I will not be tormented.
The things of this world and the evil ways of those around me will have no effect on my life. Their ways of empty living are shallow, broken, and sinful. While their lives seem filled with glamour and fun, I am the one filled with the richest fulfillment. I am made wealthy by His kindness and love. His healing hand restores my life. It is He who grants me the perfect gifts of eternal life, abounding love, a gentle spirit, and a humble heart. I am cleansed of my failures, freed of my flaws, and restored with an unmatched strength. I will not be afraid. The Lord’s presence is constant; He will never leave me. I am filled with the Holy Spirit, as I am gifted the courage to move forward even when I’m frightened and alone. Today in particular, I was tossed one unfortunate happening after another, resulting in my now frazzled mind, bruised feelings, tired heart, and worn-out spirit. Today my life ripped at the seams. On my own, I would have crumbled long ago. He knows this however, and I know that I’m curled up safely in the palm of His hand at this very moment. He will never let me fall. I am completely enveloped in support, and drenched in His perfect love. My Savior will never give me more than I can handle. He is holding my hand—holding me—and leading me forward.
I will not be defeated.
I have the most precious, holy love on my side. I am strengthened, recharged, restored, and loved. What more could I need? I will rise from the brokenness of this day, seizing the opportunity to reflect His love through my life. Today I will shower others with love and prayer, reflecting His flawless love for us all. Today I will seek comfort in Him, instead of frantically searching for things of this world to grant me peace. Today I will cherish those sweet little blessings that I call friends. Today I will cultivate joy, for I have been given a beautiful, precious life with remarkable opportunities. I am loved unconditionally and eternally—an amazingly impossible concept to wrap my mind around. His grace quiets my heart and mind in times of stress, dissolving the problems of this world. I am left with Him—purely and completely, He is all I have and He is all I need. I am simply a silhouette of myself, but I am filled with compassion, joy, hope, faith, humility, and confidence. My heart overflows with the Holy Spirit’s goodness. It is because of Him that I refuse to sink.