Via, The Curious Brain
A fellow Run It Fast Club member shared this quote today:
“I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino
Somewhat comforting; though sometimes, i seem to get stuck on the third word and ask how long ’til daybreak?
I guess it’s a half-empty – half-full kinda thing…but we press on.
Training Journal – 8/22/13:
this song just keeps resounding in my mind…
Anchor of my soul, You sustain
When I’m in the storm You remain, good to me, good to me
When it’s a quarter past midnight, and the grey skies fade
to black. The waves splash and set me off track. So my vessel
might crash or collapse, when I’m attacked. And start
wrestling in my head with these bad memories from my past.
I’m aware of my guilt, overwhelmed and the smell of my
blood has the sharks that surround me cast under a spell.
They waited for me to fall but when I fell the water got
still. And the blood that was spilled protects me, it’s
the same blood that cleansed me. My only defense against
my nemesis, now I can rest knowing that nothing can come
against me unless the Father gives consent. Evil intentions
will not disturb God’s purposes or interfere so, who
shall I fear if my Anchor is secure? Learning to consider
it pure joy when I’m facing tribulations, praising God
instead of complaining or getting overtaken with bitterness.
Looking at the pages of the book of James and seeing
the ways that God works through the trials to make us more
mature in our faith. It reminds me how desperate I am in
this desert land, thirsty for your mercy and plan while you
give me the strength to stand. You’re my greatest pleasure,
yeah, no matter the weather I face, Lord you never forsake,
my fragile life is safe under your sovereign grace.
We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.
Proverbs 16:9 MSG
Training Journal – 8/11/12:
i read this and am, at once, so thankful for my life and guilty of often over-stating my ‘condition’ – especially in the light of many other people’s.
thank You for Your blessings, oh Lord!
Training Journal – 8/8/12:
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
So appreciate that this verse doesn’t say:
“…I have put my hope in the warm, fuzzy feeling I have that is often as unpredictable as the wind.”
Training Journal – 7/16/12:
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous be shaken.
– Psalm 55:22
I read this today…so many aspects to chew on:
Training Journal – 5/31/12:
A rough minute, hour, day, month, year can change or affect me – it does not change or affect HIM:
“…if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.”
– 2 Timothy 2:13 NIV
Thankful, so thankful for that truth.
Training Journal – 12/26/11:
I read this the other day:
He put up with them through forty years of wandering in the wilderness.
– Acts 13:18 NLT
So glad He puts up with me too. [thank You God!]
…Oh, and here’s a little hymn I wrote:
He putteth up with me
He putteth up with me
Just as He didst with Israel…and every other person He created
He putteth up with me
[cha, cha, cha!]
Training Journal – 12/16/11:
Pastor John spoke a bit from Lamentations 3 yesterday in church…
19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
The handwritten note in the margin near verses 22-24 reads: “Respnsv Trust”
I wrote that back in 2009 while reading the Bible in 90 Days at church…I recall blogging about it as well:
Responsive Trust. 3:22-24. How can the writer say “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.”? The statement about His great love, compassion, and faithfulness are from a heart that has experienced them and heard about them in the lives of ancestors of old. How can we say this? The same way – we’ve probably experienced them and heard about them in the lives of those we know. It is easy to forget these testimonies in the midst of trials, but we must cling to the TRUTH of God’s unchanging character! THANK YOU GOD!!