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God’s Word: Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3

Encouragement Shared: In the midst of our troubles the Lord is with us beloved. He will never leave us or forsake us. So we say with confidence the Lord is my helper I will not fear. Remember your leaders and the word of truth spoken to you, imitate their faith, because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever… [Hebrews 13] It is with great faith that we can endure the hardships of life that come our way. The word states; Do not grieve; the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10… During that time that Nehemiah made that statement while the people of Israel were in the process of rebuilding the city walls. Life in that season was complete devastation and destruction all around them.
Life’s Journey:
Life’s journey can be joy filled even in times of hardship. [James Chapter 1 encourages being joy filled in times of trouble.] The word of God depicts so many glory stories of God’s deliverance in time of trouble. The victory comes by standing on faith. When we stand on faith it causes the enemy to flee and not having the feeling of defeat. It creates a platform for success into the stress bringing out God’s best for our future. The victory is so sweet when we maintain the godly confidence given to us through Christ and the word of hope the Bible. So often I remember the advertisement for the New York State Lottery – “you gotta be in it to win it”! The truth is in order to experience the awesomeness of God Almighty and intimate relationship yes beloved, we’ve gotta be in it [the word of God] to win it. The wisdoms of the word written on the tablet in our hearts brings us the comfort to know that God’s faithfulness is ever present in all circumstance. Sing Praise beloved! – In times of trouble sing praises to Him, in the morning, in the evening sing praises to Him! Give thanks for the excellence of His victory that will come. Weeping may last for a night but joy comes in the morning.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford