Faith is the Hand That Touches the Infinite...

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 "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me." John 14:1.

 "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." Mark 11:23.

 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1.

 "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." Matthew 17:20.

Reason For a Song

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"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way." Psalms 37:23-24. 

"Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?"  Proverbs 20:24.

 "The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way." Psalms 25:9-10,

"Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou [art] the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day." Psalm 25:5.

 "Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths."  Psalms 25:4-5.

The Smiling of His Face



"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice." Philippians 4:4.

"But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation." Psalm 13:5.

"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

"Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified." Psalm 40:16.

"For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5.

We Know Not Why, We Know Not How...


"In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me." Psalm 56:11.

"O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me." Psalm 25:2.

"But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6.

 Full of Thankfulness

Sunshine As you Go...



"Rejoice evermore." 1 Thessalonians 5:16.

"Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation." Habakkuk 3:18.

"Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD." Zechariah 2:10.

"Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King." Psalm 149:2.

"Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them." Pslam 119:165.

The Power to Win


"Faith is the living power that presses through every barrier, overrides all obstacles, and plants its banner in the heart of the enemy's camp." Sons and Daughters of God, page 202.

"The greatest victories to the church of Christ or to the individual Christian are not those that are gained by talent or education, by wealth or the favor of men. They are those victories that are gained in the audience chamber with God, when earnest, agonizing faith lays hold upon the mighty arm of power." Patriarchs and Prophets, page. 203.

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." Proverbs 3:5.

"For we walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7.

"But without faith [it is] impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6.

Everlasting Love...



"We love him, because he first loved us." 1 John 4:19.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8.

"As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love." John 15:9.

"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." 1 John 4:8.


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All The Fear Or All The Joy...


"Be of good courage. Let your courage and your constant reliance upon Jesus Christ inspire in others belief and increased faith and hope." Sons and Daughters, pág. 196.

"Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." Mark 9:23.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1.

"And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief." Mark 9:24.

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." Proverbs 3:5.

Abounding in Hope

In Too Great a Hurry?


"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31.

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." Psalms 27:14.

"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him." Psalm 37:7.

"Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day." Psalm 25:4-5.

Quietness and Confidence



"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." Proverbs 3:5.

"For we walk by faith, not by sight." Ephesians 5:7.

"For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken." Proverbs 3:26.

Help and Be Helped...


Reaping
"While the years are swiftly passing,
As we watch them come and go,
Do we realize the maxim,
'We must reap what'er we sow'?
When the past comes up before us,
All our thoughts, our acts, our deeds,
Shall they glean for us fair roses,
Or a harvest bear of weeds?
Are we sowing seeds of blossom?
We shall reap, some day, somewhere,
Just what here we have been sowing,
Worthless weeds or roses fair.
All around us, whispering ever,
Hear the voice of nature speak,
Teaching all the selfsame lesson,
'As you sow so shall you reap.' " —Elizabeth B. Zachariasen.

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:6-9.

"With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free." Ephesians 6:7-8.

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23-24.

Don't Remain Down

Full of Thankfulness...


"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 136:1-4.

"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:20.

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.1 Thessalonians 5:18.

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."  Philippians 4:6.

"I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord." Psalm 116:17.

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 118:1, 29.




Be Still...



"Circumstances may separate us from every earthly friend; but no circumstance, no distance, can separate us from the heavenly Comforter. Wherever we are, wherever we may go, He is always at our right hand to support, sustain, uphold, and cheer." —The Desire of Ages, page 670.

"And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." Mark 4:39.

"Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass." Psalm 37:7.

Abounding in Hope

Contented in His Arms


"Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29-31.

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33.

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose." Romans 8:28.

The Fragrance and Power



"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Matthew 22:37-39.

"Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23.

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." Matthew 11:28-29.

"And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee." Psalm 9:10.


In Love


"I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." Psalm 18:1-2.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.

"Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons." Acts 10:34.

"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies." Psalm 103:1-4.


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Transcendent Love...



"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8.

"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him." 1 John 4:16.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.

"The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.: Jeremiah 31:3.

Abounding in Hope

Our Father Cares...


"He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber." Psalm 121:3.

"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" Psalm 8:4.

"But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows." Luke 12:7.

“He comes to all His children in their affliction. In time of danger He is their refuge. In sorrow, He offers them joy and consolation. Shall we turn from the Redeemer, the fountain of living water, to hew out for ourselves broken cisterns, which can hold no water? When danger approaches, shall we seek for help from those as weak as ourselves, or shall we flee to Him who is mighty to save? His arms are open wide, and He utters the gracious invitation, ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’” Our Father Cares, page 17. 

"Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee." Isaiah 49:15.

"Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust." Psalm 103:13-14.

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Don't Remain Down


"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." Psalm 27:14.

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9.

"For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise." Hebrews 10:36.

"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6.

Resting to Win


Be Still

"Be still, my fainting heart,
God ruleth yet above;
Do faithfully thy part,
Trust His protecting love.

Though trusting tempest may run wild,
And black the storm-cloud grow,
He careth for His child,
This trusting faith doth know.

Be still, then, soul of mine.
In all the battle din;
Rest in the One divine,
And resting, thou shalt win."  — Francis M. Wilcox

"Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah." Psalm 62:8.

"Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength." Isaiah 26:4.

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1,

"In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me." Psalm 86:7.


Ask...


"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11.

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." Matthew 11:28-29.

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19.

Persist Inspite of Everything




"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7.

"But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing." 2 Thessalonians 3:13.

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9.



What Are You So Stressed Out About?


"Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." Psalm 37:3-5.

"But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God." Psalm 31:14.

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him." Psalm 28:7.

You Will Never Be Passed By


"Did ever anyone lift [his] hands to Jesus and say, "Save, Lord, or I perish," and He pass [him] by? Never, never! He is a Jesus that hears the faintest cry. We need none of us faint or cry or be discouraged. We need not faint, for like Peter, we may look to the darkness and trials around us. . . . The Lord took the hand of Peter and he was saved. And thus we have a Saviour and in every trial we are to trust in the Lord God of Israel and He will be our Helper." Reflecting Christ, p. 356.

"Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation." Psalm 38:22.

"Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me." Psalm 40:13.

"Help me, O Lord my God: O save me according to thy mercy." Psalm 109:26.

"When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me." Psalm 56:9

Abounding in Hope



"So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off." Proverbs 24:14.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 Peter 1:3.

My Help Cometh From the Lord


“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10.


Edward Everett Hale once said to a friend: "Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time," and added, "Some people bear three kinds, -all they have had, all they have now, and all that they expect to have."


The Master Secret


"And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." Matthew 17:20.

"Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done." Matthew 21:21.

Songs in The Night


"I have read of a little bird that while his cage is full of light never sings the songs his master would teach him. He will listen, and learn a snatch of this, a trill of that, but never a separate and entire melody.
But the master covers his cage, and then, in the dark, he listens to the one song he is to sing. He tries and tries again to sing that song, until it is learned, and he breaks forth in perfect melody; and then the cage is uncovered, and ever after he can sing it in the light.
Thus God deals with His creatures. He has a song to teach us, and when we have learned it amid the deep shadows of affliction, we can sing it ever afterward."—RH

"I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. I  will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings." Psalms 77:6-12.

"Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah." Psalms 32:7.

God Never Fails


"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." Deuteronomy 31:6.

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." 
Lamentations 3:22.

"And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed." Deuteronomy 31:8.

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You Are Not a Joke of Destiny!


"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee." Jeremiah 1:5.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11.

"The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee." Jeremiah 31:3.


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With Full Confidence. . .


"Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life." Psalm 42:7-8.

"Let us have more confidence in our Redeemer. Turn not from the waters of Lebanon to seek refreshment at broken cisterns, which can hold no water. Have faith in God. Trustful dependence on Jesus makes victory not only possible but certain. Though multitudes are pressing on in the wrong way, though the outlook be ever so discouraging, yet we may have full assurance in our Leader; for "I am God," He declares, "and there is none else" (Isaiah 45:22). He is infinite in power, and able to save all who come to Him. There is no other in whom we can safely trust." In Heavenly Places, p. 17.

"Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?" Jeremiah 18:14.

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He is Faithful


"In every circumstance, under every condition, the soul weighed down with grief and care or fiercely assailed by temptation, nay find assurance, support, and succor in the unfailing love and power of a covenant-keeping God." God's Amazing Grace, page. 157.

"Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?" Psalm 89:8.

"He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." Deuteronomy 32:4. 

"For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens." Psalm 89:2.



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You Are Accepted


"The relations between God and each soul are as distinct and full as though there were not another soul upon the earth to share His watchcare, not another soul for whom He gave His beloved Son." Steps to Christ, page 100.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered." Matthew 10:29-30.

  Precious Bible Promises for You!

Build Your Own Monument!





“If we keep uppermost in our minds the unkind and unjust acts of others we shall find it impossible to love them as Christ has loved us; but if our thoughts dwell upon the wondrous love and pity of Christ for us, the same spirit will flow out to others. We should love and respect one another, notwithstanding the faults and imperfections that we cannot help seeing. Humility and self-distrust should be cultivated, and a patient tenderness with the faults of others. This will kill out all narrowing selfishness and make us largehearted and generous.

“Cultivate respect for yourself because you are Christ's purchased possession. Success in the formation of right habits, advancement in that which is noble and just, will give you an influence that all will appreciate and value. Live for something besides self. If your motives are pure and unselfish, if you are ever looking for work to do, if you are always on the alert to show kindly attentions and do courteous deeds, you are unconsciously building your own monument.” Daughters of God, 143-144.


"In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old."  Isaiah 63:9

“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3.

"And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed." Deuteronimy 31:8.

Dream Big!



"I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope." Psalm 130:5.

"And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee." Psalm 39:7.

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance." Psalm 42:5.

"As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him." Psalm 18:30.

Encouraging Promises!


Do You Feel You Have Fallen Into a Hole And Can't Get Out?


"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11.


“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3.

"And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed." Deuteronomy 31:8.

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Faith Rises Above the Shadows


" My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him." Psalm 62:5.

"Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations." Deuteronomy 7:9.

"Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you." 1 Samuel 12:24.

"All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies." Psalm 25:10.




Don't Demerit Yourself!




“It is the privilege of everyone to so live that God will approve and bless him. You may be hourly in communion with Heaven; it is not the will of your heavenly Father that you should ever be under condemnation and darkness. It is not pleasing to God that you should demerit yourself. You should cultivate self-respect by living so that you will be approved by your own conscience, and before men and angels. It is not an evidence of true humility that you go with your head bowed down, and your heart filled with thoughts of self. It is your privilege to go to Jesus and be cleansed, and to stand before the law without shame and remorse. ‘There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.’ While we should not think of ourselves more highly than we ought, the Word of God does not condemn a proper self-respect. As sons and daughters of God, we should have a conscious dignity of character, in which pride and self-importance have no part.” —Daughters of God, page 142.


“Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.” Isaiah 43:4.

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Rest for body and soul

Are You Discouraged?



"Instead of thinking of your discouragements, think of the power you can claim in Christ's name....Let your thoughts be directed to the evidences of the great love of God for you. Faith can endure trial, resist temptation, bear up under disappointment." The Ministry of Healing, 488.

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." Matthew 7:7-8.

"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." 1 John 5:14-15.

"The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them." Psalm 145:19-19.

Is Your Heart Broken?

Is Your Past Too Dark?


Is your past too dark? Is there anything in your past for which you have never forgiven yourself? Do you have painful regrets? If you believe that your past is too dark, or if you did something long ago of which you are still ashamed and you carry that load upon your heart, let it go! Go to God and, if you have not asked His forgiveness, do, He will abundantly pardon! And then, forgive yourself and go on, free!

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14.

"Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:18-19.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9.

"I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins." Isaiah 43:25.

"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Romans 8:1.

"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4.

Ashamed?

He Will Renew Your Strength Day by Day


"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13.

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." Ephesians 6:10.


"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31.


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Do You Have Some Pent Up Anger?


"The blessing of God is a healing power, and those who are abundant in benefiting others will realize that wondrous blessing in both heart and life." Mind, Character and Personality, Vol. 1, page 60.

"Hard words beat upon the heart through the ear, awakening to life the worst passions of the soul and tempting men and women to break God's commandments. . . .Words are as seeds that are planted." Ibid. page 518.

Some people carry with them through their lives the memory of hateful words that were spoken to them, even in childhood. They resent the cruelty of those words and carry a painful burden that makes their lives bitter. Those burning words, spoken so long ago, and perhaps completely forgotten by the person who spoke them, have been recalled over and over again, until the soul is bowed down with trauma.
If you have had such an experience, let it go! Release it to the Lord and let Him take care of it and of those who hurt you. Go free in the grace of a loving Savior!

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A Longing Heart



"For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness." Psalm 107:9

"As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God." Psalm 42:1.

"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him." Psalm 62:5.

"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.' Psalm 63;1.


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Let the Future Rest




"Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matthew 6:34.

"Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever." Psalm 73:24-26.

"The apostle exalted Christ before his brethren as the One by whom God had created all things and by whom He had wrought out their redemption. He declared that the hand that sustains the worlds in space, and holds in their orderly arrangements and tireless activity all things throughout the universe of God, is the hand that was nailed to the cross for them. 'By Him were all things created,' Paul wrote, 'that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.'" Acts of the Apostles, pages 472-473. 

If the hand that holds the world guides your life, what have you to be afraid of? Give Him your life, let Him guide it!

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Rest for body and soul

Total Rest




"Let us turn from the dusty, heated thoroughfares of life to rest in the shadow of Christ's love. Here we gain strength for conflict. Here we learn how to lessen toil and worry, and how to speak and sing to the praise of God. Let the weary and the heavy-laden learn from Christ the lesson of quiet trust. They must sit under His shadow if they would be possessors of His peace and rest." Counsels on Health, pages 251-252.

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.

Rest for body and soul 

Is Your Heart Broken?

Reach Beyond the Shadows of Your Fears. . .



"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10.

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7.

"For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isaiah 41:13.

"As a loving child places his hand in that of his father, and walks with him in perfect trust whether it is dark or bright, so the sons and daughters of God are to walk with Jesus through joy or sorrow." That I May Know Him, page 250.

"But straightway Jesus spake unto them saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid." Matthew 14:27.


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Do You Want Love and Peace in Your Life?


One of the strongest memories from my youth was the story of a husband, broken to pieces by the fact that his wife had died because of his anger. No, he did not kill her, but he felt as if he had. They lived in a ranch, and when he was away, he held her responsible for bringing the cattle home. There was one day when busy with her work, she forgot and he insulted her to the point of breaking her heart. She promised tearfully that she would never forget to do it. One day, a terrible storm was coming, her husband was not home, and she was determined to keep her promise and to bring the cattle home.

She went out into the terrible weather and secured the cattle, but just as she was a few feet from the safety of her home, lightning struck her dead. Her husband's grief was beyond description, especially because his cruel words had caused her to risk her life so that she would not have to bear his insults anymore. This is not unusual, unfortunately there are people who die with their hearts broken by the way they have been treated by those they love the most, and then there are regrets, words that cannot be taken back, sorrow that will always be there. . .

"The largest share of life's annoyances, its heartaches, its irritations, is due to uncontrolled temper. In one moment, by hasty, passionate, careless words, may be wrought evil that a whole lifetime's repentance cannot undo. Oh, the hearts that are broken, the friends estranged, the lives wrecked, by the harsh, hasty words of those who might have brought help and healing! . . . In his own strength man cannot rule his spirit. But through Christ he may gain self-control." My Life Today, page 81.

"Those who take Christ at His word and surrender their souls to His keeping, their lives to His ordering, will find peace and quietude. Nothing of the world can make them sad when Jesus makes them glad by His presence. In perfect acquiescence there is perfect rest. The Lord says, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee" (Isaiah 26:3)." In Heavenly Places, page 249.

"From the Christian standpoint, love is power. Intellectual and spiritual strength are involved in this principle. Pure love has special efficacy to do good, and can do nothing but good. It prevents discord and misery and brings the truest happiness. Wealth is often an influence to corrupt and destroy; force is strong to do hurt; but truth and goodness are the properties of pure love."  My Life Today, page 179

"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." 1 John 4:8.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith." Galatians 5:22.

"A man at peace with God and his fellow men cannot be made miserable. Envy will not be in his heart; evil surmising will find no room there; hatred cannot exist. The heart in harmony with God is lifted above the annoyances and trials of this life." My Life Today, page 179.

"If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14;15.

"Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another." Romans 12:10.

"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." John 15:12.

"Love's agencies have wonderful power, for they are divine. The soft answer that "turneth away wrath," the love that "suffereth long, and is kind," the charity that 'covereth a multitude of sins' —would we learn the lesson, with what power for healing would our lives be gifted! How life would be transformed, and the earth become a very likeness and foretaste of heaven!" My Life Today, page 179

Is Your Heart Broken?