Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Pray for MeWe participate in "Pray for Me... Pray for Others" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to add your prayer request. Join a community of friends who care about you, and hope you will care about them.



My prayer needs seem to feeble compared to the needs the Freeman family!

Lord we know you are in control and all sovereign.Often times our pain leaves us in a state of lacking in understanding and strength- so I pray that you grant this family an extra dose of you! Shine your face upon them I pray- In Jesus Name!!!


Praising the Lord…

for Stellan’s return home…

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I ♥ Faces

I am new to this I am hoping I am doing this correctly…

Kid Category:

It is raining terribly here- so I thought hmm wonder how this would turn out.. so here is my beautiful girl..IMG_1634


Laughter Lives Tuesday

Laughter Lives






This post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!" posts.


Ok I could not resist sharing this video of my 2 year olds first experience of pin the tail on the donkey. Of course- I am the one laughing hard- holding the camera. I am a wonderful photographer but a terrible videographer!!!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Being Fruitful in Knowledge

2 Peter 1: 8

For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that  you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What does it mean to be fruitful in knowledge?

Some would say to know the Word by memory, and be very smart in all things. Is that what this verse is speaking of?

Knowledge in this verse means-



e-pē'-gnō-sēs (Key)-

1) precise and correct knowledge

a) used in the NT of the knowledge of things ethical and divine.



We are to have knowledge of all things ethical and divine of Our Lord Jesus and yes that means knowing and reading the Word, but that also means knowing His voice from any other voice. Or knowing what the Lord would have you do any given circumstance.


How do you know when the Lord is leading you?

How do you recognize His voice?


Jhn 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me


Know in this verse is the Greek word-γινώσκω ginōskō

1) to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel

a) to become known

2) to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of

a) to understand

b) to know

3) Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man and a woman

4) to become acquainted with, to know


We know His voice through constant communion with Him.

Would you join me this week in asking for wisdom from our Lord in every situation, and discerning His voice above the rest?

At the end of week- I will share what the Lord has done for me this week, and of course I want to hear from all of you as well!!

May the peace of our Lord Jesus be with you dear Saints of Christ!!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Choosing Forgiveness-Chapter 2

As I tread through this book, it has become very clear that forgiving is a choice. The choice to forgive sometimes is not an easy one to make when

1. the person you are forgiving continues on committing offenses


2. you feel that the offense is too great to let go.

Allowing bitterness and unforgiveness to enter my heart puts the responsibility on my shoulders , and not the shoulders of the one who caused the offense.

“Our society has become so riddled with rancor and bitterness we almost consider it a normal response to life.”(from book)

Since when ,as believers, has it been normal for us to walk around with unforgiveness and bitterness in our hearts.

How do you know if you are bitter?

Here is a list of statements given in the book:

“ 1. I often replay in my mind the incident that hurt me.

2. When I think of a particular person or situation, I still feel angry.

3. I have a subtle, secret desire to see this person pay for what he or she did to me.

4. I try hard not to think about the person,event or circumstance that caused me so much pain.

5. Deep in my heart, I wouldn’t mind if something bad happened to the person(s) who hurt me.

6.I often find myself telling others how this person has hurt me.

7. A lot of my conversations revolve around this situation.

8. Whenever his or her name come up, I am more likely to say something negative than something positive about him or her.”

Does any of these statements describe you?- I found myself saying yes to a few of them. OUCH!!!

“These kinds of thoughts reveal pockets of resentment and unforgiveness in our hearts.”(from book)

Eph 4:31
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Eph 4:32
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

What is Bitterness?

What does it mean?

Bitterness comes from the Greek word - πικρία pikria-

Which means:

1) bitter gall

a) extreme wickedness

b) a bitter root, and so producing a bitter fruit

c) metaph. bitterness, bitter hatred


-so when bitterness takes root, it produces bitter fruit within us.

What is wrath?

What does it mean?

Wrath comes from the Greek word-θυμός thymos

Which means:

1) passion, angry, heat, anger forthwith boiling up and soon subsiding again

Wrath is a passionate and strong feeling that comes quickly and leaves you just as quickly.

What is Anger?

What does it mean?

Anger in Greek is: ὀργή orgē

It means:

1) anger, the natural disposition, temper, character

2) movement or agitation of the soul, impulse, desire, any violent emotion, but esp. anger

3) anger, wrath, indignation

4) anger exhibited in punishment, hence used for punishment itself

a) of punishments inflicted by magistrates


As you can see these things can easily corrupt the heart of a believer.

“Bitterness in our hearts will inevitably find its way into our speech and our tone of voice.

Just think:

  • Bitterness grieves the Spirit of God.
  • Such a spirit makes us hard and cold and difficult to live with.
  • It turns us into people who are negative and critical.
  • It makes us resistant to God’s plan and His love for us.
  • Eventually it destroys us, the way acid eats through the container which it’s held.”

Read Matthew 18:23-34

Here Jesus shares a parable of king, and two servants. The king brought Servant 1 before him because of the debt he owed, and granted him mercy by forgiving him of his debt. Servant 1 then ran into Servant 2, whom owed him. Servant 1 – whom the king pardoned, did not show Servant 2 the same grace that was bestowed upon him. When the king found out, he turned Servant 1 over to tormentors.

“Everytime I refuse to forgive, anytime I hold a grudge, I am like the man who grabbed his debtor by the throat, demanding, ‘Pay me back.’”(from book)

What is the price for our disobedience to the Word?

Do we get turned over to our tormentors?

Saints of Christ- examine your heart- find the root of your bitterness- and lets cast that root where it belongs!

Bible Cover

A dear blogger follower wanted to know about my bible purse-

so I wanted to share I made it from a pattern- Simplicity

Pattern #2658

But I also wanted to share with this sister that I did make a bible cover for my bible and posted here- This is the direction I used.

Good luck- if unsure please ask. If you do not sew- I would love to make you one.



Friday, April 24, 2009

What do you do…


What do you do when you feel like screaming- STOP don’t you see the pain you are causing in your words and ungodliness?

What do you do when you want to JUST RUN AS FAST and as far from the evil as you can?


Jesus stated that persecution will come on his account,

Jhn 15:20
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

Mar 13:13
And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

As you walk with the Lord, living His Word in your life  persecution is something we all must face. Christ loved others above himself- praying for those who persecuted him, and blessing them, and beseeching the Lord to forgive them.

Luk 23:34
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Rom 12:14
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Through his great sacrifice-His death He showed us how to love others. Loving others, praying and blessing  those who persecute you were commandments given to the children of the Lord.

Mat 5:44
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;



Mat 5:45
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

We are the children of our Heavenly Father.Are we not to emulate the attributes of our Lord?

How ?

how do you love the ones that persecute you?

How do you pray for them that spitefully use you?

How do you Love your enemies?

Mat 5:46
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Mat 5:47
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so?

It is so easy to love ones who love us back- but what about the one who is causing evil in your life, what about the “thorn in your flesh” or the one you just want to run from.

How do you- the way Christ did- on our knees in prayer, making a decision each day to love and bless in any circumstance!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


This post is part of "Hi/Lo Thursday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to read everyone else's "Hi/Lo" posts and get your link on their site.





Finding out from Ray Ann that I was going to be a writer/contributor on Daughters of The Word.


Hearing about Kayleigh Freeman….

as well as knowing in my heart that the longer we stay “here” in this place, this house, we are under attack spiritually for our diligence and love for Christ and the Word.

Now Behold the Lamb…

This song has been on my heart all day! A reminder that Jesus is a precious Lamb that was willing to come down for me!!

I was that person whom “that went left when He told me to go right” .

He was born into sin so that I may live again!

He is a precious Lamb!!!



My new bible bag…


My new bible purse…

What do you think?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Please Pray…

Pray for MeWe participate in "Pray for Me... Pray for Others" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to add your prayer request. Join a community of friends who care about you, and hope you will care about them.

My needs seem so futile- in comparison of this great need so I will not be posting about me!!

As I type this my heart is breaking for the Freeman family! Kayleigh went into surgery last week, seemed to come out to move forward, but as time past complications have developed. This sweet baby- needs you prayer Warriors!


Go to the blog for more information…


Lord Heavenly Father

We know you are in control of all things. We also know that you still perform miracles. We ask that you heal Kayleigh. What an angel she is to so many! Speak through her little life Lord. Show us your face through hers!

Thank you Lord for this blessing!

In Jesus Name I pray- AMEN

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do “these” things abound in you?

On Sunday our pastor spoke on 2 Peter 1-

He spoke of the promises that we have in Christ- the divine power that God has given to us through Christ Jesus, which gives us everything we need to live a godly life.


2 Peter 1:1-3


What “power” do you think Peter is speaking of ?


Through this power given to us by the knowledge of our Lord Jesus, we are bestowed great promises, which will enable us to live a diligent life for Him. A life in which we escape the corruption of our own fleshly desires and the corruptions of this world. However, we  must first add to our faith “these” things.


2 Peter 1:5-7

What are the “these” things?



When these things dwell in us, then our lives are full of  “fruit”.

What happens when they don’t dwell in us?

Read :

2 Peter 1:8-9


A person becomes blind, short sighted, forgetting Christ purged him/her from his/her old sins.

As we examine our lives today- can we see “these” things within us?

Do we have:







brotherly kindness?

charity or love?


Or have we gone blind? 


Dear Ones- examining yourselves  is a  difficult task. Admitting that we miss one or all of these attributes in our lives brings realization to the fact that we are missing the power Christ bestowed upon us.

Heavenly Father- the Scriptures promise us power through Christ. Power to live the life stated in the Word. Power to love others as Christ loved us. Power to live with diligence,virtue, kindness, and godliness. Jesus, we need you within us to bring glory to Your kingdom. Guide us through Your Word, giving us wisdom and strength to face each day. 

We love you- Amen


Thank you for allowing me to walk you through the Word of our Lord Jesus Christ!


Monday, April 20, 2009

It is official…


My first bible Study post is up on

It is incredible to me to see my words, and my name.. Go Check it out! Enjoy the study!

Do not forget to let us know you were there!

Blessings from Our Lord Jesus


Sunday, April 19, 2009

My introduction at…

Daughters of the Word

I am so honored, and excited to be participating as a writer to this blog. My heart is trembling with anticipation and fear. USE ME OH GOD- are the words I keep echoing in my heart. GIVE ME YOUR WORDS, oh GOD to share with the women of this blog so they may learn, and grow to be your servants to further the Kingdom of Christ.

I am your humble servant and honored to serve each of you in Christ!


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Trust in the Lord


In a time where hope seems to be diminishing with the pains and struggles of life, Psalm 31 reminds us that we SHOULD trust the Lord with all things. He will give us strength and lead us if we will commit ourselves to Him.

Psalm 31

“1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

2Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defense to save me.

3For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

4Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

5Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.”

The Lord can walk us through whatever it is we are struggling with if we only ask. As He leads us in His truth and ways, He will give us strength for His glory. He will pull us out of the “net” of our circumstances .

As we seek to find HOPE again let us commit our trust in the Lord and find our Hope only in Him.

Psalm 31:24

“Be of good courage , and He shall strengthen your heart, all you that  HOPE in the Lord.”

Let this be your prayer today!


A stolen heart without a meeting….


I wanted to share with you how my heart has been stolen by some very precious and strong little ones. Meet Stellan- the Knight of the Mckmama family. Stellan has a heart condition  and is in need of many prayers from the Warriors and Saints of Christ but he is a fighter, a Knight per say.  In the last few weeks, I have read, and prayed for this little one with my Warriors for Christ(my children),so pray for him- go to Mckmama blog to read more about him- you will be awed at the amazing strength this little one has!





Next is Kayleigh-

She is truly a Warrior- and will grow to be Mighty testimony for our Lord Jesus- Her strength, and perseverance surpasses- anyone I have ever known.  She continues in her fight to prove to everyone that GREAT and Mighty things can come in small and delicate packages!

To these two precious, strong and thriving lives for Jesus, who have stolen my heart from across the land :please know- I cry for you but most of all I pray for you! One day precious one- you will stand and proclaim to all  the great things of the LORD.

Be strong dear parents, you are not alone- the presents of the Holy Spirit, and the Body of Christ is with you always!

Psalm 31: 24

Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the Lord!

Thank you Both(Kayleigh and Stellan) for showing me true strength!

Your friend, and sister in Christ


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thoughtful(Thankful) Thursday


Thoughtful Thankful Thursday-

This is so easy for me- I am so thankful for so many things, my children, a home, my salvation, but what am I most thankful for… Well, I will try to describe this most incredible person in my life.  My husband Samuel- How to share with each of you- how truly incredible, loving, kind, strong, and Godly this man TRULY is!!!  And these are not just kind words- these are truths that are lived out in his life daily.(which can be frustrating for my imperfect, failing self)

My husband- Samuel- is a model to each of us(his family) of a sacrificial walk and the sacrificial love which Christ had for us. His life, his motives, his heart is to always displaying the love,grace and Mercy of Christ through all he says and all he does. He is the most unselfish person I have ever known. Each day with him, loving him, knowing him, watching him and his dedication to our Lord, has been the greatest joy in my life. He has shown me, challenged me, and encouraged me to be everything God wants me to be as a mother, a wife, and friend.

I am most thankful- that God knew that I needed Samuel to show me how to laugh, to guide me to Christ, and to show me how to truly love someone!

Thank you Lord for MY BELOVED- Samuel. Bless him in all he touches!- Jesus Name-AMEN


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Laughter Lives Tuesday

Laughter Lives

This post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!"

Ok a picture is really worth a thousand words, but my beloved stated he did not think that it would be “appropriate” to place it on here so I will try to explain this story to the best of my abilities.

There seems to be a common phrase in our home, “ you never know what to expect” that is lived out, especially in a house full of boys. I have 4 young men, and one little(2 year old) man, so trust me when I say that I truly do not understand the male species at all.

My second to the youngest is 12 years old and truly does have a fun loving heart. We also have a two year old- who is not potty trained, so that means diapers and pull-ups. My 12 year old, spotted a pull up sitting on the chair in the living room. Each of us where so engrossed in our individual tasks. I was grading, and his siblings doing some school, so he snuck off to his room with a pull up. He (12 year old)stripped his clothing,pulled on the pull-up and came barreling through the living room laughing all the way to model that he actually fit in the pull up(barely). Of course- that made everyone roar with laughter, except mother( who by the way tried very hard not to smile and laugh) who looked at him very disapprovingly.(what are mothers for-to ruin the fun)

After a few minutes of laughter I demanded that he put his clothes back on. A few more minutes past and that wonderful mocking two year old decides to come running out (fully clothed) with the same pull-up his big brother had on, loosely wrapped around himself, laughing and running around the living room in the same manner of his older brother, which brought even more laughter.


So you see- You never know what to expect in the Sellers Home…..

Monday, April 13, 2009

Choosing Forgiveness…


Two or three weeks ago I started a book called “Choosing Forgiveness” by Nancy Leigh Demoss

Each time I complete a chapter I will share my revelations.

I started this book for the fact that I know, like many believers, I am walking around with un-forgiveness in my heart. No matter how major or minor that un-forgiveness is, I still know it is there waiting for the next situation to come to rear its ugly head.

As I seek Christ in every aspect of my life, with this desire to walk beside him, I know that the un-forgiveness was something I would have to deal with.

Scriptures state we are to forgive.

Matthew 6-14-15

“For if ye forgive  men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. “

Matthew 18:35

“So Likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you if ye from your HEARTs forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses. “

I know exactly what is said in scripture, but I do not know how to make it come alive in my heart or life. “No where in scripture, will we come across a magic word or  secret formula” (from the book) to forgiveness.

“Forgiveness is not a method to be learned as much as truth to be lived”(from book)

Forgiveness is a choice. Until that choice is made,  forgiveness never sets completely into your heart.  You never  realize that you have not forgiven until something happens or a similar situation occurs, not only do you deal with the situation at hand but all of sudden you also remember the previous situation or the previous.I wonder though, if we get “stuck” in these situations because we missed the object lesson from the Lord the first time, so we had retake the test.

The Lord wants us(all believers) to react in goodness,gentleness, longsuffering…. (Galatians 5:22-23) in EVERY situation. What happens if you do not react that way? Do you think that same kind of situations comes around again?  I believe it does. He is the potter and we are the clay. He is constantly molding us into the image of His Son.

“ The outcome of our lives is not determined by what happens to us but by how we respond to what happens to us” (from the book)

“ Alot of what happens to us in our lives is out of our control, the only hope we have is knowing that we do have a choice in how we respond to those situations in our lives.”(from book)

If we believe what scripture says, His grace is sufficient for all our needs(2 Col 12:9), then we need to realize that within ourselves we have the power to respond as Galatians 5:22 states, if not then we poison ourselves, or place ourselves within a prison of un-forgiveness, or even worse we are  disobeying the Word of God.

Help us Lord to love our brothers and sisters as Christ did. Show us Heavenly Father and give us strength as we face each day and each situation with Your Holy Spirit. Help us to learn, and continue to mold us into the image of your Son.  AMEN!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Blogger Friend School #128- Does She or Doesn’t She (Clairol Shampoo)


Assignment: Tell the world about your favorite woman in the Bible. Who is she? How did the world judge her? How does God see her? How did God use her? How has this woman affected your life? How does she inspire you to walk out your relationship with God?

Esther is my favorite Bible woman.

How did the world judge her?

She obtained favour in their sight of all who looked upon her.

How does God see her?

He blessed her with favour among men and knew he would use her to protect his people.

How did God use her?

He used her to be brave, and bold in a time when bravery would bring death. He used her to fight for the life of  his people even with the fear of death.

How has this woman affected your life?

Esther- showed in adversity strength. She feared for the lives of her people, and with humility, prayer and fasting she approached the king with gentleness and love. She did not speak harshly or aggressively, instead she prepared her heart, prayed for his heart, and the Lord gave her the way and words to share with the King the deception that was before him, and the fate of her and her people.

At times of adversity and uncertainty-Esther gives me an example on how to be kind, gentle and strong.

How does she inspire you to  walk out  your relationship with God?

Esther turned to the Lord first for direction and answers. She prayed and fasted for 3 days, asking her brethren to fast with her. Nor did she have regard for her own life. Through her example in the Word, I am reminded that I am to seek first the Lord’s will by being on my knees, and in some situations fasting for him to direct me.

Thoughtful Thursday


This week has been a week of service for the Sellers home. On Tuesday I just out of  the blue called a sister in Christ that I am still getting to know. I had not talked to her in a few weeks, so I wanted to see how the family was doing. She was talking and shared that they were in the middle of this very BIG and Difficult project ,for them in a house full of all girls oldest being 14 years old. It was around 4pm in the evening  at the time. During our conversation it dawned on her- I have all strapping boys(4 of them ranging from 18 years old to 12 years old- plenty of muscles to go around)  she asked what we were doing this evening and if it was possible for us to come and help. We ,instead of just the boys, came in as an Army  knocked out their project in 3-4 hours.

The following morning we woke early to go help a recent widower- who had tons of yard work that needed to be done because of Hurricane Ike. While my men were out working in the yard- Maria and I were busy in the house scrubbing floors, cabinets, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, etc! 

By the blessings of God- we have tried to live- the LOVE for our Brethren in our life this Week!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Laughter Lives Tuesday


Laughter Lives

This post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!" posts.


Laughter is something that reigns in our home PRAISE the Lord and having a two year old around that loves to entertain certainly helps in the laughter.

Of course I mentioned the two year old for a reason. At Two they are mocking birds in word and deeds. Here is ours, mimicking his Big Bubba shaving. Bubba uses an old fashion lathering brush with shaving soap- so the Cutest Baby decided to prepare himself for a shave- Just like Big Bubba!

Monday, April 6, 2009

What is a gentle and quiet spirit?

My dear sweet blog friend at Homespun heart brought up this topic today and I decided to form my answer on here:


What is a gentle and quiet spirit?

Often times when I think on these things and imagine a gentle and quiet spirit- I think of a very quiet, mild mannered, kind person. Her voice is like a song, her words are like a hug, and her actions are always graceful. (ugh- trust me I did not just describe myself!)

How do we obtain a gentle and quiet spirit?

I have met many ladies who acted just like I described above and my spirit longs for what they have uncertain specifically how to be obtain it. Is it taught? Do you ask the Lord for it and he gives it to you?

Not to long ago I posted about myself, describing what it was like growing up in my home being Puerto Rican.  In researching about having a gentle and quiet spirit I understand that the family of God transcends any cultural up bringing, or differences.

The bible talks 1 Peter 3: 3-5

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden “man” of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ORNAMENT of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also who trusted in God, ADORNED themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands.

This is the only scripture reference referring to the women adorning themselves with a meek and humble spirit.

The word Adorn in Greek is Kosmeo which means to put in order, decorate.  A meek and quiet spirit is not taught, but it is to be modeled by the older woman so that those who are young can see how to adorn themselves in a meek and quiet spirit.

So the next question is what is a Meek and quiet spirit?

Some would say I can’t just NOT TALK or be expected to be silent for the rest of my life.

This is not what it means,

Meek- is the Greek word Praus-which means  gentle,a positive more quality of dealing with people in a kind manner, with humility and consideration.

Quiet- is the Greek word hesychia – which means peaceable.

A meek  and quiet spirit is one who deals with people in a positive and kind manner in humility and a peaceable way having consideration not for themselves in every situation but Glorifying God in all that they do and say!

Adorn yourself in God’s Word- and put on a meek and quiet spirit!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


How do you fight the fight with nothing left?

2 Timothy 4:7
(7)  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Each day we wake we do not know the trials that we will have to face.

How do you fight the fight when you have nothing left?

When despair seems to set in and over take your soul in a situation, how do you lift your eyes towards the heavens and know where your hope comes from?

How do you have “peace like a river” or state “it is well with my soul”?

In 2 Timothy he states “ I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”

Often times that fight seems unbearable and despair sets in all the way down to our soul:

2Co 4:7  But we have this treasure  in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.2Co 4:8  We are troubled on every side,yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
2Co 4:9  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Through life we must fight a good fight, but we can not fight that fight alone. It is only through the Word of our Lord we can even put on our armor.

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord,and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God,that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Hope comes from only Our Lord,

Psa 38:15  For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

The Lord then in turns preserves his saints of their faithfulness and courage with strength and hope!

Psa 31:23  O love the LORD, all   ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and rewardeth the proud doer.
Psa 31:24  Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Saints put your hope, your strength, and despair at the feet of Jesus- and he will strengthen you through His Spirit and His Word. 


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