Wednesday’s Words

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What I Need

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 NIV Sometimes it’s hard to be thankful. God is showing me the answer to life undone is often praise and gratitude. Instead of giving me what I want, God in His wisdom gives me what I need. God and I don’t always agree on what this means. Sometimes it means I need a hard lesson. Sometimes I need famine instead…

Never Forgotten

But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me” Isaiah 49:14 NIV Where are you God? I can’t find you in this mess. I pray and pray and all I hear is silence. You have forgotten me. Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Isaiah 49:15 NIV Is this for me? This world is so…

Bone Weary

I get tired, bone weary and worn out. Sometimes the battle wages on in spite of my best efforts. I’ve prayed. I’ve surrendered. I’ve read God’s Word. I’ve been faithful in what I know to do. I won't give up. The night doesn’t last forever. A new day is coming. Our Father, El Roi, the God who sees; sees me. [bctt tweet="Even when it's silent I can trust He is in my circumstances." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] I can't give up. The Lord…

No Worries

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” –Jesus, Luke 12:25   Life's circumstances include issues and problems - I worry about them all. I worry I will make the wrong decision. I worry about people and situations I can’t control. I worry about outcomes and potential consequences. I worry about hearing God and discerning His will and direction. [bctt…

My Refuge

Life moves and changes unexpectedly – there are seasons it feels unstable beneath my feet. I dig in and try harder to stand in shifting sand. I cry out to God, wondering where He is. Why isn’t He helping me? I remember - when I take control, He steps aside. He waits, a patient smile upon His Holy face. “Dear child, give it to me.” What seems simple goes against gravity. In God’s currency, the least are great, the poor,…

God Will Make A Way

    Is there a relationship or reality that looks hopeless? I’ve experienced circumstances and situations where it’s dark – I barely glimpse the dim light of hope. I want God’s restoration and redemption in the hard, dusty corners of life  – places where there seems to be no solution.     [bctt tweet="God makes a way where there is no way." username="Liz_Petruzzi"]   Impossible is His specialty. I come as a child, place my hand trustingly in His and…

Need A Lift?

The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:13-14 Does it feel like you’re standing in the middle of a mess? Life can be complicated and messy - I wonder what God is up to as I wait for the storm to pass. [bctt tweet="The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does." username="Liz_Petruzzi"]…

Restoration

Welcome to Wednesday’s Words - a short, mid-week devotional to encourage you. I’m kicking off this new addition with one of my favorite verses: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 God doesn’t promise we won’t have difficulty, challenges or problems. In fact, quite the opposite…