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Strong Tower

The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. Proverbs 18:10 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Grace and peace multiplied. In His great mercy, He allows us to be born again. Living hope. Resurrection from death to life. Imperishable inheritance kept in Heaven. Unfading. Faith guarded salvation. Joy in trials. Steadfastness produced through testing. Glory to God. His Word lights my path. Labor of love. Hope that holds.…

New Song

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 The Lord is my strength and my song. My salvation. The God I praise. Night presses long. He promises joy in the morning. Walks with me through shadows and valleys. Upholds me with His righteous, right Hand. He is my strength and shield. Help in time of need. Rock of salvation. He rejoices with gladness. Quiets with His…

Against the Grain

For am I now seeking the approval of man or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 I hate being misunderstood. It’s one of the most frustrating things for me – I’m saying something, doing something and people (even people who are supposed to know me) interpret it another way. Put their own spin on it. Tell me I’m not…

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…

Spin Cycle

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. --Matthew 11:29    Sometimes I won’t let go so I get dragged. I keep hoping things will change and someone will wake up. I don’t want to accept reality. The situation is painful and heart breaking - if I just tried harder….. Insanity makes me insane. Attempting to fix what is broken. Playing God because I don’t think He will do what’s needed. Obviously He…

Be Still

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Psalm 37:7 ESV It feels like nothing’s happening. I pray and wait. He fights for me.   [bctt tweet="The Lord fights for me - I only have to be silent; be still." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] His plans and timing are perfect. I wait in anticipation and silence. I wait and wonder. He works.…

Do Not Fear

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 I’m afraid, Lord – this world is unpredictable, scary. It feels so out of control. You are with me - You never leave. You hold all things together. Peace is the promise. I find rest in You, Lord. The Name of the Lord…

Forgive and Get Free

“Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.”   --davewillis.org Without exception, the hardest work I’ve ever done is the work of forgiveness. Forgiveness is difficult because - I don’t always want to forgive. I’ve been hurt deeply. My trust was betrayed. My heart and mind cry out for justice. It feels unforgiveable - yet I must forgive. I know forgiveness is for me – so I won’t become…