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Don’t Give Up!

2 Chronicles 15:7
So you must be brave. Don’t give up! God will honor you for obeying him.

I heard this last night and something just told me right away that someone else out there, perhaps many ‘someones’ might need to hear it.

If you’re that someone, I hope this encourages you. I hope you’ll be brave. Keep honoring God with what you do and don’t give up! Good things are coming your way, even if it’s hard to see that right now.

Have a good day.

The Power to Revoke

‘If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your estimate of it…and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.’
-Marcus Aurelius

Facebook decided to give me the Timeline feature the other day. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t thrilled about it at first. But, it’s turned out to be a good thing because I’ve had the opportunity to look back at years’ worth of status updates while updating my page. Enjoying the trip back in time.

Meanwhile I found the above quote from a few years ago and thought I’d share it here today.

What external stressors do you need to revoke right now? What are you looking at in a negative way?

You have the power to make the choice to erase that pain and replace it with positive thoughts and gratitude for the good things in your life.

So what are you waiting for? Change your perspective and watch your joy increase.

Have a great day.

Rise

‘Yes I will rise. Out of these ashes rise.’

Great song, great message. Just thought I’d share it with you today.

Whatever struggles you may be going through right now, you will rise from them. Have faith and turn to God. He has you where you are for a reason 🙂

Have a great day.

Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

I Find You When

‘How can I come to the end of me, and somehow still have all I need?’
‘I find You when I fall apart.’ 

I love this song. I hope it encourages you today.

Remember that no matter how deep the pain, how hard the struggle, or how much you hurt right now…God loves you.

It’s so hard to trust that during our toughest times, but those times serve the purpose of doing just that – building our trust and our faith in God.

What may seem like your worst moments can actually be setting you up for your best ones. Don’t give up. Good things are ahead for you!

John 16
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” 

Strength

Isaiah 40
31 But those who trust the Lord
    will find new strength.
They will be strong like eagles
    soaring upward on wings;
they will walk and run
    without getting tired.

It’s so easy to get caught up in our everyday struggles and forget that this strength is available to us. I know I do sometimes.

Things will be going along just fine and then, boom. Out of the blue, troubles arise. I don’t know about anyone else out there but sometimes I realize right at those moments that when it had been smooth sailing for a while, perhaps I wasn’t as close to God as I should have been.

More specifically, when tough times come my way, I’m reminded that I need to trust God more.

So, why trust God? Well, I don’t think I need to tell you that if you place your trust solely in other people or things here on Earth, there is a lot of disappointment waiting down that path.

We’re all human beings and no one is perfect. People will disappoint you. (We’ll disappoint others, too.) Plans won’t go the way you intended. Seemingly good things can go bad. Heartache is right around the corner.

But, strength is always there for us and it comes by trusting that God is in control and that He has a good plan for our lives.

Easier said than done? Absolutely! But today I’m reminding myself of that strength, and reminding myself where I need to place my trust.

Perhaps someone else out there needs this reminder, too. May you find new strength today.

Have a good day.