TODAY’S PAIN is NECESSARY… because TOMORROW is EXPECTING a STRONGER, WISER, MORE MATURE and MORE PERFECTED you!
“Consider it WHOLLY JOYFUL, my brethren, WHENEVER you are ENVELOPED IN or ENCOUNTER trials of ANY sort or FALL into various temptations. Be ASSURED and UNDERSTAND that THE TRAIL and PROVING of your FAITH BRING OUT ENDURANCE and STEADFASTNESS and PATIENCE. BUT let ENDURANCE and STEADFASTNESS and PATIENCE HAVE FULL PLAY and DO A THOROUGH WORK, so that you may be [people] PERFECTLY and FULLY DEVELOPED [with NO defects], LACKING in NOTHING.” James 1:2-4 [AMP]
“The Lord God is my STRENGTH; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills…” [Habakkuk 3:19]
DON’T DEPISE ADVERSITY… haven’t you noticed that the ANOINTING on your life kicks into HIGH GEAR when you’re in a FAITH FIGHT??
NO ONE can take your JOY because NO ONE can take your JESUS.
~ Max Lucado
“…for the JOY of the LORD is your STRENGTH.” Nehemiah 8:10
TEMPTATION is ALWAYS a part of a MASTER PLAN… it’s NEVER an ISOLATED EVENT… so before you give in, ask yourself, “WHAT IS SATAN AFTER??”
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” —Ephesians 2:13
reach out in friendship and encourage the lonely; energize the weary…
MY PRAYER for you tonight is that GOD grant you the COURAGE and STRENGTH to NOT to GIVE UP! even though it may FEEL HOPELESS, I pray He gives you a GLIMPSE of the [HOPEFUL] FUTURE…
“WEEPING may endure for a NIGHT, but JOY comes in the MORNING.” Psalm 30:5
may the Lord be your fortress, saving you & delivering you from all those who attack you! [Psalm 59:1]
another early [and long] morning… receiving my 4th [and, prayerfully, final] out-patient IV steroid & pain treatment for current MS exacerbation..
“And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted. [Job. 2:6.] Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and BEGGED that it might depart from me; But He said to me, My GRACE (My FAVOR and LOVING-KINDNESS and MERCY) is ENOUGH for you [SUFFICIENT against ANY danger and enables you to BEAR the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made PERFECT (FULFILLED and COMPLETED) and show themselves MOST EFFECTIVE in [YOUR] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more GLADLY GLORY in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the STRENGTH and POWER of CHRIST (the MESSIAH) may rest (yes, may PITCH A TENT OVER and DWELL) UPON ME! So for the sake of Christ, I am WELL PLEASED and TAKE PLEASURE in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in HUMAN strength], then am I [TRULY] STRONG (ABLE, POWERFUL in DIVINE strength).” 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 [AMP]