I wish I knew who to credit the following post to. I know I did not write it, but I also know that I have lived it. I have a feeling that many of you have also.
That being said, please forgive me for borrowing it because I would love to give the author credit.
It is very simple to substitute the word “man” for “woman” and personally experience the emotion that this brings forth, but most importantly, remind us of where our strength comes from. It also reminds me that life is a journey and we learn from every season of it.
I have grown stronger.
My mission ends the day I meet Jesus.
The bruises and wounds are for this earth only, they won’t exist in Heaven.
Yes, I’ve tasted betrayal and disappointment, but that’s not where I live.
I’ve been in the fire and the storm and I came out even stronger.
I don’t always understand the ways of God, but finally realize that I don’t have to, He knows what He is doing!
For every statement below, what it comes back to for me is to trust God, no matter what!
I am a woman of strength.
I am a woman on a mission. I’ve been through some seasons that have bruised my dreams, and became wounded through the process. I’ve tasted the bitter winds of betrayal and disappointment. I’ve been in the fire and I’ve been through the storm. I haven’t always understood the ways of God, but yet I will continue trust Him. I have felt the sting of hot fresh tears rushing down my face, as I’ve cried out to God asking Him to end the heartbreak that I was feeling. Anxiety entered my personal space, and then that thing called, Depression tried to take over my life. I tried desperately to fix things that were outside of my control, but I finally had to let go, and give it to God. What I have learned……is that through each season (good and bad) that Prayer has become my lifeline. I cannot do life without it, for in prayer is where I have found my voice, and my strength.
God is within me, and even when I fall down, I know that He will not fail me. I will continue to get back up, and I will keep fighting the good fight of faith.
1 Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the Lord, and His strength; seek His face always.” Proverbs 31:25 “Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared].”