I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. // Ephesians 3:16-17 NLT

In the midst of grief and fathoming

To the ones who grieve, You will get through this. You will! This is not just a sound byte. In the midst of this heartbreaking season, there will come a time when the load will ever-so slowly begin to lift. Grief becomes a companion and not your enemy. Sweet memories replace bitterness and deep sadness….

Until that completeness

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! But for right now,…

Consider // Them

Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the Lord your God is the one who will go with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. // Deuteronomy 31:6 CSB This encouragement we find in Deuteronomy is meant for a specific people – the Israelites – as they changed…

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….

Deeper trust

Sometimes we want greater clarity when what we need is deeper trust. // Ann Voscamp

The save and the release

I need saving! I need saving… mostly from myself. Do you feel me? Can you relate? In this moment of reflection, I lift up my praise to the One who cares and the One who saves. Praise Jehovah! Praise the God who saves! Blessed be the Lord—day after day he carries us along.He’s our Savior,…

Consider // Victory

Do your best, prepare for the worst – then trust God to bring the victory. // Proverbs 21:31 MSG Think about all the time you spend in your life striving, working yourself to the bone, stressing about how the work will get done. It might be time to give yourself a break. Yes, do small…

Consider // Higher

CONSIDER // verbthink carefully about (something), typically before making a decision; think about and be drawn toward (a course of action); to regard or treat in an attentive or kindly way; to gaze on steadily or reflectively. As we wonder and wrestle with how God allows circumstances into our lives and does not stop bad…

Capturing my thoughts

He is my strength and my shield. He is my strength and my shield. He is my strength and my shield. I often find it difficult to keep my thoughts and my attention stayed on the Lord. I was discussing with a friend practical ways to counter worry, negative thoughts, and ruminating on that which…

Uncontainable joy

Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!// Romans 13:15 TPT

To the Point // Keep hoping

I will stand my groundwhere hope can be found. – Lauren Daigle Keep dreaming.Keep laughing.Keep engaging.Keep going.Keep improving.Keep pursuing.Keep standing.Keep hoping. In our keeping, God will give us patience for the waiting, strength of character for the undertaking, and glimpses of His glory to sustain us. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems…