Your Story, God’s Strength - Beloved Women - January 24, 2024
READ: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 ESV)
TODAY'S ENCOURAGEMENT: "What can I pray for you about?", My friend asks. Immediately my mind goes to the obvious: life is falling short of my plans. My marriage is a mess, work is stressful, bills are adding up, and I have no motivation for exercise.
When we allow a situation to take center stage of our story, we elevate the circumstance as being outside of God's strength. My spirit sat convicted. I’m tired of talking about my problems more than the plans and promises God has for me. Staring at your letdowns in life will produce hopeless, faithless stories. Keep your head up and look for the heavenly gain in your pain.
No matter what you are facing today, remember, faith pleases God and opens doors for His supernatural favor, strength, and wisdom. Don’t settle for defeat. Choose to thank Him for what He is doing in your life. Be strong, be bold, and take courage because Jesus has overcome the world!
PRAY: Father in Heaven, thank You for loving me and setting me free. Thank you for Your promise of peace and victory in every area of my life. I declare I am bold and strong and courageous to do all God has called me to do! I choose to keep my mind focused on You, knowing that You always cause me to triumph in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
REFLECT: How can you see God's goodness even in your times of difficulty?
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