You can’t do this life on your own . . . and you’re tired of trying. You need evidence that God is still present and good when everything around you tries to convince you otherwise. You need help and encouragement to keep going when the next step is simply too much. We get it.
What if you don’t have to muster up more grit, determination, and wisdom on your own but could tap into the source of true, unfailing strength? Here’s the good news: You can.
You are stronger than you think because God is closer than you know.
Our new book, 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle, will take you on a journey of learning to see God clearer and to know Him deeper in the middle of your struggles. As you experience pain, move through daily challenges, or get bogged down by anxieties big or small, you’ll learn to find Him right in the middle of it, ready to strengthen you and give you rest.
These 100 devotions from the writers of (in)courage provide lifeline Scriptures and real-life stories to help you grow stronger with Jesus one step at a time. Every day you’ll be prompted to write down where you are finding God’s strength. No answer is too small. You might find God’s strength in a song, a sunset, or a timely text message from a friend. By intentionally looking for God’s strength every day, at the end of your journey, you’ll be able to look back and see 100 ways God’s strength met you and sustained you even if your circumstances didn’t change.
You’ll be reminded that you were never alone and that God is stronger than you imagined — and so are you.
Keep reading for a peek at the kind of vulnerable and heartfelt devotions you’ll find in 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle.
Hope Will Not Put You to Shame
By Aliza Latta
My head had pulsed for thirteen days straight. Nothing seemed to help this migraine. I thought my brain would explode. I cried out to God.
“I remember how You’ve healed people,” I prayed, tears coursing down my cheeks. “You can heal my migraine. Nothing is too hard for You.”
I fell asleep, expecting my migraine to be gone when I awoke. But it wasn’t. When my eyes opened the next day, I waited for a few moments to see if the pain was gone. The migraine gripped me even harder.
I blinked back tears, deeply discouraged. I softly uttered, “Why didn’t You heal me, God? I believed You could—I truly believed! Why haven’t I been healed?”
I was riddled with anxiety: What if I have migraines forever? What if I’m never healed?
I took a deep breath and felt a few words softly make their way across my heart. In my discouragement, I almost didn’t notice them. Have hope.
Even though my circumstances had not changed, I could still hope . . . even if the hope scared me.
Though I did not understand why He didn’t heal me in the timing I wanted, I could hold firm to the promise that my hope was in Jesus and my hope would not put me to shame. So, I started hoping. As I chose hope over discouragement — even though the pain was still there — my mindset changed.
And then, three days later, on day sixteen, after a couple of chiropractic appointments, a lot of prayer, some ice packs, and essential oils, the migraine finally left me.
But I was still left with one thing: hope.
Maybe you, too, need to hope for something. Sometimes it feels scary to hope — because what if God doesn’t come through for us? What if this time He forgets? You can rest in the assurance that God never has and never will forget you. You can hope in Him, and He will never put you to shame.
AND HOPE DOES NOT PUT US TO SHAME, BECAUSE GOD’S LOVE HAS BEEN POURED OUT INTO OUR HEARTS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US.
Romans 5:5 NIV
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