Comfort

Today, I needed a pair of arms. Not just any arms, but His arms. It’s just something about them. They bring me joy, peace, protection, but most of all, comfort. No matter what I go through or am up against, God has a way of wrapping me in His loving arms, and reassuring me that everything is going to be alright, and you know what? They are!

Find peace in knowing you can go to Him for anything, and He’ll bring you the comfort and relief you are seeking!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Walk in peace

The COVID-19 pandemic is running rapidly, but so is God. You might not think He’s working, but He is, even when everyone’s done for the day. In fact, He hasn’t taken a break since this outbreak. He’s moving, even when it seems the world is standing still. He’s already worked things out, as we sit and try to figure out, what next? I know you think He doesn’t care, but 1 Peter 5:7 tells us that He does. “Well, He’s says He loves us, but I can’t tell. Look at what’s going on”! Whether you believe or not, He knows exactly what’s going on and He’s going to take care of it! Let Him do what He knows how to do, and you need to trust that it’ll get done!

Be well, exercise precaution, but most importantly, activate your FAITH!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Swimming against the currents

There’s a state of emergency, and the reality of you not making it, is scarier than the trouble you’re in. Panic and fear have arrived, but your help is nowhere to be found. Although it’s scary, it’s a place that’s all too familiar. You’ve been here before, but you’re not sure how you managed to sink again. In fact, you’re not only sinking, you’re drowning. “Help me”, is all you can say, because you can’t do anything else. It’s so tiring trying to stay afloat, when your body wants to give way, because you don’t see a way. You don’t see yourself making it, because you promised the last time, would be the last time. Yet, you’re here again. But, guess what? It’s okay, because He’s with you, and has been all along. When you found yourself going under, it wasn’t because you were drowning. You were being refined, “dipped” and made stronger. You felt weakened, during your times of despair. But, to Him, they were mere moments of endurance. Despite the heavy currents, you continued to swim against them! And because of that, you survived once again!

When the billows roll, no matter how high they get, remember, there’s someone higher than them!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

They could be you

“I’m hungry”, said the man, and “I have no money for food”.

I gave, because he was me.

“Can you help me, please? I was evicted out of my home, and I have no place to go”.

I gave, because she was me.

“Ma’am, I’ve lost my job and don’t know how I’m going to provide for my family”, said the woman holding the sign on the street corner.

I gave, because they were me.

I know what it’s like to be hungry, homeless, jobless, destitute, in need and without. No matter who I see or regardless of what their situation is, I give, because I want to help. But, more importantly, I give because God gave me! Don’t ever turn your back on those in need, because one day, “they could be you”!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Struggling to succeed

You’re looking at a lifeless situation, but not to the One who can help

You’ve tried to do things on your own, but you can’t do it all by yourself

The hill of burdens sits so high, and you’re afraid to make the climb

You’ve attempted before, but you didn’t succeed, so you don’t see the point in trying

Winds of doubt surround your faith, and threaten to blow it away

So run for cover, into the arms who loves you, and promises to keep you safe

Defeat shines brighter than the sun’s beam, and it’s more than you can withstand

But all it takes if for God to speak, and it disappears upon His command

It may seem as though you’ve lost, but look again, for you’ve been deceived

No matter what you’re up against, you’ll win, if only you just believe

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

FAVOR

If I walk a little bit different, it’s an indication that some things have changed

If I speak in a way that I normally wouldn’t, don’t panic, because I’m not the same

To you I may be “acting funny”, but to me, I’ve only improved

Because once you reach the level I have, there’s nothing you can afford to lose

The negativity, foolishness and senseless things, I used to be apart of

No longer exists within me, because I’ve chosen to rise above

My starting point was at the end of the line, while everyone else was so far ahead

They told me I lost and considered me finished, but “It’s not over”, I victoriously said

I continued to run, against all odds, as they tried to sabotage the race

They couldn’t stand to see me coming, because they knew I was headed to 1st place

No matter how much they delayed my progress, they never once broke my stride

And through all the adversities and tribulations, I left everyone amazed and surprised

They gave up on me and counted me out, because I started out at the very end

But God gave me what they didn’t have, FAVOR, which positioned me to WIN!

“All you have to do is ask, BELIEVE and you shall receive”!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Keep on going

Have you ever wanted to give up and quit, because you couldn’t see the end of the road?

But instead you continued to keep on going, while bearing the weight of your heavy load

You want it to be over, but you’ve barely gotten started

So just be patient and watch how things unfold

Rome wasn’t built in a day and success doesn’t happen overnight

Although you want to throw in the towel, keep on going and continue to fight

Quit comparing your journey to someone else’s, because what’s theirs wasn’t intended for you

They may have taken the elevator to get to the top, but the stairs were reserved just for you

Keep on going no matter the circumstances and climb higher than a mountain’s peak

Don’t give up or stop for nothing, until you acquire all that you set out to seek

Remember, it doesn’t matter how you get there or who gets to the finish line first, as long as you cross it!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue