Wednesday, February 12, 2014

We Are Strong When We Have To Be

Fear is so crippling.

We convince ourselves that if the thing we fear were to actually happen that we wouldn't be okay.

And not being okay, well, that is what we're really afraid of, isn't it?

I am living proof that even when bad things happen to you, you're going to be okay.

Because you are strong and resilient.

How do I know?

Well, we all are when we have to be. That's what struggles and trials have taught me — that I will survive whatever comes my way.

Don't get me wrong. I don't always handle it with grace. But deep down, I know it won't end me.

You will figure it out.

You will soldier on.

Through tear-stained cheeks you will fight the urge to flee. Or hide. Or give up. Because you know there is no way around it. You can only go through.

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

And the blessing and the hope is you won't be alone when you do.

No matter what happens, you’re going to be okay.

Linking with:

Holley Gerth (today's Coffee for Your Heart)


Mel Schroeder said...

Those verses from Isaiah are some of my favorites...thank you for this today. Beautiful words. :) Happy Wednesday, friend!

Courtney said...

Thank you for this encouragement!

Ginger - Just One of the Boys said...

*tears* What a wonderful reminder that He is with us when we pass through the waters - and that no matter what happens, we really will be okay. Thank you so much for sharing your story! *hugs*

~Karrilee~ from Abiding Love, Abounding Grace said...

Oh sweet friend - when I read your words here, I believe you! I believe you because I know you have lived your way through them and your testimony is sure! Thankful that He brings us through! Sharing a bit of coffee with you today over at Holley's!

Unknown said...

Love your words that inspire hope through suffering.

Debbie S said...

Amen! Thank you for the encouragment!

Julie said...

Beautifully said. And, thank you for speaking up about child sexual abuse. When we shine a light on those dark places, it makes it safe for other victims to speak up and get help.

Emily said...

I love those verses you shared! One of my favorites! This whole post was so encouraging and thank you so much for sharing! I needed to hear words like these today. Thanks for letting God use you!

Unknown said...

Sweet, sweet friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate each and every one of you and your kind comments. Glad you were encouraged today!


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Tesha Fritz said...

Im looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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