When I ask friends how they are doing during the pandemic, the answers are all over the board. Some are doing fine. Others are struggling. Some have lost so much.

How are you, friend, as you read this today? How are you holding up? 

I truly want to know.

Maybe, like me, you are grateful for what you do have but you feel in limbo. You are missing people you care about. You are out of the rhythm of “normal” life as a job/your family/your stability has been impacted and you don’t know how long this will all play out.

In today’s More Than Small Talk podcast episode, I had an aha moment. Jennifer talked about the times we run into a wall of fear but somehow find confidence. In fact, she called it “holy confidence.” When I asked her what that meant, she simply said:

“Holy confidence is borrowed strength.

It’s what God gives us when we have little of our own.”

Borrowed strength. . . yes!

Today I am praying that you will feel “borrowed strength” just as you need it most. Hold up that fear, those unknowns, that uncertainty and may borrowed strength fill you to overflowing.

Lord, we need to borrow some of your strength because ours is running low. The world feels a bit crazy right now, but you are constant. You know the plans you have for each person reading this today and those they love. Even in the midst of this, you are teaching and loving us, drawing us close to you and revealing truths that will change us. Thank you for that, amen. 

Let me know how you are doing. I want to pray with you as we walk in borrowed strength together.



Today’s podcast is all about holy confidence!

Listen to More Than Small Talk podcast, Episode #71. I pray it encourages you like it did me.

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