Tag Archives: Courage

Today’s Quote on Evangelism

“Jesus told us to go and teach all nations; He said nothing about getting permission from others. May our Christian witness be unhindered by earthly restrictions and empowered by the Holy Spirit!”  ~V.O.M.

Scripture for Reflection: Matthew 28:18-20

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HOPE

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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

Today’s Quote on Trials

“When the storms of life assail us, we may be tempted to believe that God has abandoned us – but He never will. Instead, He may be making a surprise visit – revealing an aspect of Himself through the trial that we never could have known otherwise.”     ~Dr. Charles Stanley

Scripture for Reflecion: Deuteronomy 31:6,8; Isaiah 30:18-20

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

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