You are defined by God. We say that but do we know it in our heart? Do we believe it when people speak negative things over us?

When you are navigating the deep and turbulent waters of life, it is easy to feel abandoned by God.

However, nothing could be further from the truth.  He is holding us in the storm. When others say all is lost, He is keeping us from falling apart. 

Internally we may be a mess. However,when we choose to cling to Him He will give us peace that defies understanding.  Comfort and contentment in chaos. 

Those in your circle are not always cheering for you. That is a hard truth to acknowledge. Their words get in your head and begin to inform your faith if you let them!

So no matter what “those people” say or do, it all comes down to who are you going to believe…them or the one who created all of this? Be defined by God, not by people.

People may hate but they don’t resonate
Spewing lies, sealing their fate
Night hangs heavy, but dusk turns to dawn
Strength from God to carry on
What is meant for evil will be turned for good
No need for my worry, no reason I should
Time wasted, tears cried, moments never regained
Beauty from ashes, the promise from He reigns
Keeping my eye on it, face upturned
Blessings pour down, this lesson I’ve learned.

Ammie Black