Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal.
I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.
You are loved more than you will ever know by someone who died to know you. -Romans 5:8
Stress makes you believe that everything has to happen right now. Faith reassures you that everything will happen in God’s timing!
No suggestions. No solutions. Simply my heart listening for His.
it can feel like life’s got us in a prison — but on the inside, where God is making new life, we’re free.
It can feel like we’ve lost — but not a day goes by without His unfolding grace that. makes. us. win. this. race.
It can feel like the night has won — but nothing can ultimately steal us from the One Who is Light.
I want to spend less time asking God for answers and more time listening to what he has to say. -Lysa TerKeurst
Perfect love says when you mess up he’ll pick you up and when you can’t carry on, he’ll carry you.
The world will say they will love you if you’re beautiful—but the truth is you’re beautiful because you are loved. ~Ann Voskamp
Perfect love says, When you mess up He’ll pick you up, and when you can’t carry on, he’ll carry you.
Listen to His Voice: God is turning everything around to turn you into the beauty He knows you are.
…this week, Lord, we don’t want to hide. Cause us not to hide behind fear, behind to-do lists, behind worry, behind relentless busy. Cause us not to hide behind food, behind masks, behind all The Numbing Things — because we want The Awaking Things. Simply, this week, moment by moment: we want to be hidden in You, keeping with You. When we are hidden in You, we can be fully transparent, fully seen, fully loved. Simply: Present to Your Presence. We only are unhidden, unmasked, unafraid, unbound when we are where You are. May we stay in this moment – with you.
Everything broken doesn’t have to be completely fixed for me to be completely fine. I can be scared and brave and frail and unbelievably strong all in the same leap of faith. Lysa TerKeurst
I can be hurt but I don’t have to live hurt. I can choose to believe in the epic goodness of God to completely surprise me with breathtakingly awesome possibilities. Broken is what people are. Beautiful is what God makes them. -Lysa TerKeurst
Wisdom makes decisions today that will still be good tomorrow. -Lysa TerKeurst
“He made you you – on purpose. You are the only you – ever. Becoming ourselves means we are actively cooperating with God’s intention for our lives, not fighting him or ourselves.” -Stasi Eldredge,
“Security is not found in the absence of danger, but in the presence of Jesus.” -John Eldredge
“Our hope doesn’t rest on our finally getting it together. Our hope rests in Jesus.” -Stasi Eldredge
“It’s good to dream. We can’t out-give God. We can’t out-love him, and we can’t out-dream him.” ― Stasi Eldredge,
“It is actually helpful to acknowledge the truth that we are just as quirky as everyone else and that God loves quirky!” ― Stasi Eldredge
“And in this beautiful, heartbreaking world, God—the eternal, omniscient, amazing One—loves human beings. Including you. Especially you. You are amazing.”
― Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God’s Dream of You
“The voice of Shame says, I basically hate me; I need to get rid of me. The voice of Discipline says, I’ve got to fix me, because me is not good. God says, I love you; let me restore you. I like that one best. ” ― Stasi Eldredge
It’s easier to give grace when we realize we desperately need grace. Lord, help me to have grace and see others through Your eyes.
Jesus called Peter a ‘Rock’ long before Peter was stable and mature. He leads us by calling out what he sees, not calling out falures. -Tony Evans
Less Hate. More Love.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
To love another person is to see the face of God.
People will never remember what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel.
It’s not important what others do in a situation, it’s what YOU do that makes the difference.
You’re life is made of two dates and a dash. Make the most of the dash.
Just slipping a note to those in the thick of it who really need to know right now how this all works out, how today ends, how this week ends, how this whole shebang ends: GOD WINS. ~Ann Voskamp
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference. -Max Lucado
We don’t need to make an acceptance speech to receive some grace, or a keynote when we give a little. Just to lead grateful lives. -Bob Goff
Sometimes a storm in your life is what will blow you to the place you are longing to be. -Beth Moore
When it is dark. Look for the stars.
Your speed doesn’t matter. Forward is forward.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
Hold on to this truth this morning. And know without a doubt that God is holding on to you.
Life is so much more than just the living of it.
It’s easier to give grace when we realize we desperately need it.
Wisdom makes decisions that today will still be good tomorrow. Lysa Terkeurst
God Loves you. You are not alone. Healing is possible. Even if we don’t feel it, we can declare it until our hearts catch up. -Lysa TerKeurst
Nothing God allows you to go through is pointless even in the midst of hurt. He will work things for your good and his glory. -Lysa TerKeurst
God gave the wise men a direction, not a bunch of instructions; it wasn’t a business trip, it was an adventure – then and now. -Bob Goff
Most people need love and acceptance more than instructions. -Bob Goff
Most people need love and acceptance more than instructions.
‘Love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: LOVE DOES.’ ~ Bob Goff
‘Being engaged is a way of doing life, a way of living and loving. It’s about going to extremes and expressing the bright hope that life offers us, a hope that makes us brave and expels darkness with light. That’s what I want my life to be all about – full of abandon, whimsy, and in love.’
Shared tears are multiplied healing – Ann Voskamp
Don’t cling to that mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.
It is often in our vulnerability, our poverty, our brokenness, that we find God in new ways or relearn our need to rely on God in all things.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. – Martin Luther King, Jr.