Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Joshua 1:9

Sometimes, after I tell people about what I've gone through. They are amazed.
I don't get that.

They think I'm strong. I'm not. I just made a choice.
I decided not to be consumed.
I decided to survive.

We don't have to be defined by what happens to us.
What happens can, and will affect us deeply.
That doesn't make us weak. Emotions, heart ache, and trials don't have to destroy us.
They expand us.
I can have greater joy now, because of the severe sorrow I've felt and still feel.
But, because God gives me strength, I can rise higher.

Don't be afraid to take control of your life.
Don't wish away today for better days.
Be strong.
Be courageous.

Why would you choose to be miserable, when you have the opportunity to be joyous?


  1. You also chose to be strong. And you are sooooo strong. And amazing. Beyond amazing. And I love this post.

  2. Beauty in words. That's what this post is.