Strength for the Weary One

Encourage the exhausted, strengthen the weary, say to those with an anxious heart, “Take courage. Fear not.” He gives strength to the weary and to him who lacks might (strength), He increases power. God is our Refuge and Strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Isaiah 35:3-4a   Isaiah 40:29   Psalm 46:1   NASB It’s been said that most of us can endureContinue reading “Strength for the Weary One”

When, not if …

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. Isaiah 43:2 NKJV But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink heContinue reading “When, not if …”

One of “Those” Days

The Lord says this to you: Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15b AMPC He knows the way that I take. Job 23:10 Have you ever had one of THOSE DAYS?  You know, the kind of day layered with lost keys, spilledContinue reading “One of “Those” Days”

Strength for the Weary One

Encourage the exhausted, strengthen the weary, say to those with an anxious heart, “Take courage. Fear not.” He gives strength to the weary and to him who lacks might (strength), He increases power. God is our Refuge and Strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Isaiah 35:3-4a   Isaiah 40:29   Psalm 46:1   NASB It’s been said that most of us can endureContinue reading “Strength for the Weary One”

Shattered Snow-globe

The LORD is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope. Psalm 34:18 GNT The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 ESV You are near, O Lord [nearer to me than my foes] Psalm 119:51a AMPC Trust in Him at allContinue reading “Shattered Snow-globe”

Dealt Cards

I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O Lord, I said You are my God, my times are in Your hands. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy and the God of all comfort,  Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction),Continue reading “Dealt Cards”

Frame Your Circumstances Around Truth

Recently, I was in deep thought about a horrendous tragedy that occurred in a friend’s life, and simultaneously, another friend’s reaction to a relatively minor difficulty. These twin issues caused me to think about modern “Americanized” Christian theology concerning life’s difficulties – which all too often is either a hollow, “Oh, just praise the Lord,Continue reading “Frame Your Circumstances Around Truth”