Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

Bible Verses for Tough Times

Challenges. Change. Growth. Things and stuff. No matter what we label it–this happens, to each of us. Regardless. Life is a constant process of change and growth to produce more fruit in our lives (love (giving), joy (gladness), peace (free from worry and fear), long suffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness (generosity), faith (dependability), meekness (gentleness) and temperance (self-control)). 😰

The goal is to walk through without complaining. Just so you know, I am in my double digits retest! 😁 I got to sing the 🎶🎶going around the mountain one more time.🎶🎶 😜 I realized after singing yesterday that negativity breeds complaining. 😰

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We must keep the faith! God is always in charge. Whatever season we are walking through, things and stuff is temporary! There is always a scripture, to speak to things and stuff, to help us grow spiritually. 😁

This too shall pass, just not today. Of all the spiritual fruit, long-suffering and self control gets tested the most. Think of it as a wilderness experience without luxuries. The key–not to beat ourself up when we stumble. Sometimes, it is, what it is! 😜 Roll with it and let it go!

None of it changes this truth–God is always with us. We have his mercy and grace. He loves us unconditionally. Praise The Lord!

God bless us, by faith, as we walk through our season, meditating on Romans 8:28, And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Let thy will be done.

12 Comments»

  k at Healthy Living 4 Him wrote @

Thank you Dear Friend!! Your timing is the Lord’s timing. I needed this encouragement today!! God is soooo good!! And thank you for your faithful service to Him!! 🙂
k

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Thanks K and Hod bless you 😀

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  Theresa wrote @

Thank you for this, and bringing back a beautiful memory. My father’s favorite phrase, which he ended every phone call, note or meeting with, was “Keep the Faith.” He did as he spoke with his life, and died a year ago, after having always kept his faith.

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God. Thank you for sharing such a deep and beautiful memory about faith and your father 🙂 God bless you, my friend 😀

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  Susan Irene Fox wrote @

Challenges, change and growth. That’s the cycle, isn’t it! And thankfully, He is with us every step of the way. The key is remembering that He is walking with us, that we are yoked to him. [And I can tell you, the older you get, the more difficult it is to remember! 😉 ] I know…I’ll be 63 a week from today. No double-digits, but old enough to know that walking closer to God brings Him closer to me.

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Amen! Wahoo, 🎶🎶Happy early Birthday🎶 thanks is much for sharing your comments 😄 God bless you and enjoy your birthday🎉🎈🎁

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  Caddo wrote @

Forgive me, but I’m Laughing about your “double digits retest”–it’s just too funny. And since I’d bet money that I’m WAY OLDER than you, little Sis, I must surely be into the zeroes that lottery players dream of winning….! God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

No problem about the laughter (smile) because the retest keeps my sense of humor and possible singing career on track (smile) thanks for sharing! 54, by the way! God bless you big!!

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  Caddo wrote @

Yep, you’re just a babe–I’m 61, but usually act like I’m sweet 16 forever.

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

(Smile)

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  shadeakinbiyi wrote @

Amen. Thank you my friend. The Lord bless and keep you! 🙂

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thanks and God bless you! 😄

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