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Arise, My Love

Arise, My LoveHave you ever felt buried by work, or projects, responsibilities, family issues, or even your own pain? I know I have. Life can have a way of piling up on us when we least expect it. Even people we love can put pressures on us without realizing it—then one day we find ourselves buried alive!

When my kids were small, they loved to play with our dog, Saddie. They would sometimes put her in the clothes basket and playfully pile clean clothes on her, totally covering her little body with just her nose sticking out. I think she knew she could jump out anytime, but she’d wait until her name was called. It was a fun game.

One day, while searching for Saddie, I began to call out her name. There in the basket of clothes was a little black face peeking out. I think she was getting used to being buried. Maybe she was just waiting for someone to notice she was missing and to call her name so she could leap to freedom and prance around with glee. Or maybe she had gotten used to being in that small basket and wasn’t thinking about the joy of being called out.

Sometimes we can find ourselves buried by circumstances. We may wonder if anyone even knows that we’re missing emotionally, mentally, spiritually . . . even physically. We can become used to the weight of emotional pain or the weight of other people’s burdens and expectations. We think this is our lot in life.

Well, Jesus knows where you are—and no matter what the weight of the situation, He is calling YOUR name! God’s Word is liberating, His love is comforting, and His voice is calling to you, “Arise, my love!” In Isaiah 43:1 the Lord says, “I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are Mine.” It’s time to rise up, leave the place of captivity, and be FREE!


Judy is one of the prayer intercessors who travels with Women of Faith and prays over every aspect of the event, including requests received from women on site. If you’re at one of the Celebrate What Matters events on the western side of the U.S., you’ll probably see her there. Find an event near you.


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Comments

  1. 2 years ago
    Letty Hanson says

    Im 50 years young this year and i finally understand this .For most of my life i was trying to find me,not knowing how to.my daughter got me a book at the library called self matters.what and eye opener.I now know me .And by knowing me i have gotten a strong bond with GOD.Im not just going through the motion of live being miserable and settling for less than what i want nor am i playing a roll to make someone else happy.Finally im on track and it feels wounderful.

  2. 2 years ago
    RONDA STEELE says

    I HAVE A PRESSING PRAYER REQUEST–I HAVE FELT LIKE THAT DOG, BUT IT WASN’T SOFT CLOTHES I WAS BURIED UNDER. OUR YOUNGEST SON, WHO IS 29, IS ADDICTED TO HEROIN. HE HAS KNOWN THE LORD, BUT HAS STRUGGLED ALL HIS ADOLESCENT/ADULT LIFE WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE. HE JUST DESCENDED INTO THE SCARIEST DRUG OF ALL IN THE LAST 9 MONTHS. HIS NAME IS DAVID AND HE JUST CHECKED OUT OF REHAB AFTER 2 DAYS, SAYING HE DIDN’T NEED TO DO IT THEIR WAY; HE COULD DO IT HIS OWN WAY. WE HAD TO MAKE HIM LEAVE THE HOUSE. PRAY FOR HIM PLEASE, THAT GOD WILL REACH HIM ANYWAY HE CHOOSES, AND THAT HE WILL COME TO THE END OF HIMSELF AND CRY OUT TO JESUS FOR HELP.

    • 2 years ago
      Letty Hanson says

      GOD is still in control. I went through the same situation a couple of years ago i know the pain you have.i will share with you what i did.I went to my church and when it was time to go up for prayer i went. I told the pastor what was going on and i said i want to innersess for my child which is you stand in for someone so i did and got prayer. I asked GOD through my faith.At that point on i believed without at doubt that my prayers were answered a little time went by still no matter what i saw heard or what was continuing to go on in my childs life i knew that she was being prepared to help someone else in this life and i knew that she had to get to her knees.And GOD is more better at this then i. time pasted i finally got a call still didnt happen fast enough for me she grew and i grew through this i didnt like it one bit i keep my faith.Final out come Praise GOD .She is married has her kids back and back on track with GOD this to shall pass

  3. I SO love Women of Faith events. Thank you for all you do. I have a burden to get others there. Praying for Holy Spirit to direct me to those women who need this and want more from God in their lives. My family has told me I come home a different person…more joyful and outgoing. I didn’t know I needed an “emotional cleanse” until I experienced it each time I went. It IS refreshing, like the “living water” Jesus offered to the Samaritan woman. Sometimes you don’t know you are thirsty until you GO! <3

  4. I have been to seven Women Of Faith Events a few in Chicago an the rest in Indianapolis, This years in Indy was the best I have ever been to. The speakers Patsy & Marilyn are my all time favorites. Mark Lowery knocked it out of the ball park. Amy Grant is my favorite female artist an so is Vince. To have both Amy & Sandy Patti at one event who could ask for more.

    The dance were just beautiful and you could see the emotion on their faces. I am still riding high and it has been a week since the event. I wish you could have one every 6 months. I will go to an event as long as I am alive. Being able to worship God and not have too feel like you are being judge is awesome. We have an awesome God an we are lucky to live in a country where we can worship him without the fear of being persecuted.

    Thank you to all of the speakers, guest, music artist & dancers.

    Ev T.