Every now and then – life can throw you a curveball. Make sure your feet are steady on the ground – so you won’t go flying with it at high speed. Bend those knees and stand your ground – life can hit you hard sometimes…

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground,” Ephesians‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

We are affirmed to STAND! Evil days will come. Life will hit us hard. Paul prepares the church for such life events.

It’s inevitable, that moments in this life will shake our foundation. By the time we have reached adulthood, we very well, may have experienced some kind of issue in life that has rumbled our ground. Maybe a heartbreak, a loss, or a betrayal? We can learn to face tomorrow with hope.

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for HE who promised is faithful.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬ 

The writer of Hebrews is admonishing us to hold unswervingly to hope. In other words stay the course – hold tight, as the road swerves – remain steadfast in our faith.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This passage is clearly giving us direction on how to face trials in this life. 

  1. Be joyful in hope. Even when we don’t understand what’s going on or why – we make the choice to remain joyful, because we are trusting that God is working things out for our good.
  2. Patient in affliction. As our lives are turned upside down, we must wait and trust God through this process.  
  3. Faithful in prayer. Prayer is the key – to be able to take the steps and persevere through the first two directions. 

If our prayer life is lacking – our ability to remain joyful in hope will lack. If our prayer life is weak – our ability to be patient in affliction will be weak. Prayer is key, to apply this verse in its richness, so that we can experience the fullness of this verse in our lives.

Here’s where the problem begins, and why we fall on our face through trials of life…

  • We aren’t spending enough quiet time with God. 
  • We put our focus on the problem – rather, than on the problem solver – JESUS. 
  • We allow issues of life to cause us, to lose heart.

Instead of telling God, how big your problems are – tell your problems, how big your God is.

A few years ago I experienced something as a mother that rocked my world. My daughter Faith began to have what seemed as some type of seizures at the age of 6 months old. I can still go back to that fear that began to take place in our hearts. Wondering, what this would do to her future? Would this last all her life? How bad would this become? Would she be able to live a normal life? All these things, just racing through my mind. One day my husband and I were just holding each other as, Faith had just gone through another episode. As we held each other broken – my husband spoke out loud, “though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” {Job 13:15} Immediately as he spoke Gods word, I began to have this sense of peace. Like I knew in my heart – that we were gonna be ok. 

Months later I was at church, checking on Faith in the nursery. The woman who was watching her, is a faithful woman of God and is very sensitive to the Holy Spirit. She spoke to me about Faiths condition. She encouraged me to lay hands on Faith and my husband and pray healing over their lives. I knew she had heard from God when she said; “You need to speak that word ‘seizure’ and command it to leave their body”. When I prayed over them – I feared saying the word ‘seizure’, because I felt as if I was accepting it in their lives.

Well good news is, I did as she encouraged me to do. As of today both my husband and my daughter Faith live a life free of epilepsy.

“Instead of telling God, how big my problem is – I told my problem, how big my God is!” 

The very one who made this earth come into existence by just speaking – gave me the authority in His name, to speak healing over my family. I had to completely rely on my BIG God for this miracle. 

Friends, God gives this authority not only to me, but to us all who believe we can possess it in faith, to bring His name GLORY!
God doesn’t want us to be blown away and tossed by the sea, like the waves. He wants us to be steady in our walk – immovable, unshakable and ready to hit the ground standing tall on our knees, when life hits hard.

My friend, Jesus is our answer. He is our HOPE. He is our PEACE. He is our LOVE.


“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:114 NIV

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 NIV”

DON’T let fear have control over your emotions! You can bring them into subjection. YOU have that power through Jesus Christ! Remain steadfast in Christ. God will not put you to shame! Today is National Day of Prayer! Let me encourage you to PRAY! Pray. Pray. Pray.


Rest in Him friend,

With Love,

Rosie Hernandez



“After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” ‭John‬ ‭19:28-30‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Scripture was fulfilled at this glorious moment. This man proved to be more that just a great prophet. He was more than the great teacher. He was more than the rabbi. Jesus was more, than the carpenters son.  He IS the SON of God. He IS the Savior of the world. He is the Messiah. 

As Jesus gave up His Spirit, the words He spoke, began to come alive to the apostles. The world, now received the gift Jesus promised of The Holy Spirit. There is no longer the veil that separated us from our Holy God. You see friend – though we are sinners (which separates us from God), we have been given access to enter into the place where Gods holiness rest. We have been redeemed. We have been bought with the precious blood of Jesus. God now sees us covered by the blood of Jesus – so, we are now worthy to enter the Holy place where Gods presence rest.

The book of John has always been one of my favorite books of the bible. Each time I read about Jesus dying on the cross, It always brings me to tears. The idea of a man, who left His Fathers side to come down and begin a personal relationship with us is such a great LOVE STORY. He first, calls us by name. Then He lets us know we have purpose in this life. He calls us out on our issues – anything that holds us back from drawing closer to Him.



Take the woman at the well for instance. {John 4;9} She was first of all a Samaritan (whom the Jews had no association with). Jesus goes with the desire to reveal Himself to her. There is this beautiful picture of two people, of two different societies. Jesus crosses the line of reputation, by merely speaking to her. Once He reveals who He is – He then calls her out on her sin. Was Jesus saying this to shame her? Absolutely not! Jesus (in my words) is telling her; here’s what you are doing – but even so, I love you! Let those things go, so I can teach you how to worship in spirit and truth. Now tell your friends about me. Share that I have revealed myself to you.

If you read the chapter, the samaritan woman did not get upset and run from Him. She, in fact, believed who He said He was. With what He knew about her, she would have been stoned and condemned. But instead, she experienced unconditional love. She didn’t have to hide who she was. It was spoken out right in front of her. She was left with a choice to walk away and ignore, or believe she’s been forgiven and share about Him.


Friend, this death that Jesus died on the cross was ALL for LOVE! A FIERCE LOVE! A love you will never experience apart from Him. His death was painful and gruesome. Yet, out of something so horrific and tragic came great blessing and honor. We are now sanctified, we are now in communion with the Father. We have been given the gift of eternal life with the Father in heaven. Satan has been defeated, and death has no victory over us.


As Jesus hung on that cross, there were two men being crucified. They each hung on the sides of Jesus. One to His right, and one to His left. One mocked Him, shouting “are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” While the other rebuked him and said “do you not fear God. We suffer justly, and we deserve our deeds but this man has done nothing wrong.” He was in such a state of revelation, that in faith he tells Jesus “remember me in your kingdom!” Jesus’ powerful and hopeful reply was, “today, you will be with me in paradise”.  His promise of eternal life through His death, was being spoken over that mans life, because of His faith.

Those powerful words spoken to that man while on the cross, still speak to us today. We have the opportunity to have eternal life in paradise with our heavenly Father. If we confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior – our names are written in the book of life. We are not only promised eternal life, but we can grow in this love that God offers us. We learn more about it daily. We learn it through sufferings of this life, in miracles. We learn it in our daily highs and lows of life. If we sincerely look for Jesus through the storms of life – He WILL be found! Just as the man hung beside Jesus and received revelation of Him. So can we!

This is one of the most important times in a believers life. We get to celebrate what Jesus did on the cross. Praying for those especially that don’t know our Savior. May they come to know Jesus as their Lord. May we know Him, and live for Him!

Rest in Him friend,

With Love,

Rosie Hernandez