Why the long face? You’re not sick are you? Or are you depressed?”  [Nehemiah 1:1 The Message]

Feel like you’re dragging a dead mule up the side of a mountain on a snowy day…all by yourself?  Forget it!  It’s a lie you are not alone, let go of the dead mule.  The King of Kings is running the show and he’s right on time.  In response to the Kings’ question Nehemiah said, “…why shouldn’t I be depressed when the city, the city where all my family is buried, is in ruins and the city gates have been reduced to cinders?

Facing reality is the first step toward being a winner, but the reality is God is with you.  He’s written and knows the final act.  Being honest with your producer will open the door to impossible dreams and facing the facts with overcoming faith.  ”For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith” [1John 5:4]

God wants to be trusted; when temptation rolls over you like a flood, when your inadequacies overwhelm you, when every area of life is breaking up, when nothing goes right and everything goes wrong.  You choose – frown or grin.  Put a grin on your face it will send a signal to your body and to the world you have nothing left but FAITH IN GOD!  He is faithful and you are a winner!

Further reading:  Nehemiah 1, Psalm 43, Proverbs 31:10-31