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In this World…

Stress upon stress.

Hearts are broken.

Lives are shattered.

In this world we will have trouble.(John 16:33)

Where does our hope lie?

Where do we turn to stop the pain?

How can we stop the emotional roller coaster?

We can’t trust our feelings.

We can’t trust the circumstances that keep swirling around us.

Our HOPE only lies in CHRIST JESUS.

Nothing more, nothing less.

But the pain won’t go away.

The consequences of the choices made are still with us.

But…

The ETERNAL HOPE we have in the LOVE of Christ remains.(Titus 1:2)

HE will never leave, HE will never walk away.

HE will never turn His back on you.

“We wait [expectantly] for the Lord;

He is our help and our shield.

For in Him our heart rejoices,

Because we trust [lean on, rely on, and are confident] in His holy name.

Let Your [steadfast] lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us,

In proportion as we have [a]hoped in You.” Psalm 33:20-22 AMP

HIS LOVE endures forever.(Psalm 136)

Escape into HIS word, HIS love, His provision…

for there is none other.

1 John 5:13-14, 1Peter 1:3-6,

Eph.2:8-10, 2 Cor. 4:16-18, John 4:13-14…..just to name a few, a very few.

Be Encouraged Today dear ones.

Be Still and know….He's "Got It"

Do you remember when one of your kids came to you crying with a splinter and you were trying to get it out of a finger?  “Be still” were the two words out of your mouth.  Their purpose?  To make that little guy sit still so you could keep from digging that flame sterilized needle into your baby’s already pounding finger!

My little guys always were in the “know”.  They knew that their momma would get that splinter out.  If they were very still, that splinter came out quicker and with less pain. They trusted me, they knew me..I was their momma.

“Be still”…this brings quiet, calm, serenity to a very stressful time. We quit moving.  We stop.  We don’t talk, we just listen. In Hebrew grammar this means we surrender.  We surrender in order to know that God is in control as Ribbono Shel Olam, the Master of the Universe. We let go because we believe in the saving power of the Father in our lives.  We surrender, knowing that “God’s got this”.

Webster says “Know” means “to perceive or understand as fact or truth; to apprehend clearly and with certainty; To have established or fixed in the mind or memory: to know a poem by heart; to be cognizant or aware of.  The Hebrew, “yada” has several meanings, but in this passage it means “to have an intimate kind of knowledge.”

 God was assuring Israel, just as He reassures us in the middle of this hurricane!  

The winds are blowing, the storm is raging….Jesus spoke “Hush, be still” in Mark (4:39) We have literally lost our home twice to storms and it was not easy or pleasant. But we were never alone…

 May our hearts be still and know intimately, by trust that He’s “got it.”  

If I could take care of my son’s splintered finger, how much more can the Father take care of us?