Welcome back B90 readers! Here we are ready to tackle days 50-56. We will be spending the week in Isaiah and the first half of Jeremiah.
It's such an unbelievable feeling to look back and see how far we've come and realize that we are over half the way through.
I've heard from many of you this week and you are just REALLY struggling right now. Satan has been on your backs so hard throwing distractions from every direction. You've found it so hard to stay caught up and discouragement is growing. I think we all feel it at some point along the way. You are not alone.
I can remember almost every time that I've participated in this journey that there has been a point that I've wanted to quit JUST because I felt like it was causing more trouble than good. I'm just being honest and transparent. There has always been a point that I felt that as I was growing in God's word, Satan attacked so hard that I wanted to quit. I figured it would just make things easier on me.
Let me just say: It IS A LIE! Satan is just wanting to defeat. Troubles DO come and times are hard. Distractions are overwhelming.
Please don't give up. You will come through the battles you are facing and the confidence you will have is indescribable. Even though I've completed several times before, the last few weeks have also been hard for me as well. It just seems to happen along the mid-way point for many of us. My husband has never successfully completed this task and many times didn't make it past the first couple of weeks. THIS time he is going to make it. He has stayed caught up the entire time. Well, until THIS week. He too his hit that wall with powerful distractions. Yet, with resolve, this morning he looked over at me on the way to church and said "I am going to catch up. I am going to do this." I believe him.
I believe in you as well. If you've thought of quitting or even if you have "quit"----jump back in. Jump back in right where are you. Forget what days the "calendar" says you should be on, and just start where you are. Take just ONE day at a time!
Satan seems to take so many things from us. I know I've let him win over and over and I've listened to WAY too many lies of his. Right now, join me in telling him to back off. Let the Victory belong to Christ. Let Him wrap His arms around you and support you through trying again AND winning!
Praying for each of you. Praying that He gives us all a renewed purpose and drive. Even if you aren't struggling with keeping up, I know that there are areas in your life that you feel defeated right now. STAND strong!!! Don't give up hope!!!
Monday Isaiah 14:1-Isaiah 28:29
Tuesday Isaiah 29:1-Isaiah 41:18
Wednesday Isaiah 41:19-Isaiah 52:12
Thursday Isaiah 52:13-Isaiah 66:18
Friday Isaiah 66:19-Jeremiah 10:13
Saturday Jeremiah 10:14-Jeremiah 23:8
Sunday Jeremiah 23:9-Jeremiah 33:22