2 Cor 7:3 I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.
2 Cor 4:15 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Cor 12:7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, * a messenger of Satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  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.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, * in persecutions, * in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Phil 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
What road are you traveling?
You are either in the storm, just come through the storm or at some point, you will be headed towards the storm. The storms are raging, the battle is long. What can you do?
Renew your strength.
Remember who carries you. Surround yourself with scripture that reminds you of how God carried others time and time again. He is the same God that parted the Red Sea for Moses! You are standing at the shore, wondering how you’ll ever cross over. It looks hopeless and the enemy is not far behind you. The battle rages on.
Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Keep schoochin closer to the Lord when you are weak. He will carry you through to the other side, even though he could part the waters for you and let you walk across. Rest in his arms, knowing you are safe, sound and nothing happens to you, that God does not allow it. In your times of weakness, you’ll want to just remove yourself from everyone, and everything. This is the most important time to pray without ceasing, stay knee deep in the Bible and keep pressing towards the prize! All others to lift you up in prayer. Do not remove yourself from those that can bring joy, laughter and smiles to your day.
Your journey will allow you to strengthen and encourage someone else, when they walk down the same road. The times your heart was breaking, will be what strengthens and encourages someone else that is now facing that same journey.
Are you willing to help them, encourage them? Yes, the road is long, yes the nights are long, the tears sting your cheeks and your heart feels as though it will never be complete again. Remember the strength from the Lord is everlasting. Draw from Him. Keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Have the courage to get up one more time!
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