Wednesday, July 18, 2012

on faith...

I don't really write often about my personal afflictions, but there have been a few things that have been on my mind lately...  I'd rather not go into the specifics, but I've at least acknowledged that I need not to take things into my own hands and just give them up to the Big Man Upstairs...

My daily reminders...

Matthew 19:26 reminds us that, "...With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds us that we should that we should, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

2 Corinthians 12:9 reminds us that, ..."My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

Philippians 4:6-7 reminds is, Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

On fear...

On weakness...

On strength...

On timing...

On prayer...


  1. Amen to all of this Amanda! I live on I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me because I know I am here for that bigger purpose. All of these verses resonate with me. I also love If God is for us, who could be against us. When times are tough, I always have to go back to God and remember why I'm here. Thankfully he always sends us reminders! Thanks for sharing girl!

  2. Hi Amanda! So sorry you are going through a bad time, I send you a big hug dear!:*

  3. Always good to remember when we try to control our own lives. I heard on a tv show the other day "Man plans, and God laughs." He knows when things in our lives are supposed to happen. We just have to wait and be patient. Sending you a big hug as well (until I can see you in person and then you get a for-real hug).

  4. I also love "If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it"

    This is definitely something I've been needing to work on. Whether we believe in God or not, life has a way of working things out in it's own time. Its hard not to trust this for some reason, but anxiety and fighting it usually just make the situation backfire.... Hang in there!

  5. thanks for the reminders! i think everything happens for a reason. hope you have a good rest of your week.


  6. Hang in there sweetie. God is good. I came across a quote earlier which goes something like this "When you are too weak to stand just kneel down and pray. " I hope everything turns out alright for you.

  7. I love the timing quote. That's often the hardest one for me to remember. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great post! Sometimes it is hard for me not to be anxious about things. I sometimes forget that God is in control.


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  9. Well, I'm going to pray for you! Just know nothing bad lasts. Have FAITH, which you do and keep moving forward trusting in GOD.

  10. I was visiting from Social Sunday, but decided to keep reading your posts. I needed to see this today; so glad you felt the urge to post it, and so glad I kept reading! :)


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