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The Lord Will Provide

By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.  Exodus 13:21 NIV Jehovah Jireh – the Lord will provide. His Name is a promise. A promise for provision. Rain in the desert. Sacrifice on the mountain. Comfort in the garden. Jehovah Jireh. The Lord provides. Does your soul cry…

Beloved

God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8  Even me. God loves even me – a rebellious, prodigal daughter. The one who gets it so wrong. The one who's harsh with words, quick to judge, selfish and self centered. The one who loses her temper and swears. I am His beloved. My name is written on the palms of His hands and nothing can snatch me away. Not my…

Have Courage

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV Be strong and courageous. Some definitions say not easily injured or subdued. Well established, a strong fort. I become injured and subdued with people I don’t want to offend or have conflict with. Instead of dealing with the problem, I often remain silent. Subdued. Injured. Fearful of a…

Love Came Down

And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger; because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7 NIV Love came after. After we fell from grace. After we rebelled and went our own way. After we worshiped idols. [bctt tweet="God's answer to all of it was Love." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] Love Came Down. Love came in human humility. To touch and teach. Defeat death with His Own. Rejoice…

Joy for all Seasons

“There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.” --Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Christmas is a time of joy. We gather around the table in friendship and love. For some, it means a full heart. For some, it means an empty chair. A chair where a loved one should be but isn’t. What do you do in a season of joy when…

Peace that Prepares

And through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in Heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1:20 NIV Peace. Peace with God comes through the trail of His blood - the One who came long ago. Came as a baby in a barn. Came to die. Peace with a price. A baby with a God sized mission – to rescue and restore humanity. He came as a human…

Waiting with Hope

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; His kingdom will never end.” Luke 1:30-33 NIV Prepare your heart. Hope is…

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…