4.20.2007

Excerpts

I don't really have much to update with the move and everything since nothing has really changed. I do want to share though some verses that have encouraged me, strengthened me and sustained me through this time.

I have found that the time I've spent in God's word the many past weeks has given me hope of God's faithfulness, wisdom for the many decisions, joy in seeing God answering prayers and a peace that passes all understanding.


Psalm 18:27-30
For you save a humble people,but the haughty eyes you bring down.
For it is you who light my lamp;the Lord my God lightens my darkness.
For by you I can run against a troop,and by my God I can leap over a wall.
This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.


Psalm 40:4-5
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,to those who go astray after a lie!
You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,yet they are more than can be told.


Psalm 40:11
As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me;
your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!


James 1:2-8
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.


Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to his purpose.


Romans 8:31-39
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Isaiah 26:3
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

2 comments:

Carol said...

That's quite a lot of verses. It is good indeed to dwell upon God's word.
I like your ticker. You always have cool things on your blog.

shannon said...

I TOTALLY saw you today! It was about 12:15 and you were standing on the sidewalk, about to cross the street at the corner of Lemon and Queen Street (I'm pretty sure...don't quote me on that, though, because I don't know the names of the city streets very well). We were sitting at the stoplight and EA says, "that looks like Sara Rankin." I looked and said, "that IS Sara Rankin!" But by the time it clicked, we were almost past you, so I decided not to make a scene and hang out the window, screaming. :)

hope you have a great week!