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Strength and Joy

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 andcat-564202_640 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,
patricia

 

 

Proverbs 24:10 msg

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There will always be problems in this life, 
how we handle them depends on how strong we are.
Whatever the difficulties we will be calm and confident in our ability 
to handle them if we exercise our muscles daily.
We may find ourselves under pressure in an emergency or crisis;
  how we respond will depend on how resilient and strong we are.
.The time to build strength is before it is needed.

Do you exercise all your muscles, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

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Psalm 59:17 hcs

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We may be strong in our bodies from exercise and hard work and that is good,
but true lasting strength is found only in God.
Faith and trust in God keep us strong and within His walls of protection.
Let us praise God for the fortress of strength that He has given us.

Do you exercise to stay strong?
Do you exercise to stay strong in your faith?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia