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Rough waters


I have so many people dear to my heart going through rough waters lately. Some are feeling overwhelmed. Some are in the middle of difficult circumstances. Sometimes I don't know how to respond when a person feels no hope. When they have given up.

Many times we just need to be a listening ear and not say anything. Other times we may need to take an active part on helping them to find a solution.

And then there are times when someone wants me to pray with them and show them encouragement from the Word. Lamentations chapter 3 has some amazing verses that have always spoken to me. Here are various verses from verse 17 and following. "And my soul has been rejected from peace; I have forgotten happiness. So I say, My strength has perished, and so has my hope from the Lord. Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and the bitterness. Surely my soul remembers and is bowed down within me. This I recall in my mind. Therefore, I have hope. The Lord's loving kindnesses never cease. And His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness. ..therefore I have hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him. The person who seeks Him... Let us examine and probe our ways, and let us return to the LORD. We lift up our heart and hands toward God in Heaven;...I called on Thy name, O Lord, out of the lowest pit. Thou hast heard my voice."


I have been on such a crazy journey the past year as I have embarked on publishing this book and it seems like so much of it encompasses helping those who are hurting. I am praying for all of you.

#notreallyaprincess


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