Friday, September 25, 2009


These past few months have had me whipped...

Lots of battles on lots of fronts. I'm so thankful for God's grace and mercy that is sufficient and new every morning.

I have picked up Beth Moore's Believing God again. What a life saver that is. I'm remembering that God is who He says He is and that He can do what He says He can do.... That brings such comfort and assurance.

I am heading out to the other side... I'm stretching to believe that I'm who God says I am. This has been a real test of my faith.

I know with my head that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. My heart is not steadily holding that today. There are days that I just don't think I can. It is important for me to hold on to the fact that it is Jesus IN me that gives me the strength. In the flesh I have no power.

It is also nice to experience God's Word alive and working in me. Glimpses of victory and overcoming.

Who knew that when standing on the threshold of 60 I would be facing horrific battles. I have read the book and I know the end. I win through the Blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony.

May Jesus be praised forever!


Beverlydru said...

And by the grace of God, it's His love and mercy that you shine forth, in the midst of it all. We've been made MORE than conquerors, even when we'd rather be grazing like sheep instead of wielding a sword on the front lines. There are many with you.

susan said...

Oh Merrie, I so admire your transparency and honesty. Life can be so difficult. Keep hanging on! I prayed for you all this morning.