Song for the fearful:
Even when I’m walking through the valley of death.
Even when I’m broken and nothing is left - you lead me on…
So I’ll pour my tears in the ocean. And I’ll leave my pain by the shore.
With your mighty wave you’ll sweep them away, till they are no more.
You hide me, in your wings and carry, all my fears and worries,
You lift the lowly.
I cannot believe that I will be seeing this! Thank you Lord for reminding me of your unfailing love. You are faithful.
Zechariah 9:12 (NKJV) ” Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you”
Isaiah 61:7 (ESV) Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.
Taken July 1 2013
“Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.” (Job 36:26)
It is impossible to know God too well.
He is the most important person who exists. And this is because he made all others, and any importance they have is owing to him.
Any strength or intelligence or skill or beauty they have comes from him. On every scale of excellence, he is infinitely greater than the best person you ever knew or ever heard of.
Being infinite, he is inexhaustibly interesting. It is impossible, therefore, that God be boring. His continual demonstration of the most intelligent and interesting actions is volcanic.
As the source of every good pleasure, he himself pleases fully and finally. If that’s not how we experience him, we are either dead or sleeping.
It is therefore astonishing how little effort is put into knowing God.
It’s as though the President of the United States came to live with you for a month, and you only said hello in passing every day or so. Or as if you were flown at the speed of light for a couple of hours around the sun and the solar system, and instead of looking out the window, you played a computer game. Or as if you were invited to watch the best actors, singers, athletes, inventors, and scholars perform their best, but you declined to go so you could watch the TV season’s final soap.
Let us pray that our infinitely great God would open our eyes and hearts to see him and seek to know him more.
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining
I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do
This seems impossible for me
I don’t know how it’s gonna be with me
Lately it’s hard to keep
From struggling from within
I try to hold on
Keep my knees from giving in
And You know it gets confusing
When fear starts knocking on my door
And You know I’m scared of losing
There is war within my soul
Coz You are the giver of all good things
You are my Father, the King of kings
And it’s foolishness I know
Why so downcast oh my soul?
I will put my Hope in You
Even if I can’t see
Hold me fast
HOld me still
Hold me steady
All my hopes and dreams
Just seem so far away
Maybe just maybe
I’ve been wanting my own way
I’ve been so so scared of
Being wrong about all this
But the truth is
I don’t’ really know any better anyway
And You know it gets frustratin
I know only You can make me whole
And I’m tired of even trying
I surrender all control
The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours.— ~ John Piper
Let faith arise
I lift my hands to believe again
You are my refuge, You are my strength
As I pour out my heart
These things, I remember
You are faithful, God, forever
2 Corinthians 3:4,5
Such confidence we have through Christ before God. 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
what if you have faith in heart but have doubt in mind? Don’t worry, fix your eyes on Jesus because He IS the founder and perfecter of your faith (Hebrews 12:2) wow! Gracious God!