On the wall of a concentration camp, a prisoner had carved the following words:
“I believe in the sun, even though it doesn’t shine.
I believe in love, even when it isn’t shown.
I believe in God, even when He doesn’t speak.”
What hand could have cut such a conviction? What eyes could have seen good in such horror? There’s only one answer: Eyes that chose to see the unseen.
Paul wrote in 2nd Corinthians 4:18: “We set our eyes not on what we… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 30, 2012 at 8:22am —
“Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in your friends, and they will die and leave you; but trust in God, and you will never be confounded in time or eternity.” (D.L. Moody)
"As for God, His way is perfect. All the Lord's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection." (2 Sam.22:31)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 29, 2012 at 9:57am —
When tempted to complain...give thanks.
"In every thing give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."(1 Thess.5:18)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 28, 2012 at 9:49am —
You can't outlast God's love. You can't outrun His presence. He will always be with you.
"I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night—but even in darkness I… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 22, 2012 at 9:23am —
"Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."(Luke 12:32)
Surely He who takes the trouble to give you a kingdom will not let you starve on the road to it.
"I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." (Ps.37:25)
~Charles H. Spurgeon~
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 21, 2012 at 10:20am —
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you: I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God..."(Isa.43:1-3)
God Leads His Children Along...
Some through the waters, some through the flood,
Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 20, 2012 at 9:24am —
They both said it very well.
"I want to know God, not my idea of God."~C.S. Lewis~
"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection of the dead." (Phil. 3:10) ~Apostle Paul~
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 19, 2012 at 9:31am —
The pit of self pity causes you to look at your dilemma and not what God is doing in the middle of your circumstances.
Setbacks are only temporary. He is your deliverance from whatever is placed before you by the Adversary. Be thankful for what He has brought you through. Give thanks for His upcoming blessings.
"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care."(Ps.95:6-7) ~Ron…
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 18, 2012 at 8:36am —
"A time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out."(John 5:28-29)
Then weep not friends, we're going home
Up there we'll die no more
No coffins will be made up there
No graves on that bright shore
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 17, 2012 at 8:51am —
Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence.
(Psalm 119:50)"My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life."
(1 Peter 4:19) "So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good."
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 16, 2012 at 8:50am —
Cheer up, Christians! ..."There's far more to life for us. We're citizens of high heaven! We're waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He'll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him."(Phil.3:20-21) Hallelujah!!!
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 15, 2012 at 9:17am —
We are like Noah's dove, weary and about to drop into the surrounding waters. But Noah puts out his hand, takes her, and draws her back into the ark (Gen.8:9). The dove found a refuge that surrounded and upheld her. The hands covered her on all sides.
The hand of God sustains those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, " He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust."(Ps.91:1-2) (Charles H. Spurgeon
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 14, 2012 at 8:23am —
Discouragement can easily bring about defeat. Determination in HIS name replaces the discouragement the enemy tries to bury you under.
The more he heaps, the more you become helpless when you don't fully exercise the faith that is deeply embedded in you. It was given to you for such a time as this.
Let your faith rise above the doubts and discouragement. Let it soar to the forefront of your mind and your thinking. Faith pleases God. It brings a smile to His face and it lifts His… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 13, 2012 at 7:30am —
God makes delays and detours in your day without you knowing it is Him. He has a reason for all that He does because it is in your best interest.
He knows all things and you must learn to trust Him in all things, even if it looks like He is not involved. You are special to Him and it's during these times when you can learn more about Him and His ways.
One day you will better understand, but until then, He can make this situation work for the best.
"Commit your way to the LORD.… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 10, 2012 at 8:01am —
“Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for Him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.” (Ps.37:7)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 8, 2012 at 5:10pm —
"The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking; he rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins. The good man does not escape all troubles---he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one." (Ps.34:18:19)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 7, 2012 at 9:10am —
We must guard against attempts at forcing God to act as we think He should. If He does something that won’t fit into the box we’ve designed for Him, we easily become upset, angry, or confused. The Lord will never stay within the parameters we set for Him. Since we are mortal, earth-bound, and sinful, we have a very narrow perspective and understanding of life. But our eternal, sinless, sovereign, and omniscient Creator sees and knows what we cannot perceive. Scripture tells us of the Lord’s… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 6, 2012 at 12:37pm —
It is not difficult for the Lord to turn night into day. He who sends the clouds can just as easily clear the skies. Let us be encouraged --- things are better down the road. Let us sing God's praises in anticipation of things to come. "Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."(2 Cor.4:17) Trials do serve their purpose. (Charles H. Surgeon)
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 5, 2012 at 7:35am —
Doubts can send you into a storm or cause you to encounter desert dry land. You see no means of being rescued by God because of the silent doubts you have about His actual existence.
The only thing you may have to go on is His word in His Word. He has spoken through the ages and chooses when, where, and how He speaks today.
For a moment it may be a matter of survival. He will never abandon you. Because you are His child, He only asks for simple faith. That's what gets you to heaven… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 3, 2012 at 8:51am —
When you trust in God, you have sweet rest in danger or pain. Oh, to be in God's hands. What a place---in the hands of God! If we are in God's hands, we are where all things rest; we are home and we are happy. We have left the creature's nothingness and entered into the Creator's all-sufficiency. Beloved friend, get there. Hurry to get there, and from this moment live in God's hands.
"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you. Do not fear; I will help… Continue
Added by Lois Jane Wallace on August 2, 2012 at 8:37am —