Today’s Quote on Trust

“We can’t solve modern problems by going back in time. Retreating to the safety of the familiar is an understandable response, but God has called us to a life of faith. And faith requires us to face the unknown while trusting Him completely.”  ~Charles R. Swindoll

Scripture for reflection: Hebrews 11:1

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Today’s Quote on Suffering:

“The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust – not only for all the gifts that I receive from God, but gratitude for all the suffering. Because in that purifying experience, suffering has often been the shortest path to intimacy with God.”  ~Brennan Manning

Scripture for reflection: Romans 5:1-5

Today’s Quote on Confidence

“I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God, my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in Him.”  ~Francois Rabelais

Scripture for reflection: Joshua 1:9; II Corinthians 12:9; Ephesians 2:4-10

Today’s Quote on Forgiveness

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”  ~Lewis B. Smedes

Scripture for reflection: Matthew 18:15-35