John 14:27 New International Version (NIV)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
DO IT AFRAID ~
There is something about having the peace of God within you. Just knowing God is able brings peace. Yet, I know I know that situations of life scare us. That suddenly moment of a bad phone call or seeing someone get hurt. Our eyes witness things we wish we had never seen. If we could only take the hard things of life for a learning experience and press forward.
Philippians 3:14-15 New International Version (NIV)
14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Following Paul’s Example
15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
Be strong and courageous
Joshua 1:9 New International Version (NIV)
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
We can be strong and courageous in all you do. Sure we will face hard things, but I can look back on life to see how God has shown me how to walk with him. The peace of God is a true miracle of life. I find hope and trust in him. God brings people into our lives to spur us on and teach us though their lives. I have seen so many disappointing things of life, but I have also seen some true miracles of life. I love teaching woman about pressing forward. If you can't change it, then let it go. Sometimes I have felt afraid to speak up or ask someone a question.
Over the years, I have learned to speak up and be a strong woman. Life is about growing you and each day can be that learning experience we may want or not want. A new day brings us hope in doing somethings afraid but doing it. I have faced things ahead and the outcome was amazing. I felt God with me and I know that God is with you. No matter what you face, God is right there. No matter how you feel frustrated or angry that something negative might have happen, God can give you peace. I care and my prayers continue for you, your family and friends.