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At (in)courage, we empower women to be like Jesus. Our writers share what’s going on in their life and how God’s right in the middle of it. They bring their joys & struggles so that you can feel less alone and be empowered by the hope Jesus gives.

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  1. I really need to be restored,my heart is broken but I know our God is a perfect father who is always there when we need him,thank you for your courageous devotion GOD bless you.

  2. Thank you for your gentle yet poignant reminder of our need to repent of our trespasses. Just as David was a leader, as writers become leaders that are especially responsible to those we influence. So as I got to the last part of Psalm 52 in your post, I was reminded that the only way I would be effective in leading others to Christ was if my own heart was clean before the Lord. Greater still was the importance David brings regarding the only true way we can be cleansed is by the Good Lord Himself. Sadly, as you pointed out, as leaders, admitting our own flaws isn’t easy. We easily go to the comfortable position of denial rather than ask our heavenly father to “search”us and see if there is any wicked way within us. Then we wonder why we aren’t effective in ministry or relationships. WE must first take the “log out of our own” eyes before we try to take the splinter out of others. Thanks again and may God bless you for your wise insights.

  3. This line really stood out to me, “We must… choose to believe that God wants to restore us to a life full of His provision, blessing, mercy, grace, forgiveness, and love.” I’ve been wrestling with choosing peace and joy even though things in my life and the world are not the way I think they should be. Part of choosing is humbling ourselves and submitting our will to God’s sovereignty. It is a hard road for me having been a Christian for almost 40 years and I still haven’t mastered it yet. But praise God. He is worthy of all praise. He is teaching me through His word, the Holy Spirit and people in my life.

  4. Why is it difficult to ask for help? The enemy has told so many lies until we wrongly believe that we can make it in this world without God helping us. That’s just a big ole lie. God’s help is available but P R I D E can stop us from having a repentant heart, or believing God wants to restore us, or believing that we are beyond help, or thinking nobody wants to be my friend, or nobody likes me anyway.

    Beware that your eyes must focused on Jesus. Jesus, our Lord and Savior can receive us with open arms. Run to Jesus. Don’t let the enemy keep telling you lies and tricking you that you can’t be loved by God.

    You may be the only Bible some young Believer is reading, don’t be a stumbling stone to that Believer.

    I’m so glad to know the Forgiving Love of Jesus. I’m His Beloved Daughter and you are also.

    With Gratitude,

    Your Sister in Christ

  5. In Courage,

    I read the book “Dangerous Prayers” by Craig Groeschel. Our prayers need to be bold, open & honest. We need to come to Jesus vulnerable and with repentant hearts. Just like the thief on the cross. He admitted his sin & Jesus welcomed him into the Kingdom. My prayers are alright but, very sporadic. This country needs a prayer revival. We need to ask God to search our hearts & cleanse them of any anxious thoughts or sins.

    Blessings 🙂