Archive for January, 2011

My Shield

January 31, 2011

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts;
so I am helped, and my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.”

– Psalm 28:7

Strength

January 9, 2011

“We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul — not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.”

– Colossians 1:11-12, The Message

Joy in Trials

January 3, 2011

“Why does God allow some of His deeply loved sons and daughters to go through trials of body and spirit? Because, if they receive that suffering with faith and joy, that supernatural chemical reaction will supercharge the message of His Son’s love and the suffering one will have the privilege of a life impact that will keep echoing and echoing beyond their years.”

– Joni Eareckson Tada, A Lifetime of Wisdom: Embracing the Way God Heals You, 2009