Saturday, June 4, 2011

Learning to Stay Close

"Welcome challenging times as opportunities to trust Me. 
You have Me beside you and My Spirit within you,
so no set of circumstances is too much for you to handle.
When the path before you is dotted with difficulties,
beware of measuring your strength against those challenges.
That calculating is certain to riddle you with anxiety. 
With Me, you wouldn't make it past the first hurdle!

The way to walk through demanding days is to 
grip My hand tightly and stay in close communication with Me.
Let your thoughts and spoken words be richly flavored
with trust and thankfulness. 
Regardless of the day's problems, 
I can keep you in perfect Peace as you stay close to Me."

-- Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, 
consider it an opportunity for great joy.

James 1:2 nlt

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me 
[I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him
 Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].

Philippians 4:13 amp

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace 
whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, 
because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

Isaiah 26:3 amp


Judy Herrema said...

I just read your post after I wrote to you! Thank you! It is just what I needed to hear!

Christa said...

It was just what I needed too, Mom.