You’re An Overcomer

Have you ever had a friend whose words felt like a hug? It is a rare jewel, but one I have found in my friend Holley. Last week she released a book I’ve been eagerly waiting for because I couldn’t wait to share it with you! I’ll share more of my thoughts about it, but first I wanted you to hear from Holley’s heart: Sara Torbett - Sunflower

 Photo Credit: Sara Torbett

Her shoulders slump as she slides into a chair in my counseling office. Her eyes and face speak volumes before she ever says a word. “I feel defeated,” she whispers. I nod. It’s understandable. The battles she’s faced. The way she’s fought. The war waging in her world. I dare to smile just a bit and say, “You may have lost some skirmishes, but that’s not who you are. You’re still an overcomer.” She leans forward, smiles back, shakes a little of the tension off her shoulders. She looks stronger already. When we have a weak moment, a bad day, a tough year, the enemy of our souls taunts us. “You’ve lost,” he hisses. But that isn’t true. The reality is, we can’t lose. In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Rom. 8:37) Oh, we get knocked around in this life. We have bumps and bruises. Even our Savior left this world with scars. But that doesn’t mean we’re defeated. This matters because it changes how we fight. Imagine being a soldier who’s going into battle. Your commander tells you, “We have already won. All you have to do today is go in there and obey my commands. Victory is sure.” You would fight with less fear and more faith, less hesitancy and more certainty, less regret and more intensity. This is what’s true of us. Even when the disease returns. Even when our spouse decides not to stay. Even when we relapse after promising we won’t ever again. I don’t say that lightly—oh, how those blows hurt. We ache. We feel the pain. We are human, and that is inescapable. Yet we don’t have to let our wounds define us. What happens to us is not who we are. Even in those moments and circumstances, our identity remains secure. What has happened to you that has made you feel defeated? Now add God’s perspective to your answer above. In all these things, even in ________________________________ (the answer you just gave), I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me. Defeat is not your destiny. What we are called to do is simply this: to stand {Eph. 6:10-17}. Not to conquer the world. Not to be the greatest warrior ever. Not to never feel weak or afraid. Just stand. Stand on God’s promises. Stand on faith. Stand on the hope that victory is sure. You have already won. You can’t be defeated by anything in this life or the next. You are an overcomer. XOXO Holley Gerth

You're Going to Be Okay Cover

On the back cover:
If you need a friend to walk with you through the hard stuff in life, to cheer you on with encouragement, to help you find strength and joy in the midst of life’s difficulties – this book is for you! God writes love and assurance on the canvas of hearts through the hands of Holley Gerth.
In each chapter you will learn how to hold onto hope, hold on to who you are and hold on to all God has promised – knowing and believing that no matter what, “You’re going to be okay!” ~Renee Swope
 

ENTER TO WIN (This giveaway has ended, but I’d still love to hear from you!) a copy of Holly’s new book, “You’re Going to Be Okay” by clicking “Share Your Thoughts” under today’s post. You can share your heart or simply fill in the blank: In all these things, even in ________________________________, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. {I’ll be praying over you by name today!}

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 finally leaving my abusive marriage. Yesterday I went to look at possible places to live. I almost cried. The options for a woman who has been a stay at home mom for 15 years are very limited and extremely humble, if not kind of gross and dirty. I know I need to look at this as a half full and not half empty kind of situation. I know that God is leading me where I need to go. I know a house is just a house and I also know I am blessed that I get to have a home to live in. Somehow though, it can get discouraging. This post helps me remember what truly matters. I can clean and paint and create. This is just a battle, not the whole war. I need to fight through this overwhelming time and rest in the knowledge that through my faith, I am a winner.

    • Look at it as a brand new canvas and you get to create the picture. Not sure why I am responding to you. I could just hear the desperation in your post and thought you might need a little encouraging into stepping out on Faith and letting God be your guide. I applaud your strength to step out of your situation. Just know God does not intend for you to remain in a situation that is unsafe for you. I pray that as this situation unfolds God will be right there showing you little signs that you are doing the right thing. Lean on Him and and He will never steer you wrong. God bless You!

    • Mildred Johnson says:

      As I read your post I heard The Lord saying ” Be still and know that I am God’. This battle belongs to me stand and you will not have fight it!

      • Joyce Kaiser says:

        I really applaud you for your precious, and strong thought. I have used “Be still and know that it is God” to calm my nerves, thoughts, and emotions. Try it—it works.

    • Bernadette Burgess says:

      Reading your post took me back to six years ago when I was at the same place you are. I too left a 31 year marriage. I would not have made it through without the strength and guidance of the Holy Spirit. God is still working on the restoration of my heart, but I know that I know I am conqueror. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit I am now thankful for the experience because God is preparing me and strengthen me for where he wants to take me. Trust me, it is not an easy journey, but I stand on God’s promises that he will never leave me nor forsake me because he is my provider. Keep trusting in God and stay strong. I will be praying for you. All God’s Blessing.

    • Shelly,

      It takes courage to leave an abusive marriage I know because I too left mine just a few months ago. It is very painful when you love someone and you don’t want to leave but you do it for your well being. It is necessary and I too felt that God was opening a door for me and that was to leave and I took it. It is discouraging at times I have not caught up on my finances yet but GOD is good. HE has supplied all my needs. I had to refurnish completely my whole house. I may be alone but I am not lonely and I am finally at peace I can rest at night. Peace of mind is priceless. If you are in an abusive situation you know what I mean. You will be just fine lean on the Lord ( no matter what happens), he will strengthen you and get you through this difficult time. God bless you! I encourage you to seek out counseling when you move even if its a local church pastor. You need to heal through prayer, counseling and time.

    • I’m proud of you. I’m trying to find the way out of mine too. I’ve also been a stay at home mom for 14 years. May God have his hand securely on you, show you the way to go, and meet your needs.

    • You can do this! Yes it is overwhelming & will be a major adjustment. It will take time, but it is so worth it. I finally left (for the last time) 7 years ago. Still struggle with confidence, but even within a couple of years, had people who hadn’t known me when I was married, say they could tell a difference just in the time they had known me. It doesn’t pay much but Teacher’s Assistance is something you would definitely be qualified for. Look at what you have been doing at home (cooking, cleaning, “taxi service”, child care, etc.) and then see what paying jobs are available. It may not seem like much but you have made a huge step just by leaving. If you want to, you can contact me at azhlh7@gmail.com

  2. Mary Foster says:

    In all things enemy in MONEY. I make good money but don’t have a cent. I overextended myself helping a family member. Now I an to the point I can’t pay my stuff. I feel so defeated and depressed.

    • Mildred Johnson says:

      Money is not our enemy. I understand how you can get down about being without. We are going thru the same thing right now. Just remember what God has done in the past . He dosen’t change. He will bring you through. We gave our son thousands of dollars to buy home and now he is blowing his money on ungodly things but I don’t regret giving it because I know that God wanted me to give. Please pray before you give anymore, sometimes we sow into bad soil if we do not seek Gods guidance. But He is faithful to restore. I would say don’t be upset anymore move on past this and try to work out a plan to pay what you can today and tomorrow do the same. Have faith, God will bring you through.

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  4. In all these things, even in overcoming my anger with a husband who micro-manages everything, I am more than a conquerer through Him who loves me!!!!!!

  5. In all these things, even in this job, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

    In all these things, even in these family situations with my in-laws, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  6. Marie Muse says:

    In all these things, even in my health, I am more than a conqueror. For the past year I’ve been going to a heart specialist because during pre-tests for rotor cuff surgery it was discovered I have enlarged heart, irregular heartbeat. They are monitoring to see if the size of my heart remains the same or continue to enlarge which will mean open heart surgery. I know by His stripes, I am healed! I am an overcomer!

  7. I’d love to give this book to a friend. This post gave me some words of encouragement to share with her. Thanks so much!

  8. Beverly Payne says:

    Even in this financial trial I believe God will direct me and guide me path

  9. Cathy McCoy says:

    Overcoming my negative thoughts about myself or the situation I’m in. I’ve come s far in this but the enemy still tries to get a foothold and it’s so hard sometimes. I grew up having to be”perfect” in whatever I did and this created so much bondage and shaming and pressure on myself to live up to someone else’s expectations. I brought all that into adulthood and just over the past couple of years have I realized the impact it had on me. How I haven’t been the person God designed me to be. I’ve had to learn to accept myself for who I am, imperfections and all.

  10. Thank you for these reminders! Even in the midst of dealing with family issues, I am clinging to the hope that I am not defeated and this is not the end of the story. God will and does fight the battle/s and thank you for reminding me to trust Him!

  11. After my husband passed away in 2005, I have been living in a fog. I had never been alone before. We got married right out of high school so I went from parents to a husband. I had never had to “do” things on my own. Even after 8 years I was in that “scared” state. Afraid that I wasn’t “doing it right”. Luckily I was helped along by someone who told me about your book “A Confident Heart”. I was truly amazed. It was like you were talking directly to me. I felt this giant weight lift off my shoulders. I am now a member of the “Overcomers Club”. I am filled with God-fidence. I can truly make it now. I am an Overcomer.

  12. In all these things, even in my weaknesses/lack of confidence, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  13. In all these things, even in this battle with food, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. Everyday is a battle to eat the right food, make the right choices. Most days I fail. I know what I need to do but i give in to the cravings and regret the decision afterwards. I can lose 30 pounds but never keep it off. I am so tired of the battle that most times I give up and say this is the way God made me so why even try? I know in my head God didn’t make me this way I just try to make myself feel better I guess. Thanks for the encouraging devotion this morning. It was just what I needed to read. I pray all these thoughts that are shared are heard by our Lord and miracles start happening for each of you!

  14. In all these things, even in difficult job situations, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me

  15. christy osteen says:

    I have finally devided to resign my position at work for many medical issue I have been dealing
    with for several years.(that was a hard desicion) I have struggled with. But now I have more time for church activites and most important for my family. I rest more so I feel better. I prayed a lot and God finally helped me make the decision.

  16. Sheryl Lynne Smith says:

    Struggling to “get back up” from three year battle with family illness which has taken it toll on my own personal health, spiritual relationship with home church attendance and friends, family life and well being. I know that I know God is with me and I’m still standing only because God, my Heavenly Father is holding and keeping me. I want my parents and great-aunt to be here with me physically but know they are with me in my heart and God has gone before me and the battle is won, but physically I need a hug.

    • Mildred Johnson says:

      Wow, I wish I could be there to give you that hug! I pray God will send someone to do just that. I miss giving good hugs .Everyone at church would just feel Gods love when I would hug them but have such weak bones now, I have to be careful of not breaking anymore vertabrae. But, the time Will Come Again because God is a man that cannot lie. He has healed us of all our Pain. Bless you and you are in my prayers right now.

  17. In all things, even in my struggles in my marriage, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  18. In all things, even in the stesses of work/home balance, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. It is so hard to be a working mother. I work full time and many weeks we work more than 40 hours. Then you are told to seperate your homelife from your work life. I can’t shut off part of my brain just any time and my family is always on my mind. I just thank God for loving me so much to help me conquer anything!!

  19. As I was reading the words from Holley’s heart, my daughter’s beautiful face came to mind. She is walking a road that no mother wants for their child.

  20. Jenny Rutan says:

    I have a friend who could really use this book and learn the truth that she is “More than a Conqueror” and “highly loved” in her marriage even as satan is trying to destroy it! Thank you ladies, I love you all! God bless you!
    Jenny

  21. Janet Daniel says:

    In all these things even in my overspending and past anger, revenge, and animosity, unfaithfulness, not turning to God when I needed Him most, wanting to blame others for my problems, letting fear stop and control me, wanting to leave my husband instead praying for God to be part of our lives, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me.
    Thanks! Renee! LOL. Janet

  22. Today is one of those mornings that I just needed to read ‘You’re going to be ok” Life seems tough today. Thank you!

  23. maureen wright says:

    Reading this blog brought to mind my son who is in Jail and is struggling. I want him to know he is an overcomer. I love him but don’t want to love him to death so I too will stand on GODS word and promises

  24. Trying to encourage my Mom who lost her husband, brother and cousin in a 4 month time frame. I am working on being better organized at work and changing my eating habits, I want to Crave Jesus more than foods.

  25. : In all these things, even in illness & job loss, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  26. Michelle S. says:

    Struggling with my weight, the ability to remove the excess pounds (70-90), and the terrible body image I have of myself. In the grand scheme of things it isn’t a big deal, especially when compared to what others here are struggling with, but it’s my struggle nonetheless.

  27. In all these things, even in the struggles of helping my teenage daughter through being bullied, anxiety, experimenting with illegal drugs & my young adult daughter stay safe with a boyfriend who tries to control & manipulate her, I am more than a conqueror through HIM who loves me.

    Never ceases to amaze me that as the words of one of my favourite songs “My King chose to die for me”

  28. In all theses things, even in hopelessness and despair, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me.

  29. Debra K Yarbrough says:

    Overwhelmed, tired, frustrated, after 5 long hard years of struggling in a lost marriage. I have been married 23 years 6 months to a man who claimed to be a Christian. Only this man was a deceiver a wolf in sheep’s clothing. My family and I have been devasted destroyed and struggling to overcome the betrayal of his sexual addiction. Every woman, girl who entered our home was devoured in my husbands mind so he could lust over them. I did not know he was sexually addicted until 5 long hard years ago. We have been through counseling, Celebrate Recovery etc. He needs a heart change, his heart is hard and in selfishness. I am so tired of fighting for this marriage of staying committed to my marriage vows that I made to God. In sickness till death do us part. Addiction is a sickness of extreme selfishness of narcissism. I pray each day to make the right choice not to go against God’s will. Please keep me in prayer. My husband tries but the brutal truth is he has to decide to love God more than his addiction, to preserve through pain of dying to the flesh. I have compassion on him as it has to be tremendously hard to experience pain of dying to the flesh versus his pleasuring of the flesh. I pray God reaches his hardened heart to set him free. But all these choices are my husbands and I have no control over his choices. I cry out to God each day for His strength, courage and wisdom to do His will with this marriage. Please keep me in your prayers as it is hard some days to know that I am an overcomer in Christ.

    • Mildred Johnson says:

      I am praying for your strength and peace. Your post really hit home. My son just married a wonderful lady on Christmas Eve. She has found out he is addicted to porn and spending money on it. They can’t afford this. It is awfull. God answered my prayer and brought him a wife and mother for his children and the destroyer is trying to kill. We have Power thru the Blood of Jesus to take back what the enemy has stolen. Take back your peace and joy and trust God to get you through this storm. Keep your eyes on Jesus, I love that song.

  30. In all these things, even in {separation} I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  31. In all these things, even in my husband leaving me for another woman and the divorce i did not want, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  32. I feel defeated, discouraged and depressed daily as a single mom. Praise God because helps me overcome life’s many obstacles and I couldn’t make it without Him! I love to hear someone say, “you’re going to be okay.” I would love to be able to read this book and apply it to my life.

  33. “bone cancer”
    When I read today’s post my mind was flooded with thoughts of my mom (also named Holley) who was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare bone disease that is akin to leukemia. Most days she does feel extremely tired and discouraged, waiting for the disease to progress enough for her to need treatment (3 months in quarantine while undergoing chemo and a bone marrow transplant). I’m so sending her this post and hoping to win the book for her. I know it will be an encouragement! 🙂

  34. In all these things, even in this difficult relationship with my husband, I am more than a conquerer through him who loves me.

  35. In all these things, even in this betrayal, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me

  36. Greetings! I really like the statement, “…we can’t lose!” Wow! That really is true! Praise God!

    In all these things, even in _personal relationships I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me I cannot lose!! .

  37. In all these things, even in the mistakes I have made as a mother, my negative thinking, extended family issues, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me.

  38. In all these things, even in parenting a wonderful–but sometimes rebellious–teenage daughter, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me!

  39. In all theses things, even Joell-drama, I am more than a conqueror through HIM who love I cannot lose!
    Thank you …another perfect God-fidence timing. Assurance.

  40. Mildred Johnson says:

    I would like to have a book for my new daughter in law . She has found out many hurtful things in the 6 weeks she has been married. She needs to be in contact with mature Christians because otherwise these problems just become gossip. I know my son is already angry at me because she confided in me . He has always avoided excepting resposibility for his own actions.

  41. “In all these things, even in my deep sorrow of losing my 13 year old daughter, I am learning to conquer thru Him who loves me.”

  42. N all these things, even in my darkest times of defeat, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. Be blessed

  43. This is wonderful reassurance for us all. Yes, please enter me. I would love to win her book!

  44. Halona Luna says:

    In all these things, even in my Lymphedema, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. So many days I feel so trapped in my body being almost bedridden and homebound. Praying…

  45. In all these things, even in having to struggle through my bones deteriorating and waiting on a transplant list, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

    This is from a very simple bicycle accident 6 months ago, that resulted in a open compound fracture and has been going poorly ever since. I AM more than a conqueror though!!

  46. When I saw the title of this book by Holly, a friend of mine immediately came to mind. She is young and has her whole life ahead of her. She is an optimistic person who has plenty of support from family and friends at all times. She makes decisions that might take her out of her comfort zone and yet does them because she knows it is right and is the Lord’s will. Recently she suffered something she and most of her family and friends totally unexpected to happen, it was a shock to all and yet she is something battling through with support and of course the Lord. I feel this book would be of amazing benefit to her as of course she has down days and wonders why this happened to her and how she will get through. It is amazing to be reassured that we have already won whatever life throws our way because the battle is the Lords!!

  47. Please pray that I will know that I am going to be ok, and that I will be ok — eventually. My husband left me, 6 years ago, after 29 years of marriage. We were divorced, and then he came back 3 1/2 years ago, and then left again 2 1/2 years ago. I still love him, (I continue to pray for the healing of our marriage) and no matter what I do, the loneliness, and still loving him – is so very painful.

  48. In all these things, even in WEIGHT LOSS, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. {I’ll be praying over you by name today! I am so tired of fighting this battle!

  49. Jill Kuiper says:

    Family garbage and not being supported by ones who claim to love me

  50. In all things in the mist of anxiety and fear of the future I will trust. My job change and changes in our home with a young girl trying to stay sober and start a new life. I know he is there!!!

  51. I’ve been struggling with health issues for many years. I’d loved to win this book!

  52. In all these things, my daughter’s health and mine, my husband’s cancer, a dear friend who needs to get out of an abusive relationship and have the finances to do what God has called her to do, my life feeling like it’s upside down, I am more than a conquerer in Christ!! Life has been hard and uncertain, but my Father in Heaven hasn’t forgotten me!! I choose to trust Him, and walk through all of this victoriously!!

  53. In all these things, even in depression, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  54. Jessica Lee says:

    I have been incredibly blessed by a friend that is so much like what you describe in Holly. My friend’s name is Cathy, & I tell her all the time that we didn’t “meet”, we just finally found each other. She is beyond a doubt my soul’s sister. ♥.
    Our family is facing really extreme financial hardships right now. But we are overcomers. As my morning reading in 2 Corinthians pointed out, were we not such fragile jars of clay, the world around us would have no way to know that the power of the light within is from God! I cannot wait to read Holly’s book.
    With love,
    Jessica

  55. Vanessa Wynn says:

    Even in the midst of dealing with a daughter in a homosexual relationship, I am more than a conqueror.

  56. In all these things, loosing weight and getting rid of our debt I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me. Sing Praise, I am an Overcomer woke up with that song in my head this morning.

  57. Oh, how I would love this book for my adult daughter. She has been going through a trial with some friends for over a year and she whispers these words to herself all the time. She needs to hear that these girls don’t define who she is because Satan has been feeding this dedicated Christian woman lies. She desperately needs to hear the message in this book!

  58. My struggle now is insomnia. Very hard to try to live normally with no sleep . Please pray I can find a solutiom. This devotional was encouraging.

  59. Even in being put down by dear people at church, I know I am a conqueror
    through Christ whose love holds me firm and steadfast, so I can press on
    and love, forgive, seek to do better or different, and keep listening intently
    to the LORD’S voice so I can honor and please Him who loves me and
    gave Himself for me.

  60. Mildred Johnson says:

    In all these things even through chronic pain associated with osteroposis at a young age I Am an overcomer through Jesus Christ my Lord Amen!

  61. Lucy Strouse says:

    In all these things, even when I was raped by an acquaintance and made of fun in high school because of it, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me!!! How people have treated me doesn’t define me! Christ defines me!

    God bless!

  62. In all these things, even in food addiction, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  63. Even when I don’t know where or how I fit in my church family..
    I am more that a conqueror through Him who loves me.

  64. I walked the shame and fear of unplanned pregnancy at age 20. Now 20 years later, I get to do it again. This time through my own daughter, after pouring into her life so that she would not have this legacy to leave to another generation. I cannot describe the utter devastation that my family has walked through. We’ve lost “friends” and family. People think it’s so cute to call a 42 year old “granny”. Don’t they know how they’re ripping me apart with it? God help us.

  65. In all these things, even in divorce, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. Amen

  66. After reading all these women’s struggles, mine seem so trivial even though I allow satan to rob me of my joy through my thought life. I have a dear friend who recently confided in me a horrible childhood. She had only told her husband. Her husband has an addiction to porn. Her adult, college age daughter is a prodigal and my friend feels God is punishing her. This is so not true. She is not responsible for their choices but she is living with the consequences so I am trying to be an encouragement to her. This book sounds like a treasure of hope for her.

  67. I have a friend who believes with all her heart that she is an overcomer, but her heart is still breaking as she deals with her current circumstances. I would love to give her this book as a daily reminder that God loves her and is causing all things to work for her good and his glory.

  68. In all these these things, Satan and his daily pounding on my self confidence, self worth, and oh so many other things that cause me grief, even I am more than a conqueror through Him that loves me.

  69. I would love to win a copy of Holley’s book!

  70. I am 62 and what a blessing this book would be. I love to read Holly’s books. I have been through a lot in my life and I know that even in the bad times that the Lord was with me and those bad time are what lead me to a closer relationship with our Father. So to read this book would just add to the love of God for me. And I know the Lord has blessed Holly in all she does.

  71. I so needed to read this today… I struggled so hard to find a job then God gave me a job… It was such a blessing because I witness how God moved and placed me in favor to get this job… Now nine months I saw how new management moved me out of the picture and I was let go… I was devastated to say the least… God how could you let this happen??? Well God gave me that one and He can do it again…. But it’s encouragment like this book that help me stay focused on these truths… Thanks Renee…

  72. In all these things, even in my doubt and unbelief, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

    Thank you for sharing this post!!! I am on a journey to confidence in The Lord and who he has created me to be!!! Thank you for the encouraging word that my defeat does not define me!! Powerful truth!!

    Blessings to to on this amazing Monday!!

  73. In all these things even in spiritual renewal I am more than a conquer through Him who love me.

  74. It’s not God’s will for us to suffer but through it all, as we fight the fight of faith, we are overcomers through Christ who loves us. Let’s not allow the devil to steal our peace, our hope nor our lives – Christ came so that we might have life and have it more abundantly. This devotion is just what I needed today. In all these things – even through Marital problems, I am an overcomer

  75. In all these things, even in marital hardships & feeling alone, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me.

  76. Robin Eubanks says:

    I was having a very rough morning…feeling defeated AGAIN. I Google searched scripture for when you are feeling like a failure. I read a few different things but this devotional affected me the most. I’m getting ready to go back and read it again. Thank you for your encouragement. I needed it badly. I am more than a conquerer in trying to give up smoking and get healthy again through Jesus Christ.

  77. Donna Kanahele says:

    I often feel defeated! As a parent, as a teacher, as a friend, in loneliness, in pain, through my divorce! Thank you for the reminder that I am more than a conquerer through God’s love for me!!! Thank you!!!

  78. In all these things, even with having a chronic illness with lesion on my brain and the enemy constantly saying give in & give up I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. Thank you Renee for sharing this from your friend book very encouraging considering I was on my knees last week begging God to heal me and have mercy I was so dizzy I could not see or barely stand. Thanks again

  79. I too often feel so alone and rejected that sometimes it paralyzes me and keeps me from moving forward, but I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.

  80. Hello everyone, Nothing is too hard for God (although it may seem way too hard for me). I cannot believe that people in the world survive their trials and tribulations without God. “Made to Crave” is showing me that like David I can go to God with anything. I can praise and worship God in the midst of the crisis. I am trying to keep a notebook of all the wonderful things God does for me so I can refer to it when I need more miracles. Laurel

  81. I would love to win this book for a friend who is going through divorce. She is so beautiful and she is an overcomer, but she could still use the encouragement from this book.

  82. I can barely type this through the years. I do desperately needed to read this encouragement today. I can only imagine what a whole book of more of this would do for my spirit. Thank you for sharing this and being such a blessing to do many

  83. In all these things, even being homeless with my children, I am more than a conqueor through Christ who loves me and my children.

  84. Wow, I was in the midst of a tough time … recently divorced and my brother was killed in a car accident and my dad had a brain tumor removed. I vividly remember telling a friend, ” I just need a hug and someone to tell me everything will be ok.” This is a book I really should read.

  85. In all these things, even in divorce, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  86. Thank you the reminder, to just stand before The Lord with honest heart.
    In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Rom. 8:37)

  87. Jackie lemons says:

    I’m struggling to the point where it seems like there are days when I can’t go on! But I know that God will get me through even though I don’t always feel His presence! Dealing with a Mom with Alzehimers, friends who have turned their back, there are days when I feel so alone! Thank you for the reminder that things will be O.K. Even when that seems impossible! Prayers for all the ladies that have posted! Life is hard. I’m thankful for God’s hand on us even when I seem overwhelmed with pain and depression!!!! Thank you for your ministry!!!

  88. Wow such honest and heartfelt comments. Thank you everyone for sharing so deep.
    I feel hopeless and sad at times that at my age, I’ll never change and my life won’t have mattered.

  89. I needed to hear this. I am separated and should have been years ago. Met someone that I thought was my soulmate and I gave every part of me. He broke my heart and broke me. I never had never let or understood how a man could do that to a woman until now. I believe he took advantage of me in a vulnerable state and knew it. I don’t know if I I will ever trust or love again. I feel worthless and can relate to that woman. I am a very outgoing, energetic person and I feel like he sucked the life right out of me. Desperately trying to get me back.

  90. In all these things even in my lonely empty dead marriage I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. Allowing God to totally break me through my desire to exit this marriage, going through the wretched pain that I can’t take any longer, through the fiery time of day after day of painful tears! I went many many times in tearful prayer and saw as I closed my eyes a glimps of the pain and sin Jesus took on the cross. I then knew I am going to be ok, He will like Moses get me out of this Egypt and lead me into the land of milk and honey. I am holding on to that promise as I surrender to His will and not my plans and desires of this dead marriage. Holding Jesus tight to my heart and rebuking Santans whispers in my ear you will never make it, I am going to take you down. Nope, no no no no, begone devil man He who is in me is stronger than anything or anyone of this world. God loves me Nancy, I am a dearly loved child of God and. He speaks to me through his words not my circumstances and I through the power of Jesus will not allow this dead marriage to define who I am in Christ another day of my life in this world. Praise and glory to The Lord in heaven! I am ever thankful to P31 ministries as well a place where I am empowered and encouraged!
    May God continue to richly bless this ministry:)

  91. In all these things, even through divorce, loss of love and raising young children by myself, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  92. Chantle Uthe says:

    When the song Overcomer came out I was so elated. Because I am an overcomer and I am not the things I have done or that has been done to me. This reading from this new book is awesome. Thank you.

  93. In all these things, even in my darkest hour, I am more than a conquerer through Him who loves me.

  94. I would fill the blank in with losses. I would enjoy winning the book!

  95. Kimberly myers says:

    When iam so depressed, no reason to get out of bed,when I should be so greatful

  96. Lesly Verbeten says:

    In all these things, even in my husband leaving me, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. God has great plans for me. I am looking forward to seeing what He will do in my life.

  97. What a blessing to read this my heart has been very heavy with the many things going on in my family. Thank you for sharing it. Cindy

  98. cindy shipley says:

    my mariage

  99. …even when I can’t seem to stop yelling…
    God can help me overcome this!

  100. Daria Willis says:

    In all these things, even in my relationships, but primarily with this MENOPAUSE!!! and all the frustration and confusion that comes along with it, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. I just have to keep reminding myself that this is hormonal, it is not me! Very difficult time right now. Thanks for praying for me, I really need it!

  101. What an amazing blessing to read today! I needed to hear this…from stories in my past and present! Things that happened from childhood, young adult, and now in marriage! Thank you so very much for sharing with us. I will write some of this in my journal so I can read it again! xoxo

  102. As soon as I saw this post, I felt encouraged. Last week I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Granted , I don’t know what the Lord has for me but I’m going to be okay with His help. This is where you find out what your faith is resting on. I can lean on His promises knowing that He is for me! Have any of His promises ever failed…..NO! Thank you Rene for your ministry to women and to all the others at Proverbs 31 who give of their time and themselves. I was pleased to be able to meet you last year Rene and also Melissa. With Christ we can have “A confident heart”. Blessings to you!

  103. I need prayer for my circumstances! I need to feel God walking with me and showing me the way.

  104. Cheryl Duchaine says:

    In all these things, especially financial difficulties (trying to remain debt fee) and constant pain from arthritis, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. One of my favorite verses: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13.

  105. Susan Lynch says:

    In all these things, even in dieting, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. So enjoy your encouraging words as I do all of the women of Proverbs 31. What a great ministry and what I love so much is that you all show God in everything you do. Thank you and blessings to all of you.

  106. In all these things, even in these health issues and the extreme anxiety that has come with it and all that is going on in life, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. I am so thankful that nothing can separate us from the LORD!

  107. Tiffany Whalen says:

    In all these things, even in the fight for my marriage and my health, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  108. I can’t wait to read this book and think it would be a great gift for a few friends of mine 🙂

  109. Angie Trobaugh says:

    I am also ending a 16 year marriage, but am feeling very blessed, right now. Although money is tight, my husband Left 5 months ago,has paid 25.00 Child support, I know God is there for us.

  110. Sonia Moring says:

    Such a treasure for the days we live in…

  111. I have been struggling to keep my head above water for so long that I forget what it feels like to just be ok. I am beyond exhausted and I long ago lost my grip on the end of my rope. I feel more conquered than conqueror.

  112. the past. Even in the things of the past, I can trust you God. Mistakes I have made do not need to define me.
    I would love to win a copy of this book.

  113. I live by Jeremiah 29:11–some days it is easier to trust and believe than other days.

  114. I have been praying for a GOOD friend to come into my life. Someone I can always depend on.

  115. Probably the biggest decision I have ever had to make towards my future (God’s Way!) The fear I feel, because I have a long background of not finishing, or even begin consistent in anything!

  116. Robyn Feaser says:

    In all these things, even in my lack of follow through, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.

  117. I would love a copy of this book – I am a Christian counselor and I think the book would give me some helpful thoughts to share with my clients. We all need hope and helping someone hold on to hope is huge. Thanks for writing this!

  118. What encouraging words! Sounds like a great book! Even through suffering and loss, and financial insecurities, we are more than conquerors through Christ!

  119. I just can’t seem to get out of this valley. I so want to be happy and laugh and love again. I will keep believing that with the help of the Lord I will conqueror these feelings.

  120. I sure would love a friend like that ! Until that happens I pray I can be that kind of friend to those who need that confident reminder they are ok and they don’t have to compromise for anything less.

  121. I am praying that the Lord heal all my past hurts from family, church people, and others for some things I felt the Lord tugging at my heart to do. I truly desire a Samaritan’s heart too. I have 4 children and married for 28 1/2 years and I give God all the glory! He is faithful. His grace is sufficient….And His mercy endures 4 Ever!

  122. In all these things, even in working through all the abuse I have endured, I am more than a conqueror through Him who Loves me.

    I love Holley Gerth’s work she is so uplifting.I got her book and desk calendar You’re Already Amazing for Christmas. I have thoroughly enjoyed the calendar and Book.

  123. Stressful moments. I am a girl on the
    Go!! I have a hard time saying “no”.

  124. In all these things, even in the midst of battling cancer, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. At times I begin to think of all I have already been through: radiation, multiple surgeries, chemotherapy; what I’ve already lost: income, my job, my sense of self worth; and what I see it is doing to my family: the worry on my husband’s face, my children’s sense of security, the fear in their eyes. Yet, I know God is going to take care of us. He already has in so many ways. God is so good.

  125. In all these things, even in fighting against all the negative voices that try to entrap me again and again, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me.

    I love Holley’s books. You described them so appropriately, Renee. Her words feel like hugs. 🙂

  126. Michelle Smith says:

    Thank you So Much Renee for yours and the Lord’s perfect timing!
    I need this book in the worst way. Have been in a season of no close friends for a while. I’m dealing with feelings of extreme hurt and rejection and how to handle that while hanging onto how much God loves me – no matter what!

  127. Coming up on 6 years since we have seen our granddaughter who we raised as a child for her first 16 years. But even so, God is good. And I am grateful for Sustaining Love.

  128. I am struggling like so many others. I am not special or unique but my heart hurts. My marriage is desparate and I have lost hope in restoration. But, I continue to stay thinking one day it will change and I will be acceptable. Does that make me a door mat?

  129. Even in my best friend and roommate moving away to get married, even in breaking up with my boyfriend, even in health issues and anxiety and depression and panic attacks and overeating and a crazy messy house and other things, i am more than a conquerer in Christ. I needed that reminder so much right now. Thank you.

  130. I love this post. I am a new mom with a one year old, i have been really struggling with my past and my ability to be a mother! how can you be a good mother if you had no one to model what that means! my mother gave me up, did drugs and mentally was troubled… how can i escape that! but i feel like the lord has been showing me lately that i am not destined to repeat her mistakes. i am me, and i am new in christ- i will make my own mistakes ( i wish it wasn’t so!) but at least i am trying and i have Grace from my father. i am not my mother- i am an overcomer and i will be anew!!!!

  131. Sharon Gentry says:

    In all these things, even in a failed first marriage and doubts, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. I did find a man of faith and will celebrate our 35th anniversary on the 16th. Praise God for leading me in the right direction.

  132. Jessica Shivers says:

    In all these things, even in the end of my marriage with my husband leaving and saying he no longer loves me, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

    Thank you for this post today. It really touched me and encouraged me.

  133. Cheryl Yarber says:

    Even in grief

  134. Even in the midst of tremendous debt and worry over my baby brother who has stage IV cancer, I know that the Lord is the one constant in my life, He will never leave me nor forsake me. With Him, come what may, I will be okay. I’m so very thankful for His endless love and mercy.

  135. Susan carter says:

    Even in the sudden loss of my mother and the diagnosis of my 15 year old with cancer, I am more than a conquerer, through Jesus Christ the ultimate overcomer. Our lives are but a moment in His time. Each person a blessing to us for how ever long we have them. His love and presence in my life are the only sure things. I am learning to need Him more.

  136. so thankful for your post. even with an abusive husband . God is still bigger an I can be a conqueror through Him

  137. Debora Parrish says:

    Hello, my name is Debora and I have a disabled husband. He was in a bad accident years ago and he almost died. He was on dialysis for almost two years. The doctors had no hope but I knew God was going to heal him. He is now Not on dialysis but only has one kidney. They said he wouldn’t walk but now he walks. He has also died eight times, had one outer body experience and he got to see heaven once during the eight near life deaths. He is a walking miracle because we never lost our faith in God. Even today, him being disabled and depends on me for our survival and we are about to lose our house, we still believe that God has a plan and we stand strong on that belief. Sounds like an awesome book and I look forward to being able to read it someday. Everyone stay blessed and stay strong in your faith.

  138. In all these things, even in job loss, financial despair and loss of confidence, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me.

  139. kristy pierce says:

    Although Im finally in a calmer season of life (today anyway), I find myself surrounded by friends snd lived ones who are deeply hurting. I could use some help reaching out to encourage them.

  140. In all these things, even in the loss of my beautiful daughter, and an abusive marriage I’m trying to find my way out of, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me!

  141. even in ___learning of our precious, 21 year old granddaughter’s 2nd unwed & unexpected pregnancy, & her low self-image/mental state right now, through the torrent of tears, I turn her over and my feelings over to my Savior _____________________________, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. {I’ll be praying over you by name today!} looking forward to this book.

  142. In all these things, even in my husband’s unemployment and abandonment by friends, I am more than a conqueror.

  143. Oh! Did I just need to read that today!
    I become so tired of my struggles, I am wearing myself out today just being who I am.

  144. In all these things, even in financial crisis, loneliness, feelings of hopelessness, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  145. I have been having this statement come up multiple times the last couple weeks! I AM AN OVERCOMER! I have been fighting four terminal illnesses and I’m only 41 I am tired but do not believe that my mission is complete I love your book a confident heart and I would love this book too!

  146. Roselynn Cuenca says:

    God has perfect timing! For the last 18 months, I have been fighting for the restoration of my 13 year marriage and family of 3 children, the youngest being 5 months old when my husband left. I have been waging war against Satan but really felt like I was losing. But then I saw your post about this book. This divorce does not make me a bad wife or mom. It doesn’t make me a failure. I’ve made it through this far, with God, I can overcome. Will be getting this book for sure

  147. Even in the midst of much change: the daughters I homeschooled now gone to college, a cross-country move, financial uncertainty, spousal betrayal, and loss of purpose, I can be an over comer with Christ’s help. Thank you and your ministry for the daily reminder to keep looking up to the One who loves me unconditionally and lavishly! Who will never leave me and has redeemed my life and wants to heal and restore all my broken places.

  148. Adrienne Maples says:

    In all these things, even through moving away from all of our friends and our home of 14 years, I am more than a conqueror through Him who LOVES ME! 🙂
    Adrienne Maples

  149. Wow, how true our these words! Would live more insight in the book!

  150. Jennifer a Klemple says:

    I would love to win this and read it from cover to cover. I could use encouragement as my husband and I raise 2 teen girls.

  151. Alexis Plett says:

    In all these things, even in finding Truth and God while raising two teenage boys while living with an alcoholic husband/dad, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.

  152. Melissa Hortin says:

    Wow, this would be such an inspirational and encouraging book to read and have. Great to puck up when going through those difficult days and when a friend needs to be encouraged and feel God’s love and joy again. Thanks Holly for writing this book. I can’t wait to read it. xxx

  153. I’d love to win Holley’s encouraging book! I believe we as Christian women just need to BELIEVE EVERY PROMISE GOD HAS GIVEN US IN HIS WORD. His Word is the key. Holley is such an encourager! I am thinking this would be a great women’s bible study book! 🙂
    Thanks Renee!
    Love this blog!
    Susan

  154. Praise God we don’t have to walk alone!

  155. In all these things, even when being selfish in sharing my emptynest, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  156. In all things, even in running a business and struggling to keep my staff on a positive path, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.

  157. Divorce and many deaths.

  158. Soo enjoyed reading through this blog!!!!

  159. Sheri Wolfe says:

    I so needed this today… As the winter drags on and my heart grows heavier… As a mom wife nurse homeschooling mom autistic son…. I chose the word OVERCOME for my year 2014! Thank for the answer to my prayer today… A prayer I was too weary to even say…..

  160. I needed to hear this today. I needed to hear that I’m going to be okay. So many days I’m just not sure if I can make it through. I lay in bed at night and dread the next morning. I just need to remind myself that God is in control, He’s got this, and he has already overcome what the next day has in store.

  161. Sounds like a great book. I would love to win a copy.

  162. All the chaos of the last month, a fire that totally destroyed our garage, our daughter wrecking our car, my husband wrecking his work truck, (thankfully no one was hurt in any of these) all within 3 weeks, now my husband’s dad is having dementia issues out of the blue.

  163. What a timely post!! Sure needed that today! Thank you!!

  164. Denis Santiago says:

    I have lost my job after 14 years and do not have a clue what I am going to be doing…I feel lost and need t know it is going to be ok…

  165. Pam Beaver says:

    In all these things, even after the loss of my job of 25 years and trying to find another job after soon to be a year, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  166. Even if I feel weak and unable to persevere, I am more than a conqueror in Christ!

  167. Margaret Fraleigh says:

    Would love to win this. I would share it with my study group at church.

  168. Emily Campbell says:

    This last year has been very rough on our family. Without God and His love and grace I know we would not have made. We were hit hard with the government shutdown we ended up losing 1/4 of our income for the year and we up until very recently lived on a one income salary with 4 kids. I, despite my better judgement went back to work to help with the financial loss. But the cost is my health. I have debilitating migraines and Fibromyalgia very bad and some days can barely walk or use my hands because of the pain. I know that God has given me the strength to go about my daily work and has blessed our family by providing for us when we couldn’t afford my medicines or groceries. God truly is my refuge and my.strength!

  169. In all these things, even in my work, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. Thanks for the reminder that Victory is sure!!!

  170. AnnMarie Dixon says:

    In all these things even in my financial mess I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me.

  171. Even through having a wound on my heal for four years, Jesus heals!!!

  172. Leilani Sexsmith says:

    In all these things, even in my broken home, I am more tan a conqueror through Him who loves me.

  173. I am learning everyday that even through the darkness (clinically known as Depression)that God is with me . He will not fail me.

  174. Kim Riddle says:

    Even in all my mess, I’m still a conquerer!
    I could really use a book of hugs and promises! Looks like this is the perfect one! Thanks for sharing Renee!

  175. In all these things….and there are many. I have so many things to be thankful for and I don’t want to dwell on the negative but I struggle with a lot. As I have read the posts, I realize that we ALL have struggles and I pray that each woman on here be covered in that peace that transcends all understanding. I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me! Thank you for the sweet reminder of that today. 🙂

  176. Annette D. says:

    I’m in a second marriage after loosing my first, dear husband to cancer. Second marriage and a blended family is HARD. My step daughter who is a true part of my heart has been acting up these past few months and it’s been very hard as my husband struggles with depression and not able to deal with kids/family life well. Confrontation is not his strong suit. We’ve been to marriage mentoring through our church, individual and joint counseling, etc. It is in God’s hands..

    In all these things, even in the extreme sadness I feel that my marriage is not what it could be, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  177. Enjoyed reading your blog today. hollys book sounds great! thanks for sharing it.

  178. I would love this book. I am desperate for some encouragement in my life right now! Thank you.

  179. In all these things, even in the loneliness and the waiting for my very own Boaz, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. Thanks for praying for me, especially during the Valentine’s Day, romance, jewelers, flowers, and all that romance stuff season :-/ This time of year is really hard..

  180. Courtney J says:

    I would love to win this book! I’m going through a terrible divorce. I’m practically homeless and penniless. I need to know I will survive this and come out of this a conqueror.

  181. Rebecca Shiplett says:

    Spent the day fighting back tears of pain, fatigue and defeat. I have fibromyalgia but continue to teach full time in a first grade classroom. I love my job and know that God has placed me here to be a light for many children. The fatigue and pain of my disorder, along with the increasing pressures and increasing challenges of curriculum and the politics of education are wearing me down. It’s harder every day to get up and go into the classroom. I lean heavily on our Father and know that He will guide and sustain me. Hearing the comforting words “You’re Going To Be Okay” were definitely a blessing today.

  182. Even in the midst of some of the greatest loss I’ve endured in my life and a seeming inability to move forward or get past my losses, I know that God is there somewhere.

    • Awe so sorry to hear of your losses. My husband just died three and a half weeks ago. The enemy tries to discourage but we are more than conquerors. Fill every moment of your life with God’s Word, Christian music, Christian friends, and prayer. Try the amazing and beautiful klove music app and the “Jesus Calling” devotional! I pray and put God’s Armour on every night because Satan likes to make me doubt that God cares by causing me to have disturbing dreams and thoughts which create anxiety. Putting on God’s whole Armour prevents him from getting control. I’m still in the stage of disbelief that my husband is actually gone and it seems I will never get past this and I’m so lonely but I KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL AND CAN HEAL THIS AWFUL PAIN AND BRING ME THROUGH!!! God loves you so much!!

  183. Craving God more than food.

  184. In all these things, even in my imperfect messed up state, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  185. Robin Still says:

    In all things…even in all my money problems trying to rob peter to pay paul…I am more than a conqueror through HIM who loves me…problems and all!
    May the Lord bless each and every one of you…lean on Him for He will make our paths straight!

    Smiles & Blessings, Robin 🙂

  186. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately, but holding to God’s hand as best I can. I know He’s holding me and He’s in control – but I still struggle. Have been reading The Confident Heart – what a blessing at this time! Would love to read your book! God bless you!

  187. Even in my overeating/self esteem struggle I have dealt with my entire life I am a conquered through Jesus who loves me!!! I am an overcomer!!!
    Thank you!!!

  188. Crissy Johnson says:

    Great blog post!

    I have just recently been dealing with some major life changes due to health issues. I am having to quit my job and apply for disability and I am only going to be 36 yrs old in 8 days. It has been so hard to admit all that is happening to me. It has been hard to see myself as an over-comer. Although I do know that God has His hand in all this now, because I have seen it happening right before my eyes. Your prayers are greatly appreciated!

    In all these things, even these health issues, the anxiety, the depression and having to quit my job, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. I am so thankful that nothing can separate us from the LORD!

    Amen!! Hallelujah!!

    In His Love, Crissy

  189. Another disappointment today, but I will rise above because He Lives in me! I am never lonely, never on my own. I praise you Lord!

  190. In all these things, even in the darkness of depression, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  191. I lost my husband after a surprising and quick battle with lung cancer. My constant companion. My best friend. My quiet strong man. It has been a little over a month and it seems to get harder. While I trust God and His plan I ache for what is gone. And I can’t see true happiness minus him. Yes, I have faith and am working on receiving peace, but missing him is hard to handle. Grateful for so many who lift me and our 14 year old up.

    • Awe so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband just died three and a half weeks ago from lung cancer as well. The enemy tries to discourage but we are more than conquerors. Fill every moment of your life with God’s Word, Christian music, Christian friends, and prayer. Try the amazing and beautiful klove music app and the “Jesus Calling” devotional! I pray and put God’s Armour on every night because Satan likes to make me doubt that God cares by causing me to have disturbing dreams and thoughts which create anxiety. Putting on God’s whole Armour prevents him from getting control. I’m still in the stage of disbelief that my husband is actually gone and it seems I will never get past this and I’m so lonely but I KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL AND CAN HEAL THIS AWFUL PAIN AND BRING ME THROUGH!!! God loves you so much!!

  192. Just really needed to hear these words. Thank you. Would love to read the book.

  193. Fear

  194. This post was very encouraging today! I was especially encouraged by the reminder in Ephesians that I only need “to stand”. By the amount of friends who posted replies today, Holly’s book will surely be a blessing to many. And thank you Renee, for praying for us!

  195. cathleen rafalko says:

    Women have been given a gift of encouraging other women like most Men cannot. I so look forward to reading this book. Father has blessed me with the gift to encourage others and I can use this read as another resource in my tool box 🙂

  196. Jency Thoma says:

    We all tend to be our own worst enemy – women, that is. I’m so thankful for words of encouragement from other women who strip away the masks and get down to the heart of who we are to God. That is all that matters – in this busy world, we all need to encourage each other more.
    Renee, you are a tremendous encouragement to me and women everywhere!
    Thank you!!!!

  197. I could really use this right now. I am going through extremely hard times with extended family & I just pray that my husband & I are sources of God’s Light & love throughout it, and that we shield our young kids from it all effectively. Thank you! God bless all you do!

  198. Kelly Espinoza says:

    When I feel like I am insignificant, I still have hope. Even when I feel like I don’t matter to anybody, I still have hope. If I lost hope, I don’t know where I would be. Praise God that He gave us His Son to be our Hope!!!

    🙂

  199. Becky Mildren says:

    In all these things, even in illness, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  200. As a widow at the age of 42… Raising my three children alone. Sometimes working four jobs to meet the bills… I have always leaned on Phil 4:13…. It is only thru HIM that I have not only survived lonely nights, tough days and many other obstacles!! Thankful and blessed!!

  201. Helaina Wiles says:

    In all these things, even in the darkest of hours, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  202. I would love to win this for a reference when I am feeling down and to give my friend a break from always having to bring me up.

  203. In all these things, even in widowhood after almost 45 years of marriage, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  204. In all these things, even with the ending of my 20yr marriage, and also being a stay at home mom for nearly 15yrs with 1 highschooler, 1 middleschooler and 1 fixing to enter kinder in August ’14, enrolling in a community college for the first time at the age of 42, can all be unnerving BUT I KNOW I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

    I am blessed in the fact that my soon to be ex is being very helpful still with the finances (since I am not working yet) to help keep his kiddos in the house they’ve known for a few years and to help keep them in the same school district and disrupt their lives even more.

    Above all else I am blessed to have a God that has NEVER forsaken or left my side in the good times nor the bad.

  205. Renee. As i began to read the first part of this post, i began to cry. I sure could use a heart hug in my life right now. I have just lost my husband of 17 yr’s and i feel like God is no where to be found. I know that he is by my side and has never left me.But I feel so empty. Please pray for me. Thank you ~Ivy~

    • Awe so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband just died three and a half weeks ago. The enemy tries to discourage but we are more than conquerors. Fill every moment of your life with God’s Word, Christian music, Christian friends, and prayer. Try the amazing and beautiful klove music app and the “Jesus Calling” devotional! I pray and put God’s Armour on every night because Satan likes to make me doubt that God cares by causing me to have disturbing dreams and thoughts which create anxiety. Putting on God’s whole Armour prevents him from getting control. I’m still in the stage of disbelief that my husband is actually gone and it seems I will never get past this and I’m so lonely but I KNOW WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL AND CAN HEAL THIS AWFUL PAIN AND BRING ME THROUGH!!! God loves you so much!!

  206. This book is just what my granddaughter needs! ♥

  207. Deborah Caskey says:

    I enjoy reading spiritually inspired books written by women for women. I feel it is imperative we battle the liberal agenda of accepting evil for good, and acceptance of ungodliness by the liberal media, and those whom lack the authentic Word of God. Please consider me for the book offer, please

  208. Rose Hargrove says:

    I pray I could win as things are tough. Lupus seems to be winning and my disabled son cannot take care of me. I don’t see alternatives.

  209. In all things, even my marriage, I am more than a conqueror.

  210. I am still nursing the wounds from a childhood with a father who was emotionally distant and then pretty much non existent. Who am I kidding? Fully non existent from when I was age 19 to my mid to late 30s. It is a relationship that I am praying will repair, but it is so hard because I still so very much feel I have to earn this love. It is amazing how the father-daughter relationship can impact your life. I have been a swirl of insecurities (I’ve even read “A Confident Heart” three times!) from relationships to work. I know that God is by my side. I have seen God work in my life. Remembering can be tough in the midst of the battle, but I do believe I am more than a conqueror through Christ who strengthens me.

  211. i hope I am going to be ok. doubt fills my heart tonight and tears fill my eyes.

  212. This book will be so encouraging to so many women who feel like giving up. Can’t wait to read this and share it with others.

  213. Diana Bennett says:

    My addictions, God has me, and lives me where I am at. Does he like me there no, I believe he cries with me when I scream out, he loves me more. I am nothing without my Lord and Savior. He loves me, oh how he loves me, Diana, his beloved.

  214. Janine Crowe says:

    Sounds like a very helpful book. It would be a great resource for the Women’s Bible Study group at my church. I have already shared the A Confident Heart Devotional with the ladies of my Bible Study group. It is currently “checked out”. The book above sounds like a wonderful reminder that we are overcomers in Christ no matter the circumstances of our lives. We all know someone who could use a hug and sometimes it is ourselves. Hugs to you for sharing this book.

  215. My difficult marriage

  216. The death of my son has left me feeling defeated. I am afraid that I will never be the same.

  217. even in divorce

  218. In all these things, even in the midst of my teenage daughter’s ongoing disobedience and rebellion, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

    I most love the part where you say you will be praying over my name today. <3

  219. The last 6 years my life has been like a rollercoaster. Separated due to a emotional, verbal and physical abusive marriage. This led me to suffer major depression and PTSD. I touched rock bottom… Im a believer. .. I lLove the Lord and Im placing all my trust in Him..Just living one day at a time! Thanks so much for your encouraging words and teachings.

  220. Carla Walhof says:

    In all these things, even in depression, I am more than a conqueror through HIM who loves ME! Depression is awful, Satan’s work at best. I know that God has overcome and has won the victory. Clinging to that hope, that promise, gets me through day by day!

  221. When GOD told me I was going to go through a valley something like 7 years ago, I thought okay… Little did I know how long, how dark and how lonely that valley would be. It was and is an invisible valley – no one else knew what I was going through. My husband knew about it but has never gone through it. The kids didn’t/don’t get it and, therefore, don’t understand the toll it’s taken on me.

    The deepest, darkest part is over, I believe, but there are days I’m back there all over again. There are still valleys. I’m just at a point of not knowing how to proceed, so I wait for GOD to tell what to do.

  222. Working on getting the inside to match the outside. Years of childhood sexual abuse left a mask that’s been hard to let go of. I’ve finally started prayer counseling. I’m learning to give every second of my past to God step by step. It’s a process & I’m starting to find peace. I know I’m going to be OK.

  223. In all these things, even in my insecurities from abusive relationships and marriage, lack of self worth and self condemnation, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me!! God bless, strengthen, protect and guide each women who reads this life saving blog, and book. May she know how truly beloved of God she is and come to embrace God’s truth He alone defines her, He will never leave or forsake her and He loves her with an everlasting and sincere love. Love and hugs to all <3

  224. Wow, I actually have that statement posted by my computer so I can look at it every day and remember that even though things are difficult right now, He is still with me and seeing me through the rough parts! Thanks.

  225. In all these things, even in depression, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  226. In all these things, even in the death of my husband three and a half weeks ago, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  227. Definitely dpoke to me! Would love to win the book!

  228. Michelle Myers says:

    I have come to realize that I need god in my life more then eve know. Being a single mother to a 5 yr old son ishd work sometimes. Being in a depressed mood all the time and thinking of killing myself and sayinh certain things like not caring on what happens. But then I sit and realize if I do that my son will suffer more.

  229. I need to trust God in everything especially in finances!!!!! I have been a Christian along time but I have to give everything to God instead of me trying to work some of it out on my own!!!

  230. Miss Mary T says:

    Renee, I have been following Holley’s blog for quite some time and am excited about her book! Having lost two of my students last year and supporting my daughter in the care of my grandson, Andrew, also one of my medically fragile students and continuing my community work, I often struggle with the daily emotional issues that I face. This book is a must read for me!

  231. I definitely need to read this book.

  232. Melody Lewis says:

    I have some very scary and at the same time amazing changes coming in he next several months. My mom and dad who helped me through a messy divorce and let me and my then small children stay with them for 8 years. My father is my pastor of my church also. He and my mother who have lived 3 block from me after I got remarried, told the church that he is retiring and he and my mom, are moving half way across the country in June. In the mean time the church voted to call my husband to be the pastor when my dad leaves. It is not gonna be easy to let them go, but as the days get closer….. I see so many awesome opportunities heading our way. This book sounds like something that might speak to my heart thru this time. And that I can share with some of the ladies in my church.

  233. Rhea Chladek says:

    Thank you for the encouragement. Life has had its share of trials, but it is good to know that I am how God defines me, not how my circumstances make me feel.

  234. Clinical depression that has plagued me for more than 20 years. It is something that is not easy to share with people like you do with a physical illness, but it hurts so bad!

  235. In all these things, even in __going from two income home to one, even in watching husband go through surgery and be in pain still, even through seeing my children unhappy because Mommy is VERY unhappy___ (the answer you just gave), I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.

  236. Claudia Wesenberg says:

    I find God challenging me to take Him at His word and believe who and what He says He is or will provide. His word is powerful and says He will never leave me nor forsake me. So why do I fear

  237. My husband attempted suicide.

  238. Sheri Wiggins says:

    I really need to win this book.

  239. Gay Lanzarotta says:

    I love God’s promises !!

  240. Even through divorce, I am an overcomer.
    It has taken me 4 years to climb up out of the pit I was thrown into but I’m climbing. God IS faithful. He never left me. He held me while I kicked and screamed through the process. Who am I that He should love me so.

  241. Even though I haven’t a clue as to where I will be living next and where my son will be, I have faith that God is going to provide for all and Satan will be defeated once again.

  242. Even in my fight with Lyme disease and co-infections, and my daughter’s 7-year fight with Lyme and now a life-threatening eating disorder, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  243. Sue Ellen Ross says:

    Even though I live in chronic pain the joy of my
    Lord is my strength & song.

  244. SO incredibly excited to read another book from Holley! The words she writes seem to speak right to me and have been such a blessing. So glad to have found this amazing author. Even if I don’t win a copy, I hope to purchase this book for me AND a friend! Thank you for your amazing ministry!

  245. I want to win this book! My husband & I are going through a trial with his work situation currently. We both need to encourage one another to be over-comers. We don’t want to just “go through” this; we want to be able to “GROW through” this trial.

  246. Reading this helped remind me that I can overcome all things through Christ. Things seem so hard right now and sometime you just need to be reminded.

  247. My life is a sink hole and I can’t seem to find perspective.

    20 years ago I suffered a spinal cord injury during the birth of my son. Thankfully, he was born healthy. It took me 5 years to walk again without my foot slapping, hip dropping, and limping. But I did it!! I fell a lot in the process, broke my foot many times, tore a tendon, and other minor injuries. I have permanent nerve damage from the waist down, but I can walk. I am so grateful!!

    2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with a rare nerve disorder Syringomyelia and there is no cure. I have a cyst inside my spinal cord that is destroying the nerves. I have been sick for over a year and now I know my chronic migraines, severe nerve pain, fatigue, foggy thinking is here to stay.

    I’m trying to move past the grief of receiving this news on my 1st wedding anniversary. My fears of my husband emotionally checking out on me are huge. After all, my 1st husband wanted to leave after my spinal cord injury at my sons birth. It was just too much for him. No judgement, just compassion.

    So here I sit. Looking around, knowing I’m slipping down the hole of deep depression. I was a survivor 20 years ago, but this seems a little unfair. God got it wrong. Two major medical blows for the same person, can’t he spread it around?

    I just don’t know if I can do this, I need strength, hope, preservence in the years ahead. And, I don’t want to look to others for that, it must come from within. I want to go forward with dignity because right now I am a heap in the corner.

  248. Christine Nicholl says:

    In all these things, even in discouragement about my life, being a single mom for many, many years, fighting addictions, attending 2 bible studies regarding the bad family relationships and secrets about an abortion over 30 years ago, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. I pray today that God has a plan for me in this life and although I experience emotional times, hard times physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, I will not be defeated even though satan tells me almost every minute. Since becoming a Christian 4 years ago I have felt bombarded by satan with his lies and condemnation. I will not be condemned, I will not be shaken because I am strong in the Lord. I need prayers and reminders of that on a daily basis. I will not be destroyed, I am victorious. God has made that promise to me!

  249. Jane Grayson says:

    Those words really help. It’s tough to believe I’m an overcomer. My 18 year old son has just been diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder and my other son – aged 15 – with depression. It’s hard battling the education system too, so that they can still study. It appears that Holly’s book isn’t available here in the UK. Hope it can be soon. I need to read this!

    Praying for all of you who have bravely shared your struggles and encouraged one another here.

    Jane

  250. Even in my situation, all those things which I do not control. All I control is my response…

  251. Elaine Segstro says:

    In my parenting failures and insecurities, I am an overcomer through Christ.

  252. Lana Archer says:

    I use that verse.. I am more than conquerors and the verse , I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me… daily… I was very sick and it cause some damage to my body…. so for me to exercise or even to walk distances, is very very painful…. exercise for me is to work all day and be able to walk around…. some nights I come home in tears from being at work and hurts so bad to just get up and go to the bathroom… but in my heart.. I say these things and know God brought me back to share his word.. his love everywhere I go…. and I can do all things thru HIm…… i don’t know how much longer I can work.. but I can still shine for him and maybe teach/ interact online with others and let them know God has a purpose for each and every one of us, and he will never let us down… NEVER!!! I LOVE YOU JESUS

  253. Sara Jane Adair says:

    Oh, the story I want to share! The journey I want to bring to life that any other may know we are all “over comers”! From sexual abuse as a young child by my only brother, to the promiscuity which inevitably followed throughout my late teenage life; I know my God was with me. A marriage directly after high school which lasted 17 years in which I was never physically abuse. He was a “provider” but couldn’t meet the desires if my heart, the emotional needs of my soul, or the my desperate need for attention-encouragement-and positivity. Our three wonderful kids (now oldest son is 21-with infant daughter and fiancé, daughter is 19, and youngest son is 14) suffered as I decided to “go outside the marriage” to have my needs met. That’s the church way to put it; I actually had a months long affair! I began to rebel against my beliefs, my faith, my church, my family, and viciously against my husband. I was beginning a desperate downward spiral which would cost me a price I’d never intended to pay. I cheated multiple times, we bounced back and forth doing the quintessential dance of the “trying for the kids” ; and yet, I failed. And in that failure is when I broke again. Mentally, twice I was admitted to a psychiatric ward for suicidal intentions and Bipolar. My earliest memories are not all toys and playing as a three and four year olds should be. They’re mainly dark and afraid. For no reason if which I’m aware. I “hid” both literally and figuratively. I remember hiding four hours in my closet behind all the cloths, singing “Jesus Love Me” and “Jesus Loves the Little Children” until l I’d finally cry myself to sleep. I suffered atypical fear and self hate; even prior to the abuse. I never could, as a young teenager, understand my mood swings. I wrote, I self mutilated (before it was popular and trending), and although I was loved, first by my parents and sibling then by my husband and children, I loathed myself. My bubbly personality would burst into the shattered depths of hell; it is there that death and suicide began courting my mind and soul. since a young child every day i can remember i “heard” and “saw” that i should and how to kill myself by hanging. without any elaboration; this fact is true and tragic. Late into my twenties after a bout of “postpartum” is when I was finally diagnosed and began treatment for Bipolar. All of that information to say, at the end of my marriage to a man I destroyed, I brought another man into my home. Within three months , even under my watchful eye, he annihilated and forever stole not only the last of my innocence but the purity and innocence of my only daughter. He beat me daily, choking, slapping, intimidating while holding a hammer, was nothing compared to the ten minutes he stole from my angel. I had divulged into pills in order to mask my mental disease, his abuse, and my failure. I attempted suicide with an overdose. But, I also grew strong. I removed him from my home and began a job and repairing the mess his presence left behind. It would be a little over a year before my daughter shared her nightmare if him molesting her and threatening to murder me if she told. This one life path haunts me daily when I see her. As time ticks closer to ten years since, the anguish for me is slowly resolving but it will never disappear. (Side note: he has never been charge-however, he’s now facing death penalty for the arson murder of an elderly woman )! As I became stable, God did lead me to a man that knows and love The Lord! We have been together five years and in July will have been married four years. God has a plan!! Quickly I’ll bring “MY STORY” to an end. As Joseph and I began our lives with my three children around the one year anniversary my daughter, 15 at the time became very ill. Over about four months she was found to have a congenital brain malformation. She suffered severe migraines, pressure in her head, fluid draining from her ears, she would vomit at the peak of the pain, and then she began to stumble. Gently at first; as if she just stubbed a toe. Next, was the breaths she felt as if she couldn’t get. After three week long hospital stays she had brain surgery. It was during her diagnosis phase that I was randomly injured at work. A wrist, back strain and muscle spasms; all of which has resulted in multiple procedures, painful tests and exams, and two major back surgeries. Oh! Did I mention the initial injury occurred directly prior to my daughters surgery? GOD IS GOOD AT USING LIFE CHANGING EVENTS TO PROVE HE IS ACTIVELY PURSUING US! I lost my career and will never nurse again which is my passion. But, I have a home, my children, my sons fiancé, my GRANDDAUGHTER- CHARLOTTE who’s almost 9 months old–all living input home. We suffer financially, gifts are rare, dates are even more rare, BUT LOVE…it lives here. GOD WILL PROVIDE HE WILL PROTECT and trust me….OUR LORD WILL PURSUE YOU.
    Thank you for allowing me just to share with others parts of my journey. I want so badly to write…but I’m ignorant regarding these “blogs” and have no idea where to start or if my story would draw someone who needs to know his love.. Could you give me direction. Love in God!!

  254. In all these things, even in this place that I feel so alone and lonely, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  255. Even in unemployment, financial need, loneliness and isolation I am MORE than a conqueror in Christ Jesus, my Lord!

  256. In all these things, even in healthy living, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  257. even in, my rebellious children, I am more than a conqueror

  258. In all these things, even in all my struggles and failures, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me!

  259. indeed, standing firm in the promises of our King! thnx

  260. Even in loss of my dad and job, I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus, my Lord. In Him, I am an overcomer.

  261. Thanks for all that you do. God is the great Healer.

  262. When we learn to have our confidence in God we are free to tell others.

  263. Great post & reminder to stay strong in the Lord -always needed while walking in this world! Would enjoy the book & more encouragement as I/we endure life’s ups & downs! Blessings 🙂

  264. In all these things, even in __Sorrow__, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.

  265. I am a stay at home wife, mother of two active boys, and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis eight years ago. I feel like God is calling me to more, but not sure what that more is. Yet, I know that through this disease, the stress of everyday life and often overwhelming fatigue, I am more than a conqueror because my Savior reigns and is for me.

  266. Dianna Sharpe says:

    I was in an abusive marriage for twenty-three years, it not only hurt me it really hurt my daughter, I so want to get her this book because with Christ we can all be overcomers no matter what. Thank ywou for sharing your heart, you are acn encourager.

  267. Linda Fern says:

    In times of trials, stress from work, heartache, we are more than conquerors, we have Christ who leads us, strengthens us, holds us up. I won’t want to travel this road without Him. Amen.

  268. Kimberly Kicklighter says:

    This was my prayer on Saturday night that I even posted on my Facebook page….

    God. Help or guide me thru my struggles I am going through. I stay tired. Exhausted. Unfocused on things that need to be accomplished. I hide my stress from everyone. My heart breaks with not having the one thing that would make my heart whole. My spirit is weak without the loving guidance from you. I pray with all my might to receive the life that is provided for me. For my boys. My family and friends. I give without taking. I silence my mind just to be at peace. I feel like I look for answers either in the wrong place or not finding them at all. Just let me receive the love and guidance to get through my struggles in the present. I know others will read this and hope they don’t think negative of me. I need your open arms. If I ask too much then I apologize and ask for forgiveness. Help this one in need. Amen…….

    ….I know through his love and guidance, I will conquer my struggles.

  269. Even in unemployment, financial needs , fear , parenting my children, confidence in my self I am MORE than a conqueror in Christ Jesus, my Lord!

  270. God has used many hard circumstances in my life to refine me and grow me into a deeper dependence on Him. I feel like it is a recurring battle for me to CHOOSE to continue to seek Him and trust Him no matter what. There are times that I allow Satan’s lies to take hold of me. The only One who draws me out of that pit is Jesus, but it is a choice to allow Him to. Thank you for your encouragement, Renee!

  271. Even in a break up I am more than a conqueror. I’d love to win a copy of this book!

  272. Even in uncertainty, loneliness, marital issues, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  273. Caren Nelson says:

    God never leaves us. No matter how awful, scary or hopeless, He is always there with us. I never felt so frightened and so loved as when my husband was diagnosed with cancer. God did not give him the cancer. But God held me up, placed wonderful people in my path. Doctors, nurses, teachers, daycare providers, anonymous church members who reached out, gave their all, their best. And always at the moment we needed it most. You are going to be ok. You are.

  274. I love the reference to the soldier and the commander. For some reason that really hit me today. I need to fight the battle by listening to God’s commands. Blessings everyone!

  275. In all these things, even in dealing with my spouse having an affair and conceiving a child during the affair and keeping it hidden for almost 4 years, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me!!

    Thank You JESUS!!!

  276. This looks like a book I need to read. I love
    The part about how even Jesus left this world
    With scars. Very profound.

  277. I know God is my armour, but when you are a single mom, and you have to make a decision to either buy groceries or pay the light bill. And you buy groceries and a week later they turn your lights off. Sometimes its like, i cant win in this world. Some of us re meant to struggle so we can call on Him for guidance. I feel thats the life for me.

  278. Even with my husband of 9 years deciding our marriage is over I am MORE THAN a conqueror!

  279. I find myself in a new job I thought would be the opportunity that I have been working towards for the past 25 years. I felt like God was opening up the doors for me to be here. I think he let me have this opportunity to really show me what is really important in life. That is, not what I want bit what he wants for me. I find myself overworked, stressed, having medical issues and getting depressed. My kids are not happy, my husband is not happy. I’m not happy. I have started to look for a new position but having done the same thing for 25 years and there aren’t any open positions anywhere near where I live, it’s scary having to start over again. Doing my best to put my faith in God that he will open up new opportunities for me.

  280. MIsty Watkins says:

    In all these things, even when the storms of life rage, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  281. Even in insecurity, depression, and fear, I am more than a conqueror, through him who loves me.

  282. Overcomer! This devotion and Mandessa’s song “Overcomer,” help, even on the worst of days. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  283. Kelly Bronnenberg says:

    Even in dealing with a babies death and the fear of becoming complacient as a single woman, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  284. Jennifer D. says:

    My how we all need such beautiful words on our “bad days”. After losing my dad to suicide a year ago, my mom, sisters and I have struggled and struggled. We always come back to one thing: GOD. He is our peace and comfort. I plan to purchase this book and share it with my mom and sisters. Thank you to the author for being God’s vessel.

  285. Joyce Kaiser says:

    Oh my, my, my Lord…..do I think of myself as very much defeated as me, the one who had a stomach by-pass, 2 knees replaced, 2 shoulders fixed, abou 6 back surgeries )the airport loves me) and the pain, pain, pain that I go through whether it is real and it is, and the pain I put myself through thinking I am a failure, I cannot do this…let alone overcome it. I do have one friend from my home town who always says “Joyce, you will get throug this” and I just say ya, ya…. but now there is this book that really hits me between my eyes. I need this book to set along with my BIBLE.. I need it and I shall overcome!

  286. Chris Kraemer says:

    Even in the chaos of my seriously crumbling marriage and struggling family. I am more than a conqueror,through Him who loves me. Thank you so much for this blog. I so desperately needed this today. Santan has a stronghold on my husbands heart and he is about to walk out on our marriage and possibly even lose His job. We are also dealing with a lot of issues with our 13 year old son Sam. Sam is completely out of control, he’s failing school, refuses to do his work and has a very negative outlook on everything. We also have a teenage daughter and two younger daughters who so desperately need to see how a marriage should be and what a man of God is. Lately, through all this,I’ve felt very defeated like everything is spinning wildly out of control, as I sit and watch my family and marriage being destroyed by santan. God bless you for speaking truth to me today.

  287. Sounds like encouraging words we all can use!

  288. Debbie Ratte says:

    I have overcome so much but still the enemies whispers tell me that I am not enough. The truth of it defeats me some days. I am not enough, through Christ I can be. The truth I usually retort with, if you’re faith was stronger you wouldn’t struggle, he whispers…
    if I don’t win this book…I will buy it when I can because I need it. I have an autoimmune disease that taps me at home most days and I don’t have many friends. I need this not just for me, but I have an infant daughter who will learn to know God through me and I am daunted by that. Will she see my victory through Christ, or Satan whispering whispering in my ear…

  289. Maureen Chiasson says:

    God can bring good things out of what is meant for evil.

  290. God never leaves us and provides us with everything that we need. I am so thankful for His grace and mercy!

  291. My marriage is coming to an end after 14 years together and a year and a half separation. We have two beautiful daughters. My husband served three military deployments and they changed him and our family forever. I have so much regret over my own mistakes, of not loving him enough, or being enought of what he needed. I have said again and again that I would walk thru fire to save my marriage. But My husband has no hope for us; and just wants to move on.

    The feelings of rejection and failure are paralyzing some days. But I will not let myself stay there. I believe with all of my heart that The Lord will work this out for His glory and my good. The days are hard. But my hope is in Him. Jeremiah 29:11.

    Would love to read your book.

  292. Even in dealing with my anxiety and panic attacks and dealing with things from my past and working on forgiveness, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  293. Christie Hamby says:

    In all these things, even in the process of a divorce from my alcoholic husband and raising our daughter whose earthly father is not present in her life, I am more than a conquerer through Him who loved me.
    God is our strength. She has a Heavenly Father who will never leave or forsake her.
    I will praise God through ALL my circumstances.
    Habakkuk 3:17-19

  294. Even going through tough times with hubby being diagnosed with cancer, losing our home and vehicle due to no income while we waited for disability to kick in and then having a cancer scare with our 13 yr old daughter, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  295. Deborah Everhart says:

    I have been battling illness for years.I know God can heal me and brings people into my life to lift me up.
    One person God uses as a vessel is my husband. He even stays with me while I am in the hospital.
    I have heart disease and Healing that is not too big for God.
    Sometimes I just get depressed because I can’t do many of the things I use to do.Even.at my lowest time I know God is with me. Your prayers would be appreciated!

  296. Thank you for writing this post! It’s exactly what I needed to hear at exactly the right time. God bless you!

  297. “Even our Savior left this world with scars.” When I read this I just had to stop and breathe it in . . . our Lord God knows what we are going through. Thank you, Jesus!

  298. Marie Bride (Constance K.) says:

    Lord make me more than a conqueror in my chaos & confusion because You are my Victor & You have brought me to a Faith community where we can claim Your Victories together!!!
    Amen.
    Thank You Lord Jesus!!!

  299. Tammie Taylor says:

    God is never failing., He is right on time. He never let us down. This book looks great.
    The book Confident Heart I am almost finished reading and I will pick this one up after that.
    Tammie Taylor

  300. Sarah Sitarski-Rice says:

    Would love a copy for my friend and I to read together!

  301. In all these things, even in battling my addiction and depression, I am more than a conquerer through Him who LOVES ME!!!

  302. Dianne Bell says:

    Great post!

  303. Ashley Lynn Bell says:

    I think this is a great article! It is so touching!!!

  304. Even in the midst of being a single parent to a teenager I hold my roots tight on the cornerstone, knowing that I have the promise of victory and a conqueror in Him who holds me everytime I fall. Abba father is my rock!

  305. Tabitha Bell says:

    In all these things, even in the midst of great physical pain due to scoliosis, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

    Thank you for the encouragement! I really needed it today.

  306. In all these things, even in marital strife, codependency recovery, necessary estrangement from family of origin, trying to change the bad thinking patterns of decades, adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues, gut issues, and parenting a special needs child and a teenager , I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me.

  307. I am Working to overcome an addiction resulting from depression by emerging myself in Christ’s words portrayed in your book “A Confident Heart,” and music by Mandisa and Jenny Simmons. I feel that this book will help me so much. Thank you!

  308. I am more than conquerer through Christ who loved me,
    over years of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse,
    and a broken marriage.
    This book sounds like exactly what I need…hope in the storm.
    Thank you for your prayers

  309. In all these things, even in battling anxiety and other family health issues, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me. This is something I have been battling for years, and this book sounds like just what I need. Love the encouragement I find from your words and the many others of Proverbs 31.

  310. Midnightsalty says:

    This sounds like a book written just for me. I’m on the opposite end of the blog. I have a “friend” who just ditched me after 45 years of friendship. She has alot of problems and didn’t want to add mine to her list. It hurts and has had we wanting to give up.

  311. Shellie Cox says:

    God has given me a word this year and that word is Overcomer! He keeps putting it out there for me as a constant reminder that through him I am an Overcomer. I would love to win this book to keep me in check with what he has for me.

  312. In all these things, even in the mist of adversity when it seems like every thing and every one is coming up against me, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. No matter the situation, I know that God’s got this, and He’s holding me close to Him. He will never, ever let me go!

    Shirley
    http://www.lightlovehope.com

  313. In all these things, even in exhaustion/frustration, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me

  314. In all these things, even in hopelessness, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. My husband has struggled with addiction for more than 30 years. I am struggling with letting him go and moving on with my life

  315. In all these things, even in ____debilitating illness __, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.
    Two years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, on top of my already existing illnesses of migraines, depression, arthritis, gastritis, allergies and focal dystonia. I can’t work anymore; yet social security continues to deny my claim for disability. Some days it’s very hard to keep from giving in to despair. But I know that God is there for me and His ways and thoughts are higher than mine.

  316. In all these things, even in my poor choices and self-doubt, I am more than a conqueror through HIM who LOVES me!

  317. I know I am more than a conquer! I am going through menopause an with it you have bouts of depression. my faith keeps me going.

  318. Helena Fulmer says:

    The battle for our minds is real. Satan can sound so much like our own “little inner voice” that we don’t realize it’s him. And he’ll use every trick in the book…….”I’ll never be any good”…..”God will never forgive me”……”I can’t do it anymore.” But GOD says we are His if we believe and trust and have faith — faith as small as a mustard seed. Jesus Christ died to save us and we are loved and cherished children of God. I accepted Jesus as my Savior as a young girl. I’m 53 now, and it has taken me most of my life to come to fully realize this truth. I wasted a lot of time looking for things that could never satisfy. But now I’m growing and changing and being transformed by the love and grace and mercy of my Savior and God.

  319. If even in dealing with 3 year old disobedience when I get frustrated and use an ugly tone. 🙁

  320. In all these things, even in the mist of: losing my mom this past year, a horrible chronic illness my husband suffers with,serious health issues for my family members, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. Thank you for reminding me that I am an overcomer in Christ. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
    2 Corinthians 1:3-5

  321. In all these things, even in my insecurities, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

  322. In all these thing, even in loss of employment and hard time, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me.

  323. Why is it so easy to feel so alone. I know I am a daughter of THE KING! I know that he is always with me, and yet sometimes it feels as though I walk through the hardships so alone. I know God is with me, caring me through it.. I just wish I felt it more. A friend shared with me this post today… I needed it. God is faithful always, and I rejoice that He doesn’t depend on or wait for my feelings… but is always there faithfully!

  324. I needed this today! I am struggling with depression and working through childhood trauma. I feel defeated and have given up on a lot in my life. Then I mourn that and feel guilt for not hanging in there better. Hopelessness is a very sad state to live in. Today I am encouraged by your blog. Thank you.

  325. Even in all these things, my son in law hospitalized for 2 months – severe paralysis from Lupus flare up, a new diagnosis of breast cancer in my Mom and youngest sister who lives out of state, helping my daughter with caring for my grandson while she cares for her husband and applies for financial aid,, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. Got is good!

  326. Julie Moore says:

    I’m not sure if this is still open for comments but I would love to read You’re Going To Be Ok because the last two years have been the hardest of my life. My mother had 4 strokes the year before last and my world as I knew it fell into a million tiny pieces. It has been hard is such an understatement that it almost makes me smile to say it. Then in September I started having medical problems and can not seem to get a diagnosis of why I am having these symptoms. Living in the question is the hardest thing in the world for someone who believes if I just had the answer we could fix it. I do know that God is in control and has a plan and a purpose for me but I would love to hear the You’re Going to be Ok message!

  327. Kathleen Flanders says:

    My Dad is in his final days and it’s so hard to watch him suffer. I had lost my oldest son 5 years ago and I still struggle with a lot of grief losing him. I know God uses the pains and sorrows in our lives and hope He will use me too. I am also trying to start a new business and know I have all sorts of issues with confidence and who I am, who God created me to be and to fulfill His purposes. Yet that’s what I long for most! I pray this book will help me to see further into the security that is in my Savior! Bless you.

  328. At this point in my life I wonder if I will ever be ok! This feeling started four year ago when I got hurt on the job, then lost my job then my husband left me for the neighbor all within a six month period. Then, to top it off my father who I was very close to stops talking to me and my boys because a disagreement and doesn’t even go to my son’s (his grandson) wedding with no explanation to my son who had nothing to do with the disagreement. I can’t seem to pull myself out of this hole, the scariest part is that I have lost complete hope and faith and feel so disconnected to God. I know that God never leaves us at least in my head I know that but in my heart and soul I feel like I am all alone and no matter how often I cry out or no matter how hard I try to believe that I will be ok it just never happens. I want to feel God’s presence in my life again. I want to have the peace I know He can give. My life consist of going to work and that’s it. I don’t do anything else and it’s completely opposite of who I was. So reading I’m an Overcomer and then seeing that you are giving away this book. I have to believe that God is trying reach me, somehow someway

  329. In all these things, even in disability, unemployment, a toxic living stiuation, financial ruin, and feeling overwhelmd, I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me. All I need to do is stand back up. Lord, give me strength to stand back up each time life knocks me down.

  330. Faye Cooper says:

    The loss of a good friend’s trust and love has turned me into something I never thought I could be. Although it was mostly my own fault, it took me awhile to realize that it wasn’t just me. There was mistrust and lies all around. Not everyone are as they seem. But I still love and pray for her. I am an overcomer……

  331. Jamie Waite-Ukes says:

    Yes indeed, even in poverty, sickness, grief, and pain, I am more than a conqueror in Christ, who loves me. In Christ, I am an overcomer…I am not overcome by those things that try to tear me down and pull me away from my Savior! This book would be a great blessing to me, to anyone. These truths are ones that I must remind myself daily and remember that because of Jesus, I have His strength to get through anything. God bless!

  332. Roberta Gabriel-OBS Small Group Leader says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book!!! in all these things, the overindulgent, emotional overeating , the pain and emptiness from the tragic loss of our middle daughter, I am more than a conqueror in Christ, who loves me. Thanks for this post, I really needed it!!

  333. Even in my ongoing struggle to lose weight, I am a conqueror in Christ! Every day is a new day. : )

  334. Kelly Smith says:

    In all these things, even in ___a lot of FEAR_____________________________, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. {I’ll be praying over you by name today!}

    BOY DO I NEED THIS AND EVERY THING ELSE I CAN SOAK UP. I am lucky. God is making changes in my life. But I am still fearful, my verse is Psalms 56:11 “In God I have put my trust I shall not be afraid what can man doing unto me.” And I usually have peace, but I am facing some major trouble, and I want to please God and I’m afraid I will fail and this brings fear.

  335. Nikki Robertson says:

    GOD Bless you!

  336. In all these things, even in this unexpected pregnancy, I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me.

    Thank you for the post, it reminds me that HE is in control not me.

    Many Blessings!

  337. I have been dealing with depression, discouragement b c everytime I get a close friend or someone I care and love they leave for whatever reasons whether it is a job or etc. Just hurts dealing w constant change but I do know God will never leave nor forsake me. I just need your all’s prayer and encouragement. I am looking forward to reading your book b c I need to hear that I will be ok.

  338. Laura Murphy says:

    Our family has been through my husband’s career change, and I am learning that I am not defeated by the enemy…. I have battled depression, anxiety, anger, and a few other emotional struggles, but one of the worst is the fear of being alone. I all of a sudden have to attend worship alone, etc. I am slowly learning that it is ok… My husband works 72 hours a week, and I manage and run a couple of other businesses. Our time is extremely limited and our family has suffered because of it. God has it under control…. so for now I am just being…..

  339. Tara Lightsey says:

    As I read your post, I am reminded of Ephesisans 3:20 “Now all glory to God who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might think or ask.” People battle with all kinds of things: not feeling good enough as a mother, wife, worker, etc, addictions, sickness and disease, financial difficutlies, and a host of other things. We have to trust that God will work things out for us according to his will. This doesn’t mean it will be the way we want or what we expect, but God always does what is best for us. And He gives us the power (through him, through us) to overcome anything.

  340. Lord refine me, I’m going to be okay and get through this battle too. I know who wins, help me stand! Sometimes we don’t understand, I always thought my dad would go before my mom, so she didn’t have to put up with him. But instead you are choosing to take her home to you to experience that peace before him. She stuck with him through thick and thin and because of that he knows you today but oh so hard to understand someone’s. Especially since he is reverting back to my old mean dad as he gets older. But I’m trusting you DADDY, and I know I will be okay! In Jesus name Amen. Would love to get a copy of this book to help me through this chapter in my life.

  341. joanna kearns says:

    i want a clear confirmation from the lord god will keep his word to restore with interest from all of the unjust losses including all of the damage from his trials !!! eventually in my life and also 2 robberies plus the loss of not being able to work thanks to gods trials please keep praying for a clear confirmation that god will be faithful to keep all of his promises to me

  342. joanna kearns says:

    PLEASE EXCUSE PREVIOUS POST POSTED BY ACCIDENT!

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