Posts Tagged ‘confidence’

He Knows

November 20, 2010

“It was all a part of His time of seasoning for me. I took my apprenticeship in living when I was thrown into that dungeon. The first day of the iron chains, and in the darkness of that place, I asked myself, “Has this happened to me without God’s knowledge or consent?’ And my heart resounded with, ‘No! He knows and consented.’ So, I reasoned, He must have a plan! But at that time I never had a dream, a sign; nor did I have any solid proof He was working…only a quiet confidence that He was!”

– Joyce Landorf Heatherley, Joseph, 1979

The Faith To Persevere

October 20, 2009

“Faith is not some weak and pitiful emotion, but is strong and vigorous confidence built on the fact that God is holy love. And even though you cannot see Him right now and cannot understand what He is doing, you know Him. Disaster occurs in your life when you lack the mental composure that comes from establishing yourself on the eternal truth that God is holy love. Faith is the supreme effort of your life – throwing yourself with abandon and total confidence on God.”

– Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Take Heart

September 16, 2009

“I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

– Psalm 27:13-14