But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:21–23 ESV) The last couple of days have been tough in our home. Job says in chapter 7 that
Category: Pondering Mercy
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. (Colossians 3:15 ESV) The word peace, means quiet, rest, tranquil. In the context of having peace with Christ, Strong’s dictionary defines peace this way: “The tranquil state of a soul assured of its
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah (Psalm 68:19 ESV) As each morning comes, it seems that the heavy load of the death of Mercy gets lighter and lighter. We have had our ups and downs over the past 2–1/2 weeks; but in general it is getting easier.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3–4
Psalm 78:35 (ESV) “They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God their redeemer.” More than likely you do not write with the same equipment and apps that I do. I am currently typing on an Apple wireless keyboard that magically displays the letters I type to my iPad which rests on a
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18 ESV) It has been nearly two weeks since the death of Mercy. Karie’s body is recovering as good as could be expected. If you remember in a post a week ago, she was in great amounts of pain because her chest
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 ESV) I am still plugging through the list of verses that were sent to us just after we returned home from the hospital. I am looking at the verse above and thought it better to quote the verse in a little more context.
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7 ESV) Peace is not only the absence of conflict, but also
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
Jeremiah 1:5 (ESV) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” God knows us before we have any form in the womb whatsoever. While in the womb, before we are born, he consecrates us and appoints us