I started out 2017 having little faith in God because 2016 felt like the worst year of my life. I kept all of these emotions to myself because I didn’t want to burden people around me with my stress and depression. However, anxiety was eating me alive and I was crying in the dark. I turned to everything but God.
I got up and decided that TODAY IS THE DAY that I will not go through my battles and struggles alone. I thought about all the women in the bible that went through trials and realized that they are my sisters and God did not forsake them, then why did I believe that he had forsaken me? I felt that this revelation was the motivation that I needed to reach out to other women and let them know that GOD IS GOOD! Just as he protected Mary, Esther, Sarah, Bathsheba, Zipporah, Ruth and Naomi, he will protect YOU and ME. All we need to do is remember Him in our time of need and call on his name.
God, forgive me for thinking that you had forsaken me. Give me the strength to keep going every day, every hour, every minute and every second. I am broken, but you are the only person that can make me strong. Take my heart and heal it. Take my mind and guide it. With you I can move mountains and I declare that 2017 will be the best year of my life.