I have been feeling so discouraged about how things are working out… with just about everything… didn’t really feel like writing… but then I was reminded today, by a friend, about what is important. She sent me the following passage:

Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He (God) Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)!  [Assuredly not!]  So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm.  [I will not fear or dread or be terrified].  What can man do to me?

Hebrew 13:5-6 (Amplified Version)

Such a strong reminder, the LORD is my strength and my salvation, and my help in time of need.