Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spiritual Strength

I warned you that there would be some days that were harder than others. Well the last couple of weeks have been those days. It pains me to think of people who go through trials in life who don't have our Savior Jesus Christ. I can't imagine. The only possible way I am able to get through this time is by relying on the Lord, His Word and believers around me who constantly encourage me.

I knew, and prayed, that God would use this time to refine me and draw me closer to Himself, and He has. I have a new found hunger and thirst for His Word. Mainly because it's my greatest source of encouragement. It's where I go when I have the tough days, when I am feeling a bit emotionally crazy (or a lot if you ask some of my friends ... sorry, y'all!) and where I find Him speaking truth in my life. 

God works in wonderful ways too. It's funny how often what I read in my daily reading is exactly what I need in that moment. His Word gives me the Words to pray when all I can do is cry out. They encourage me and give me hope.

Here is a passage from my reading today: 

It was exactly what I needed. This is my prayer for myself and for others who are may be going through a difficult time. I am so thankful for Jesus — He is my rock, my salvation, my comforter and healer. I pray He is those things for you as well. If He is not, I am praying He will begin to draw you closer to Himself and reveal who He is to you. Your life will never be the same. 

A big THANK YOU goes out to all of my dear friends. You will never know how grateful I am for you, your prayers and encouragement, and for putting up with me! I love y'all!