You Are Equipped…

Posted on Dec 9 2012 - 9:07pm by momcafe

 

Dear friend…

 

I see your fear.  I know your pain.

I have lived in that place.

Overwhelmed.

Questioning…

How will I make it through?

You are tired. So tired.

Weary from it all.

Nothing left.

Empty.

 

You look at your burdens and cry.  You are left with the aches of your soul.  Another fight to conquer.  Another hill to climb.

 

How?

 

Do you know you are equipped?  He places strength in every turn.

He opens hearts.  And heals wounds.  He ministers discernment.

And reveals His power, when you are without.

 

He lights your courage

He prepares your way

He carries you through

Each trying day.

 

He walks beside

Your faltering gait

Please know dear friend…

He holds your fate.

 

His plan is placed.

He trusts your heart.

He knows your faith.

He will not part…

 

Hold on.

 

You may not know

You may not see

You may not feel

Him there with thee.

 

Oh trust my friend!

He stands for you.

He shines His light

In darkness too.

 

He’s there beside

Your struggling ways

His hand is on

All your days.

 

Breath in fresh hope

You will succeed

He has equipped

Your every need.

 

 

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  1. Marcia December 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love! What strong words to hold onto in “those times”! You are such a wordsmith! Love to read those encouraging, faith-filled words!

    • momcafe December 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      That is exactly what I intended in these words! Thank you for your confirmation, affirmation and total support… I know there are many who suffer more during this season for various reasons. I know that some wake to feel these feelings every day. My heart breaks for them. I pray this encourages them.

  2. michelle @ this little light December 9, 2012 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    We have all that we need within, don’t we? It’s remembering that sometimes that’s the hard part.
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    • momcafe December 9, 2012 at 11:02 pm - Reply

      Oh yes, remembering and trusting. Even when we don’t feel it or believe it. Trusting that He will provide all we need to survive, whatever dark path we have entered.

  3. Philip Verghese 'Ariel December 10, 2012 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Hi Good to be here after a bit gap.
    A timely piece to ponder over.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful thoughts
    Keep posting
    Keep inform
    Best Regards
    Phil
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    • momcafe December 10, 2012 at 2:30 am - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by to read Philip! I appreciate your time and your words. :)

  4. AnnMarie December 10, 2012 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Ahhh…such comfort to read these words. I have felt your prayers, I have read your words and they bring peace and strength. So much relief to know that I am not alone and that He is right beside me helping me through. It was a rough week but I have come out stronger than I went in. Thanks to friends like you. Thanks to posts like this.
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    • momcafe December 10, 2012 at 2:42 am - Reply

      Oh AnnMarie, I was so hoping you would get a minute to read this post! Of course I had you in mind while writing it… I am so glad you feel my prayers and you can take in these words and both give you some peace. You are equipped my dear friend! So glad you came out “stronger”. You always will…

  5. Candice December 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    What wonderful encouragement to cling to for those who are in pain this holiday season….it doesn’t get any more reassuring than that!!!

    • momcafe December 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm - Reply

      Isn’t it always good to be reminded of this? Even in our strongest days… For those in their weakest moments, I pray they see this message and it truly ministers to their hearts.

  6. Michell December 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Hi Chris! Such beautiful words my friend! Thanks for sharing and the reminder. Have a blessed day! ;-)
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    • momcafe December 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Michell! I know many suffer around this time. If you know of any that do, please pass this on if you think it would help!

  7. thedoseofreality December 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    So beautiful. Inspiring words on this day. Thank you! :)-Ashley
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    • momcafe December 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Thank you Ashley. I know some people need to know these truths. Suffering is an awful “reality” for some…

  8. another jennifer December 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. As per usual, Chris!
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    • momcafe December 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Aw…thanks so much Jennifer. :) A great compliment coming from you!

  9. JDaniel4's Mom December 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    What amazing words of encouragement! I totally agree with them.
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    • momcafe December 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much… I had a feeling you would agree! I am hoping they are encouraging for those that need it most. Thanks for reading my friend!! :)

  10. Sue Theimer December 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Oh Chrissy! So beautifully written. . .such heartfelt faith!!! You are amazing. . .finding words to express your faith, passing it on to others. Very lovely!!!!

    • momcafe December 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      Oh thank you SO much!!! I know you might know people who are struggling…please share if you feel it would encourage them! You know I got this gift from you… :)

  11. OneMommy December 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Beautiful words of encouragement!
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    • momcafe December 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much. :) If you know anyone who might need this encouragement, please share! I am hoping to reach out to those who are struggling.

  12. Jill of PJgamers December 12, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    I like it!
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    • momcafe December 14, 2012 at 4:16 am - Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by Jill!! :)

  13. Alexa December 14, 2012 at 4:13 am - Reply

    I really needed this. Interestingly, you posted this on my birthday. It was a rough birthday for me because it was the eve of my twin girls first birthdays. But two days later, one of them died. And that one year anniversary was yesterday. And I appreciate you stopping by my blog and encouraging me, and I’m so glad I came back and read these words. I do believe in the power of prayer, and I can feel myself being lifted up. Thank you for reminding me WHO is always taking care of me.
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    • momcafe December 14, 2012 at 4:26 am - Reply

      OH I am so sorry you had such a rough birthday. I can’t believe how close it is to your twins’ birthday and your tragic loss as well. Interestingly, I felt compelled to write and post this as I had such a burden to express this message. I am so glad it encouraged you Alexa. May it give you some peace to know WHO is taking care of you and your angel…

  14. Mothering From Scratch December 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    {Melinda} So beautiful, Chris. I need this today. Thank you, friend. :)
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    • momcafe December 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you Melinda! I am SO glad you were encouraged by my words… well His words actually. You ARE equipped!! Praying you feel His presence.

  15. The Lovely One December 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Very beautiful. We have to put our faith and trust in Him during these trials.

    • momcafe December 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much. Yes… trusting that He will provide our every need is the only thing that gets me through difficult days. My prayer is that those suffering such a loss today are reminded of this Truth as well.

  16. misssrobin December 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. Remembering to lean on Him is tough for me, but it makes all the difference. Thanks for the reminder so beautifully said.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
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    • momcafe December 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you Robin! Yes, remembering to trust Him and depend on Him when we can’t depend on the situation…is so very hard at times. Praying this reminder encourages you! We all need to be reminded…

  17. Janet December 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful and true description of the provision and love we have in our Father, especially when we are emotionally and spiritually “fatigued”. It’s the hope that God fills us with, as we trust Him, that brings any joy and peace to our souls. This comes from Romans 15:13 and has been one of many “life lines” I cling to during times of pain and suffering. Thanks for your wise and inspirational words!

    • momcafe December 17, 2012 at 2:23 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you shared Romans 15:13 Janet. May His word continue to fill your heart, mind and soul with love and strength and encouragement. And may His spirit continue to illuminate your path and guide your days. I love you so much, dear friend. Your faith is a true inspiration.

  18. Michelle December 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful, inspiring and well-timed words. Thank you for sharing this with us all! You have truly been a blessing to me today.
    Visiting from SITS and so glad I did.
    Have a fantastic week!
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    • momcafe December 17, 2012 at 2:16 am - Reply

      Oh thank you so much Michelle! Your words are an encouragement to ME! :) I appreciate you stopping by and reading. So grateful.

  19. Holly December 17, 2012 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Such a sad week. Encouragement is always appreciated.

    • momcafe December 17, 2012 at 2:13 am - Reply

      Yes Holly, I agree. With heavy hearts we cling to our children, and imagine the worst… just terrifying and horrifying to even try to understand what they are going through. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading. So grateful.

  20. Eli@coachdaddy December 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    This gives us that quiet confidence in the face of adversity, doesn’t it? Faith. We so think alike. I love this stuff.
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    • momcafe December 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Oh Eli, thanks so much! I’m so glad we think alike!! Yes…Faith. Sometimes that’s all we have to cling to. And I thank GOD for that. :)

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