Affirmations to Help you Through #LMMLinkup

On Facebook, I am part of a small writing group with about 41 other women. We take turns hosting through our weekly rhythms. This past week my daughter, Jamie, was the host. One day she asked us to share favorite affirmations that might help us push through the hard work. Then she suggested we write them on sticky notes and share a photo. 

 

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This is what I quickly scribbled down as I thought of the work waiting for me.

 

Do you ever feel like you have too much to do? Or do you have a project you think will never be finished? Sometimes things are going well when suddenly everything that could go wrong seems to go wrong.  Or maybe your normal everyday life seems too overwhelming. [bctt tweet=”You might be tempted to give up the whole thing, but somehow you keep going. What gets you through?” username=”GaylWright”]

 

Affirmations From Scripture

I try to meet with God each morning in prayer and reading my Bible. Sometimes I even write out scripture, because it helps me meditate on it a little longer. Those morning times enable me to have a better attitude about my day and remind me to depend on Him for strength and wisdom.

 

Psalm 73:26 (CSB)

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart,
my portion forever.

 

When I start to feel overwhelmed, one of the affirmations I go to is Philippians 4:13, which has been my life verse.

 

Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

 

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

 

Most of us probably feel overwhelmed at one time or another. We feel our strength is gone and we can’t take another step. It may seem there is no way out and no place to find rest. In times like that we need to remember that God is our strength and refuge. [bctt tweet=”We may need to stop for a few minutes and pour out our hearts to God and rest in Him.” username=”GaylWright”]

 

Psalm 62:6-8 (CSB)

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken.
My salvation and glory depend on God, my strong rock. My refuge is in God.
Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before him.
God is our refuge. Selah 

 

Often when we have taken time to slow down, to spend time with God in prayer, we can come back to our work refreshed and ready to move forward. We might not take giant steps, but even baby steps move us closer to our goals.

 

Affirmations

 

 

As we travel this journey of life we can help others along the way by reaching out and sharing our lives. We can look for beauty and seek to bring peace wherever we go. 

 

 

 

What about you? What affirmations help get you moving when you feel stuck?

 

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Now on to our weekly linkup. First let’s meet your hosts:

 

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Last Week’s Top Clicked Post

When Real Life Interrupts Your Calling

 

As a writer and blogger, I so identify with where Rebecca has found herself in her writing life. She shares a glimpse into her writing journey in this great blog post. She also reviews a resource that you might want to check out. I hope you will hop over and encourage a great member of our community today.  ~Mary~

My Favorite Post

The Search for Real Friendship

by J D Iana of Dotted Lines…

 

JD tackles a subject that probably hits home with many of us. It seems that for many it is hard to find true friendships. Here are some of the questions she asks:

“Is it a product of our age?  A teaching of the church?  Are we too busy to get out from under our own struggles so we can’t spend ourselves on others in times of sorrow or joy?”

She goes on using scripture and other examples to help us find ways to remedy this.
In our quest for friendship, she challenges us to not just show hospitality out of Christian duty, but also to be willing to open our hearts and really share our lives.  I’m sure you will be encouraged and inspired if you take time to visit her post.

 

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24 thoughts on “Affirmations to Help you Through #LMMLinkup

  1. Dear Gayl,
    I am so blessed by the thoughts that the Lord gave you. They are just what I needed to hear today also. This verse is so true of what I feel so often these days:

    “My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart,
    my portion forever.”

    He truly is our strength, but He wants us to be so encouraged in resting in HIS strength, doesn’t He? When I feel like a failure because I’ve missed things, He is right there bringing me His strength and portion. Those baby steps are gifts from Him! Thank you so much for sharing this today, my friend! Hugs, Blessings, and Prayers for you today! xoxo

    1. I’m so glad you were blessed, Bettie. Your post blessed me to and I will comment later today. 🙂 Yes, God truly is our strength helping us when we feel we have no strength. Hugs and blessings to you, too! Thanks so much for your prayers. Love you! xoxo

  2. I love your post-it note. Your words were what I needed to read right about now. Thank you for your encouragement. The small steps matter. I know it, but it is good to hear it over and over again. Saved it to Pinterest.

  3. I sometimes think it may be even a crawl before you get to that giant step, but even the caterpillar crawls before becoming a butterfly. I have a Pinterest board called Affirmations of Faith for anyone who’d like to visit, thanks, Gayl.

  4. Extremely paraphrased but “don’t despise small beginnings,”

    and

    “In [x amount of time], you’re going to be this much older. Will you have accomplished your goals or will you still be stuck?”

    1. Yes, Shelby, so good! Small beginnings mean that we actually began so that is good! Thanks so much for visiting and encouraging here. Blessings to you! xo

  5. I love to write out the Scripture that I am studying. It helps it sink in and makes it more meaningful to me. I love the verses you shared. It seems that God is giving me verse upon verse that I need right now. Thank you for being an encouragement.

    1. It really does help it to sink in more when we write out Scripture. I’m glad the verses I shared were encouraging to you, today. God has a way of providing encouragement right when we need it, doesn’t he? Blessings to you, Robin! Thanks for visiting.

  6. I love my time in the Word. Scripture are my main affirmations. I also like to scribe – write out scripture too. Currently I am writing out I Peter.

    1. Scripture has the best affirmations! Writing it out helps so much, doesn’t it? Thanks for visiting and for your encouragement, Amy. Blessings to you!

  7. Love these affirmations, Gayl! I am so glad that those small baby steps DO help us get closer to our goals! Thanks for linking with #BVN!

    1. Yes, we just need to remember when we feel we are behind or too slow, that baby steps do matter and mean we are moving forward. Blessings to you, Christin! Have a great weekend!

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