Tag Archives: Courage

Today’s Quote on Courage

“If you are facing a situation today where Jesus is calling you to do something that may seem as impossible as walking on water, take courage. The One who calls you will be present with you.”  ~Lisa Samra

Scripture for Reflection: Matthew 14:25-33

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Today’s Quote on Hope

“We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.”  ~John Calvin

Scripture for Reflection: Isaiah 40:28-31

Today’s Quote on Faith

“When we operate in faith, we aren’t risking our reputation. We’re risking God’s! And God can handle Himself just fine, thank you. You may doubt yourself because of your lack of education or lack of experience. But if God has called you, you aren’t really doubting yourself. You’re doubting God.”  ~Mark Batterson

Scripture for Reflection: Hebrews 11: 1-40

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A Reflection on Hope

 

I started this year praying for the ability to hope. To keep my focus on God and trust Him through everything that came my way. I wanted to live each day intentionally, seeking the Lord’s strength and mercy. I knew I needed His grace to discover reasons to hope and live with joy and peace. More than anything, I wanted trust that God had a purpose for everything I experienced throughout the year.

I wanted hope cemented in my heart.

You see, in my mind, I never doubted God as the source of my hope or that He could restore my hope. The actual problem resided in my heart – the one place I desperately needed cooperation.

I had no idea where the journey would lead, what lessons I would learn, or how pain would be used to refine my desire to have hope.

Today, as I think about some of the things that happened this year, I struggle to comprehend it all. Continue reading

Today’s Quote on Trusting God

“By believing that God keeps His promises, we will become stronger in our faith and more at peace. Hardships that once would have thrown us off course will lose their power to shake us. Hope will replace discouragement, and trust will overcome doubt. Each time trouble comes, focus your attention on your loving Heavenly Father and His ability to care for you.”  ~Dr. Charles Stanley

Scripture for reflection: Ephesians 3:20-21