James Cruse

I am a Retired Marine, had a full Liver transplant, surviver of many things and now, I am relaxing and going to relax even more. everyone has a story, I am looking to see what is the next chapter of mine. We go through storms, trials and need the healing power of Jesus Christ. We struggle from the lack of knowledge. Encourage, Inspire, and Remind people of His Promises. Reach our Brother and Sister. While "speaking about His Promises, Truth and Love" Whatever I go through, whatever happens, " Either Way I Win" whether God heals me here on earth or heals me by calling me home, to be with Him, "I Win" Afflictions are God's most effectual means to keep us from losing our way to our heavenly rest. Without this hedge of thorns on the right hand and on the left, we should hardly keep the way to heaven. If there be but one gap open, how ready are we to find it and turn out at it! When we grow wanton, or worldly, or proud, how cloth sickness or other afflictions reduce us! Every Christian, as well as Luther, can call affliction one of his best schoolmasters; and with David may say, 'Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.' Many thousand rescued sinners may cry, O healthful sickness! O comfortable sorrow! O gainful losses! O enriching poverty! O blessed day that ever I was afflicted! Not only the green pastures and still waters, but the rod and staff, they comfort us. Though the Word and the Spirit do the main work, yet suffering so unbolts the door of the heart, that the Word hath easier entrance. Please accept the encouragement of someone who feels your pain, not to inflict more but to assist and send comforting words, of encouragement and inspiration. The spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because 1. the LORD has anointed me to minister good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2. to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3. and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. The Lord has seen me through my grief He will help you also. It is His promise. to be with you and never leave you. With love,