Down but not out.
There will be times when you feel like you just can’t win. No matter what you try or which way you go about it. Feeling defeated can leave you feeling lost, alone and ready to give up.

What do you do when you’ve given your very best and given all you have to the situation? You keep trying to get along with your family, trying to make the mark, trying to be obedient… you just keep trying. And with all of that trying, it still feels like it’s all been for nothing.

When you are in that place of being down on yourself and looking down at your situation with hopelessness… even at that low place, rest easy because God is even there. The Lord your God has a plan and a purpose for that low place of defeat.

Write these words on your heart; I Corinthians 16:13 – Paul tells us to watch, stand fast in faith, be brave; be strong and let all that you do be done with LOVE. You have to receive that Word like an insurance policy; it’s giving assurance that no matter what it looks like; things will go well for you. 

And if you read deeper into what is being said, you are being admonished to let all that you do be done with LOVE. What is really being given is an invitation; the Lord is inviting Himself into your situation, because He – God is LOVE.

If all you do is done with Him… LOVE, then you are destined to be victorious. Don’t think that just because you are down you have been counted out. This week, take the time to read and rest with Psalm 145:14 and rejoice!

The Lord upholds all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down. Know that even if you feel down today, you are not OUT!

Mary Mary

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