The Lord all shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
In the book of Joel, son of Pethuel, we read that even when the heavens and earth were shaking God promised to take care of His people. He promised to give them hope and strength to hold on during the roughest of times, and even during the aftermath when things were totally devastated and it would appear there was no solution.
God was and is the solution. So when life blindsides you, dig inside of yourself and grab out two of the tools God gave you to survive, to withstand, to rebuild, to believe…hope and strength…then quiet those around you who can’t see the light, the truth, the way…and show them!
Father, when tragedy hits I pray to calmly know that You will help me through it. As my rock and fortress You will protect me when the odds are against me. You are my hope, peace, comfort, support, wisdom, light, and guide. You are my heavenly Father and with You I gain and maintain my strength. Give me the strength and hope to never falter, to never let fear (mine or someone else’s) move my feet in a direction opposite of the path you have set for me. In Your Son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Have a beautiful day family!
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