Wednesday’s Words

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Upheld

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous, right Hand. Isaiah 41:10 The peace of God guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Fear not. He helps and holds. Never fails. Jesus overcame the world. Nothing can snatch me from His Hand. [bctt tweet="I'm not in control but I am deeply loved by the One who is."…

Enduring Faith

How long must I wait? Will you forget me forever? How long will you turn your face away from me? Psalm 13:1 Jesus sets a race before me – one that requires endurance. To build endurance, I must wait and endure. Circumstances I don’t like.  Relationships that press but don’t crush. Painful past. Dreams turned to dust. Hope on hold. Faith perfecting tools in Holy Hands. Master Carpenter. Death conqueror. He endured the cross while despising the shame. He tells…

Rip Tide

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Revelation 2:5 Undertow of sin carries me far from shore. Arteries so clogged with my will, His lifeblood can’t get through. No longer my first love, the Lord becomes a consolation prize. A…

Temporary Trouble

And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord, and I will add fifteen years to your life.” 2 Kings 20:4-5 Prayer…

It is Finished

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His garments. Luke 23:34 It began with jealousy, greed, a garden kiss. Betrayal. Betrayal by one of His Own. A friend. A brother. Others deny knowing Him. When He needs them the most, they leave. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” In agony, Jesus prays. Sweat becomes drops of blood, falls to the ground. Jasmine scents the…

Psalm 13

[bctt tweet="Without the dark, we'd never see stars." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? This night is long. I keep waiting for you to show up, do something, rescue me. I pray and wait, try to have faith…but I can’t see or hear You. How long will You hide your face from me? It feels like You’ve abandoned me. I know Your Word says You never leave but I feel so alone. How long must I…

Rolled Stone

Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. Mark 16:2-4 They thought it was over. Jesus, Messiah, Savior of the world was dead. He was their miracle, hope and new beginning. They thought…

Draw Near

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help you in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 Draw near. Come proud, religious, liar, thief. Come as you are. I love you with an everlasting love. Weary? I give rest to souls. Stressed out? My ways are gentle and My yoke, light. Anxious? I am your strong tower. A refuge of safety and strength. Father to the fatherless. Deliverer…

In the Garden

Then He said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with Me. And going a little farther He fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will but as You will. Matthew 26:38-39 He knows the garden where sorrow lives and friends fail. The place where God is searched for bent and broken. Alone, afraid. A place of…

Living Sacrifice

“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” –Jesus John 4: 14 The woman came to the well. In need. She thought she needed water – But El Roi, the God who sees, saw all of her. He knew the good, the bad, the ugly. His vision pierces heart’s darkest places. “Thirst…