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Monday, February 28, 2011

Promises About God's Watchful Care

The Lord will keep you from all harm --he will watch over your life; 
the Lord will watch over your coming and going 
both now and forevermore.  
Psalm 121:7-8


Jesus said, "Look at the birds in the air; 
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, 
and yet your heavenly Father fees them. 
Are you not much more valuable than they?"  
Matthew 6:26


Cast all your anxiety on God because he cares for you.  
1 Peter 5:7


The Lord will not let your foot slip -- he who watches 
over you will not slumber.
Psalm 121:3

Monday, February 21, 2011

Living With or Without Regret

Ever wish you could start over?  Probably all of us have longed for another chance in some area of our lives.  We wouldn't necessarily have done things differently, just more or perhaps less.

The truth is we can't go back, only forward into uncharted territory.  To sit in our sorrow would lead to misery.  Although regret that leads to change is a dear friend, regret that leads to shame is a treacherous enemy.

So how do we live without allowing regret to rob us of our joy?  How about this insight to prompt us on:  "Lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5).

Sometimes, we are so certain we know something, we don't really.  Know what I mean?  There is no guarantee that if we had done a part of our lives differently things would end up any different.  We have to trust the God of the universe who directs the outcome of all things that he will do that which ultimately needs to be done (in spite of us, if necessary).

<i><u>Laughter for a Woman's Soul</u> by Patsy Clairmont</i>

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Promises About Trusting God

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never
forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9:10

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:4

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Proverbs 29:25

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. 
He cares for those who trust in him.
Nahum 1:7

He who trusts in the Lord will prosper.
Proverbs 28:25

Saturday, February 19, 2011

God Knows Us

We don't have to worry that God won't know us.  he has known us -each one of us- since he knit us together in our mothers' wombs (Psalm 139:13).

He knows us by name (Isaiah 43:1), and he'll never stumble over the pronunciation or forget who we are.  He wears our names on his hands (Isaiah 49:16).

And we can be assured that he knows more than just our names; he knows all about us (Psalm 139:3) - and loves us anyway!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Promises About God Knowing Us

Our Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and 
when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
Psalm 139:1-2

The Lord declared, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, 
before you were born I set you apart."
Jeremiah 1:5

The man who loves God is known by God.
1 Corinthians 8:3

I have engraved you on the palms of my hands, "says the Lord.
Isaiah 49:16

Thursday, February 17, 2011

He's Looking at You

She volunteered to sing at the local nursing home this past Sunday.  She wanted to bring a little joy to the residents who don't get out much.  Well, six people showed up.  Three ladies fell asleep before I started.  Another was off in a corner dancing to a tune that was different from the one I was singing, but the loudest one of all sat right up front, ust under my nose.  Her hearing aid was turned up too high, and it was giving off high-pitched whining noises.  Every time I began another song she cried out at the top of her lungs, "Oh,no, she's going to sing again!"

Do you ever feel as if no one seems to notice or appreciate you?  God sees our hearts, and that's all he cares about.  He doesn't miss a single moment of a life lived out for him.  If everyone in your audience has dozed off or danced off to another tune, you might want to check again.  There, in the corner, is God, watching and listening and appreciating you.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Promises About God's Love & Rejoicing

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, 
he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Psalm 147:11
The Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
Psalm 149:4

The Lord will take delight in you.
Isaiah 62:4

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Promises About God's Gift's

The Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold from
those whose walk is blameless.
Psalm 84:11
Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17
We have different gifts, acording to the grace given us.
Romans 12:6
You do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our
Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.
1 Corinthians 1:7

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Promises of Childlike Laughter

Our mouths were filled with laughter,, our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
"The Lord has done great things for them."
Psalm 126:2

God has brought me laughter.
Genesis 21:6

Jesus said, "Blessed are you who weep now for you will laugh."
Luke 6:21