Be Strong and Don’t Give Up

Remember… there is a deeper strength

and an amazing abundance of peace

available to you.

Draw from this well,

call on your faith to uphold you.

Life continues around us,

even when our troubles seem to stop time.

There is always good in life.

Take a few minutes to distract yourself

from your concerns-

long enough to draw strength from a tree

or to find pleasure in a bird’s song.

Return a smile,

realize  that life is a series of levels,

cycles of ups and downs-

some easy, some challenging…

Through it all, we learn;

we grow strong in faith;

we mature in understanding.

The difficult times are often the best teachers,

and there is a good to be found in all situations.

Reach for the good.

Be strong, and don’t give up.

Pamela Owens Renfro

 

One thought on “Be Strong and Don’t Give Up

  1. I love this post so much! It reminds me of 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NLT), “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”
    Maybe you’d like my blog as much as I like yours? It’s my reactions and thoughts as I read along in the devotional Jesus Calling. 🙂