Life has many seasons. There are seasons of trial and seasons of victory. There are the mountaintop experiences and valley experiences. When one of my favourite aunts went to be the with Lord a few years ago, I remember hearing Casting Crown's song over and over again, “I Will Praise You in the Storm”. How fitting that was. The Lord has promised never to forsake us or leave us. That's a tall order. He has promised to be a refuge and a strength for us. He has even gone as far as to say that if we wait upon Him, He will renew our strength. I am not sure where you are today but I hope these verses encourage you. There is something so powerful about the Word of GOD. It is food for our souls. We need to be anchored in His Word, even when things 'seem' bleak. Remember, we are a people who walk by FAITH and not by SIGHT. Let's take the hand of our Heavenly Father, and let Him guide us through the often rough terrain of life. I confess...I write this to remind myself to keep on trusting in the LORD, regardless of how things look. He IS faithful. Keep your heart set on Christ and seek His face. In Him, you will find the fullness of joy. Oh, and one last thing...it's okay to be weak, that way instead of relying on yourself, you can just rest in His strength.
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
“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
“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence” Psalm 16:11
“But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1