James 5:11

James 5:11 (NIV)

As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.


Whatever your struggle in life either as LGBT or ally, believe that God will find a way to restore you and empower you. God did not put you on this Earth to suffer pain and anguish. God did not put you on this planet to punish you. God is a God of love and compassion and mercy– not a God of chaos, confusion, desolation, or destruction.

Never forget that as much as God is at work, so is Satan. But as hard as Satan works to undermine your spiritual growth and personal success story, God is on your side and God ultimately wins His battles for your safety, security, and salvation.

It may be hard to have faith when things are looking grim and you are sitting in a gutter and feeling like you’re at rock bottom. But give God a chance and let Him work through you. There is a good chance that God has empowered you with the gifts, talents, skills, and abilities you need to push through. God will help you overcome.

If a little kid with a slingshot named David can take down a giant like Goliath, you too can find victory over any mountain-sized obstacle. Have faith and be confident that you are blessed with a creative mind– and maybe it will take some creativity to see past a problem.


About Rachel Conlin McLeod

Transgender activist, Christian at First Baptist Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. B.A. in History and Social Sciences, B.A. in Sociology Freelance writer, tutor, research assistant Loves hockey, ballet, women's gymnastics, and Bible studies.
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