Help for Life’s Hard Moments

We are overcomers. We are more than conquerors. We are stronger than we know and braver than we feel.

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I’m sitting in a coffee shop on an ordinary morning and my courage feels as drained as my latte, nothing but a bit of foam left at the bottom of my cup, nothing but a little hope left at the bottom of my heart.

We all get to this place as humans. It is part of living in this world. God knows this because He lived here too. He understands what it means to skin our knees, lose our grip on dreams, and want to hide under the covers.

I used to think success meant never growing weary. But I have come to understand it means not giving up. It doesn’t mean feeling strong all the time; it’s seeking God in our weakness. It’s not looking as though we have it all together; it’s knowing God alone holds us together. Success doesn’t mean finishing first—it means taking one more step of obedience.

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

Battling discouragement doesn’t mean we’re failing—it means we’re fighting. Even when we can’t feel it, see it, or even imagine it, our victory is still sure. Not because of us or anything we do, but because of the undefeatable God who lives within us.


Holley Gerth

P.S. This post is an excerpt from my new gift book Promises from God for Life’s Hard Moments. Get it exclusively from Altar’d State in July and everywhere books are sold in August. There’s a journal too!

P.P.S. If there’s a wall of balloons you know it’s a real party! I loved having a night of fun and encouragement at Altar’d State with DaySpring to celebrate my new gift book and journal! You can join in and watch the live video below of me sharing 3 Things that Help in Life’s Hard Moments. (Email subscribers, click here to come to the blog post to view the video.)


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About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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