Love of Scripture

When Cares Are Many

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Love of Scripture

  

“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” 
— Psalms‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬http://bible.com/59/psa.94.19.esv

Today, I have many cares.

My wife and I just made an offer on our condo, the baby could come at any time (literally), work has been really stressful, and the day-to-day of just doing what needs to be done to function has been challenging. We are often tired, unsure of what development each hour will bring, and dealing with all the emotional peaks and valleys of those dynamics.

This verse is a cornerstone in both her life and mine. It’s a game-changer on the daily. The tribulations of any given season can weigh on us; but when we return our eyes to the Lord’s throne, when we recall the command to not fear, and when we remember that we serve a perfect God over all things—–indeed, these truths cheer our souls.

Todays challenges become opportunities, and tomorrow becomes a day to embrace,  a new day to see God work and be a part of it!

I’m very thankful for the Psalms this morning!
Thanks for reading,

C

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JOHN 14: Be Encouraged, Christian.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Love of Scripture


These are Christ’s words. These are medicine. Be strong, my Christian brothers and sisters. Be strong and of most excellent courage:

“[Christ said,]“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.

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On Proverbs 3:5-6 : Simply Trust

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Addiction Recovery, Faith, Hope, and Love, Love of Scripture

I shared this on an addiction recovery forum this morning. I thought the reminder was worth sharing here as well.

Truth be told, many of the Scriptures I’ve shared in the passed few weeks have been the result of the Lord’s Word speaking into my life with such potent clarity that I am compelled to direct others to the same texts. I don’t know who is seeing these posts or to what degree they have an affect, but when the Scriptures hit right, they are always worth sharing.

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Psalm 27: On Being Strong While Waiting

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Love of Scripture

  I recently discussed with some guys about the Lord’s timing and his cleansing us of unwanted habitual behavior and addiction. One of the guys used the analogy of his heart being a house and his wanting to purge the junk from it, like spring cleaning getting rid of clutter and unwanted mess. I reminded him that some stuff the Lord must remove for us, in his timing.

That was hard for us to accept. We want to fix things, to form plans and execute them. We want to solve problems. Waiting for God to do it for us is a challenge.

Then today, weeks later, I recalled a verse that I had memorized:

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