“Oh Father, forgive me – frustrations are surrounding my heart, my mind, I am struggling to hold back tears. I KNOW that You are in control! I KNOW that You ARE Jehovah Rapha, my healer! I KNOW that You are Jehovah Jireh, my provider! I KNOW that You ARE the Great Shepherd, and I shall have no want…Lord, I believe (help Thou my unbelief).
“I am here, Lord, once again, at your feet, pouring out my heart before You . . . it seems that I am so strong, and then all of a sudden that strength seems to fly away . . . but Your Word says that when I am weak – then – I am strong. Your Word says that the joy of the Lord IS my strength. Lord, I delight myself in You, for in You – You alone – do I find all I need for every situation.”
Dear ones, it is so difficult sometimes to not be overwhelmed at life’s circumstances. It is when that happens that we must run to our Savior, fall at His feet, and allow His precious love and tender mercy to wash over us. His peace, that passes ALL understanding is there – it comes in to our being – we can rest there – our burden is lifted – His joy becomes our strength –
“Oh thank You, Abba!”
“You are my all in all . . . there is no fear when I am here with You. The horrible things that are attacking us on ever side are still there, but in Your presence, they seem to vanish into the background instead of at the forefront. Oh, Lord, how can I thank You?! These mountains WILL be removed. Your provision WILL abound. We are faithful to You, and You lovingly take care of us – how dare I even doubt for a moment?! You are gracious beyond compare – awesome in power and great in mercy. Bless the Lord, O my soul – He is more than able to make a way where there seems to be no way!”
I am choosing, this moment, this day, to cast off the spirit of heaviness and put on the garment of praise!
I am choosing, this moment, this day, to rejoice in the Lord, and again, to rejoice!
I am choosing, this moment, this day, to trust in His amazing grace!
I am choosing, this moment, this day, to keep my hope in His promises!
I am choosing, this moment, this day, to block out/reject the depressing, doubting, fearful thoughts that the enemy tries to throw my way, and turn my thoughts to God’s Word!
I am reminded and proclaim the Scripture over my life that “NO weapon forged against me will prosper!”
In all these things, I am encouraging my own heart this day, and I pray that they may also encourage your faith walk as well – as we are open and honest with one another – we all have moments when our flesh becomes weak – sharing our weaknesses as well as our strong and encouraging words, we will all be better able to grow in His grace. This is my desire . . . may we inspire one another, and help spur us on to further growth in His Kingdom, now, as we press on toward the goal – His glorious return – our prize – to be with Him.
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