Confident Trust Brings Hope… and Singing

O God, my heart is quiet and confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! Psalm 57:7 “Control seems preferable to what we typically think of as its opposite—chaos. But I want to suggest that the opposite of control is not chaos. It is trust, and trust is far preferable to control. We want to control because…

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Waiting With A Hope-FULL Heart

Wait for the Lord’s help. Be strong and brave, and wait for the Lord’s help.  Psalm 27:14 NCV “Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.” ―Elisabeth Elliot My grandfather used to say that waiting on…

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Never Losing the Light: Deserted You? Never!

Desert you? When have I ever deserted you? When have I ever left you alone in the storm? Yes, you’ve endured trial. Yes, you’ve endured trouble. And, you’ve had your share of disasters, I’ll grant you, but deserted? Never! I don’t desert My children. (You’re walking by sight again.) How can I possible get you…

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Never Losing the Light: Winter Waiting

Winter waiting is hard. (I know.) But it develops all of these: – above all, patience – then, composure – and, of course, endurance – steadiness – stability – trust. All aspects of waiting. Which ones do you think you can do without? Patience? (…hardly.) How about composure? (Have you ever seen a chicken without…

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Joy Is Where You’re Going Trust Will Get You There

“Shepherd,” asked Much-Afraid earnestly, “tell me why I nearly got into Pride’s clutches again, and why Resentment, Bitterness, and Self-Pity have been able to pester me for so long in this dreadful way. I did not call you before, because they never dared to come close to me or to make a real attack, but…

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Never Losing The Light: Bearing With Injustice

Sweet Heart, I know—their injustice. (I know.) Never mind, trust Me. I told you I will deal with your enemies. Don’t you believe this? I know, you want relief. Come to Me for that. Relief is not in the absence of conflict. It is in the presence of your Master. Come child. Come… your enemies?…

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Revelation on “Abiding In Christ” Andrew Murray

The following are quotes taken from the book, Abide In Christ, by Andrew Murray. They are FULL of revelation and instruction for course correction. “Christ Jesus said: “I am the Vine, ye are the branches.” In other words: “I, the living One who have so completely given myself to you, am the Vine. You cannot…

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A Battle With Head and Heart

I have no idea who “R” is but this guy nailed it when it came to the battle that was often going on inside me. My faith seems to reside in the “think and be logical” part of my head, while my trust, it lives in the “tender and vulnerable” places in my heart. All is…

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Believing Is Not About The Outcome

I used to struggle a great deal about this believing business. Mostly because my expectations and outcomes didn’t always match up with what I was believing for. It is easy to say to someone, “You need to trust God.” Oh yes, that part is easy! But, if our trust is tied to our beliefs for a…

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Foundation Stones for Trust

Before we begin our journey through the Psalms we must talk about the foundation stones for trust. You cannot have a trust that will weather all the storms of life if it is built on the “sand” of what you see and feel. Your eyes will deceive you and your feelings often shift and change with each…

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