SHORT THOUGHTS: When hard times and trials come, hang in there. The one that comes to kill, steal and destroy would not be messing with you if you had not made great progress worthy of trying to mess up. And God would not ALLOW him to mess with you if you were not able to face it. Your Savior…the One in you…is greater than anything this world can throw at you. Don't give up...don't give in and don't give back any ground you have won back in your life. Learn where you are strong and where you are weak in this tough time. And through it all, never forget that your God, the One who loves you the most and knows you the best, is going through this with you and He is your strength, your shield and your protector. Read Psalm 3 and then live in it.
David L. Wood 2/9/2015 © All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the writer, David L. Wood.
Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.