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Oh What A Relief It Is!

There are times in life when we eat food that upsets our stomach or we have words or images, or situations that come our way that cause stress, anxiety, headaches, as well as many other kinds of things that affect us and when that happens we just want some RELIEF!!


Many people have this prayer upon their lips...Psalms 102:1-2, "Hear my prayer, O Lord,

And let my cry come to You. 2 Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble;

Incline Your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily." This is the cry of someone in distress and overwhelmed by what is going on in their life, and God has heard and is Sending Relief and You are IT!


Relief--1. A feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress. The alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress; a temporary break in a generally tense or tedious situation.

2. Assistance, especially in the form of food, clothing, or money, given to those in special need or difficulty. the redress of a hardship or grievance.

3. A person or group of people replacing others who have been on duty.

4. The state of being clearly visible or obvious due to being accentuated in some way.


Relief is that place that allows someone in distress to move from the 'Now' and start moving towards the 'Not Yet--Full deliverance, healing, etc.' with hope and start to increase in faith. It's a temporary place; however sometimes that is always someone needs to start believing God can and will complete what He started. God has been saying that He's Not Done, however some need some Relief while the completion is still in the works and You are the one to bring and be that Relief in their lives.


Esther 4:14, " For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Deliverance is the end goal but Relief is to get people there. Sometimes the distress people are in can be so consuming that it's hard to see anything else, relief helps them see that total freedom is possible with God.


For those who will go and bring and be Relief to others, God will make them clearly visible to people as He puts His glory on them. For those who don't want to do the work anymore or simply won't, God will relieve them with someone else who will go and do the work.


Relief is coming to people and God says You are IT--will you be?


For discussion this week, instead of me asking specific questions for you to answer; please bring out a couple of points that really stood out to you and why. Also, share your aha, ouch, or maybe even a testimony of relief you received or even a settling into what God has said about you or all three!


I look forward to discussing with you....

Bringing Relief to those in distress--I'm It!

Elder Christy

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-relief is only temporary but is a necessity.

I keep getting a picture of mountain climbers (I know NOTHING about it 😬😜but this is what I see) Fatigue sets in so when possible they find a rock shelf where they can have rest, to regather their thoughts and energy to carry on... We can and should be that "shelf" - relief- to someone so they can see hope beyond the "fatigue" of their "mountain".


-just as Esther, we must not remain silent! She chose to be the one 😊


-relief--something that I wasn't looking for but He settled...

Sunday afternoon I was sitting here and apparently started falling asleep 😜💤 when I heard an audible ---smack and the word Marked---…


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What a "relief" of a message Elder Christy!


You made a point that relief is on the way to deliverance. That was truly an "ouch" and an "aha" moment all at the same time. How many times do we error because we try to be the deliverer instead of being the relief sent so that people can choose to be delivered?!


Another point, is "hope is on the way to faith". I wrote it down in large letters in my notebook. I know this, but I HEARD it during the message and it just keeps reverberating in multiple scenarios this week. Are the people God is calling in this season withering up and dying inside because no one has brought…

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Great post Melissa. Thank you for hearing hope as the form of relief that so many people need and yes it may be in a very basic way. I appreciate your question here, "Do we dismiss daily interaction with people as non-spiritual because those we encounter need assistance in basic ways?" Let us not dismiss it--because it is all part of what God is doing.Why? Because we live in a culture that is so self-focused that often times people simply do not see the real need of some else. Sure we have soup kitchens and programs to send people to but if I have something someone else needs, why wouldn't I give it. Why wouldn't I be the hands …

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Something I heard in this message is that relief restores hope, or even brings hope to those who have not experienced it before. It stirs up hope to be able to keep going forward in the race! I have experienced this relief myself and it did just that- restored hope to continue in the mission!


A few more things that really stood out to me and some "aha's"....

-Religious people don't actually bring relief to anybody. They aren't willing to press in in the "discomfort" of change, they draw away from it.

-We are called to be a relief to people, to be an extention of the relief that only comes from God. That requires a bit of discomfort. It's…

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Great post Amanda. Hope is something that often times we take for granted until it seems to be gone and then when we get it again, it does exactly as you stated, helps us continue the mission. For others it may be exactly what they need to simply keep putting one foot in front of the other until they start experiencing some faith growing and can start speaking to some things. Either way--hope keeps people moving forward!


I love all of your aha's--Thank you for catching all the bits and pieces throughout the message. We begin to become clearly visible when we make a conscious choice to come out of hiding and no longer be silent. This really happens when…

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Thank you for this Elder Christy!


There are a few things that stood out to me.


In storms, in the downs, or battles, we get consumed with what we're facing. But, when we get relief, we can see and say what He says about the situation, and that propels you into the "not yet". Allows us to keep on going until you get through to freedom on the other side. This is a relief that will help me to bring relief... if that makes sense.


There are a couple people in my life that really need deliverance. This phrase simultaneously called me out and brought relief to me (plop, plop...): "Can’t just shove them through the door, they may not…


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Great Post Nate, this is literally the message right here, "In storms, in the downs, or battles, we get consumed with what we're facing. But, when we get relief, we can see and say what He says about the situation, and that propels you into the "not yet". Allows us to keep on going until you get through to freedom on the other side. This is a relief that will help me to bring relief... if that makes sense." People live in this place and cannot get to freedom/deliverance without some relief in the journey. How many times have we gone through things that was just kicking our rear end and then God showed up with some relief from someone…

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Great messsage Elder Christy!


A couple of the things that stood out to me were one, the definition of relief. The redress of a hardship. This being about being able to go to the courts of heaven and the One who is worthy to judge and say, "Hey, Lord, what about this?' Not necessarily in a complaining way but, as Rev. Connie said last week just tell me, be straight with me. Knowing that this is available is in itself a relief. Knowing that God wants to hear me and answer me.


Another thing that stood out was also a definition of relief. A feeling of reassurance following anxiety or stress. Being in a position to be the vessel to…

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Love it... Tag! You're it! 😊

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