I am hard pressed!

Yvette van Niekerk By Yvette van Niekerk, 22nd Sep 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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God is so awesome in creating each person differently. I don’t believe there is a carbon copy of me anywhere on this earth. I am a unique individual with many fastest to my own life. One thing is for sure, I am hard pressed right now.

‘What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.’

When I woke up this morning I looked up at the ceiling and there was this huge big, black hairy spider walking on my ceiling. I screamed and said to my husband, ‘O my goodness, look at the spider on the ceiling.’ He opened his eyes and looked up, saying ‘No my dear I think you are seeing things.’

Rubbing my eyes, I looked again nothing. I am still wondering why my imagination got me scared so early this morning.


Let us look at scripture today something I read 2 Corinthians 4: 8-9 (NIVUK) 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

Thinking about this I must tell you yes, at present I feel hard pressed on every side, but I am not crushed. I think about my friends telling me ‘once you believe and confess all your sins to the Lord Jesus, you will have a wonderful life.’ Hmm, I have been facing difficult times for a very long time. Being a Christian doesn’t absolve my problems, in fact to my thinking I am now under the looking glass. It seems I have jumped out of the boiling water into a frying pan.

The fact of the Matter:

I read my Bible and the fact of the matter is I don’t always find my answers in the Bible, I have to also use my brain and common sense. Sometimes your circumstances just have to play out, there is no getting away from the scenario.

My Focus and Encouragement

The more I focus and stay focused on the Lord God, the more intense my attacks are. It’s like when I started tithing, I just didn’t have enough money to cover all my expenses. But I persevered and made it up to now. God still keeps me in cash.

Today I want to encourage each and every Christian and non-Christian. We serve a living God, someone who really cares about each one of us. He knows where you stay, He knows your name, He cares and loves you very much. You are going to be okay, even when you are facing difficult times, take heart, things will change. I am living proof of that. Praise You Lord Jesus.


Christianity, Focus, Hardship, Jesus The Christ, Problems, Stretching

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
I am a Newbie Freelance Writer and now I am living my dream I started my blog writing about my faith and then decided to do a little freelance writing and now I want to build my experience and I am lo

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author avatar Helen Thomas
28th Sep 2016 (#)

Absolutely beautiful ~ Yvette. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
30th Sep 2016 (#)

Thank you Helen, you are a blessing :-)

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author avatar Retired
7th Oct 2016 (#)

Praise Jesus! Thank you for sharing. Very encouraging!

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
7th Oct 2016 (#)

Tootsie thank you so much, bless you.

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