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Simple Grace - - Mood Index -

“Dear Lord, I’ve fi­nally re­al­ized the dif­fer­ence be­tween be­ing there for peo­ple and be­ing a door­mat, but the only way I can turn down co­work­ers and friends who ask too much is by in­wardly con­vinc­ing my­self they’re only out to take ad­van­tage of me. It’s like I can’t find the strength to stand up to them un­less I la­bel them ‘bad.’ Please help!”

—Isa­iah 40:29 NKJV

Wis­dom of the Word He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He in­creases strength. We un­der­stand and yet… It can be tough to draw a truly lov­ing line with oth­ers. Our soft hearts lead us to over­com­mit, so we harden them in or­der to say no. What is a bet­ter way?

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