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.

Charles Swindoll Quote

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With each new dawn there is delivered to your door a fresh, new package called “today.”  All the grace we need will be supplied by Him as we live out that day.

From Psalm 9:10:  “And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.”

William Tyndale Quote

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To have a faith, therefore, or a trust in anything, where God hath not promised, is plain idolatry, and a worshipping of thine own imagination instead of God.

From Deuteronomy 5:8:  “You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth.”

William Tyndale (c. 1494 – c.1536) was an English Biblical scholar and linguist.  He became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation, and his writings were influenced by the thoughts shared from fellow reformer Martin Luther.

Father’s Love (Elfchen Series #149)



Darkest wilderness

Focusing on Light

Mercy shall be waiting


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Never forsaken

Conversation with God

Faithful trust connects daily


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Frozen outlook

Spirit’s warming presence

Gentle rain of grace


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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

God’s Quiet Place

From Luke 6:12:  “Now during those days He went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.”

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Needing to rest awhile

Overwhelmed, countless thoughts

Looking for special place

Mind bound in endless knots


Seeking time for prayer

Faced with fleeting choices

Searching for quiet place

Away from past voices


Hiking to mountaintop

Filled with Spirit’s insight

Trusting every new step

God welcomes with His light


Being alone with God

Bottled up words speak out

Praying for hours on end

Life’s course now comes about


Hearing from God’s wisdom

Blessed words offer grace

Quelling battle within

Always, God’s quiet place


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From Luke 5:16:  “Meanwhile, He would slip away to deserted places and pray.”

Woodrow Kroll Quote

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What you can’t go through on your own, God will help you fly over.

From Isaiah 40:31:  “But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Woodrow Kroll (born 1944) is an American pastor, Christian author, and radio host.  He has written over 50 books on the Bible and Christian living.

Charles Stanley Quote

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When affliction strips away every crutch, one has only the Lord to depend upon.  Though some people are destroyed by that kind of situation, others are built into undaunted believers.

From Proverbs 3:5-6:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Strength in Adversity

From Psalm 46:1:  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

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Imperfect life’s darkness

One more faltering step

Defeat again knocking

Discouragement’s doorstep


Observing faithful light

Glowing with lasting hope

Strength in adversity

Grasping mercy’s firm rope


Hearing Father, trust grows

Transforming future days

Faith journey maturing

Receiving grace, let’s pray


Evil’s message scuttled

Healing from Father’s hand

Peace brings lasting comfort

Affirming His commands


Beholding mighty works

Melting away concerns

Impossible vanquished

Trusting Father’s U-turn

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From the words of English-born preacher Charles Inwood:  “When God is going to do a wonderful thing, He begins with a difficulty.  When He is going to do a very wonderful thing, He begins with an impossibility.”

Shall Never Rest

From Psalm 23:1-3:  “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 right paths for His name’s sake.”

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Through life’s foggy mist

God’s mercy filled

With eternal peace

Feeling trust build


Darkness to light

God’s spirit flowing

Faith’s quiet brook

Leading and knowing


Greenest meadow calls

God’s deepest love

Creation’s wings stir

Flying above


No greater warmth

God’s grace melts away

Life’s icy outlook

Kneeling now, let’s pray


One heart transformed

God shall never rest

New day’s promise

Seeking another quest

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From 1 Chronicles 29:12-13:  “Riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all.  And now, our God, we give thanks to You and praise Your glorious name.”