“Stronger” by Mandisa

“When the waves are taking you under, hold on just a little bit longer. He knows this is going to make you stronger. The pain ain’t gonna last forever, and things can only get better. Believe me, this is gonna make you stronger.”

It’s hard to hold on when you feel like you’re about to go under in some area of your life. This song is an encouragement to hold on because God is at work to make you stronger as you withstand the trial. The song guides us to remember that God will complete the work he has started in our lives.

Philippians 1:6 “…being confident of this, that he who began a good work will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Questions: Have you ever been caught in a strong tide at the ocean? Was it scary? Did you feel like you were being pulled under? Did you need the help of a lifeguard? Have you experienced God as your ultimate life-guard during a ‘storm’ in your life?

Prayer Power: Lord, when I feel like I’m drowning, battered by the waves of a storm, remind me that you’re with me. Help me to look to you to guard my life and hold tightly to you.

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Jeannie Blocher is the President Emeritus and Director of Spiritual Impact of Body & Soul Fitness. She and her husband Roy founded Body & Soul in 1981, and now Jeannie serves in a volunteer capacity. She is an author and speaker, who treasures first her role as wife, mother of three and grandmother of eight. She wrote the First Place 4 Health Bible Study “Make Every Day Your Best Day” and the book “Encouragement for the Body & the Soul.” She enjoys speaking on behalf of Body & Soul, sharing the message of faith & fitness.

Contact Jeannie at jeannie@bodyandsoul.org.

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