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April 19, 2021: God Strengthens Me

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4:13, KJV).

This verse means that God gives me strength to do what I need to do. This verse speaks to my life because it gives me strength and keeps me motivated. My dad died two years ago, and I lost my mom around four years ago.

Although it has been a rough time for me, God gave me the strength to get through those times, and this verse has helped me a lot. God also gave me the strength to help others get through hard times too. My mamaw has had a really hard time with my dad’s death. I have helped her when she was sad and grieving over my dad by telling her to go ahead and cry when she needed to and to let it out.

She has told several people that I have helped her through this time. I have learned that being sad is a waste of time. Life is better when you are happy. I pray that everyone learns how to be as happy as they can here on earth, with God’s help, until we get to heaven where we can really be happy.

Dear God, thank You that You will come back soon and take us home. Thank You for the joy that only You can give. Amen.

Nathan Blanton is a sixth-grader at the Powell Valley Christian School in Virginia.

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