I am not a strong person but I am not powerless. I am often afraid and can be discouraged yet I am not defeated. Seems I am a contradiction of terms but it all makes sense when you know my Lord.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Isa 42:10 nlt
Sometimes I allow the negatives of fear and discouragement to step in and take up space in my heart. Usually, this happens when I don’t get enough sleep, don’t eat healthy meals, or spend too much time with unhappy people who drag me down with their anger and frustrations. When negatives are unchecked I feel heavy and tired, unbalanced and confused. However, I know how to have my peace and well-being restored. I talk to Jesus.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Ps 73:26 niv
Without Jesus life is filled with negatives. With Him, life is filled with positives.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Eph 6:10 niv
He is my strength and my joy.
Blessings this day of grace,