|TODAY’S DAILY INSPIRATION|
THE WOMAN WITH ALL THE TROUBLES
” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13
“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:
I have a beloved sister in the Lord and dear friend who is in the thick of facing so many major trials it’s a wonder she gets out of bed every morning let alone that she’s still standing. Loved one just passed away, another loved one desperately ill, she was just diagnosed with a major illness after surviving a life-threatening other one, several immediate family members with major challenges, always this family or that family member sick, she’s relatively young, and the trials in her life have been relentless for years on end. Really her whole life. So of course you can imagine she is a depressed, down, discouraged, self-pitying woman who is always crying out to everyone her troubles and bemoaning her existence, right? WRONG!
She is one of the most vibrant, positive, thankful, love, hope, and joy-filled women I have ever met in my life, and she spends her life day in and day out loving, praising, worshiping, serving, and following the Lord and blessing others with love, encouragement, words of wisdom the Lord gives her for others, and praying for them. She’d be the first to admit she is far from perfect and needs the Lord’s grace and mercy just like the rest of us, but oh what an inspiration she is to me and to others.
She doesn’t let her troubles make her quit. Instead they fuel her fire to live her life for Christ to the utmost and to proclaim Him to the world.
What an inspiration she is to me. And hopefully now to you also. May we not let our challenges stop us. May they instead be a catalyst to chase after Jesus all the more and to live to love and glorify the Lord forever and to tell the world about Him!