A sweet, sweet friend sent this clip to me today and said, "When I think about you, I always think about this." It's been years since I read Winnie the Pooh and I don't think I've ever seen the movie. But that line....that line moved me. It moved me in ways I can't explain. It was almost as if Steve were speaking directly to me.
Steve always told me that I was my worst critic and that I was consistently too hard on myself. He was a brillant man, so I never felt I measured up to him. However, he told me many times that I was so much smarter than he was. Recently, one of Steve's dearest friends sent me a Facebook message and shared something remarkable with me. Steve told him some time ago that I was "the rock of the family...we pull our strength from her. She gets this from her mother, but she is much stronger than her mother." I have never felt strong...but I was bolstered by those words. Maybe I am stronger than I think or seem.
I do believe I have courage...but it’s definitely borrowed. Any courage I have comes from God Himself. Jesus said in John 16:33, "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." If Jesus can overcome the world....He certainly can handle all I am going through and help ME overcome my tribulation.