Lord, even though you knew I would complain, curse, have a bad attitude and be tempted to grow weary with doing good today, You still woke me up. In spite of my potential to add to the negativity of world, You saw my potential to add positivity. You still chose me to be Your hands and feet on the earth. Lord, I’m amazed at Your ability to see the good in me. Every day that You give me breath, You give me a chance to be the person that You know I can be. I can’t adequately express my gratitude. Thank you, Lord, for Your mercy and love endures forever.
Confused but never in despair. Beat up but never broken. Rejected but my spirit is never crushed. With every battle, I grow stronger and wiser. The bigger the giant, the more confident I am that my God is mightier. He is not only by my side, He has me surrounded by His strength and love. I am completely under His protection. I am more than a conqueror.
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 NIV
I just can’t stay down, no matter how many times I fall. Quitting is not in my spiritual DNA. I know that frustrates my enemy and I’m ok with that. My Heavenly Father will always pick me up. He will always fight my battles. I will always win because I have the Lord God Almighty on my side.
“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.” Proverbs 24:16 NIV
I can always find a reason to praise God. In my confusion, I praise Him for His wisdom. In my brokenness, I praise Him for His restoration. When I feel forsaken, I praise Him because He is faithful. Even in all my insecurities and faults, His love for me is perfect. God is always worthy of my praise.
“I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1 NIV
I feel like I’m not good enough all the time. That’s why I don’t rely on myself, I rely on the One who is inside of me. He is Jesus, my Lord and Savior. He is the God of More than Enough. I can do all things through Him. Nothing is impossible-not even moving mountains.
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NIV
I wonder what my days would look like if I lived each day for God and not for myself. Would I be in a constant state of awe and gratefulness because I was able to clearly witness God’s grace and mercy? How many lives would I be able to positively impact? Would people look at me and be convinced that God is real and know that He is love?
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 NIV
Thank You, Lord, that even in the midst of our trials, we can have joy because we know that we have an Almighty God beside us. You give us peace that surpasses all understanding because we know that in our weakness, You are our strength.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” James 1:2 NIV