Where is the Victory?
by Katie Souza
(Journaled while in Prison)

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:27 (KJV)

Went to church, then to Bible study. Worked, buffed, and then waxed two sections. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE! We (the Trinity) love you. “For Christ set me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” 1 Corinthians 1:17 (KJV)

Miracles!! M. Stocking said Bridget could move in. Wow, at today’s 12:30 prayer meeting I was “zapped”! My hair stood on end and I started bawling. This happened as Rosa was praying for legal papers. I found out later that “mama” was saying, “Katie will go home, in the name of Jesus”. When she said it the third time, she was looking at me and I got zapped! I got sentenced on 10/13 and mama’s favorite number is 13. Rhonda and Kim made me dinner for my birthday.

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18”

Today, Josie asked me to do a Bible study for the Spanish ladies. She said she would interpret!! Lord give me the study! I walked over two miles today. I’ve been meditating and praying for about two weeks. The Spanish service was about praying without ceasing and Josie translated!

I got all my floor crew a raise!

“Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me; LORD, be my help.” Psalm 30:10 (NIV)

Mom and Dad’s visit was put off another week (so sad).

Not good, bickering on the floor, I cried and missed prayer meeting; got no exercise. Still cheating on smoking (bad). Where is the victory?

“Be strong, all of you who put your hope in the Lord. Never give up!” Psalm 31:24. (NIRV)

Always a down before an up. The Holy Spirit fell today before church got started. Doreen got up and started it, and He came rushing in, it was incredible! Wow then Ray and Esther came and we continued on! I sang out praises to Him and broke…

Based off of this excerpt from my journal and my thought life on that day, here are some questions to ask yourself:

Are you struggling with an addiction, like smoking, that is hard to kick?

Like me, can you see small victories along your path, even in the midst of challenges?

Has God given you some Scriptures that have helped you to keep going when you were discouraged?

Share with us a Scripture that you are standing on this week… If you don’t have one, go get one and then write it below!  As the Word says, “Decree a thing, and it shall be established”.

Looking forward to your Verses!

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