Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in The Lord their God.
God bless you all today!
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.
From my earliest youth my enemies have persecuted me, but they have never defeated me. My back is covered with cuts, as if a farmer had plowed long furrows. But The Lord is good; He has cut me free from the ropes of the ungodly.
You can make many plans, but the Lord ’s purpose will prevail.
Three different times I begged The Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
God bless your weekend!
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)
Ephesians 2:4-5 God bless your day!
Over the last month my husband and I have been trying to help a young lady who we love and care about very much, and a young man who we have grown very fond of and who has captured both our hearts in a way that can only be explained by God’s amazing love. They are both struggling with heroin addiction. They both are having legal issues because of there addiction. The love I feel for them beings so much pain, and yet I know their pain is even greater. They have come and gone three times in the last month. I have put my job on the line because it has been so hard to discontinue my relationship with her outside of her program (which is a faith based recovery program where I am a counselor). They have left the program three times and this last time they have not returned. Up until this last Wednesday I worried continuously that I would hear of their deaths. Thank God right now they are safe in jail for the time being. I feel like I can finally take a deep breath and rest. I know God has been and will continue to care for them. He is quite capable and He doesn’t need my help. However, I am grateful for the opportunity to be the vessel He has called me to be in their lives. Please pray with me for both of them. Lea and Kraig are their names. They both have young children who need them. Lea lost her husband two years ago to a heroin overdose. We loved him very much too. So if you would pray for God to really get a hold of them during this time that they are in jail. I would appreciate it and I know they will too.
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church.