Unshakeable Devotional - Strength in the Struggle
Strength in the Struggle
See, the Bowden family is currently figuring out our “new normal”. Both Elizabeth and I work full time, our kids go to school during the day and we’re at our best with a systematic approach to life.
We have schedules, routines and plenty of activities to keep our two boys (ages 3 & 4) from destroying the house, and their parents sanity. So, being at home all day together for the next several weeks??? Not part of the plan. I’m looking forward to a little offspring distancing when all is said and done. All the fellas said “amen”! In the grand scheme of things, a few weeks of inconvenience isn't that big of a deal. It doesn’t impact life or eternity all that much. All in all it’s up to me to make the best of it, but what about those longer seasons? The loss of a job, health challenges, financial stress, strain in our marriages and other ongoing life events can seem overwhelming. Sometimes, we just feel like giving up. The truth is that struggles in life are inevitable, but defeat? I believe that’s optional. Struggles can break us or build us, it’s all in our perspective.
For us to have strength through our struggle we have to remind ourselves:
- Character is stronger than Circumstance.
- Struggle leads to Strength
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
- God is by your side.
Good Morning! Awesome Amen ð¤
Coming out of this stronger spiritually and united as a family is the plan! Things can get rocky donât get me wrong but remembering that we are not in this alone, is so necessary. God has us in the palm of His loving hand ! He is and has been paving the road ahead. We all may or may not be facing similar struggles right now but waking up to todayâs Bible Verse was amazing and all Him â¤ï¸
âMy God will use His glorious riches to give you everything you need. He will do this through Christ Jesusâ Philippians 4:19 Keep your eyes on Jesus, He gots us.