Keep God First♥️

I am writing this to encourage you but also posting it to encourage myself. “Keep pushing. Keep believing. Keep trusting and keep going.”More importantly: “KEEP GOD FIRST.” I fail at this at times. My anger, frustrations, restlessness, and resentments get the best of me. But one of my prayers, especially lately is to seek God above all. As the Bible tells us, ‘Seek ye first God and his righteousness and ALL else shall be added on to you.’ Seek God first. This is my prayer. Sometimes seeking God first can be difficult. We are called to do things we would rather not do, called to face situations that are rather difficult, and have to deal with people that can be unbearable. But when we try our best to follow: he gives us the strength to go down to the valley, to encounter the unexpected, to face the most grave of situations, and he brings us out victorious! “God disciplines us for our good…”

Hebrews 12:7

Hebrews 12:8

About Zina

Zina Hermez has authored the best selling book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival. She’s been featured in numerous articles, guest posts, podcasts, websites, newsletters, and magazines. She’s been featured on ESPN’s ‘Solutions from the Huddle’ broadcast and on Grace and Truth Radio World. Zina’s written more than 500 articles and has taught thousands of students from all over the world spanning many different backgrounds and cultures. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Suite T blog, and the Southern Writers magazine among other places. She writes on faith, science, and overcoming adversity. She also writes on health and diet and loves to help others. Her latest book, Not Without God: Hope In the Storm is live and for sale! You can order your copy here:

When Life Seems Difficult

It’s true. As a matter of fact, God’s presence should be more evident when life is hard. In our weakness, we are made strong. The closest I’ve ever felt to the Lord has been when times were tough, when it seemed there was no way out, no hope, and like I shouldn’t have faith, I heard God’s whispers in those days the most. As a child, I would go on bike rides nightly. I liked to experience the peace and be outside. I’d ride up and down our street until the sun went down. I vividly remember the Lord telling me, ‘This road will not be easy, Zina, but I will never leave you nor forsake you. In the end, you will be with me!’ It is in the ‘difficult’ times that I have thrived.💙🤍

About Zina

Zina Hermez authored the best-selling book, “Not Without God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and around 250 of her own blog articles. As an educator for more than twenty years, she’s had the privilege of working with thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Her writing endeavors earned her an invitation to speak at the Harvard Faculty Club’s “Business Expert Forum.” Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity, and she strives to do what she longs to–help other people. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Southern Writers magazine, and Suite T blog among other places. Socializing with friends, taking business trips, listening to music, and meeting new people are among her hobbies. You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, or Twitter.

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