All in Encouragement
I have always been a fairly quiet person. I’m not big on having the spotlight on me or of dominating a conversation. I’m a better listener I guess. Like in meetings, sometimes I may have things to say but by the time I say them someone else says it first. I guess that is just a part of being an introvert. I think about things a little longer before I say them.
When I was younger I didn’t know what the word “introvert” meant. I thought I was just shy, but I’m really not. I used to think that I needed to be more outgoing and talk more to be accepted and fit in. For some reason quiet people sometimes get the rap of being weird ha! I mean I am weird, but that’s not why I’m quiet LOL.
Sometimes life can be really hard. There are days when I feel like I’m not sure I can pull through. Some days I just want to stay in bed under the covers and pray that everything will be all better and come out once it is. I believe it's days like this when it is even more important to get moving. It’s days like this when we really have to lean into the promises of God and trust His word.
Today I wanted to share five verses to remember and reflect on when life gets hard. Sometimes we just can’t do things in our own strength but when we put our faith in God and trust his promises or just allow Him to carry us, we will make it.
I vividly remember being a child and having to walk in front of the church to place money in the offering basket. I would put my hand on the side of my face to cover it as I walked by because I did not want people looking at me. I am an introvert and I really don’t like the spotlight on me. Back then to me, that was the scariest thing ever, I was extremely shy!
When flipping through the news you can't help but ask yourself what is happening to this world, and what is it going to be next? Another murder, scandal, crisis? Sometimes it can get to be a bit much. I personally believe the bad news is overinflated by the media, but still overwhelming at times, to say the least.