The Trails of Life — TLP

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each […]

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Psalm 34

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them, he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.                   Psalm 24:17-18

Broken things are considered worthless and thrown away, the shattered glass, the old toy, the pen that has run out of ink. The world is full of people with hearts that are broken by betrayal, disappointment or loss. At some point, all of our hears were broken, by sin, selfishness, pride, and willfulness: strongholds that God needed to break in our lives.

There is beauty to brokenness because in the mending process we see Jesus at work. When we are broken, we are ripe for repair and need to turn to the master re-builder. When we come to Christ with a repentant heart, God draws close to save us. When life gets tough and circumstances crush the spirit, God draws close to comfort us. When our desperation drives us to our knees, God draws close to deliver us. Is your heart broken today? Cry out to the master re-builder. He will begin the work in you.

Grace and Peace to You My Friends


Trust God


Jeremiah 29

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen.      Jeremiah 29:11-12 

Relax, my friend, God’s in control. Let these words wash over you repeatedly, like soothing waves on a beautiful beach, assuring you of His endless love. You waste a lot of time and energy trying to figure out things before their time has come. Meanwhile, God is working to prepare the way before you. So be on the lookout for some wonderful surprises, circumstances that only He could have orchestrated.

Remember that you are God’s beloved child. He is on your side, and He wants what is best for you. Someone who is loved by a generous, powerful person can expect to receive an abundance of blessings. You are loved by the King of the universe, and He has wonderful plans for you. As you look ahead into the unknown future, relax in the knowledge of who you are, the one that God loves. Cling to His hand, and go forward with confidence. While you and the Lord walks together along the path of life,your trust in Him will fill your heart with joy and your mind with peace.

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Galatians 5:22-23 — Message In Stanza

I love this Scripture and wanted to sure this with everyone: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (KJV). Prayer: Lord God, Teach is what it means to longsuffer for Your glory and honor. It may seem like a burden […]

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LPsalm 143

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Shoe me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8

Find joy in Christ, for he is your strength. It is vital to keep your joy alive, especially when you’re in the throes of adversity. Whenever you are struggle with difficulties, you need to guard your thoughts and spoken words carefully. If you focus too much on all the things that are wrong, you will become increasingly discouraged, and your strength will be sapped. As soon as you realize what is happening, stop this hurtful process immediately. Turn to Jesus, asking him to help you with all your struggles.

Take time to praise Him: Speak or sing words of worship. Read scriptures that help you rejoice in your Savior, Jesus Christ.

Remember that your problems are temporary but He is eternal, and so is your relationship with Him. As you find Joy in Him, delighting in His unfailing love for you, your strength will increase. This is the Joy of the Lord, which is yours for all time and throughout eternity!

Grace and Peace to You My Friends


Forgiveness . . . Love — Rip-Roar Get High On Life

Colossians 3:12-14 NIV Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. [13] Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. [14] And over all these virtues put on love, which […]

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Perfectly Loved — plantedbylivingwater

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.” Psalm 37:7 Resting in His loving arms Like a young child sleeps On Daddy’s shoulder Like a baby rests In his Mommy’s arms, Safe in the shelter Of the strongest boulder. No reason to fear, I’m perfectly loved By my Heavenly Father Watching from above. […]

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God Speaks

Hebrews 1

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.                            Hebrews 1:1-2

Throughout history, God has communicated with humanity in the ways we could understand Him. He taught Adam and Eve as He walked with them in the cool of the day. He addressed Moses through the burning bush and Joseph through dreams. Elijah heard His whisper, while it took a large fish to get through to Jonah.

In these last days, we’ve seen how God communicates through Jesus, who used daily life circumstances to teach important lessons. And now, His Holy Spirit indwells us to lead us to all truth. (John 16:13) But why does the Lord use so many methods? Could it be that the God who knit us together in our mothers’ wombs understands the best way to communicate with us? Of course!

Friends, that’s why you need never be afraid of missing God’s will if you’re in an intimate relationship with Him. The one who created you can overcome any inability you have to hear Him. You can trust the Father to speak and even to move heaven and earth to show you His will. So just be willing to listen.

Grace and Peace to You My Friends


The End of the Commandment — God’s Maintenance Man

1 Timothy 1:5 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: What a mouthful this little verse is. It seems Paul wanted to sum up all of the commandments regarding our relationship to one another with one sentence, and I […]

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