I have to admit that lately I have been discouraged because so many people around me seem to be going through so many rough times. I know that as believers we aren't exempt from troubles and I have seen in my own life how God sees us through our problems. I'm working hard at trying to stay positive and let my words reflect what I know God's Word says and not what I see. I have been praying and standing in agreement with a friend for the past eight months about a situation in her life. It hasn't always been easy to stay positive but it has caused me to do some deep thinking and ask myself some questions about my faith and trust - if I am going to agree to pray for the situation, then I better really believe that God can work in it and my words had better reflect that - always. It's been a learning and growing experience. It's been an honor to be in agreement with her and stand with her believing that we would see God move even when others around us didn't necessarily agree. Great news came today that some things in the situation are beginning to turn around and there has been a tremendous step forward. This is like a giant leap for my own walk and I am thankful that I am able to see it and to continue to stand in agreement with this friend. I will continue to pray it through with her until we see it fully resolved. Praising the Lord tonight for the work he is doing!