Wednesday, August 12, 2015

hardship and hope

So there I was...a young girl of seventeen with her whole life ahead of her and now that life looked hopeless.  I could barely see what the following week would look like, let alone years.

If I could go back, I would embrace the old me and and look into my eyes and tell myself that everything would work out.  That there was no need to worry because God was holding me in His right hand, all I needed to do was cling to Him.

"I cling to you;  your right hand upholds me"  

Psalm 63: 8

The Lord doesn't promise us an easy life.  In fact, he says the very opposite.  We will have a life that is filled with trouble.  What I find remarkable is that He offers himself as the escape from the turmoil.  He promises to never leave us alone and tells us that He will give us the strength and endurance we need to finish this race well.  His hand is outstretched and waiting for us to place our palm in His.  He is standing by listening and waiting patiently for us to cry out to Him.  He is immediately there to comfort, support, and defend us, if we would only ask.

There is no denying the fact that we make one mistake after the next and our days are filled with learning experiences.  Remember that the Lord supplies us with His word as guidance on how to deal with the day-to-day and He also gives us the victory through His son.  So when you find yourself knocked down...reach out your hand...and call on Jesus.  He is there to help you onto your feet again.

Thank you for stopping by and may the Lord bless you :-)

I linked up at Grace & Truth


  1. Thank you Natalie for this encouraging reminder. I also love the scripture you shared from Psalm 139. I hope you have a lovely day.

    1. You're very welcome Mom to 3. All glory be to God. Feel free to share the scripture. Creating scripture graphics has become my new little favorite pastime : )

  2. I love that verse from Psalm 139 and your encouraging words. So grateful God has us. Thanks for linking up at #ThreeWordWednesday.

    1. Thank you for stopping by Kristin. May your weekend be blessed!

  3. Beautiful post. Glad I stopped by. : )

    I'm your neighbor at the Titus2sDay link-up.