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Today’s Quote on God’s Provision

“We may face situations beyond our reserves, but never beyond God’s resources.”  ~Poh Fang Chia

Scripture for Reflection: Philippians 4:4-20

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Today’s Quote on Trials

“God’s love does not keep us from trials, but sees us through them.”  ~Dennis Fisher

Scripture for Reflection: Romans 8:18-39

Today’s Quote on Faith

“If we’ll let divine truths interpret our trials and trust the Holy Spirit to empower us to respond in faith, our heart will find rest no matter what goes on around us.”     ~Dr. Charles Stanley

Scripture for Reflection: James 1:2-6

Today’s Quote on Trials

“In every trial, we have a choice to view the situation from our perspective or from God’s. Depending on our focus, we either react emotionally or respond spiritually, based on God’s Word and promises. Inner turmoil and outward agitation result when we focus on feelings instead of spiritual principles. But when we habitually see every matter from God’s point of view, then irritation, anger, and blame will be replaced by an inner quietness and confidence.”     ~Dr. Charles Stanley

Scripture for Reflection: Philippians 4:10-13

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 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