The writer Toser:."It's
doubtful that God can use anybody unless he is first deeply hurt.".This
was borne out in the life of an ancient
man named Job.
Release all to God.
Problems are so that we can learn to trust in God and Him alone. Perhaps
you too may have to sacrifice a dream that you have held and maybe just
never saw any green light in life for your dream. God can give you new
and better dreams and fulfil them too.
Or, maybe you are like most
people who may think the light is green for your life:.Proverbs
maybe you too were mentally persuaded behind the scenes
and that brought you to where you are right now:.2Chronicles
Trust Him! God knows
where He's taking you.
We are all not delivered
from the evil in the world to the same extent:.Galatians
1:4 "Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this
present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.".Better
read as from the original:."Who
gave himself for our sins delivering us from this present evil world, according
to the will of God and our Father".
It is the wish of the Great
Infinite One, that we no longer be affected by
Trials and sufferings are
necessary so that we get to know ourselves
God knows us:.Hebrews
12:10 "For they verily for a few days chastened
us after their own pleasure, but he for our profit, that we might be
partakers of his holiness.".All
trials are to bring one into a
relationship with God.
The Infinite One is all about
heart. This Infinite Intelligence will one day make up for it all:.1Peter
1:7 "That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of
gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the appearing
of Emmanuel the Christ."
There is our strength. A
decision of the mind brings power or the lack of it to the heart!
Those who make others feel welcome possess true strength. Those creating
fear create it because they themselves are fearful.
138:3 "In the day when I cried you answered me and strengthened me
with strength in my soul." Psalms
118:14 "The Lord is my strength and song and is become my salvation.".Psalms
18:1 ".....I will love thee, O Lord, my strength."
21:4,5 "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there
shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed
away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, Write, for these words are true and faithful."
6:10,11 "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour
of love, which you have shewed toward his name, in that you have ministered
to the saints and do minister.".See
3:22-26; 31-33 "It is of
the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail
not. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The Lord is
my portion, says my soul, therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good
unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. It is good that
a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord....For
the Lord will not cast off for ever. But though he
cause grief, yet will he have compassion
according to the multitude of his mercies. For he does not afflict.(original
'looking down at', 'browbeating').willingly.
'not in His heart to do').nor
'cause suffering to').the
children of men.(or,
'anything', or 'anyone')."
5:18 "In everything give thanks.(even
for the bad things; that is the way to rid them from you),
for this is the will of God in Christ Emmanuel concerning you."
4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me
to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised.".God
is a God of comfort.
6:13-18 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you
may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on
breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation
of the gospel of peace. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith
you are able to quench all the fiery
darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is
the word of God; Praying always with all prayer.(make
supplication in the Spirit.(praying
watching thereunto with all perseverance.(keep
your attention on how those in need are doing).and
supplication for all saints.(praying
earnestly for other's needs)."
To Encourage Others
It helps if you come to others
with good news that you may be excited about:.Proverbs
15:30 "The light of the eyes rejoices the heart and a good report makes
the bones fat."
More Encouraging Scriptures
Psalms 27:14; 37:23-25;
4:6; Galatians 6:9
From the Strauss Heart Drops
"What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance
like nobody's watching.
"Put Yourself On The Line
For Someone Else - It Could Have Snowball Effect!
"His name was Fleming and
he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for
his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped
his tools and ran to the bog.
"There, mired to his waist
in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself.
Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying
"The next day, a fancy carriage
pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman
stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming
had saved. "I want to repay you" said the nobleman. "You saved my son's
life." "No, I can't accept payment for what I did" the Scottish farmer
replied, waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came
to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.
"Yes" the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide
him with the level of education my son will enjoy. If the lad is anything
like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud
"And that he did. Farmer
Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, he graduated
from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London and went on to become
known throughout the world as the noted, Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer
"Years afterward, the same
nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.
What saved his life this time? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord
Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill."
All well and good, however
had they known about safe silver hydrosols,
they could have avoided the risky penicillin.