“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
“I am a flawed person. A brook with many stones, a clear blue sky with many blackbirds. I have many shortcomings. A rainbow that’s not long enough, a starry night with clouds. But I can only be thankful to the God who loves me just this way, and I can only be grateful to the people in my life who accept the clear blue sky with many blackbirds and who are patient with the rainbow that isn’t long enough.”
C. JoyBell C.
Cradle to grave, there is one thing I have no one can ever take. No evil, no theft, no murder, no family, friend or loved one… no one can take God from me. He is the key to my happiness. The more people take from me, the more joy I have in God. What an incredible gift!
In every struggle, talk to Him like a friend. See how much He wants your joy. And how, though He does not orchestrate your pain, He will use what darkness brings and flood it with light. In doing so, He gives you ultimate freedom. How can you live in fear when you know there is nothing beyond the scope of what He can bring goodness to. It’s truly awe inspiring.