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"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

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14, 2010 (daggers of ice)

daggers of ice
photo by Jenn Doyle

“[When suffering] you need to seek help.
This help comes first and finally from the living God.
He hears, helps, strengthens,
and vindicates those who rely on Him.
If you look anywhere else first,
you will set yourself up for a fall.
You will get snared in bitterness and revenge
(spurning God for your pride).
You will flee in avoidance and addiction
(spurning God for your false refuges and comforts).
You will develop a perverted dependency on others
(spurning God for your trust in man).
Sadly, our culture has awakened countless people
to think about what evil-doers (“abusers”)
have done to them,
but it has cast them
upon their own resources as ‘abuse victims.’
Yet victims can properly understand
their own sins and sufferings,
and God’s grace.”
- David Powlison


JT said...

Those Daggers of Ice make me cold. When I think of God's grace I get warm quick. God bless you.

Ken said...

Very true! I can testify first hand that He hears, helps, strengthens and vindicates those who rely on Him. In the most difficult trial in my life, He saw me all the way through. Please, anyone who in in a difficult time right now, call on the Lord.