God watched an accident happen to a family of four, and by His grace, the innocent victims walked away. I acknowledge the fact many do not believe in miracles, but you may change your mind when you read this story. First, let me state, a miracle is an event that would be impossible by natural…
Sounds like a good title for a poem! Maybe next time. Today I just simply need to talk, write, chew on some things and see if anyone out there feels the same. Isn’t that how we humans do things? We find those who are similar, feel similar or are going through similar trials and experiences. […]
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love, for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely. Psalm 59:16-17
Jesus is your strength! When you begin a day feeling weak and weary, it’s all right. Your weakness can be a reminder of your need for him. Remember that He is with you continually, ready to help you as you go along your way. Take Jesus’ hand in joyful trust, letting him guide you and strengthen you. He delights in helping you, my friend.
Whenever you feel inadequate for the task ahead, stop and think about your resources. He is your strength, and the Lord is infinite: He never runs out of anything. So when you work in collaboration with the Lord, don’t set limits on what you expect to accomplish. He will give you what you need to keep moving forward, step by step. You may not reach the goal as quickly as you’d like, but you will get there in his perfect timing. refuse to be discourage by delays or detours. Instead, trust that He does know what he is doing, and just take that next step. Perseverance and trust in Him makes a potent combination.
Grace and Peace to You My Friends
We are finishing up 31 Days of Proverbs today! I can’t help but feel some trepidation over this chapter. So much has been written on Proverbs 31 and the “virtuous woman” that I struggle to begin. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that when I read this chapter I can feel inadequate. Go […]
I am in an uncertain period. I’m without a job, but thankfully received a nice “staying bonus” at my last company and am receiving unemployment. I feel like the Lord has blessed me with this time to strengthen myself in Him, and I am so grateful. I don’t know what you are facing in your […]
Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:3-4
God can work in spite of sickness. He still answers prayer and heals people today, and He still does miracles. In sickness and in hardships, He can work in a person’s life. Even if a person still has the sickness or problem, God can work in spite of it, and give strength. And no matter what happens to our physical bodies here on earth,we have the promise of heaven and ultimate healing in heaven. At that time, God says He will wipe away all our tears. There will be no more death, sorrows, crying or pain.
What a glorious promise! There is more, so much more!, beyond this life on earth. Whatever our limitations, whatever our problems, God promises us that we will one day receive a new body that won’t have the shortcomings we experience today.
And God can also use sickness to bring a person to Himself, can’t He? I know of many people who have come to the Lord in the hospital or when facing death. Suddenly they reevaluate their lives. They wonder, What am I living for? What;s really important in my life? What’s going to happen to me when I die? And they begin to think about eternity.
As the psalmist said, “before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.” (Psalm 119:67) God can work in spite of sickness, and He can work through sickness. Nothing is impossible for God.
Grace and Peace to You My Friends
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you […]
Compared to the wisdom of others, I could come out on the short end of the stick or I might look as grand as an oak. Proverbs has taught us that being “wise in our own eyes” is a sure sign that you are not wise at all, so if we see wisdom in its […]
by Hazel Straub God calls us to love others from the heart. Challenges come and expose our hard self-righteous heart, with its lack of love, when we disagree and disapprove of others, who fail to meet our standards. God desires his tender and pure love to dwell in our hearts, reflecting his forgiveness and merciful […]