Getting Up Again

“Failure can be hurtful but it can also be beneficial
because failure produces wisdom when we ask for it
and maturity when we learn from it.”

In my Proverbs 31 Ministries devotion today, I shared this truth and how God’s used it to teach me how to “get up again” when failure threatened to keep me down. I also shared about a fun give-away I have today but before we get to those details, I want to invite those of you who are new to my blog to sign up for my FREE “7-Day Doubt Diet” devotions in my sidebar.

These devotions are for friends like you! They include a week’s worth of encouragement and practical ways to lose the weight of self-doubt. And they’ll also give you a peek inside my book before it releases because they include some of my favorite parts of A Confident Heart.

I also wanted to give you some promises that will help us re-define our perspective! As I shared in my devotion, following Jesus is not about avoiding failures and being perfect. It’s about accepting our weaknesses and becoming more dependent on God’s perfect love and power at work in us.


In Chapter 12 of “
A Confident Heart I’ve included a chart of thirty-one promises to replace our defeating doubts with God’s empowering perspective. Here are a few for you to print and carry with you when you need His help to get up again – in your heart and in your thoughts:
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Perspective-Changing Promises

 

When I Say: I don’t know what to do.
God Says: I will direct your steps. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Prov. 3:5–6, NIV)

When I Say: My life is too hard.
God Says: Let Me help you. I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. (Ps. 91:15, NIV)

When I Say: I can’t do it.
God Says: Rely on My strength and you can do all that I’ve called you to do. I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me. (Phil. 4:13 AMP)

When I Say: I’m too afraid.
God Says: I have not given you a spirit of fear.For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Tim. 1:7 NLT)

When I Say: I can’t forgive myself.
God Says: I forgive you. God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong. (1 John 1:9 GW)

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I hope you’ll print and carry these with you! Why not put a copy on your mirror, in your car and in your purse? Also, I hope you’ll enter to win my “Getting Up Again” give-away (a signed advance-release copy of A Confident Heart, aGoBible®to listen to God’s Word on the go, and a copy of the 31-verse promise chart from my book.) To enter, just sign up for the doubt diet and invite a friend or two to join you!

Just like a regular diet, having someone else to pray and encourage each other is so good, especially when it comes to losing the weight of self-doubt! And, here’s an invitation you can send them via email or post on your blog or FB page:

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Invite a Friend, it’s easy!

Do you want to join me in losing the weight of discouragement and self-doubt?Renee Swope, from Proverbs 31 Ministries is offering a FREE “7-day Doubt Diet”. Just click here to enter your information in her sidebar, and you’ll receive a week’s worth of devotions from her upcoming book, A Confident Heart. Let me know so we encourage one another the week they come out.

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Enter the “Getting Up Again” give-away:
  • Sign up for the doubt diet it’s easy to do in my sidebar.
  • Encourage a friend(s) to join you via email, FB, Twitter, etc. You can use easy invite above.
  • Click on the word “comments” below this post.
  • Let me know your name, that you’ve signed up for the Doubt Diet and invited friends.
  • To find out if you win, leave your email in your comment, sign up for email updates or follow me on Facebook. I’ll announce the winner next Monday.

The “7-Day Doubt Diet” releases June 27th. For more details click here.

A Confident Heart releases August 1. You can pre-order it here or anywhere you love to buy books. All pre-orders through Proverbs 31 Ministries will be signed by me and book proceeds go back to P31. If you have any problems ordering on our P31 site, you can call our office at 704-849-2270 and they’ll be happy to help.

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.

Comments

  1. I am a newly married woman and I am just eating up every devotion, story, and book that you post. I am read A Woman's Secret to a Balanced Life now. But I am one who loses confidence too quickly. I often find that I have faith for others, but I always feel overwhelmed, confused, and lacking confidence when it comes to my prayers being answers. I want that asurety that I am hearing from God and being lead by God. M. Johnson

  2. I'm so excited about your new book and devotional diet! YEAH!!!! I know that this book will speak volumes to many women across age, race and location ranges.

    Prayers and blessings as this all unfolds!

    Rebecca

  3. Thank you for that devotion this morning, I needed to hear that! I had a rough day with my kids yesterday and was feeling frustrated and like I just can't get it right. God knew I needed to hear that this morning!

  4. Thank you for your devotion and the "free 7 day…" I have been having so many doubts since I was laid off March 2nd. With you and the other Proverbs 31 women's devotions and of course God's Word has helped me so much to get through this season of my life. Being 56 without a job is rough – but God always gives me hope and new beginnings! He has blessed me so much with your devotions, I do so look forward to YOUR book – I will get it once I get a job that is for sure. God Bless YOU!!!

  5. I am really excited about this book and will be getting it. My goal is to be confident in my relationship with Christ and with others. I have to admit I am not always confident and I know that God has given us boldness and confidence but sometimes I struggle to be honest. So, to read this book and learn will be wonderful, can not wait.

  6. I am so eager to read this book. This is definitely something I struggle with..self doubt. I signed up to receive the 7 day "diet" of self doubt and am going to encourage one of my friends to do the same. I pray blessings on you and your ministry!

  7. Wow! I am so looking forward to the book as well as the doubt diet! So glad I found your site and I have signed up to receive your blog via email – enchristi@yahoo.com. I have so struggled with doubt my ENTIRE life, and I am now at a point of starting something new with God that I do not want to see fail because of my doubts and fears. This could not have come at a better time for me. I have also posted an invitation on FB for my friends to join me. Thank you so much for entering me into the give away.

    BTW, will your book be available in a Kindle version? I love my Kindle and being able to receive a book within 60 seconds of ordering it. I also love the convenience of being able to carry MANY books with me all the time. Please consider offering your book for the Kindle. Thank you!! And thank you so much for the post I just sent to my Kindle from Proverbs 31 blog. Again, so timely for my life.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for allowing us to have 7 days of your daily devotional. I look forward to reading the book as well!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I loved the devotional in p31 today. I would love to read your book. I have no confidence in myself even though I am trying very hard to obey God. I want to learn how to be confident

  10. Allison says:

    I am so excited about this! I have signed up for the doubt diet and I sent an email with your information you posted to 14 of my friends and family members.
    This is going to be AWESOME! I am ready to get the devotions.
    In my prayers

  11. Ayla Starr says:

    This was really on time for me (as God always is). It seems as though whenever God delivers me from one area of doubt and I feel like I'm completely delivered; a completely new and unexpected area of doubt creeps in.

    I am really hard on myself when I fall and to the point of feeling like there isn't any use because I won't ever get it together. God is clearly speaking to me concerning this because the scripture you shared at the beginning of your devotion has popped up more than once for me today. I am thankful that in all of our doubt and insecurities He is constantly freeing us from their bondage.

    Thank you again for ministering to me. I have a few sisters in Christ who may be struggling with doubt and insecurity right now that I forwarded this to. I believe wholeheartedly that the devotionals will minister to all of us in this season.

    Love and blessings,

    Ayla
    (holyghostgirl81@hotmail.com)

  12. Signed up for your devotional diet this morning. I have some decisions ahead of me and have thought I've "known" what to do and then doubts keep coming back. I would love to read your new book as well!:)
    hmlara9001@sbcglobal.net

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am excited about the new book:)
    raindiamonds at yahoo

  14. This book and devotional diet is going to be just what I need. Thank you so much. Off to invite friends to join me. 🙂

  15. I have signed up for the doubt diet
    thanks
    stacy (lovinggod@stacyagreen.com)

  16. Michlle says:

    WOW……………I so needed this. I have fallen away from God, it's been a few months.
    I find myself so lost at times and wonder why our God would want to keep picking me back up again, when i don't have the faith and trust in Him that I should. Sometimes i think I hear God talking to me but then I hear so many other things boggling around in my head that I question what God might be telling me or saying "God, I'm waiting. I pray for focus to hear Him when he is talking to me, and to get myself back where I need to be with my Father.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I really needed your devotional today and the upcoming diet. I am struggling to walk through a trial that feels like it is unbearable at times. I am trying so hard not to doubt and stay focussed and trust God, but it gets tough at times. I am defitnitely going to invite friends to participate in the self-doubt diet. I signed up –Lora C

  18. Renee, thank you for the words of encouragement. As always, God has placed the right words/people in the right place in time in our lives, for which I shout with Joy! Also, the spirit of discouragement is running rampant all around; we must bind this spirit in the name of Jesus – done – and include ALL others so we can move forward more freely – Done & Done!
    I signed up to receive your new devotions…Everyone needs encouraged. My prayer for all – May the God of ALL Mercy and Grace shower down on each and every one of us – putting out the devastating fires in Arizona. May God's Peace and Protection be with all our Deployed and May they ALL return safely! Thank you Again, Renee! You are Appreciated Very Much and we lift You up, too! D. Wenger {Angelweng}

  19. I would love to have this book. I have previously signed up for the Doubt Diet; follow you on FB and invited a friend to do it with me.

    cassandra.sines at gmail dot com

  20. I needed your devotion this morning! I follow you on facebook and signed up for the doubt diet. Thank you for the encouragement!

  21. I'm signed up for the Doubt Diet and am looking forward to it! I shared the information on FB as well – I really hope it will encourage other women to join in!!

  22. Jodi Escapule says:

    I just can't wait for your book to be released, June 27th is almost here! I am amazed how God has used P31 to meet so many needs I have pushed down and felt guilty for even having…I'm a child of God how could I possibly have some of the feelings and thouhts I have??
    I have signed up for the 7 day diet. I have invited my mother, mother in law, sister, BFF & 2 co workers to join me.
    Hope I got it all in there!
    lvtinker30@aol.com

  23. This looks like something I really could use. Can't wait to see where God leads. Thank-you for being such a blessing.

  24. Renee,

    I am already signed up for all your stuff. Enjoy following you were ever I can find you. Am telling everyone about your Doubt Diet and book. Would sure like to win!!!

    Hugs and Prayers.

  25. Kristina says:

    I'm so excited for the week's worth of devotions and then your book!! It looks like a book I've needed for quite some time now. Thank you for listening to Him and writing His words for us! I shared a link on FB and will be praying that it will draw others to your site too! I'll be praying for you and for how this will work in the lives of many. Sending prayers and blessings.

    Kristina

  26. Angie Gullett says:

    I really could use this book, since I lost my job last year, I have had a lot of doubts about myself and what God wants me to do.
    Thanks, Angie
    my email is ang4u@att.net

  27. I catch myself saying things like this (in my head) sometimes.
    Love the whole book idea. Awesome!

  28. So looking forward to the 7-Day Doubt diet. Will be referring my friends.

    Prayers & blessings for you!

    Melanie

  29. Renee, your words today were tidy well-known affirmations that I have subscribed to for years. However, when I went to print them out to keep them posted around as you suggested, I had nothing but complications in the process…technology I am very proficient in was frustrating me to tears! Then I realized I was asking myself the questions in your affirmations…and I once again bowed my head & heart to his dominion. Thank you…and I really can't wait to see you on Friday! I have shared your invite by email & on fb, and signed up for your DoubtDiet and updates. Huggs, Linda Evans

  30. I can't wait to read these devotions! I signed up, and shared the invitation on my facebook. Thanks for the giveaway- it sounds wonderful!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Hi Renee! I signed up for your 'doubt diet'. After hearing you again this past weekend, I know there is still so much I need to learn on my walk. I will be chatting this up and inviting friends to sign up too. I would love to win a copy of your book too!

    Enjoy today!
    subowden@rogers.com

  32. Anonymous says:

    God always knows when I need to hear a devotion, I've had a rough week of insecurity, feelings of letting others down. I've allowed my own expectations of myself to be distorted. Excited about the "7 day diet of doubt", looking forward to some life applications that speak truth into my heart.
    renee@superior-powder.com

  33. Hi Renee, Thanks so much for the devotionals. You have been a great blessing in the lives of many. I have signed up for the 7 day diet and I'm really excited. I've invited a lot of my friends to join me in this study. I pray they will. I'm expecting great things through this study. I'm looking forward to reading Confident Heart.
    God bless you in all that you do.
    Terry

  34. This speaks right to my heart. I am constantly second guessing in my ability to be a mother and wife that God has called me to be. Thank you for the encouragement.

    I signed up for the Doubt Diet. My email is alishaparla@yahoo.com

  35. I am so excited about this doubt diet. I have issues with that subject on many levels. Others have confidence in me but I want that confidence from God. Anticipating reading the book.
    Prayers and blessings to you.
    dcarpntr@bellsouth.net

  36. Heidi J. says:

    I have signed up and emailed friends re the doubt diet. I will be ordering the book in July when my budget allows. Thank you for your ministry!

  37. I am so excited for your book to come out!!!! I posted a status on Facebook & when my friends get discouraged I'll definitely be sharing the information!!

    Amber Hoop
    mmsweetchick85@gmail.com

  38. kerber8367@gmail.com I have signed up for the 7 day self doubt diet. I have invited a few friends to join me. I hope I win your giveaway. I could use some good news for a change. Thank you fro what you do.

  39. edlina & the lynns says:

    Yes, how we all need to be more confident each day as God's women. Thank you for your encouragement.

  40. Looking forward to your 7 day devotional Diet Renae! I posted a link earlier today and will repost it again . I am signed up for the Diet devotional as well.

    angeldove7dt@gmail.com

  41. I signed up for the doubt diet and shared on my facebook page. I think this might be just what I need right now. Thank you.

  42. I am a new christian. I was introduced to Proverbs 31 Ministries from a dear friend. I love the inspiration on facebook everyday. I am very excited about your new book. Thank you. Nichole

  43. kathi from sc says:

    I signed up for the diet and shared with a friend. The blog is great and the book sounds awesome!

  44. I would love to win this! I am just know trying to get into a good devotional habit.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Would just like to be more confident…feel like I am in a hole spinning and sinking…

  46. I am looking forward to reading your book… and doing your weekly devotions.. The 7 day Doubt diet sounds like something I am going to enjoy.. I will gladly pass this along to friends

  47. Thank you so much for your devotional this morning. For way too long, I have been on a steady diet of Doubt and now I want to feed on God's promises that say that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    I have shared the devotional with my spiritual partner and sisters. Thank you again.

  48. I have invited my friends to join. I am, Tamieka McGibbon (Tami Mac) 🙂

  49. Courtney says:

    Thank you so much for these devotions! I'm excited for your new book and posted about it on my Twitter! I pray that God will use this book to touch many women!

    Courtney
    (courtney.erwin@rocketmail.com)

  50. Thank you for sharing what the Lord is laying on your heart! Excited for the devotion and your book!

  51. Hello Renee! I am very anxious and excited to start your doubt diet!! I have signed up for it, and invited friends as well!! I surely hope that I am the winner of your book! Thank you for sharing so freely, and I pray that God continues to richly bless you!

  52. I love the doubt diet and I so need to hear these meditations right now when I am doubting so much!! I signed up in your sidebar and will invite my friends to join, too! So glad I found your blog through the Proverbs 31 post!!

    Jennifer
    js1997@gmail.com

  53. I am looking forward to reading this book. As one who has a hard time being confident in anything, the more I read about this book, the more I think I'll benefit from reading it. Thanks for the chance to win this book! Such a blessing. I'll be sharing this on my FB page too.

  54. Anonymous says:

    I am in so need of this..I am so defeated.Thank you for your words if encouragement.

  55. I haven't made the best choices in my past but I'm on a good path now with God on my side. I have a good life but when things see too good I think of my past and fear it will all fall apart. I pray with faith that this "doubt diet" will help me to forgive myself to move on and grow closer to God.
    Lauren

  56. Sounds great…. 🙂

    C.J.

  57. I'm excited about your new book and the devotional diet!!! I'm sure I will be totally blessed, as I have been by your other books! Sue

  58. Anonymous says:

    I received your email today. I have struggled with something that happened in the past that I can't let go. Your message was just what I needed. I look forward to the seven day diet. I signed up for it today and told my friends about it as well. Thank you for your encouragement.

  59. I signed up for your devotional diet. I'm also going to get your book….will it be available in any of the ebook formats? I am trying to figure out how to send invites by facebook lol
    wilfongrn@yahoo.com

  60. Anonymous says:
  61. Thank you for your insight. I have needed it lately.

  62. A friend of mine on fb posted something about your book and I wanted to read it asap – as a group of women we will actually study this book in the fall….would love to receive a pre release copy…..can't wait to start 🙂

    And a devotional diet sounds just like the thing I need right now 🙂

  63. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the encouraging verses! Just what I needed!
    –Jill
    ajjzin@gmail.com

  64. Thanks for doing this. I signed up to receive the 7 day "diet" of self doubt and am going to encourage one of my friends to do the same. I'm excited to see what a difference it makes.

  65. I am so excited to be included in your 7 day Doubt Diet. I can't wait to start. I have so many self doubts that at times the weight seems unbearable. I would also love a GoBible. It would be wonderful to be able to carry it with me where ever I go. I know God has forgiven me my many sins, why can't I forgive myself? I want a closer relationship with God.I want to hear his voice leading me down the right path.
    I have invited my sisters to join me in your 7 day Doubt Diet. Thank you. Erma

  66. I signed up for the doubt diet and invited friends! I'd love to win this!

    alihughes25@yahoo.com

  67. Especially on a day when I'm feeling a lack of confidence (though those are just feelings, when my heart knows the truth of Who I can have full confidence in), I'm thankful for these words of yours.

    I've signed up for the doubt diet and tweeted about this post. Thank you for this kind opportunity! I look forward to reading your book at some point in the future.

  68. I am excited about your new book and couldn't have come at a more perfect time. As the Lord is asking me to step out in faith. I have also signed up for the 7 day devotion, along with my friends.
    Jackie

  69. Mrs.miller_09@yahoo.com says:

    I just signed up for the 7 day diet! I'm soo excited- and I'm inviting friends 🙂 can't wait to read and learn from your book
    Heather Miller

  70. kskmhoj says:

    I sooo need this. Self doubt lurks around every corner waiting for me. I neeeed this.

  71. I am excited to read your new book and the 7 day doubt diet. I have struggled with confidence and in doubting myself and the devotionals I have read so far have really spoken to me. I signed up for the 7 day devotionals and shared with my friends so they can have the encouragement too.
    Thanks!
    Teri

  72. Renee,

    Thank you for "The Doubt Diet." Also, thank you for the dedication you have put into your soon-to-be released book. I KNOW that many will be blessed!

    I have spent the last few weeks alternately agonizing, berating myself, having a burst of confidence, only to have the devil attack my confidence, and leave me reeling.

    A LOT of changes have happened in the last few weeks…an agonizing, then victorious time at a woman's retreat, followed by a time of intense depression/anxiety relapse, a period of encouragement, followed by temptation to do self harm, (and berating myself for entertaining those thoughts!!!), applying for two jobs (AND invitations for interviews for BOTH positions!), accepting a job, and then wrestling with the doubt that I could be stable enough to handle the new job…the list goes on, but I won't bore you…lol!

    Also, thank you for the devotion, "Getting Up Again." It is good to be reminded that God does not give up on us, despite the many times that we fall.

    On 11/21/10, I declared publicly, and then wrote, "I am thankful that God uses times of struggle and failure, (even after a breakthrough, to show me the contrast between who I am, and who He is in me." Nothing inside of myself is worthy of praise, except for the ONE who lives in me. He alone, in His grace, makes me worthy."

    Holding on to HIS truth,

    Rhea
    gallerhea@yahoo.com

  73. I signed up… So excited!!
    I've been struggling the past few years with my weight and
    Trying to look internally on what's holding me back!!

  74. I signed up for your doubt diet. Love the idea and am looking forward to it. Thanks so much.

  75. I can't wait for your new book! I neeed it so bad. I just lost my precious husband suddenly on April 25. I know he is in Heaven and that I'll see him again, but his wife he left behind is having a hard time here on earth! I've signed up for 7 day diet and have encouraged friends to do the same.Thanks for all that you do and share with us! God is Good!

    kearley75860 at yahoo (dot) com

  76. Hi Renee my name is Lisa, i signed up for the doubt diet and invited freinds i posted the invite to three of my freinds pages on facebook

  77. sandylee says:

    Hi my name is sandy hackworth and i signed up for your 7 day devotional diet and posted the invite on my facebook page to invite others. I am recently starting my life in gods word and get excited any time someone wants to share his word or teach me how to become closer to Him. Thank you for caring enough to help the rest of us and listening to what GOD wants you to do.

  78. The scriptures you included in this post were so timely for me. I'm not sure where he is guiding me. I know that there is something he is preparing me to do. He has the plan and I guess I will know when I get there! I signed up for the devotional diet and am inviting others via facebook. Keep on touching our lives with your words. Blessings, jody (jobaker@websterpsb.org)

  79. Signed up and posted it on Facebook!

    Thank you so much for doing this. Currently my mom is suicidal and my little ( teenage) brother just started chemo, and on a blessesd note, raising my two toddlers with the help of my wonderful husband, so I'm seeking all the God-ly encouragement I can.

    loriketcherside@hotmail.com

  80. Love your devotion. Very excited about your new book. I always can use all the encouragement I can get! I also signed up for your promotion, either way I'm ready for your new book. Congratulations.

  81. I have invited friends via FB and can't wait for your book to come out. Self- doubt is probably my biggest struggle. Thanks.
    Trina Ellis

  82. Hi Renee. I signed up and invited a couple of friends too! Looking forward to it. Vivian K.

  83. Jody Ann Clapp
    jody@jclappart.com
    I have signed up for the 7 day diet as well as forwarded an invitation to my friends. Please sign me up for the give away. I look forward to reading your new book. Have a blessed day!
    http://tenaciousbyfaith.blogspot.com

  84. I'm moving to a new, more responsibie position at work, and there's plenty of opportunity for self-doubt to creep in. Very excited to receive your devotional, and for a chance to win the book! I'll be sharing with my friends on Facebook. Thank you!

  85. I am also sharing this with my mommy's Bible study, hoping we can do this as our next study! Looking forward to the 7 Day Doubt~all signed up and ready.
    Blessings~Jennie

  86. Jody Ann Clapp
    jody@jclappart.com
    Please enter me in your give away. I look so forward to reading your new book. I have signed up for the 7 day diet; as well as forwarded an invitation to several of my friends. Have a blessed day!
    http://tenaciousbyfaith.blogspot.com

  87. count me in too, pls…and than you for adding encouraging power verses to your blog…very useful instantly accessible cheat-sheet 🙂

  88. I can't wait until your book comes out and I know a few that could use it right now as well! Looking forward to the 7 day devotions also. Thank you for all you do!

  89. I have signed up for your Doubt Diet and look forward to reading it and sharing it 🙂 Thank you!!

  90. I am looking forward to the 7 day diet! This has been a theme in my time with the Lord lately. Believing God!!! I signed up and shared on Facebook.
    themcds@hopper.net

  91. You have no idea how "timely" today's post was for me! Thank you for allowing God to pour out His truths through you to those like me. What a blessing!!!

  92. Lynette Duquette says:

    I have a very hard time finding confidence for anything, I am so worried about failing all the time. I would love to get this book, and have invited my friend Jessica to take a look!
    LynetteDuquette71@yahoo.com

  93. Khris Kirk says:

    I just signed up for the doubt diet, and shared it with my "Sweet Slim Sisters" on our facebook page. There are 23 of us. We just did Made to Crave as a group and are working out as a group, I would love to win your new book to do along with my Made to Carve journey.

  94. Your book cannot arrive soon enough for me. I was molested as a child by my father and my husband was unfaithful to me, so I struggle a great deal with trusting God for good things and being confident in Him. I'm sharing this with my girlfriends on Facebook. I know they will be blessed, too. Thank you for being obedient to the calling God has placed on your life. Blessings, Debbie (fragrantoffering@aol.com) PS: I just signed up for the Diet Devos and am looking forward to reading them. Ready to be forever changed!!!

  95. I'm so excited about your 7-day Doubt Diet! I posted about it on my blog today (http://teamcason.blogspot.com/2011/06/7-day-diet.html) and hope I will have some friends join me! I know your book will be a great resource for me and so many others in replacing our discouraged, doubtful hearts with one that is confident in the Lord Jesus.

  96. Thank you for those powerful verses! It is just what I needed to hear I can't wait to read your book!

  97. I am always encouraged by my sisters in faith. I love the title "devotional diet" – I think this is definitely a diet I can stick to. I have signed up for your 7 day daily devotions – thank you. Carrie (valleecarrie@gmail.com)

  98. I have signed up for the doubt diet, I have pre ordered your book, and I have invited friends to join me on this great journey.
    Thanks for sharing your words of encouragement!
    ereyna@wtamu.edu

  99. I have signed up for the 7 day diet and I am sharing the invite with some of my friends that I think will very much enjoy this also. Thank you for the opportunity of the giveaway also! I have very much been enjoying reading your blog! Lee Ann tazladyok@cox.net

  100. The Andersons says:

    I am excited about your new book! I signed up for your 7-Day Devotional series, starting the end of June! I hope to win a copy of your book! 🙂

    hopeanderson52408@gmail.com

  101. mountlady57 says:

    Life has been hard but I lean on THe Phrase "Life Is Hard But God Is Good" years ago it was actually a song. Life has not been kind the past 54 yrs but I am Trying to Bury My Past and all the pain an mistakes that go with it once an for all but it keep raering it's head up! I know this is Satan trying to Defeat Me ath's His Best Job Trying tO Defeat Us Woman! However! As My Pastor Stated "Everytime to allow yourself to dwell on the Past You Dance With The Devil an He Wins! That's Not What God Wants For Your Life So Why Do You Allow it To Happen? You Are Much Stronger then Satan because You Are A Child Of God" I am Blessed to know the new generation Has so many Inspirational Woman! God Bless You All.mountlady57

  102. Amy Pitman says:

    Hey Renee! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize and the wonderful words that are such a blessing in your blog. Can't wait to read your new book! I did sign up for the Doubt Diet and I invited my friends by email as well. Thanks and God Bless!
    Amy Pitman
    sajhpit@yahoo.com

  103. I just signed up for the 7 day doubt diet. I have always been the person who supported and encouraged everyone else, and never had confidence that I could accomplish much. In the back of my mind, Satan tells me I won't finish the Bible Study, someone else will get the new position, and I won't be able to loose those 10 pounds and I might as well accept it. Can't wait to read about how I can have confidence to face up to my fears!

  104. Just signed up! Can't wait!

  105. I'm glad to hear such a book is coming out – – 'devotional diet'. Thank you. bfoster1996@gmail.com

  106. Looking forward to the release of this book. A devotional diet sounds rather appropriate for many reasons …. especially for those with self-doubt. Thanks.

  107. I signed up for your doubt diet and will be inviting friends. My name is Jeanette and my email is piejennie@yahoo.com. Thank you for showing me Biblical Scripture that speaks to me!

  108. Anonymous says:

    Just signed up for 7-day doubt diet. Looking forward to reading your book. I am sure this will be a great life-changing study. Robin – robin.s.saxton@gmail.com

  109. Stephanie says:

    I am super excited about what God is going to do through your ministry! God Bless!

  110. Stephanie says:
  111. I just signed up for the 7 Day Doubt Diet. I am super excited to be a part of this and am looking forward to the release of your book. Thank you for leading us on this journey.

  112. It's hard to admit but I do struggle with self-doubt. I look forward to receiving the 7 day doubt diet devotions. Thank you for this opportunity and I am excited to read your book too!

  113. Melanie McKinley says:

    Thank you for your wonderful devotion this morning. I look forward to the book and the 7 day diet. I signed myself up and invited several of my gal pals to join me. mamckinley3@yahoo.com

  114. T. Howard says:

    Thank you for this blessed opportunity to carry these reminder scriptures to remind me of God's promises & love when I find myself doubting or fearing the unknown. I have been so blessed through your books and it is great to have an opportunity to win one as a gift! Continue to bless others as you have done, and you will surely be blessed.

    T. Howard
    (thoward40@att.net)

  115. I am so excited about this devotional and your new book! I invited 4 friends. Thanks for being a blessing already!

  116. thanks for your devotions…it's always what i need to hear 🙂

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  117. Anonymous says:

    I signed up and am inviting my FB friends too. Am looking forward to this "diet" and someday when I have money, I would love to read your book. Thanks Renee!!! Nanci at ndragt4@gmail.com

  118. Hi!
    I've signed up for the Doubt Diet and invited friends! 🙂
    Thanks so much for this opportunity!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  119. I've always been bad with making decisions since I have self doubt. I'm ready to work on changing this with the 7 day diet. Also very interested in reading more of your books.

  120. I just saw the 7-day doubt diet posted on FB by proverbs 31 ministries and new immediately that I need that. I am struggling so much right now with feeling like a failure, that I feel completely bogged under. I signed up and am inviting friends on FB to join me. I also subscribed via email. I can't wait to get started and learn the truths that my heart yearns to hear.

  121. Thanks for obeying God and giving these nuggets from His Word. I just signed up for the Doubt Diet and hope to win a goodie. (:

  122. Anonymous says:

    I've signed up for the Doubt Diet and invited friends! I am currently battling severe anxiety and I know this will help me turn it over to the Lord. God Bless You! DGilliam70@gmail.com

  123. Thx Renee! I signed up but I just wanted to say that the verse you had us insert our name into really touched my heart. I feel like a failure as a mom and it is probably an area of bondage for me. Saying that verse with my name inserted felt like it broke some of those chains and I can believe God's promises are for me, not the general population but me. Thank you.

  124. Love your blog and thank you for sharing it with me. Your writing style has an infectious (in a good way) feeling of life, laughter and energy that makes me smile.Thank you for that devotion this morning…

  125. Hi! I just signed up for the doubt 7 day devotional! (brightman73@yahoo.com)
    Thanks! Stephanie

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