Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Not Overcome

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"They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the Lord." - Jeremiah 1:19 

Julian of Norwich reflected on this message of Jeremiah in her work entitled Showings. She writes:

"And these words: You will not be overcome, were said very insistently and strongly, for certainty and strength against every tribulation which may come. God did not say: You will not be assailed, you will not be belaboured, you will not be disquieted, but God said: YOU WILL NOT BE OVERCOME. God wants us to pay attention to his words, and always be strong in our certainty, in well-being and in woe, for God loves us and delights in us."

Perhaps there are a few of us who need to hear these words today:
Wehn God is with us, we will not be overcome!

Living in Grace

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