Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes it's difficult to see how we are going to make it. We all face struggles, challenges, and even roadblocks in our lives. And when it seems like we have no strength to carry on, we must remember that we do not need OUR power to do so. Oh no! It is our God above who will take our hand and breathe the strength we need into our failing selves, and who will give us the courage to conquer more than we could ever imagine.
This small devotional shares poignant stories from the author's life to show us that even in our most desperate situations God is always ready to help. Whether it is being thrown into the midst of racial hatred or coming into a position that could end in suicide, the author pours her soul out to God and asks Him to give her the power and wisdom to face the darkness. We can receive this very same power from our loving God. All we must do is let Him. He wants to give us HIS power ... to face today's crisis ... to love with all our heart ... to trust again ... to let go of anger ... to be at peace.
Take a moment today to read and reflect on the events shared in this devotional and ask God to give you the beautiful gift of His power for today.
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Shirley Ann McGarrell, Ph.D., has served as a teacher, professor, and administrator at the University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad, West Indies, for over twenty-five years. She has written several articles for church-related and professional journals on many subjects and has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars locally and internationally. She is the author of several books, including Mouthfuls of Joy for Today, Rivulets of Patience for Today, Capsules of Time for Today (all daily devotional books); Debate on the Teaching of Literature: A Caribbean Viewpoint; Awesome God—Little Miss Dolly; Living with a Man Named Roy: A Legacy of Love; and A Handbook for Caribbean Shepherdesses.
Dr. McGarrell enjoys teaching, learning, and administrating, but she especially enjoys encouraging and empowering others along the journey of life. She hopes that this small book will help readers to realize and embrace their God-given power to conquer their seeming personal weaknesses and find strength and power in God.