Be Encouraged or What to do When Life is not Perfect

Sometimes life throws you a really big curve ball that stops you dead in your tracks. It’s hard to keep moving forward and you can feel out of sorts for a long time afterwards, as you try to get out of the funk.

But look at nature for a bit. We can experience the devastation of a tropical storm or hurricane yet flowers will continue to bloom and the sun to shine. There are the dark days and there are the bright days; it’s one step followed by another and then another – not so?

So today I encourage you never to give up. The rain will fall and there might be loud thunder with sharp lightning but the sun will come out in a blue sky again.  Do what you ca to keep the faith, and the faith will keep you. The flowers in my garden confirm this is true. 🙂

If you know someone who needs a little sunshine in their lives, then pass this on!

How to let your faith be stronger than your fear

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“Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”
Exodus 16:4-5 (NIV)

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​Miriam was at her wits end. Her son had been sick that month and it was hard for her as a single parent to cover his medical bills as well as meet her monthly commitments. On top of all this she needed a new fridge. No-one knew she was storing her meat, fruit and milk in a cooler filled with ice, although she figured the service station attendant must be wondering about this woman who for the past month kept purchasing three bags of ice every evening on her way home from work. Continue reading How to let your faith be stronger than your fear