Strength Through Hard Times – Day 7

“Hard times have many ways to find a home. But, as we condition ourselves spiritually we are making our immune system stronger to withstand hard times.” – #ToddCPittman

Yep, I Said It!

…and so did Luke 4:18 (NIV) “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,”

…and Jeremiah 30:17 (NIV) said it too – But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’

“This is the 7th and final exercise day, for now, as we build our spiritual strength to endure hard times. Look, hard times can come in many forms resulting from many circumstances such as a broken-hearted relationship or divorce, health decline due to sickness or disease, financial setbacks, or even legal troubles. A lot of times our difficulties are brought own by our hard heads and poor decisions, but remember this – God’s grace is greater than our sins! Back in the day, east of the Jordan River in the region of Gilead, folks would seek this rare perfume that was used medicinally to cure-all. They called it the Balm of Gilead. Well, today we need to condition our acceptance that Jesus is our Balm of Gilead. Let’s work on strengthening our belief and acceptance that even in the toughest times if we have a strong relationship with Him, He is the one that will help and guide us through our circumstances and into transformation and restoration. He is our Balm of Gilead and the Balm that will make us whole again! So let’s continue to condition ourselves spiritually and develop that relationship with God as we feel led to do!” – #ToddCPittman

Published by #ToddCPittman

Although my heart will always live at Christ the King Church in Dacula, GA under the guidance of Senior Pastor, Reverend Marion Sailor. While residing in northern Maryland, I am a member of Channel of Grace in Edgewood, MD under the direction of Lead Pastor Kenneth Harper; and I enjoy the fellowship of Covenant Living Fellowship in Randallstown, MD under the direction of Pastors Donald & Danielle Lewis. In my professional life, I am the Director of Member Experience + Communications at the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and I also have the privilege of serving as the Executive Director of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (iCSR). I am a proud father of four and husband to Dr. Yolonda Pittman. Following undergrad at Syracuse University, I am currently pursuing my Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) at Luther Rice College & Seminary. VISIT |

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