"Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge Him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”- Hosea 6:3
It seems like September rains are always with us. This verse reminds us that God is with us, too. He comes like those rains into our lives, surprising us with new refreshing times. Do you need some of God's refreshing rain in your life today? Just ask.
"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9
No one ever said the best life was the easiest. On the best days, it can still be a struggle. Our faith doesn't always make it easier either, although it's always better. There are times when we need to be firm in what we believe and show it in our actions. In Christ, we know that our struggles for him are worth it.
"My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!" - Psalm 121:2
Even though my actions might deny it. I believe this. Even though every breath I take seems like I'm in control, I know the truth. The truth is God is the creator of everything. He is the one who helps me. Lord help my unbelief.
"He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waters." - Psalm 107:29
Sometimes the storms in our lives seem like they will completely overwhelm us. The blow against us, rain on us, soak us to the bone. We feel defeated, but we're not. God can calm those storms. Why not ask?
"Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid." - Luke 6:35
It's easy to love the people we like. As believers, we can make the biggest differences when we love the people who challenge us, annoy us, or even hurt us. Be brave today.
"I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So, don't be troubled or afraid." - John 14:27
We all have our days. We wake up, get out of bed and then life hits us in the face. The struggle is real. But, God gives us something nothing else can - true peace. He doesn't promise that life will be easy, instead, he gives us the ability to conquer it.
"Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong." - 1 Corinthians 16:13
You are stronger than you think. Stand up today. Stand tall. Turn your face upward, and let God's presence fill you up. Because of him, you can face today with strength and courage.
"Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:39.
As simple as that...YOU ARE LOVED. Deeply, through any fault of struggle you have, YOU ARE S LOVED. Can you live like you believe that today?
"I will remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." - Psalm 27:13
Every day, if we really look we can see something amazing. God surrounds us with little miracles and high moments. We just have to look.
"But those who those trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31
We walk around feeling lifeless and powerless too much. We're really not that powerless. Renewed strength is always available to us, though. All we have to do is trust.
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