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Strong and Brave

Be Strong Be Brave

Yep, that’s what God wants you to be.

I’ve shared this verse before but after coming across it again, thought I’d share it once more today:

Joshua 1:9
I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go.

Are you needing a confidence boost or some encouragement for where life has you right now? Hopefully that provides it.

Be strong. Be brave. Remember, you have the support and strength of the One who made you…kinda makes whatever you’re feeling weak about or fearful of not seem quite as intimidating, doesn’t it? I know it’s true for me.

Have a great day.

Only A Mountain

Another day, another fight
It always feels like an uphill climb
Another step, another mile
The story of your life

You’ve gotta find a second wind
It’s not as high as you think it is
Don’t give up and don’t you quit
You gotta climb if you wanna win

This is only a mountain
You don’t have to find your way around it
Tell it to move, it’ll move
Tell it to fall, it’ll fall
It’s only a mountain

I hope this song and its lyrics will encourage you today.

Life has a way of bringing what seem to be mountains into the path of where you are and where you feel your happiness lies. Those mountains can look mighty tall, I’ll attest to that from personal experience. But you’ll make it. Like the song says, it’s not as high as you think it is.

And remember, you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil 4:13) so hang in there. Choose to find the joy in the moment you’re in, even though it may be hard to do it. It will serve you well, and that mountain will start looking a lot smaller before you know it.

Have a good day.

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.

A Shield

2 Samuel 22
29 Our LORD and God, you are my lamp.
       You turn darkness to light.
30 You help me defeat armies and capture cities.
31 Your way is perfect, LORD, and your word is correct.
       You are a shield for those who run to you for help.

That last sentence is exactly how I experience God’s love sometimes. It really is a shield against all of the messy stuff that we encounter in our lives. A shield against evil and all of the things, big and small, that come between us and peace.

I’m glad that shield is there…not sure how I would make it sometimes if it wasn’t 🙂 Now, to remember to keep running toward it and not away from it like I have done so many times in the past. The more faith, the better as far as I’m concerned!

Have a good day everyone.

Thankful

Maybe it’s the unseasonably warm late winter/early spring we’re having here in the Midwest, maybe it’s something else. Whatever it is, I’ve been feeling pretty thankful for a lot of things lately.

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