Challenged and Still Standing

Sharing encouragement for those challenging times. Once you pray about it and give it to God, let it go.

It’s a choice. It’s draining to replay or talk about it.

Forgive and forget it.

Bottom line, it’s not the end of the world and here is the beautiful part.

Still Standing.

Acrostic Still Standing Scriptures:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
~ Ephesians 6:10 ~

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his spirit.
~ 1 John 4:13 ~

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:16 ~

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
~ Psalm 119:105 ~

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
~ Hebrews 4:16 ~

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
~ Hebrews 13:6 ~

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
~ Romans 12:2 ~


Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
~ Romans 15:13 ~

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
~ 1 John 4:18 ~

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
~ James 1:22 ~

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~

If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
~ 1 Timothy 4:6 ~

Give us this day our daily bread.
~ Matthew 6:11 ~

Look at the scriptures that spell out still standing. Praise The Lord.

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Bygones


The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
~ Unknown Author ~

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
~ Isaiah 43:18-19 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another week to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well and you’re keeping the faith. (smile)  Praise The Lord, all is well in my world. Last week, not so much.  Bygones.

This week, I celebrate bygones. (wink) I just love the power of words and the various and unique ways to express them.

Bygones is like a mantra, for self-encouragement, to illustrate the ability to let go.   Remember casting our cares? Bygones.

Whether it’s yesterday, a year, a month, a day, a hour, it’s the past.  Bygones.

Things happen.   Bygones.   People leave.  Bygones.   Faith tested.  Bygones.

Bygones is that wilderness environment that changes a person.  Bygones teach.

Bygones is the ability to transition between seasons and the process of experience.  Bygones discover.

Disagreements. Challenges. Conflicts.  Bygones learn.

Perception. Contrast. Difference.  Bygones reflect.

Sometimes, speaking bygones out loud controls the tongue in a heated moment.  Bygones.

Bygones  releases yesterday as moved on with hope and faith for today.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord. Enjoy your weekend!

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Roll With It Wednesday

Hello friends, I just love roll with it Wednesdays (wink and a smile) Life is tough enough without having something to bring a smile or change the focus. Roll with it, does that for me. (smile) As well as, singing a favorite song because Romans 8:28 says “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.” We can get comfort, from this scripture, knowing that He can work all things out. Roll with it!

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Everyday, we encounter things and stuff. There will always be something or someone just waiting to push our button. Traffic. Sleepless night. Noise. Fill in the blank_____________.

Roll with it equates to letting it go! Acknowledging it is what, it is. Life is too short to stress over something or someone. (shock face) Let it go!

You are too blessed to be stressed (smile) Roll with it!

Today, you are cordially invited to join me and roll with it and if we must, sing a song! (smile)

I’m talking a song that brings a pep to the step, a glide to the stride, uplifting to change the focus from negative to positive.

A song that makes you want to dance! A song you want to sing out loud. A song that makes you smile and remember a very good time. (smile) Come on now, you remember. (smile)

Smile on purpose, just because! (cheesy grin) Try it, you might like it! (wink and sticking tongue out) Smiling, makes others around us, wonder…..

Roll with it because “Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” Author Unknown This means choosing to adapt and adjust regardless of x, y or z or things and stuff. Not allowing anything to put us in a negative mood to ruin our day. Roll with it and Let it go!

Roll with it because John 16:33 says “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” This means when all is said and done, the peace of God can never be taken away. Whatever we are walking through, whatever it is, rest assured, He has already done it! We must keep the faith and run our race until the manifestation–victory. Hallelujah!!

Roll with it because Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.” This means breaking our habit of thinking I can’t when His Word say I can! Faith it and roll with it!

Roll with it because Proverbs 21:23 says “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” This means speaking, by faith, life and blessings into our everyday challenges and relationships! Speak about the good stuff.

Roll with it because 2 Corinthians 12:9 says “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” This means, when our button is pushed or we feel powerless, call on Him for grace that is sufficient for the challenge! Call on Him for strength to keep moving forward. Wahoo, Praise The Lord!

I saved the best for last. Roll with it because Jeremiah 32:27 says “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” This means there is no one bigger than God! He is and will always be in charge. Nothing we bring to Him is too hard! Nothing. Roll with it!

Roll with it and let it go! By faith, be blessed and have a beautiful and awesome day! (smile)

As always, comments and thoughts are appreciated! (smile) Roll with it!