“No matter what trials fierce
Threaten your faith with fear,
Remember you’re safe within
The hollow of your Father’s hands; Continue reading “No Matter What”
Here, a trail mix of quotes I found appealing this week.
This is how life has felt for me for a week or so. Never mind, this is my life story. Somehow I am ever capable of working myself into a frenzy over questions that really are not as meltdown-worthy as I have convinced myself to believe. Continue reading “Quote Trail Mix”
I ground my forehead into my hands with agony.
I can’t do it. I can’t.
The world looked bleak and hard and cold. The impossibilities of adapting to the standards of college life overwhelmed me with despair. Continue reading “When It Feels Weird”
October 15, 2015
“I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron.
“And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.”
Wow! This is my Lord’s promise to His chosen, His servants, those He knows and who know Him! I worry incessantly about messing up God’s will for me, or somebody else messing up God’s will for me. I worry that if I go to Bible college I might miss marrying someone not at college; I worry that the person I want or think I want may go on with his life, not wait for me. I worry that I might go to the wrong college, pick the wrong course, set the wrong priorities there and miserably fail it all. But hey! GOD IS IN CONTROL! People who hear this the most think about it the least. I know I am in His hands, yet I insist on worrying lest I tip out of them! As if He isn’t big enough! If I am faithful, willing to give up all those particular portions of my future I hold most dear, He will give me His treasures—His riches—His secrets and mysteries. It may have to be a swap. My security for His security. But, knowing Him, it will be worth it. Continue reading “Flashback”
Her eyes searched my face with bewilderment. Without skipping a note of the congregational hymn, I squiggled my eyebrows to ask her what was wrong. She leaned close to me on tiptoe and whispered, “You’re singing weird!” Continue reading “The Harmony of Faith”
“O World, hast thou given life to me?
Hath thy designing lifted me
From lowly dust, breathed into me
A soul alike to that Divine? Continue reading “Not Thine”
If we insist on being comfortable, never stepping out into the dark of faith, we will miss experiencing the adventures God plans for us. Continue reading “Seven Quotes”