“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
Jeremiah 33:2-3 NIV
Sometimes, the biggest barrier between us and our blessings is not the challenges around us, but our expectation for God to show up in the same way He did in our past. Learn the freedom that comes when you stop asking the questions of what, when, and how — and focus instead on WHO.
How can you not rejoice when God is your keeper no matter what situation you are in? How can you not give thanks when you know that it doesn’t matter what you are going to go through: He is with you, He will keep you! The God who takes you in there will also bring you out. How can we not rejoice? How can we not give thanks when every situation we encounter is about something glorious occurring?
(from Maintaining Our Inner Compass)
We have conflict so that we may learn the way of peace. When all is going well, peace is never an issue! Indeed, we do not think of it. When conflict arises, peace is God’s truest provision. Peace empowers us to overcome. He gives us peace so that we may then find courage to stand in the day of trouble.
(from Coming Into Alignment)
God knows there is treasure in each of us and He wants to bring it to the surface. Don’t let your view of the worthless obscure that which is precious about a person.
(from The Language Of Promise)