Just Shake it Off!

A poisonous snake bit the apostle Paul. After all he had been through, he simply shook it off. (Danny Chapman via Flickr)

In Christ, you are strong. Nothing hell sends your way can stop you as a child of God–if you trust Him and you won’t allow it.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you need encouragement, you need to read Samuel Rodriguez’s book, Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks and Snakes in Your Life.

Read this passage: “When your God-given confidence and ability are born out of adversity, grounded in hope and powered by faith in the living God, you can shake off everything hell may send your way. You are no longer who you used to be. You are not who others say you are. You re not even the person you may think you are!

Paul went through storms, shipwreck and near death, only to have a viper bite him! What did he do? He just shook it off and nothing happened.

Storm survivors are not afraid of snakes, Rodriguez says. You’ve survived your storms, and you’re still here. Through it all, you grabbed hold of the promise that if God is for you, there is no one who can be against you!

  • Through it all, God provided.
  • Through it all, God protected.
  • Through it all, God promoted.

“They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” (Jeremiah 1:19)








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