Leah Sharibu: An Inspiration

Have you ever felt exhausted over something? Felt like nothing was ever going to change? The sadness and initial anger, once fiery hot, has become hopelessness, resentment, unbelief, and apathy. Continue reading

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The Compassion of God

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.”
(Psalm 86:15-16, NIV)

There is no compassion like our God’s.

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Bible Study: What to Do When You Get Knocked Down

In an Internally Displaced Peoples’ (IDP) camp, a place where one is supposed to be at least relatively safe, Boko Haram has infiltrated and killed four people while injuring four more. It was reported on Saturday, June 30th, 2018, that Boko Haram insurgents made it past the Nigerian army’s security measures, and had opened fire Friday night. Two of the insurgents were killed; the rest escaped after the Nigerian army fought back.1 Continue reading

A Personal Prayer Request

Hi guys.

I have a prayer request, if everyone wouldn’t mind listening, though it’s kind of off from the usually topics written about here: the Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, Boko Haram, and the like.

For almost two months now, I have somehow acquired a deep, deep social anxiety. I don’t know why, or how; all I know is that I am now afraid to go and do the simplest things outside of my house.

My stomach gets upset (out of fear), I get anxious that my stomach is upset, and it’s a volatile cycle.

I want to be free of this. I want this social anxiety and phobia to leave my brain and my thoughts, so that I can truly enjoy other people.

I believe that it is both something mental, and something spiritual—we know that God doesn’t give people spirits of fear and dread, but of love, power, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Please pray with me, that I would be rescued and delivered from this.

Expect more regular content next week!
With Love, in Christ,
Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

Psalm 79: Prayers for the Desperate

As of late, there has been much bloodshed in the Northern and middle parts of Nigeria. Villages in Plateau, Nigeria were attacked on June 23rd, 2018, as Fulani herdsmen and Nigerian farmers fought over the increasingly unusable land that both need to prosper.1

The fighting was horrific. With approximately 200 people killed, it has only worsened the state of affairs in places in the North and middle of Nigeria. If this violence was not enough, hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced People in Nigeria have fled due to Boko Haram violence, losing one of their only sources of income: agriculture.2 Continue reading

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
(Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail”)
This is how I feel towards the fact that the remaining Chibok girls have not been freed, yet. A mixture of love, disappointment, and longing.
But thank You, dear Jesus, for placing this deep love for them inside my heart– even if it means I am sometimes deeply disappointed.
Bring them home soon, Lord Jesus.
In Jesus’ Name I pray,
Amen.
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