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I stood in front of my bathroom mirror, squinting from the lights above while also trying to open my eyelids so I could brush mascara on my lashes. My mouth opened too, almost instinctively. I wondered why opening my mouth also opened my eyes. It didn’t make sense and neither did the way I was feeling.

I had been struggling with paralyzing self-doubt that week, and it was making me question everything. Now here I was now, getting ready to travel to speak at a large women’s event and begging God to zap me with confidence or send Jesus back before I got there.

Although I felt honored when I was invited months before, now I questioned why I’d said yes. My internal dialogue was relentless…What if I forget my message? What if they don’t connect with my stories or laugh at my humor? What if…?

After I finished my make-up, I turned around to put something in my suitcase and I noticed a huge nine-foot shadow on the wall. I was surprised how big the shadow was, and how much it was distorting the image of my five-foot, two-inch frame.

All of a sudden, it dawned on me: my uncertainty had created a huge shadow—a shadow of doubt.

Just like my shadow on the wall was distorting my shape, my doubt was distorting my thoughts and overpowering my emotions with confusion and questions.

As I stood there looking at the humongous shadow, I sensed God whispering to my heart: You can only see the shadow because you have turned away from the light. Turn back toward the light. Slowly I turned back toward the lights above the mirror, and realized I was no longer standing in the shadow. And that was the day I discovered the shadow of my doubts.

In the shadow of doubt, insecurity paralyzes us with statements like:

“I can’t do this.”
“Things will never change.”
“My life isn’t going to get better.”
“I’ll never have the confidence I need.”

Those are some depressing thoughts, aren’t they? But oh how quickly they weasel their way into our minds and disguise their voices to sound like ours. Sometimes we agree with them and they become our own.

God doesn’t want us living in a cycle of defeat of dwelling in the shadows of doubt. In Isaiah 49:23, He says: “Then you will know that I am the LORD. Those who hope in me will not be disappointed.” Yet, doubt and hope cannot live in our hearts at the same time. As God’s girls, we need to know and believe that change is possible. We need to hope that life can be different. Otherwise, doubt will win every time and our hearts will be eroded by attitudes and emotions of defeat—but it is not supposed to be this way.

God declares with confidence that things can change—“See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23 NASB).

In my book, A Confident Heart, I talk about how we can identify and overcome our most common self-doubts. It’s a daily process but we can replace our lack of confidence with lasting “God-fidence” – as we learn to live in the security of His promises each day. This week I hope you’ll join me here as we learn how to move beyond believing in God to really believing Him by relying on the power of His Truth and living like it’s true, no matter what our feelings or circumstances tell us!

By Renee Swope, Leading Women to Live Confidently in Christ

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{Learn more about A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of God’s Promises}

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  • Cassie

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel discouraged. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel HOPE.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Me too! Thanks for sharing Cassie.

    • Anonymous

      My words exactly Cassie. When you turn towards Christ in the midst of defeat and discouragment, he will fill your hearts with hope, peace, and comfort. He is our Savior, Healer, Redeemer, and so much more.

    • Shirl

      And it just can’t get any better than that:)

    • Maria J.

      I feel the same way!! And then I start to shut myself away from everyone including my family, But when I hear the promises from GOD I feel like I am worth something and than I want to share with everyone the promises for us.

    • Pamela Greene

      I think of all the times God brought me through situations and I say to myself I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me and Lord Please help my unbelief.

  • farmer girl

    weary; secure.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Weary. Oh how doubt can make me weary. But secure in God’s promises – now that is where I find rest for my weary heart. Thanks for sharing your heart FarmerGirl :0)

  • Carrie

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like God needs to ask a stronger/better person to do the job.  BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like God will empower me to do anything He asks me to do!

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Me too Carrie. I know God knows me but when I feel that overwhelming sense of doubt – I think – Did He forget how fragile and inadequate I am? Thankfully He knows us better than we know ourselves and He knows just how to fill those gaps of ours with His grace.

      He will empower you to do all that He’s called you to – praying for you now. Thanks for joining the conversation today!

    • Susan

      I am struggling with my job, and my career, my boss is a bully…and often feel demoraliize and unapreciated. I tried to hold on to this job because I am near home (5 to 10 min)…and I can check on my mother during,lunch. I am the caregiver for my 84 yr mother…but my heart ackes everyday….I know I shouldn’t complaint because I least I have job, but the pay is low, and I don’t feel I have an opportunity to advance since the systems is poltized and they look promote people they like. Please pray for me, I will pray for you as well.

      • http://www.reneeswope.com Renee Swope

        Praying for you right now, Susan.

  • http://blessedbeyondmeasure-ts.blogspot.com Torrie

    defeated; ALIVE in Christ!

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      And that defeat is just where the enemy wants us isn’t it? But this week we’re going to see what it means to live “ALIVE” in Christ – through the power of His promises!
      I so appreciate you sharing your perspective!

  • Wendi

    overwhelmed; like maybe I really can do this.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      I understand. Overwhelmed is so familiar. But yes, with God’s help and in the security of His promises YOU can do what He’s calling you to do that day. Sometimes we expect more of ourselves than He does but He’s right there to hold our hand and assure our hearts that we are not alone. So glad you are here today!

  • http://myfreshlybrewedlife.com/ Barbie

    Paralyzed/Free to be who He called me to be!

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Paralyzed is how I have felt too. But oh the freedom that comes when we trust His heart over our fears and those whispers of doubt. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Barbie!

    • Kimberley

      Hopeless / Hopeful

  • http://marinaskitchentable.blogspot.com Marina Bromley

    I feel full of PANIC! Frozen in fear!
    I feel His peace, that He will be glorified! (I must decrease so He may increase!!)

    Great message!!

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Thanks for being so real Marina. I’ve felt frozen by fear too and I hated it. Yet when I shift my focus and ask Him to help me decrease so He can increase – that fear and panic gets smaller too. Love that!

    • Anonymous

      Defeated
      Renewed and loved

    • Penny barrentine

      Defeated
      Renewed and loved

  • DARA

    Discouraged. Hope

  • patti

    I feel SCARED!
    I feel empowered.

  • http://www.willowofwonder.blogspot.com Jackie

    Overwhelmed by a spinning mind/ quieted by His love (zephaniah 3:17) and filled with hope.

  • http://charinabrooks.wordpress.com Charina @ Pondered Thoughts

    hopeless; renewed

  • http://mudandmire.com Karen Logan

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel empty inside. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel LOVED, ACCEPTED, AND RENEWED.

    • Charlene

      Me too. Thanks Karen.

  • Erin

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _hopeless and defeated_. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _just a little bit better…hopeful…encouraged…empowered…at ease…and reassured_.

  • Lya Lin

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _______weak_____. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___________encouraged_______.

    What a great giveaway and loved the connection of the 3 bible references.
    Thank you!:)

  • http://itwasbroughtonbylove.blogspot.com Southern Gal

    defeated; empowered!

  • Rebecca T

    Something is wrong with me; hope

  • http://www.dominicandkristin.blogspot.com Kristin Smith

    Out of control / Empowered

  • Michelle

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel (disheartened). BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel (elated).

  • Mandy R

    Paralyzed, incouraged and hopeful.

  • Terri H.

    despair; hope

  • Lisa

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel {defeated}. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel {like a lifeline has been extended to me}.

  • http://hissongtomeshalom.blogspot.com Mandy

    defeated and depressed; awed and grateful

  • rjb

    Tense and anxious. Hopeful.

  • Genie A.

    I feel affirmed-because I can’t do it without Christ! I feel thankful and humbled.

  • http://www.identityingod.blogspot.com Tristi

    defeated… victorious!

  • Paige Woody

    Fearful; Hopeful

  • Jenell Yoder

    Inadequate; Empowered

  • http://bemyleaves.blogspot.com Willew

    hopeless…empowered!

  • http://kathrynjfletcher.blogspot.com Katie @ simply[his]

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel renewed.

  • Susan

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel depressed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hope.

  • http://www.holleygerth.com Holley

    Love seeing you here, friend!

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Love being here. Such an honor! :-)

  • Stacie

    powerless and depressed, powerful and joyful!

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  • Mary

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel useless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel Hope.

  • Julia

    When doubt whispers… I feel hopelessly defeated.

    BUT when I read God’s promises, I feel that I’m wrong, but God will put things right.

  • Brandi Wails

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel weary. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged, special, and loved.

  • Ruth

    FEARFUL:(, Hopeful? :-/

  • http://ajourneyoftrust.blogspot.com Kelly

    worthless; hopeful

  • Julie S.

    When doubt whispers: I feel defeated.

    When I read God’s promises: I feel ok, everything will be good.

  • Jules

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel inadequate and believe the lie. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged and strengthened.

  • Jennifer

    when I take my eyes off Jesus I feel discouraged…..
    when I focus on Him and His stength , I feel hopeful and
    renewed.

  • April

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel worthless, inadequate, weak. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel unstoppable, strong, brave, courageous.

  • http://heatherbleier.wordpress.com/ Heather Bleier

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel unworthy. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel UNSTOPPABLE!

    I love ACH! This is my second time studying this book and I know it won’t be the last!

  • http://socialworkconfessions.com Lyn

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel overwhelmed by lies of inadequacy. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered to get back up so I can continue pressing forward in His name!

  • Tammy B.

    When doubt whispers, I feel worthless. When I read God’s promises, I feel hopeful.

  • Debra Harlan

    I feel hopeless, worthless, as if there is no point of going on.
    I feel a reassurance that I do have worth and that there is a purpose to what I am going through. And I know in my heart of hearts that I am right where I need to be even though I can’t see it. And I can push on a little longer.

  • Linda

    When doubt whispers, I feel….invisible, but when I read God’s promises, I feel…embraced by the King!

  • Marla L.

    When doubt whispers I feel depressed, weary.

  • Shelly

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _despicable_. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __VALUED___.

  • Jaime

    Stupid…hesitantly hopeful

  • Nicole S

    Hopeless, Encouraged

  • http://www.simplymemywalk.wordpress.com Veronica H.

    I feel weary, tired, mentally fatigued and drained. But reading God’s promises helps me to feel hopeful, loved, and confident!!!

    Renee, you are such a blessing to so many women. I thank God for leading me to P31 last year and for the growth I have gained from learning to trust and rely on God for all things in my life.

    Love ya ~ V

  • Karen

    Defeated; Ready to do things with His Strength

  • http://2sweetthings.blogspot.com mandy

    Small & defeated; strong

  • http://2sweetthings.blogspot.com mandy

    Small and defeated, strong

  • http://gnslivingthegoodlife.blogspot.com/ Shirley

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel OVER WHELMED and UNWORTHY. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel LOVED AND KNOW THAT GOD HAS MY BACK.

  • Anonymous

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel discouraged. I , too, feel paralized and overwhelmed!!
    BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel HOPE, strength and overflowing joy!

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1041414391 Tracey Kirch

    (oops, forgot to put info) LOL

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel discouraged. I , too, feel paralized and overwhelmed!!
    BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel HOPE, strength and overflowing joy!

    Thanks so much for all your heart sharing!

  • Beth Williams

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel stupid, dumb, worthless, useless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered, loved.

    It’s amazing how God’s word can change your feeling in a heartbeat! Thanks for an inspiring post!

  • Kathy

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel as if my heart has broken into many pieces.  BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel my heart overflowing gratefulness and joy!

  • Layne K.

    in bondage; JOY

  • Brenda Brodmerkle

    I feel Scared. I feel confident! My answers to the two questions.

  • Beverly

    I feel ‘defeated’
    I feel ‘hopeful’

  • Julie Howard

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel worthless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered.

  • http://InCourage Karen

    When doubt whispers (more like screams…): “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough”: I feel…frightened and overwhelmed-discouraged and defeated. So very worthless and ashamed. BUT when I read God’s eternal promises: “See I am doing a NEW thing! I am working ALL things together for YOUR good, because you love me and YOU are CALLED, Karen, according to MY purposes” (no one else’s purpose but MY purpose and it is what I thing that truly mattters. I think YOU are MORE than enough because I have created YOU to overcome through Me!). All things are possible to those who beleive! I feel… renewed and restored and a sense of God’s calm reassurance washes over me and I am able to move past the fear and think calmly and rationally again with a sense of contentment in knowing Whose I am and what I am called to do. I KNOW that HE will give me the grace and provison to accomplish what needs to be done. God is so faithful and so GOOD to meet us in our every need!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration that you so eloquently provide in your blogs. May you be blessed with God’s richest and best!!! :) Karen ^j^

  • anna

    Depressed. Strengthened and encouraged!

  • Kim

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel WEAK. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel COURAGEOUS!

  • Hope

    Overwhelmed/like I can live into my name!

    Renee — thank you, thank you for sharing your message and your personal struggles. I was rereading chapter 5 this morning and had one of those holy, a-ha moments about getting my confidence from God. I’m ready to start turning … Toward God, the light and the truth. Thank you!

  • http://steelmagnoliadiaries.blogspot.com Courtney F.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel CONFIDENT, EMPOWERED, AND INSPIRED!

  • Jenny

    alone, loved

  • http://cowsandlasersandeverythinginbetween.blogspot.com/ Suzanne

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel EMPOWERED.

  • http://beckykeife.blogspot.com Becky K.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel LOST and ALONE. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel LOVED and PROTECTED.

    Beautitful reminde, Renee. Thank you for being real about how you…we all…can feel.

  • Ray

    Unloved. Loved

  • Renata

    Hopeless. Hopeful.

  • Georgia

    Depressed. Joyful.

  • Stacia

    Overwelmed, happy & encouraged

  • http://ourstorybookblog.blogspot.com Shannon B

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel worthless and forlorn. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered and loved!

  • Melanie

    Worn-out; encouraged

  • Rebecca

    I feel WORRIED!!! But then I stop and go to my power verses and feel blessed and assured.

  • Jeasica

    Despair, serenity

  • Heidi

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel lifted up.

  • http://www.lifeofeucharisteo.blogspot.com Tracey

    I feel useless…then I feel comforted. Thank You Father!

  • http://staceydaze.blogspot.com Stacey

    “When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ____________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __________________.”

    1. useless, defeated, and like a failure (again).
    2. hopefull

  • http://overcomingloneliness.com Jody Watkins

    “When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _defeated_. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _hope & assurance.”

  • Tracy

    I need this trust in God and the ability to let him in….feel it is the only thing left….

  • Deena

    I feel exhausted when doubt whispers, My feet are frozen. With confidence I feel strength rise up in me like I am being carried on the wing of an Eagle.

  • http://tiffbarker.blogspot.com Tiffany

    “When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ____________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __________________.”

    1. Inadequate
    1. More than enough.

  • Karen C

    I feel stuck – unable to move; I feel hopeful – I can soar like an eagle.

  • CathyC

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ___dread_________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___anticipation_______________.

  • mw

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _that shrinking feeling of despair and ‘why bother’, God can never use a heartbroken introvert like me…___________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _His strength empowering me to do all things for His glory & I know my feelings aren’t reality – I know in Him is my confidence and anything done in my own strength is futile anyway! He will give me enough strength for each step, each challenge before me._________________.

  • Anna D.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel anxious and helpless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel peace and confident in God.

  • Michelle

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _defeated, weakened, powerless_.  BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _powerful, power-filled, empowered, indestructible. _____________

  • http://absentmindedmuser.wordpress.com Jenny M. Swart

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel heartbroken, torn, hurt, sad, worthless, stained, ruined, abandoned and all I want to do, is sit in a corner away from the world and cry where no one can see my tears and continue to feel, completely and utterly alone. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel alive, rejoiceful, wonderful, beautiful, strong, confident and ready to battle the nasty words that darken my day by trying to pin in my sunlight! I feel like I can take on the world.

  • jenny w.

    I feel deflated, defeated… But, in Him, I feel grace to do what He asks me to do.

  • http://hutchinsonherd.blogspot.com Jennifer Hutchinson

    less than a woman,
    His unconditional Love.

  • Kelly s

    Discouraged/empowered ;)

    Thank you for the chance to win such a courageous book!

  • Hazel

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel depressed, like no one understands what I’m going through.. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel refreshed. I feel like there is someone who understands me, even in my darkest times.

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  • http://www.stampingwiththeresa.com Theresa

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel UNWORTHY OF LOVE. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel TRULY BLESSED TO GOD’S CHILD.

  • http://jcpitz@msn.com Carol

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _defeated_. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _hopeful that my recent commitment to believe in and trust in God will help me to conquer the lack of confidence that I have had within me for the majority of my life_.

  • Annette

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel overwhelmed and hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel relieved and empowered! Amen and Amen!

  • Kerren Richey

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel EMPOWERED! BLESSED! Given grace by a Father who truly loves, cares, and wants a relationship with His beloved!

  • Kathy Scott

    I feel weak when I listen to doubts but when I read God’s promises, my spirit is strengthened with His might. My choice of listening to God’s voice determines my outlook on life and sustains me through the day with power and purpose whereas the whispers of doubt bring me into the realm of defeat, weakness and fear.

  • Helen

    hopeless
    inspired

  • Sue Frazee

    When doubt sneaks in, I feel “less than.” When I fight back, I feel “empowered!” Thank you for this entry today- I needed to see it. I have a lot of days lately where I feel “less than.”

  • Andrea

    Defeated/hopeful

  • Gricelda

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel unworthy. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel VICTORIOUS.

  • Gerri Baker

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel “less than.” BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel victorious!

  • Megan Segstro

    Need to read this book!!!

  • http://eandjasbell@gmail.com Emily Asbell

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel terrible. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel calm and encouraged.

  • http://www.cutcreateandcare.blogspot.com Lisa Jamerson

    I would love to have some reading material to help me learn to rely on God and not myself. For in him I can do all things! The Bible is my best tool for this but any additional material can’t hurt right?

  • Brooke

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated before I even start. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel and remember that I do not have to rely on my own inferior “power”… I only have to believe and trust in God’s!

  • Kristy Lynn

    “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated, BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered by my Maker!

  • Jenny Westerman

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _uncertain__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _assured__.

  • http://www.loveandthanks.com Rebecca

    Lost then Found!

    Glory to God!!!

  • Kris S

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel completely alone and embarrassed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _strong, hopeful and excited.

  • http://bunny-trails.blogspot.com Dianne – Bunny Trails

    defeated, hope

    I LOVE how God keeps putting pieces of this puzzle into my life – things I read, things I listen to, and now this. Even if I don’t win, I will definitely have to get this book. “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

  • Darcy B

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel RENEWED.

  • Michele

    Weighed down/freedom

  • Amy Dalton

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered by knowing with Christ all things are possible.

  • http://myjourneytoauthenticity.com/ Meredith

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel:

    defeated.
    unusable.
    unlovable.
    like I am talking to the ceiling,
    unheard.
    unseen.

    BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel:

    valued.
    loved,
    honored.
    important.
    worthy.

    I needed this reminder of how I am in HIM today. Thank you, Renee.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Thank you Meredith!! I love all that you shared too. I love reading everyone’s comments. So good for us to see we are not alone. We are
      valued.
      loved,
      honored.
      important.
      worthy.

  • Lilly Walker

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel reassured, renewed and ready to to tackle whatever comes my way.

  • Kelli

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel overwhelmed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel strong.

  • Anonymous

    When doubt whispers: I feel defeated.

    When I read God’s promises: I feel confident. I am in God’s Loving Arms. all things are great

  • Cherine Bentley

    I then have to remind myself what God’s Word says about me.\God’s Word is true!

  • http://facebook Deborah

    I feel helpless and scared! Then when the bible says when all things are possible for those who believe I feel hopeful and safe and secure in Jesus’ arms!

  • Jaime

    Scared; hope

  • Angie Barnard

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel despair. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered.

  • Pat

    Defeated and sad;Empowered and blessed.

  • Wilma Vernich

    Satan wants us to believe the lies he whispers into our lives on a daily basis, but we can have hope and CONFIDENCE in God’s truth!

  • Gail Crosier

    When doubt whispers: I feel defeated.

    When I read God’s promises: I feel ok, everything will be good

  • http://facebook Debbie Hearne

    Sad, hopeful

  • Donna Hullett

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel USELESS. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel I CAN BE USED BY HIM THROUGH HIM .

  • Amy

    Worthless; hopeful

  • http://facebook Deborah

    I feel helpless and scared. I read the bible and then I feel hopeful and safe in our savior’s arms. (Jesus)

  • Andrea

    Complete dispair/refreshed

  • Lisa

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel covered by His grace because I’m reminded that it’s not me..it’s HIM working through me, all I have to do is submit.

  • Charity Palmerton

    I feel like I’m drowning ; I feel like I’ve been given a life vest!

  • Jessica C

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel CRUSHED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel BLESSED.

  • Jennifer

    I feel trapped/I feel empowered and embraced because it’s God’s power in and through me and He loves me enough to do those things!

  • http://laurenanneclement.blogspot.com/ Lauren Clement

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel trapped in my emotions/circumstance. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel the freedom of Christ bringing victory to my life.

  • Patti Bliss

    Depressed and renewed.

  • http://dmanthe.wordpress.com Debbie Manthe

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel inadequate. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged and empowered.

  • Kathleen

    Hopeless; powerful!

  • Deborah Dennis

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated and hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like trying again and soaring with wings.

  • Jennifer Walz

    Growing up I lived with constant correction and criticism. I remember telling my parents something that happened during school, only to hear, “why did you say that, a good friend would have said it this way.” It crushed me to the point I would either not tell them anything, or lie to my parents and tell them what they wanted to hear. Even to this day I feel judged and like I have to defend my every move. I know in my heart I am a good wife, mother friend, employee etc. but those shadows of doubt constantly creep in.

  • Margie

    I feel flattened, trapped, helpless, and alone. Then I realize with God all things are possible. He knows every hair on my head. He hears my prayer, knows my every thought, and He loves me. I feel I am no longer alone, for He is with me.

  • Karen

    sad, discouraged,depressed, exhausted : sometimes hopeful, but sometimes like maybe I don’t have enough faith (maybe that’s the whole problem – I don’t know) – it’s been a long haul.

  • http://N/A Joyce Watson

    You know what doubt whispers: Why did you think you could speak to all those ladies? You don’t have training like some of those others ladies…you are so stupid. You can’t get along with anyone, what if someone ask you a question and they decide to disagree with you, then what are you going to do. You should stay home and just write instead, not speak, you are putting attention on yourself instead of God and no one will listen to you. What are you going to say anyway? You need some new clothes and you are a mess. What if no one likes what you have to say? You are so selfish.
    But when I read God’s promises: God, if you can use Gideon and he wasn’t trained. God, I need You to live through me and tell me what to say and do. God you said you would be my help and that all things work for good for those who love You and are called according to his purpose for them. You also said nothing was impossible with God. You are my strength. You promised never to live me. I don’t want to please people, just You, O Lord. I am not perfect, but You are. You get all honor and glory. You give all wisdom and knowledge. I love you. You are the One I trust. You are the one who leads me and it You who can give my heart courage. in Christ

    • Christine

      Oh Joyce, you said it all perfectly! ((Hugs))

  • Jill Kuiper

    depressed, renewed hope

  • Amber Reynolds

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel Let Down and Discouraged. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel God’s Presents.

  • Christina

    I often feel things in life are hopeless. I feel I need to condition myself to being unhappy and powerless. I do feel a sense of hope and encouragement when I read God’s word. The problem is that life gets me so down sometimes that I find it hard to become motivated. I have a hard time finding application specifically for me. I feel alone…

  • Kay Rodgers

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ___”in-Sig-nIF-I-CAN’T”____.  BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___”Him-Powered”___.

  • Erin Holmes

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel paralyzed and defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel free to soar without the confines of my limits, but on the wings of the Lord and His sovereign and miraculous power.

  • Melissa

    As a young mother of 9 children I struggle with feeling defeated but after reading Gods word I always feel hope. Btw -My baby’s middle name happens to be Isaiah <3

  • Vicki Watts

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel victorious!

  • Aileen

    depressed; empowered

  • Vicky Blackwell

    not good enough; worthy

  • Teri

    I feel Inadequate . I feel a sense of hope.

  • Michele

    useless, hopeless, worthless
    hope, love, empowered, and blessed
    Thanks,

  • http://jkgeiger.blogspot.com Katie

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel worthless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful.

  • Deb Graner

    small, insignificant, unworthy

    that I now, FINALLY know that it is only by the Grace of God that I AM able to do good things, I AM able to love myself

  • http://in(courage) Brenda F

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel lonely. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful.

  • Jackie Bailey

    When I feel “helpless” because of physical limitations, I turn to Him, and His priorities and find that I now feel “useful” for HIS purposes. Not being able to do all the things I’ve always done, has freed me up to pursue Him, and to know that even these disabilities become abilities thru Him.

    When doubt whispers my name, I turn around and praise HIS name!

  • anna

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless, discouraged, trapped and fear sets in. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged, empowered, and hopeful. I know God is working on my behalf even if I can’t see it.

  • Mandy

    Oh, goodness, I feel helpless, hopeless, overwhelmed, defeated, like a failure…. But I remember that God has my back, and I don’t have to rely on my power, but on His…I feel empowered, hopeful, encouraged. I feel like WE CAN do this, instead of I CAN’T do this!

    I would love to win a copy of A Confident Heart! :)

  • Julie

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like it doesn’t apply to me….like I’ve past the point of when things will change because it has been so long this way.

  • Birdie Ramon

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel small. But when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to My purpose.” “All things are possible to who believes” (Isaiah 43:19; Romans 8:28, Mark 9:23) I feel the arms of my heavenly Father wrapped around me. Small in comparison to Him, but big in my heart for the love that He has for me.

  • zakia

    “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel disappointed in myself. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel REFRESHED, LOVED, TRANSFORMED… the list could go on forever.

  • novole zabriskie

    Very discouraged; humbled that God takes time to help me and give me strength to change things or see a different perspective.

  • Celia B

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel incompetent. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful. I am a work in progress, as we all are. I have been struggling with low self-esteem and lack of confidence my whole life. Renee’s book is helping so much to help me to uncover some of the reasons why. I am hopeful that I might finally overcome those feelings and be God-fident!!!

  • Tracey

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _I’ve failed_. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _He has a purpose for me and become patient and try to wait on Him to move.

  • T.Talbott

    I feel discouraged and like such a failure! Dearly loved and hopeful!

  • Belinda

    overwhelming frustrated; Rest.

  • nicole zabriskie

    I didn’t realize it spelled my name wrong :-/

  • Teri

    I feel inadequate. I feel a sense of hope

  • Beth M.

    Discouraged : Encouraged

  • http://www.honeycuttfamily.blogspot.com Jen H.

    “overwhelmed”; “encouraged”

  • Rachel

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ENCOURAGED AND STRONG.

  • Danette

    defeated!
    HOPE!

  • Wendy

    I feel beaten…

    I feel EMPOWERED!!!!!!

  • Evie Knutsen

    “… I feel trapped.”
    ” … I feel His hand taking my hand to lead me on.”

  • Erin K

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ALL ALONE. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel LOVED & UPLIFTED!

  • Katherine Raley

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _incapable___________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ____capable______________.

  • Michelle Gates

    I feel suffocated by failure, irredeemable…
    I feel CHOSEN, WORTHY & RESTORED!!

    Renee~
    You have no idea how desperately I needed this reminder today!! The shadows of guilt that flooded my past have recently resurfaced & paralyzed me. Your message reminded me to turn from the shadows & look into the LIGHT!! The Light of Grace, Redemption, Forgiveness & all-consuming Love!
    You’ve encouraged me so much & I thank you!!
    xoxo,
    Michelle

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Amen Michelle!! You are redeemed, forgiven, and LOVED unconditionally. So thankful God spoke to your heart through this post today and reminded you of ALL that you are and all that you have in CHRIST!!

  • Vanessa Hamman

    failure; purposeful

  • Cecilia Fowler

    These past two years have brought alot of angst in our family and also happiness. It has been overwhelming at times for me, but I have had to remember Phil 4:13. The song from Third Day – Cry Out to Jesus has also helped me too.
    I am so glad that when things are good, GOD is in it, and when things are bad, GOD is in it too to get us through.

    Praise GOD we serve a risen GOD and not a dead one.

  • Diane Miller

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel amazingly energized.

  • Katrina

    I feel defeated even before I have begun. Then I feel enlivened by knowing {even if only for the moment} that I am filled with The Holy Spirit, I have died to self and it is Christ who lives in me. It is not me doing it afterall it is Him who lives in me.

  • http://www.rabbittrailsandsteppingstones.com Jan P.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel a burden of fear that can be paralyzing if I stay in that place too long. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel so encouraged; lifted; hopeful; thankful.
    Thank you for this post. The shadow of doubt has been pressing in extra heavy in the past week or so. This was so uplifting.

  • Rebecca

    WORRIED!!!! Your blog is so uplifting and reminds me to stay focused on God’s plans for me!

  • Julie S.

    empty
    alive and hopeful

  • Carla

    I am currently struggling with this very thing in my marriage. When doubt whispers, I feel like a failure to God.. empty.. heartbroken.. paralyzed.. the weight of it crushing my soul. When I read God’s promises, I feel like there is a glimmer of hope. But if you want honesty, doubt is still whispering: “What if I dont love God enough, What if I dont believe in Him enough.. Are those promises really for me? I know God is ABLE, but what if He chooses NOT to make something beautiful out of this mess? What if I dont see that beauty until Heaven? How long must I wait?”
    I need to learn to truly trust in God and fully rest in His promises!

  • Julie

    Worthless; invigorated

  • Rachel

    deep in the valley; encouraged!

  • AbigaiL

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated and paralyzed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered and passionate.

  • Marilyn

    Incompetent, knowledgable. Thank you for this wonderful visual blessing!

  • Judy

    I have been doing a lot of negative thinking lately and felt I couldn’t go on. Thanks so much for your book and the positive feed back I have been given reading it. I must admit I felt I was right in feeling that way but…I had to remember how would God look at this so I had to change my attitude. I now love my husband more (well not really love him more because he is the best) but love him more for what “I” thought he was doing wrong. It’s long story but our marriage is getting stronger every day now that I am looking at things differently. I have doubts just like everyone else and my marriage was one thing I was doubting but now I feel it getting stronger and stronger.

    Many blessing to you and your ministry.

  • Julie S

    worthless, Invigorated

  • http://proverbs31 melissa

    Lost, freed

  • Jacqueline

    Lowly….maybe I can!

  • Brenda C.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel anxious and helpless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I have to get excited when the God of the universe says He’s doing a new thing. It definitely gives me peace to hold these verses in my heart.

  • Robin

    Not good enough as a pastors wife…rejection…such discouragement….BUT GOD….hope in Him….I am a new creation….more than a conqueror thru Christ…. I can do all things thru Christ who gives me strength…labor is not in vain….

  • Erika

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel completely defeated and useless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like I still have a chance; I still have HOPE.

  • Amy

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. But when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to My purpose.” “All things are possible to who believes” (Isaiah 43:19; Romans 8:28, Mark 9:23) I feel fully charged, full of God’s truth and the lies start to fade away day by day.

  • http://confidentheart Diana

    What if i fail? God says…I WILL GIVE YOU VICTORY !
    BUT, I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ. (2 Cor. 2:14 HE)

  • Joelle

    When doubt whispers, I feel shackled….
    But when I read God’s promises….I feel free to live and be who He made me to be!

  • Holly

    hopeless; HOPE!

  • Laurie

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __Worthless and incapable_.  BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel_as long as I trust in the Lord I can do all things___.

  • KAY PARRISH

    IN MY EARLIER 20’S I HAD A BREAKDOWN BUT HAD NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS JUST A NERVOUS CONDITION. THEN IN 1984 IT HAPPENED AGAIN TO THE POINT THAT I HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED. THEY TOLD MY HUSBAND I MIGHT NOT EVER COME OUT OF IT. IT WAS AWFUL TO KNOW THAT I HAD LOST MY MIND. THAT I HAD A MENTAL ILLNESS . IT HAPPENED EVERY FEW YEARS MY COFIDENCE WAS GONE. I FOUGHT HARD FOR A STABLE MIND. THEN I FOUND THE SCRIPTURE IN TIMONTHY . I HAVE NOT GIVEN YOU THE SPIRIT OF FEAR BUT PEACE AND A SOUND MIND. I GRABBED A HOLD OF IT MY HUSBAND GRABBED IT AND STARTED PRAYING IT OVER ME. LAST YEAR I READ CONFIDENT HEART AND IT LIFTED ME UP SO MUCH. I PRAISE GOD FOR HIS WORD. I HAVE A SOUND MIND. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.

  • Joanne

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __discouraged and not good enough__________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___empowered and strong_______________.

  • Sarah

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel useless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel fulfilled.

  • Natalie Bostick

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel WEAK and WEARY. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel HOPEFUL and EAGER to know God and His plan more!

  • Glynna

    Worthless. Empowered and that things really are possible through Christ! If only I will keep my focus on Him and be a willing servant surrendered to being His vessle for His glory!

  • Teresa

    defeated and alone, a beloved daughter of my King who can accomplish all things through Him.

  • Jen

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated & depressed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel a renewed sense of hope.

  • http://www.McSusanSharesJuicePlus.com Susan

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel paralyzed.  BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged & my hope is renewed!!!

  • Shirley

    GIVEAWAY! Fill in the blanks:

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like a little girl again. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel assurance that no matter how old I am now that I have a heavenly Father who still hasn’t given up on me to find His purpose for my life.

  • Kathy Sturgis

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ___hopeless_________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___grateful for a God whose love washes away the ugliness of selfish being and excited that He desires to be with me, for me and _willing to make me new!!!!_____________.

  • Kathy

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel stuck and paralyzed in fear. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel light and full of hope and drive. I feel STRONG.

  • ann

    When doubt whispers……I feel “useless”/ good for nothing…

    But when I read God’s promises:…. I feel I am wonderfully created by God and able to do what He wants me to do with His help and guidance…..

    Thank you for encouragements!

  • Annette Davidson

    I have panic attacks. Hard to breathe. Hard to gain my train of thought. I am finding if I will just STOP and take a few deep breaths and pray that God truly does lead the way. I pray for the confidence I need that I know God can help me through. I am not used to praying for myself but God is with me 24/7 and this really works. God is so good. I am beginning to believe that I can do so much more by relying on the strength of God.
    Blessings,
    aldrn40@aol.com

  • Carolyn Lane

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __overwhelmed__________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ____elated______________.

  • Katy

    When doubt whispers unfortunately it feels familiar, I’ve heard it all my life. When I read God’s promises, I feel fortunate that He makes things new so I feel changed.

  • mallory

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like a horrible wife and things will only get worst”. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel revived again and my soul is refreshed in the promises of God! He is faithful to grow me and see me through!

  • Gayle Varsel

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel (_it’s time to call on the Lord-.) BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ( we can do this together me & God!)

  • Gayle Varsel

    I would love to have a copy of your book; however, if I do not win one I certainly will check out my book store for a copy.

  • April

    hopeless… FREE!

  • CarolineMcGinnis

    When doubt whispers I feel depressed and discouraged.
    With God’s promises I feel confident, strengthened and hopeful.

  • Emily

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel refreshed and full of hope!

  • http://www.childrencount.wordpress.com Sarah

    When doubt whispers, I feel emotional and unexcited about my future this side of heaven. When I read God’s promise in Isaiah 43, I feel His Spirit encouraging me.

  • Lisa thompson

    Weak; empowered.
    Thank you Jesus for loving me!

  • Amy

    unmotivated . . . inspired

  • Melissa Morris

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like giving up and hiding at home. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel inspired to go out and work again.

  • http://facebook Crystal

    weary; hopeful

  • http://connieh67@yahoo.com ConnieH

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DISCOURAGED AND DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel LOVED, PROTECTED, EMPOWERED, AND STRENGTHENED KNOWING GOD IS IN MY CORNER.

  • Diane C. Kennedy

    I would say about a month ago, I told the Lord I was tired of ‘eating’ corn husks. I accepted Christ into my life November 3rd, 1974. The only reason I remember is because I was given my own personal Bible the same day and I wrote the date in it. (I still have that same Bible, even though it is slowly falling apart. It has been my “road map” since accepting Christ. For me, it has been a ‘long’ journey of 37 years to finally get to where I am today. When these current of events started happening…this change from corn husks, I had decided to find something that would give me a Scriputre in my email each morning, as that would be the only way I would get some sort of nourishment for my day. I subscribed to Proverbs 31 Ministries and Girlfriends in God. Ever since I told the Lord that I was “sick and tired” of being “sick and tired” and I was tired of “eating” corn husks”, nothing has been the same! Proverbs 31 Ministiries as been part of that change in the respect that God has been talking to me “spiritually” since I made my final choice and decison, not to eat Corn Husks anymore. I have “actually” come to the “freedom” of “Here I am Lord, take me I am yours, use me in and for your Will, wherever and for whatever”. Nothing is holding me back…no family, no children, and especially “No husband”. I have always had this fear inside myself to completely give myself to the Lord for fear of “where” He would send me, “where” He would expect me to go”…I no longer have that fear….I am “willing”. I don’t even know what my whole point is in telling you this or sharing it with you….only to say God has spoken to me so much through the Proverbs Ministry. Every scripture I have gotten has spoken to me and to a particuar situation I was experiencing. I have missed for so long God speaking to me. In fact it was so much in the beginning, that I could not take it all in and finally had to say..”Lord, help me to settle down and be at Peace and to be able to take what I need and or the portion that I needed for the day.” I remember eating (not literally) reading God’s Word that I got to a point where I was actually getting sick because I could not take it all in, even though it was so good….and God gave me this scripture (which made me chuckle and laugh)…(Pro 25:16) Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
    God certainly has a sense of humor. But I guess I just wanted to share the “good” with you today that God has given and the Proverb’s 31 has been part of who He has worked through. He gave me another message today through Proverb’s 31 for a friend who is anxiously waiting on test results for her son. This Monday was the second delay to the results. Our church is praying and Believing God for His Miracle in healing her son. Love you guy’s…love your minisrty….and I LOVE The Lord! Blessings in Christ…Diane

  • Celina Ferrer

    Defeated and victorioussss!!

  • Susan Bautista

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel intimidated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel so confident! (and that just so happens to be my word for this year, so want to read this book!)

  • Tammy Lolley-Lowe

    I feel discouraged when doubt enters, I feel victorious when I remember the Lord’s promises.

  • Jennifer Keech

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __unloved__________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __loved & stronger________________.

  • Terri

    helpless—-energized

  • Donna Mahoney

    I feel inadequate and like a failure.

    I feel like enough with Him, and like I can do what He calls me to do.
    Although this moment, I am feeling like the above.

  • Christina Burrell

    Inadequate; Chosen

  • Paula

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel dejected and discourage. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel enlivened with hope and renwal.

  • Corina

    Not surprised -like so many others to easy to feel weary
    Encouraged, loved and secure

  • http://RenneeSwopeonlinestudy Margie

    I feel discouraged. I feel hope.

  • Kathy

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __hopeless__________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ____there is a light at the end of the tunnel______________.

  • Shasta

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel EMPOWERED.
    I cannot read Isa. 43:19 without something in my spirit kind of shouting the words from the depth of my soul. I know it’s the Holy Spirit shaking me back to life a bit with the truth straight from my Father. :-)

  • Christine

    The words I would fill in “When doubt whispers….. I feel worthless. All things are possible to (her) who believes…I feel reborn.”

  • cathy

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful.

  • jenn

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel insecure BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel blessed & confident.

  • Jenna

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered.

  • Patricia/nyc

    hopeless/EMPOWERED!

  • Judi Splint

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ___worthless_________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __hopeful and energized!________________.

  • Nicole

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel worthless and unworthy of love. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel forgiven and equipped for such a time as this.

  • lacey c.

    insecure….. purposeful

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  • Carole

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered.

  • Charisse Jennings

    Overwhelmed, empowered.

  • Charisse Jennings

    Overwhelmed, strengthened

  • Heidi

    doubtful – excited

  • ONALEE DEPLONTY

    I LOVE LOOKING IN THE MIRROR TODAY. No more doubt I’m a child on the right path.

  • Kristy Meharg

    old; empowered

  • Carolyn

    defeated / hope-filled

  • Linda

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel unworthy. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel confident and determined.

  • michelle h

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __scared to hope _. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __exicted_.

  • Kathi

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless and helpless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like I’m going to make it as long as I continue to follow Christ and stay on the path He has laid out for me!!!! THANK YOU for this post, it really touched my heart. This is the second time today I’ve read about how thoughts of doubt can destroy who I am in Christ.

  • http://heatherg@golden.net Heather Haggett

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel scared and uncertain, thinking that I am not good enough or strong enough to face what is ahead of me. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered, enlightened, and strong. I know that if God brings me to something, He WILL bring me through it no matter what. Alone I am lost and afraid, but with God I am strong, capable, and safe. Every day is a challenge for me, but God always helps me through each one. Even in my darkest moments, God has always been with me.

  • http://joanknudson.com Joan

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel HOPEFUL.

    We know God is Faithful, and He’s in control and will do what is best for us.

  • Leona Van Ry

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered.

  • Allison

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel discouraged, hopeless, and scared. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like I’m empowered, strengthened. That I know that I know God goes before me; he is my rearguard. Even if I do fail, He will never leave me!

  • Marvel Dickerson

    Defeated…empowered

  • Erin

    I feel anxious…. then after being in the Word….full of peace.

  • Hannah D.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel discouraged. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged and hopeful.

  • Renee

    Worthless. Priceless.

  • Beatrice

    Hopeless…so over powered & worthless
    Renewed…knowing God does love me & I will prevail

  • Cindy Gammons

    No woman should be without “A Confident Heart”. It should go with her everywhere. This book changed my life, helped me in my walk with Christ and gave me the confidence I needed! You could read it 100 times and get something new out of it everytime.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Aww Cindy. You made me smile so big. What a blessing your words are to me tonight!!!

  • Sharon

    I feel lonely. I feel loved and have a purpose.

  • Just4us3

    Thanks so much for sharing your worries and fears.. sometimes we forget that others go through similar things. I needed to hear this today.. Thanks…

  • Tammi

    Very insecure, frustrated, low self esteem
    My heart feels full of Christ’s love. I feel very safe, secure, confident, and peaceful.

  • http://tumblr.com/blog/serealworldl angela

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” feel small and insignificant. Defeated. Alone and utterly afraid.
    BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel strong, alive, hopeful. I feel like I can stand on those promises and face the day, knowing that I can not fail, because His grace *is* sufficient. Yes, I feel full, satisfied, sufficient.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Amen, isn’t God’s word amazing!!? Doubt is such a thief. And this week we’re going to see how to take back what is ours in Christ.

  • Shirley

    Shameful and insecure. And then joyful and encouraged

  • http://Shamefulandupsetandthenjoyandhope Shirley

    Shameful and insecure. But then joy and hope

  • http://momonamission.me Jackie Brown

    I feel discouraged. I feel empowered.

  • Cindy King’s Daughter

    I feel despair but He gives me HOPE

  • Cindy King’s Daughter

    I feel despair but HE gives me HOPE in the desert of my heart. I am encouraged by HIS Promises.

  • http://www.burlapandblue.com linda (burlap+blue)

    discouraged….
    empowered, strong!

  • Bekah

    I feel… like this task of being made new in front of me is impossible.
    But when I remember his promises, I feel ….hope in knowing that all things are possible with God.

  • Pamela

    anxiety and then I feel empowered by God!

  • LL

    EMPTY.
    PeaceFULL.

  • Shirl

    defeated; confident

  • LoveNeverFails

    defeated/empowered. <==that's a huge difference

    This is a great book and it has helped me so much. I really thought these thoughts only happened to me. This is the second time in the Bible Study. I admit that this time I'm not following along as much because I'm living life now and I trust God more and am leaving the house more.

    I am also aware now about the thoughts of doubts trying to damage my faith.

    I love you Renee.
    Thank You for writing this book .

    much love,
    June

  • http://candeefarms@yahoo.com Joan

    worthless, confident

  • Charlotte

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like I have failed yet again like every other time. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered, heard, and treasured.

  • Dianne B

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel discouraged. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel HOPE.

    Thanks Renee for sharing your heart so openly. It reminds me of His word in Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

    Blessings to you.

  • http://Facebook Barbara A, Clark

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel as if my past tries to keep me in bondage to the lies I felt because of the actions of those that as I child you are told your should trust. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel the bondage of my past being released knowing that I can do all things through the gift I was given by Jesus Christ when he gave us all the ultimate gift of salvation with his death on the cross for all mankind.

  • Debbie

    Overwhelmed; Safer. I love the allegory of the shadow of doubt.It will be the picture I see in my mind from now on when I start doubting God’s plan for my life. Thank you

  • Carol H

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful. Thank you so much for this study.

  • Trish

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel strengthened by the incredible love the Father has for ME!

  • Maria J.

    I feel alone and not worthy; And than I feel like I am worthy and whole.

  • Twila

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel frustrated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel comforted.

  • http://hotmail Joyce Heberling

    I feel weak and unfruitfull ; and than i feel strong and ready for anything!!

  • Kim M.

    I feel like a failure….but then God makes all things possible and I feel inspired.

  • Julie R

    Discouraged/empowered

  • Lori

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel down and discouraged. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful and reassured that His promises are true, His ways are better than mine, and that He sees the big picture.

  • Dawn Tuller

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel very depressed and begin cycling down a long tunnel of depression. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel HOPE.

  • Beth D

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel WHISPERS OF HOPE.

    I know the “right” answer is hope…but so far I only hear whispers of hope…but a whisper is a beautiful and loud thing when you know that in the past…there wasn’t even a whisper.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Keep listening and soaking in His promises Beth!! A whisper is a beautiful thing when its’ from God’s heart to yours. The more you listen to Him and read His words in the Bible, the more familiar and hope-giving His whispers will become!

  • http://quenchyourfirst.blogspot.com Tina Freund

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like a failure, and that I am not worthy of success. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered…like I can be successful with God.

  • http://2sweetthings.blogspot.com Mandy

    small and defeated; strong

  • Tricia Carson

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel overwhelmed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful.

  • Mary

    ….I feel like I don’t matter. But when I read and focus on God’s promises, I feel secure and loved. He is my everything, and I am learning how to make the number one love relationship in my life to be with Jesus. AMEN!

  • lisa reeves

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ____________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __________________.
    1- like I have been conquered.
    2. like I am more than a conqueror.

  • Lydia Allen

    This was some of the best from the book (although honestly I have not finished the book). I would really like an extra copy to share with my mother who struggles with depression. Thank you!

  • Lesley

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ____________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __________________.

    a. unworthy
    b. hopeful // He is my Hope!!

  • http://www.kathycheek.com Kathy @ In Quiet Places

    small and inadequate…

    Strengthened and encouraged!

  • http://www.incourage.me Authorine Miller

    Authorine Feburary 20, 2012
    When doubt whissssspers: I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel scared. But when I read God’s promises: ” See, I am doing a new thing!”
    ,”I am working all things together for good ,because you love me and are called according to my purpose.”” All things are possible to {her} who believes. I feel blessed.

  • http://www.sewcarolinaknits.blogspot.com Carolina

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _powerless__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _powerful_________________.

  • MissMikeyMac

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _WEARY . BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel LOVED & INSPIRED!

  • Kathy

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _FEAR . BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) VICTORIOUS!

  • Carla

    Dispair…Hope

    Renee, you have been a blessing:)

    God is speaking through your work.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      :-) Thanks Carla. Praying for each of you and asking JESUS to remind each heart of HIS promises and shout them louder than our doubts as we seek HIM with all our hearts!

  • Dona

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _DEJECTED . BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel REVIVED AND RENEWED!

  • casseta

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated_. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___hopeful.

  • martha

    1) discouraged, defeated
    2) encouraged, at peace, renewed, revived

  • http://www.abluemug.wordpress.com Kristin

    Anxious/Fearful
    Hopeful/Joyful

  • Ann : )

    afraid -strenghened/encouraged

  • Lisa G

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __DEFEATED__________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ______HOPEFUL____________.

  • Leticia

    broken; a ray of hope…

    thanks for the great devotional. It spoke to my heart today.

  • moya

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel really sad! BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel really loved!

  • Meleana

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel His promises.

  • Maggie Drabing

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DISCOURAGED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel HOPEFUL.

  • Teresa

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like a failure. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged and confident.

  • Michelle

    Defeated; Free

  • Paula Hilton

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __depressed__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___empowered__.

  • Johanna

    desperate, yet hopeless

    secure, comforted, loved, and confident in Christ!

  • Winnie E.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel discouraged. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful.

  • Heather

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel Unworthy. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel renewed strength.

  • Sarah Hite

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel small and worthless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel bold and empowered.

  • Jen Butler

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __overwhelmed__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __hopeful__.

  • mocha

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel helpless and powerless in what I have and just want to withdraw. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful, joyful and courageous.

  • Alissa

    Hopeless; encouraged

  • Quadetra Baccus

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel disappointed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  • sarah

    I was having one of those days and I needed a word from the Lord, encouragement…I sat down to check emails and think my friends/family would have sent me something and my “mood” would change and would be able to finish my daughters bath with a good attitude, but nothing. Then I read this….
    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel why bother__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I know that one the hundred year perspective this isn’t even a bump in the road but link in the chain. I know- not feel because emotions are decieving…..mine are up then down…decieving! But God’s word is water to this thirsty soul…especially when I have a 4 year old daughter watching and listening to everything I am doing and NOT doing or BELIEVING.

  • Penny Miller

    When doubt whispers I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough, I feel like once again I will be a failure like I have felt for so much of my life. But when I read Gods promises, “See I am doing a NEW thing, I am working all things together for good because you love me and are called according to my purpose. All things are possible to {her} who believes. (Isa 43:19; Rom 8:28; Mark 9:23), I feel redeemed and renewed in a peace like I have never felt before.

  • Donna Earlywine

    I feel sad. I feel encouraged.

  • Leslie

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel WEAK. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel LIKE I CAN DO IT ALL.

  • Tracie

    hopeless; confident, hopeful, highly-favored.

  • Patti Strain

    deflated, like the wind is knocked out of me;
    filled and lifted up, like a balloon sailing up to the clouds.

  • Kim

    …I feel defeated….
    …I feel edified!!!

  • http://thejoyofthewrittenword.com/ Patricia Blomeley-Maddigan

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __FEAR__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __STRUGGLE__.

  • Jamie Wieben

    LOST/alone…………….Loved/strong

  • Kelli

    Trapped/hopeful

  • Pamela Wright

    lost, comforted

  • Heidi

    Insecure and useless
    Confused He would choose me, but so greatful!

  • Karen

    I feel overwhelmed and defeated when doubt whispers…and a sense of hope when I when I read God’s promises. I’m in a situation right now where there is massive change – good change – yet very overwhelming. God is moving in a mighty way in my family, and the enemy is pushing back where I am most vulnerable. Reading some of these posts has really encouraged me tonight and I am reminded again to stay strong and keep my focus where it belongs! :)

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Praying for you Karen!! If you want to download some promises or find more encouragement to fight against doubt with truth, please visit my website http://www.ReneeSwope.com and click on FREE Resources. There is lots there for you!

  • Pam Black

    defeated
    electrified (to excite intensely)

  • Marsha

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel insignificant and inadequate. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel the confidence of the Holy Spirit.

  • Charla Skinner

    Insecure; Confident

  • Anna

    Not good enough, fat, stupid / I can do ALL things through Christ, who gives me strength! Through Him, all things are possible!!!

  • http://facebook melissa morey

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ____________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __________________.

    defeated and anxious
    calm and at ease

  • Sandra Sullivan

    inadequate
    empowered by the Holy Spirit

  • Lauren Ford

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel SO OVERWHELMED AND TIRED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel THANKFUL, LOVED, EXCITED AND EMPOWERED!.. hard to pick just one word to describe!

  • Amy T

    Helpless
    Hope

  • Billie

    I so need this book!! You have no idea! Please pick me! :)

  • tonya

    Abandoned;blessed

  • http://eph2810.com Iris

    I feel defeated…

    I fell encouraged by God’s promises.

  • Sarah

    Overwhelmed; empowered.

  • stephanie Goudy

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ___discouraged__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _hopeful__.

  • Brindi

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel worthless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel noticed and loved.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Hmm. Good stuff. You are noticed and loved. Thank you for sharing Brindi! What a beautiful name, too.

  • Mary Ashley

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel alone.  BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel heard and answered.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Oh I love that – heard and answered. Don’t we all long for both!?

  • Dawn

    I feel trapped. I feel released.
    Like a bird out of a cage, He releases me to freedom in Him.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Makes me think of Emily’s book – Grace for the Good Girl. He’s setting us free from doubt to soar in HIS grace and truth!! Love that image!

  • http://N/A Helen Tisdale

    This is a message that every woman should hear, young or old!

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Thank Helen for your encouragement. I’m so thankful for InCourage inviting me here to talk about our self-doubts, so we can realize we are not alone in then– and then speak hope and truth to each others hearts. Glad you are here!

  • Tammy

    I feel vulnerable until focusing on Gods will and strength; then I feel invincible.

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Vulnerable to invincible. Now only Jesus could do that. I love what you shared. Thanks Tammy!

  • Elizabeth

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __DEFEATED_. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _FREE___.

    I just started on my journey to knowing, loving, and trusting God. I’m so blessed to finally see the light. I’m so fired up now!

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      So glad you are here sharing you heart – pursuing FREEDOM in Christ – knowing, loving and trusting God!! Praying you are feeling known and loved by Him too! Because you are!

  • Jean Robertson

    ***When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel paralyzed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel faithful to remember to trust God’s word, NOT MAN, and to go to scripture and listen to K-LOVE and get my mind wrapped around the truth!

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      Amen!!

  • alyssa

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __defeated__________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _____alive and able_____________.

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  • Kimberly

    …defeated, hopeless, and like eating!

    …hopeful and loved!

    • http://reneeswope.com/ Renee Swope

      You made me smile – so honest. And I feel the same.

      Hopeful and loved…that’s where I wanna be all the time. Praying that for each of us this week and in the weeks to come!

      • Charlene

        Why, oh why, haven’t I bought your book yet? As I read so many of the above comments, I realize that I am not alone in my self doubt. I have gone through some of your book study but really need to read the book so I can gain a confident heart. So much of what you write truly touches my heart and speaks to me at just the right moment. I am so thankful that God is using you to touch so many of us. Thank you Renee and God bless.

      • Charlene

        Sorry for the duplicate comment. It wouldn’t post under my original comment, so I posted it here. Then it showed up under my comment. Sorry again.

  • Michelle

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _ashamed and like giving up__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _renewed and capable_.

  • Jennifer C

    First blank:Defeated
    Second blank: More than a conqueror

  • Emily

    1. Hollow
    2. Renewed

  • Earlene

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _worthless and discouraged__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _unconditional love and encouragement_.

  • beverly

    Weak/stronger

  • Lauren

    Useless and unable to succeed: willing to follow and glad God is worthy so I don’t have to be! He brings success, not me!

  • Glenda

    I feel defeated & with Gods promise, I feel renewed & strengthened. Especially during this time when we just opened up our home to my 17 yr old niece. Her & my daughter

  • Anna

    Done!!!/ RENEWED

  • Glenda

    I feel defeated & with Gods promise, I feel renewed & strengthened. Especially during this time when we just opened up our home to my 17 yr old niece. Her & my daughter are 13 days apart. Double proms, double graduations & a whole lot of praying.

  • Charlene

    Discouraged, lost, and alone.
    Encouraged, accepted, and loved. Thankful.

    • Charlene

      Why, oh why, haven’t I bought your book yet? As I read so many of the above comments, I realize that I am not alone in my self doubt. I have gone through some of the book study but really need to get the book so I can gain a confident heart. Thank you Renee. So much of what you write touches my heart and speaks to me just when I need to hear it. SO thankful that God is using you to help so many of us. God bless.

  • http://www.becomforted.com Alisha Hughes

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful.

  • http://www.blessingsandburdens.com Tess Crawford

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel helpless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged to keep at it.

    As a former missionary/mom/wife in a very lonely primitive area, I have dealt with these feelings over and over again. Back home now, having served with my pastor husband on staff of my home church and in women’s ministry, my husband and I have just stepped away for various reasons. My heart is truly aching in the dark and I am clinging with all my might, though feeling very weak. I have experienced so many times God’s love and His working out of impossible things for my good and His glory. I wonder who I am supposed to be now. Thanks for encouraging me today.

  • Lynda

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel that it’s just all too hard, and I’m going to give up. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel that it is worth sticking with it, that things will change, but only if I keep my eyes on God.

  • Rebecca Siharath

    1. Hopeless
    2. Worthy

  • Shannon

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED AND INSECURE____________.  BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23)  I FEEL LOVED WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE, A DAUGHTER OF THE KING, AND STRONG AND COURAGEOUS.

  • cary fay

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _tired & at the end of my rope___________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel lifted up…& hopeful__________________.

  • Stephanie

    normal/hopeful

    By normal, I mean my normal. The way I have always felt. That’s nothing new or different. But I am learning, and when I read of Gods promises I do feel hopeful. That the future will be different and that there is something great in store for me.

  • Deb

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel insecure & overwhelmed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel confident and even jubilant.

  • Katy

    The same – changed

  • April Eastin

    Defeated, victorious

  • Nichole

    Insecure and self conscious! Equipped by the Holy spirit and ready to see how God will work in me and surprise me with what He accomplished through my humble heart that wants to serve Him!!

    • Nichole

      My mom struggles with this, I struggle with this and I can see my kids struggle with ( lack of confidence )!! We really NEED your book to break this generational curse!! Would love to be picked for your book!! Can’t wait to find His answers in your awesome book!!! Nichole

  • Jessica

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel LOST. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel FOUND.

  • Jeaneth

    Right now I am stuck because of money issues, litlle money and not transportation so i had to depend in others for a right to anywhere I am discouraged but I know that it won’t be for so long because God never leaves or forsake me and has never leave unantended, He has always sustainning me with His right hand I need your support Plaese! God bless you

  • http://facebook Peggy Sanders

    I feel depressed but God opens the door and shows me I am not alone, He empowers me to do his will and I give Him all the Glory!!!

  • MomOfFour

    hopeless……….Hopeful!

  • Stephanie Webb

    Helpless…more than able

  • Sabrina

    Defeated and powerless/ able to do ALL things through Him who gives me strength!

  • Cyndi H

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ____________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __________________.

    –Worthless; completely inadequate!
    –Hopeful; my hope comes from the Lord!

  • Jillian courcy

    I feel defeated but then I feel like a winner

  • Jeaneth

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    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ________insecure_and afraid___. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _hopeful and someone cares for mePraise the Lord!_________________.

  • Annie

    GIVEAWAY! Fill in the blanks:

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel I will never have confidence. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel confident.

    We’ll choose FIVE commenters to win a copy of A Confident Heart!

  • http://incourage.me Annie

    GIVEAWAY! Fill in the blanks:

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel I don’t have confidence. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel confident.

    We’ll choose FIVE commenters to win a copy of A Confident Heart!

  • Nicole

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ____worthless________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ____loved______________.

  • Susan

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel uplifted, full of hope and promise, and know that with God all things are possible and I need to trust and lean on him.

  • Diki

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel “inadequate and totally swallowed up by a black hole”. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel “empowered – like i can do anything!” Philippians 4:13.

  • http://youravon.com/sbrotzman Susan Wiley

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel INADEQUATE, A LETDOWN TO EVERYBODY I KNOW. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

  • Adreana

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel loved & important.

  • Amy

    insecure, inspired

  • Karyn

    lonely, reassured & strengthened

  • http://www.houseofhoperi.org Jane Stach

    I feel inadequate….I feel I can move mountains in Christ, for He is more than able to do exceedingly above what I can ask or imagine! Thank you, Jesus!!!

  • Debbie

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel overwhelmed and helpless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to (Me) Debbie who believes. I feel empowered and ready to be all God says I am and can be.

  • Jennifer Bussell

    insecure and fearful….filled and confident

  • Jody

    anxious… hopeful…. believing.

    I can do all things through God who strengthens me.

  • Erin Baschal

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel sad and defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful.

  • Marsha Bell

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like a very small rejected, unloved child. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged and beloved by a loving, all-sufficient sovereign Father.

  • http://www.sunflowersathome.blogspot.com Ginny B

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel depressed and alone. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful and encouraged.

  • ~VA~

    Thank you I needed this today!!!!!

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel frustrated/discouraged/alone. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hope!

  • Virginia Mullally

    When doubt wispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. Im not good enough” I feel defeated and like a failure. But when I read God’s promises: “See I am doing a new thing!” i am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose. All things are possible to her who believes” (Isa 43:19;Rom 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like maybe I can do this with Gods help.

  • Debbie P

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel dissillusioned and angry. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel inspired and full of ENERGY!! Come on Let’s Get Started!! haha

  • http://www.goldintheclouds-faith.blogspot.com Faith

    looks like a great book…..when I begin to doubt, I remember that Satan WANTS me in that place….that “stuck” place…and sometimes it feels like lifting muddy shoes out of a muck-grabbing pit…but when we turn our eyes to Jesus…..we can ask Him for wings to fly….holding on to His Truth, His Promises……oh, I know so many friends who would love this book!!

  • http://www.shoppingforbestprice.com Rita Harvey

    I feel small and less than
    I feel empowered and joyful

  • Eva

    overwhelmed by worries; at peace with God’s work in me

  • http://www.sarahcomley.vlogspot.com Sarah Comley Caldwell

    1st blank: fearful. 2nd blank: safe and strong in God’s strength. Would love to read this book!

  • Veda Goushaw

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel worhtless,BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _loved unconditionally!

  • Carrie

    I NEED THIS BOOK!

  • Lisa

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel negativity welling up inside. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel positivity overflowing in my heart… I can do anything!

  • http://juliesunne.com Julie Sunne

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _worthless___________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___loved_______________.

  • reason2sing

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel so very tired, truly lost, and a sense that everything is out of control…

    BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel Him tell me to be still, that my life is, and has always been, in His hands…and I feel an overwhelming sense of peace looking up to Heaven and knowing, deeply and without question, that He is my father, I don’t have to worry ~ ever. I just have to trust.

  • http://AConfidentHeart BRP

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel inadequate to finish or even start a task for Him. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered by God’s Spirit to accomplish all He has for me to do.

  • JennB

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFLATED/DEFEATED/LIFELESS.
    BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ENERGIZED, ENTHUSIASTIC, ENABLED, CALLED, EMPOWERED, EQUIPPED by Him Who loves me.

  • Crystie

    Blind and perspectiveless; insightful with clear vision

  • C.J.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _WITHOUT HOPE. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel HOPE RISING.

  • Lori Bonanni

    Love reading the daily devotionals, Thanks!

    • Lori

      Empty
      Blessed

  • Leigh Ann

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like a failure. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel refreshed and renewed in my spirit!

  • http://lifefaithful.blogspot.com Mandy

    I can never be enough; like it’s okay because God doesn’t need me to be enough–that’s His job.

  • Debbie

    I feel broken.
    I feel his power because that is the only way I can do it.

  • Sandy

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful and renewed courage.

  • Meyana D.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel INSECURE & DISCOURAGED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel JOY in my heart about God’s promises to us if we are faithful. It spurs me on to persevere through any hardship and insecurity and it gives me HOPE, i know he can and will heal my heart.

  • Retha Theron

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel so paralized. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel Empowered_.

  • Suzi

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _______lost_____. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _________surrounded by God’s great promises and love_______

  • Debbie Baker

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __Isolated__. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __Worthy__.

  • Cheryl

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel worthless and unbelieving . BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _loved, valuable, and protected_.

  • Bobbi lynn Miller

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless . BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel new strength ,and courage to KEEP PRESSING ON !

  • Rebecca Miller

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel discouraged and like I will never make it through. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel restored and filled with peace.

  • Brenda

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel alone and discouraged. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel cared about.

  • Marylyn Friedmann

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel really down/discouraged and ask for God’s help to feel and be good enough. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged, blessed and loved by our precious Almighty God.

  • Deena

    This phase really hit me between the eyes, “Yet, doubt and hope cannot live in our hearts at the same time. As God’s girls, we need to know and believe that change is possible.”
    Some of my doubt had me believing they were “healthy doubts” and that they could live with the others. It seems the past few years I have been having my “comfort zones” replaced with God’s peace. He still hasn’t gotten into all of them, but I am seeing a change coming on in my “doubt life”.
    I read the entire 6 chapter last night. I just wanted more. So, here I am at Starbucks after dropping my son off for school and before my class at 11 to get more. Thanks you for this online study.

  • http://kimberwidmer.com kimber widmer

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel trapped, discouraged and helpless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered, encouraged and blessed way beyond what I deserve. Isn’t God good like that?

  • http://facebook Johnna Fussell

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel very small and powerless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel His powerful spirit within me doing a work that I cannot imagine.

  • C.B.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel broken, worthless, defeated, alone, lifeless, doubtful, like I can’t breathe. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like I can breathe a little bit more and that it’s ok to let go of everything that I am holding on to so tight and just trust in God, because He knows what He’s doing with my life and the ones that I love so dearly!

  • Kim Beasley

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel STRONG (and LOVED, AND FREE AND VICTORIOUS over the devil)!!

  • Kelsey

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like I’m not living up to my potential, to the gifts God gave me. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like I can recognize that “voice” you talk about as not my own. Like it’s literally coming from a different place, and I wonder why I can’t recognize that as not being from God when I initially hear it. That verse is so uplifting! I’m going to put it on the fridge right now…

  • Gail

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel HOPELESS AND HELPLESS. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel EMBOLDENED TO SIMPLY TRUST AND FOLLOW THE LORD.

  • Deborah

    I feel all the negative things that everyone has mentioned, then hope begins to come alive in me, but doubt is so strong in me that it quickly drowns out the hope that i begin to feel. I wish that i could feel the joy i once felt years ago, seems like the harder i try the further i get. That doesn’t make sense, I know. Feel absolutely alone.

  • http://www.realfoodmatters.ca Karen

    first blank-weak
    second blank – strong

  • Michelle Robinson

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel unworthy. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered and humbled and LOVED.

  • Jennifer

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel failure. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel free.

  • Kristin

    When doubt whispers, I feel: discouraged, alone, easily replaced, not worth it, like a failure, not loved, frustrated…

    But when I read God’s promises, I feel: blessed, known, loved, valuable, hopeful, accepted, secure, significant…

  • Carmen

    I hope this is still available – you didn’t list an ending date for the giveaway.

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel small. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel empowered and comforted.

    • http://www.reneeswope.com Renee Swope

      The give-away goes through this Sunday and will be announced on Monday, Feb. 27th. Thanks for asking. :-)

  • Pam Smith

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel so depressed and defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel a peace that God is really in control and I need to release the situation to Him and let Him work through me.

  • nancys1128

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel scared. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _encouraged.

  • Deborah

    I apologize for the comment i left earlier today. I was suppose to post something encouraging. Instead I did the opposite. I suppose I was reaching out but God is good and He is always on time. His words are encouraging and powerful and true. They’ll stand no matter what. God’s promises are full of hope and He’ll give us the victory if we hold onto them. Renee, you always remind me of how God can give me the confidence I need and how the enemy really tries to make me believe that the doubt in my mind are my own thoughts. Thank you, Renee, for your God inspired words.

  • http://palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com Cathy B*****y

    defeated 1st , then ~ Victorious AND Hopeful! Thank God for the women of the Body of Christ on the internet… such encouragement and hope on days when sometimes one may be feeling the first…. then just in time, the Lord has us open a book, or read a short devotional, or pray, or call someone to encourage them & believe with and for them… and then slowly but surely, He opens up the springs of His waters and we are filled with new Life and new Hope and are re-assured of the Victory!

  • Shirley

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated, dejected, inferior, unworthy. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel purposeful.

  • Lissette

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like it true. I feel defeated before I even try. I’ve had a dream for the last 17 years now which I have been too afraid to pursue for these exact thoughts are what freeze me in my steps even though I have so many people supporting my dream and edging me on. My thoughts are my downfall. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like the last 17 years have not been in vain. God has been using this time to mold me and grow me according to His will so when I do take that initial step I will do so as the woman He had created me to be. I know I have grown leaps and bounds in these last 17 years and a work I would endeavor on now would be much more pleasing to Him than anything I would have labored on my own before I walked following Him. I feel like my dream is not only possible but going to happen in His God given time and for His God given purposes.

  • http://www.bringingyoumorethanasong.blogspot.com Jessica Mumford

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __hopeless and unworthy__________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel _____precious in His eyes_____________.

  • Pam K

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __stupid___. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __HOPEFUL___.

  • http://www.themushroomgrove.com Rachel

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel squashed, like I am oozing out all of my insides, mush squeezing out the sides. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel rejuvenated, like a possibility could be real, like I’m not forgotten.

  • Ada Victoria

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _hopeless_.  BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __loved, encouraged and comforted_.

  • Melinda T

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DISCOURAGED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel INSPIRED.”

  • Shauna

    I feel like giving up; I feel encouraged, like maybe it’s possible to keep going.

  • Anonymous

    I feel like a failure.
    I feel renewed…Bring it!! :)

  • Jennifer D.

    I feel worthless and inadequate, but then I feel loved and reminded of daily grace I receive.

  • Rachel

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __defeated __. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __anything is possible___.

  • Rachel

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel __defeated __. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel __anything is possible___.

    <3 thank you Jesus!!!

  • Lori

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel despair. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel renewed and full of hope.

  • Rebecca

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel deflated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel inspired, expectant and encouraged.

  • Rita Walters

    I feel sad BUT with God, I feel loved. I can crawl up in His lap and let Him hug me ….and put His arms around me and surround me with His Love. As long as I feel loved by Him, I feel – no I know – I am fine !

    • http://www.reneeswope.com Renee Swope

      Amen, I love closing my eyes and picturing me in my Daddy’s arms. Wrapped in His love, mercy and grace….my heart is safe and secure!

  • Jennifer

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like an inadequate mother and wife. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like my spirit is renewed and that I am renewing my relationship with my Father, which will not only draw me closer to Him but will make me a better mother and wife..

  • Beth

    The part I identified most with was the part about God calling us to stand in the light– His light. Thank you Renee for sharing your heart! The book sounds wonderful.

  • http://www.thriftytstreasures.com/ Tshanina

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel DEFEATED. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel RENEWED.

  • Tandi

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel LONELY. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel LOVED.

    • Tandi

      Reading each of these comments aloud is incredibly uplifting. Thank you!

  • Ashley

    overwhelmed with fear/free and empowered by His love

  • Raquel

    When I feel anxious,broken, “All things are possible to {her}who believes” is when I totally TRUST HIM :)

  • Ashley

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel uplifted by his promises.

    • Christine

      When doubt whispers I feel worthless and “not good enough”. But when I read God’s promises I feel hopeful and renewed!
      Thanks everyone for your uplifting words- it is wonderful to know that you are not the only one that feels this way! Many blessings to you all!
      Thanks also to Renee for lifting our spirits when we needed it most!

  • Melissa

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel defeated. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel loved and accepted.

  • Nina

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel hopeless and depressed. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel at peace.

  • Christina

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel depressed and ready to give up. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel encouraged enough to hang on to hope.

  • http://www.sparkinside.wordpress.com Gillian

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel depressed, alone and helpless. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel hopeful and excited.

  • Barbara

    When doubt whispers “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel very discouraged ~ I feel as if I have failed everyone ~ I feel my best was not good enough ~ I feel VERY discombobulated. But when I read God’s promises that says….. I can do all things(not some things) but ALL things ~ Phil 4:13 or Behold I will do a new thing(not maybe) but WILL do a new thing ~ Isaiah 43:19 or ALL things(not some things) but ALL things work together for good to those who love God ~ Romans 8:28 and ALL things are possible(not some things are possible) but ALL things to him that believes ~ Mark 9:23. My spirits are once again lifted and I feel as if I can conquer ANYTHING.

  • JHollyhock (aka Jennifer)

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel ___HOPELESS_________. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___CHALLENGED_______________.

  • Heather

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel like some worthless, stupid person that will never measure up, because I fail constantly. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel loved and empowed. He instills the hope that can’t be found anywhere else! Amazing love!

  • MICHELLE

    WHEN DOUBT WHISPERS I FEEL AFRAID TO TRY BUT WHEN I READ GODS PROMISES I FEEL I AM STRONG ENOUGH (WITH GOD) TO DO ANYTHING AND HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR.

  • Natasha d

    I would love to win this book!

  • http://www.reneeswope.com Renee Swope

    Thank you for sharing your hearts, some of your stories and your very vulnerable emotions. I’m praying for each of you tonight. In asking this question my desire was for us to see the contrast of how we feel when we hear doubt’s whispers and our thoughts listen to them — verses how we feel when we read God’s promises and our hearts listen to HIM instead. Isn’t it amazing?? Oh the power of life-changing perspective of God’s promises!! What security is ours when we actively choose to live in HIM and what HE says and believes about us. Praying we will. {Blessings and prayers! I have loved being here with you this week!}

    PS> For more encouragement and promises to live in – visit my free resources page at http://www.reneeswope.com/freeresources

  • Latrice

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel HOPELESS. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel EMPOWERED.

  • Elena V

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel powerless and defeated.

    BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel like the battle isn’t mine anymore and that I need to surrender to God.

  • Annie K

    When doubt whispers: “I can’t do this. Things will never change. I’m not good enough” I feel _____completely defeated, miserable, and depressed_______. BUT when I read God’s promises: “See, I am doing a new thing!” “I am working all things together for good, because you love me and are called according to my purpose.” “All things are possible to {her} who believes” (Isa. 43:19; Rom. 8:28; Mark 9:23) I feel ___empowered, worth something and like a better woman and mother_____.

  • http://sixinthehickorysticks.blogspot.com Nacole

    when doubt whispers, I feel…hopeless, shaken to the core, my boat helplessly rocked…

    when i read God’s promises…my spirit begins to wrap up in His love, gently lift, take off and *fly*!

    blessings to you, Renee, for this giveaway, and for your heart for women.

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