God Is Our Strength! – Beloved Women – November 16, 2022
READ: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: I believe with all my heart that God is with me every day. Apparently though, I still like to hold on to fear and be dismayed when life decides to turn up the heat. It’s hard not to fear when every day brings some more bad news or something else to worry about it in the world. But I want to live life differently. More boldly in the Truth I say I follow.
By God’s grace, things are getting better for me. One of the reasons I can point to without hesitation? Time spent with Him. I’ve been able to dive deeper into prayer and reading my Bible. Working from home and stay-at-home orders helped me to develop a more consistent pattern than before, but I can say with all honesty, as the weeks continued, it was His truth from these times that kept me reading and going. His Word gives me strength and upholds me. My prayer time has drawn me closer to Him. I know if I was left to my own devices, my daily thoughts would have led me down a path of constant worry, fear, and anxiety over things that I had no control over. But instead, He has kept me grounded. I know He wants to do the same for you!
PRAY: Lord, thank you that we can turn to You for strength at any given moment. Today, I ask that You would fill our hearts with Your truth and strength so that we can get through whatever the day holds for us. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I Pray, Amen.
REFLECT: How has the Lord encouraged you through His Word recently? If you haven’t had time recently, set aside time to spend in the Bible. I encourage you to schedule 10 minutes sometime this week.
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