Warren Wiersbe Quote

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True contentment comes from Godliness in the heart, not from wealth in the hand.

From Philippians 4:11-13:  “For I have learned to be content with whatever I have.  I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty.  In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need.  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Sustaining Refuge

From Psalm 31:1-2:  “In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in Your righteousness deliver me.  Incline Your ear to me; rescue me speedily.  Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.”

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Facing life’s overwhelming odds

Darkness invades, hope crashing down

Searching for sustaining refuge

Forsaking another showdown


Emptiness penetrates deeply

Faith weakening, now feeling mocked

Each empty promise calling out

Distant future forever locked


Calling to Father above

Reaching for His righteous-filled hand

Praying for heavenly rescue

Grasping mercy, fleeing quicksand


Light overcomes evil’s doomsday

God’s promises, always to trust

Mighty fortress restoring faith

Distant future looking robust

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From Psalm 31:14-15:  “But I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’  My times are in Your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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A life of strong faith doesn’t happen automatically or without any effort on our part.  Spiritual growth requires the appropriation of all the means God has provided to help us walk faithfully with Him.

From Hebrews 12:1-2:  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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How do you respond in times of crisis?  When you encounter trouble and distress and don’t know what to do . . . fix your eyes on your mighty God.

From 2 Chronicles 20:12:  “O our God, will You not execute judgment upon them?  For we are powerless against this great multitude that is coming against us.  We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”

God Will Provide

From Philippians 4:19:  “And my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

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Looking to Almighty God

Reigning over His creation

Following His guiding rod

Praying without cessation


Seeing that God will provide

Nourishing Word filled with grace

Sending Spirit, as our guide

Blessing man, follow His pace


Witnessing divine kindness

Offering daily praises

Removing sinful blindness

Navigating life’s mazes


Kneeling under mercy’s hand

Worshipping our Risen Lord

Escaping evil’s quicksand

Vanquishing enemy’s sword


Obeying Holy One’s voice

Standing always as faith’s rock

Providing life’s better choice

Trusting in heaven’s crosswalk


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From Psalm 34:10:  “The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

Charles Hodge Quote

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When we are weak, then are we strong.  When most empty of self, we are most full of God.

From Ephesians 3:17-19:  “And that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.  I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Charles Hodge (1797-1878) was an American theologian and Christian teacher.

Challenges Overcome

From Psalm 34:6:  “This poor soul cried and was heard by the Lord and was saved from every trouble.”

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Desiring smoother path

Journey faces pitfalls

Stressful days wait ahead

Darkness erecting walls


Showing what’s possible

Spirit lights Father’s way

Humbly see and follow

Walls crumble, new causeway


Turning toward Father

Life surrendered to Him

Troubled times diminished

Days no longer as grim


Tasting acts of goodness

Challenges overcome

Father’s peace now descends

Doubts reduced to breadcrumbs


Walking in Father’s love

Mercy remains steadfast

Every promise trusted

Faith transformed, hope recast

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From Psalm 34:19:  “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all.”

Max Lucado Quote

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The next time you’re disappointed, don’t panic and don’t give up.  Just be patient and let God remind you He’s still in control.

From Luke 8:15:  “But as for that in the good soil, these are the ones who, when they hear the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart and bear fruit with endurance.

Elisabeth Elliot Quote

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If my life is surrendered to God, all is well.  Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine!

From Psalm 34:19:  “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all.

Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was a Christian author and speaker.  She and her husband, Jim, spent time as missionaries in Ecuador.  

Taken From a Church Sign

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Don’t have anything to be thankful for?  Check your pulse!

From Psalm 103:1-2:  “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits.”