Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010

have never forsaken

Looks idyllic doesn’t it?

Both parents overlooking the safety and growth
of the little ones.

The water is calm and refreshing…
the sun is shining, and life is serene.

It isn’t always that way is it?

There come the storms of life,
whether it is emotional, physical,
relational, or financial and
no matter how hard we try
we seem lost in adversity.

Yet He calls us to face
these trials and tribulations with joy,
optimism and faith.

Not easy… no one
wishes for hard times.

These are opportunities
for spiritual growth
as we learn to trust in Him.

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.”
- Winston Churchill

“When you have nothing left but God,
then for the first time
you become aware that God is enough.”
- Maude Royden

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know your name will trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
- Psalm 9:9,10 NIV


Sheila Deeth said...

Many thanks for this

KacieB said...

I enjoyed the quote from Maude Royden.

Thanks for the reminder that when the storms come, we have a Heavenly Father to run to for comfort!

I'm starting to realize that times of trial are simply opportunities to see God for what he truly is...our Sovereign creator...And we, his humble servants!