Today I am excited to welcome Norma Gail as she shares some encouraging words for us all.
Your castles and strongholds shall have bars of iron and bronze, and as your day, so shall your strength, your rest and security, be. Deuteronomy 33:26 AMPC
To live in dangerous days requires three very important things, strength, rest, and security. In the time of COVID-19, financial uncertainty, and social unrest, we need a source of help and safety. God provides all that we need.
The unique circumstances of our day lead to doubt and fear. Likewise, uncertainty stalks the characters in my latest novel, Within Golden Bands. Fiction should ring true to life. And life isn’t easy. The main characters grieve a tremendous loss and face an enemy who threatens their lives. This scripture forms the theme of the story and should become the theme of our lives.
“If we fail to accept what God sends with trusting hearts, we refuse His greatest blessings.” My husband was laid off from his job in early March. However, we know God has a purpose and plan.
We who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “know God will provide everything you need but not one moment too soon.”
“God is big enough to handle your questions, your anger, and your hurt, but you must put the question of why out of your minds… Why leads to depression and hopelessness.” I can testify to this truth as God heals me from a great loss. “We can’t change the circumstances, but we know the one who can.”
“We’re going to be fine because God never leaves us alone, even when life seems the darkest.”
Seek God through His word and prayer to receive strength. Rest in Him by faith. Whatever your day requires, He holds you in the palm of His hand. You are secure.
© Norma Gail Holtman, May 29, 2020
(Quotes taken from Within Golden Bands by Norma Gail)
About the author
Norma Gail writes Fiction to Refresh Your Spirit, exploring the theme of women whose faith triumphs over trials. Her debut novel, Land of My Dreams, won the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award. Within Golden Bands released in May 2020. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals have appeared in several publications. She lives in New Mexico with her husband of 44 years.
Land of My Dreams – https://www.amazon.com/Land-My-Dreams-Norma-Gail-ebook/dp/B01ENKEL02/
Within Golden Bands – https://www.amazon.com/Within-Golden-Bands-Gail-Norma/dp/1941103715/