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  1. A much needed reminder that I just need to be still and know that God is with me and has never left. A huge loss of my husband of 40 years, car dealership ripped me, insurance on my home has doubled, trying to learn how to manage finances-my husband did it all, trying to learn how to scale way back on everything-not that I was a spend thrift is a whole new thing and no time to really grieve my loss has been overwhelming.. but, being a solid believer in my Jesus-It is well with my soul. Thank you for this devotional..it’s a refresher and reminder that my God is with me through my storms. I just need to Be still and know that He is God. ❤️

    • Becky, I am so sorry for your loss. You are going through a lot of turmoil at the same time grieving the loss of your husband. That’s hard!! Where would we be without Jesus? So glad that we have Him as our Redeemer and Savior and Friend! A friend once told me that He is our anchor in the storm; so drop anchor and hold on to Him. God is in this with you. With love❤️

    • Becky,

      Sweet sister prayers for your loss. Abba Father please be near Becky as she grieves the loss of her husband. Give her a discerning heart, mind & people to help her navigate life. Shower her with peace & contentment as she deals with other trials at this time. Calm her anxious soul. Help Becky hold onto you during these storms she is facing. AMEN

  2. Thank you Mary. Every post I read this week reminded me I am not alone. God is right beside me. He is bigger than my storm! He will not leave me.
    Thank you \0/

  3. Amen. Going through a lot here. I am reminded that God is here with me through all circumstances.

  4. Thank you for this reminder that though I feel very alone and very lonely I do believe that my heavenly Father, Lord Jesus and precious Holy Spirit is with me always and will never leave me nor forsake me.

  5. Yes! Jesus is our lifeline and He always comes through. He always has, even in the most difficult times.

  6. Thank you Mary. We all need to be reminded that our hope is God! I’m going through a lot of health issues and it can be difficult at times. My trust is in the Lord and waiting on Him is difficult at times also. I remind myself daily that I belong to Him and that He will never leave me nor forsake me. I love these daily words that always encourage me.

  7. I hurriedly read your wise words as I awoke from oversleeping yesterday. But the connection of being still & He would calm the storm was exactly what I needed to calm the racing panic in my morning! Somehow I showered, dressed ate breakfast & got to work on time! Thank You, Jesus & thank you, encourage!

  8. Yes my Sisters and Brothers in Christ, we all need Hope in God and Hope in Christ and Hope in Holy Spirit. The Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit Work as One. We need Hope so we can stand in Faith from day to day. I’m so thankful that now I know that no one has arrived except Jesus on this Spiritual Journey.

    When I was much younger, I didn’t know this Path was a daily Journey. I didn’t know my heart needed to stay tender and repentant daily because even our thoughts can be displeasing to God.

    Thank You Lord for sending the Holy Spirit to Teach us Truth, to Comfort us, to Strengthen us, to Protect us, to Provide for us, to Convict us of Wrong and to Point us back to Jesus.

    Every day is a Gift from God. Call what you do that is wrong whatever God Calls it and ask for forgiveness. Confessions to one another is for our healings.

    With Compassion and Gratitude,

    A Child of God

  9. Mary,

    I don’t know where I would be with out the hope we have in Jesus. Life down here is hard & can be overwhelming at times. We desperately need to anchor ourselves to Jesus. He will hold us safely in His arms. One of my go to verses is Psalm 23:4 “yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. For thou art with me. Thy rod & staff they comfort me.”
    God alone is our hope our anchor in storms.

    Blessings 🙂