#21 [seasons] Illustrated Faith Gratitude Documented 2017
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” -Acts 1:7-8.
This year has been pretty eventful.
Those are some of the highlights. Each day this year seems to be adding on different elements of year that I will be glad to see move on. Despite all the lonely nights, frustration, angst, confusion, disappointment, countless hospital visits, midnight drives to nowhere... there was something to be learned in each closing of a season. Closed doors means new ones will open. New opportunities, fresh starts, and forgotten difficulties.
Every change has been a constant reminder that I am totally dependent on God because I don’t know what’s going to happen next. I feel like I’m losing a lot in this life but I know in the end that I will have gained a whole lot more for this life and the next.
The Lord will never bring you to a trial that He will not bring you out of.
If we have nothing else in these dark nights, it is hope. ✌🏻
Big Big LOVE
#25 [love] Illustrated Faith Gratitude Documented 2017
"For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer. “This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you. For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. -Isaiah 54:7-10 (ESV)
Sing Your Song
#10 [music] Illustrated Faith Gratitude Documented 2017
“May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works, who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke! I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.”