The Lord says I am ~
and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
I AM STRONG ~
I often think of strong as someone who is able to withstand anything. A super hero comes to mind and strength beyond limits. Have you ever tried to lift something so heavy, that you can't? You need to call upon another person fro help and together there you can do it. I can relate this to Bible scripture too.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 New International Version (NIV)
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
I AM STRONG ~
God has connected my life to yours. Through words on a page, we can relate to certain topics and know that God has a larger plan. Jeremiah 29:11 comes into play now ~ a plan, a promise and a future. God hasn't brought us this far in life, to leave us. Let us remind ourselves this, "I am strong".
God always has a plan. He doesn't want us alone or to feel left out. He created hope, peace, love and so much more. The positive out weights the negative for sure. I like this statement ~ I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST who STRENGTHENS ME. There is power throughout scriptures! He has given you power to overcomes the enemy of yours soul as well. One yes can carry us from a broken place to a positive place in life.
Life can bring us different things and different thoughts. In teaching last night, I saw the importance of how things change so quickly in lives. One time we feel so weak and one time we feel so strong. It depends on what we must face. Each of us face hard things and great things. Never compare your life to anyone else. You just never know what someone goes through in life. Inside of every home, are issues to deal with. Balance is a great word and great action for each of us. Sometimes we must just make a change in our lives. Surround yourself with positive people.
I love the fact that others stand by me in life. They encourage me to write and to teach. It wasn't always this way. I had a time in life when people talked about me. They judged me without knowing a complete story. There was a time I stayed home and didn't even want to go out of my house. I felt beaten down and weak inside. Then one day, oh yes one day, I called upon the name of Jesus. I wanted real friends in my life. I would cry in the midnight hour for courage to live again. To break the mold I had put myself in. My daughter, began to speak words of life to me and I heard her. I saw myself wrong and I will never stop thanking her for the encouragement. I was just broken and years later, here I am. I am writing you and believing big. I have many friends now and I am an overcome of all things.
How about you my friend? Do you need to make a change? Reach out to Jesus from the middle of your heart and he will answer. I am praying for you now and I believe in new beginnings. I believe things will get better. Go ahead and become that better person and not bitter. For those who are in a great spot of life, don't forget to reach out to others. If God puts someone on your heart, reach out.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.