30 Days of Praise and Thanksgiving: Day 30

Day 30: Perseverance

Without God I would have thrown in the towel on this thing we call life a long time ago! There was a point in my life in Colorado where I had seriously hit the bottom. Thoughts of taking my own life had taken over me and the very person who was supposed to love me the most not only encouraged me but urged me to try it in the same method as he had years before… because it had worked so well for him (insert sarcasm). I laid in the floor begging God to just take me home, but God! He had other plans. Your work isn’t finished daughter, it hasn’t even started. Get back up and dry your eyes. “3 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:3-5

I tell my story boldly now with no shame and no condemnation because God lifted me out of that pit of despair. Almost 2 years later the devil tried to cast me back into that same pit, but my Father reached His hand down in and said not My daughter as He pulled me up out. Breaking free from emotional abuse has been the single hardest thing I have done in my life. Almost every single day I fight to cut one of those emotional binding bands from around my mind. I can’t even explain to you the things that come into my mind. Poppa, I can’t do it; it is just too hard, I sometimes say. He answers, it is I that works through you. “Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it].” 1 Thessalonians 5:24 What are you being called to persevere through today? Does it seem larger than you? Goliath was bigger than David. The flood was bigger than Noah. Jesus defeated death, do you really think there is one single thing you are facing that He can’t conquer? Perseverance makes you stronger in a Him and gives you a testimony to draw others to His beautiful light. Keep pressing. “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.Galatians 6:9 Keep persevering! 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

❤️ Thank You Father God for helping me persevere! ❤️

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. ~ Hebrews 10:36

Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. ~ James 1:12

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name. ~ Hebrews 13:15

1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~ Hebrews 12:1-2

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. ~ Revelation 4:11

Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. ~ Psalm 113:2

13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. 14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. ~ Psalm 116:13-14

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