I need encouragement too, especially as I suffer from some combat PTSD, and depression, etc. Sometimes I feel myself 'wandering off' being home alone so much, and indeed I get too lonely and need more friends just to talk to. Most of my friends have families and are still working hard. Perhaps they envy me, but sometimes I envy them too, albeit I am too disabled to work, and blessed to have a descent pension/ income. I could complain that the world is such a rat race--- with people so busy just staying alive, and many dying from ISIS while we just spin our wheels and sit on the side lines, until right now when the 'enemy is at the gate.'
From this discussion below, I find that I am also guilty of wishing that the Rapture was already here and we are taken out of the fray and safe. Here lies the problem that I wish I could be more mobile to help others find the Lord and Salvation, but I am again, limited, and hamstrung. I guess I will just pray for some new opportunities to jump at me and take action.
But, again, here is the reality that we will never see the 'good times' again ! ! That the times will/ must get darker and progressively worse is a FACT ! So... why not accept the facts as the bible plainly states and get the right mind set instead of hoping to elect another imperfect human being for America's president ? Both sides of the Congress are 98% totally corrupt and complicit, so any new president will just be spinning his wheels again, too. We are doomed, but we can still be happy with the knowledge that the Rapture will come when God says so, and we can keep busy in the mean time. I am tweaking/ adjusting my own mind and heart accordingly too. Just remember that the majority of the world is going thru some serious, stressful times right now, and they will only get worse ! Yes, Satan is having a field day right now and dancing for joy, hoping to smash our marriages, families, country, sending so many souls to hell. So we have each other, the world wide Congregation of Christ, the Church that is mostly sleeping, but we can visit and talk to individuals and meet with them. That is what I intend to do.
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