“I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware
of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life,
I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come
the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.”
~ Elisabeth Elliot
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials,
for we know that they are good for us— (Romans 5 v 3-5 explain why !!)
The experience is difficult but the theme is love.
And we know that God works together all things for good
to those loving God, to those being called according to His purpose,
Romans 8 v 28
The journey is arduous but the destination is beautiful.
We went through fire and flood,
but You brought us to a place of great abundance. Psalm 66v 12b
The night is dark but the dawn is glorious.
Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Psalm 30 v 5b
The winter is cold but joyful spring approaches.
See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come,
Song of Songs 2 v 11-12a
The caterpillar is earthbound but the butterfly flies free.
…… anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.
The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5 v 17
May you walk by faith not by sight. May you live by the promise of God
and not by what your eyes can see.
May you – even today – see movements in your circumstances,
glimpses of glory that remind you
that God is very much involved in your life.
~ Susie Larson.