If you’re stopping by, after reading my devotional from Proverbs 31 – Encouragement for Day, let me say “Welcome!” I am so glad you’re here and I’ve been praying for you!
In my devotional, I shared a story about my first skiing trip to the mountains with my husband. I guess you could say I had some preconceived notions about that vacation and things didn’t quite work out the way I had planned.
Life can sometimes be like that. I don’t know about you but I’m a big dreamer. I can conjure up all sorts of grandiose ideas of how my life should be. Then, when things don’t work out the way I’d planned – which happens more times than not – I can sometimes become a little discouraged. Okay, maybe even a LOT discouraged.
Does that ever happen to you? If so, it sure can take the wind out of your sails, right?
In fact, you might be dealing with some really tough circumstances right now. A situation that is way more challenging than learning how to ski down a mountain. Maybe this season of your life hasn’t turned out the way you planned. Or, situations beyond your control have left your feeling a little weary, discouraged, or even full of anxiety.
I’ve been there. The place that feels so lonely and even unbearable at times. Wresting with struggles that seem unfair. Situations that cause me to ask those messy questions, “Why Lord…”
Can I share something with you? No matter how difficult life may be right now, you are not alone. You are not out of God’s reach nor are you hidden from His sight. Your prayers and cries for help are not silenced from His ear. God sees you right where you are. He hears your prayers. He loves you and He is right there to catch if you start to fall.
How can I say this with such confidence? Because God has made promises to you and to me in His Word. Promises that He will never break or take away. Promises like…
“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)
“Do not be afraid, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:8 (NIV)
“The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.” Psalm 121: 7-8 (NLT)
“The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 (NLT)
I’ve given you just a few verses and I pray they will encourage you today. But, I want to do more. I want to give away a book that is filled with God’s promises. It’s A Confident Heart Devotional, written by my dear friend, Renee Swope. This book is packed with encouraging stories and Biblical truths that will give you joy, peace, and hope for your future. Promises that will help you face today’s struggles with what Renee calls “God Confidence”.
Renee signed this book so it’s extra special and someone is going to win it. That someone could be you!
All you have to do is leave a comment below and you’ll automatically be entered into the drawing.
If you’ve never left a comment before and you’re not sure what to write, below are a couple questions to get you started. Feel free to answer either one or both if you’d like. Or, just share from your heart and leave a prayer request. It would be an honor to pray for you and your family today.
What situation are you facing today that’s causing you to feel weary, discouraged, or anxious?
Share a favorite Scripture verse that reminds you of God’s faithfulness when your life becomes unsteady.