“Cotton candy inspiration” may be sweet, but it doesn’t last. Over the centuries, the people of God have faced challenges of many kinds and the Word of God has proven to be the only lasting source of encouragement. Today may bring discouraging news, frustrating situations, or disappointment in people, but there is hope. For example, David was a man who knew what it meant to be “on the mountain”, but he also knew what it meant to be “in the valley”. Consider some powerful words he wrote about our Faithful God:

 “The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh shall bless His holy name forever and ever.” – Psalm 145:17-21 NKJV

Those aren’t fluffy words just meant for a greeting card, they’re inspired scripture meant to strengthen the very fibers of our being. Let them sink deep into your spirit today so they can empower you to walk against the wind if need be, or simply keep going if there’s a temptation to quit. “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him…”

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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