You wouldn’t believe the year I’ve had if I told you…in fact at the time I’m writing this, just in the past few weeks…
- I’ve had pneumonia with dehydration
- My kids both had bronchitis
- I’ve had pink eye
- I sprained my foot pretty bad
- Both of my kids need surgery…ugh!
I’d love to tell you this isn’t my life. I’d love to say that I’m not always at battle for SOMEthing or that Satan is not always constantly attacking me.
I’ve been homeless, I’ve been abandoned, divorced, and a gazillion other things that would just depress you if I went on.
But here’s the thing guys.
I’M STILL STANDING!!!
I’m still here…I’m still fighting…through everything…all the time, I’m still standing.
This is not to my credit at all. For if it were just up to me, I’d be dead right now. I wouldn’t have made it through all that. I wouldn’t CONTINUE to make it through all that, but you know what, the more life throws at me, the STRONGER I get.
I read something once by someone I admire, and it really touched me. It said, “Never bitter, always stronger.”
See life has a way of throwing all KINDS of stuff at you and it’s hard, but whatever it is you’re dealing with, don’t cave in. Don’t get bitter. Be stronger.
How do you do that? Through Jesus Christ.
I don’t stand here because of my own might, my own strength.
I stand here because GOD doesn’t LET ME fall. That’s it; that’s the secret. It’s the ONLY THING that has kept me standing through all this. Yes, I do my part but my part is not enough to save me. God is the ONLY THING that keeps me standing. On my own, in my human strength, I’d fall. But not today Satan…not today. Because I have Christ.
He surely doesn’t promise us a cushy life, but He DOES promise to work everything out for our good. To make us stronger. To purify and cleanse us. To empty us of ourselves, so that the whole world sees HIM inside of us.
Today, no matter what you’re facing, you can stand strong and not cave in because of Christ in you! 🙏