Of course you’ll encounter trouble. But behold a God of power who can take any evil and turn it into a door of hope.
From Colossians 1:26-27: “The mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to His saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Faith is not merely you holding on to God–it is God holding on to you.
From 1 Peter 5:6-7: “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”
The Lord Jesus by His Holy Spirit is with me, and the knowledge of His presence dispels the darkness and allays any fears.
From Isaiah 41:10: “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.”
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
Choose your friends carefully and wisely. Gossips usually gravitate to gossips. Rebels run with rebels. You want to be wise? Choose wise friends.
From 1 Corinthians 15:33: “Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals.”
The alternative to discipline is disaster.
From 1 Corinthians 9:24-25: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.”
The Bible has been so many words to us–clouds and darkness, then all of a sudden the words become spirit and life because Jesus re-speaks them to us in a particular condition. That is the way God speaks to us, not by visions and dreams, but by words.
From Psalm 97:2: “Clouds and thick darkness are all around Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.