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While reading the incredible account of Mary’s response to the news of her part in God’s plan of redemption in Luke 1:26-55, I was inspired to write these words of encouragement for a hurting friend today: “God approves of you! God sees you. Don’t be confused, disturbed or afraid. The Spirit and Power of God will cover you; outweigh the circumstances overwhelming you; and cause you to rise above. Future generations (including your children and your grandchildren) will call you blessed because you BELIEVED GOD. If you will BELIEVE GOD, you will sit on top of and prevail over the…

Hold on! Pull it together! Keep on, keepin’ on! Move on! Don’t look back! The danger in these catch phrases is that we use them to hold ourselves up in difficult and trying seasons in our lives, but many times we don’t take the time to heal. So many times we find ourselves in survival mode, and whichever mantra “fits” in the moment, we tenaciously grasp. My point is, we move too fast. Think too fast. Decide and act on things and solve problems in ways that are Just. Too. Fast. Who has convinced us that we have to fix…