Featured Empowerment Stories
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
These real-life stories were written and shared by UpowerUp Storytellers on their life journey and divine-encounter with God.Be inspired and motivated to regain your happiness, hope, and healing.
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Stories of real-life events and experiences
HERE I AM!
“Here I am!” the words of a servant, who has answered God’s call. When the Lord calls our name, what do we answer? How we answer, will influence the course of our lives. “Here I am!” begins very young for me. “Here I am!” was the answer Abraham gave to God when He called, so was Moses’s, Martin and John’s response. I also said, “Here I am!” at seven years of age not fully understanding what all that “Here I am!” would involve.
Recently, I received a text that says, "Please pray for me, I’m feeling so lonely." Moved with compassion, so I examined the Word of God... In Psalm 25, David cried out to the Lord...
“Turn to me [Lord] and be gracious to me, For I am alone and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are multiplied; Bring me out of my distresses. Look upon my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.”
GOD IS GOING TO SHOW UP IN SUCH A WAY, YOU WILL KNOW IT IS GOD AND NOBODY ELSE.
Beloved... Don't be afraid.. only believe!
You may not see it ... You may not feel it... You may be at your wit ends... But I am here to tell you that your blessings are already here! Turn your worry into worship because The Lord, He will provide. He has already worked it out! God is going to show up in a BIG way that you will know without a doubt... It's Only God!!
PRAYING FOR FAITH AND FREEDOM
My name is Sylvia. I don't know where to start how to do this, but here it goes. It all started back on October 27, 2014, my smallest son, Malachi had just turned four a day before this devil took all I had. The devil stole my husband, my job, my cars.; I had lost everything. I was losing my home as well as I didn't have the money to pay the property expenses. I was trying desperately to get it sold. My husband went to jail on October 27, 2014...
THE GIFT OF COURAGE
These gifts of God are precious, and we must be thankful at all times, proclaiming, look what the Lord has done. God has given us the courage to be born in a world unknown to us as infants. He had raised us with our parents' hands to comfort, guide, teach, lead us and discipline us when we needed to be. Amen!
I AM NOT GIVING UP!
I have heard many times that I am a selfish person. I am not good enough or made to believe that I am not good enough. I have been called a liar, a scam artist, and every vile name I could ever imagine. I have been compared to everyone, and also be pushed into a career field that I sorely detest. All this was coming from the woman who birthed me, and at the ripe old age of 36, I continue to hear it...
CREATE MOMENTS AND CELEBRATE MEMORIES
Life can at times hit us hard, knocking the happiness out of us. It takes everything to muscle up the encouragement and strength to move forward. In thinking about these events, I have decided I will intentionally create the moments of happiness and celebrate the memories, regardless of the season on my life.
WRITING SAVED MY LIFE
I have been writing for some time now, however, I never really took creative writing seriously. I had a diary when I was a wee one, but my writing was sporadic. I started off writing poetry and had amassed a little collection. I never tried blogging or writing for the world to see, but one day, I had to put it out there. I did not know that my knack for doodling on paper and coming up with words would be the one to save me.
WALKING BY FAITH
Faith is something that is not new to me. Exercising it is a different thing. For the past two years, I have been applying this underused muscle that I had never used in the beginning. Like I had written in the two chapters before, I lacked in my faith walk. When I think of faith, Hebrews 11:1 comes to mind, but there are times when I feel like Joshua or Moses for that matter. There are times when I don't trust me to come up with the solutions.
Does your life seem to pattern that of a Bible character? Has God done some amazing and awesome things in your life? Amen. He has touched mine, and I am not bragging; though took years to learn a little about how I should express it all. Prayerfully, one day and even now I sometimes want it all in a book and wonder where to start.
FROM PAIN TO PRAISE
by: Della, Nevada
I have been suffering from a large mass inside my stomach. My stomach has been hurting so much. I went to the doctor to have a surgery done, but they couldn’t do it because of the condition. The family doctor referred me to a cancer specialist. I’ve been going to the cancer specialist for over one year and nine months. He advised me to stop eating meat, which I did, but my stomach kept getting bigger...