God has your back!

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“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7, Amplified Bible

One evening my daughter came to me and told me that she was being bullied at school. She felt hurt and afraid. As a mother, I wanted to go and talk to the girl myself, but I had to use wisdom and tell my daughter the right thing to do. So I told her to let the teacher know, let the school counselor know and I would write a letter to the school bus driver. I tried to encourage her, but she still was afraid. So I gave her a necklace to remind her that I’m with her and God is with her even when she feels afraid. As I was talking to her, Holy Spirit was talking to me, letting me know the same. We as grown women have bullies too. The spirit of a bully tries to intimidate us and make us feel afraid to do anything, be anything or have anything. I had to decide if I would do what I was challenging my daughter to do, and face my bullies.

Whether it’s bullies of the mind or bullies in your life, God wants you to know you can face them. You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. He is with you. He will vanquish your enemies and show you that He is on your side! He will show you that He has your back! Yes, whether you are a young woman or a seasoned woman, know that your bullies are no match for God. He will give you victory over them so you can go on and be all that God has destined you to be!

Now, talk to Him from your heart as a child coming to a Father who loves you deeply.