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Observations of an Invisible Woman

Sunday Thoughts

Sometimes when I walk outside, I see the faces of my family looking worn, tired and fearful. I wonder who they are, what brought them to this mental state and what stories they have to tell. We are all in this human family together, one entity under God, bonded together in deep spirituality.

My family asked me the other day, “Are you fearful of what’s to come?” My answer? “No. I have God with me. He is my light, my salvation and my rock.”

Today, this Sunday, I will post two of my favourite verses in the bible that have always given me peace when I needed it the most. Fear not, my family, for the Lord is always with you.

Fear not, for I am with thee: turn not aside, for I am thy God: I have strengthened thee, and have helped thee, and the right hand of my just one hath upheld thee. (11) Behold all that fight against thee shall be confounded and ashamed, they shall be as nothing, and the men shall perish that strive against thee. (Isaiah 41:10-11)

 Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you. (29) Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: And you shall find rest to your souls. (30) For my yoke is sweet and my burden light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

We are living in perilous times. Every day, a member of our family is shot, beaten and abused by the police. Jobs are lost, or rather stolen, to appease the approved “other” and our morale is sinking lower and lower. Please remember who you are and that no one can tell you who you are. You are the descendants of great thinkers, writers, poets, mathematicians, musicians and architects. We founded civilization, developed language, made clothes from animal skins and knew how to “read” the stars to detect time and weather.

We are God’s descendants. And no one can take that away from us! When you are at your most weary, call upon Him and He shall deliver you. When you are at your most fretful, call His name and He shall comfort you. And when you believe all hope is lost, remember that his blood courses through your veins.

Be in peace my family. All is not lost.

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14 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts

  1. Great motivation. The Matthew verse is boss, too. Have a good night!

  2. ynotme on said:

    Negress,

    Very uplifting post! Thank you for choosing and knowing EXACTLY the perfect things to say at a time when it’s most needed.

  3. Sudelicious on said:

    This the perfect post for me to wake to on a Sunday morning. Thank you Ms TBT.

  4. mary burrell on said:

    Love Isaiah 41:10-11 great verse.

  5. Beautiful way to start my day, just before my AM power walk and church!!!

  6. To Everyone

    You’re welcome.

  7. Komrade this is blacktastic and right on time. Except 4 the fact the i have come to believe that the church is a part of the problem in Afrikan communitiez,thee church business is doing quite well and the memberz are struggling to pay tidez.
    Panther Love Alwayz

  8. Agreed Moorbey. I don’t subscribe to the church but to the Most High.

  9. Right on. It important that u believe in a God and it does not matter what u call him or her just believe and have faith.

  10. AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is what I’m talking about. And I like your answer to the question that your family asked you. God even says that if we seek him and focus on him he will give us peace. He has given me peace so many times in my life that I cannot understand how anyone cannot see him. I just wish some black people would stop calling Christianity the white mans religion and not to follow it because of that. If they would open their eyes they would clearly see that Christianity began in Africa and was spread to Europe. From Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt to Paul going to Rome and talking to them about God. May he continue to bless you. May the Lord forever be praised.

  11. @ acj13

    The worst thing white supremacy did to us was putting a white man on a cross and having us bow down to him. That, in my opinion, is unforgivable. All religion is born of Africa. Calling Him Jah, Allah, Jesus, The Great Spirit, Yaweh is one and the same.

    Division was taught to us as a form of psychological warfare.

  12. Blessed be
    hope you had a peaceful, easy Sunday 🙂

  13. I love your blog! ~GD

  14. @ GD

    Thanks. Glad you could drop in.

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