Life’s Messages (Elfchen Series #81)



Lasting foundation

Steadfastly built upon

Holy Word of God


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Darkening journey

God’s light filling

Our lantern of hope


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Faltering trust

Sin’s empty promises

Driving us toward God


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Charles Stanley Quote

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Take a moment to ask the Lord if anything is clouding your internal signals, and trust in His promise to make your path straight.

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.”

Monday Memories: Carry Our Burdens

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With weariness

Life’s heavy burdens

Causing missteps and stumbles



With light

Our Lord shines

Trusting always in Him



Our burdens

Upon His shoulders

Jesus will sustain us



In spirit

Humble in heart

He will deliver us



Reigning above

Immovable spirit

Lessens our taxing burdens



Sending protection

The Good Shepherd

Caring for His flock



Washed away

By Christ’s blood

Our burdens grow lighter



His Salvation

Following Jesus Christ

Our Lord and Savior



Jesus waits

We come forward

Bearing one another’s burdens



With devotion

For one another

Reborn again through Christ



We believe

Follow God’s Son

Victory over our sins


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Rest Assured

From Psalm 42:2-3:  “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When shall I come and behold the face of God?  My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me continually,Where is your God?'”

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Darkness comes upon

Evil drawing near

Thirsty and hungry

There’s nothing to fear


Discouraged feelings

From dark, fallen world

Approaching Father

His Spirit unfurled


Rest assured with God

Observing our tears

Hearing nightly cries

Boldly He shall steer


Facing life’s hardships

Never giving up

Faith shall overcome

Overflowing cup


Believing in God

Trusting divine walk

Casting away storms

Grace shall always talk


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From Psalm 42:11:  “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.”

Charles Spurgeon Quote

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To trust God in the light is nothing, but trust Him in the dark–that is faith.

From Romans 13:12:  “The night is far gone, the day is near.  Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Our part.  Trust God wholeheartedly, in every corner of life, recognizing that He is the One in charge.

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.”

Always First

From Exodus 20:1-3:  “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before Me.”

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Jesus tempted by Satan

Making His choice very clear

Placing Father always first

Walking in trust, without fear


Moses affirming God’s law

Following the Great I Am

Leading Israel to truth

Bearing faith of Abraham


God deserves our attention

Casting away sinful ways

Stepping in footprints of Christ

Hearing treasured Word each day


Always first, focus on God

Needing Christ’s mercy and love

Entering Kingdom’s blessings

Forgiving call from above


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From Psalm 100:1-2:  “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come into His presence with singing.”

Max Lucado Quote

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God is God.  He knows what He is doing.  When you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart.

From Psalm 118:8-9:  “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in mortals.  It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.”

Righteous Living

From Jeremiah 29:11-12:  “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.  Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you.”

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Fulfilling His promises

Creating from His design

Cherishing every life

In God’s hands, futures shall shine


Calling upon our Father

Hearing our daily prayers

Listening with faithfulness

Blueprints, He lovingly shares


Restoring life’s direction

Gathering each of His flock

Distributing peacefulness

Spirit works around the clock


Teaching life’s daily lessons

Noting yesterday’s hardships

Offering timeless blessings

Tomorrow, we trust God’s script


Believing with faithful trust

Accepting our Father’s grace

Spending time with Gospel’s Word

Righteous living, life’s new base 


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From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “If we want to discover the Lord’s best for our life, we must trust that His way is better than our plans and desires.”