A very close friend of mine went through a very defining time in her life a few years ago. Having fallen and seriously injured her back, she was in constant pain and had to stop working. This led her into a depression, and she found it very difficult to deal with everything that was happening: all this pain in her body was really affecting her whole person. After going for months this way, she had a breakthrough… She decided to lift her gaze and focus on the One who could lead her out of that valley she was in; she decided to focus on Jesus!

My friend wrote down a beautiful piece that she would every day to lift her spirit. She’s allowed me to share it with you. I pray that by reading this you would find hope and peace in the midst of your trials. I have left everything exactly as she wrote it.


This is the day which the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it
~Psalms 118:24

I believe I can successfully handle all problems that will arise today. I feel good physically, mentally and emotionally. It is wonderful to be alive. I am grateful for all that I have had, all that I now have, and for all that I shall have. Things are not going to fall apart. God is here and He is with me and He will see me through.

I thank God for every good thing. The way to happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry, and live simply. Expect little and give much. Fill your life with Love, scatter sunshine, and forget self. Think of others and do as you would be done by. Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow. Expect the best not the worst and you will attain your heart desire.

You can overcome any obstacle. You can achieve the most tremendous things by Faith and Power. All things are possible to him that believeth. If you have faith, nothing shall be impossible unto you. According to your faith be it unto you. Believe that faith moves mountains and if God be for me, who can be against me. I expect the best and with God’s help I will attain the best. God and I plow right through all of our problems.

There is no difficulty I cannot overcome. How do I get through a trouble? Well, first I try to go around it and then I can’t go around it, I try to go over it and if I can’t go over it, I just plow right through it. The rough is only mental. It is rough because you think it is in your mind. You have decided that here is an obstacle which will cause you difficulty. The power to overcome this obstacle is in your mind. Believe that the almighty God has put in you the power to lift yourself out of the rough by keeping your eyes firmly fixed on the source of your power. Affirm to yourself that through this power you can do anything you have to do. Believe that God’s power is taking the tension out of you and that this power is flowing through you. Believe this and a sense of victory will come with God’s help.

I am now emptying my mind of all anxiety, all fear, and all sense of insecurities. I believe that my mind is empty of all these things I ask. I thank you Lord for freeing me from all these distractions. I am now filling my mind with faith, courage, peace, hope and all expectancy with calm assurance. God is now protecting my loved ones from all harm. God is now guiding me to right decisions. God will see me through any situation. Faith can always overcome fear. Faith is the one power which fear cannot stand. Day by day fill your mind with faith and there will be no room left for fears. Master faith and you will master fear.