Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD (Psalm 31:24 KJV).

We are all on a journey. Taking that next step takes courage. It isn’t easy to leave the normal ruts to blaze an uncharted path. Have courage and take that next step toward your goals.

#courage #goals

Yes, He Can

Have you ever questioned if the Lord’s able to supply your need? Wonder if He understands how you feel in your present circumstance? If He’s forgotten you? Capable to see you through?

If so, you’re not alone.

The writer of Thessalonians tells us the One Who called us is Faithful.

Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 

1 Thessalonians 5:24

I recently had a candid conversation with my daughter while driving. The song I’m sharing below was playing, and I said, “I never question if He’s able. I wonder if He will.”

My daughter glanced my way and replied. “And if He won’t, then tell me why, and I’ll go on about my business.”

I hope that made you laugh. It did me. She wasn’t being disrespectful, but honestly sharing her struggles. It was a rare moment. I think it even surprised her. LOL It also revealed how we differ in our thought patterns. Even as a child, she was fine as long as you told her why not.

I, on the other hand, have often asked why but never why not. Why? Because I’m too busy wondering if He will. And guess what? He did.

Ah! Remembering gives us hope.

All we have to do is look back. Like the song says, “Looking back…”

Look back, take inventory, and give thanks for the blessings.

Back to my daughter. She knows we don’t always get to know why. That’s life. And life isn’t about the why. It’s about faith. But she has to ask. That’s my Lulu.

Hope your summer is going well. If you’re like me, you are busy with chores. Enjoy the song. Take care! Blessings.

The Lord Is My Strength

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation. Exodus 15:2 KJV

Strength, according to Webster, is the ability to resist being moved or broken by a force.

Of course, we know we cannot resist being moved or broken by a force in our own strength. But there is a strength that keeps us spiritually steady, secure, and safe.

When we face seasons of heartache and pain, we must lean into Him, our Lord and Savior, and allow Him to become our song (praise). He is our salvation (deliverance, victory, prosperity, health).


The Lord is my

The winner of Some Form of Grace by author Dee Dee Chumley is Becky Gifford Smith.

Becky, thank you for participating. Congratulations!

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In what season did you discover His strength? Please share in the comments. We are made overcomers by His blood and by our testimonies (Rev. 12:11) and we offer hope to the listener.

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