Be Strong and Courageous

Hi Lovelies!

As promised, I will finish my story about a supernatural experience I had this past weekend.

This week on Instagram I shared that the current season I’m in involves a lot of changes, including losing a precious family member. We have also experienced a change in my husbands work schedule and my own work schedule. This has resulted in us having to change some things around, especially since our kids are starting school soon.

I mentioned that during seasons like this, it is easy to fill your mind with negative thoughts and feel hopeless, like nothing positive will come out of the current situation you are in.


So I was beginning to think about how things were going to be different, I knew that the only way to find peace, was to look to God. I began to pray even more than before and I began to read encouraging scriptures. I also love retail therapy because I love to shop.

I decided to do some more school shopping for the kids and I had a lot of fun picking out their outfits and picking stuff out for myself of course.

As I waited patiently in line, I started looking through the items on the shelves that lined the waiting area. Stores usually have these so that you will be enticed to buy just one more thing haha.

Waiting there, and being the coffee lover that I am, I started to look through the mugs. One in particular stood out to me (pictured above). The outside of the mug read, ” You are a courageous women.” As I inspected the mug to make my final decision on buying it, the rim of the cup had a scripture and it read, Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous…for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

WOW! I jumped for joy inside and my eyes filled with tears. It was just what I needed, without even looking for something inspirational. Never did I doubt that the Lord was with me, but it was just so reassuring to pick the perfect mug for the current season that I’m in.

But wait the story doesn’t end there….

When I got home, I showed my husband all the things that I purchased and when I showed him the mug, he was just as wowed as I was.

The next morning I received a notification from a Bible app I have on my phone. I opened the app and there was a scripture. I began to read the scripture out loud to my husband (Please keep in mind that this is the 1st time I’ve done this). I read it once and then I had to read it again, I’ll admit that I was shocked at 1st. I thought to myself, “Is this really happening?”

Once again I was emotional! the same scripture that was written on the mug was the same scripture notification that I read on my phone the very next day!

This particular app that I have on my phone sends me 1 random scripture daily, at 8 am. I had just downloaded the app 2 weeks before. Out of all the scriptures in the Bible, it sent me the EXACT same one as the one printed on a mug I randomly purchased the day before. This is how I know that the Lord was speaking to me about my current situation.

Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. 

I’m sharing this with you because I want you to be encouraged and do not be afraid. Keep pushing through and live your best life right now.

Have you ever experienced something similar to this? Please share in the comments below and let’s chat.



Author: LivingLifeBlissfully

Wife and Mother of 5, with the desire to encourage, inspire and empower women to live their best life. Here is share my life conquering motherhood, and my beauty and fashion advice.

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