You’re stronger than you know


You’re Gonna Be Okay

If someone could have written a song to me last year, the year before, this would be it. Battles? I had many.

I didn’t write much – not because I didn’t have a lot to say but Proverbs 17:27 says,

A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.

What could I say? I was grieving multiple deaths of immediate family members. My marriage of 30+ years was… well, what was it? I’m still not sure. I thought there was a lot of love but there was a cavernous room full of deception. I am not here to discuss that, nor will I ever. I was engulfed by sorrow on every side. 

Would I make it? 

I had a choice to make. Would I believe that God was who He said He was, or would I flee in my times of trouble and go my own way? Was I truly convinced He was my all in all when I had nothing? Zero in the checking account, no money coming in, all the bills were mine and no one to fall back on. Is God I Am? 

When your back is against the wall and you only have Him or yourself as an option, which do you choose? Choose the author and finisher of life, the ONE who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above ALL that you could ever ask or imagine. He longs to help, if you will only ask Him. 

A year ago, emotionally I was in the ICU and didn’t see a date of being released. I am so thankful for those who prayed for me, praying me out of the hospital, out of my emotional rehab, and I am happy to report that the Lord truly is my Healer. I am better spiritually, mentally, and in every area than I have been in years. 

Whatever you are struggling with today, don’t give in to the temptations of your enemy. Nothing, absolutely nothing lasts forever on this side of eternity. Hold onto God. It gets better. I promise. 

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7 thoughts on “You’re stronger than you know

  1. bpersuaded July 7, 2017 at 8:21 am Reply

    I am so happy for you even though I don’t know you! I was forced to ask myself the same question a few years back after years of grief from multiple tragedies. Thankfully God helped me choose to trust Him. Since then my relationship with Christ has grown deeper and sweeter everyday. The only thing I would say differently is I might call this post ” Christ is stronger than you know” although I understand what you mean and I loved this post .


    • Overwhelmed By Joy July 7, 2017 at 9:53 am Reply

      Yes, your words are so true! I rarely send out a post without praying over it word by word, sometimes for days or weeks. I wrote this at midnight in a matter of minutes. Lesson learned! Thank you for your insight.


    • Overwhelmed By Joy July 7, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply

      And I am so glad that you chose to follow Christ in your own circumstances. It is always a choice.


  2. bpersuaded July 7, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply

    Great post as I can relate so well! My thought is Christ is stronger than you know just trust Him and see!


    • Overwhelmed By Joy July 7, 2017 at 9:50 am Reply

      Yes absolutely! I thought I had a strong relationship with Him but I have come to know Him in intimate ways that I could never have otherwise.


  3. Tet Pablo July 7, 2017 at 8:31 am Reply

    Thanks for this encouragement. 🙂


    • Overwhelmed By Joy July 7, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply

      You are very welcome! I needed several hands reaching down into my dark pit who were willing to help pull me out. It didn’t happen overnight but I am here as a testimony of God’s faithfulness.

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