Moving through tough times

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So do not fear, for I am with you;

    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

Yesterday was one of those days for me. Nothing seemed to be going the way I wanted (control issues?) and my discouragement affected my attitude. My negativity caused a lack of gumption to get work done. It was basically fear of failure that was holding me back. It’s not what God wanted for me.

It’s God’s promises that help us through tough times in life as we remember how he cares for us. He tells us over and over again that we need not fear for he has it all under control. Remembering who God is makes all the difference in the world.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for carrying me through the tough times when my courage runs thin. I pray that I look to you and embrace the refreshment of who you are to me. Amen

Faith Tip: Is this a day of discouragement for you? It doesn’t need to be. Turn to God and remember who he is to you.

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