There is Hope for the Hurting

Kathi Pelton

Twenty years ago I went through a period where I experienced pain that went so deep that most days it was hard to breathe. Sleep was erratic and exhaustion was constant.

During that time I truly wondered if I’d survive and come out the other side. My husband and I had four small children and we were a part of a church staff, which made it even more difficult. There was no hiding it or pretending that I was fine because this pain was all-consuming. No one knew what to do (except pray) and hope was difficult to hang onto.

God was hard at work in order to set me free of deep pain and bondages that I had never dealt with. These places of bondage had been keeping me from experiencing true intimacy and joy. Of course, during this time, the enemy was trying to take full advantage of my vulnerable state as my emotions were vacillating between truth and lies numerous times a day. But greater was He who was within me than he who was trying to destroy me.

God knew what to do, and what I needed to be set free. Though there were times during those three years that it appeared to me, and to those around me, that the enemy had won; God was not finished with me! He went to the very root, where the spirit of death was residing, and set me free. In His kindness He didn’t stop short of that deep root, but layer upon layer He took me to that place so that I could partner with Him and choose life.

I’m sharing this with you because I am keenly aware of God going after every place of captivity. In His mercy He is going after the deep roots that have held people in bondage and kept them from true, pure intimacy, joy, and freedom. Though the enemy may be trying to take advantage of your vulnerability, the victory belongs to the Lord! Do not lose hope!

This is the passage of Scripture that God gave me during those years,

“Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt. In that day,” declares the Lord, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master. ’ I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked. In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety. I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.” Hosea‬ ‭2:14-20‬ ‭

God took me into a wilderness where in His kindness He restored me. He removed from me the name of every “master” that held me captive and brought me into a true betrothal with Him and Him alone. In those years I learned to lean upon Him, trusting in areas that had been kept independent from Him. Dependency became my song of surrender and my declaration of freedom.

“Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I roused you; there your mother conceived you, there she who was in labor gave you birth.” Song of Songs‬ ‭8:5‬ ‭

The captivity of Egypt is being removed from God’s people. Every mindset of captivity, every spiritual stronghold of captivity, every lie and every spirit that is unholy must go. This again is a part of the “rerouting” of pathways and the divine “reset” that is happening to prepare a people who are “Holy unto the Lord.” This will bring a corporate authority to heal lands and people groups, enabling us to walk in the authority needed to disciple nations.

He is your deliverer! He is the deliverer of your children! He is the victorious One who will not fail you. Put your hope in Him and lean upon Him with full surrender.

“Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.” Psalm‬ ‭3:1-8‬ ‭


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Beware of the Bones that the Enemy is Throwing

Kathi Pelton

Two days ago I had a vision of the enemy throwing dog bones that had land mines attached to them. These “bones” were distractions and temptations. When someone chased after them and bit into them, the mine would explode, causing severe injury to the person.

Then the Spirit of the Lord spoke to me and said that His people must seek wisdom and only touch what is righteous, pure, and holy.

This morning my dear friend Daneen Bottler, who is a prophetic voice (, posted a scripture from the Message version of the Bible that is absolutely fitting and confirming of this vision. It reveals the true bone, which is wisdom, that the righteous are to grab hold of and chew on; this gives life and health rather than destruction.

“Righteous chews on wisdom like a dog on a bone, rolls virtue around on his tongue. His heart pumps God’s Word like blood through his veins; his feet are as sure as a cat’s.” Psalm 37:30-31 MSG

Beware of chasing after the bait of the enemy: “bones” that stir up strife, divide friends, cause contention, produce jealousy, are critical in nature, or do not align with the Word of God.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be many, and your years will be added to your life.” Proverbs 9:10-11

Seek and pursue wisdom!


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The Rerouting Continues: Rerouting Your Words To Bring Forth Life

Kathi Pelton

Those who follow my writings will know that the Lord has been speaking to me regarding “rerouting” pathways in the lives of His people (neurological pathways, emotional pathways, thoughts, beliefs, and even steps). Earlier this week He spoke to me about how He is dealing with the root of the spirit of fear that has caused areas of control and manipulation. He was rerouting fear with His perfect love.

Today He spoke to me regarding our words. As we all know, our words have power; they speak life or death, blessings or cursing. The Bible clearly states that there is power in our words.

“Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” Proverbs‬ ‭18:20-21‬ ‭

Can neurological pathways be affected by the spoken word? Can anxiety, depression, and emotional turmoil come as a result of words wrongly spoken? The Word of God seems to tell us it can.

“Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” Proverbs‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭

God is rerouting the way that we speak about ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors, our leaders, and even our nations. Our words create agreements; either with God or with the enemy. As His people we must align our words with His thoughts and His truth. This rerouting of our words to be aligned with His heart will be effective in binding a critical spirit that has laid hold of so many. Just scroll through social media or turn on the TV and the negative and critical spirit that crushes and creates turmoil is rampant. God’s people can overcome this by following His instructions:

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians‬ ‭4:8-9‬

As we think on these things (even regarding thoughts about ourselves), it has the power to reroute our beliefs while resetting our lives with love, peace and joy. Then “out of our hearts our mouths speak” (Luke 6:45, Matthew 15:18)! As our hearts—and our thoughts—align with that which is true, honorable, right, and pure, we then begin to release words that have the power to give life and release blessings.

Ask the Holy Spirit to reroute your thoughts with His thoughts which are true and pure. Then watch as your mouth pours out a fountain that gives a refreshing drink to the thirsty, water upon the dry land of your soul that softens the hard places. His words of life will reroute your emotions from dwelling in anxiety and depression to freedom of abundance, peace, and joy.

Speak life and blessings over your spouse, your children, your siblings, your parents, the church, your leaders, and your nation. Renounce all agreements that your words have spoken that have cause a critical spirit to take hold of you or have released a curse against the very things that are dear to you. Receive a new heart so that your words release the power of life and your mouth becomes a doorway of hope.

“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm‬ ‭141:3‬ ‭

The rerouting continues! Fear is being broken, minds are being changed, disorders are coming into divine order, and resurrection life is coming to the dead places.

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19


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Perfect Love Is Uprooting Fear

Kathi Pelton

The Lord is uprooting every agreement with control and manipulation in His people, for these things were birthed out of a spirit of fear. This is being replaced with His perfect love that casts out fear and as fear leaves it will cancel and revoke the manifestation of control and manipulation.

Take a moment to invite His perfect love into every root of fear in your life and then renounce every manifestation that has entered in through that place.

This is a part of the rerouting of pathways in the minds of God’s sons and daughters that is happening even now. He will replace fear with faith, control with surrender and manipulation with prayer. Perfect love is awaiting your invitation!

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18


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Step By Step

Kathi Pelton

There is a well-known song by the late Christian artist, Rich Mullins, called “Step By Step.” The chorus declares these words,

“Step by step you lead me. And I will follow you all of my days.”

This is such a simple and yet profound statement. I often receive letters from Christians who are feeling lost and can’t figure out which way to go. Did you know that it is the responsibility of the Lord to make His way known to you? As you seek Him and commit your steps to Him, He will reveal each step. Then you can enter into the rest and trust of a child who knows that their father will make known to them the steps that they are to take.

My husband and I have had to make many decision that there was no way to make on our own; even decisions that would take our family to a new nation. Our wisdom or reasoning could not provide a clear answer or path, so we committed our steps to the Lord and waited for Him to lead. He confirmed His direction and instructions with confirmations that were undeniable.

He is the leader and we get to follow. Every time that my family has faced a new decision or needed an answer, it has come with absolute clarity as we sought the Lord and committed our steps ahead to Him. Often the answer has come in “step by step” revelation; not knowing where the path would take us but being confident in the next step that He made known.

It is important to remember that the steps He orders for you may not make any sense to your human understanding and sight. This was often the case with us. Many times it seemed that the path that was opening before us (and then confirmed to us) was in a direction that was polar opposite of where we thought our lives were going and yet, as we obeyed His clear direction, we ended up in places that were so much higher than we had ever imagined. Our paths are forged by the wisdom of the Lord.

“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9

God does not have us “guess” at His plans for us. I will not move forward without a clear and confirmed instruction from the Lord. I may have only known the first step but I confidently knew that it was Him. James 1:5 promises that we will receive wisdom as we seek the Lord.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

His timing is perfect in every step you are to take and He is absolutely faithful to reveal to you the next step, so that you can apply your faith with confident assurance to what He has made known to you. If it has not been made known by God then don’t do it!

“The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” Psalm 37:23

Wait upon the Lord so that He is the one directing your steps. He will not leave you guessing, because He is faithful to confirm and give you confident assurance in your steps of faith. Faith is not merely hoping or guessing—it is the confident assurance in what He has spoken and revealed to you through His Word and His Spirit.

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1

James 4 makes it clear that to make plans and execute them without asking the Lord is foolishness.

“Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, ‘If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.’ Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” James‬ ‭4:13-17‬ ‭

We don’t know what is ahead but our loving God does! Our plans or good ideas, apart from the wisdom of the Lord, are nothing short of “pretentious”; coming from self confidence rather than the confident assurance that comes from the wisdom of the Lord.

He will make His steps known to you, so wait before you move forward. Then, as His next step is made clear, you can move forward in faith and confidence. His steps are sure and His ways are true. May the chorus of your life’s path be,

“Step by step you lead me. And I will follow you all of my days.”


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He Will Revive Your Soul

Kathi Pelton

The body of Christ is in a time of experiencing God healing the deep wounds of the soul. He is going to the very root of wounds and trauma that have created wrong beliefs and misinterpreted identities.

Psalm 19:7-11 says,

“The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living. Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.”

The instructions of the Lord revive our souls! When we are not properly aligned with the instructions of the Lord then our souls become weary and worn out. The healing of our soul wounds are creating a divine alignment that is allowing the “instructions of the Lord” to revive our souls (reason, character, feelings, consciousness, memory, perception, thinking, etc. ).

God’s ways (decrees, commandments, instructions) are perfect and all together wise. Every person ever created was wired to thrive in their body, soul and spirit when they walk in His ways. It truly is the taste of sweet honey upon our tongues and the worth of pure gold to our souls. When we walk in His ways we receive great rewards.

The enemy is continually deceiving people into believing that if they align their lives to walk fully in God’s ways that they will face personal loss or lose that which they hold onto as their security and treasure. Yet, the very opposite is true! Anything built from a blueprint of fear is like building your life upon sand. Only what is built on the Rock of Christ will stand firm.

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27

The Lord spoke to me many months ago about an impartation of His wisdom that He is bringing this year to those who value His instruction. Solomon asked for wisdom, Daniel received wisdom and David declared wisdom. Our souls are healed and revived as we receive the wisdom of the Lord as our instructions for living. God’s wisdom brings authority, favor and victory into our lives.

“The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7

The wisdom of those who the world considers wise merely make things more difficult to understand and yet the wisdom of the Lord makes wise the simple. Likewise, religion complicates wisdom in order cause the church to enter into works but the true and trustworthy instructions of the Lord are bathed in the grace needed to carry them out.

The wisdom of the world says things like,

“Hold onto your money and resources because that is your hope and security.”

But the wisdom of the Lord says,

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

The wisdom of the world says,

“Your life belongs to you and you alone. Independence is strength and dependency is weakness.”

But the wisdom of the Lord says,

“If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it.” Luke‬ ‭17:33‬ ‭

His ways and instructions will revive your soul, restore your finances (resources), make the difficult simple, give joy to your heart and give you insight for living. He is reviving and healing souls so that His people can thrive in every area. He is rerouting your paths to align with His ways. This is a RESET time for your life and all that pertains to your life. No longer will you live your life according to the messages of past traumas and negative experiences but you will live according to the decrees of the Lord; which are trustworthy.

I decree and prophesy over you the reviving of your soul, the restoration of resources, the rerouting of wrong pathways and the sudden reset into a holy alignment.



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Debris From Your Past Is Being Cleared

Kathi Pelton

My husband and I were praying together yesterday regarding a single word I heard the Holy Spirit speak…”RESET”. As we prayed into this supernatural reset that I felt happening, my husband heard the Spirit say,

“It is time for all the ‘flotsam’ to be removed.”

Honestly, I had no idea what the word meant and had to ask him (he’s a writer/editor so he loves words and has an extensive vocabulary). He explained that the definition of flotsam pertains to goods that are floating on the surface of the water as the result of a wreck or an accident. Often it refers to debris from shipwrecks long ago.

I felt such a weight in the Spirit upon this specific word and meaning. He shared with me that he felt that this was a work of the Spirit that included an intentional partnership with God’s people. God is “surfacing” debris in our lives that comes from past wreckage that has polluted our souls. As these things surface it is important to ask the Holy Spirit to remove this flotsam and to purify all the residue that remains.

This may pertain to even the memory and trauma attached to past wreckage in your life, your family or even your land. Deep is calling out to deep and His Spirit is searching the deep places in order to remove old debris and give you a divine reset.

This removal of the sunken ships in your soul that cause reminders of the trauma to continuously float to the surface, will usher you into a reset in your body, soul and spirit. You will begin to experience life differently and will be filled with the joy of your salvation once again. This is not only for individuals but for couples, families, people groups and lands.

For those who have experienced “shipwrecks” within the Church, the removal of the debris from those experiences will cause you to see the body of Christ with the eyes of Christ rather than through the lenses of the wreckage and past pain. Distorted filters will be removed and you will discern the family of God rightly. This will bring great unity where the enemy has created division and isolation.

Do not be alarmed or dismayed if things from the past begin to surface because it is not a sign of going backwards but merely a work of the Spirit to quickly and effectively remove all that has been buried and creating pollutants. This is your forward movement!

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24

Oh the joys that He has planned for you to experience! Thank you Jesus for removing all wreckage from our past so that we can go forth in our divine reset and restoration!


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Mountains Are About To Move

Kathi Pelton

As I awoke this morning the Lord directed me to Isaiah 64. As I turned to read it the first verses were highlighted to me,

“Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down! How the mountains would quake in your presence!” Isaiah‬ ‭64:1‬

As I read these words I felt a rush of power ‭hit my spirit that was like the Lord “bursting from heaven.” Then I saw the mountains (obstacles) that are standing in front of so many of His children, but as the Lord burst from heaven, I realized His very presence will cause those mountains to shake and crumble until they are removed.

Declare His presence to come upon the mountain that stands before you! It is time for the obstacles to bow down before the Lord Almighty. Whatever the obstacle is, it is no match for His presence.

“I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.” Mark‬ ‭11:23‬ ‭

Let even the mountain of doubt crumble before Him! It is time for all that has exalted itself against the Lord in His people’s lives to be thrown into the sea. Now is the time for mountains that have blocked your way to come down.

“Oh that you would burst from heaven!We pray and decree your presence upon every mountain and obstacle that stands before us now. Be now removed!”


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There Is Strength For The Weary

Kathi Pelton

As I was taking time in a garden to wait upon the Lord, I heard Him speaking these words,

“I give strength to the weary.”

As His people take time to cease from their constant busyness and sit with Him, He will increase their strength so that they will be set free from a deep weariness that produces powerlessness. The enemy is attempting to wear people down through distractions and busy activities but it is important to allow the Holy Spirit to order our steps and activities so that we have time for the One who renews our strength. It is in these “set apart” times that we are strengthened and refreshed as well as receive a reset (reordering) of our steps and the rhythm of our movements in life.

Remember that even God rested on the seventh day! People often do not know how to stop and rest. Waiting is a lost art and yet such a vital one. Waiting is not inactive but it is a discipline of actively and intentionally stopping the dictating demands of this world to allow our bodies, souls and spirits to be strengthened with power for the journey ahead. Just as a vehicle must stop to be refueled, so we must stop for the refueling of our spirits that nourish and restore our souls.

“Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:28-31

Exhaustion is not effective for relationship with God, family or for the peace that we personally need. We learn the beauty of trust that is formed in the secret place. We must learn to soar like eagles in the resting place and we must find the strength to walk and to run from the still places. As we take time to rest and wait we will be continually renewed and refueled. We will run the race with strength and effectiveness only as we take those moments to stop and allow Him to refill us.

These still moments are not about intercession or deep prayers but rather about taking time to wait. Listen to the birds singing, the breeze blowing, creations praise. You will find Him there.

He is waiting for you!


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Stars and Stripes Will Announce Freedom

Kathi Pelton

“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” Psalm 147:4

The One who created the heavens and the earth, determining the very number of stars to be placed in the sky and naming each one of them, is also the One who created you and knows the very number of hairs on your head. It is by His stripes that we have been healed and reconciled to God.

As we approach our 4th of July celebration here in The United States (Independence Day), I heard the Spirit say that just as He spoke the word causing the stars to be formed so once again He is speaking over you creative miracles that will redeem your life and bring light into the darkness places.

Then I heard His voice say, “By My stripes you are healed.”

“The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.” Psalm 33:6

There is a freedom coming to many beginning this month of July that will cause sudden healings, deliverances and breakthroughs that have been long sought after. The One who placed the stars in the sky will bring forth the healing that the stripes He bore upon His body have already paid for.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him,and by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:3

In June the Spirit began speaking to me regarding the healing and rerouting of neurological pathways that have created emotional and mental disorders. This will continue to happen as well; bringing many into a newfound freedom and joy. Now there will be miraculous physical healings that have threatened to shorten lives or impact lives with great limitations. I also believe that generational cycles that do not align with God’s will for you and your loved ones will be broken and blessings will flow like a mighty rushing wind that blows away the darkness and overtakes the thief.

But the LORD says, “The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children. Isaiah 49:25

Though the warfare has increased, it is because the enemy knows that the Lord has come to deal with him, the Tyrant, that has held many captive and stolen much from His people. This will be a time of freedom, healing and taking back that which has been stolen. Rejoice, for the Lord is restoring you!


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