July 28, 2015
From Letters From The Library’s new web site: http://billygrahamlibrary.org/blog/
I am so thankful for this book. <3
God Bless You and give You Peace.
C. S. Lewis
“Trust God that no matter what you go through, He’s got a purpose and a plan for you and you will be better when you come out on the other side than you were when you went in on this side.”
from Joyce Meyer Ministries via Facebook
God Bless You an Give You Peace,
For many years, I have been blessed by InTouch Ministries and the wisdom of Charles Stanley.
It seems like so many of us are going through hard times. The evil one wants us to believe we are alone in our situation(s), but that is a lie. As the Bible says, he wants to steal, kill, and destroy. In whatever you are going through, please know you aren’t alone. You have brothers and sisters all over the world, and a mighty Father who loves you more than any of us can comprehend.
You are precious to our Redeemer. Please take a moment to read the message below and you may also find Psalm 20 to be of great comfort.
|Mar 11, 2015
Through Times of Trial
Read | Genesis 39:19-23
When the problems of life seem overwhelming, we need someone to come alongside and help us to see our difficulties through the eyes of our sovereign God. Joseph is just such a person. Although he lived thousands of years ago, his story still speaks to us with great insight into the Lord’s purposes.
Joseph experienced a wide variety of trials—hatred, rejection, and betrayal by his brothers; loss of home, family, and freedom; false accusation and imprisonment; and the loneliness and disappointment of being forgotten. His life was a series of difficult and unfair situations, yet Scripture never records any bitterness or revenge in Joseph’s responses to all these circumstances.
Though outwardly it may have seemed as if God had abandoned the young man, He was doing some awesome work in Joseph’s heart. The Lord had big plans for him, and He knew that these trials would be the most effective tools in preparing His servant for the work that lay ahead.
As Joseph responded to each situation with faith in God and diligence in every task assigned to him, one fact became obvious to all who knew him: The Lord was with Joseph (Gen. 39:2, 21, 23).
We need to remember this when we are going through hard times: The Lord is with us even when our circumstances seem to shout that He has deserted us. We may have little control over the difficulties we face, but we each have a choice of how to respond. Joseph calls to us from out of the past, urging us to trust God.
God bless you and give you peace,
God bless you and give you peace.
Many of us are SO ready for the warmth of spring time. I found this on Pinterest and thought, “I want to be there!”. It’s the same with trials. When I am going through a trial (or trials! :-)), there comes a point when I just want to be on the other side where there is peace and calm.
It has taken a while to understand this, but we can experience peace as we go through trials. God wants us to lay every burden at His feet We no longer need to worry or fret, He’s got us. He is our Rock and our Fortress.
Today, take a little time to pause and picture yourself at a beautiful sandy beach. Warmth and peace are ahead. Thank you, Lord, for the snow…and thank you, Lord, for the warmth of spring. In the same way, thank you for the trials of life as they make me stronger and wiser and help me rely more on You.
God bless you and give you peace…
If you haven’t noticed, the past few days I have posted videos and music that have greatly impacted my life. One of the songs was performed at the funeral of someone I dearly loved. I found this video on YouTube, and I am trying to keep my composure as I type. Oh, how this video touched my soul.
Lord God, I am so thankful for talented musicians such as the ones I have posted over the past few days. I am also grateful for the amazing composers who created these works of art. Since we are a musical family, I could go on and on about music…so, you may be seeing more for a time.
As I pray that our Father will give me the grace I need to face each day, I pray for blessings and peace to each of you.
God Bless You…<3
God bless you and give you peace,
Sandra Brooks McCravy