and ambitions and I will give you far more than you could ever ask or imagine” Can you do this ?      Will you do this?      Would you dare step out of the jungle and  totally abandon it all for Me?  This is essence of victory

NOW TOTALLY REFUSE TO FOCUS ON THE PROBLEM

STOP THINKING ABOUT SELF AND FOCUS ON OTHERS

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REFOCUS TO HELPING OTHERS…… SERVING OTHERS, ASSISTING SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES, BLESSING SOMEONE WHO IS LONELY, MAKING A NEW FRIEND, CARING FOR THAT ONE,    NO ONE,    WANTS TO HELP.

Time for you to change the channel from self to serve, from my worries to others needs. Give your time and energy to another person and forget about your predicament. Stop the “what about me and start…. what about him or her”.

God’s formula for overcoming anxiety or panic is ” consider others better than yourself”  go help them and you won’t have time or reason to worry “what about me”. The other person is much more important than “me” Go help focus on blessing that other person.

These are a few suggestions that might help you escape the jungle of worry, anxiety and panic.

until next time

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focusing on others !

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GOING TO COSTA RICA

WHY DO PEOPLE GO?

MANY DIFFERENT REASONS

People go for fishing, surfing, bird watching, zip lining, bungy jumping,

great resorts and great food and much more.

OUR TEAM OF SERVANTS WENT FOR MANY OTHER SPECIAL REASONS

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 OUR TEAM WENT TO SERVE GREAT NEEDS

Many Children of the coffee fields live in real poverty

They cannot attend school because they have no money and instead

parents have them work all day picking coffee.

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They live in shacks like this and call this home.

They cook with wood on open outdoor stove.

Their bathroom is crude and  unsanitary, their beds are makeshift.

OMEGA TASK HAS GREAT DREAMS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Our Team Brought Fun, Crafts, Prizes and Lots of Love

OMEGA TASK BROUGHT PLANS TO HELP THESE KIDS AND FAMILIES

They are building a coffee shop to provide  funds for

scholarships so these precious kids can attend public schools

THE COFFEE SHOP/BREAD STORE FOR KIDS OF COFFEE FIELDS

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

This will be approximately 30X45 foot store with outdoor patio

It will be a great neighborhood gathering place with plenty of seating and fresh bread

and coffee available retail and wholesale. Also large parking lot below with

handicap ramp for disabled.

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COFFEE SHOP TO PROVIDE FOR MANY GREAT THINGS

Scholarships for needy kids to attend school, employment for people in area,

meeting place to share good news of Jesus, a model for future area of ministry

around the entire country and Latin America. In addition it will enable Ben and Taja to be more self supporting….. PRAISE GOD!

OUR TEAM HELPED RAISE SUPPORT AND SERVE THIS GREAT ENDEAVOR

OUR TEAM CAME TO ENCOURAGE OUR WONDERFUL MISSIONARIES

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THESE BROTHERS’ MISSIONARIES ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE OMEGA TASK

Marvin (left) works in the bush with rebuilding homes of hurricane victims…fixing and or building homes lost in floods which came last year and many still need help.

Ben (center) is the visionary for reaching building expanding growing many aspects of Omega Task. In 6 years from nothing to a mission house, coffee kids ministry, neighborhood evangelism and Bible distribution, prenatal classes by Ben’s wife Taja, Quilting ministry by his mother Zahira and discipleship ministries, God has blessed the vision He gave Ben.

Ezekiel or “Eze” (right) is also very gifted in Bible teaching and counseling with YWAM and the new Food Trailer outreach to feed the poor and evangelize the neighborhood.

These brothers and their families are true sacrificial servants of Jesus who go 90 miles a minute and always have time to stop and share Jesus love wherever they are.

P.S. WIVES AND CHILDREN ALSO GREAT IMPACT OMEGA TASK

(Please forgive me I messed up and failed to get many photos of our missionaries Taja and Crystal and kids….. You can go to http://www.theomegatask.com for good staff photos and more information on the ministry)

NEWEST MEMBER OF OMEGA TASK IS EXTRA TALENTED MAN

 

ALEJANDRO CASTRO with EZE MORA

This super talented young man gave up a lucrative career to serve the Lord with all his gifts and full heart of love for God and others. He has come to serve on faith and trusting God to supply all his needs. Alejandro is a gifted singer musician and worship leader in a local church. Plus he leads worship for Omega Task and groups who come. He can fix repair build create, do construction electrical plumbing and…….. more.

Please Pray and Help Omega Task Support Alejandro

OUR TEAM CAME FOR MANY REASONS

We Came to Share Great Love From God with many people.

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MARVIN HAS REPAIRED ROOF FOR FRANCISCO

We visited this husband and wife and daughter. Their home was in great need of restoration. No one would want to live here but they did. Francisco is a farmer of sorts and raises brahma cattle (a few). He truly needs the love of God to change his sad heart and mind. Marvin has been a good friend to his family but he is not yet really seeing how much God really cares for him. He needs prayer to open his eyes to Jesus love.

WOULD YOU EVER LIVE WHERE FRANCISCO LIVES?

WE ALSO MET ANOTHER FAMILY NEARBY

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THIS FAMILY HAS FOUND THE GREAT JOY IN JESUS

Their house was also nearly destroyed by a hurricane. Marvin and Omega Task came to the rescue and rebuilt this house. It had 3 feet of mud but Ben and Marvin cleaned it up and  poured a new cement slab (see new flooring) and renewed everything. They are truly grateful to God and hosted our team when we visited them. We ate with them sweet bread and fruit and coffee.

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OUR TEAM WAS TRULY BLESSED TO SEE THE POWER OF THE LORD

Changing lives of entire families like these young believers

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DAN PATCHING IS WITH A YOUNG COUPLE

They have only been married 70+ years. Yes ….. 70 years! But wait there’s more !

They have 15 children and 60 grand children…. oh yes true.

It was a huge blessing to meet these dear Christian people who have faces filled with peace and joy of the Lord. Their home was very small and decorated with many photos of family members. They asked for prayer for their health and family…. so we prayed for them but not for all 60 grandkids (It was getting late and we could never remember all those names)

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OUR TEAM HAD A GREAT TIME SHARING AND TELLING OTHERS

ABOUT THE LOVE OF JESUS AND HOW  THEY ARE SPECIAL

WONDERFUL AND IMPORTANT TO GOD

This dear man (sorry not good photo but my only chance) almost cried when we told him that God truly loved him. He was so open and ready to follow Jesus he became a disciple as we spoke even through the fence. It was a pleasure to pass out Bibles and share the good news with folks in the neighborhood that were so  ready to listen and receive the Savior. Almost every one we visited ask us to pray for them and all received a Bible in their own Spanish language.

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OUR FANTASTIC MINISTRY WAS BEAUTIFUL

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WE SAW MANY BEAUTIFUL WILD RED PARROTS

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LOTS OF MONKEYS AT PUNTA LEONA BEACH

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IGUANAS WERE PLENTIFUL AND PREHISTORIC LOOKING

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EVEN LEAF CUTTER ANTS MADE JUNGLE BEAUTIFUL

OUR CONCLUSION

WHAT IS MOST EXCITING?   FUN?   REWARDING?

Making a difference for others

Putting others first

Sacrificing a little bit

Loving God and His people

Building the Kingdom not our own private castle.

until next time

find your place to serve

put others ahead of self

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i am jungle ron stuck

in jungle life of

Costa Rica

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WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT? REWARDING? FULFILLING? AND FUN?

People Want to Know ! Others are Asking ! What to Do to Find Fulfillment ?

Ready for the Answer ? It May be Surprising.

Be a servant to help, those in need.

SOMEONE ALWAYS NEEDS YOUR HELP

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BE A SERVANT TO

 A   FRIEND,    NEIGHBOR,    COWORKER 

WITH  A CUP OF COFFEE  and you will BE BLESSED

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Be a servant to love, teach, train a child

“of such is the Kingdom of Heaven”

it is vitally rewarding and fulfilling.

SERVE KIDS FOR GREAT REWARDS

 

Be a servant to seniors, elderly, shut in

Spend time with them and you will feel fulfilled.

Be a servant to the needy, sick and hurting
here is a great reward and joy will flood your heart


Be a servant to care for disabled and lonely and forgotten friends
Give them love and God will give you deep satisfaction


Be a servant take time, make time, give time
to do what is needed.

Painting at a mission, sorting clothes, washing dishes
or more !
Give others your best and your heart will be blessed.
Be a servant with your shoes

“How beautiful are the feet of the messenger who brings good news”
Let your shoes bring good news and you will be
fulfilled and overjoyed!

BE A SERVANT IN COSTA RICA AND BE FULFILLED

Serve at Omega Task Mission House

Work on the new coffee shop/bread store


Visit and pass out Bibles to neighbors who do not know
about the God of Heaven who loves them.


Have fun and serve the children of the coffee fields.


Bring Hope to some who feel like giving up and ending
a very miserable life.



WHEN GOD SAYS GO, DON’T SAY NO

So what is most rewarding, fun and fulfilling?

Putting others first, “considering others more important than self” and being a servant to people. People need love and help and purpose and a reason to live. We are His ambassadors of love to a society that is hurting confused and seeking meaning to life. We find significance in helping others to find the God who loves them. Jesus said “follow me and I will make you fishers of men” in following we find a deep since of fulfillment.

ARE YOU FULFILLED? SATISFIED? FINDING TRUE JOY?

TIME TO SERVE

TIME TO GIVE

TIME TO HELP

TIME TO GO

TIME TO SACRIFICE

TIME TO GET GOING FOR GOD AND OTHERS

THE COSTA RICA TEAM WILL
SOON BE LEAVING TO FIND FUN AND FULFILLMENT
SERVING OTHERS….. PLEASE PRAY FOR US


UNTIL NEXT TIME

BE A SERVANT WHEREVER YOU GO

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P. S. Find out more about our work in Costa Rica. PRAY GIVE GO

JOIN OUR TEAM

See: http://www.theomegatask.com

REWARD 10,000 DENARII EASTER PRIZE

TO ANYONE RETURNING CORPSE OF JESUS TO TEMPLE AND ROMAN GUARD

NO ONE CLAIMED THE PRIZE…. BUT….MANY SAW AND CLAIMED HE WAS ALIVE

Resurrection Greatest Miracle of All

His Power…. he is alive

His Promise…. eternal life for you

His Protection….I will never leave you

Our Privilege…. to follow our Great God

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me even though he dies will live”

This Reward ……. Far Greater Than 10,000 Denarii…Claim Your Prize

Until Next Time

Rejoicing in Resurrection Power

For All

jungle ron

WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE ?

EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW !

Heaven is Beyond Our Greatest Dreams but…….

Here are a few special clues

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HEAVEN IS OUR GREATEST PERFECT LIFE FAR AWAY

AND FAR ABOVE  EARTH PROBLEMS

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HEAVEN IS LIKE THE ETERNAL ALOHA DANCE OF EXCEEDING LOVE

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HEAVEN IS LIKE A GORGEOUS DAY WALKING ON HANALEI BAY

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HEAVEN IS UNSPEAKABLE JOY LIKE A SMILE THAT IS WIDER THAN A MILE

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HEAVEN IS LIKE DEEP PURE ENDLESS UNFATHOMABLE

ALOHA FROM GOD

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HEAVEN IS LIKE A WALK AROUND THE RIM OF OUR VAST UNIVERSE

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HEAVEN IS A STAIRCASE TO HEIGHTS OF ENDLESS ADVENTURE BEYOND DESCRIPTION AND GREATER THAN ANY IMAGINATION

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HEAVEN IS A SUNSET THAT NEVER ENDS

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HEAVEN IS FULL OF LIFE… INNOCENT PURE WITHOUT DECEIT,    or EVIL,     or SIN,

WITHOUT FEAR OF CONFLICT, AGGRESSION, PREDATORS, WORRY OR ANGER

HEAVEN IS THE BURNING DESIRE TO SEE, MEET AND ENCOUNTER

YOUR ALMIGHTY CREATOR AND MASTER OF UNIVERSE


HEAVEN  IS ENDLESS PRAISE, WORSHIP, THANKSGIVING

ADORATION and DEVOTION

to  OUR MIGHTY SAVIOR, LORD, MASTER, and FATHER and FRIEND

EXCITED ABOUT HEAVEN?

WAITING FOR THE DAY?

READY FOR PERFECT LIFE?

JESUS IS CALLING

“Come to me”

“Believe me”

“Follow me”

until next time

jungle ron

longing for the day

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SURVIVING “POOR ME”PITY PARTY PROBLEMS and BURDENS

FEELING “Doo-be Doo-be Down Down”?LUMAHAI DANGER

MAYBE THE TSUNAMI WAVES OF LIFE

ARE OVERWHELMING YOU

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PERHAPS YOU FEEL  STUCK AND BURIED IN SANDS OF LIFE

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IT IS POSSIBLE YOU MAYBE LOST IN A TANGLE

OF THICKETS , BRAMBLE BUSHES , DEAD WOOD

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LIFE CAN LEAVE YOU SINKING , DROWNING IN

POOLS OF MUDDY WATER AND QUICK SAND

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LIFE CAN BE BRUTAL, DESTROYING THE PILLARS

AND FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE

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PERHAPS THE ENEMY FIRES  ARE TRYING

TO INCINERATE YOU

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MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERY POSSESSION

THEY OWN IN THE FIRES OF LIFE

 

Everyone at some time in life gets depressed, struggling in discouragement, battling the firestorms of life and depression that is overwhelming. Maybe you are in the wipe out stage and the pit of the enemy who hates you and delights in stealing your victory.

HOW TO EMERGE FROM BATTLES OF LIFE ?

HOW TO SURVIVE A PITY PARTY ?

HOW TO WIN IN A “NO WIN” DILEMMA ?

YOU CAN OVERCOME THE BURDENS BY

Reaching out to help and encourage someone who is less fortunate then you. Bible says “Encourage one another” “Build up one another” “Strengthen one another”  Pam is with Penny at Paradise Ca. Penny has lost everything in the “Camp Fire” of Northern Ca. Penny has lost her home of 29+ years and her cottage behind her house and all possessions. When we make time to help others it also helps us to see our own great blessings.

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YOU CAN OVERCOME THE DISCOURAGEMENTS OF LIFE BY

Becoming as a little child. Children are good at living one day at a time…. no worries about tomorrow, who pays the bills, what about my health, can I sleep OK tonight ??? etc. Jesus told us to become like a little child and trust Him just like a child trusts his own earthy father. Faith will make you strong all day long so …. go ahead and trust your Heavenly Father to provide for your needs !

YOU CAN BE AN OVERCOMER IN THIS WAY ALSO

Remember that bad things happen to everyone, no matter who they are. “The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike” So don’t be upset that life throws you down a cliff or you are at a loss like those in Paradise Ca. We should realize that tough times come and bad news happens in this fallen world. God said” He will have no fear of BAD news because his heart is steadfast and the believer trusts in the Lord”  Our trust in the power of God overcomes the fear when bad news strikes.  Our friend Penny who lost everything in the fire said when I locked the front door and left the inferno all around me I told the Lord “if He wants to let the house burn down then it is OK.” ….. Now that is accepting bad news from Him.

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WE CAN BE VICTORIOUS OVER ALL ADVERSITY

HERE IS HOW….

Be thankful for all things that we do have in life. We may not have very much but we do have many things for which to give thanks…… On THANKSGIVING DAY we often go through a list of blessings of family, health, friends, possessions and more.  In adversity this is the perfect time to review the list and “in everything give thanks” as Scripture explains. A thankful heart is a peaceful heart.

HERE IS MY LAST SUGGESTION TO OVERCOME THE BLUES

“Instead of the blues put on your funny shoes”

LAUGHTER IS GOOOOOD MEDICINE

“The joy of the Lord is our strength”  ” The fruit of the spirit is JOY”  Get rid of the Blues when Joy you do choose !!

YES… God will help you accept the unacceptable and smile in the face of discouragement.

God in me insures the victory

and

Overcomes the enemy

I would love to hear from you. I would count it a privilege to pray for you. Let me know how I can pray and  encourage you. Call me at 209 334 9167 or email at: ronpamaloha@gmail.com

until next time

choose joy

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jungle ron

GET READY FOR GREAT NEW YEAR AND GREAT NEW PATH FOR HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

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“When You’ve Got A Guide You Can Trust

You Don’t Need To Worry About The

Path You’re On”  …  Bob Goff

Everyone travels some kind of path….sometimes it is fearful, scary, precarious and ugly. It may be about your health, finances, marriage, children, career, or loss of loved one,etc.

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YOUR PATH MIGHT BE A PRECARIOUS ACCIDENT

But you’ve got a Guide you can trust………. so don’t  to worry about the trail you’re on.

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Your Path Might Be a Very Steep Climb, Long, Difficult Journey

But we have a GOD we can trust so no need to worry about the path He has us travel.

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Your Journey Might Be a Dark Cave with Hidden Twists and Turns

But because we have a trustworthy God it is crazy to worry about the path He gives us.

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Your Trail Might Be filled With Mud, Deep Holes, Unknown Dangers

But we can trust our God to guide us through all slimy pits and survive so

never worry about the trail you’re on.

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Many Dangerous Trails Lead to Beautiful Endings With Special Rewards

So just trust your guide to lead you to the secret trail to the secret falls and don’t worry about how you will ever get there….. He knows the way. Just follow Him each day.

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Your Journey May Be  Very Long , Strenuous with Many Ups, Downs  Exhausting Day.

When you have a guide you can trust never worry about the future or how to get there. Just Follow Him.

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Because You Have a God You Can Trust

Be sure to enjoy the trip all along the way. Don’t miss the turquoise water, swaying palms, golden sand, powerful waves, dense jungle iron wood trees and fresh air to breathe. Enjoy the journey of life on the trail of God.

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Every Traveler in Life Requires Rest Along the Journey

Because we have a guide we can trust no need to hurry struggle fret or worry.

Stop to Meditate, Let the Light of the world shine upon you.

He will refresh you, empower you, strengthen you.

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Your Path of Life Will Some Days Be Lonely. You May Feel

Isolated

Abandoned

Neglected

But Our Guide Never Leaves His Followers

He never forgets, forsakes, or leaves them alone. “I will never leave you or forsake You”

Do not fear or be worried or discouraged for

“the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”

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Your Journey May Feel Like the Trail Ends Here with No Place to Turn

The trail may feel like a trial. A dead end. A detour to no where. A jungle tangled thicket.

But we have a God we can trust in the thicket, jungle bush, dead end wilderness

He knows the way through the wilderness so no need to

worry about the path you’re on…….. He said

“FOLLOW ME”  ….. let us just do it !

OUR GUIDE NEVER STUMBLES, NEVER MAKES A WRONG TURN, NEVER MISLEADS YOU.

He will never take you where you cannot follow, never make it too hard to get there, never give you more than you can take or make the journey impossible. So do not fear the path ahead. We have a God we can trust.

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Your Journey May Take You to Some Mysterious Destination

A Tunnel with Dubious Results

A Doctor with Frightening Answers

A Health Dilemma

But when we’ve got a God we can trust we don’t need to worry about the tunnel we are in.

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 AT THE END OF THE DAY

GOD WILL ALWAYS LET YOU JUMP FOR JOY

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HE WILL ALWAYS PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE

At the End of the Day

We Have a God We can Trust….. No Need to Worry About the Path We Travel.

Take this message into the NEW YEAR 2019

Follow the Guide We Can Trust

Then You Will Have Safe Travels All Year Long

DETERMINE NOW

To Stay on the Path Following  Our Great Guide.

until next time

wishing you

Happy New Year

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jungle ron

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