The Years The Locust Have Eaten.

Stella MitchellStarred Page By Stella Mitchell, 1st May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2eduujgh/
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This is written for all whose past is full of hardship and sorrows that are difficult to forget ...Be encouraged ... there is One who can restore the years the locust have eaten ... and give you a new start ...

A Wonderful Promise




For many people their memories of the past hold days and even years of horrific terrors .. that are recalled in nightmares and depression .

Some have known only sadness , pain and heartache that do not disappear with the passing of time ..

The memories may have faded ...but they can be awakened with a flashback , a word or a song that jolts the memory and makes everything as vivid as when the incident took place .

Such memories rob us of living our lives in peace and rest and joy .

The loving God that I know doesn't want us to be locked in the past with just fear and sadness as our present companions ....

He has given us a wonderful promise from His Word in Joel 2 verses 21 - 27 ...

Verse 25 says.... I will restore the years the locust have eaten .....

( When the locust have passed ...they leave nothing good in their wake... but God is able to restore those years as if they have never happened )

Trust Him ....He is able to keep His word .... For you ......

Vanished dreams



When the stormy blasts have left and passed - leaving only
Debris in their wake - When it seems your dreams - once full of
Faith - have vanished - as if false - or a mistake - When the light has
Dimmed and the sparkle gone - from your eyes - that once looked full into
The sun - though times of happy memories are over now - and gone - it
Need not be the end my friend - as there is hope within your grasp - and
Life can bear good fruit once more - though the best - to you -
May all seem past .

A Glorious Masterpiece Of Hope




There is One who can restore the years the locust all have
Eaten - and give you back your confidence - even when you may
Feel sad - downcast - or beaten - He can transform all the ashes - into
Something rare - as purest gold - and make a masterpiece out of a
Story - as yet still untold - So put all your lost and broken pieces into
His loving care - and He will give you a Hope and Future - far better
Than imagined - or you've ever known before .

He Knows the Sadness




I am speaking of the Holy One - who gave His life for you - the
Only One that knows about the things that you've been through -
He knows the sadness and the loneliness - the moments of despair -
He knows the fears that have beset you - when you've wondered - Does
Anybody care ? - But - He is able to free you from the terrors - and heal
Your wounded heart - and give you a life beyond your wildest dreams - and
A wonderful new start .

He will lead you By Still Waters




Don't just take my word for it - or what I have to say - but
Experience the wonder of a transformed life - for yourself today -
Just let go of the memories - that hold you in the past - forgive -
Forget - and trust the One - who can make the changes last - He
Will lead you by still waters - and there restore your soul - He will
Take the locust-eaten - barren years - and then
He'll make you whole .

Accepted - Loved And Precious




I can say this from experience - and for what He's done for me - that
The years the locust have devoured - are now - buried history - and my
Future is secure - in my Saviour's loving care - no longer rejected - and
Unwanted - but accepted - loved and precious - far
Beyond compare ....

So ....

Trust Him with your future - - as He'll never let you down - and the
Locusts and the nightmares - with His help - will all be gone
- and in
Their place will be - a new beginning - one of love and peace and joy -
And the promise of Eternal Life - will be
Yours forevermore .

Safe And Secure For Ever



What a promise the Lord has made us ...that the years that the locust have eaten can all be restored when we put our lives in His loving care ...

I know what He has done for me ...

If you need that assurance today ....just receive the blessing of a restored life today as a gift that Jesus freely offers you ...

He is able to do this for you - just as He has done for me ..

God bless you all .

With His love ..Stella ><

We Are His Own Treasure

He Will Take Your Anguish

God's Amazing Exchange

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Changes, Gods Restoring Power, Healed From The Past, Locust Eaten Years, Restoration, Restored Faith

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When you read my poems - you will read my heart - which will always point you to Him.

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author avatar Mariah
1st May 2014 (#)

Just beautiful..your faith shines out from your immaculate poetry Stella..
..a truly inspirational message of hope and comfort..that little candle ever burning strongly.
Thank for this lovely share
God Bless..love you always
Your wee hen xx

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd May 2014 (#)

Bless you dearest Mariah .
I don't know many people who have not experienced some locust-eaten years ,and I also know many who are still finding it hard to forget ...but I can honestly say that the words of God's promise are true for me today , and can be for everyone who puts their trust in Him .
God bless you and your family wee hen .
with love
Stella ><

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd May 2014 (#)

Thank you dear Steve for Moderation ...publication and star .
God bless you and your wife .
Stella ><

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author avatar Jerry Walch
1st May 2014 (#)

Beautifully said, my dear sister Stella.

Jerry

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd May 2014 (#)

Thank you dear Jerry .
I expect you meet many who would understand the horror of the locust -eaten years my friend .
May the Lord use you to help them come through the past and into a brighter future .
Many blessings
Stella ><

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
2nd May 2014 (#)

Good evening Stella, this was beautifully composed. As Mariah says, your faith is in each and every word of this. How comforting for you and thank you for sharing that peace you have found. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd May 2014 (#)

Good morning dear Marilyn .
I don't know where I would be now if it weren't for my Saviour Marilyn...so my words are a prayer of thanks really for what He has done for me.. and can do for others .
God bless you with all you do to alleviate the troubles in other's lives .
Stella ><

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author avatar spirited
2nd May 2014 (#)

Very good with nice pictures too.

I had to remove the locusts from my ears though to hear your message.

I still carry a couple of big ones along with me....still eating me up at times...

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd May 2014 (#)

Ah dear spirited ...
Don't let the past with it's hurt and mistakes govern and dictate your future .
The devil is a liar ...but Jesus is able to restore the years the locust have eaten ...as He is the One who came to give us life, and that more abundantly . Receive that today my friend , and Drop those Nasty bugs ... and be free . in Jesus' name . Forgive, forget and start afresh .
Many blessings to you today .
Stella ><

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author avatar spirited
2nd May 2014 (#)

thanks for your encouragement Stella, I was being a little tongue in cheek here though, yes only Jesus can restore anyone to wholeness.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd May 2014 (#)

Out of the mouth the heart speaks , dear spirited ..
I always believe in ..meaning what we say , and saying what we mean ...sometimes it gets me in hot water , but if it keeps me out of the lukewarm side , then I'm happy .
Bless you again
Stella ><

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd May 2014 (#)

Again reflecting your deep faith dear Stella, thanks for sharing. We all go through hellholes but I take it that they happen for a purpose. The earlier the better to enjoy life later and also to appreciate it in all its variety. I also see how blessed we all are when some find bliss even when they expect nothing from others. Each moment is a blessing by itself for them. In fact, those who take advantage of them are blissfully unaware of what they do! siva

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd May 2014 (#)

Bless you dear Siva ..
O that all could experience the life changing love of my Saviour ...They wouldn't have to live with the terrible memories and heartaches then , my friend .
When I think of children and innocents caught in the middle of fearful war zones or terrible abuse , my heart longs for them to know the protective care of the Living God of Love ...The One who has taken my past and made something beautiful out of the ashes I had to offer Him .
God bless you dear friend .
Stella ><

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author avatar Connie McKinney
2nd May 2014 (#)

So well said, Stella. Your work is always so inspiring and uplifting. Thank you.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd May 2014 (#)

Many blessings to you dear Connie .
I pray you truly meet with and know the love of God in your life and the lives of those you love.
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Delicia Powers
2nd May 2014 (#)

'Let sorrow have its season...dwell not too long there- offer your circle of life, all your seasons as a prayer." This is some of the sage advice given to me from my Mom - most probably a paraphrased from the bible, she so often did that to mark her point...:0)- you Stella do live this life like a prayer... you are a remarkable example to us all, as is your profoundly beautiful poetry...!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd May 2014 (#)

Ah dear Delicia ..
What a wise mother you you had my friend ...
If only we took such advice more often , and thanked the One who can turn our sorrows into joy and our mourning into dancing .
Many blessings to you and Mike ...always
Stella ><

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author avatar n.c.radomes
3rd May 2014 (#)

STELLA, you've provided a wonderful and sure balm for the hopeless. Laurels!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
3rd May 2014 (#)

Ah, Many blessings my friend .
May many feel that same balm flowing into their lives .
God bless you
Stella >I<

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author avatar Carol
5th May 2014 (#)

This is beautiful, inspiring and full of hope Stella, many thanks

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
6th May 2014 (#)

Thank you dear Carol for your kind words .
May you be very blessed today
with love
Stella ><

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author avatar Helen Thomas
5th May 2014 (#)

Stella ~ This is absolutely beautiful, comforting, and inspiring ~ to say the least. It expresses so well: What A Friend ~~ we have in Jesus ~~ all our sins and griefs to bear ~~ and ~~ what a privilege to carry every thing to Him in prayer. Thank you so much for sharing this. Continued abundant blessings to you.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
6th May 2014 (#)

Ah , thank you also dear Helen .
It is my privilege to share such words of truth and comfort ... my hearts desire is that many will receive such words .
God bless you today and always
Stella ><

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author avatar vellur
7th May 2014 (#)

Beautiful inspiring poems! Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
7th May 2014 (#)

Thank you dear vellur .
God bless you
Stella >I<

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
7th May 2014 (#)

Good evening, Stella, congratulations on Writer of the Day. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
7th May 2014 (#)

Am I really ? ..I didn't even know there was a Writer of the Day ..well, well !
I can't think what I have done to deserve it , but I am humbly grateful to anyone who may have had a hand in that decision .
thank you dear Marilyn for letting me know .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Mariah
7th May 2014 (#)

Hip Hip Hooray...Our Stella's..
..The Author Of The Day..
Congratulations my friend..
Your wee hen xxx

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
7th May 2014 (#)

Haha !

This is amazing wee hen .
Where does it say that I have earned this accolade ?
I am honoured and perplexed at the same time .
God bless you dear friend
Love from
Stella ><

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author avatar Mariah
7th May 2014 (#)

Oh you have so earned it Stella
xxx

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
7th May 2014 (#)

I think the Lord has helped me here Mariah ...so I'll just let Him have Author of the Day ... as that really is His title anyway .
Maybe I'll write something along those lines .. if He inspires me to do so ..
I am about to read your new work now ..
Blessings wee hen
Stella ><

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author avatar Retired
8th May 2014 (#)

GOD bless you real good Stella.
Your article has blessed me today.
Congrats!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
13th May 2014 (#)

I am so glad this has blessed you my friend .
Continued blessings
Stella ><

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
12th May 2014 (#)

i somehow missed this very beautiful piece and your being author of the day..so belated congratulations and also I have to say you truly are one of the most loving ladies here...blessings of light and loving from me to you dear Stella..

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
13th May 2014 (#)

That is very kind of you dear Carolina ...
I feel we are part of a lovely circle of friends here , even though we may have very different viewpoints , and that is what makes it special .
God bless you
Stella ><

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