Tag Archives: God’s faithfulness

The blessing of not knowing what the new year (or tomorrow) brings

It’s that time of year. We reflect on the past and anticipate the year ahead — some of us with excitement, some with apprehension. In years past, I remember chafing at the fact that I couldn’t know the future. I … Continue reading

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All must mean all

I discovered this Amy Carmichael quote after I’d already written about Psalm 25:10 — and true to my original thoughts on pithy quotes, she summarizes in a few profound sentences what it took me many paragraphs to say. Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) … Continue reading

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even to your old age

 “Even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.” (Isaiah 46: 4) “…when you were a strong young man, you … Continue reading

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mercy, love and faithfulness at sunrise

My soul…is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your … Continue reading

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in the mundane and in the calamity

Truth to remember when your day unfolds as one of mundaneness, for the mundane often trains for the day of unexpected calamity: “If God does not reign over the mundane events in our lives, He does not reign at all.” … Continue reading

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Lean hard.

This summer, our oldest daughter led our family through a cleaning out and reorganizing of every drawer and file and nook and cranny of our home. At her urging, we poured through years of accumulated memorabilia, and in the process … Continue reading

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of more worth

“But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith?   Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What … Continue reading

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The Prince will never break His promise

A quip I heard years ago came to mind this morning. (I think the quote was attributed to C.S. Lewis, although I never verified he said it.) It went something like this: “Yes, there will be a library filled with … Continue reading

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Better than a thousand substitutes

Each year as the calendar rolls toward the end of March, I begin to think back to the news we received on that momentous day five years ago. In some ways it seems like yesterday as my mind runs back, … Continue reading

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A thorn to pin aside the veil

Living before medicine would have cured or medicated her symptoms, Martha Snell Nicholson was bed-ridden with intense pain for decades. In the midst of her pain, and because of it, she wrote one of the more meaningful poems I’ve read … Continue reading

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Mysteries to capture our heart

Have you ever thought on this mystery?  As a Christian, you are born not once, not twice, but three times.  And at each of your supernatural births, your Father displays His staggering power and intimate care.  He superintends each miraculous, … Continue reading

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Upside down in a ditch of despair

“Why are you cast down, O my soul?  Why are you in turmoil within me?” (Psalm 42:5) When have you found your soul in turmoil? When have your cries sounded like those of the psalmist?  Maybe you’re there even now … Continue reading

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She has no idea

I hear her happy trill, her chirp, her song. She perches with her tiny claws at the bird feeder I hung for her. Unaware that I watch from the window, she flits about with exuberance, and bursts forth with a … Continue reading

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All the paths of the Lord

“All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness…” (Psalm 25:10)  When our path is one of suffering, the words of Psalm 25:10 come alive, not merely as a platitude-like salve or falsely-consoling belief system, but as experiential truth … Continue reading

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Struck by His work in her

A dear friend and I talked once of how we wished we had the time to reread two different books — The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss — at least once a year. (At the time, we … Continue reading

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