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He’s your God in the sunshine,
He’s your God in the rain,
He’s your God in the laughter,
He’s your God in the pain.

He’s your God in the springtime,
He’s your God in the fall,
He’s your God in the silence,
He’s your God in the call.

He’s your God in the quiet,
He’s your God in the test,
He’s your God in the battle,
He’s your God in the rest.

He’s your God in the heat wave,
He’s your God in the chill,
He’s your God in the whirlwind,
He’s your God in the still.

In light time and dark time
In the valleys and peaks,
He’s the God who holds you,
He’s the God who keeps.

“I will take you by the hand and will keep you.” Isaiah 42:6 (AMP)

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“The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade at your right hand.” Psalm 121:5


God has no weaknesses and no place where He is vulnerable to attack. He is never helpless, defenseless, at risk, or in danger of a surprise attack. Nothing and no one can lead to His downfall. It is impossible for God to be defeated. This wonderful God is your keeper! He is your protector, shield, and fortress.

There is nothing that can separate you from Him, regardless of the battles you’re in today. There is no separation between you and Your Captain, Your Warrior, and Your King. You march under Jesus’s banner; you advance under His command; you conquer with the sword of His Word; you stand upon His authority; you resist under His rule. You are victorious because He is. You are strong because He is. You are an overcomer because He is.

Magnificence

All were astounded at the evidence of God’s mighty power and His majesty and magnificence.”  Luke 9:43 (AMP).

Only God can turn a life from…
meaninglessness to purposefulness,
barrenness to fruitfulness,
heaviness to joyfulness,
ugliness to loveliness,
aimlessness to hopefulness,
anxiousness to peacefulness.

These and so much more declare His magnificence!

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The great evangelical preacher Octavius Winslow (1808-1878) shared this insightful wisdom:

Let the precious truth divest your mind of all needless, anxious care for the present or the future. Exercising simple faith in God, “do not be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6). Learn to be content with your present lot, with God’s dealings with, and His disposal of, you. You are just where His providence has, in its inscrutable but all-wise and righteous decision, placed you. It may be a position painful, irksome, trying, but it is right…Only aim to glorify Him in it.

Wherever you are placed, God has a work for you to do, a purpose through you to be accomplished, in which He blends your happiness with His glory…

Live a life of daily dependence upon God. It saves from many a desponding feeling, from many a corroding care, from many an anxious thought, from many a sleepless night.

Father, you are the God of peace—

peace transcending,
peace defending,
peace befriending,
peace descending,
peace unending.

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He Lets Me Rest

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“For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works; at the deeds of Your hands I joyfully sing”. Psalm 92:4 (AMP)


The best decision you ever made was to place your life into the hands of the One who made you—hands that worked with SKILL; hands that guided with WISDOM; hands that shaped with PURPOSE; hands that formed with LOVE.

God’s hands are more capable than a great surgeon;
More compassionate than a caring nurse;
More precise than a fine diamond cutter;
More creative than a master craftsman;
More powerful than a mighty warrior;
More dependable than a honest man’s handshake;
More reassuring than a mother’s embrace.

Your life is in His hands

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The Everlasting God – By Stoddard

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“I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten.”

Joel 2:25 KJV

“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”

Psalm 51:12 NKJV

“For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,” says the LORD.

Jeremiah 30:17 NKJV

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We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.Romans 8:28 (AMP)


Many of us need to be released from a great burden. The burden I am speaking about is not a huge work load, a full schedule, a pressing need, or a perplexing problem. The burden is our efforts to try and work “all things together for good.”

Our first step in the release of this burden is to acknowledge that God is the only one who can work all things together for good. When we try to work things together for good we fail—pressure replaces peace, striving replaces serenity, exhaustion replaces rest. Those who fail to let God work things for the good will push, manipulate, and try to take control of people and circumstances as they “work” to try and make all things turn out for good in their lives and the lives of those they love.

When we try and work things together for the good they soon go bad. The truth is, we don’t have the power to change circumstances or people for the good…we even lack the wisdom to know what the good looks like in every situation, circumstance, and relationship in life.

We must also understand that when God works all things for the good, He is working according to His good pleasure…He works to please Himself, not to please us. However, if our pleasure is to please Him, then we can rejoice in all He is doing.

If you are trying to work things together for the good at work, release it to God;
If you are trying to work things together for the good at home; release it to God;
If you are trying to work things together for the good in someone’s life, release it God;
If you are trying to work things together for good in your life, release it to God.

Release your self-efforts fully to the Lord, wipe the sweat from your brow, and rest in the assurance that God knows what He is doing, knows how to do it, and knows when to do it in a way that will be according to His perfect design and purpose.

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“If anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8 NIV


To think upon Jesus opens the door to a vast chamber of thoughts that are praiseworthy. There is not a single thought about Jesus that will bring you regret or embarrassment, and there is not a single remembrance of what He has done for you that will bring you shame. There is nothing in His character that brings disappointment, and there is nothing in His nature that brings hurt. Think about His ministry and you find a servant; think about His wonders and you see the mighty hand of God; think about His blessings and you discover His compassion; think about His tenderness and you see His Shepherd’s heart.

Think about Jesus’ names and your thoughts will lead your heart into ceaseless praise.

He is called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace. He is our Banner, Rock, Foundation, High Priest, Redeemer, Deliverer, Healer, Savior, King, Lord, and Master. He is the Bread of Life, The Way, The Truth, The Word, The Dayspring, and The Bright and Morning Star. He is the Seed of David, The Lion of Judah, Messiah, The Alpha and Omega, The Lord of all.

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“Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:7 (GW).


We don’t need to know everything, have everything, or figure everything out to experience peace. In this life on earth, not everything will be known, understood, explained, or resolved. We need to let go of the idea that we must be in control of our lives, our families, and our future. God’s control over us is enough. We can trust Him and walk in His peace.

Gaze into the mirror
at the look upon your face.
Is it tense and full of worry
or calm and full of grace?
Gaze into the mirror
and see what’s shining through.
Does it show a heart that’s trusting
in the One who cares for you?

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We should be sure that each step we take leaves a footprint we want others to follow—Psalm 17:5

God orders our steps so that every step we take will be one that is pleasing to Him—Psalm 37:23

God’s word keeps us from taking a step on slippery ground—Psalm 37:31

Each step of obedience moves us into God’s prepared place—Psalm 40:2

We need to keep alert and follow the road signs that point our steps in the right direction—Psalm 119:133

Steps ordered by wisdom will keep us from sounding the distress signal—Proverbs 4:11-12

We don’t have to rush our steps. It is wise for us to consider and carefully weigh each step we take in the light of God’s word—Proverbs 14:15

Our steps can be clear and confident when we know they have been guided by God’s wise direction—Proverbs 16:9

We are not asked to take big steps or small steps, but we are asked to make every step a step of faith—Romans 4:12

There is only one place we need to place our next foot step, and that is in the most recent footprint of Jesus—1 Peter 2:21

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I Heard My Savior Say…

Your sins are forgiven.
Believe in me.
Fear not!
Peace be to you.
I am your light.
I am your Shepherd, I will lead you.
Do not worry about tomorrow.
I have called you friend.
I want your life to be abundant.
The yoke I have for you is easy and the burden is light.
I will give you living water so you will never thirst again.
Consider the lilies…My Father will provide for you.
Do not let your heart be troubled. I am preparing a place for you.
I have sent you the Comforter.
I am with you always!
I am the resurrection and your life.
Because I live, you will live also.
Ask and you will receive.
It is my Father’s pleasure to give you the kingdom.
You are blessed.
I will never leave or forsake you.
No one can snatch you away from Me.
Be ready, I am coming for you as a groom comes for his bride.

“Grace and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.”  Titus 1:4

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HE IS! – a powerful poem about God

When I say… “I am a Christian – by Carol Wimmer

I am Thanking You right NOW

The Powerful Realityby Ruth Calkin

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“As for you, follow me.” John 21:22 (NLT)


Jesus is your Shepherd. As your Shepherd His call to you is “follow Me.” Following is how you know His will for you as you move through your day.

He does not say to you, “Give me your list of all you have planned today so that I may know how to walk with you and meet your needs.” Also, He does not say to you, “Here is the list that I have prepared for you to walk in today…do the list, one thing at a time, and check things off as you do them.”

As you follow Him, your walk is a walk of faith, not a walk of lists. His will is revealed through your relationship with Him. You will know His will, not as you look around to see where others are going or what they are doing, but as you look to Jesus and see where He is going and what He is doing.

His will is not known or done apart from Him. Follow Him—the work He wants to do through you today is something He may not be leading anyone else to do.

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The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want”. Psalm 23:1

– To the lost sheep,  He is the seeking Shepherd;

– To the needy sheep,  He is the providing Shepherd;

– To the hurting sheep,  He is the comforting Shepherd;

– To the bruised sheep,  He is the healing Shepherd;

– To the anxious sheep,  He is the peaceful Shepherd;

– To the wandering sheep,  He is the guiding Shepherd;

– To the fearful sheep,  He is the protecting Shepherd;

To all His sheep
,  He is the Good Shepherd.

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Learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve Him with your whole heart and a willing mind.” 1 Chronicles 28:9 NKJV

Lord, I want to know You more, not just with my head, but intimately, in the depths of my spirit. I desire to live in You, abide in You, be fruitful in You, and have the fullness of Your joy as my portion. I have tasted of Your delights and know that You are good, help me now to feast with You at Your table. Help me draw near, to drink of Your Spirit, to delight in Your will, to walk in Your steps, to be in agreement with Your will, to take Your yoke fully upon me, and to learn of You.

I ask You to take me closer to Your heart—I want to know more deeply what it means to love You; I want to know more fully what it means to experience the pleasure Your company; I want to know more completely what it means to serve You as a faithful servant.

Lord, through my vision, help to see more clearly the things that You see through Your eyes; through my thoughts, help me to understand the things that You know in Your wisdom; through my tongue, help me to speak the words that are upon Your lips. By Your grace, I want to know the power of Your cross, the fellowship of Your suffering, the triumphs of Your victory, and the glory of a life that is seated with You at the Father’s right hand.

I ask You to make me more aware of the things that You celebrate and bring You pleasure. I want to do those things that cause You to say “I am pleased”; I want to follow the path that causes Your face to shine upon me; I want to do the work that has Your approval; I want to make the choices that will result in hearing Your “Well done.”

Scriptures: Philippians 3:8-10, 2 Peter 1:2-3, Song of Songs 2:10-13, 6:3, John 14:19-21, Psalm 119:18, I Kings 3:10, Colossians 1:19, Numbers 6:24-26, Matthew 25:21

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“And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us.” Psalm 90:17 KJV


Prayer

Like clay, our lives need to be formed, molded and shaped into the image of the One who created us. Godly character is not a gift that we instantly receive, but is something that is formed within us by placing our lives in God hands, receiving His grace, depending upon His Spirit and choosing to do what is pleasing in His sight.

It is important for us to pray that we, and our children, will not only know the Lord and follow the Lord, but that we will also be yielded to the Lord so that His character can be formed within us. No life is more beautiful than the one whose heart is filled with loveliness, whose attitudes are filled with kindness, whose words are spoken with gentleness, and whose behavior is marked by righteousness.

Lord, let our lives, and our children’s lives, receive and reflect your attributes and character.

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“Young men and young women, old men and children. Let them all praise the name of the Lord. For His name is very great; His glory towers over the earth and heaven! He has made His people strong, honoring His faithful ones. Psalm 148:12-14 NLT

Prayer

Father, may we daily see You, hear You, and love You. May we taste and see that You are good.
May we touch You with the hand of faith and know the reality of Your presence.
May our days be full of joy and may our lives be daily blessed.
I ask that we will know, more and more, how great You are, how glorious are Your ways, how awesome are Your works.
May we sing Your songs of joy.
May we speak Your words of life. May we sound forth Your praises.
May worship fill our spirit. May truth fill our minds.
May wisdom fill our understanding.
May our tongues bring forth constant gratitude and thankfulness.
Lord, keep us strong in Your strength;
keep us blessed with Your blessings;
keep us full in Your abundance as we see Your faithfulness revealed to us day by day.

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