Prayer by Sunshine Gaddis

This week’s Stepping into Favor message is a poem written by one of the ladies that we serve in the community……

Prayer written by Sunshine Gaddis

I sit here in my head again
My heart is torn
My soul won’t mend

I’ve tried so hard to be strong everyday
When all I want to do is curl up and go away

I am tormented by these demons inside
Their hands are all around me
Pulling me over to the dark side

I can see the top of the hole I am in but
Then I am slowly being pulled down again

I fight and I claw with all my might
To get to the top
To get to the light

But the more I claw
The deeper I fall

The daylight is there–I can see it with my two eyes
It’d just out of reach so I begin to cry

Please God help me if you are really there
All I need answered is this one simple prayer

Then from above a loud voice came to say,
“Don’t worry my child, your prayer will be answered today.”

I look up to the sky to see a friendly face
With an outreached hand full of God’s grace

I am sending you back to earth with a purpose to fulfill
Never will it be easy but it will always be true

You don’t walk this life of chaos alone like you think
I am always by your side ready to help in a blink

Free Yourself From Negativity

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

We are often harsh on ourselves, focusing on our weaknesses and what is lacking in our life. Negative self-talk often results in low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. It is necessary to train your brain to think and feel positive. When a negative thought enters your mind take a deep breath. Name your negative thought and allow yourself to feel it. Next, release it. Breathe in naming the negative thought–breathe out releasing it. Redirect your thinking with a life-giving phrase, “I live free from struggle and fear.”

Our minds are powerful tools, when you fill it with positive thoughts your life will change. This will take practice. Be gentle with yourself. You have to realize that you are good enough and worthy. Once you know this, no one can take it from you.

Love, Sarah



Courage Dear Heart

Let today be the day you love yourself enough to work toward the life you desire. Courage is a decision. Fear is a reaction.

You must choose courage over comfort and do what is right instead of what is easy. When we practice this daily our life will become more than we could have imagined. I have been told that courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you thought you could. Take the step forward in faith. Scripture encourages us, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Remember to whom you belong. You are a child of the Most High God. You are destined to be victorious.

Peace to your hearts, Sarah


You Are Royalty


How we see ourselves will determine the life we live. You are not created to be average. You are a child of the Most High God. Do not focus on your mistakes, focus on how God sees you. In God’s eyes you are forgiven, you are precious, you are victorious, you are a champion. Scripture reminds us, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9

People do not determine your destiny. God does.            Peace, Sarah