Dear Lord, Thank you for setting me free- Free from guilt and shame. Free from want and greed. Free from sin and death. You have set me free from the evils of this world. Completely. Fully. And totally. Whenever I … Continue reading
Do you see God walking on the sea with you..
Through all the waves and rolling thunder..
And splashes of rain..
Unconcerned and certain all is well?
Even if you cannot see the seashore, nor know which way is north, God does.
His ways are higher than yours.
He longs for you to trust Him through the process.
Through the waves and calmness of the sea.
Don’t live day after day, wishing all of life’s issues were solved.
If you do, you’ll miss out on the blessing of trusting God with all of yourself.
You’ll miss the peace which passes all understanding, guarding your heart and mind.
God longs to have you now, so He can use you mightily through the process.
It’s easy to trust God when you can see the shore.
Even easier when the sun is shining, birds are singing, you’re looking great and your family is all singing the same tune.
It’s easy then to trust.
But it’s also easy to trust the wrong thing- yourself.
Watch out, because you might think you had something to do with the blue sky and harmonious waters.
The beauty in a storm is the child-like faith we cling to.
Necessary because there’s nothing else to do.
Peace is the reward.
Peace that comes knowing we can do nothing, that God can and will do everything.
He is in control, we are not.
Cling to Him in the storm and quiet.
Purpose your will and thoughts to trust Him completely.
Even if you cannot see the shore.
~~ Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, ~~ When I follow Your lead, When I want nothing, because You provide all things, Goodness and mercy will be with me every single day. … Continue reading
~~ You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; ~~ What? I am safe with my enemies? Not only that, but I am feasting in front of them? You defend me and have the final … Continue reading
~~ Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me. ~~ Because I have trusted, Because I have trusted my Shepherd, who has led me onto paths … Continue reading
~~ He restores my soul. ~~ Wow. My soul is completely brought back to life. Made new. Fully brought back. After my Shepherd leads me into everything I need, He also restores my soul. I am refreshed from the inside … Continue reading
~~ He makes me lie down in green pastures. ~~ My Shepherd, who guides me, tells me what to do. I must listen and obey. And look where He guides me? To relax in a sweet safe spot, where there … Continue reading
~~The Lord is my shepherd. ~~ My leader. My protector. My defender. My guide. I can rest, knowing He is guiding me if I put my trust into His capable hands. ~~ I shall not want. ~~ When I … Continue reading
Trust in the Lord. You mean trust in my own strength, right? No, trust in the Lord. But I know what I want. Need. So does God. In fact, He knows best. He wants your best, sees your future, and … Continue reading
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your … Continue reading
Be still and know that I am God. Quiet your cluttered mind. Remove the noise of life. Stop running around with your list. Be still…… Focus on God. Look back at His faithfulness to you. Believe in your heart the … Continue reading
A gentle reminder from God: I love your children even more than you can possibly imagine. They are mine. I see them. I know them. I know their deepest sorrows and greatest joys. I recognize their desires in life … Continue reading
Every time a new experience confirms a truth you already know, a layer of trust is laid. Layer upon layer, trust is built over time and these layers cushion us from the blows of life. New relationships create layers of … Continue reading
I lifted my tear stained eyes and looked upon my sweet Lord’s face. Compassion dripped from His eyes as He scooped me into His arms. My child, I love you. I cover you this day with My peace. May you … Continue reading
Why do you doubt me? Why do you doubt my love? Why do you doubt my goodness? Why do you doubt my plan for you, my personal love story written just for you? Are you scared? Lonely? Trust me. Completely. … Continue reading
Let not your hearts be troubled…. John 14:1a I find this funny. Funny like haha, yea, right. Oh wait – is God serious? How can I possibly ignore life’s troubles? Well, God didn’t say ignore life’s troubles… Just don’t let … Continue reading
God is sovereign. Over all things. The definition of sovereign includes these words: supreme permanent authority. Well, that about covers it, doesn’t it? God has supreme (total) authority (power) and it’s never going away (permanent, here forever). He holds the … Continue reading
Way bigger. Than everything, big or small. Life changing things. Little annoyances. He’s bigger than the problems of today. What do I mean? God can do anything. And He will. He’s promised to protect you. To carry your burdens. To … Continue reading
Ever see God work? Witness His marvelous plan unfold? Take a breath and look around. He’s working in your children’s hearts. He’s organizing your thoughts. He’s ordering your steps. He’s revealing nuggets of wisdom just when you need them. He’s … Continue reading
Psalm 77:19-20 Your way way was through the sea, Your path through the great waters; Yet your footprints were unseen. You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. God guides us by His hand … Continue reading
Ugh. I really don’t like even the word. Who does? Wait. Our children detest the word. When they ask us something and we say ‘wait’, their faces usually fall, because they just know. Society buys cars with loans, we buy … Continue reading
You’re still holding the reins. Your life. You still want control. I do? Yes. How do you know? Easy. Every time you don’t see your life headed in the direction you want, you worry. When an issue pops … Continue reading
Don’t you just love snuggling up with a cozy soft blanket? Especially when you are feeling ill or a bit glum, wrapping up in a blanket seems so comforting. It’s almost like we are wrapped up in safety and peace. … Continue reading
Let God do what He is going to do. Simply be. Relax. You don’t need to plan how. Leave that all up to Him. Allow God to use you as He sees fit. Feeling anxious? Ask God to work through … Continue reading
Stuck in the mud because you are waiting for something without flaws? Asking God for His plan, but waiting until every single duck is in a row? Hate to burst your bubble – but you’ll be waiting for years. Forever. … Continue reading
Submitting to God and giving Him every drop of worry will happen again and again. Over and over. What? Why? Because we’re human and we forget, am I right? Our minds are trained to worry when our future is unclear. … Continue reading
Yea, though I walk through the shadow of death, I will fear no evil…..thy rod and staff they comfort me. These words from Psalm 23 depict the very gut level trust God has for us. When we are completely in … Continue reading