Hope matters

When you stop hoping you start settling. // Valorie Burton

The Lord has done this

“The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I will answer them. I am the Lord, the God of Israel. I will not abandon them. I will open rivers on the barren heights, and springs in the middle of the plains. I will turn the desert…

Goodness

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me    all the days of my life,and I will live in the house of the Lord    forever. // Psalm 23:6 NLT If the last two years have taught us anything, it is that uncertainty is certain. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, let alone five minutes from now.We can…

Stayed on Thee

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. // Isaiah 26:3 KJV I grew up in a church that used the hymn based upon this scripture as a benediction every Sunday. It was a part of the soundtrack of my life, and continues to be….

Always giving thanks

And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭TPT‬‬ In the good times The hard times The I don’t even know how I feel times The restful times The can’t catch a break times The new beginning times The throw…

Consider // Strength

“Despite our worries, mistakes, or inadequacies—we are never without the strength of Christ.” * My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart,my portion forever. // Psalm 73:26 CSB Strength rarely looks like what we have come to believe. Strength can look like… Calling a friend when you need help. Rocking…

Holy and whole

May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make YOU holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body— and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is COMPLETELY DEPENDABLE. If he said it, he’ll do it! // 1 Thessalonians 5:23 MSG

Gut punch by Bob Goff

The way we deal with uncertainty lets us know whether Jesus is ahead of us leading, or behind us just carrying our stuff. // Bob Goff I am starting to post quotes that are “Gut Punches” to the soul, to our mental health, or to simple every day living. THIS ONE was too much NOT…

Consider // Sha ah

Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze* from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand. // Isaiah 41:10 TPT *sha ah – Hebrew root word; to gaze, to…

Understanding in grief

In grief, I have found an understanding that beyond my understanding God is working all for the good of those who love Him and accept His calling. That does not make loss easier. It does not make watching the world groan in sin less awful. It does not make my mess ups and falling short…

Come apart

If you don’t come apart for a while, you will come apart after a while. // Dallas Willard