I know you can do it

Dear Oscar,

I can’t imagine what you’re going through. It must be so hard for you to stand up every morning.
but I can promise you it will take an end, because at the end of every storm is a golden sky.
And God will help you to see it again, Oz.
He will take care of you. Your brother and your sister will be there and so many other people are there for you, too.
All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Just keep believing. And don’t lose your strength.
I know you can do it.

I love and support you – no matter what.
Innocent until proven guilty!

Lots of love from Germany,

Proverbs 18:21

Something for the haters:
Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit – Proverbs 18:21

There you have it – the bible speaks clearly about the effect of words spoken out of our mouth into the atmosphere. Or you may also know the saying “you are what you eat” which in essence kind of means the same thing. If you eat junk food all day every day then your body will most likely be very unhealthy. So I also believe, which is also stated in the bible, if you speak negative words about yourself, your circumstances and upon others you will have the tendency of living an unhealthy life. You have to be so careful of the words you speak. Sometimes we say negative things without even realizing it and all its doing is sabotaging our blessings. If you go all day saying “I’m having a terrible day” guess what? You will have a terrible day because that’s all you’re talking about. Now speaking positive doesn’t mean you must put a blind eye to the difficult situations you may be facing, it just means by faith you are believing and trusting God for better. Also we have to be careful not to accept negative labels from others. Sometimes we can carry the bad labels from others without even realizing it, such as: “you will never amount to anything”, “you’re a deadbeat just like your mom or dad”, “you’re stupid!”, “nobody will ever love you.” Don’t allow the hatred of others to dictate your life for the worse. Accept God’s labels for you, such as: “you are a child of God” (John 1:12), “you are a friend of God” (John 15:15), “God will supply all your needs” (Philippians 4:19), “God loves you and accepts you” (1 Thessalonians 1:4). So today start speaking life into your world by saying the right words into the atmosphere and watch how it will help to build your faith. It may take some practice, because bad habits die hard, but it’s so worth it.

Marzanne van Rensburg

Your next chapter

Dear Oscar

I hope you are okay.
I hope you are opening up.
I hope that you can tell your story and set it free.
It isn’t weak to cry or to ask for help, nor is it shameful to admit that you cannot contain your fears in the bottle of your being. In fact, it is only by putting your fears, that rough-hewn pain, the engulfing billows of your grief on the table and showing it to others for what it is that you will be able to move on to your next chapter. It may always be there to some degree, but you can learn to wear it as a life-jacket, rather than swallow it down like an anchor to a molasses you cannot drift free from. You can learn to own it, rather than let it own you. I pray that you learn to take a breath and swim towards the open ocean.

Love Carly