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Reach Out!

Updated on April 20, 2011

Reaching Out To YOU!

He is Reaching Down to You!  photo provided by: jrtippins,
He is Reaching Down to You! photo provided by: jrtippins,

Reaching Out!

Have you ever been at a place in your life, where it seemed everything was going wrong? You realized you were headed on the wrong road! All of a sudden, before you knew it, you had slipped off the road, into a pit.

There has been a time in my life...where it felt like I was in a pit. A sandpit, of quicksand! In the middle of a pit, bound by the struggles of life. I found myself in quicksand, and whatever attempts I made to get out, the deeper I would sink.

I felt immobilized, no matter which move I made in life, things weren't getting any better. I'd try to keep my life from being out of control, yet things would only get worse. Have you ever felt this way?

So at this point in my life, I did get this word picture. The only way out, was to reach up to God. Nothing within my power or strength was helping. Yet if I could reach my arms up, and out of that pit, I might be able to get some help! So I did, I reached up, in prayer, and something happened.

It almost seemed miraculous at the time. It was as if God's strong hand reached down from the heavens, and pulled me out of the circumstances! I was so grateful, so appreciative to be pulled out of this pit of despair. He placed my walk on solid ground, and directed not only my path, but my steps:)

This song came upon my heart, singing words of praise! I didn't even know all the words, just the chorus. I was amazed when I read the healing this song was to my soul.

"Is your bur-den heav-y, as you bear it all alone? Does the road you trav-el harbor dan-ger yet un-known? Are you grow-ing wea-ry in the strug-gle of it all? Is the life you're liv-ing filled with sor-row and de-spair? Does the fu-ture press you with it's wor-ry and it's care? Are you tired and friend-less, have you al-most lost your way?"

"Je-sus will help you when on His name you call. He is al-ways there, hear-ing ev'ry prayer, faith-ful and true; Walk-ing by our side, in His love we hide all the day through. When you get dis-cour-aged just re-mem-ber what to do- Reach out to Je-sus, Hes' reach-ing out to you! Je-sus will help you, just come to Him to-day!" Song by: Ralph Carmichael 1968

Songs of life, really bring such healing to my soul. I don't know about you, but without music, we would totally be lost! Music can bring out feelings, at times we don't even know are within us:)

There have been struggles and trials in my life, and music helps to lift my heart! Having your heart feel light, to be released from the burdens of care. This is an awesome experience! Not only to be free to love, but free to accept love and forgiveness from others.

For me this has been a life long journey, to get over the hurts others have caused. To learn not to accept or take on the offenses of others. Then to see the times in my life, I had also caused hurts and pain to others, not even realizing it. Some say hurting people hurt. It is really nice to get to a point where you don't hurt anymore!

I just want to encourage you, if you are in the quick-sand, to reach out in prayer, to the one who can help!

Prayer Books, By: Stormie Omartian

Gospel Music by Elvis

What is a song, that brings healing to your heart?

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      ED Kassner 5 years ago

      I, have been to long an absente from your hub. I hope all is well with you.Here it is july and I,can't wait for Christmas. My prayer for you and all of these lovely people is that the music and spirit of christmas stays within, all year long. Stay Happy==ED.

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      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      Ed Kassner, May your Christmas be filled with the true meaning of Christmas! Good to hear from you, filling my comment fields with blessings:).

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      Ed Kassner 6 years ago

      And young lady==My wish for you and yours===May the Christmas blessings fill your stocking with continued faith that overflows into all of your readers hearts. Thank you again for your Christian sharing.And Stay HAPPY ED.

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      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      Ed, thanks for stopping by, tightening the line, to make it plumb:) We do need to keep our alignment straight, for all other things in life to work out:) Keep on keeping on...Keeping the faith!

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      ED Kassner 6 years ago

      Hi again-(from)the Dog Page----I was a FIREMAN most of my life.I won't bore you with war stories.I also am very blessed by GOD to be here to share.I know the good-bad-@ ugly.Even in the ugly God would show me and comfort me so i could bring some sanity to an otherwise insane situation.So keep the faith GOD knows your heart.His highway is the rite way.Stay the course and keep the faith.ED

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Always good to hear from you skye, and you too madison, nlogan and lifegate.

      I love this hub-community, and the friends I've made here. So appreciate, each of you that reach out to me, through your hubs:) It makes me happy when something said, has touch a persons heart!

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      skye2day 7 years ago

      Hello sister Beautiful reminder of who is large and in charge with unchanging hands. You are so right on sista. The Father is waiting. Thank You so much for the precious reminder. We do not need to sink!! It is a choice. Call on Jesus.

      Songs that sing light are so healing. I so love to worship Christ with music. Thank you for the Elvis song. I love Elvis. Very nice way to start my morning heart.

      I love You precious gem that you are. Hugs Galore.

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I can certainly identify. Thanks for sharing.

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      nlogan 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      wow! thanx

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      Madison 7 years ago from NYC

      This hub is so inspirational and uplifting! Thank you for reminding us that we can find strength through Christ, something many of us need to always know.

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Reading your comments, reminds me too of a song..."I Surrender All!" Christal, keep on writing, you need this connection to the outside world. You too, are an encouragement, not just to me, but to others! Prayers and Blessings to each of you! Thanks for stopping by:)

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 8 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      heart4theword, my friend, nothing replaces our faith. When we surrender the pain to Him, it is His and know that you are healed. Then, everything else follows. Beautiful thought! More power.

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      christalluna1124 8 years ago from Dallas Texas


      Thanks for reading my hubs and helping keep my score up during a very difficult time in my life. Besides the mental illness I have had so much going on imn my life. i feel so lost. Your words are words of encouragement that encourage my heart. Right now I am going through what is called a depressive episode in my illness. For about three weeks i can't function.

      Thanks for caring,

      God bless you,


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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for this wonderful message of hope. It is surely needful in these times. Well done!

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      heart4theword 8 years ago from hub

      It really makes me happy, that some of what was written touched some hearts. Been enjoying reading all of your feed back! Keep Reaching Out:)

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      Farm-Fresh-Foods 8 years ago

      "When you said, It almost seemed miraculous at the time". It WAS miraculous! God is always there in our deepest hour of need. He was there all the time waiting for you to reach out to Him......when you did, He took your hand. We can always trust in our Father, He loves us.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Heart4thrword, Nice uplifting hub! It really is quite reassuring knowing that God is ALWAYS there! As you say one must only "reach out" He is right there! There really is POWER in PRAISE! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      Fehl Dungo 8 years ago from close to you...

      Very uplifting. Thanks for sharing! :)

      I remember the saying "A cross without Christ is heavy..."

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      countryman4ever 8 years ago

      Music does help the soul. It helps to bring healing in your life. I am also glad God is always there to help us get back on the right track.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Good Word. Thank you for this testimony. I am glad I read it tonight.

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      i think i am an elvis fan, lovely lovely hub thanks a lot. We all go through bad times, and it is then we realise the strength of god, even though it takes time and help from others.