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My beautiful mama was always so strong, a tower of strength, courage and faith that stood like a beacon for our family.

Psalm 46:1 says God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

As I meditated on this, I remembered a time when I was very small – probably about 3 years old or so.

I saw myself when I was a small child facing something scary, and holding onto my mama’s coat sleeve for strength. This is how we are to be with the Lord – we are to hold tight to Him and know we need not fear, for He is with us. His strength can see us through whatever life throws at us.

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