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Are you in a situation that wants to eat you alive?

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”¬†Marie Curie

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” ¬†Newt Gingrich

 

 


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5 Promises to Help you Hold On

Double Rainbow in Barbados | Photo  by Gale E

Double Rainbow in Barbados | Photo by Gale E

When I get discouraged or disappointed, I am the perfect hostess of my own pity party. It’s such a massive celebration! I whine, I complain, I agonize over what went wrong and actively invite the migraine that’s sure to invade my poor brain.

And then, I see an amazing rainbow or an awesome blue sky and I say to myself: “Self, it’s going to be ok you silly goose! You are a child of the King of Kings!”

Are you struggling with a big problem? Does it seem as though every time you see a light at the end of your tunnel someone moves the light or makes the tunnel longer? Do you support and encourage yet find no-one there for you just when you need them most? Leave me a comment if your answer to any of the above is a ‘yes’ and in the meantime, here are a few thoughts to consider for:

  1. When we look up into a blue sky of white fluffy clouds or see a beautiful rainbow, let us remember: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV)
  2. When we are sad and grieving, let us remember: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, “Behold I make all things new.” ” Revelation 21:4-5 (NIV)
  3. When we think we can wait until tomorrow or next week or next month or next year to make that call or visit a loved one or spend quality time with family, let us remember: “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 (NIV)
  4. When we want to ‘pay that person back because they wronged us’, let us remember: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 (NIV)
  5. When it looks as though we are on the road of life alone and that God has left us, let us remember: “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”¬†Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)

The devil’s job is to torment and distract us. Let’s not give in; there will always be hope where there is life.

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