We must continue to surrender. Surrender to God afresh moment by moment if that’s what it takes. And trust that He will, in His time, defend you, righting the wrong. Or, in the mean time, provide you armfuls of grace. … 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.
Not my monkey, Not my circus. Love that. Means- it’s not my problem, said in an extremely funny way. Whatever it is that threatens to pull me down…. Whatever it is that seeks to destroy my peace… Whatever it is … 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
Jesus is the Rock upon which I stand. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is evermore. Everlasting. Secure. Safe. He stands tall, unmovable, unshakable. Even on stormy days, He stands fixed. On my own, I waver with … Continue reading
I am trying, Lord. I am trying, yet I am failing. It seems as if I am failing, yet I know I am not. I am trying to be who You want me to be. To everyone I love. To … Continue reading
Ever work yourself into a worried frenzy? Consume your thoughts with worry and then your body simply shuts down? Worst case scenarios play out in your brain and you are completely convinced all heck will break loose? Think about the … Continue reading
Completeness. Perfectly sound. Intact. God promises us His peace. His perfect peace. His shalom. When the waters begin to sway your boat, He is there to speak peace over you. In the stillness of the night, He’s there to cover … 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
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
God is here. He is here in my room at this very moment. He knows my heart. He knows my deepest wishes. He sees every corner – the love for my husband and children…the fragile yet strong self-esteem…the hurt He … Continue reading
To regain. Recover. Exchange. God is our Redeemer. He exchanges our sinful selves for a pure soul worthy of heaven. Nothing we can do on our own merit. It’s through trusting in His saving grace. He redeems our souls, but … Continue reading
Jesus loves me this I know For the Bible tells me so Little ones to Him belong They are weak, but He is strong. Do you know Jesus loves you? Do you really know? He does. With everything He has, … Continue reading
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans 8:11 … Continue reading
My dear mother shared this verse with me today: “But none of these things move me….” Acts 20:24 Paul goes on to explain his pristine focus on the mission God had entrusted to him. Earthly things didn’t move him. Including … Continue reading
Who am I to question Almighty God? What gives me that right? His ways are above mine. He holds our future in His capable strong hands. Our job is to trust Him with faith like a child. Oh we can … Continue reading
He has you where He wants you. Jesus. He places us in spots where He can use us. Do you ever wonder why He chose this spot? I do. Sometimes things don’t make sense. Logically. But that’s not our job. … 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
Are you ever amazed at the ugliness inside? At the emotions that pour out of your heart from nowhere? Where on earth did that come from? Is that me? Am I really that selfish? Am I really that insecure? Jealous? … Continue reading
How does God see you? As His beloved. His miracle. His greatest creation. As someone worth dying for. Your thoughts are precious to Him. Your tears are held in His hands. Your joys bring Him smiles. And your praise gives … Continue reading
How does a shepherd lead his sheep? Building trust and gently leading them home. Protecting their every step along the way. The shepherd’s physical presence leads by example. How are you leading your family? Gently leading by example? Loving them … 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
In the quiet of my heart, God gently reminds me of how His fingerprints are all over my life. I look around and see Him. From when I was a little girl dreaming of my future, I wanted the life … Continue reading
Since God has our back and He knows our every thought… our every need… our every heart’s desire… Did you ever think about the fact that His help is already on its way? Before we even think of our need. … 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