Tuesday, March 20, 2012

God is at work...

Last night as I was attempting to go to sleep, I was praying that God would reveal Himself to me throughout this journey so that I could share what He was teaching me.  As I was praying I heard, "I already have."  Suddenly I realized that over the last year He has been giving me scripture after scripture of His hope & promises.  I have been saving them in my phone.  I thought I might share them with you.  My prayer is that they will help you as much as they help me.

No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you. (Joshua 1:5 NLT)

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. (1 Peter 1:6, 7 NLT)

"The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. (Zephaniah 3:17 NASB)

For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord . "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)

The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. (Psalm 145:14 NIV)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. (James 1:2-6 NIV)

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:13, 14 NIV)

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 NIV)

Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. (Psalm 142:6 NLT)

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV)  I think of "temptation" in this verse as also meaning any trial or struggle we may face.

Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 NASB)


Vilma's Blog said...

Hi Jana,
Your faith is going to lead you through this tough journey. We are going to be with you, too!
Hugs, love,

Bli said...

Hello Jana, I am now following your blog, I hope you don't mind. I am a lurker in many cross stitch groups (that is how I saw your information). I rarely speak, but I do follow along. I participate in the SALs, the games, the projects, and yes the prayer requests. I just do it from afar. LOL This time I thought I would speak up to you directly. I have prayed for you and I will pray with you as you go on this journey. Just know, you are not in this alone. I see there are many who are willing to hold your cyber hand when necessary, give you a cyber hug when necessary and who knows may even meet you one day on THIS side of the "gates". Please take heart. Now, on a more upbeat note, I think this is a marvelous way to share your journey! This may effect more people than you know in many positive ways. It certainly is helping me with a decision! I know everything happens for a reason. Hang in and hang on! He will not forsake you! He said it and it will be so!!!!