Saturday, August 15, 2009

When Trouble Comes and Things Go Wrong

Let us go quietly to God
when troubles come to us,
Let us never stop to whimper
or complain and fret and fuss,
Let us hide "our thorns" in "roses"
and our sighs in "golden song"
And "our crosses" in a "crown of smiles"
whenever things go wrong...
For no one can really help us
as our troubles we bemoan,
For comfort, help, and inner peace
must come from God alone...
So do not tell your neighbor,
your companion or your friend
In the hope that they can help you
bring your troubles to an end...
For they, too, have their problems,
they are burdened just like you,
So take your cross to Jesus
and He will see you through...
And waste no time in crying
on the shoulder of a friend
But go directly to the Lord
for on Him you can depend...
For there's absolutely nothing
that His mighty hand can't do
And He never is too busy
to help and comfort you.

HELEN STEINER RICE

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fighting Depression~Quick Scripture Reference

Put your hope in God when you are down cast.
Psalm 42:5-6

We may experience some tough situations, but we can avoid deep depression.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Words of comfort were given to the faithful of Israel as they became depressed while in Babylon. They were called to put their faith into action in their dark hour.
Isaiah 40

Fighting Depression

O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long you will look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand?

Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the light in my eyes, or I will die. Don't let my enemies gloat saying, "we have defeated him!" Don't let them rejoice at my down fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he has been so good to me.

Psalm 13
NLT

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Inspiring Classic~ GOD CALLING

Jesus, Thou are watching over us to bless and care for us.

Yes! remember that always-that out of darkness I am leading you to light. Out of unrest to rest, out of disorder to order. Out of faults and failure to perfection.
So trust Me wholly. Fear nothing . Hope ever. Look ever up to Me and I will be your sure aid.
I and My Father are one. So He who made the ordered, beautiful world out of chaos, and set the stars in their courses, and made each plant to know its season, can He not bring out of your little chaos peace and order?
And He and I are One, and you are Mine. Your affairs are Mine. It is My Divine Task to order My affairs-therefore yours will be ordered be Me

~A.J. Russell

Roses

Thank You Sitka