Posted by: Pure Glory | 08/09/2019

Feeling Stripped And Pressured?


by Hazel Straub

My child, you have cried to me, due to the pressure that you felt. It is I, Father God, who is stripping you. Like a piece of beautiful furniture, the old scratched finish is stripped and sanded, then the new finish applied. You have much beauty inside of you that this restoration process reveals.

Submit to the process and you will see wonderful results. I am your Creator and know exactly what you need in your character development, so Jesus can shine out of you. Those things that you did not conquer on your own, easily leave, when you surrender to my refinishing. Then my glory will reflect and shine from you.

My child, don’t reject the LORD’’S discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you.  For the LORD  corrects those he loves., just as a father corrects a child, in whom he delights, (Proverbs 3:11-12 NLT)

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  1. Beautiful, sometimes we do feel pressure, that is when we need to take sometime away with our Lord and just be still with him 🙂 ❤

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    • Amen! Spending time alone with the Lord is a necessity. Blessings!

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  2. The stripping process is hard to go through, isn’t it? To face the harsh reality as He takes us down to the bare wood where we see the ugliness of our ‘self’ nature and have to repent in dust and ashes. Those times are not fun. But as He then puts Christ on us, after the brutal stripping, finally we can truly be set free and beautiful.

    The hardest part is agreeing with God as He leads us into the paths of the wilderness where the stripping takes place. It is scary and unknown. We need to learn how to lean our whole being on Him just to get through the process. Thankfully He is patient, kind and faithful. Even as the fire burns away the dross the purity of Jesus becomes formed in us. Over time this silent transformation takes shape. Like a caterpillar to a butterfly we turn into mush so He can form Himself in us.

    Trust Him to complete the work. It is worth the price. Surrender and you will see the difference.

    Homer Les

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    • Homer, thank you for your thoughtful comment. It is quite the process of being lead into the wilderness and being stripped. It is not a pleasant process but its fruit is without measure. Blessings!


    • Homer, thank you for your thoughtful comment. It is quite the process of being lead into the wilderness and being stripped. It is not a pleasant process but its fruit is without measure. Blessings!


  3. So blessed. I think God is talking to me through this post. I am so down these few days because of pressure and confusion but God has limitless ways to comfort His children. Thank you for sending this message from our Father’s heart.

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    • You are welcome! God loves you and is there for you. He is not the author of confusion. He is rooting for you and watching over you. Blessings!


      • Thank you for the encouragement! What you have said is true. God will not leave us because God loves us.


      • Yes! God loves us more than we can comprehend. You are welcome!


  4. 😮!! Thank You Father for letting me know what’s going on!! I TOTALLY submit to Your process of refinishing me so Your glory can reflect and shine from me!! I want You Father to get the glory from my life; I want people to see You in me, when they look at me; I want people to see You when I help them, and I want them to feel Your love from me!! Do whatever it takes God, to strip me from the old me, so I can walk TOTALLY as the NEW me!! I am Yours Father; I give myself COMPLETELY to You, Jesus, Holy Spirit; have Your way in my life!! I love You Father, I love You Jesus, I love You Holy Spirit❤️❤️❤️!!

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  5. 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 my word😢😢😢😢😢

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